What is life?
Life is a gift...accept it
Life is an adventure...dare it
Life is a mystery...unfold it
Life is a game...play it
Life is a struggle...face it
Life is beauty...praise it
Life is a puzzle...solve it
Life is opportunity...take it
Life is sorrowful...experience it
Life is a song...sing it
Life is a goal...achieve it
Life is a mission...fulfill it
--Taken from Even Eagles Need a Push ---Author David McNally
--- Submitted by Lisa Antonishek
" Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see.
Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere.
But if you listen to the sound of your own voice,
You can rise above doubt and judgement.......
And you can see forever. "
--- Nancy Kerrigan ---
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than
the past, than education, than money, then circumstances, than failures,
than successes, than what other people think, say, or do. It is more important
than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church,
a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we
will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain
way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string
we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90%
how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.
" Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. "
Mary Jean Iron
Your heart sees before your eyes do. Thomas Carlyle
Laughter comes from God. Sophocles
Joy is the serious business of Heaven. C. S. Lewis
No man truly has joy unless he lives in love. St. Thomas Aquinas
Santas message is simply this: Magical possibilities exist in the universe. Sam Rosenberg
We must not only give what we have, we must also give what we are. Desire Joseph Mercier
Oh, give your gifts with spirit warm, and not because you must conform. Kay Riley
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul upon another. George Elliot
The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return. Maria Edgeworth
While we teach, we learn. Seneca
We are each others reference points at our turning points. Elizabeth Fishel
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. Unknown
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. Donna Roberts
A friend is someone in whom you can confide. The secret chambers of our soul open to his touch on the latch. J.E. Dinger
A blessed thing is for any man or woman to have a friend; one human soul whom we can trust utterly; who knows the best and the worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults; who will speak the honest truth to us, while the world flatters us to our face, and laughs at us behind our back; who will give us counsel and reproof in the day of prosperity and self-conceit; but who, again, will comfort and encourage us in the day of difficulty and sorrow, when the world leaves us alone to fight our own battle as we can. Charles Kingsley
Kind words are the music of the world. They have power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as though they were some angels song which had lost its way and come to earth. Frederick William Faber
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit betterto know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whole-hearted, ready laughter heals, encourages, relaxes anyone within hearing distance. The laughter that springs from love makes wide the space around itgives room for the loved one to enter in. Real laughter welcomes. Eugenia Price
What made us friends in the long ago when we first met? Well, I Think I know; the best in me and the best in you hailed each other because they knew that always and always since life began our being friends was part of Gods plan. George Webster Douglas
Friendship is like a prism through which the many variations of beauty are revealed in our lives. Unknown
There are no mistakes, no coincidences; all events are blessings given to us to learn from. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Friendship: one soul in two bodies. Pythagorus
A friend is a second self. Cicero
Life is change; growth is optional. Karen Kaiser Clark
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. Iris Murdoch
Learn to get in touch with the silence within and know that everything in life has purpose. Elisabeth Kubler Ross
A ship in port is safe, but thats not what ships are built for. Grace Murray Hopper
There is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Theresa
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. Indira Gandhi
Follow your instincts. Thats where true wisdom manifests itself. Oprah Winfrey
There are some men and women in whose company we are always at our best. All the best stops in our nature are drawn out, and we hear music in our souls never felt before. Henry Drummond
The way to love someone is to lightly run your finger over that persons soul until you find a crack, and then gently pour your love into the crack. Keith Miller
Instead of a gem, or even a flower, if we could cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend; that would be giving as the angels give. George McDonald
Friendship is something that raised us almost above humanityit is the sort of love one imagines between angels. C. S. Lewis
Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to take the risks of responding with the whole heart. Alex Noble
If you hear a different drummerdreamer, take the chanceThe road you choose to travel means the difference in the dance. D. Morgan
If something makes your heart sing,
that's God's way of telling you it's a
contribution He wants you to make.
Sharing our gifts is what makes us happy.
We're most powerful, and
God's power is most apparent on
the earth, when we're happy.
" It is better to Believe than to Disbelieve,
In so doing you bring everything to
the realm of possibility."
" Today I look in the mirror and say, "I love myself. I am my best friend." Today I tell another person of his or her kindness. Today I speak words of encouragement to three people. Today I remember an old kindness and say "Thank you again". My thought for today is "Unconditional Love". I think that thought often. Today I smile at a stranger."
Copyright 2000 Annita Merriweather
" Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get
Only with what you are expected to give
Which is everything. "