Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 20, 2012

Setbacks and stressors are bridges to be crossed to our goals… not barricades to keep us from them.

– Stephen Pierce, Speaker and Author
Man’s greatest actions are performed in minor struggles.  Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes – obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.
– Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Write
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?
– Marcel Marceau

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 17, 2012

Maybe you can’t change the whole world, but if you have love in your heart you can make small differences every day, which really does change the world, one life at a time.

– Kristina Koncz, Customer Experience Specialist

Your diligence and nurturing will protect and inspire many people in your lifetime. Acknowledge, and cherish, every single quality you have, and use it, and leverage it to the fullest. Make room daily for your own time and space, so that you are able to open your door generously to others.

– Teresa Heinz

Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 16, 2012


 We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

– John Dryden, 1631-1700, Poet and Playwright

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take – choose the bolder

–  W.J. Slim

I praise loudly; I blame softly.

– Catherine the Second (1729-1796) Russian Empress

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.

– Joshua L. Liebman


Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 15, 2012


It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.

– Henry James

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

– Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

– Foster C. McClellan

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 14, 2012


Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost part of your life.

– Michael Leboeuf

You can find on the outside only what you possess on the inside.

– Adolfo Montiel Ballesteros

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

– James Truslow Adams


Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 13, 2012

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
— Marilyn vos Savant
What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for.
– Joe Vitale, Author and Speaker
The hero of the future will be that individual with the great mission to overcome the mass feeling of alienation and self-inadequacy. He will recognize that this struggle starts not with his community, nor even with his principal organization, but rather it starts with himself.
– Eugene E. Jennings

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 10, 2012


The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

– John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946, Economist
One of the greatest things in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You’re the one who’ll decide what you want to be.
– Jaime Escalante, 1930-2010, Educator
Make the decision to serve wherever you go and to whomever you see. As long as you are serving, you will be receiving. The more you serve, the more confidence you will gain in the miraculous effects of this principle of life.
– Greg Anderson