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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Be an optimist and try to see the opportunity in every misfortune, not a pessimist that sees misfortune in every opportunity.

The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.
You can develop success from every failure.
Discouragement and failure are two stepping stones to success.

No other elements can do so much for you if you're willing to study them and make them work for you.

View every problem as an opportunity.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Live your Dreams

Your mind is your mental workshop.  You can build anything you want in it.

Visualize what you want in your mind.  See it, feel it, taste it, and believe in it.  Make your mental blueprint and then begin build.

First, think about what you want out of life.  The beginning always takes place in your imagination.

Then organize your thoughts into definitive plans.

Next, it's time to transform your thoughts into reality by taking some positive action.

Visualize, then actualize your success.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


There is no force more potent than love.  Take away love and your world is a tomb.
Your life echoes emptiness without love.  With it, your life will vibrate with warmth and meaning. Even during hardship, love will shine through.
As you look back upon the events in your life you will find that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
If you have it, you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have.
Therefore, search for love.  Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live.
Love is the most important ingredient to your success.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Problems are just opportunities in disquise

"I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties."

James Cash Penney
1875-1971, Founder of J.C. Penney Stores

Friday, February 24, 2012


The dreams you choose to believe in come to be.
When you feel in your innermost being that you will achieve what you set out to do, you open the way for miracles.
Choose to believe something good can happen. Expecting it to happen energizes your goal and actually gives it momentum.
What you expect to happen, happens. Life responds to your outlook.
If you want to succeed beyond your wildest expectations, you have to begin with some wild expectations.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A very smart friend once said...

Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go.

Friday, February 10, 2012


Happiness lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. Happiness does not come from doing easy work. but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demands your best.

Your personal growth itself contains the seed of happiness. You cannot pursue happiness by itself. There is no happiness except in the realization that you have accomplished something.

Happiness thrives in activity. It's a running river, not a stagnant pond.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Loving your work makes the difference.

If you enjoy what you do, you'll be successful.
If you don't enjoy what you do, you won't be successful.

Your chances for success are directly proportional
to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.

If you have a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.  You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind, enjoyment, and happiness which comes only when you find the work that you like best.

You don't pay the price for success.  You enjoy the price for success.

Work is love made visible.

Friday, February 3, 2012


There is no shortage of opportunity. Everyday you are presented  with countless chances to be, or do whatever you desire.
Luck is a matter of preparation  meeting opportunity.
Don't miss out on an opportunity because you're not prepared. 

Your preparation is absolutely essential. To achieve success, you must have self discipline. You must increase your knowledge  and develop your skills.
You're always in the right place at the right time when you're prepared.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Sooner or later you'll experience a crisis in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success.

Since the beginning of time, everyone has been called upon to meet such a crisis.

A closer look will show you that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.  In fact, most changes in your life will take place out of either "inspiration" or "desperation."

Whatever comes your way, give it meaning and transform it into something of value.  Your personal growth is the process of responding positively to change.

A precious stone cannot be polished without friction, nor humanity perfected without trials.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A couple of blogs that inspire me

I consider myself a rookie when it comes to blogging.  I have only been blogging for a little over a year but I have been reading and enjoying blogs for much longer than that.  

Some people require coffee first thing in the morning but not me…give me my daily dose of blogs.  I have a bit of a routine now.  I usually remove myself from my nice warm bed around 5’ish each morning and head straight for my laptop to catch up on some light blog reading.  What can I say but “be still my lil blogging heart”  I would be lost without my daily required reading material.

Since my blog has been geared lately toward inspirational and encouraging words I felt that it was only fair to share with you some of the blogs that I find inspirational.  I am only going to list two here because I assure you once you feast your eyes upon these  bloggers – you too will be hooked on their daily words of life.

First I would like to introduce to you Kendall Boggs.  She calls herself a “blog-a-holic”.  She too is a southernbelle whose words seem to reach out from the screen and touch your heart.  She writes about the wonderful things in her life and also the not so wonderful things.  She is not afraid to put it all out there.    As I said – all you need to do is read her blog and you will see how she can touch your soul.    In addition to a wonderful blogger – she is an incredible artist.  Matter of fact – she is having a Giveaway on her blog right now.  Run – do not walk to check out her blog!  She is a wonderful inspiration and full of grace and charm!

Now – let’s talk about a another blog that just perks me right up.  I LOVE this blog and the BONUS is that this blogger lives here in Dallas.  Now let me say – I have lived in the Dallas area for many years and I am learning so much about Dallas that I didn’t know thanks to this blog.  I must admit…I live vicariously through this writer’s words.  She is so honest and so talented that  I find myself reading her blog before reading any others.   This blog has even inspired me to join a Book Club! Let me tell you – the girls in this group know how to conduct a Book Club.  It is like an adventure each and every month.  I have also found myself reading the same books that they read each month!  This  blog is a MUST read on your blog list.  Trust me – you will be so happy to find this blog! Enjoy all that Dallas has to offer through her eyes and her words!  I think that you too will find this blogger is charming, engaging and just embraces life!

Happy reading!