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Friday, January 28, 2011

Advice From Jerry Maguire's Mentor

"I LOVE getting up in the morning! I clap my hands and say THIS is going to be a great day!"

"Unless you love everybody, you can't sell anybody."

"Roll with the punches, tomorrow is another day."

"The key to this business is personal relationships."

"If this [points to heart] is empty, this [points to head] doesn’t matter."

"Hey... I don’t have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I have failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my life. I love my wife. And I wish you my kind of success." ~ Dicky Fox (a fictional character)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


To abuse or harm someone is an act of choice or free will by the abuser. Abuse is never deserved. ~ Messages From The Masters

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mental illness never robbed her of her humanity, rather, it provided spiritual strength.

Marie Balter, a woman who was misdiagnosed and kept in a state mental hospital for 20 years. Later she learned she had suffered from a form of depression and panic disorder, not schizophrenia. She has returned to the hospital as a full-time administrator after she earned a master's degree at Harvard.

''I wouldn't have grown one bit if I didn't learn to forgive,'' she said in a recent interview. ''If you don't forgive your parents or your children or yourself you don't get beyond that anger."

''Forgiving is a way of reaching out from a bad past and heading out to a more positive future.''

"Now, as I look back on my life, I can honestly say I wouldn't change it. The pain and suffering have brought me psychological understanding and spiritual strength. I still feel the pain when I reflect on those experiences, but while once they would throw me deeper and deeper into anxious despair, now they feed my desire to keep growing."

Marie Balter, a courageous soul.


Monday, January 17, 2011

When Things Don't Go Your Way

"When my grandchild­ren look back at their grandmothe­r and see that the winds didn't go her way (and they surely did not), she adjusted her sails." ~ Elizabeth Edwards

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Promises and Trust

"The reason I so rarely break promises to other people? It breaks trust. Without trust, there's no relationship."
~ Oprah


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Turning Your Life Around

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." ~ Willie Nelson

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Bee

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." ~ Albert Einstein


Saturday, January 1, 2011

1-11-1! Gratitude

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." ~ Melody Beattie

"Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or to another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection." ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach


"Everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefulness, and gratefulness is a measure of our aliveness."

"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy."

"Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual." ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast


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