Monthly Archives: April 2012

Worry

Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
Vance Havner

Little minds have little worries. Big minds have no room for worries.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never want to dwell on spilled milk or worry about something that’s not life threatening.
Nick Price

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

Worry distorts our thinking, disrupts our work, disquiets our soul, disturbs our body, disfigures our face. It destroys our friends, demoralizes our life, defeats our faith and debilitates our energy.
William Ward

The Power of Work

Work is love made visible.
Kahlil Gibran

The cure for boredom is not diversion, it is to find some work to do, something to care about.
John Gardner

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
James Allen

The road to success is paved with sweat and calluses.
Tiger Woods

As kids, sports energized us; it was a great outlet, and our success or failure was pretty much up to us. I always tell kids they can do anything they want as long as they’re willing to work for it.
Yogi Berra

Great Potential

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Sir Winston Churchill

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
Henry Drummond

Everyone has in him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be. How much you can love. What you can accomplish. And what your potential is.
Anne Frank

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
Picabo Street

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved.
Thomas Watson

When Bad Things Happen

The price of progress is trouble.
Charles Kettering

Trouble is a part of life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Dinah Shore

There is no man in this world without some manner of tribulation or anguish, though he be king or pope.
Thomas à Kempis

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry Kaiser

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
Henry Ward Beecher

The Power of Commitment

The reward goes to him who plods along unruffled, refusing to become angry with himself or the results of his efforts.
Bobby Jones

They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long distance runner.
Chuck Knox

Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Charles Lindbergh

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that precedes the victory.
Karen Livingston

It’s the people who stop to consider their hurt and heartache who usually fall short of their goals. Some even drop out altogether just because they experience a little disappointment or sorrow. You’ve got to play through your pain if you want to make it where you’re going.
George Foreman

Each Child is Unique

It’s the people who feel strong and good about themselves inside who are best able to accept outside differences – their own or others’. We help children develop this ability every time we affirm how special they are to us for being themselves.
Fred Rogers

Dad never tried to dictate to me what I should do with my life. He never tried to put his blueprint for my life over mine. His attitude was, “I’m going to teach you basic values. I’m going to unconditionally love you. And I’m going to expect you to chart your own way in life.”
George W. Bush

Instead of saying to your daughter, “I love you because you’re so beautiful,” tell her that you love her because there is no one else in the world like her.
Dr. Meg Meeker

Every second we live is a new and unique moment. And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capital of France. We should say to each of them, “Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been another child like you.”
Pablo Casals

How to Pray

Good morning, God, I love You. What are You up to today? I want to be part of it.
Norman Grubb

Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things above all that we ask or think.
Andrew Murray

In prayer always express willingness to accept God’s will. Ask for what you want, but be willing to take what God gives you. It may be better than what you ask for.
Norman Vincent Peale

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

Prayer is surrender – surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boat hook from a boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but aligning my will with His.
E. Stanley Jones