Monthly Archives: November 2014

Possessions

The things that matter most in this world are those that carry no price tag, for they can neither be bought nor sold at any price.
Suze Orman

We didn’t have much, but we sure had plenty.
Sherry Thomas

When we’re bombarded with images on TV that promise a happier, sexier and more fulfilled life, we naturally want to run out and buy, or dial up and order, whatever it takes to have that life. Truth is, the fewer commercials we’re exposed to, the more content we are with what we have. Watch less, want less.
Paula Jhung

We are more than what we have.
Don Wilson

I never thought of us as rich or poor. We always had enough. We never had a car and we didn’t have a radio. My father’s little motorbike was the family transportation. I never thought about what we didn’t have; I am still that way. All around me I see people making themselves unhappy with such thoughts.
Luciano Pavarotti

The Power of Self-Discipline

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it’s a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Julie Andrews

Along any journey to success are found many enticing distractions. Discipline is the principle that defeats temptation.
Stephen Covey

When I go to work in the morning, things I don’t like to do I do right away. By getting those done right away you are able to put a positive spin on the rest of your day.
Rick Pitino

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Aristotle

The man with the capacity for self-discipline can tell himself to do the truly important things first. Therefore, if there is not enough time to go around and something must be neglected, it will be the less essential tasks. It is this man that can carry out his own instructions to do what he says he will do and make himself finish the job which he starts.
Ray Kroc

When Bad Things Happen

The iron crown of suffering precedes the golden crown of glory.
Anonymous

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts.
St. Francis de Sales

Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed.
Edward Judson

Be Grateful

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
Daniel Webster

I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
Gwyn Thomas

Remember the wonderful blessings that come to you each day from the hands of a generous God, and forget the irritations that would detract from your happiness.
William Ward

Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. It will change your perspective of your day and your life.
Oprah Winfrey

About ninety percent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety percent that are right and ignore the ten percent that are wrong.
Dale Carnegie

Kindness

When I was young, I admired intelligent people. Now I admire kind people.
Abraham Heschel

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.
Richard Dehmal

The best portion of a good life is the little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth

Whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
Proverbs 14:31

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
‘Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
‘Til in heaven the deed appears –
Pass it on.
Henry Burton

Great Rewards

The highest reward for your work is not what you get for it, but what you become by it.
John Maxwell

Profit is a by-product of work; happiness is its chief product.
Henry Ford

You may be sure that everything you put into your art will give you full return.
Leroy Neiman

What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.
Proverb

There’s no thrill in easy sailing, when the skies are clear and blue.
There’s no joy in only doing things, which anyone can do.
But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take.
When you reach a destination that you thought you’d never make.
Spirella

Gaining Wisdom

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.
Benjamin Franklin

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5

Knowledge is horizontal; wisdom is vertical and comes from above.
Billy Graham

I daily ask the Lord for wisdom.
Dan reeves

Do you know what I’ve discovered about the Lord? He doesn’t give wisdom on credit. He doesn’t advance you a bundle of insight. Do you know when He gives us words and wisdom and insight? Right when we need them.
Charles Swindoll