Monthly Archives: February 2015

Benefits of Exercise

If there is a fountain of youth, it has to be exercise.
Gary Player

I’m convinced that, as I get older, I shall increase, rather than decrease, the amount of exercising I do.
Jack Nicklaus

Exercising and eating right are two of the most important things you can do to enhance your well-being and keep up with the rush of life’s oncoming challenges.
Mary Lou Retton

It is remarkable how one’s wits are sharpened by physical exercise.
Pliny the Younger

Exercise is the most overlooked secret of happiness. Exercise produces neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine that enable us to be happy. Exercise also makes us proud of our bodies, proud of how we look and feel, proud of what we can do.
Dr. Frank Pittman III

Work

Each person’s work is a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Don’t work hard only when your master is watching and then shirk when he isn’t looking; work hard and with gladness all the time, as though working for Christ, doing the will of God with all your hearts.
Ephesians 6:6 (TLB)

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Leonardo da Vinci

Once you are sure your dream is right, dedicating yourself completely to it necessarily involves a clear-cut decision of your will. It also means pledging an unstinting, joyous and lavish giving of all your time, effort and talent.
Catherine Marshall

Keep Learning

Solon, the sage of Athens, was asked the secret of strength and youth. He replied: “I learn something new every day.”
Orison Marden

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
George Santayana

We have to think of different ways to learn and grow every day. Because when you stop growing, you start to decay.
Mike Krzyzewski

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Earl Weaver

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford

Family Time

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

I make a lot of money and I’ve given a lot of it to charities, but I’ve given all of myself to my wife and the kids, and that’s the best donation I’ll ever make.
Bill Cosby

I would much rather be around my family. The times you have to get up in the middle of the night and hold one of your children because they’re scared of the lightning. Or changing diapers. That togetherness far outweighs the times you don’t get to sleep in.
Shawn Bradley

I have observed that when our family spends unstructured time together, God brings wonderful things to pass.
Adrian Rogers

One of the simplest ways to maintain a sense of family unity and belonging is to set around a table together for a meal. Since plenty of distractions eat away at this family tradition, you need to be intentional – and often sacrifice other things – to make it work. So turn off the TV. Set the table with candles. Make conversation the focus of the meal. Keep the comments positive.
Elisa Morgan and Carol Kuykendall

Help Others

There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed.
Alan McGinnis

To improve your self-image, do something for someone else.
Anonymous

Deep down, we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win too.
Fred Rogers

One of my goals and passions is to help people and I love doing it.
Tiger Woods

My parents taught me that life’s not centered on me alone. Doing service work was an important part of my week, whether I tutored kids after school, participated in charity fund-raising events or helped out at church. It mattered that I gave back. They believed that if you want to have a fulfilling life, you can’t just sit on the sidelines. You’ve got to get involved.
Terrie Williams

The Downside of Money

I have made many millions, but they have bought me no happiness. I would barter them all for the days I sat on an office stool in Cleveland and counted myself rich on three dollars a week.
John D. Rockefeller

Integrity, good health, family and friends are worth more than anything money can buy.
Robert Dedman

Many a man has found the acquisition of wealth only a change, not an end, of miseries.
Seneca

The rich woman doesn’t know who her true friends are.
Anonymous

The more money you have, the more problems you have. I went from having no money to making comparatively a lot and all I’ve had are problems. Life was simpler when I had no money, when I just barely survived.
Madonna

Trust God

God is too wise to be mistaken. God is too wise to be unkind. When you can’t trace His hand, that’s when you must learn to trust His heart.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
Psalm 37:5

Beware of despairing about yourself: you are commanded to put your trust in God, not in yourself.
St. Augustine

Trust God for great things; with your five loaves and two fishes, He will show you a way to feed thousands.
Horace Bushnell

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:3-4