Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday Motivation - 30 October

Take five minutes out of your busy day, and watch this movie. I hope it touches your heart as it did mine.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Monday Motivation - 23 October

"Everyone has inside of 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

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Recognizing Potential – by Zig Ziglar

A New York businessman dropped a dollar into the cup of a man selling pencils and hurriedly stepped aboard the subway train. On second thought, he stepped back off the train, walked over to the beggar and took several pencils from the cup. Apologetically, he explained that in his haste he had neglected to pick up his pencils and hoped the man wouldn’t be upset with him. “After all,” he said, “you are a businessman just like myself. You have merchandise to sell and it’s fairly priced.” Then he caught the next train.

At a social function a few months later, a neatly-dressed salesman stepped up to the businessman and introduced himself. “You probably don’t remember me and I don’t know your name, but I will never forget you. You are the man who gave me back my self-respect. I was a 'beggar' selling pencils until you came along and told me I was a businessman.”

A wise person said, “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” How do you see others? The greatest good we can do for anyone is not to share our wealth with them, but rather to reveal their own wealth to them. It’s astonishing how much talent and ability rests inside a human being. Just as the first step to success is knowing your own potential, the second step is knowing the potential of others. Fortunately, as we recognize our own ability, it’s easy to recognize the ability of others. Once we see it, we can help them discover it for themselves.

"This article was written by Zig Ziglar, motivational author and speaker, and reproduced (with permission) from his weekly newsletter. For more information please visit his website"

Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday Motivation - 16 October

“Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbons.” ~ Ann Ruth Schabader

Friday, October 13, 2006

After a while you learn

My thanks to Glorianna Gee for kindly allowing me to share her wonderful poem with you.

After a while you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that
Love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean always mean security

And you begin to learn
That kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child

And you learn
To build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight
After a while you learn the even sunshine burns
If you get too much

So you plant your garden
And decorate your soul
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers

And you learn that you can really endure
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth

And you learn
And you learn

With every good-bye you learn

It is only with the heart that one can see clearly: What’s essential is invisible to the eye.

Glorianna Gee

Monday, October 09, 2006

Monday Motivation - 9 Oct


Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendour of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

Kalidasa (an Indian dramatist)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Monday Motivation - 2 October

"Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can." ~ The Dalai Lama