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    Posted on January 19th, 2013 Pam No comments

    I saw this poem over 30 years ago. It is one of my favorite poems. I hope you enjoy it.

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about,
    When he might have won had he stuck it out;
    Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Often the goal is nearer than,
    It seems to a faint and faltering man,
    Often the struggler has given up,
    When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
    And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.

    Success is failure turned inside out–
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far,
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
    It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

    – Author unknown


    Posted on January 17th, 2013 Pam 1 comment

    Procrastination, we all do it, but did you know that most of the things that we usually postpone can be accomplished in less than a minute?

    Here are my top 10:
    1. Untie my shoes before taking them off
    2. Floss my teeth
    3. Take out the garbage
    4. Pay a bill
    5. Return a phone call or email
    6. Water the house plants
    7. Make a grocery list
    8. Read an motivating thought
    9. Do a good deed.
    10. Smile
    Don’t get me wrong, I do these things but not as quickly as I should.

    Do you have some to add to this list?
    Comment with your top 10.


    Posted on January 12th, 2013 Pam No comments

    Before you act, listen
    Before you react, think
    Before you spend, earn
    Before you criticize, wait
    Before you pray, forgive
    Before you quit, try
    –Earnest Hemingway

    We cannot become what we need to by remaining what we are.
    –Ariene Quinn

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…
    it’s about learning to catch the rain!


    Posted on January 5th, 2013 Pam No comments

    Many hammer all over the wall and believe that with each blow they hit the nail on the head.
    –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


    Posted on January 2nd, 2013 Pam No comments

    People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
    Forgive them anyway

    If you are kind, people may acuse you of ulterior motives.
    Be kind anyway

    If you are honest, people may cheat you.
    Be honest anyway

    The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway

    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
    Do good anyway

    For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
    It was never between you and them anyway.
    –Mother Teresa


    Posted on December 22nd, 2011 Pam No comments

    If it is important to you, you will find a way.
    If not, you’ll find an excuse.
    –B. Douglas

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
    –Plato, 428 BC-348 BC

    Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
    — Lao Tzu, 600 BC-531 BC

    Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see.
    –Mark Twain, 1835-1910

    Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
    –Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, May 1813 – November 1855


    Posted on December 21st, 2011 Pam No comments

    Just thinking.
    As always, this time of year so many ‘good deeds’ are done to others. But wouldn’t it be great if it continued all year? If everyone would do one good thing everyday, just think about the millions and millions of positive things that would happen every day? Not only would it change our attitude, but it would change our family and the world!!