September 11, 2019
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
George Bernard Shaw
We meet many people in our lifetimes. Some of these folks leave a lasting impression that often lets us realize that we can do more than we thought we could. What is interesting to me is that many people don’t seem to realize how special they really are.
In any case I am grateful for those who have shared their wisdom over the years. We each benefit from those have helped us on our life’s journey. We also are capable of being an inspiration to others by our actions. Here is a list I picked up that offers how we can also be an inspiration to others.
You are an Inspiration
Your presence is a gift to the world, you’re unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be – Take it one day at a time.
Count your blessings, not your troubles, and you’ll make it through what comes along.
Within you are so many answers, understand, have courage, be strong.
Don’t put limits on yourself, your dreams are waiting to be realized.
Don’t leave your important decisions to chance – Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying, the longer a problem is carried, the heavier it gets.
Don’t take things too seriously – Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
Remember that a little love goes a long way – Remember that a lot goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment, life’s treasures are people … together.
Have health and hope and happiness, take the time to wish on a star.
And don’t ever forget for even a day … How very special YOU are!
If you want to feel proud of yourself, you’ve got to do things you can be proud of.
After the church service, a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money.”
“Well, thank you,” the pastor replied, “but why?”
“Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve ever had.”
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
The woman was always frequenting small antique shops, but regardless of what she saw there, she always complained about something. The quality was poor, the prices too high, or the selection was limited. The shop owners took it in stride, but one day, while ranting and raving, she yelled at the clerk, “Why is it I never manage to get what I ask for in your shop?”
The clerk simply smiled and replied, “Possibly, ma’am, because we’re too polite.”
“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.”
While teaching children about world religions, a teacher asked her students to bring a symbol of their family’s faith to class. The next day, she asked each student to come forward and share the symbol with the class.
The 1st child said, “I’m Muslim, and this is my prayer rug.”
The 2nd child said, “I’m Jewish, and this is my family’s menorah.”
The 3rd child said, “I’m Roman Catholic, and this is my Mom’s rosary.”
The 4th child said, “I’m Greek Orthodox, and this is an icon of my patron saint.”
The 5th child said, “I’m Southern Baptist, and this is my casserole dish.”
TEACHER: Willy, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have 10 years ago.
My daughter-in-law, pregnant with her second child, was certain she wanted an epidural for pain management during childbirth. Her doctor asked her at which stage of labor she wanted the epidural administered.
Her response: “Just meet me in the parking lot!”
I know so little that it astonishes me how many people know even less.
My phone bill was past due and I needed to change my service, so I had to visit the local office. The line wasn’t clearly formed, and there was an old man with a cane nearby me. It was unclear as to who was next.
When we got to the front of the line, the man gestured to me and said, “After you.”
I smiled at him and said, “No, please, after you. I have all day.”
The he said, “No. You go ahead. My doctor says I have at least six months.”
Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so
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