Monday, October 27, 2008

Be Careful

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson
about a battle
that goes on inside people. He said,
'My son, the battle is between

two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow,
regret, greed,
arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,
inferiority, lies, false pride,

superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy,
generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'

The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his
'Which wolf will win?'

The old Cherokee simply replied,
'The one you feed.'

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Rules For Being Human

You may like it or hate it,
But it will be yours for the entire period you're around.

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life.
Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons.
You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation.
The "Failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the
experiment that ultimately "works".

A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.
When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons.
If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

When your "There" has become a "Here", you will simply obtain
Another "There" that will, again, look better than "Here".

You cannot love or hate something about another person unless
It reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

You have all the tools and resources you need.
What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

The answers to life's questions lie inside you.
All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

Unless you consistently stay focused on the goals you have set for yourself,
everything you've just read won't mean a thing.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

The 12 Gifts I Wish for You

Deep down within

With each sunrise

In each facet of your life

Beside you

Inside you

That never ends

Special memories
Of all the yesterdays

A bright today
With much to be thankful for

A path
That leads to beautiful tomorrows

That do their best to come true.

Of all the wonderful things about you.

Close and caring friends

-Collin McCarty-

Stop Worring About Life

Live with Joy

Find joy in doing nothing and you can find it in everything.
Experience happiness without a
reason and you can create happiness for any
reason. Realize that happiness is not the result
of good things, but is indeed the cause of good
things. There is nothing you need in order to
be happy other than the choice to be.

Imagine living this day filled with joy, happiness
and positive purpose. Imagine it, then take one
more step and actually do it.

Let go of any concern you may have for what
does or does not come your way. Focus instead
on the good and valuable things that you can give,
create, inspire and choose to experience.

Don't allow the world to pull you down with its negativity.
Choose to transform the world around
you with your own positive outlook.

Real joy is always a choice you can make. Live
with joy, let happiness flow out from you, and
life becomes more radiant with each passing

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Smile


I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me,
and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done, and
after a few lessons
I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all great men.
And, alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with all the
precision of a machine.
Plus, the intelligence of a man.
You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin;
it makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will
put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?

I am a HABIT!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Sooner or later you'll encounter a crisis in your life,
And how you meet it will determine your future happiness
and success. Since the beginning of time, everyone has
been called upon to meet such a crisis.

Close scrutiny will show you that most "crisis situations"
are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.
Indeed, most people make changes in their life
Out of either "inspiration" or "desperation."

Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change.
Whatever comes your way, give it meaning and transform it into
something of value.

A precious stone cannot be polished without friction,
nor humanity perfected without trials.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Instead of letting

A Time To Believe

To believe
is to know that every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,and dreams
really do come true.

To believe
is to see angels dancing among the clouds to know
the wonder of a stardust sky and the wisdom of the
man in the moon.

To believe
is to know the value of a nurturing heart, the innocence
of a child's eyes and the beauty of an aging hand,for it is
through their teachings we learn to love.

To believe
is to find the strength and courage that lies within us
when it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.

To believe
is to know we are not alone,
that life is a gift and this is our
time to cherish it.

To believe
is to know that wonderful surprises are just waiting
to happen, and all our hopes and dreams are within reach.

"If only we believe."


Sunday, October 5, 2008


Can't remember if I told you all, but:

I have moved out from 1 Beggars Alley, located
at 2 Poverty Lane at the corner of Bleak and
Buster Circle. As of today, I have a brand new home.

My new address is: Living Well on 3 Abundance Drive,
located at the corner of Blessings Street and
Prosperity Peak. No longer! will I allow my self to
travel on Begging Peter to pay off Paul route,
located at a dead end
intersection called I Don't Have, it connects
with Borrowers Junction.

I no longer hang out at Failure's Place, near
Excuses Avenue, next to Procrastination Point.
I've moved on to an Upscale community called
Higher Heights with unlimited potential and
opportunities for me to succeed.

Look at me. Each day that I'm awake, I am thankful
to be a product of my new environment. All my
clothes are tailor made. I'm dressed in life's finest.
Let me introduce you to all of them: Divine Favour,
Conceive, Believe, Act on Faith, Be Persistent,
and Always be Prepared to Achieve.

Care to change your address? There are
many vacancies!

I've Learned

Saturday, October 4, 2008

If You Plant

If you plant honesty, You will reap trust.
If you plant goodness, You will reap friends.
If you plant humility, You will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance, You will reap victory.
If you plant consideration, You will reap harmony.>
If you plant hard work, You will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, You will reap reconciliation.
If you plant openness, You will reap intimacy.
If you plant patience, You will reap improvements.
If you plant faith, You will reap miracles


If you plant dishonesty, You will reap distrust.
If you plant selfishness, You will reap loneliness
If you plant pride, You will reap destruction.
If you plant envy, You will reap trouble.
If you plant laziness, You will reap stagnation.
If you plant bitterness, You will reap isolation.
If you plant greed, You will reap loss.
If you plant gossip, You will reap enemies.
If you plant worries, You will reap wrinkles.
If you plant sin, You will reap guilt.

So be careful what you plant now, It will determine
what you will reap tomorrow.
The seeds you now scatter, will make life worse or better
Yes, someday, you will enjoy the fruits, Or you will pay for
the choices you plant today.

Invite Your Audience Carefully

Invite Your Audience Carefully. Not everyone is
healthy enough to have front row seats in our lives.
There are some people in your life that need to be
loved from a distance.

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let
go of, or at least minimize, your time with draining,
negative, incompatible, not going anywhere
Observe the relationships around you... PAY ATTENTION!!!
Which ones lift and which ones lean?
Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?
Which ones are on a path of growth uphill
and which ones are going downhill?
When you leave certain people do you feel better
or worse? Which ones always have drama or don't
really understand, know, or appreciate you?

The more you seek quality, respect, growth,
peace of mind, love, and truth around you,
the easier it will become for you
to decide who gets to sit in the front row
and who should be moved to the balcony
of your life.
You cannot change the people around you,
so change the people you're around.

Today I Have