Inspirational Sayings
In case you are wondering why there is an inspirational sayings page on this site, That's easy. It was one inspirational saying and or thought after another that made the world what it is today. It's also inspiration, or inspirational thoughts and sayings, that spark every new business that gets started in the world.  That said, may love, inner peace, and happiness find you, one and all on this shared journey that we call life ;-)
It's everywhere you're going to be !

"I can't be who I want to be... Until you are who you want to be."
[Martin Luther King Jr.]
The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is the reason that He makes so many of them.
 [Abraham Lincoln]

"Live and let live."

People You Meet
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
God gives every bird its food,
But He does not throw it into its nest.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are acts of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
The tongue weighs practically nothing,
But so few people can hold it.
Friends, you and me....
you brought another friend...
and then there were 3...
we started our group...
Our circle of friends...
and like that circle...
there is no beginning or end..

[Author unknown]
Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keep You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing,
 But Only God keeps You Going!
You are so special!
What I Have Learned
I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
I've learned that it's not what you have in your life,
but who you have in your life that counts.
I've learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that, you'd better know something.
I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
I've learned that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.
I've learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
I've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I've learned that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.
I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I've learned that learning to forgive takes practice.
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I've learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
I've learned that I'm getting more and more like my grandma, and I'm kinda happy about it.
I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I've learned that you should never tell a child her dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if she believed it.
I've learned that your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological.
I've learned that no matter how good a friend someone is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I've learned that sometimes when my friends fight, I'm forced to choose sides even when I don't want to.
I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I've learned that if you don't want to forget something, stick it in your underwear drawer.
I've learned that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
I've learned that the clothes I like best are the ones with the most holes in them.
I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I've learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.
I've learned that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
I've learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
I've learned that many things can be powered by the mind, the trick is self-control.
I've learned that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar, you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.
I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
I've learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
I've learned that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.
I've learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
I've learned that although the word "love" can have
many different meaning, it loses value when overly used.
I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.
[Author unknown]
Outside ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is  a field.
 I'll meet you there !

"Never try to be normal.
Always question others.
BE The unexpected in your friends lives !
Most of the time, they will be glad you were ;-)
Walk on the grass and have fun with life.
It's sure better than letting life get you down."
Was she so loved because her eyes were so beautiful
or were her eyes so beautiful because she was loved ?
  [Anzia Yezierska]
Love is not a feeling, it's a behavior.
God Exists !
A man went to a barber shop to have his hair and his beard cut as
always.  He started to have a good conversation with the barber who attended him.They talked about so many things and various subjects.  Suddenly, they touched the subject of God. The barber said: "Look man, I don't believe that God exists."

 "Why do you say that?" asked the client.

"Well, it's so easy, you just have to go out in the street to realize
that God does not exist. Oh, tell me, if God existed, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be no suffering nor pain. I can't think of loving a God who permits all of these things."

The client stopped for a moment thinking, but he didn't want to
respond so as to cause an argument. The barber finished his job and the client went out of the shop. Just after he left the barber shop he saw a man in the street with a long hair and beard (it seems that it had been a long time since he had his hair cut and he looked so untidy).
Then the client again entered the barber shop and he said to the
barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say they don't exist?" asked the barber. "Well, I am
here and I am a barber."

"No!" the client exclaimed. "They don't exist because if they did
there would be no people with long hair and beard like that man who walks in the street."

"Ah, barbers do exist, what happens is that people do not come to

"Exactly!"- affirmed the client. "That's the point. God does exist,
what happens is people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
[Author Unknown]

The Wonder of it all..
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Friends Forever
Written with a pen Sealed with a kiss If you are my friend, Please answer
this: Are we friends or are we not? You told me once, but I forgot. So tell
me now and tell me true,
So I can say, I am here for you. Of all the friends I've ever met, You're
the one I won't forget. And if I die before you do, I'll go to Heaven And
wait for you.
(Author Unknown-This came to me in an email from a friend)

The Ten Rules for Being Human
  1. You will receive a body.
  2.  You will be presented with lessons.
  3.  There are no mistakes, only lessons.
  4.  Lessons are repeated until learned.
  5.  Learning does not end.
  6.  "There" is no better than "here".
  7.  Others are only mirrors of you.
  8.  What you make of your life is up to you.
  9.  All the answers lie inside of you.
 10.  You will forget all of this at birth.
From the book
 "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules."
(Written by Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., the "rules" have also
appeared in "Chicken Soup for the Soul" by Jack Canfield.)

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
[Author Unknown]
Point of View

It all depends on the way you look at things !

One day a father and his rich family took his son to a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night in the farm of a very poor family. When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "Very good Dad!" "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. "Yeah!" "And what did you learn?"
The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars.
Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon."
When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are!"
Isn't it true that it all depends on the way you look at things? If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life you've got everything! You can't buy any of these things, but still you can have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc., but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing!
Author unknown]

" Never put anyone out of your heart... "
~Neem Karoli Baba
Fate's Funny !
When you're feeling down and out pick up your head and shout.
It helps... Really !

Buddhist Wisdom

It is very important that you do not compare your actions to your partner's or judge your partner's behavior as unskillful. Rather, focus on your own actions and take responsibility for them. Recall those times when you looked into your partner's eyes and saw the pain you caused this person you love to suffer.
 If you can admit your own faults, if you can see how hurtful your actions were and tap into a sense of concern for your partner's well-being, then compassion and loving-friendliness will flow.

(Bhante Henepola Gunaratana)
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

[The 14th Dalai Lama]
To err is human, to repent, divine, to persist, devilish.
[Benjamin Franklin]

Moral Dilemma

Today we have a bit of a moral and ethical dilemma for you to    ponder...
You are driving along in your car on a wild,    stormy night, when you pass
by a bus stop, and you see three people    waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could
only be one passenger in your    car?
Think before you continue reading...


This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a
job application.
 You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you
should save her first;
 Or, you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this
would be the perfect chance to pay him back.
However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming
up with his answer.
He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my
old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital.  I would stay
behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."
Sometimes, we gain  more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought
limitations. Never forget to 'Think Outside of the Box,' the mind it a powerful thing !
[Author Unknown]
"Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life".
Rumi (1207-1273)
Persian, Sufi mystic, poet
Withdrawal from family relationships.
You are connected to your biological family via old karma. When you get off the karmic cycle, the bonds of the old relationships are released. It will appear as though you are drifting away from your family and friends. This too shall pass. After a period of time, you may develop a new relationship with them if it is appropriate. However, the relationship will be based in the new energy without the karmic attachments.
Love is friendship caught on fire !
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
[Author Unknown]

Remembering September 11th 2001

A very dear friend recently questioned my faith in God right after the terrorist attack on America.  Her question was simply put, "Where is your God today?"  She was very hurt, as all Americans were, so I tried not to react defensively.  Since that moment I have prayed and grieved over the disastrous events.  However, I believe I have found some comfort in knowing where my God was the morning of September 11, 2001.  He was indeed very busy.
First of all, he was trying to discourage people from taking the hijacked flights.  Those four planes had the capacity to carry over 1000 passengers, yet there were only 266 on board. God was on four commercial flights giving terrified passengers the ability to stay calm.  Not one of the family members who was called by a loved one on one of those planes said that passengers were screaming in the background.  On one of the flights He was giving strength to passengers to try to overtake the hijackers.
He was busy trying to create obstacles for employees trying to reach the World Trade Center on that Tuesday morning.  On any given day, the buildings could hold 50,000 workers.  It was a miracle in itself that 30,000 fewer were in the building that terrible day.  How many of the people who were employed at the WTC told the media that day that they were delayed from reaching work on Tuesday because of traffic delays or various other reasons. God held up two 110 story buildings for over an hour so that two-thirds of the workers could get out. 
Although this is without a doubt the worst thing I have seen in my life, I can see God's miracles in every bit of it.  I can't imagine going through such a difficult time and not believing in God.  Life would be hopeless !
In Summary:
Of potentially 74,280 Americans directly targeted by these cowards, 93% survived or avoided the attacks.  Pass this information on to those in depression, or in fear, and especially to the media.  Don't fear these cowards and terrorists.  God is on our side and in addition, the odds are against the terrorists.
(Author Unknown)
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps
the most difficult of all our tasks. The ultimate, the
last test and proof, the work for which all other work
is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

"We the willing, lead by the unknowing, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.  We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing."
[Author Unknown - I learn it from a grade school music book over 30 years ago]

The Fence
There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father
gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he
lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day
the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled
down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive
those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't
lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father
suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was
able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally
able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the
fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in
the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in
anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a
man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry,
the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.
Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and
encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of
praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.
[Author unknown]
"A mind that has been stretched will never return to it's original dimension."
 Albert Einstein
Mean people suck !
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you,
 not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.  They're in each other all along.
True Story
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer.
One day, while trying to make a living for his family,
he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog.
He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a
terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself.
Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could
have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
"I want to repay you," said the nobleman.
 "You saved my son's life."
"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer.
At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
"Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.
"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.
"I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy.  If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.
" And that he did. Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with  pneumonia.   What saved his life this time?
Penicillin !
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph
Churchill. His son's name?  Sir Winston Churchill.
Someone once said:
What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
[Author unknown]
"Follow your dreams and pursue them with courage, let no one stand between you and your dreams. After all, every business and invention in human history was inspired by people who were just following their dreams."


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In closing I would like to wish you one and all... health, happiness, and inner peace.
I hope that reading from this page has inspired you, lightened your heart,
 and brought a smile to your face. 
Share your smiles, wisdom and inspirational thoughts with everyone that you can. Helping a friend or a stranger today, will make the world a better place to live in, tomorrow.
Spiritually we are all part of a bigger whole or we are all one. Therefore, helping any other living thing, in turn, helps a part of you.
Don't focus on the negative things in life, when there are options. Negative energy breeds negative energy. Positive energy breeds positive energy and in the end...
(or positive energy) will triumph over evil !
Neil Colton

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