Work Hard for Success

Thought of the Day. As the old saying goes, the only place where “success” comes before “work” is in the dictionary. Success is hard work. But it’s worth it!

“Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.” – Orison Swett Marsden

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This is not just another day!

I’ve always loved Sundays, because it is a good day to think and reflect on life. During the week, work often keeps us so busy that it’s all we can think about. And Saturdays are usually spent catching up on work that has spilled over or recovering from Friday night. 😉 But Sundays are different. Sundays give us time to think, to meditate, to absorb. Today, my meditation was on this particular thought:

“If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 900 million people in the world. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all. If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.”

Do you sometimes forget to be grateful? Worse yet, are you like me and often think that you have nothing to be grateful about? I know I do all the time. If you are like me, then I know you will appreciate this short little video. You think this is just another day in your life? It’s not!! And this video will show you why! Happy Sunday!!!

Do Your Best…Be The Best!

Thought of the Day: Whatever your role is, do it to the best of your ability! As a wise man once said: “There are no menial jobs…only menial attitudes!” Have a great weekend!

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as well as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, “Here is a great street sweeper who does his job well.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Stay Young! Stay Dreaming!

” People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. Worry, self-doubt, self-distrust, fear, despair; these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust.” – Douglas MacArthur

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What are You Putting Off for Tomorrow?

Thought for today. What are some things that you keep putting off to do “tomorrow”? Today is all you have right now. Why not do it today?

“One today is worth two tomorrows.” – Benjamin Franklin

One Today Worth Two Tomorrows

A Slogan for Life:

“Seize the day! We never know which opportunity may turn out to to be the perfect one, but we must take them anyways. Seize the day! We never know which moment may turn out to be the perfect moment for a plunge of a lunge–or even a leap–but we must go ahead and take advantage of each moment, knowing that–in hindsight–one of those moments or opportunities will turn out to be the perfect one for us. Seize the day!!!” – Thirumur David Kiran

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In Tribute to Mothers

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A little boy went up to his mother and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. This is what it said:

– For cutting the grass: $5.00
– For cleaning my room this week: $1.00
– For going to the store for you: $.50
– Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25
– Taking out the garbage: $1.00
– For getting a good report card: $5.00
– For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there expectantly, and you could see the memories flashing through her mind. So she picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:
– For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me, no charge.
– For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored you and prayed for you, no charge.
– For all the trying times, and all the tears through the years, there’s no charge.
– For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead, no charge.
– For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose, there’s no charge, son.
– And when you add it all up, the full cost of real love is no charge.

When he finished reading what his mother had written, there were great big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight up at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “ALREADY PAID.”

 

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I love you! Thank you for being the best Mom ever!