Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It never ceases to amaze me how fast those days pass by.  On Saturday my family went to see 'The Grinch' on stage. It was a cute show. The little ones sure did enjoy it. I'm always a sucker for a live stage show, this one I would surely recommend for the Holiday season.  I was also lucky enough to be a witness of the WVU win over Pitt. There is something about a college rival game that has an atmosphere like no other.   I have today to recover from all of this goodness. I wish you  fantastic week, as very shortly, we will be in to December!  For some of us, that means we get to deal with snow this weekend, whoop! 

For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

'There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.' 
Nelson Mandela

I love quotes that give you a different perspective such as these... 

'Be happy not because everything's perfect, nor because everything goes your way. Be happy because everything sucks and you are doing just fine. ' 

'Sometimes God doesn't give you what you think you want, not because you don't deserve it, but because you deserve so much more.'

Christmas movie quote of the week!
'Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to,'
Miracle on 34th Street

Take it easy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Thanksgiving

These week encompasses my favorite holiday. Yup, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving to me, is the best holiday. We spend it with the people we love, without expectations of giving gifts... Hanging around all day, making memories. I'm really not sure what could be better? Delicious food. Making memories. It's these types of days, that I personally live for. Cherish them. You never truly know long these days will last with your favorite people. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that.
But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks without remembering that?
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”
Henry Van Dyke

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.
Phillips Brooks

Because of me workout fanatic personality - I love this one!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
Author Unknown

Take it easy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Abe Lincoln

Another weekend down in November. It shocks me that Thanksgiving is NEXT THURSDAY! Christmas is going to be here before we know it! I have started the celebration of the season by watching both White Christmas and Elf this weekend. '

Everyone once in a while I like to throw the thoughts of one person together... I just feel that these were right... These are from Abraham Lincoln. I hope you find something that reaches you.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
Abraham Lincoln

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

I can't believe this is my last full working week in 2011. Have a fantastic week!

Take it easy.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Late Edition

I am totally late this week with my words... Houston was just too much fun. Seriously though, I absolutely loved my trip to Houston. It was a great trip with an amazing travel companion. We had an absolute blast. However, at least here on the Eastern side of the country we have been witnessing a fall of one of the great university's (Penn State). Joe Pa was fired last night. The events of this week have just been crazy.  This situation inspired the words for this week. 
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Oliver Goldsmith
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
Henry Louis Mencken
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
Isaac Asimov
I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
Ernest Hemingway

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
Harold Nicolson

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Paulo Coelho

Take it easy.