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SOME LITTLE GEMS FOR YOU!

KINDNESS AND COURAGE.

Life is mostly froth and bubble
Two things stand like stone;
Kindness in another's trouble;
Courage in your own.

Adam Lindsay Gordon.

ON THE OFFICE WALL.

It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song,
But the man worthwhile
Is the man who can smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.
When the whole blamed world seems gone to pot,
And business on the bum,
A lifted chin and a two-cent grin
Help some, my boy, help some!

Take the time.

Take Some Time

Take some time to smell the flowers
As you walk the paths of life.
Take some time to ease the tensions
From the challenges and the strife.

Take some time to hear the birds sing
As they usher in the dawn.
Though the day be just emerging,
Too soon it will be gone.

Take some time to watch a sunrise,
Now and then a sunset too.
Just be sure that seeking pleasure
Isn't all you ever do.

Take some time to count your blessings,
Though you feel they're not that great.
You will find they're more abundant
Than you thought, at any rate.

Take some time to banish hatred
When and where you can.
Just detest man's evil ways
And not your fellow man.

Take some time to love your children
Every moment you are free.
The benefits exceedeth
A university degree.

Take some time to love your neighbor
And even more important still,
Take some time to love yourself
Or not many others will.

And if you don't like that image
Of yourself that others see,
Take some time to make some changes,
Be the best that you can be.

Take some time to help another
Who you think might need a hand.
You will find the satisfaction
Leaves you feeling sort of grand.

Take some time to live by virtue
In the best way that is known,
And respect the rights of others
As equal to your own.

Take some time to just appreciate
The fact that you are here,
And to know that Higher Power
And to trust It without fear.

If you do these things with diligence
You will eventually be glad.
If you don't attempt to do them
You may one day wish you had.

Although this no doubt could impose
Upon your time for seeking wealth,
There should be little question
That it could improve your health.

And though you might not be as wealthy
Nor drive so fine a car,
You'll find you will be richer
In other ways by far.

Criticism

"When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance... Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer." -- Denis Waitley

"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams." -- Les Brown

"If I had listened to the critics I'd have died drunk in the gutter."
-- Chekov

"If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes. If you continue complaining, it wonít be long before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret." -- Jim Rohn

Do it

"A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It
has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become
porcelain."
--Mildred W. Struven

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I
am, then I can change."
--Carl Rogers

"I'll not listen to reason. Reason is always what someone
else has got to say."
--Elizabeth C. Gaskell

Fun

"Work hard at several projects. That way, no matter what is
going wrong, something will be going right."
-- Donna Hanover

"If you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good
dinner out of it, at least."
--Herman Melville (in Moby Dick)

"I searched through rebellion, drugs, diet, mysticism,
religion, intellectualism, and much more, only to find that
truth is basically simple and feels good, clear and right."
--Chick Corea

I believe in you

I want to tell you that I believe in you;
I believe in your mind
And all the dreams, intelligence,
And determination within you.
You can accomplish anything.
You have so much open to you.
So, please, don't give up on what you want
From life or from yourself.
Please don't put away the dreams
Inside of you.
You have the power to make them real.
You have the power to make yourself
Exactly what you want to be.
Believe in yourself the way I do
And nothing will be beyond your reach.
Author Unknown

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