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Our task is to become our best selves.
One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again,
for no failure ever need be final.

Thomas S. Monson

Don't worry about failure.
Think about the chances you miss when you don't even try.


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Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities!
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happ

Norman Vincent Peale
Author, Professional Speaker and Minister
1898 - 1993

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year,
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown."
And he replied,
"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way."

Minnie L. Haskins
Teacher and Author
1875 - 1957

All that I have seen
teaches me to trust my Creator
for all I have not seen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Author, Poet & Philosopher

Kathi Carlton

When you come to the edge of all that you know,
you must believe one of two things:
There will be earth upon which to stand,
or you will be given wings to fly.

Cassie Ladensack

You never know what events are going to transpire
to get you home.

Og Mandino

To do well does not mean everything will always turn out well.
The key is to remember that faith and obedience
are still the answers - even when things go wrong,
perhaps especially when things go wrong.

David E. Sorensen

How do geese know when to fly to the sun?
Who tells them the seasons?
How do we humans know when it is time to move on?
As with migrant birds, so surely with us,
there is a voice within,
if only we would listen to it,
that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I try to avoid looking forward or backward,
and try to keep looking upward.

Charlotte Bronte

Sometimes we learn the hard way that it doesn't pay to get discouraged.
Positive thinking is an intellectual choice,
and by keeping our eyes focused on the light of optimism,
we can restore faith in ourselves and stay clear of the shadows.


Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong;
sometimes ... it's letting go.

Sylvia Robinson

I'm an idealist.
I may not know where I'm going,
but I'm on the way.

Carl Sandburg

Marilyn Karr

and the net will appear.

Julia Cameron

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My father didn't tell me how to live;
he lived,
and let me watch him do it.

Clarence Budington Kelland

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I know fear is an obstacle for some people,
but it is an illusion to me.
Failure always made me try harder the next time.

Michael Jordan
Hall of Fame Basketball Superstar

Fear is that little darkroom
where negatives are developed.

Michael Pritchard

Ande Rasmussen

You block your dream when you allow your fear
to grow bigger than your faith.

Mary Manin Morrissey

One who fears limits his activities.
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.

Henry Ford

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

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The finish line is just the beginning

of a whole new race.

Teddy Ebersol

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You get the best effort from others
not by lighting a fire beneath them
but by building a fire within them.

Bob Nelson

Develop an inner candle flame that won't flicker
even when the worst goes before you.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

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The indispensable first step
to getting the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.

Ben Stein


If the nature of the day is such that nothing else gets done,
you still have the satisfaction of knowing
you did the one thing that mattered most.

Stephen R. Covey
Author, Professional Speaker, Consultant, and Management Expert

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Today is the perfect time to focus on what we want
and where we're going.  Not just this new week, but our whole life
lies before us to create with it what we will.
Enjoy the ride!
Jace Carlton

Learn to become still and to take your attention away from
what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place the attention on what you wish to experience.
Energy flows where attention goes.
Michael Bernard Beckwith

We all want to do so much with our lives.
Some of us even have a long list that we've been keeping for years
of all the places we want to go and things we want to do.
Does the list keep getting longer and longer
with fewer and fewer things being checked off as "DONE"?

It's time to sit down and be honest with ourselves
and decide what's really important to us;
to focus on the things to do and places to go
 that would truly add value to our lives,
either from the tremendous pleasure we'd derive from it,
or from a deep sense of accomplishment we'd feel when it's done.

What truly matters to you?
When will you do something about it?

Jace Carlton

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity
we can immediately command
when we focus all of our resources
on mastering a single area of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

The successful warrior is the average man
with laser-like focus.
Bruce Lee

When the task becomes too great,
the hill too hard to climb,
pause a moment
and remember why you started.


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If you follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.

"The Power Of Myth"
Joseph Campbell

Rex Poindexter
Fellow Star Traveler

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Forgiveness is the key
to the bars that imprison me.

Sara Westbrook
Popular Canadian Singer / Songwriter
from her song "Hearts Collide"
on her CD "Freedom"

One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors.
To dwell long upon them is to add to the offense.
Repentance and sorrow can only be displaced by something better,
which is as free and original as if they had not been.

Henry David Thoreau

I think forgiveness may be the greatest virtue on earth,
and certainly the most needed.
There is so much of meanness and abuse,
of intolerance and hatred.
There is so great a need for repentance and forgiveness.
It is the great principle emphasized in all of scripture,
both ancient and modern.

Somehow forgiveness, with love and tolerance,
accomplishes miracles that can happen in no other way.

Gordon B. Hinckley

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If for ANY reason you're unable to view the message
please click here and let me know
and I'll send you the printed version.

This special message was

Don Odle

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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States
where men were free

Ronald Reagan
40th President of the United States  (1981-1989)
1911 - 2004

We will always remember. We will always be proud.
We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.

Ronald Reagan
40th President of the United States  (1981-1989)
1911 - 2004

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

Albert Einstein

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Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble
remembering how to fly.


Kathi Carlton

It's better to have one true Friend you can count on,
than a hundred "friends" who won't be there when you need them.
Jace Carlton

Treat your friends as you do your pictures,
and place them in their best light.

Jennie Jerome Churchill

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A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasgow


Never take anyone for granted
For seeds of friendship planted
By true hands sown
Yield abundant love when grown

from the song
James Odle, Jr.
American Singer / Songwriter

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
but the certain knowledge that they will help us

Ancient Greek Philosopher
341 - 270 BC

Contributed by
Connie Sorensen

A friend may well be reckoned
the masterpiece of nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes, we must ever be friends;
and of all who offer you friendship
let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I don't remember how we happened to meet each other.
I don't remember who got along with who first.
All I can remember is all of us together ...


A friend will joyfully sing with you when you are on the mountain top,
and silently walk beside you through the valley.


Everyone hears what you have to say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,
"What!  You too?  Thought I was the only one."

C.S. Lewis

No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born.
There is nothing tangible.
There is just a feeling that your life is different
and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged
without any effort on your part.
It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you.
But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands,
and you discover rooms you never knew you had
until your friend moved in with you.

Steve Tesich
Oscar Winning Movie Director, Screenwriter, Playwright and Novelist

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Regardless of what our past has been like,
our future is spotless!
Jace Carlton


We touch the future
when we touch the heart of a child.
Jace Carlton
Deb Austin Brown

The brightest future will always be based
on a forgotten past.


Imagine for a moment your own version of a perfect future.
See yourself in that future
with everything you could wish for at this very moment fulfilled.
Now take the memory of that future and bring it here into the present.
Let it influence how you will behave from this moment on.

"The Way Of The Wizard"
Deepak Chopra

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating.
The paths are not to be found, but made.
And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.

John Schaar

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