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Just think of the magic we can create in our world
with simple but profound words like
thank you,
I appreciate you,
I need you,
I love you.
Now ... go out and share those with someone today,
and create a few more of your own along the way,
and watch the smiles
and the magic begin!
Jace Carlton

The appearance of things change according to our emotions,
and thus we see magic and beauty in them,
while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.

Kahlil Gibran

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In all the universe, in all time, you are the only you.
Never have molecules come together exactly like you,
never again will your footsteps be repeated upon this earth.
Your strength is the strength someone can count on,
your life is the life that can make a difference.



Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia
  Best-Selling Author and College Professor
1924 - 1988


Every individual has a place to fill in the world
and is important in some respect,
whether he chooses to be so or not.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
American Novelist
1804 - 1864

You're the only one who can make the difference.
Whatever your dream is,
go for it!

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr.
American Basketball Hall of Famer
( born 1959 )

Be the light that others come to
with their ideas, visions and dreams.
Never doubt that blending your talents with those of others
can change the world.


Resolve to make at least one person happy every day,
and then in ten years you may have made
three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy,
or brightened a small town by your contribution
to the fund of general enjoyment

Sydney Smith
English Writer and Clergyman
1771 - 1845

Every breath, every heart beat brings with it
the promise of a new start, a new day,
a new opportunity to make a difference in your life
or in the life of someone else.
Don't wait for something to happen to make things better,
step up and make it happen on your own.
You control your own destiny,
and have the opportunity to influence someone else's destiny,
for the better.

Jace Carlton

I will act as if what I do
makes a difference.

William James

At the deepest level,
it's real love and care that people crave.
Give those things, and you'll receive them.
Through your caring deeds and actions,
you'll truly make your mark on the world.

Doc Lew Childre and Howard Martin
"The HeartMath Solution"

At this very moment,
there are people only you can reach,
and differences only you can make.

Michael Dooley

I believe every person has a heart,
and if you can reach it,
you can make a difference.

Uli Derickson

It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher
to make a difference.

Tom Brokaw

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It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth,
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

We don't get to choose how we're going to die.  Or when.
We can only decide how we're going to live.

Joan Baez

A real bad habit we all have
is either living in the past or worrying about the future
instead of living right here in the present.

Tony Rita

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Think of just one dream, and only one dream,
that you've always wanted to achieve.
Do you have it clearly in your mind's eye?
Now ... all you need to do is move it to your heart,
believe in it passionately,
and believe that you deserve it.

Now ... make it happen!

Jace Carlton

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.


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People travel to wonder at the heights of a mountain,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.

St. Augustine

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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions

Og Mandino
Best Selling Inspirational Author and Keynote Speaker
1923 - 1996

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We do not remember days ...

we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese

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he miracle, or the power, that elevates the few
is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance
under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit

Mark Twain
American Writer and Humorist
1835 - 1910

Have you ever see a sunset in a perfect sky
Or noticed the masterpiece we call a butterfly
We are a witness to these miracles each day
May it always be this way

Mary Ann Kennedy

From her song
We Share The Earth
from her CD
The Trail Less Traveled

When you are aware that you are the force that is Life,
anything is possible.
Miracles happen all the time,
because those miracles are performed by the heart.
The heart is in direct communion with the human soul,
and when the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head,
something inside you changes;
your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible.

Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz
Mexican Author, Nagual, Shaman and Teacher
( born 1952 )

Contributed by
Malani Macias O'Connor

There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is to live as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

If God brings you to it,

He will bring you through it.


Michael P. Aycock

Making miracles is hard work;
most people give up before they happen.

Sheryl Crow

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.

Helen Keller

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When you know who you are;
when your mission is clear
and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will;
no cold can touch your heart;
no deluge can dampen your purpose.
You know that you are alive.

Chief Seattle

Catherine Ladensack

Here is the test to find out whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're still alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach

Dawn Hunt

Ah, good ol' "Mission: Impossible"!
"Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, will be to ... "
We ALL have a mission, a purpose, for why we are alive at this time,
in our own individual families and communities.
It's imperative that, if we haven't already discovered what our mission is,
we must not waste another moment in doing so.
The sooner we discover it,
the sooner we can begin to make a difference,
and fulfill the purpose for why we are here.

Jace Carlton

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The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur
when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.
For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort,
that we are likely to step out of our ruts
and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck, MD.

Mary Barrow

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Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating.
You are creating your next moment.
That is what's real.

Sara Paddison
"The Hidden Power of the Heart"

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Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be,
is made up of a single moment -
the moment in which someone finds out, once and for all,
who they are.

Jorge Luis Borges

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The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals
is to make sure, that as soon as you set them,
you begin to immediately create the momentum to reach them


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More holiness give me,
more strivings within,
more patience in suffering
More sorrow for sin,
more faith in my Savior
more sense of His care,
more joy in His service,
more purpose in prayer.

More gratitude give me,
more trust in the Lord,
more pride in His glory,
more hope in His word,
more tears for His sorrows,
more pain at His grief,
more meekness in trial,
more praise for relief.

More purity give me,
more strength to overcome,
more freedom from earth-stains,
more longing for home,
more fit for the kingdom,
more used would I be,
more blessed and holy -
more, Savior, like thee.

Philip Paul Bliss

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If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.
If you don't ask, the answer is always no.
If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place

Nora Roberts
American Best-Selling Author

Inspiration is what happens when an idea takes hold of you.
Motivation is what happens when you take hold of an idea.

Dr. Wayne Dye

Never to discover your own power and your own potential
is to be mentally bedridden all of your life.


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Music isn't just learning notes and playing them.
You learn notes to play the music of your soul.

Music should be a part
of each soul's development.

Edgar Cayce

Marilyn Karr

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