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Who are you?
Do you really know?
What have you done today to make the world right for you?
What will you do at some point today to uplift your spirit
and the spirits of those around you?
It's worth every moment it takes to discover who you really are,
your talents, your unique abilities and strengths,
and then face the world with a renewed passion for life,
giving to others from your heart because you truly care,
instead of from lip service because you feel you have to.
Discover who you are
and then be true to yourself.
It's not being selfish,
it's being honest.

Jace Carlton

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How will you ever know what might be found
until you let the walls come tumbling down?
If there's any hope for love at all
some walls must fall.

From the song
written by
Mary Ann Kennedy, Pamela Rose and Randy Sharp


Measure wealth not by the things you have,

but by the things you have for which you would not take money.


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What excites you?
What turns on your enthusiasm more than anything else?
What raises the level of passion in you until you're ready to burst?
What means more to you than anything else?
(Now, I'm not talking about WHO,
so stick with the WHAT, ok?)

What obstacles are in your way?
Are they real or imaginary?

So, what is it that pushes all of your buttons
and makes you feel so alive?
Are you doing it?

If not ... you're not fulfilling your potential
or living the life you were destined to live.

What are you waiting for?

Jace Carlton

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What if the Hokey Pokey really IS
what it's all about?

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Today is the most important thing in life.
It comes into us at midnight very clean.
It's perfect when it arrives
and it puts itself in our hands.
It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.

John Wayne

Brad Carlton

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When will you see how special you really are?
When will you see how much you mean to someone else?
When will you discover the talents that lie hidden
just waiting to be uncovered,
that will bless your life and others, too?
When will you begin to imagine
just how wonderful your smile is?
And how your smile can warm someone's heart.
When will you realize that just by truly listening
you've said so much to someone
who needs so desperately to share what's in their heart.
When will you see how comforting your touch is to someone
who's lonely and just needs a friend?
A friend ... someone like you.
The someone only you can be.


Well ... why not now?!

Jace Carlton

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Where are the dreams you once dreamed?
Where's the wonder you used to feel
about life and about love?
Where's the passion that used to drive
everything you cared about?
Where ARE all of these things?

They're still inside you.
You never really lost them.
Not yet, anyway.
Look closely ... deep inside your heart.
Breathe deep ... and breathe life back into
those dreams, those wonders, those passions.

If you don't do it now
you could lose them forever.

Is that what you REALLY want?

I didn't think so.

Jace Carlton

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You've gotta roll with the punches
You've gotta aim to hit the mark
You've gotta follow your hunches
And try to finish what you start
And when you come to the crossroads
And you're deciding in the dark
You've gotta listen to the whisper of your heart.

from the song
"The Whisper Of Your Heart"
Chuck Cannon

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Who do you know
who deserves everything they desire that's good.
Who do you know
who is alive with possibilities?
Who do you know
who already possesses everything they need to achieve
the desires of their heart?
Who do you know
who makes the world a better place
just by being themselves?
Who do you know
who's touched lives, hearts and spirits
and lifted them up with love in times of need?
Who do you know
who's already made a big difference in the world
and yet probably doesn't even realize it?

Who needs to look in a mirror to see the truth about themselves?

Jace Carlton

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
"Who am I to be - brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a Child of God!

Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so small
that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in us, it's in everyone!

As we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

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Never let the competition define you.
Instead, you have to define yourself
based on a point of view you care deeply about.

Tom Chappel

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What you have to do and the way you have to do it
is incredibly simple.
Whether you are willing to do it ... that's another matter.

Peter F. Drucker
Austrian Writer, Professor, and Management Consultant
1909 - 2005

Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top;
it is the will power that is most important.
This will power you cannot buy with money or be given by others ...
it rises from your heart.

Junko Tabei
The first woman to climb Mt. Everest, 1975

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You need to be aware of what others are doing,
applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes,
and encourage them in their pursuits.
When we all help one another, everybody wins.

Jim Stovall
American Author and Speaker


Winners take time to relish their work,
knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top
so exhilarating.

Denis Waitley
American Motivational Speaker and Writer, Consultant and Best-Selling Author

Even if it appears you have lost,
you can still win by maintaining your integrity,
your civility and your humanity.

Brian Austin Whitney

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I used to say that God is my co-pilot,
but then I got smart and switched seats.

Jace Carlton

We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves,
after a journey through the wilderness
which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us,
for our wisdom is the point of view
from which we come at last to regard the world.

Marcel Proust
French Intellectual, Novelist, Essayist and Critic
1871 - 1922

Contributed by
Malcolm Kyle

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.


Rob Sorensen

Generally speaking,
you aren't learning much
when your lips are moving.

Don Odle


Please take a few moments to view this short movie.

7 Wonders

Come on ... you can spare just 2 1/2 minutes ... right now!
Many thanks to my friend,
Dave Boufford, aka "Mr. Positive",
for sharing it.

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is
the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt
26th American President - 1901 - 1909
1858 - 1919

In doing your work in the great world,
it is a safe plan to follow a rule I once heard on the football field:
Don't flinch, don't fall; hit the line hard!

Theodore Roosevelt
26th American President - 1901 - 1909
1858 - 1919

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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 you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough
will change a past or future event,
then you are residing on another planet
with a different reality system.


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"Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you."


from the movie
"Shrek 2"

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This is a great photo.
We can't assume that just because dogs don't speak English that they don't know what's going on.
This photograph shows a red Doberman kissing an exhausted fireman.
He had just saved her from a fire in her house,
rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire.
She is pregnant.

The firefighter was afraid of her at first, because he had never been around a Doberman before.
When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.
A photographer from the Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper, "The Observer,"
noticed this red Doberman in the distance looking at the fireman.
He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do.
As he raised his camera,
she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies, and kissed him,
when the photographer snapped this photograph.


Susie Greathouse

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