Friday, September 10, 2010

Hurting Others - Lincoln's Story !!

On his first day in office, as President Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, one man stood up. He was a rich aristocrat. He said, "Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family." And the whole Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Lincoln.

But certain people are made of a totally different mettle. Lincoln looked at the man directly in the eye and said, "Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes for your family, and there will be many others here, because he made shoes the way nobody else can.

He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul into them. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself. If you have any complaint I can make you another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father's shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father".

The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

Remember: "No one can hurt you without your consent. It is not what happens to us that hurts us. It is our response that hurts us"


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Fresh Good Morning Thoughts !

During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: 
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" 
Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. 
Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. "Absolutely," the professor said. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy. 

~   Joann C. Jones

The grand essentials of happiness-
Something to do
Something to love 
And something to hope for…

A Morning is a Wonderful Blessing, 
Either Cloudy or Sunny.
It stands for Hope, giving us another
start of what we call Life.

Have a Good Morning & Day!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Pleasant Morning Thoughts !!!

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, 
more than anything else,
will affect It's successful outcome.

~   William James 

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best.
If you?re not, pretend you are."

~   Muhammad Ali 

"Everyone has his burden. 
What counts is how you carry it."

~   Merle Miller 

People create their own success by learning what they need to learn 
and then by practcing it until they become proficient at it. 

~   Brain Tracy

"God gives every bird a worm,
but he does not throw it into the nest." 

~   Swedish Proverb

Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond 
what looked like their greatest failure.

~   Brain Tracy 

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Beautiful Morning Poem !

Enjoy being you
We all get caught up in
our hopes, dreams, and sorrows.
We race around and
plan for tomorrow.
But in a single day,
there's only so much we can do,
and for our happiness,
we should also be true.
Sometimes we need to
sit back, relax, and unwind,
let the stress go--
free our minds.
We need to abandon our cares and
forget the grind, pressure, and strife
and do something we love
and just enjoy life.
And I'm sending this greeting to you,
in hopes that you can take a day off,
and enjoy being you.


Monday, September 06, 2010

Interesting Morning Quotes !!

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play 
that I've written for myself 
and so my purpose is to have 
the utmost fun playing my part.

~   Shirley MacLaine

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

~   Helen Keller

Confidence on the outside begins by 
living with integrity on the inside.

~   Brian Tracy

There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. 
Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?

~   Sophocles

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, 
new continent unexplored, 
a world of possibilities waiting to be released and
channeled toward some great good.

~   Brian Tracy

I believe that anyone can conquer fear 
by doing the things he fears to do, 
provided he keeps doing them until 
he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

~   Eleanor Roosevelt