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 Older but wizer
Joined: 11/10/2007
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Childrens ryms ____ Fools names and fools faces should not been seen in public places

When faced with adversity be not without hope, for crystal rain drops fall from black clouds/ A persian poem

No man can move into the future without understanding the past. The future as allways, can only be grasped by those who are ready for it.
 Pantherrrrr642001
Joined: 6/10/2007
Msg: 52
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE, STORY OR POEM?
Posted: 11/23/2007 1:12:43 PM
NEVER argue with an idiot. They will simply drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
 ~JustSimplyMe~
Joined: 8/18/2006
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Posted: 11/23/2007 7:30:38 PM
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"~ Dr. Suess

"Make no excuses for the things that are not in your power to change, especially if they are part of you."
 57LEBOWSKI
Joined: 3/2/2006
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Posted: 11/23/2007 7:55:32 PM
for every silver lining theres a black cloud.
 -SIMONA-
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 55
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Posted: 11/23/2007 8:42:12 PM
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
 xoticeyez
Joined: 11/21/2007
Msg: 56
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE, STORY OR POEM?
Posted: 11/29/2007 3:22:51 PM
Life is a like a train with many departments and in each we find many people of who we share interests and other things. We enjoy their company until they drop off at their destination and we cherish the time spent 2gether.

&

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

& by Mother Teresa::
"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.
It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving."

"Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well."

Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.
 valleyjavastop
Joined: 6/4/2007
Msg: 57
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE, STORY OR POEM?
Posted: 11/29/2007 3:57:57 PM
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open
 bullitt428
Joined: 4/27/2006
Msg: 58
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE, STORY OR POEM?
Posted: 12/16/2007 12:28:48 PM
Racing is life!!!!!! everything in between is just waiting. "Steve Mac Queen "LEMANS

NO FEAR RIDE HARD RIDE FAST...........Crusty Demons of Dirt.

BULLITT
 Spiritual Tourist
Joined: 11/19/2007
Msg: 59
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE, STORY OR POEM?
Posted: 12/16/2007 11:29:58 PM
OK, I have two stories that inspire me:

A man traveled with the Buddha and determined to test his philosophy of love. Every time the Buddha spoke, the man would heckle and harass him. He followed him everywhere and took every opportunity to berate and antagonize him. This went on for three days and in all that time the Buddha never showed the man anything but love and kindness. Finally the man couldn't stand it any longer. He confronted the Buddha and said, " I have treated you with anger and rudeness and you have shown me nothing but love. How can you do that ?!" The Buddha just smiled at the man and asked, "If you offer someone a gift and they do not accept it, to whom does the gift belong?"
People do what they do, and nothing more. If I accept their negativity into myself then I have accepted their gift and that choice is always mine.

An old man was talking to a young boy and said, " I feel like there are two wolves fighting in my heart. One is kind and loving and caring. The other is mean and cruel and angry." The boy asked. "But Grandfather, which wolf will win the fight?" The grandfather just smiled and said, "The one that I feed".

I really love both those stories.
 Minksie
Joined: 9/2/2007
Msg: 60
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Posted: 12/17/2007 8:48:32 PM
Give more than you expect to receive.
 sierrabc
Joined: 2/13/2006
Msg: 61
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Posted: 12/17/2007 8:52:55 PM
Where there is love there is no darkness
Sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching and love like you will never be hurt
Real eyes realize real lies
Build a bridge and get over it
Suck it up buttercup
 jezka1
Joined: 5/23/2009
Msg: 62
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Posted: 7/29/2009 9:03:06 PM
Someone New

I smile from ear to ear
A sudden rush of excitement
I’ve just thought of you
Hoped you would call, or better yet seen I missed your call
Thought of our last moments together
Wondered what the next might be like
You make me smile like I haven’t in a really long time
Will you be here tomorrow, I don’t even know
So I sit and smile from the thought of you today

March 20, 2006
By Jessica Frailey
 Doc_Sage
Joined: 2/25/2009
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Posted: 7/29/2009 9:24:41 PM
To enjoy a rainbow,
One must put up with a little rain.

Nounour
 mrchicken
Joined: 5/16/2008
Msg: 64
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Posted: 7/29/2009 10:46:59 PM
First they came

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrate.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I remained silent;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

By Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemoller
 Dilliga_
Joined: 7/10/2009
Msg: 65
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE, STORY OR POEM?
Posted: 7/29/2009 11:02:54 PM
And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake.

And my favorite story from childhood..........

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!"

The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf. The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces.

"Don't cry 'wolf', shepherd boy," said the villagers, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill.

Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away.

When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"

But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more.

Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Wolf! Wolf!"

But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.

At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping.

"There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?"

An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village.

"We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said, putting his arm around the youth, "Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!"
 HORSELADY3
Joined: 6/29/2008
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Posted: 7/30/2009 3:53:46 PM
Favorite quote? Dont squat with yer spurs on! Thats all I have to say about that!
 Glenoran1
Joined: 3/1/2009
Msg: 67
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Posted: 7/30/2009 7:22:45 PM
Here's a poem I wrote many years ago. I hope you folks like it ...

CHOICE

The world is our oyster and it irks us like hell
That we perceive the pearl but can't open the shell.
And many's the reason, as we prod and we pry
That we accept defeat every time that we try.
"Mom said we're too weak, and Dad said don't touch knives."
For the six-year-old kid -- yes, but for the rest of our lives?
"Are we undeserving? What gives us the right?
What would all our friends say? Is this a fair fight?"

We can answer our questions and discover our truth
Or recite excuses hauled around since our youth.
We can reshape our futures or play pawn to our Fates,
But the oyster's indifferent, and the pearl still awaits.
 ~JaneSays~
Joined: 5/6/2009
Msg: 68
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Posted: 7/31/2009 5:51:57 PM
"If some men hate you, take no heed. If some men curse you, take no care. Sing your song, dream your dream, hope your hope, pray your prayer." ~Unknown
 unleashed27
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Posted: 7/31/2009 7:34:45 PM
that is very nice Gleoran, you are very talented.
 Glenoran1
Joined: 3/1/2009
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Posted: 8/1/2009 10:15:29 PM
^^^^ (blush) Gee, thanks.
 ~JaneSays~
Joined: 5/6/2009
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Posted: 8/1/2009 10:22:22 PM
Your poem is really nice, G1. I like the second stanza. It is very strong. Let`s face it we need to draw inspiration from where ever we can in this world. When it comes from the heart, like the poem in your case G1, it has more pull.

Sweet Jane
 Special_K_s
Joined: 3/29/2008
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Posted: 8/3/2009 8:57:44 AM
"Age is a matter of the mind, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter" - unknown.

This quote really helped when I hit my 40th, now I don't care as the years add on, cause I am young at heart!
 tattybaby
Joined: 10/6/2008
Msg: 73
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Posted: 8/14/2009 11:56:00 PM
Comes the Dawn
Veronica Shorffstall, 1971

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security,

And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head held high and your eyes open,

With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
You learn to build your roads

On today because tomorrow's ground
Is too uncertain for plans, and futures have

A way of falling down in midflight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine

Burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate

Your own soul, instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you can really endure,
That you really are strong

And you really do have worth
And you learn and learn ... and you learn

With every goodbye you learn.
 Jondlar
Joined: 4/19/2009
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Posted: 8/15/2009 6:16:56 AM
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.
Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)


and


I don't think it's too
much to want. To look at the stars
just after sunset. Touch the sand.
Wade in the water. Feel free.
I guess it comes down
to a simple choice, really. Get
busy living or get busy dying

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
 youlookingtoo
Joined: 7/15/2009
Msg: 75
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Posted: 8/15/2009 6:23:09 AM
"All wealth is created, and all jobs are created, by risk taking entrepreneurs'' Unknown.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value-
Albert Einstein- March14 1879--April18 1955

"It does not require many words to speak the truth".-
Chief Joseph (Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt).. Nez Perce Tribe (1840-1904)

"Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints".-
Chief Seattle (Ts"ial-la-kum).. Suquamish,Duwamish Tribe (1786-1866)

" The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do".-
Sequichie Comindeer ?

''Cause everything that ever mattered, skit-scat scattered, like every love word you heard. But that's just the way, when you walk your days, in the beauty of this world''-
The Be Good Tanya's, from the 2006 album 'Hello Love" lyrics from the song called, 'Scattered Leaves'.
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