Friday, April 1, 2011

INSPIRATION: Food for the Soul

As human beings, we feed off of inspiration. Those positive and profound words, phrases or people that gives us strength and helps us to stay focused. It’s my pleasure to share a few of the many quotes, I have carried with me over the years, and continue to live and learn from.
 “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong."- Ella Fitzgerald

"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."- George Washington Carver

"Resolve to be thyself and know that he who finds himself loses his misery."- Matthew Arnold 

"There are many things in life that will catch your eyes, but only a few that will catch your heart...follow those."- Michael Nolan

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into a flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."- Albert Schweitzer

"Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive."- Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all:      This, too, shall pass."- Ann Landers

"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime."- Gail Godwin

World Peace
"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family."- Mother Teresa

"Almost anything you do will be insignificant but it is very important that you do it."
 "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

"The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be touched by the heart."- Helen Keller

"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on!"- Robert Frost

"Learn to let go and be free."- Buddha

"Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life."- Foster C. McClellan

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Pierre Teilhard de Charadin

"All comes at the proper time to him who knows how to wait."- St. Vincent de Paul

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus."- Oprah Winfrey
"It is better to be HATED for what you are, than to be LOVED for what you're not."- Andre Gide

“Giving up doesn’t mean you’re weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let you.”- Author Unknown

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but, if you sit down quietly, it will alight upon you." -Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Don't worry about things you have no control over."- My Basketball coach

"Keep aiming higher and don't limit yourself to anything or compare yourself to anyone."- A Friend

God is love and I am loved. To be LOVED is the most powerful, favorable and overwhelming feeling in the world- Celia P. Collymore

I would like to hear from you.
What are some of your favorite quotes? What words of wisdom motivates you?

Poem by Kevin Young
To make a better world…make a better YOU

Take time to laugh, it’s the music of The Soul
Take the time to work, it’s the price of Success
Take the time to think, it’s the source of Power
Take the time to give, it’s too short a day to be Selfish
Take time to play, it’s the secret of Perpetual Youth
Take the time to pray, it’s the greatest Power on Earth
Take time to read, it’s the foundation of Wisdom