Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

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1) Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill

2) Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

3) Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost

4) If you can dream it, you can do it. –Walt Disney

5) I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

6) Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

7) Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

8) Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

9) Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –John Maxwell

10) The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha

11) An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates

12) Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. –Napoleon Hill

13) I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

14) Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso

15) You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus

16) I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

17) Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn

18) Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

19) The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

20) Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

21) The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra

22) Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. –Pablo Picasso

23) If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh

24) There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle

25) Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. –Henry Ford

26) The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

27) Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau

28) When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck

29) Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

30) Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb

31) Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair

32) Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. –Christopher Reeve

33) Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe

34) When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon

35) Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb

36) When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller

37) Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucious

38) How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank

39) When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu

40) The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. –Vince Lombardi

41) Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama

42) The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. –Arthur C. Clarke

43) First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle

44) If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb

45) You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown

46) Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. –Vincent Van Gogh

47) Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown

48) Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine

49) The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. –Walt Disney

50) Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti

51) Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. –Jim Morrison

52) I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin

53) In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby

54) A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

55) The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb

56) There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach

57) It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot

58) You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey

59) I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh

60) A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown

61) It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. –Ann Landers

62) If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren

63) Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray

64) Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. –Frank Zappa

65) Education costs money. But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser

66) Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

67) It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius

68) Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

69) Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama

70) You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou

71) Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan

72) Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.

73) Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt

74) The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

75) Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem

76) It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison

77) You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills

78) Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt

79) Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses

80) The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand

81) When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford

82) It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln

83) Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale

84) Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin

85) Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn

86) The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs

87) If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar

88) Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein

89) You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

90) Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

91) We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

92) If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins

93) The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

94) Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

95) Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi

96) We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato

97) Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt

98) I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci

99) People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar

100) What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. –Bob Dylan

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So Many Need This one prayer.. Prayer for a New Job…

As I go through my day multi-tasking to get things done.. Although I am self-employed and not really where I thought I would be by this time in my life I do feel humbled that I have the opportunities that I have.. I come in contact with people every day that need more in their lives.. For me I have not been the one to wait on a job, I create my “job” but not everyone has that will or desire to do just that.. And that is OK , I do hate to hear and see fear in their voice and as a part of their expression but all I can do is Pray..  Below are a collection of prayers that I have come a crossed and I hope having them in one spot here will bless someone with just a little more strength to better their day ❤

PRAYER FOR A NEW JOB ~

IN THE DAY OF PROSPERITY BE JOYFUL, BUT IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITY CONSIDER: SURELY GOD HAS APPOINTED THE ONE AS WELL AS THE OTHER, SO THAT MAN CAN FIND OUT NOTHING THAT WILL COME AFTER HIM.

Ecclesiastes 7:14

Our most gracious and loving Father,You have most lovingly and graciously said that You have loved us with and everlasting love. We acknowledge, Lord, that Your love for us is deeper that the ocean and bigger than the biggest need in our heart. Father, all my longings lie open before You and my sighing is not hidden from You. I commit myself as well as the need for a new job into Your most precious and loving hands.Lord God, fulfill the desire of my heart and bless the work of my hands. The Bible says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” I am completely trusting in Your merit and Your faithfulness this hour. I am certain that You can make a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. You can open a way where there seems to be no way. O Lord, as I go through the selection procedures, let Your mighty uplifted hand rest upon me and grant me Your supernatural grace and mercies in the eyes of all the concerned officials. Please perfect everything that concerns me.Father, my ways are not Your ways, neither are my thoughts Your thoughts. Your ways and Your thoughts are higher than the heavens above. Let Your perfect will be done in this matter. Put Your words into my mouth for the interviews and grant me Your wisdom and knowledge. Let Your mighty presence go before me.I render thanks and praises to You alone, Master, because I believe that You have already performed a miracle in my life.Amen.

Pray that they will see opportunity when it approaches.. When it is right for them.. Praying for a sense of normal to come back to this economy before they all forget what normal felt like…

Prayer for Rising Above Fear ~

Dear Lord, please ease our hearts in this world of uncertainty,
As we balance that which we desire with our true need,
As we look for higher values in the midst of material loss,
As we remember the wealth and abundance born of your creation,
And know that as you move us from fear to love,
We will be enriched with the treasures of spirit and peace. Amen
– Rev. Victor Fuhrman

Prayer for Employment ~

Heavenly father, please sustain my spirit as I search for new and meaningful work.You have blessed me with a healthy body and a keen mind for which I am grateful. I ask that you open my path as I seek employment that will allow me to support my family and myself while serving others and your divine purpose.

In gratitude and grace, Amen.

– Rev. Victor Fuhrman

Prayer for Strength and Faith ~ 

Dear Lord,

In these troubling times,
I am filled with unspeakable fears.
I reach my hand out to you now.
I ask you to walk beside me.
Please help me hold on strong,
During these storms.
And help me hold my hopes high,
Even in the darkest hour.
Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prayer for Prosperity ~ 

Dear God, source of Love and Life who brings abundance to all,
Please bring prosperity to me and my family now.
We ask that these basic needs be filled:
Money to pay our bills,
Income to meet our mortgage (rent),
Enough to feed us healthy food,
And more than enough for health care and wellness.
Beyond the material needs, please uplift our souls.
Inspire our creativity and resourcefulness.
Guide us in improving our lives.
Please help us to hold on to faith
And let us find peace. Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prayer for Financial Healing ~ 

From the deep reaches of my heart and soul,
To the highest love in heaven,
I pray for a healing of my financial situation.

I reach a hand to the abundance of the universe,
And pray that I learn to transform my fear into possibility.
Let me open to all the good that exists in this world.

I lift my head up to the sun
And pray that I am inspired to turn darkness into light.
Let me raise myself up beyond my problems.

I look toward the future and what-could-be
And pray that I can believe in myself and my abilities.
Let me know in my heart that I have great strength.

I honor the place of fear that has gripped me,
But I pray that I do not let it own me.
Let me do what I can to bring peace to my financial situation,
And trust that this too will pass.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Blessing to Crisis-Proof Your Relationship ~

May this relationship be blessed.

In times of financial strife,
it is easy to blame your partner
for what is wrong in your life.
Always look deeper for the truth.

May this relationship survive tests.
When things go wrong, It is a chance to show
That you can weather even the harshest storms–together.
Always see your love as bigger than your problems.

May this relationship bring you strength.
When money is tight, you may feel weakened.
Instead, come closer together to solve your problems.
Always focus on the creating the life you want to share.

May this relationship be your safe harbor
There are plenty of things in the world to pull you apart.
Stay strong, two against the world.
Lean into each other and hold on.
Let your relationship be your foundation and your support.

Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Parents’ Prayer of Protection ~

Dear God, Please bless my children.

For this I pray:
May they thrive in any economy.
May they be safe and protected.
May they be healthy and happy.
May they be uplifted by love.
May they be strengthened by opportunity.
May their days be filled with fun and play.
May all their needs be met—always.
May there be food, clothing, shelter, and comfort.
And may their souls be nurtured no matter the state of our world.
Please bless my children in all ways.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Wholeness Blessing – We Are Not Broken ~

We walk in troubled times,
But let us not be troubled souls.

We stand in financial challenge,
But let us not see our lives only in crisis.

We have suffered loss, pain, and indignities.
But we have survived, and we will survive.

We have been hurt and we may be broke,
But we are not broken.

Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Dear God, I Need Cash ~

For this I pray:

Not asking for a million bucks
Or money showing up in trucks
Just need some cash to pay my bills
And financial flow to cure my ills
Not seeking huge amounts
Just enough to make it count
To take care of a basic human need
And take care of those mouths to feed
I know that times are rough
But I want to stand tough
I just need some cash to keep on going
So please God, keep the money flowing.

Amen.

– Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prosperity Prayer for All People ~

Dear God, please bring prosperity to all people
and bring healing to those who have been hurt by the economic crisis.
We ask that these basic needs be filled for all people:
Money to pay our bills,
Income to meet our mortgages (rent),
Enough cash to provide proper nutrition and healthy food,
And more than enough for health care and wellness.
Please help us to provide for our families.
Beyond the material needs, please uplift our souls.
Inspire our creativity and resourcefulness.
Guide us in improving our lives.
Help us restore balance to our economy.
Point us toward a brighter tomorrow.
Please help us to hold on to faith.
And let us find peace. Amen.

–Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Prayer for Strength of Faith During Difficult Times ~

Father, this world sometimes bewilders me and is beyond my understanding. I see poverty and disease, storms and earthquakes, war and killing. Many hearts are bound by ego and fear. Please strengthen my faith in your higher purpose and open my mind to the truth that everything is unfolding according to your divine plan. Let compassion and love for my brothers and sisters flow from me and may we all be uplifted by your glory. AMEN.

Prayer for Strength and Self image ~

Lord, sometimes when I look in the mirror I’m not too happy with what I see. Please let me see me the way you made me, beautiful and perfect just as I am. Help me to hold this image in my mind and heart as I follow my life’s path. Allow others to witness your light shining through me as I walk with confidence, grace and a smile on my face. Amen.

 Motivational Quotes ~

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”
-Ivy Baker Priest

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

               “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.”- Jerome Fleishman

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
-Flavia Weedn

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
-M. Kathleen Casey

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn.”
-Author Unknown

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you know someone with struggles.. pick of the phone and offer them some words of encouragement.. Offer them a prayer..It’s free ❤ You have Nothing to Lose, but a little time ❤

Always Be Blessed,

Kathy

RIP ~ Zig Ziglar  1926 – 2012

If you don’t like what you see, look from a different view …

Walking down the beach today I walked past some bird footprints and frankly some bird poop.. That is what I saw and I thought “ewe”. I continued with my walk loving all I see. I love the waves as they break in the sand. So much to see and something different every time I walk. I got to the point where I turn around and I headed back. It wasn’t to long until I was walking back over the footprints and pooh.. but from a different angle I saw something much different. I saw a artful beautiful flower that only nature could paint.. It put a smile on my face and made me thinkツ how often are we dissatisfied or turned off because of how we are seeing things and could that opinion or feeling be changed just from looking from a different angle ツ

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So if there is something in your life that you just are not completely happy with, Can that feeling be changed just by changing your view?? Take sometime over this Thankful Holiday and think about change and how easy, simply changing your view could completely change your life. Happy Thanksgiving, Be Blessed ❤

Getting past disappointment ~

When I am disappointed I read. Fortunately lately I haven’t had a ton of reading time. But what transpired this week took me back a bit.. So to take my mind off things I took to reading. Some people drink, some people have other vices they go to but I go to books of knowledge and poetry. Always seems to help me find my way. I love my new iPhone as there is limitless resources just waiting to provide amazing therapy. A comfy pillow, warm blanket and the corner of the couch. Last night I even splurged and added a cup of Hot Chocolate. In reading I found this paragraph..
“Keep Believing in Yourself and Your Special Dreams.
There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself and all that you are capable of. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are, and you will also see yourself developing into the person you have always wanted to be.

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So tomorrow is a new day and I can’t say I know exactly where I am going from here. What I do know is even though there are people that disappoint, I have so many I know I can count on and I trust with my life. So with those people I will continue to create the best future for their families and mine and that God will give me the paths to go down.

So here’s to a amazing future and keeping my “Forevers” close and developing new “Today’s” that will become “Forevers”

A Lonely Tear Drop

A Lonely Tear Drop

By Kathryn  Rodriguez

This morning I woke up to a very scary frown, The tears on my pillow almost made me drown. The love in my heart for you is constantly in pain, And when my heart crys for you, the tear drops fall like rain. Again, I closed my eyes last night, and tried to get a grip. But, I heard that familiar song that went drip, drip, drip. However, I still remained in my bed and found myself afloat. I should”ve thought like Noah and built myself a boat. I had this crazy idea to live upon a mountain, But, all the tears that I cry, will turn only into a fountain. Each day I pray that this crying in my heart would stop, Then I would no longer have that lonely tear drop!

When your in Love

When Your In Love

By Kathryn  Rodriguez

When your in Love, You tend to find… Your heart and soul are so entwined… During every waking moment, He’s in your thoughts…Every sleeping moment, He’s in your dreams… When your in Love, You see a reminder of his existence…Your heart begins to beat  with such persistence…You ask yourself, “Can this be the one?” while  cautioning, “Should this be done?” Shall I confess of my convictions – Or persuade myself that this must be fictous? When your in Love, You’ll take some chances…Find yourself swaying back and forth, Like a trees delicate branches… Then one day you will conceive…This is the one that you will never leave.

War

War

By Kathryn   Rodriguez

A very small word Three letters it contains Yet it says so very much To what does it pertain \It can protect our freedom As it causes loss of life It will compel our world To feud, “wrong or right” \It keeps our land strong As another becomes meek Our country will fight along We all pray for it to cease \In one hand it causes ruin But on the other, it has proven To stand up for what is right Is why we must keep up the fight \So all Americans, “please unite” Support the cause, day into night Our America will grow stronger Allowing our kin to live on longer