Faithful Companions

Day 245 “Lots of people talk to animals….Not very many listen, though….That’s the problem.” – Benjamin Hoff I’ve had a collection of animal quotes about how animals enrich our lives, teach us, and lead the way to being our best selves sitting in my draft folder since I wrote the post about how much we can learn fromContinue reading “Faithful Companions”

…and then there was Esther

Day 243 “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl I’ve been waiting for quite some time for the perfect post to use the above quote. Today is that day. The Law of Attraction is about manifesting your desires through the power of yourContinue reading “…and then there was Esther”

Ageless Beauty

Day 242 “We all age, we’re all going to die. It’s how we get there, and what we make of the trip.” – Carmen Dell’Orefice If there was ever a role model of how to stay positive in the face of adversity, and how to make your own luck, Carmen Dell’Orefice might just be the poster child. ThisContinue reading “Ageless Beauty”

It Works Out

Day 239 “I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.” – Henry Ford Here’s the first post of my Food For Thought Friday, series on Friday… Merriam-Webster definesContinue reading “It Works Out”

Expect Good Things

Day 235 “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln Writing about the Olympic Creed reminded me of something I read long ago – an optimist’s creed. Optimism is about expectation. The Universe responds to our thoughts and beliefs, so it delivers whatever you expect. If you expect badContinue reading “Expect Good Things”

Thank You, Rio

Day 234 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:2 I had planned to title today’s post for the closing of the 31st Olympiad in Rio “Gold Rush.” I was going to share the highlights of the games, andContinue reading “Thank You, Rio”

Waves Of Inspiration

Day 232 “I’ve realized the extraordinary power of sports to heal, unite and inspire. I believe the Olympics will serve as the ultimate platform to provide positive changes and I hope to inspire all of Japan through my strong showing there.” – Kohei Uchimura When I was a kid, I always wanted to go toContinue reading “Waves Of Inspiration”

Represent Yourself

Day 230 “Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state of mind. They are devoted. They compete to best themselves as much if not more than theyContinue reading “Represent Yourself”

Got Your Back

Day 228 “Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” – Pete Carroll As the saying goes…It takes a village. Like I said in yesterday’s post, children need support and encouragementContinue reading “Got Your Back”

Unstoppable

Day 227 “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw An astrologer once told me that IContinue reading “Unstoppable”