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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:29 pm 
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A friend subscribed to the Daily Motivator for me as a gift. I get a new one every day, so I just opened this one up to read a few minutes ago. Today's had profound message to me today. Maybe it is for someone else out there as well.

Enjoy,
Vicki


THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Thursday, August 13, 2009

Future consequences
+++++++++++++++++++

One action, taken now, can have powerful consequences far
into the future. That fact can be a blessing or a curse,
depending of course on what the action is.

Time will magnify whatever you do. So even in the smallest
matters, do what is right.

The direction and purpose of each effort are much more
important than the size of the effort. For over time, all
your efforts will add together to exert great influence on
your life and your world.

Your future consequences are being born right now. This is a
moment of great opportunity.

Point all your actions, large and small, important and
seemingly insignificant, in the direction you wish to see
your life move. Time will combine all those actions into an
increasingly powerful set of results, and now is when you
can choose those results.

With your efforts, choose to put time on your side. Make the
future your friend by making the most of right now.

Ralph Marston

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Thank you, I too believe that what you put out into the world, will eventually come back to you threefold or more, depending.....

Wishing all health, love, growth, and joy,

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:18 pm 
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May we all be able to embrace the idea of 'transforming'...sometimes such a tough thing to do through pain.

Always,
Vicki


THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Transform
+++++++++++++++++++

Step back from the pain and transform it into compassion.
Step back from the stress and strengthen your purpose.

Take the anger and turn it into healing. Drop the resentment
and allow the remaining energy to blossom into enthusiasm.

Rise above anxiety, so that you come to experience peace.
From the negative frustrations, draw positive inspiration.

Where there is sadness, offer genuine and unconditional
love. In times of despair, find tiny morsels of joy and
hope, and let them grow to magnificent proportions as they
flow out from you.

When you are weary, be truly thankful for how far you have
already come. Let your gratitude transform what is, into the
very best of what you know can be.

Life's energy is what you make it. Make it purposeful,
positive, fulfilling, and great.

Ralph Marston

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:46 pm 
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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Persist
+++++++++++++++++++

The only way to fail is to give up. Whatever comes, whatever
happens, keep going.

Fix your eyes on the goal, and persist. Your vision, your
commitment, and your actions will take you there.

When you can make great big strides, make them. When you can
take only small steps, take them.

See every moment as the opportunity that it is. When the
wind is at your back, keep going, and when the wind is
blowing against you, keep going.

Make good and effective use of whatever you encounter. Tap
into the positive value that is always there.

Know precisely where you wish to go and why. Keep going, and
you are there.

Ralph Marston

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:23 pm 
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My Dear Miss Vicki,

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- Bill


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Vicki :?

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Love your shoes, Vicki.

- Bill


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Do you, really?

Well...Bill, I am a boot kind of girl...

but if I wasn't I would prefer to wear diamonds on the souls of my shoes.

Quote:
People say she's crazy
She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Well that's one way to lose these
Walking blues
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes


Vicki

PS Love your car.

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Enjoy,
Vicki

THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Friday, August 21, 2009

Big dreams
+++++++++++++++++++

Dare to dream big dreams. For those are the dreams that have
the power to push your whole world forward.

Expect great and wonderful and magnificent things in your
life. For what you expect, you experience.

Fulfillment is always yours to create in your own unique
way. Joy is always yours to live and to give.

The only limitation on life's richness is what you choose to
imagine. So imagine a life that is filled with meaning in
every moment, and then allow yourself to experience it all.

Within you is a spirit that can easily overwhelm any
external factor. Touch the depth of that spirit and set it
free to positively transform your world right now.

Envision that you feel the best you can possibly feel in
this moment, and give that vision life right now. Fully
enjoy and fulfill the beautiful, unique person you are.

Ralph Marston

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:53 pm 
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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Drawn closer
+++++++++++++++++++

Even in the midst of turmoil and confusion, total, all-encompassing peace can be yours. When it seems that the world is spinning out of control, steady confidence radiates from your inner values.

When you don't know what to do, something within you does know exactly what to do. When all hope is lost, hope grows ever stronger.

There is no magic bullet that will solve all your problems.
Yet by accepting and even embracing those many problems, you gain sweet control over your world.

You have been through much and you will go through much more. Each day, every moment brings something that you will eventually understand to be real, unique treasure.

Breathe deeply the empowering air of authentic experience.
With the passing hours you gain more substance with which to work.

Your dreams have not been lost. They have just been more fully revealed, and have drawn closer than ever before.

Ralph Marston

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If I may add for the day? We lost our 'liberal lion' today, and it's put me a reflective mood. Regardless of one's politics, I'd posit that 'moral courage' must be the bedrock of every sincere martial artist. I am upset at the video circulating the internet this week, of the mentally ill man who was beat on by 'martial artists', and it occurs to me...no one in that room had the moral courage to stop it.

Be courageous.

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Harlan, moral courage...WORD! Thanks for that thought, it was a good one.

THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Positive advantage
+++++++++++++++++++

Put your energy where it will do the most good. Put your
energy into those things you can do right now to make a
difference.

Worry will get you nowhere and will drain the value out of
your moments. Achieving the status of victim is not an
achievement worth having.

Instead, take the challenges and use them to positive
advantage. With the very real power of your thoughts, bend
your life's energy so that it flows ever forward.

There is enough time and there are plenty of resources for
creating true greatness on your own terms. Fully feel the
possibilities and bring them steadily to life.

Make thankful use of what you have when you have it. Focus
what is, through your imagination, into the best of what you
know can be.

See the immense value of who you are and what you have right
now. Transform that value into a living expression now, and
it will always be with you.

Ralph Marston


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Vicki

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Thank you Lady..with the recent layoffs at my company, that was well timed. I may still have a job, but I do need to put my focus into keeping my family supported and what steps I can take to make our future better, in whatever way that takes.

Thank you again!
Shana

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Hey, Shana, we are going through a similar thing at Davy's work. Monday his boss' boss was asked by the president to meet with him in his office. He never came back. They escorted him out, packed up all of his belongings the next day, and got them to him. It was so totally unexpected that it rattled everyone so badly. They are hunkering down in their foxhole office/cubicles since this, running scared.

I don't receive that fear. I refuse to run scared. I feel God has his hands on us. He allows things to happen for a reason and sometimes it isn't about us, but it meant to affect another's life.

I believe if He is shutting a door, it is for us to learn something He wishes, or to provide a better opportunity.

Staying positive and doing whatever you can through the interim is an absolute necessity. What does worry and anxiety do for you? Not a thing but paralyze and immobilize you.

Bah! Been there, done that, and am determined (if it happens) to turn lemons into lemonade.

Hugs to you and yours,
Vicki

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Same thing here. Hubby is laid off on Friday. On Wed., another person who had a layoff came into work and slit his wrists in the parking lot. 'Hunkering down', and staying positive is important...not just for us but for those in our circles that may need help getting through.

Thank you for the thread. :)


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