Listen to this and be inspired….


Small miracle = waking up every day. Wouldn’t it be great if we woke up every morning and said this! Every new day is a new beginning. Let’s be grateful that we’ve been given such a gift.

Definitely check out the Lead. Learn. Live.  Blog that I reblogged this from. It never ceases to inspire me.

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Quote of the Day: Four Things You Can’t Recover

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Amazing Quote: Getting Through Life’s Tests

When you are going through something hard and you wonder where God is, REMEMBER the teacher is always quiet during the test.

silhoutte of teacher reading

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Poem: Footprints in the Sand


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One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with God.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One set belonged to  him and one was God’s.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times in his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned God about it.

“God, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why you would leave me when I needed you most.”

God replied:

“My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During those times, when you only say one set of footprints, was when I carried you.”

-Anonymous (but has also been attributed to different authors)

I love this poem. Sometimes we don’t see God in our lives and that is the times we need Him most. This simple poem tells us that if we let Him, God will carry us through those tough times so that we will once again see Him in our life and walk with Him side by side. The imagery is beautiful in here but the message is poignant. This poem will definitely get us through the tough times.


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A Wonderful Gift!

A mother holds up her child.

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This story just makes me want to say “awww….”

The holiday season is a time when lots of people focus on buying gifts. This is not a bad thing (especially if the gift is for me). But, I think, the true meaning of the holiday season is to realize that the biggest gift we have is the gift of each other.

One of the strongest bonds in our lives are the relationships we have with our parents and then, later our children. Family is such a great gift.

With that in mind, here is a holiday ode to mothers.:

A Newborn’s Conversation with God 

-Author Unknown

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” 

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.” 

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?” God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.” 

Who will protect me?” God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.” God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.” 

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

God said, “You will simply call her, “Mom.”

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Success Depends on You….

Do It Anyway

by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

Asking For Forgiveness

 If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

English: Four hands holding.

 If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

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 If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

Friendship, Göteborg, Sweden

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What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

Artists for Humanity. Artist in painting studio

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If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

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The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

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Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

English: Mother and child.

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In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

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Note: It is thought that this poem is based on a poem by the same name by Dr. Kent Keith.

The first time I saw Mother Teresa‘s poem “Do It Anyway”  I was visiting an office at my school. I can’t remember why I was there, who I was visiting, or what I was there for. The one thing I do remember is the poem on the wall. It was in a frame parallel to the desk.

I remember thinking that this is such a beautiful and aspiring message. I wish more people would read it and take it to heart.

I see so many times people being influenced negatively by other people. They quickly lose interest in things that will be beneficial to them because they dislike the people involved. Of course, things are nicer when you are popular and everyone loves you but that’s not why you should do anything in life.

You should do things because you are passionate about them and because they are the right things to do. Remember it doesn’t matter what anyone says. In the end they will come around. But first, you have to believe in yourself and the power you have to be the “change you wish to make in the world”.

I believe that no matter what your faith, this poem is an awesome mantra for living well and succeeding.