Quote for Today: Never Give Up On You!

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I believe that we are who we choose to be.  Nobody is going to come and save you.  You’ve got to save yourself.  Nobody is going to give you anything.  You’ve got to go out and fight for it.  Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it.  So don’t give up on your dreams.

Barry Manilow, Sweet Life:  Adventures on the Way to Paradise

Quote for Today: Building Friendships

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If you are able to figure out how to be truly interested in someone you meet with the goal of building up a friendship instead of trying to get something out of that person, the funny things is that almost always, something happens later down the line that ends up benefiting either your business or yourself personally.  Stop trying to “network” in the traditional business sense, and instead, just try and build up the number and depth of your friendships, where the friendship itself is its own reward.

—Tony Hsieh, Zappos founder and president

 

Quote for Today: The Paradoxical Commandments

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The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.  Love them anyway.  If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  Do good anyway.  If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.  Succeed anyway.  The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.  Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.  Be honest and frank anyway.  The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.  Think big anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.  Fight for a few underdogs anyway.  What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.  Build anyway.  People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.  Help people anyway.  Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.  Give the world the best you have anyway.

Quote for Today: The Shallow Commitments of Some Christians

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Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience.  They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism.  Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.  —Dr. Charles Stanley

The Prayers of Black Women: You’re In Our Prayer’s Nina

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Lord it is easy to judge and or forget others when sitting in a seat of safety.  It appears that it is also easy to blame others when failure and fear has joined hands and threaten life and lifestyles.

Life as we know it in America has now been threatened with the deadly virus of Ebola.  I must admit I joined others at the sea of fear and feasted at the banquet of animosity.

I was angry that an African lied on their questionnaire to leave an infected Ebola country.  I was angry that my government officials allowed this African to stay on American soil.  I was so angry that my thoughts began to sound like the madness that surrounded Thomas Duncan’s life.  Chaotic!

But as madness had set in the hearts and minds of most Americans the heart of God was in the Big D.  This time Lord your heart was in a pint size woman name Nina Pham.  She cared for Thomas Duncan despite the risk his medical condition brought to her safety.  She practiced what she morally believed.  She allowed her faith to put her life in your hands.  And because of her faith she cared for a man who many found detestable.  Please place her in the care of angels of mercy, and allow her medical team to discovery news ways to cure her and others that will be infected with Ebola.

Amen

Quote for Today: Respecting the Boundaries of Others

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Our real concern with others should not be “Are they doing what I would do or what I want them to do?” but “Are they really making a free choice?”  When we accept others’ freedom, we don’t get angry, feel guilty, or withdraw our love when they set boundaries with us.  When we accept others’ freedom, we feel better about our own.  —Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Quote for Today: At Least She Ain’t Standing Still

Let me first start with, I was hesitant to write the below paragraphs.  And I surely was nervous about posting such a bold quote on America.

But please understand I read loads of material each day.  Because of what I choose to read everyday I find myself fighting the blues on some level or another.  However, I’m not sure if I choose to read everything and anything or if my hobby as a blogger demands I read an array of subjects.  But whatever the case maybe I know one thing is for sure, it really bothers me when I read nasty comments about America and Americans.  And as an American it really angers me when Americans makes unpatriotic remarks about the country they call home.

As a pet free home I recently learned:  neither dogs nor pigs will shit where they live!  And with that said, I found a suitable quote for those that feel America and its people are contemptible:

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America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.  —E. E. Cummings