Monday, December 30, 2013

MAKING DECISIONS


Don't make big decisions when you're feeling emotional.
- Maricar Reyes
Philippines' actress

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

OF CHANGING THE WORLD

Photo attribution: cc photo by Strijdklaar47 on flickr


     Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, December 1, 2013

NOT A NICE PERSON


     A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
- Dave Barry
Pulitzer Prize-winning
American author and columnist

Sunday, November 24, 2013

SENSE OF SELF


     If you tried to please everyone, you'd have no sense of self.
- Katy Perry

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BE NICE


     It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.
- Roger Federer
Swiss Professional Tennis Player

Saturday, October 26, 2013

RELIGIOSITY


     Outward religiosity is not a guarantee for inner goodness.
- from the book
How To Find Your One True Love
Author: Bo Sanchez

Thursday, October 17, 2013

BE AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF

adapted from the original cc photo by Nick Jewell on flickr

     Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
- William Hazlitt




Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW


     Do not forget that in human affairs, other people may also be right: they see the same question as you, but from a different point of view, under another light, with other shades, with other contours.
- St. Jose Maria Escriva

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CHANGE YOURSELF FIRST


     Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
- Jacob M. Braude

Saturday, August 10, 2013

HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE


     Treat people as you would like to be treated. Karma's only a bitch if you are.
- Anonymous



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ABILITY vs. CHARACTER


John Wooden (October 1910 - June 2010) was an American basketball player and coach. He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1961 and as a coach in 1973.

     Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
- John Wooden
member, Basketball Hall of Fame

Friday, August 2, 2013

WHEN YOU REPRIMAND

adapted from the original cc photo by "George" Larcher on flickr

     Never rebuke while you are still indignant about a fault committed - wait until the next day, or even longer. And then, calmly, and with a purer intention, make your reprimand. You will gain more by a friendly word than by a three hour quarrel.

- St. Josemaria Escriva

Sunday, July 28, 2013

OF GROWING OLD


     Nobody wants to grow old. But it is a much greater blessing than the alternative - to die young.

- from Spices of Life
by Evangeline Lavilles de Paula

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

YOU'RE NOT INFERIOR


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- from the movie The Princess Diaries

Thursday, July 18, 2013

JUST LIVE LIFE


  Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it. Just live it.
- C.S. Lewis

Saturday, July 13, 2013

GENUINE LOVE


     "Genuine love should first be directed at oneself - if we do not love ourselves, how can we love others?"
- Dalai Lama

Saturday, July 6, 2013

I'M BEAUTIFUL

adapted from the original cc photo by E Greens on flickr

     "I'm beautiful in my way 'cause God makes no mistakes."

- from the song
Born This Way
(Artist: Lady Gaga)




Sunday, June 30, 2013

KIND WORDS


     Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

- Mother Teresa

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

THE POWER OF WORDS


A careless word may kindle strife;
A cruel word may wreak a life.

A bitter word may hate instill;
A brutal word may smite and kill.

A gracious word may smooth the way;
A joyous word may light the day.

A timely word may lessen stress;
A loving word may heal and bless. 

- Anonymous

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BE TRUE


     Be true to yourself and to your feelings. Those are the only things in life that will never lie to you.

- Anonymous

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

LAUGHTER AND PAIN


     My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.

- Charlie Chaplin

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BEING HAPPY

adapted from the original cc photo by fairuz othman on flickr

     Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

- Anonymous

Saturday, May 4, 2013

LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS


    Life is full of ups and downs. The trick is to enjoy the ups and have courage during the downs.
- Anonymous

Friday, April 26, 2013

WASTED TIME


     The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.
- Dawson Trotman

Thursday, April 18, 2013

PROVERBS 3:5


Proverbs 3:5

     Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS


The Iron Lady is a semi-bio film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher, the only female Prime Minister (1979-1990) of the United Kingdom. The above quotes were spoken by Margaret Thatcher in the movie which was played by actress Meryl Streep.

Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.

- from the movie The Iron Lady


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I AM ME

My baby nephew Stephen Aaron


     I am who I am. Your approval is not needed.
- Anonymous

Saturday, March 2, 2013

GOD'S TIMETABLE


     God's timetable is often different from yours, and it's always better.
- Russ Johnston

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ROAD OF LIFE


     The road of life will always be full of curves, potholes and dangerous driving conditions. Success is not crashing the car.

- Tim Barchie

Saturday, February 9, 2013

HAPPINESS DEPENDS ON YOU


     Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind than on the externals in the world.

- George Washington
1st U.S. President

Sunday, January 27, 2013

BE YOURSELF


     Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese?
- Edith Sitwell