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Thought for the Day… | September 24, 2010

Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” — Les Brown


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  1. my thought for the day is

    “never give up, there is always hope”

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    Comment by Jennifer Schnegg — September 25, 2010 @ 6:55 AM

    • We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

      Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

      Joseph Campbell

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      Comment by Candi — October 31, 2010 @ 9:09 PM

  2. Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — September 26, 2010 @ 3:35 PM

  3. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” — Frank Tyger

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 26, 2010 @ 10:36 PM

  4. Giving up is not an option !

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    Comment by Charlie — September 27, 2010 @ 10:14 PM

  5. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 27, 2010 @ 11:14 PM

  6. We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. – Billy Graham

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    Comment by Charlie — September 28, 2010 @ 6:23 PM

  7. “In your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go and sheltered so may thrive and grow.” — Louise Driscoll

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 28, 2010 @ 7:02 PM

  8. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 30, 2010 @ 3:48 AM

  9. God is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope.
    Psalm 34:18

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    Comment by Charlie — September 30, 2010 @ 6:01 AM

  10. “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”
    – Luciano de Crescenzo

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 30, 2010 @ 7:37 PM

  11. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do.” — Anonymous

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 2, 2010 @ 6:30 AM

  12. “If you can imagine it you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”
    — William Arthur Ward

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 2, 2010 @ 9:07 PM

  13. “What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” — Theodore Roethke

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 3, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

  14. “Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.” — Grace Hansen

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 5, 2010 @ 1:15 AM

  15. Worry is like a Rocking Horse, It will keep you busy, but won’t get you anywhere.
    ?

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    Comment by Charlie — October 5, 2010 @ 7:49 PM

  16. “When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” — Mary Kay Ash

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 5, 2010 @ 10:39 PM

  17. “There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 8, 2010 @ 7:56 PM

  18. “It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.”
    -Jackie Mason

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — October 9, 2010 @ 5:21 AM

  19. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.” — Stephen Leacock

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 9, 2010 @ 9:26 PM

  20. A well spent day brings happy sleep.
    Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve; seek help.

    Love Candi

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    Comment by Candi — October 10, 2010 @ 2:06 AM

  21. Here is a poem someone had given me:

    OLD folks are
    Worth a fortune

    Old folks are a fortune:
    With silver hair, gold in
    their teeth, stones in their kidneys,
    lead in their feet and gas in their
    stomachs.
    I have become a lot more social
    with the passing of the years; some
    might even call me a frivolus old
    gal. I’m seeing five gentlemen ev-
    ery day.
    As soon as I wake, Will Power
    helps me out of bed. Then I go
    to see John. Then Charley Horse
    comes along, and when he is here
    he takes alot of my atten-
    tion. When he leaves, Arthur Ritis
    shows up and stays the rest of the
    day. (He doesn’t like to stay in one
    place very long, so he takes me
    from joint to joint.) After such a
    busy day, I’m really tired and glad
    to go to bed–with Ben Gay.
    What a life!
    P.S The preacher came to call
    the other day. He said that my
    age I should be thinking about the
    hereafter. I told him I do — all the
    time. No mater where I am–in
    the parler, upstairs in the kitchen
    or down in the basement–I ask
    myself, “Now what am I here after?”

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    Comment by Jennifer Schnegg — October 10, 2010 @ 4:21 AM

  22. Jennifer, that is great and so truthful.

    I cannot wait for you to join us in Gratitude is the Attitude Part 2. You make it very special.

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — October 10, 2010 @ 5:18 AM

  23. From a sign at a childrens home in Calcutta.
    Some people can be unreasonable, illogical, and self- centered.
    Love them anyway

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    Comment by Charlie — October 10, 2010 @ 9:02 AM

  24. “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” — Louisa May Alcott

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 10, 2010 @ 9:21 PM

  25. Phylis, that is so beautiful!!

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — October 10, 2010 @ 10:36 PM

  26. Excellent quote, Phylis
    Like they say..
    AIM HIGH !!

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    Comment by Charlie — October 11, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

  27. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 11, 2010 @ 9:32 PM

  28. “Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” Daniel Boorstin

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 12, 2010 @ 9:20 PM

  29. And the cow and the bear themselves will feed; together their young ones will lie down. And even the lion will eat straw just like the bull. – Isaih 11:7

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — October 13, 2010 @ 6:15 PM

  30. “He who is brave is free.” Seneca

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 13, 2010 @ 7:21 PM

  31. “You can complain because roses have thorns,
    or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”
    — Ziggy

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 14, 2010 @ 7:42 PM

  32. Here’s something a little different but true…
    The best way out of a hole,
    Is to stop digging

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    Comment by Charlie — October 15, 2010 @ 6:53 AM

  33. “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” — Kahlil Gibran

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 15, 2010 @ 8:07 PM

  34. “They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing” — Hindu Proverb

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 18, 2010 @ 1:51 AM

  35. “No, I don’t know the future, but I do know this: the best is yet to be! Heaven awaits us, and that will be far, far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine.”
    Billy Graham

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    Comment by Charlie — October 18, 2010 @ 9:49 AM

  36. “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 18, 2010 @ 9:14 PM

  37. I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with.
    Plato 427-347bc

    Love Candi

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    Comment by Candi — October 18, 2010 @ 11:51 PM

  38. “You may give gifts without caring, but you can’t care without giving.” — Frank A. Clark

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 19, 2010 @ 7:56 PM

  39. Oscar Wilde: There is only one thing worse then being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

    How True for Epilepsy!

    Love Candi

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    Comment by Candi — October 21, 2010 @ 8:26 PM

  40. “No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer.” — Barbara De Angelis

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 21, 2010 @ 9:38 PM

  41. Epilepsy Childrens Camp Logo: It Takes Brains To Have Epilepsy! 🙂

    It is better to give then to receive…especially advice. Wit & Wisdom of Mark Twain, Alex Ayres

    Love Candi

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    Comment by Candi — October 23, 2010 @ 1:40 AM

  42. “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. ” — Hermann Hesse

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 25, 2010 @ 1:31 AM

  43. Faith is the strength by which a shattered world will emerge into the light. Helen Keller

    Love Candi

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    Comment by Candi — October 25, 2010 @ 9:15 PM

  44. “If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” — Arab Proverb

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 25, 2010 @ 10:41 PM

  45. Believe that life is worth living & your belief will help create the fact. William James

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    Comment by Candi — October 30, 2010 @ 8:44 AM

  46. All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. Helen Keller

    This used to be my signature on WebMD. Very appropriate Thought for the Day. TAKE CARE, PHYLIS!

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    Comment by Candi — November 6, 2010 @ 7:29 PM

  47. “I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good things I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer it or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” William Penn

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 7, 2010 @ 2:14 AM

  48. People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient and then repent. Bob Dylan

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    Comment by Candi — November 7, 2010 @ 10:06 PM

  49. “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?”
    — George Bernard Shaw

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 8, 2010 @ 1:36 AM

  50. “Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug…” — Mary Chapin Carpenter

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 12, 2010 @ 11:09 PM

  51. “Every age has its happiness & troubles.”… Jeanne Calment

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    Comment by Candi — November 14, 2010 @ 12:09 AM

  52. “Light tomorrow with today!” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 14, 2010 @ 5:52 AM

  53. Do Any of You feel this way at times?

    I can’t belong to groups. I’ve tried. I behave normally, but, people don’t look at me normally…
    Jeanne Moreau

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    Comment by Candi — November 15, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

  54. Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious…Gordon Gee

    I say, also, “Be Consistently Curious!” 🙂

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    Comment by Candi — November 21, 2010 @ 10:33 PM

  55. My grandmother was right when she said: “You can everything in the world, but without your health, it means nothing.”

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 21, 2010 @ 11:24 PM

  56. “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” — Walt Disney

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — November 28, 2010 @ 4:54 AM


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    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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