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Inspirational Thoughts

Words of wisdom from children

No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let Mom brush your hair.
If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
Whether he's real or not, you should believe in the tooth fairy if you like money.
You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.
Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac.
Never hold a Dustbuster and a cat at the same time.
School lunches stick to the wall.
Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

Attitude

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude to me is more important than facts.

It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.

The remarkable thing is you have a choice every day regarding the attitude you will embrace for that day.

We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.

We cannot change the inevitable.

The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you. You are in charge of your attitude.

Charles R. Swindoll

Creativity

Because of their courage, their lack of fear,
Creative people are willing to make silly mistakes.
The truly creative person is one who can think crazy;
Such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless.

The creative person is flexible -- he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress.

He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.

Frank Goble

Conflict

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
- Benjamin Franklin

Problems

It takes a real storm in the average person's life
to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
- Unknown

Quality

Everything can be improved.
- C. W. Barron

Solutions

"The solutions to the problems we face today can not be solved on the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
-Albert Einstein

Minds

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Failure

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
- David Feherty

Grief

The only cure for grief is action.
- George Henry Lewis

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world.
It beats money, power and influence.
- Henry Chester

Innovation

The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.

Perception

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others, than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman

Reaction

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
- Thaddeus Golas

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