Wednesday, April 30, 2008

QnA for Today April 30, 2008

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That inner voice that I have been ignoring for far too many years, today will be getting my attention! Listening to others views of me and thoughts of what I can accomplish is biased information. My inner voice is my personal guide.

Monday, April 28, 2008

QnA for Today April 28, 2008

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon."

- Anon.

I set my goals high so that when I reach them the challenge getting there is fulfilling.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Just a word from me

I feel compelled to say something here and I hope that you can hear the sincerity in my words and leave with an understanding of what I am sharing. I have lost so many people in my life to the Angel of Death; from grandparents, and cousins, to young nephews and friends. This last death is so profound for me because I was there.

He came home from work, ate, enjoyed some time with his wife and in a moment it was over.

The memories and pain, the unaccomplished goals and plans to never happen, words that will never be said or heard. All in a moment. A passing second, not a here today and gone tomorrow even though that is a true statement; but in a flash the mere blink of an eye everyone and everything had transformed into something post that blink.

Tell those you love you love them often, forgive those that you have held anger toward, reconnect with someone that is important to you. Swallow the pride and make peace. We are given one opportunity and none of us know how long we have. My nephew had only 14 years, my friend that just passed had 39 years and my grandmother had over 80 and none of them were enough time for those that loved them.

If you can't make amends you can still let them know that you love them. Don't let them go without you knowing that they know and don't you die without having let them know what you really felt.


Friday, April 25, 2008

QnA for Today April 25, 2008 (Interactive Aspiration Day)

"All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.

- Nike Ad

Thursday, April 24, 2008

QnA for Today April 24, 2008

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant."
- J. Petit-Senn

My talent is phenominal and my confidence in myself matches it.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

QnA for Today April 23, 2008

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
- Smiley Blanton

Today something I have wanted to know I am going to make the effort to find out.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

QnA for Today April 22, 2008

It was a pleasant café, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old waterproof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a café au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write.
-Ernest Hemingway

Taking the time to do something that I enjoy, or I know that has brought me comfort and joy in the past is necessary for my path to HAPPYness. Today I will make sure that I take the time to do what I enjoy!

Monday, April 21, 2008

QnA for Today April 21, 2008

Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
- Oprah Winfrey

I am ME and it is a BEAUTIFUL being to be!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

QnA for Today April 20, 2008

"When you are not happy where you are, and you are not quite sure if you want to leave or how to leave, you are in the meantime. Its a state of limbo. You are hanging on, ready to let go, afraid to fall, not wanting to hurt yourself, afraid you will hurt someone else. In the meantime, you pray the other person will let go first so that you will not feel guilty."

-Iyanla Vanzant

In order to truly love someone I must love myself first. Not only love myself but love myself more than I love who I want to share love with. At the point that I can love myself no more then I have love to share with someone else. Today I will pay attention to something that I love about myself and nurture that quality.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

QnA for Today April 19, 2008

"Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats."
- Howard Aiken

I am valuable and however many no's that I receive does not quantify to anything.

Friday, April 18, 2008

QnA for Today April 18, 2008 (Interactive Aspiration Day)

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain

Changing things up a little :) Fridays are going to be interactive aspiration day :) So I will provide the quote and I ask that you as readers provide an aspiration to go with the quote. You can do it :)
Have a wonderful day! ~Monique

Thursday, April 17, 2008

QnA for Today April 17, 2008

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."
- William Blake

I am amazing and my ability to achieve is endless!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

QnA for Today April 16, 2008

Listen to the mustn'ts child.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn't haves, the impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me.
Anything can happen child.
Anything can be.
- Shel Silverstein

I can achieve any and all things that I can envision for myself. While I value the input from others that are close and/or dear to me I do not need approval to become or accomplish what I envision for myself.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

QnA for Today April 15,2008

Just for tax time yesterday and today are about time :)

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. - H. Jackson Brown

I will no longer procrastinate. I will at least take small steps toward completing my tasks vs. waiting until the last minute to begin.

Monday, April 14, 2008

QnA for Today April 14, 2008

Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time...”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
-Bo Bennett, "Year to Success"

I have plenty of time everyday. I efficiently plan my day and do not set my expectations for the day to an impossible level. I plan my days perfectly and accomplish everything that I need to get done.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Simply QnA for Today April 13, 2008

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
-Alexander Graham Bell

I am organized, prepared and WELCOMING my success.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

QnA for Today April 12, 2008

There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you.
- Elie Wiesel

Friday, April 11, 2008

QnA for Today April 11, 2008

He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein
I am not afraid to think outside the box. My ideas are valuable and I can continue to challenge anything I feel necessary.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

QnA for today April 10,2008

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
-Michael Jordan
Fear to make an attempt is not in me. I am successful and will continue to strive to accomplish what I want in and for my life and the lives of those closest to me.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

QnA for Today April 9, 2008

You have brains in your head,you have feet in your shoes you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
- Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

QnA for today April 8, 2008

A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison.
- Francis Bacon

I am determined to be a healthier me!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

QnA for today April 6, 2008

A person who is trained to consider his actions, to undertake them deliberately, is in so far forth disciplined. Add to this ability a power to endure in an intelligently chosen course in the face of distraction, confusion, and difficulty, and you have the essence of discipline.
-John Dewey
Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education, "New York: The Free Press", 1916
I am aware of my actions and I listen to myself in ways in order to make sure that I can improve upon myself. Today I will take an extra effort to listen to my innerself.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

QnA for Today April 3, 2008

The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple relatedness.
-Joshua Loth Liebman

Today I will take an internal step within myself to repair a relationship that I held and still hold dear to me.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

QnA for Today April 2, 2008

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.

My self worth, my happiness, my success are not measured by my material gains. Today I will focus on the people and thoughts that have brought me true HAPPYness

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

QnA for today April 1, 2008

I apologize for being away. We had a death this weekend and that is what inspires this post today. Life is beautiful and meaningful be it your gift to someone or their gift to you.

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"
-Leo Buscaqlia

Today I recognize the beauty and the gift of life. Be it as long or as short as we are given I will bring joy to others and find joy in my life.


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Simply Quotes I found

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless--like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can *flow* or it can *crash*!
Be water, my friend." - Bruce

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."~Eleanore Roosevelt

"I am the greatest... I said that even before I knew I was." - Muhammad Ali

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures." - Horace Greeley

"Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens." - Fran Lebowitz

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