“Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.”
“Let us learn to skillfully draw good out of what would otherwise cause us harm.” – St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
“Make it a bad moment, not a bad day.” – Katherine Mylius
“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister (1868, 1874-1880)
“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting golden delicious.” – Bill Meyer
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
“When you feel like criticizing the younger generation, just remember who raised them. “
“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and doesn’t stop until you get to work.”
“Many of our personal goals are stranded on a little island called the “Someday I’ll.” – Roger von Oech
The Sunday before Christmas, a pastor told his congregation that the church needed some extra money. He asked the people to consider donating a little more than usual into the offering plate. He said that whoever gave the most would be able to pick out three hymns. After the offering plates were passed, the pastor glanced down and noticed that someone had placed a $1,000 bill in the offering.
He was so excited that he immediately shared his joy with his congregation and said he’d like to personally thank the person who placed the money in the plate. A very quiet, elderly, saintly looking lady all the way in the back shyly raised her hand. The pastor asked her to come to the front.
Slowly she made her way to the pastor. He told her how wonderful it was that she gave so much and in thanks asked her to pick out three hymns.
Her eyes brightened as she looked over the congregation, pointed to the three most handsome men in the building and said, “I’ll take him and him and him.”