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Profound Quotes and Sayings

The following are quotes and sayings that have had a profound effect on me and so I kept them in a file in random order just as they came to me. I always say that the Universe is one step ahead of me and very often I received one of these when most needed.

In sharing them with you, I hope that something will touch you in a positive way.

You become what you think most of the time. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every moment that you spend upset, in despair, in anguish, angry or hurt because of the behavior of anybody else in your life is a moment in which you have given up control of your own life. - Dr. Wayne Dyer

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!


Today I Will Make A Difference

Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his/her thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refused to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

Today I will make a difference. I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

Today I will make a difference. I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It's OK to stumble. I will get up. It's OK to fail. I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

Today I will make a difference. I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A person can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A person can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends. Today I will make a difference.


- Max Lucado, ON THE ANVIL



One of the really vexing things about being human is that every so often it all goes to hell. I'm not talking about a bad day, or even a bad week, but something far more shattering - a devastating illness, the death of a spouse, or the failure of a dream project. How can a well meaning Creator foist such impossible stuff on us? Isn't life tough enough with its full menu of fears and doubts? What possible reason could there be for wading through divorce, bankruptcy or illness?

I do not believe crises occurs because we are meant to suffer. On the contrary, it happens in order to pry us loose from our comfort zone and push us forward to the next level of growth and accomplishment in our lives. And so, in a very real sense, catastrophes can be catalysts to creativity. They force us to lose our older, limited selves and give birth to larger, more expansive ones with a greater capacity to love and, hence, to create.

Each and every mistake we make in life, happens, so we can learn who we really are.




Affirmations

The following are sayings and affirmations to let go of negative thoughts and feelings. If you know EFT, you can say these while tapping the regular sequence for fast results.

I now release the belief that . . . .(say the belief you wish to release) . . . I release it once and for all from every cell of my being.

I now align myself with the belief that . . . .(say the new belief). I now align with this belief once and for all in every cell of my being.

(Example "I now release the belief that I don't deserve to have good things flow into my life. I release it once and for all from every cell of my being.")

Example: "I now align myself with the belief that I deserve good things to flow into my life. I align with this belief once and for all in every cell of my being")

Through the power of Divine Love, I forgive myself for doing anything that may have hurt you. Through the power of Divine Love, I forgive you for doing anything that may have hurt me.

I forgive you, (say the persons name) I release you (say the persons name) and I let you go and I ask that you forgive me, release me and let me go and I give thanks that it is so.

LORD: You know the hard feelings that I have in my heart right now. I don't want to feel this way, but a know that I cannot change without your help. Please help me to cope with these feelings until You can take them away from me.



Mental Exercise

You are self contained, self sufficient and self reliant. You do not need nor want anyone who is negative in you life and with this exercise, you now mentally erase them.

Sit quietly with no distractions and read the following. Do this throughout the day as many times as necessary until you no longer focus all your energy on negative thoughts.

You now mentally erase (person to be erased) from your thoughts. You detach yourself from the negative mental associations and your life is joyful and fulfilling. The undesirable memories of (person) fade quickly away and your mind is calm and tranquil.

The undesirable memories of (name the person) no longer affect me for I am at peace and totally detached from him/her. The words and actions of other people have no effect on me.

The divine white healing light now surrounds me and floods me with a sense of strength and well being in my mind, body and spirit. It is done.




Wonderful Stories

I love the following stories. They make me think about what is important in life to me.

Recently, I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. The airline had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, "I love you. I wish you enough."

She, in turn, said, "Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad."

They kissed and she left. He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there, I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone, knowing it would be forever?"

"Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?"

"I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead, and the reality is, the next trip back will be for my funeral," he said.

"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough. May I ask what that means?"

He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down for many generations within my family. My parents used to say it to everyone."

He paused for a moment, looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more. "When we said 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them," he continued and then, turning toward me, he shared the following:

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough 'Hellos' to get you through the final 'Good byes'.

Then he walked away saying "I wish you enough".



God's Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes which God gave me to hold. He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black box, and all your joys in the gold." I heeded His words, and in the two boxes both my joys and sorrows I stored. But though the gold became heavier each day the black was as light as before! With curiosity, I opened the black....I wanted to find out why, And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole which my sorrows had fallen out by. I showed the hole to God, and mused, "I wonder where my sorrows could be." He smiled a gentle smile and said, my child, they're all here with me." I asked God, why He gave me the boxes, why the gold, and the black with the hole? My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings, The black is for you to let go."



Things aren't always what they seem:

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they seem." The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen?

The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die. "Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it." Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.



THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your best is going to change from moment to moment, it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick, happy as opposed to sad. Under any circumstance, simply do you best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.



Just For Fun

The following are just FUN!

What makes up 100%?

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this:

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Well, here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K is 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
and K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E is 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E is 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% And, B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T is 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass-kissing will take you. A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G is 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can then conclude with mathematical certainty that while Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, Bullshit and Ass-kissing will put you over the top.



PHONE NUMBER FUN:

  1. Key-in the first 3 digits of your phone number into a calculator. (Not the area code!)
  2. Multiply by 80.
  3. Add 1.
  4. Multiply by 250.
  5. Add the last four digits of your phone number.
  6. Add the last four digits of your phone number again.
  7. Subtract 250.
  8. Divide by 2.


IT'S A FACT:

  1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Canadians, British or Americans.
  2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the Canadians, British or Americans.
  3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Canadians, British or Americans.
  4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the Canadians, British or Americans.
  5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Canadians, British or Americans.
  6. Ukranians drink a lot of vodka, eat a lot of perogies, cabbage rolls and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Canadians British or Americans.
CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like, speaking English is apparently what kills you.



More Fun Exercises

Have some fun with the following:

It seems silly that by just saying these numbers, something would change in your life. The first day I did it, I got a free coffee. In subsequent days, I got discounts on items that were not on sale, $150.00 off an airline ticket, (that's an interesting story), I found $5.00 and a penny stock I had bought a month previous, tripled. Don't look to win the lottery, look for the small money gains and savings.

Letting go of the previous year and breaking resistance. To start with a fresh plan for the year, write it down and be specific. Set your goals and focus on what you want.
Say these numbers 3 or 9 or 12 times:   114   789   0
Emphasise the last number.

To increase available money to you. Break blockages and allow the flow to continue on your path and with service to people and the planet.
Say these numbers 3 or 9 or 12 times:   4   10   888   6225
Emphasise the last number.



Nine Nines to bring or increase joy in your life. Smile say it with pep or sing it and visualize blue/green. Use this before or after or both invoking any number sequence.   999   999   999

Every morning say to yourself, "Something wonderful is going to happen to me today!"

When the mail comes ask, or have someone ask you, "Are there any cheques in the mail today?"

Everyday say to yourself, "My normal weight is _____ and that is what I weigh.

Peace Love and Joy,
Jo-Anne