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The Winds of Fate - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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This short little poem reminds us that it's not the storms of life that tell us where to go—it's the direction we set our sails... "The Winds of Fate" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox One ship drives east and another drives west With the selfsame winds that blow. Tis the set of the sails And not the gales Which tells us the way to go. Like the winds of the seas are the ways of fate, As we voyage along through the life: Tis the set of a soul That decides its goal, And not the calm or the strife.

Two Kinds of People - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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What kind of person are you? I love this poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. (But let's face it, I pretty much love anything written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.) In this poem, Ella says that there are basically two kinds of people in the world and then asks the inescapable question: what kind of person are you ? "Two Kinds of People" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox There are two kinds of people on earth today, Two kinds of people no more I say. Not the good or the bad, for it's well understood, The good are half bad, the bad are half good. Not the happy or sad, for in the swift-flying years, Bring each man his laughter, each man his tears. Not the rich or the poor, for to count a man's wealth, You must know the state of his conscience and health. Not the humble and proud, for in life's busy span, Who puts on vain airs is not counted a man. No! the two kinds of people on earth I mean, Are the people who lift, the people

POWERFUL! Martin Luther King Jr.'s LAST Speech

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Martin Luther King Jr. Here is a selection from Martin Luther King Jr.'s last public speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop." It's gives me chills when I hear him say some of these things. It's almost as if he knew he was going to be assassinated...

Thoughts Are Things

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I've read a lot lately about the power of our thoughts. I definitely believe that our thoughts have power—that they exert a kind of gravitational pull on what we perceive to receive in life. I also believe that others have a kind of sixth sense about how we feel about them. I love this poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox about how our thoughts can make a difference. "Secret Thoughts" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox I hold it true that thoughts are things Endowed with bodies, breath, and wings, And that we send them forth to fill The world with good results---or ill. That which we call our secret thought Speeds to the earth's remotest spot, And leaves its blessings or its woes Like tracks behind it as it goes. It is God's law. Remember it In your still chamber as you sit With thoughts you would not dare have known, And yet made comrades when alone. These thoughts have life; and they will fly And leave their impress by and by, Like some

I Choose to Live By Choice, Not By Chance...

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Today I choose to live by choice, not by chance. To make changes, not excuses. To be motivated, not manipulated. To be useful, not used. To excel, not compete. I choose self-esteem, not pity. I choose to listen to the inner voice, not the random opinion of others. -Author Unknown