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Monday, January 19, 2015

POWERFUL! Martin Luther King Jr.'s LAST Speech

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...

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thoughts Are Things


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 marsh breeze, whose poisoned breath
Breathes into homes its fevered breath.

And after you have quite forgot
Or all outgrown some vanished thought,
Back to your mind to make its home,
A dove or raven, it will come.

Then let your secret thoughts be fair;
They have a vital part and share
In shaping worlds and moulding fate---
God's system is so intricate.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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


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