Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inspiring Thoughts

Hello Friends,

Well, I'm having an (I hope!) minor - surgical procedure tomorrow, and NOW I'm literally "down and out" with one heck of - something! Yesterday I was deathly afraid I had H1N1 - but thankfully it appears I just have a really nasty bug. So, I'm out of commission for a couple of days. It literally is all I can do to sit here and type this (sigh).

I have posts prepared for the remainder of the week, so please visit! I'll be checking in when I can! I apologize that I won't be able to visit your sites for a couple of days, but I'm hoping to be back in full swing by Thursday. See everyone then!

In the meantime, you know how much I love motivational and inspiring thoughts! So, today I'm posting a few for you to ponder. Enjoy!

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.- Albert Schweitzer

Working at a job you hate is unlikely to bring you either happiness or success. Do what you love. Whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy. And, you are far more likely to also gain financial reward if you are working at something that inspires and excites you.

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.- Mark Twain

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.- Mary Pickford

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.


  1. Get better, Crystal! And thanks for the dose of inspiration this morning.

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  2. Best wishes flying your way for a speedy recovery; both from the cold and from the surgery!


  3. Very glad it's not H1N1. I'll be praying for you and keeping tabs to make sure you're doing well.
    Take your time and recover, we'll all be here waiting for you when you feel better.

  4. Prayers for an uneventful proceedure and speedy recovery!

  5. Thank you all so much for stopping by and for your well wishes!

  6. Sending good thoughts to you! Get better, soon.


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