A Magic-Filled Day

Today, I am thankful for today!
“The easiest and simplest way to ensure that your day ahead will be filled with magic is to fill your morning with gratitude. When you incorporate gratitude into your morning routine, you will feel and see its magical benefits throughout the whole day. There’s no room for harmful negative thoughts when your mind is focused on looking for things to be grateful for.”
~ Rhonda Byrne,
Author, Television Writer & Producer

There’s Always SOMETHING to be Grateful For

“No matter how bad things are, you can always find something to be grateful for, especially as gratitude transforms every negative situation.”
~ Rhonda Byrne,
Author, Television Writer & Producer

Ah, Old Age.

“Ah, Old Age. Fear. Negligence. Valueless. Deterioration. Invisible … words that seem to grip us when we think about being old.
What has happened to us? Not so long ago, elders were revered, not reviled. Gray hair and wrinkles were honored, not disrespected.”
~ Camille O. Cosby
Producer, Executive Producer, Editor & Educator
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Strength to Endure, Power to Obey

“Being strengthened to endure and being given the power to obey doesn’t make obedience easy, but it does make it possible.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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Failure is a Possibility, So is Success!

“”You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.””
~ Rosalynn Carter
First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
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Let’s Cross the Faith Line

 
“God will dare to do the impossible in your life, if  you dare to cross the faith line “
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author, Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory
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The Mind is Its Own Place

“The mind is its own place and in itself
can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.”

~ John Milton
Poet, Polemicist, Man of Letters
& Civil Servant – Commonwealth of England

The Two Paths You Can Walk

Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.”
~ Charles Stanley,
Founder & President – In Touch Ministries, Senior Pastor – First Baptist Church,
Theologian, Author & Photographer

Impossible, Improbable & Inevitable Dreams

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
~ Christopher Reeve
Actor, Writer, Director, Athlete, Activist, BAFTA Award (1978), Screen Actors Guild Award (1998), Emmy Award (1997) & Lasker Award (2003)
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Remember Your Goals

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life.
There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”
~ Paulo Coelho de Souza
Lyricist, Novelist & Creator – Paulo Coelho Foundation
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Consider How You Want Your World to Be

“The more closely you get in touch with your dreams, the more able you are to make them real. The more vividly you consider how you want your world to be, the more real and effective tools you will have for making it so.
Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true.”
~ Ralph Marston,
Author

The Inspiring Dad

“I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.”
~ Liza Minnelli,
Actress, Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Philanthropist,
American Theater Hall of Fame inductee, Best Actress Academy Award,
BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, David di Donatello Career Award,
Grammy Award, Grammy Legen Award, Primetime Emmy Award & Tony Award
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Know Your Inner Self

“I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis …,
because you know what’s good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now.
So, to keep in touch with that, I think that’s the first ingredient for success,
because if you’re a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.”
~ Whoopi Goldberg
a.k.a. Caryn Elaine Johnson,
Actress, Comedienne & Television Host
Academy/Oscar Award, Drama Desk Award, Daytime Emmy Award (2x)
Golden Globe Award (2x), Grammy Award, BAFTA Award,
Tony Award, People’s Choice Award (3x)
American Comedy Award (2x), Mark Twain Award for American Humor,
Women in Film Crystal Award, Honorary Member of Harlem Globetrotters,
Hans Christian Anderson Award & Ride of Fame Award

Life Has Been a Dream

“My life has been a dream. If someone had to write a story about it, it would seem a little unreal.
It’s the kind of story I would read and say, ‘Nah, that’s not possible.'”

~ Ralph Lauren,
Designer & Founder, Ralph Lauren Corp.

A Chance to Read a Lot

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think
a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”
~ Bill Gates,
a.k.a. William Henry Gates III
Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author,
Co-Founder –  Microsoft & Philanthropist

Your Biggest Success in Life

“Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It’s a lot of things. It’s something you can’t be afraid of, because you’ll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
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Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Prime-time Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

You’re Famous for What?

“There are so many famous people now that are
not really gifted or talented at doing anything
other than getting made up, putting on tight dresses, acting badly, getting married.
I mean, what the hell? I don’t know where we are
going with this here in America. And we are setting a tone
for the world, because everyone looks at what we do.”
“There was a time when fame meant that you were either
someone who is really gifted in your field or you were making an impact,
or you are famous because you were a really horrible person, you know?
But now, you can become famous by eating a frog. It’s just not the same thing.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
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Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Impossible Is …

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who
find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given
than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.
Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
~ Muhammad Ali
a.k.a Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.,
Boxer & Heavyweight Champion of the World (1964-1979, 3X)

Victorious Thinking

“Victory starts in your thinking. You can’t think the same way and expect different results.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Goals for Your New Year

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year.
This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.”
~ Melody Beattie,
Author

A Great Teacher

“Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools
as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible,
it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school.”
~ Bill Gates,
a.k.a. William Henry Gates III
Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author,
Co-Founder of Microsoft & Philanthropist

Sincere & Selfless Contribution

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.”
~ Anthony Robbins
a.k.a Anthony J. Mahavorick ,
Life Coach, Speaker, Actor, Philanthropist & Author

Daydreaming Your Victories & Success

“All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity:
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.”
~ T. E. Lawrence,
Archaeologist, Military Officer, Diplomat & Writer