A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered

11 09 2009

Author Unknown

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey…
I asked for health, that I might do great things.
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things…
I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise…
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God…
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things…
I got nothing I asked for – but everything I had hoped for;
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among men, most richly blessed!





The Teen Creed

31 08 2009

Author Unknown

Don’t let your parents down
They brought you up

Be humble enough to obey
You may give orders someday

Choose companions with care
You become what they are

Guard your thoughts
What you think, you are

Choose only a date,
Who would make a good mate

Be master of your habits
Or they will master you

Don’t be a show off when you drive,
Drive with safety and arrive

Don’t let the crowd pressure you,
Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything

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While this creed is meant for teenagers, I think that a lot of us can take away a line or two from it.





Think About It

20 08 2009

“Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head simply says it can’t be done.” -Author Unknown





Think About It

19 08 2009

“There is no thrill quite like doing something you didn’t know you could” -Author Unknown





Think About It

14 08 2009

“Habit is like a soft bed, easy to get into but hard to get out of.” -Author Unknown





A Creed To Live By

5 08 2009

Author Unknown

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each
of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people
deem important,

Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest
to your heart

Cling to that as you would your life, for without
them life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give

Nothing is really over … until the moment
you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less
than perfect,

It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks,

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s
impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your Dreams. To be without
dreams is to be without hope.

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget
where you’ve been,

But also know where you’re going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
every step of the way.





Think About It

4 08 2009

“Duty is a matter of the mind.  Commitment is a matter of the heart.” -Author Unknown