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!





Lyrical Wisdom – It’s My Life by Bon Jovi

8 09 2009

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Artist: Bon Jovi

Song: It’s My Life

Album: Crush

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow’s getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain’t even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life

Better stand tall when they’re calling you out
Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive

[Chorus:]
It’s my life
And it’s now or never
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I’m alive
‘Cause it’s my life!





In The News – Jews Who Fled Nazis As Kids Recreate Train Trip

6 09 2009

Photo: Associated Press

Two dozen survivors of the Holocaust make a three day journey following the footsteps that they took 70 years ago.  Read the entire story by click here.





Think About It

30 08 2009

“All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher, Poet, & Essayist





Think About It

25 08 2009

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” -Jerry West, NBA Coach





Think About It

10 08 2009

“Life deals you a lot of lessons, some people learn from it, some people don’t.” -Brett Favre, NFL Quarterback





Lyrical Wisdom – Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw

21 07 2009

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Artist: Tim McGraw

Song: Live Like You Were Dying

Album: Live Like You Were Dying

He said: “I was in my early forties,
“With a lot of life before me,
“An’ a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
“I spent most of the next days,
“Looking at the x-rays,
“An’ talking ’bout the options an’ talkin’ ‘bout sweet time.”
I asked him when it sank in,
That this might really be the real end?
How’s it hit you when you get that kind of news?
Man whatcha do?

An’ he said: “I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

He said “I was finally the husband,
“That most the time I wasn’t.
“An’ I became a friend a friend would like to have.
“And all of a sudden goin’ fishin’,
“Wasn’t such an imposition,
“And I went three times that year I lost my Dad.
“Well, I finally read the Good Book,
“And I took a good long hard look,
“At what I’d do if I could do it all again,
“And then:

“I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

Like tomorrow was a gift,
And you got eternity,
To think about what you’d do with it.
An’ what did you do with it?
An’ what can I do with it?
An’ what would I do with it?

“Sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And then I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I watched Blue Eagle as it was flyin’.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

“To live like you were dyin’.”
“To live like you were dyin’.”
“To live like you were dyin’.”
“To live like you were dyin’.”





Life is a Beautiful Struggle

19 07 2009

STRUGGLE

My turn: I came across this picture and it was really intriguing to me.  I have to agree with this saying because life is not easy by any means and there are always struggles that each of us needs to overcome.  At the same time, life is a beautiful thing and we are constantly learning from these struggles

Your turn: Do you agree with this saying?  Why or why not?





Think About It

16 07 2009

“Life is like a dogsled team… if you’re not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.” -Lewis Grizzard, Writer and Humorist





In The News – Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt give UN agency $1 million

3 07 2009

By Associated Press

June 18th, 2009

Brad and Angelina at the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France

Brad and Angelina at the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France. Picture by Francois Mori

Geneva: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $1 million to the UN refugee agency providing aid to hundreds of thousands uprooted by violence in Pakistan.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says it is grateful for the donation from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. It said Thursday the money will go to alleviating suffering caused by the “most challenging humanitarian crisis of the past decade.”

UNHCR says over two million Pakistanis have been driven from their homes this year by fighting between government troops and Taliban militants in the northwest of the country.

Jolie has visited refugees in Pakistan on three missions since becoming goodwill ambassador for the agency in 2001. The Oscar-winning actress took Pitt with her on one such visit in 2005.

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My turn: You might be wondering why this story is posted on a motivational website.  Well, not all of the stories on here are “motivational”.  Some of them are inspirational and some of them might just make you smile.  I had to post this news article because to me it is inspirational.  It shows that there is hope in the world and that people care for others.  Too many times you flip on the news and you only see negative stories about drugs, murder, and other various crimes.  Here is a perfect example of two, well-respected celebrities who are giving back to society.  I love stories like these!

Your turn: Why do you think that the news seems to only focus on the negatives in society?  Did anybody hear about this on tv or read about it online?  What are you doing to make a difference?