May I be magnanimous with good opinions instead of being characterized by a critical spirit. Everyone I meet is fighting some kind of a battle. Help me to be gentle with the people placed in my path – in my actions, words, and attitudes.
Forgiveness prevents forfeiting your future by living in your past. Forgiveness prepares you to move from ordinary to extraordinary.
Each time we encounter our own failings or those of someone else, we can learn something. When we choose to refrain from judging someone, that doesn’t mean we turn around and offer blind trust. We need to read situations, and make wise decisions. Refraining from judging and offering forgiveness doesn’t mean we deny reality and
In our own case we accept excuses too easily, in other people’s we do not accept them easily enough.
Simply put, forgiving someone means that you will not try this person in the courtroom of your own heart. You cancel his or her spiritual debt to you, for having wounded you. True forgiveness means releasing this person to stand before the just Judge…
After reading our five year old son a few April Fools Day books, he came up with a splendid idea. “Can I have an April Fools Party?”
He loves making people laugh and spreading joy. Before he turned three he could sing “Accentuate the Positive” independently and clearly knew
Each day I promise myself not to try to solve all of my life’s problems at once, nor shall I expect you to do so. We’re gonna’ take it one tick at a time.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
Starting each day I shall remind myself that I am human and not demand perfection from you until I myself am perfect – so you’re safe.
Take stock of your bad habits: The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits. Every week, pick a small bad habit and replace it with a good habit. Do this for 52 weeks and you’ll have the best year you’ve ever had.
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
Never believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary – and remember that God is listening while you tell it.
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.
Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts.
Greet dawn with enthusiasm and you may expect satisfaction at sunset.
Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.