Bringing Inspirations Your Way - to brighten your day....
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Follow Your Dream
Follow your dream. 
Take one step at a time, don't settle for less, 
Just continue to climb. 
Follow your dream. 
If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of 
your goal press to the top. 
For only on top can we see the whole view, 
Can we see what we've done and what we 
can do; 
Can we then have the vision to seek something new, 
Press on and follow your dream.
Amanda Bradley    ©
 
If I knew you and you knew me
If I knew you and you knew me,
If both of us could clearly see,
And with an inner sight divine,
The meaning of your heart and mine,
I'm sure that we would differ less,
And clasp our hands in friendliness;
Our thoughts would pleasantly agree,
If I knew you and you knew me.
Nixon Waterman   ©

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead__ Walk beside me, and just be my friend."  ~ Albert Camus ~

I BELIEVE
You ask me why that I believe
in someone I have never seen.
My friend you just need to look around
It's all through nature His love abounds.
The Bible we have has gone through time.
He tells us His plan so please don't be blind
Can't you feel His presence at a quiet stream
or feel His warmth to watch a baby dream?
He's always with us to comfort our fears..
Don't you call Him when troubles are near?
If you don't believe just who do you call
when your burdens are heavy and worries fall?
How do you think that need was supplied
just in time when you laid there and cried?
He sees and listens even if you don't care.
He's ready to help and your heart to repair.
So call to Him I know that He's near.
He's knocking at your door, can't you hear?
Linda Sue Etling

Every time I Hear a New Born baby Cry_ Or Touch a Leaf or See the Sky_ Then I know Why I Believe. . . . . . . . . . Blessed Lord !

Words of Wisdom 
One cannot live another’s life 
Choose their interests or make their decisions Carry their problems or determine their outcome.
Each person has the power of choice 
Interests of theirs are different to ours. Decisions? They know what’s right for them 
We can pick them up and sometimes not 
in this rest that God knows our future. 
Remember these things sometimes with 
your children 
They’re on loan to us and make their way 
Provide for them a nice environment 
And be the best friend you can.
Janet Vargas  © June  2012


The Power of Choice
Life is full of Choices and voices
voices to do this and do that
Think for yourself and give them the sack.
I have the power of choice to lift my voice
to have my say along life's way.
I will decide what's Good for me
to make a better reality.
Yes, with my choices I'll be wise
I'll find less often the need to confide.
I will not settle for less
than what life can offer me
more of the best.
I think I will start today.
Janet Vargas © July  2013


Don't let life make you defenseless
but rather, let Courage make you relentless. Follow the direction of your dreams.
Keep your mind Free from worry...
let your Faith be seen. ©


Beating Procrastination
I put things off and I put things off
that's not the way I'll get things done.
I know what I will do__
I will put a timer on
and work till it goes off
and see how much I've done.
I'll see what I've accomplished
and it will stir me to do more.
Yes increasing my expectations
a cause for celebration.
Putting things off causes stress
because I'm not at my best.
I think I will reward myself
and if that does'nt work
I think I'll cry for HELP!
Janet Vargas  © June  2012

You're supposed to laugh - a lot of people
can relate with that:)

Words of Comfort
Re People and Life
People are people__ and that is true
They don't always show in their manner
that I like/love you.
Sometimes they're thoughtless but not with intent.
Sometimes they make you discontent
by their words or their actions
but they have no idea__
you were truly offended but sometimes dear.

Take these encouragements friends of mine
people are not considerate all the time.
So if you're feeling poorly
then there is surely
A Friend of friends who stands by you.

His Name is Jesus. . . . . . .  24/7
Janet Vargas © May  2012

Giving is the Key to Living
Every day is a reason for giving
And giving is the key to living....
So let us give ourselves away
Not just today but every day.
And remember, a kind and thoughtful deed
Or a hand outstretched in a time of need
Is the rarest of gifts for it is a part
Not of the purse but a loving heart....
And he who gives of himself will find
True JOY of heart and PEACE of mind.
Helen Steiner Rice   ©

Happy Monday
Happy Monday, this is a new week
An opportunity of improving on last week
Start this week on a happy note__
It will make a difference to your frame of mind
And the way you go through the rest of the week.
 
“Include some sunshine in your day”
Janet Vargas © June  2012

Shaking Lethargy on Summer's Day
Don't be lazy, get up and LIVE
Don't LET your DAY go through a sieve
It's true that today won't come again
So live each day not just now and then
VENTURE something Great or Small
It will make you feel 10 FEET TALL!
Janet Vargas © Oct  2012

Live Today
Today is the 1st  day of the rest of your life
The past is behind you__
So are mistakes, offenses and failures
They are only present if relived today.
 
Start a day optimistically
And you will glide through the day
Your focus and state of mind
Will make all the difference!
 
See how you can apply some of these
things to your day.
Janet Vargas © June  2012

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. Maya Angelou


Recipe for a Nice Day
Including God in my thoughts
Adds substance to my day
I feel different when He is near.
More things are accomplished in a glad
state  of mind.
Considering others makes me pleased
I’ve lived today.
 
Would you like to try my recipe?
Janet Vargas © June  2012

Be Encouraged
 
Too many people overvalue 
what they are not 
and undervalue what they are.

Malcolm S. Forbes
 
"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well." 
Jim Rohn
 
"If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves" 
Thomas A. Edison

Quality in each Day
We have meals 3x a day
How often do we have a laugh
A thought for prayer or praise
Or a moment of composure?
 
How different each day would be.
Janet Vargas © June  2012


SOMEONE WATCHES
Someone watches over me
Someone sweet, and dear
Sometimes he seems so far away,
And yet, so very near.

When my soul is weary
From the beaten paths I've trod,
He whispers oh, so gently,
"Be still for I am God."
by Vickie Lambdin

PRAYER
I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His word,
Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late;
And so I pray, and calmly wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought,
But leave my prayers with Him alone.
Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest,
Or send some answer far more blest.
by Eliza M. Hickok


 
 
 

      
 

Footprints

"Walk a little slower, Daddy,"
said a child so small.
"I'm following in your footsteps
and I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you."

~ Author Unknown 

In Us All
In a world full of wonder
In a sleep full of dreams
In a heart full of laughter
In us all, it would seem In the awe of a rainbow
In the clouds floating by
In soft ocean breezes
In us all, you and I   In the song of a sparrow
As it welcomes the sun
In the mist of the morning
In us all, every one In the Earth beneath us
In the heavens above
At the core of our being
In us all, there is love. 
Dan Coppersmith   ©

The Secret of Life
Make the most of who and what you have
yes celebrate them, let your heart be glad.
When your cup is not empty but it's half full
it makes you at times feel 10 feet tall.
Just to know this secret as you go through life
can minimize worry and lesson strife.
Think of good things each day you wake
you'll have good reflections when it is late.
You can fill your heart with joyful songs
when you learn this secret
be sure to keep it in celebration
your whole life long.

Janet Vargas  © Dec 2012

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.  Maya Angelou



NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
Nothing is impossible
With the Lord in our lives
He causes doors to open
So we can walk inside
To brand new opportunities
We never knew before
To a new exciting level
In our walk with the Lord
With faith in our hearts
And our hand in His hand
We can cross any canyon
And through seas on dry land
For He will make a way
As in faith our walk begins
What seems to us impossible
Is possible with Him
When feeling like it’s all too much
Remember in the past
How God had made a way for you
When you came to Him and asked
And He again will answer you
And show you so much more
As you keep on trusting Him
And walking with the Lord
Michelle S. Lowndes
South Auckland, NZ


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"Action is the foundational key to all success." 
 ~ Pablo Picasso ~

"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."  ~ James Cook ~

Someone Said
Control your thoughts and expectations, by allowing no other person to put negative limitations on your dreams.    Well Done!

Showers of Blessings
Each day there are showers of
Blessings sent from the Father above,
For God is a great lavish giver,
And there is no end to His Love…
And His grace is more than sufficient,
His mercy is boundless and deep,
And His infinite blessings are countless__
And all this is given to keep
If we but seek God and find Him
And ask for a bounteous measure
Of this wholly immeasurable offering
From God’s inexhaustible treasure…
For no matter how big man’s dreams are,
God’s blessings are infinitely more,
for always God’s giving is greater
Than what man is asking for.
Helen Steiner Rice©

IF...
      God can hang the stars on high,
      Can paint the clouds that drift on by,
      Can send the sun across the sky,
     What could He do through you?
IF...
     He can send the storm through space,
     And dot with trees the mountain's face,
     If He the sparrows way can trace,
     What could he do through you?
IF...
     God can do such little things
     As count our hairs, or birds that sing,
     Control the universe that swings
     What could He do through you?
G. E. Wagoner



I SAID A PRAYER
I said a prayer for you my friend,
That your struggles would soon end.
That you would feel God’s peace with you,
As you trust Him each day through.
I prayed that you would feel His love,
Rain down on you from up above.
I asked Him to take care of you,
Fill you with joy and laughter too.
I prayed that He would let you know,
That He will never let you go.
That He’d pour blessings down on you,
And make your grey skies turn to blue.
I prayed that God would give you rest,
And that He’d answer your request.
I asked the Lord to touch your soul,
Fill you with hope and make you whole.
My friend I prayed that you would feel,
His gentle touch reach down and heal.
I said a prayer for you my friend,
My best wishes to you I send.
Nancy Burr  ~  London, Ontario

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light."
~ Jennie Jerome Churchill ~


THE WIND'S NOT ALWAYS AT
OUR BACK
The wind's not always at our back,
The sky is not always blue.
Sometimes we crave the things we lack,
And don't know what to do.
Sometimes life's an uphill ride,
With mountains we must climb.
At times the river's deep and wide,
And crossing takes some time.
No one said that life is easy,
There are no guarantees.
So trust the Lord continually,
On calm or stormy seas.
The challenges we face today,
Prepares us for tomorrow.
For faith takes our fears away,
And peace replaces sorrow.
~Author Unknown~

# The Power of Prayer – it solves so many problems.

# Please God – praise Him for your many blessings.

# A healthy soul has courage and hope in times of fear.

# You never have nothing to give! Everyone can give a prayer.

# I'm one of a kind, I'm God's design.


        Building New Strengths and
            True Riches......
 

Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True
Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.
But always remember,
The hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart
Start upward
And climb 'til you reach your dream.
For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it,
And you have the faith to believe.
For faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill,
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God's wisdom and will.
For faith is a mover of mountains,
There's nothing that God cannot do,
So, start out today with faith in your heart,
And climb 'til your dream comes true! 
Helen Steiner Rice  ©


"It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts."     ~ Robert Schuller ~

"Those people blessed with the most talent don’t  necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel."  
~ Mary Kay Ash ~



 

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