My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of April 13, 2014

“IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.”

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This is one of my quotes that I post on social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+) just about every day. I post it because it can encourage and inspire people who may have given up on their dream. It may be just what someone needs to read in order to keep on truckin’.

Some people may poo-poo your dream; others may support your dream. But, it’s YOUR dream, and it’s up to YOU to chase it!

If you were lying on your deathbed, would you regret not having chased your dream? Or would you be totally content, knowing that you gave it all you had? And suppose you did everything you had to do AND MADE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE?!

You’ll never make your dream come true if you don’t chase it!
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“IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.” – Another simple quote that you can live by!

 

My 70th birthday - February 4, 2014

My 70th birthday – February 4, 2014

I write books that inspire YOU on YOUR journey to make the world a better place.

 

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My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of April 6, 2014

“GOOD HABITS, ORDER, AND ORGANIZATION MAKE LIFE EASIER.”

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Growing up in a home with eight other people (two parents and six siblings), I don’t remember having to look for anything! That’s amazing!! With seven children, our mother insisted on creating order and organization. And order and organization allow you to develop good habits. Everything has a place. If you use it, put it back in its place so the next person doesn’t have to look for it. That saves a lot of time–which makes life easier.

HOW TO DEVELOP GOOD HABITS
1. Make a conscious effort to develop good habits. Say it out loud so that you hear it and can internalize it, make it stick.

2. Start with one thing. If you typically lose your keys around the house, decide where you will put them. There should be no more than three places for them to be. If you typically leave the bread open when making a sandwich, focus on taking out the bread you will use, then close the package before you proceed to make your sandwich. DO NOT FOCUS ON MAKING YOUR SANDWICH! If you always run out of body wash while you’re in the shower, store an extra container of it in the shower. When you open one, store another one. That way, you’ll never run out again.

Good habits last a lifetime! Pass it on!

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“GOOD HABITS, ORDER, AND ORGANIZATION MAKE LIFE EASIER.” – Another simple quote that you can live by!

 

My 70th birthday - February 4, 2014

My 70th birthday – February 4, 2014

“I write books that inspire YOU on YOUR journey to make the world a better place.”

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My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of March 30, 2014

My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of March 30, 2014.

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My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of March 30, 2014

“YOUR BRAIN IS CONTAINED IN YOUR SKULL, BUT YOUR MIND IS NOT CONTAINED ANYWHERE. IT’S AS BIG AS THE UNIVERSE. USE IT FOR GOOD.”

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No one knows where the mind resides. How do you explain thought? How do you explain thinking? We know that every person alive on this Earth has a brain, although, for some of us, that is questionable. My guess is that thinking is bigger than the brain. If more of us put our minds to good use, the world would be a much better place. Instead of thinking about harming, we should be thinking about helping. Instead of thinking about taking, we should be thinking about giving. Instead of thinking about hating, we should be thinking about loving–or, at least, tolerating.

Even for those who are locked up in jails or prisons, their bodies, along with their brains, are incarcerated, but their minds are free. They, too, can be thinking about the good that they can do.

Remember: Everything begins with a thought that comes from someone’s mind!
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“YOUR BRAIN IS CONTAINED IN YOUR SKULL, BUT YOUR MIND IS NOT CONTAINED ANYWHERE. IT’S AS BIG AS THE UNIVERSE. USE IT FOR GOOD.” – Another simple quote that you can live by!

My 70th birthday - February 4, 2014

My 70th birthday – February 4, 2014

I write books that inspire YOU on YOUR journey to make the world a better place.”

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My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of March 23, 2014

“IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN A MESS, LOOK AT YOURSELF FIRST.” 

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It’s very easy to point fingers, to dole out blame.  But, if you’re smart and fair-minded, you’ll look at the part YOU played in the mess.  What did you say?  Could you have said it differently?  What did you do?  Could you have done it another way, a better way? 

It’s not what you say–it’s HOW you say it.

It’s not what you do–it’s HOW you do it.

And you MUST be willing to apologize if you find yourself guilty!!

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“IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN A MESS, LOOK AT YOURSELF FIRST.”  – Another simple quote that you can live by!

My 70th birthday - February 4, 2014

My 70th birthday – February 4, 2014

I write books that inspire YOU on YOUR journey to make the world a better place!”

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My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of March 16, 2014

“TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE THE HIGHEST PAY BECAUSE THEY TEACH US ALL.” 

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Mrs. Shannon is the teacher I remember most from junior high school.  Back then, that’s what we called it:  “junior high school,” not “middle school.”

It never dawned on us as to how much teachers were paid.  We just knew that was their job, and they were HIGHLY RESPECTED for it.  And most of them were damn good at it!  We learned our lessons well!

Virtually all of us have at least one fond memory of a special teacher.  That’s how much teachers impact our lives!  Think about it.  Remember?

Today, it’s all over the news about politicians wanting to bust up the teachers’ union and take away their bargaining power, which could result in giving teachers LESS money, not more.  Don’t they realize that, without teachers, we’d all be as dumb as ______ (fill in the blank)!   Teachers teach teachers, presidents, doctors, nurses, plumbers, electricians, carpenters–EVERYBODY!!

That’s why they should have the highest pay. . .

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“TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE THE HIGHEST PAY BECAUSE THEY TEACH US ALL.”  – Another simple quote that you can live by!

 

My 70th birthday - February 4, 2014

My 70th birthday – February 4, 2014

“I write books that inspire YOU on YOUR journey to make the world a better place!”

    

 

~ Joyce Fields

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My Simple Quotes to Live By – Week of March 9, 2014

“COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS.  MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO TRADE THEIR PROBLEMS FOR YOURS.”

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My Simple Quotes - GSB - AmazonDo you have a place to live?  Do you have food to eat?  Do you have clothes to wear?  Do you have someone to love?  Do you have someone who loves you?  Do you have healthy children?  Do you have happy children?  Do you have good children?  Do you have a job?  Do you have good health?  Do you have health insurance?  Are your parents still alive and well?  Do you have at least one friend?  Do you have a telephone or a cell phone?  Do you have reliable transportation?

If you can answer “yes” to several–or most–of those questions, then you are better off than MILLIONS of other people!

Keep your perspective!!

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“COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS.  MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO TRADE THEIR PROBLEMS FOR YOURS.” – Another simple quote that you can live by!

My 70th birthday - February 4, 2014

My 70th birthday – February 4, 2014

“I write books that inspire YOU on YOUR journey to make the world a better place!”

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