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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Experiment With Life

“Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

It doesn’t matter what you were given when you enter this world, the great equalizer is experience, it teaches you about yourself and others. If you can learn from all that you do experience will give you wisdom and confidence.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Success Is Not A Secret

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -- Colin Powell

If you want to be successful you must commit to the hard work and persevere when things are not going your way. Every great success story is filled with faith and the ability to learn from ones mistakes.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Faith Doesn't Make Sense

Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to. - From "Miracle On 34th Street"

There are many times in our lives when our gut is in conflict with what seems the most practical choice. Go with your gut, it seldom disappoints.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Take The First Step

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Faith Works

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. -- - Samuel Butler

Merry Christmas. Move forward with confidence and a belief that you are guided and loved, and you will find it so.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Choose Doubt

“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.” Yann Martel

Doubt gets you nowhere, take a risk and commit to your heart. Yes, it takes courage but it’s the only way to live.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Life

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.” Mother Teresa

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Your Life

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt

How simply said, and how true. Live your life; stop protecting yourself from experiences, emotions, and from success and disappointment. Throw yourself into it all – it’s life.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Love Is Courage

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. -- Mohandas Gandhi

To feel love when you are surrounded by negativity and criticism requires courage and strength. When love comes from within and is not dependent on outer conditions you are capable of creating the world you want to live in.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Make A Choice

Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions. --Friedrich Nietzsche

We all have automatic responses until we make our choices conscious. Don’t just flip the coin, choose a correct response.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ You Have The Power

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt

How many times do you give your power away to those who are just more confident, but not necessarily more powerful or right.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Choose Your Actions

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. ” Wayne W. Dyer

Don’t respond in kind to the negative actions of others. You have a choice, use it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Take Responsibility

'Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. ” Brian Tracy

When yo"u explain or complain you actually weaken your position and come across as insecure. Take responsibility for whatever happened, learn from it and move on. That’s the position of power.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Life Now

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Henry David Thoreau

This is a very famous quote that is worth repeating. Don’t be afraid to live your life to the fullest. Ask yourself, what do I really have to fear?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Life Is An Adventure

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.” -- Paulo Coelho

The choice is yours, live cautiously and in fear or see life as an adventure. When you choose the latter and take risks you free your spirit and when your spirit is challenged you are a happy person.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Get Out Of The Way

Most ball games are lost not won – Casey Stengal

It’s not just ball games where this is true. So many things in life are lost, not won. They are lost when you allow your doubts, fears, emotions or jealousy of others get in the way of your efforts.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Vigilant With Your Thoughts

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. -- Mohandas Gandhi

The wisdom behind this quote has been repeated by many brilliant minds because its true. Be vigilant what you think, because your thoughts shapes who you are.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ A Loving Heart

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. -- Thomas Carlyle

When you don’t have love in your heart you remain closed and when you are closed new ideas never get a chance to challenge your old beliefs. Without new ideas your world shrinks, instead of expands. You become smaller, even if you are successful.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Laugh

“If you can't do anything about it, laugh like hell.” David Cook

I so agree with this. When life has me up against the wall-- laugh. Laughter gives you distance from the problem and you are able to see it more clearly and either take a new position or move on.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Pixie Dust

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

I’m all for the pixie dust. I’ve always believed in magic and miracles and so my life is full of them. Remember, what you believe you create.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Action

Action expresses priorities. -- Mohandas Gandhi

It is what you choose to act on, what you put effort into that speaks your truth, not what you tell yourself or others. Thus action, not words, are what determines your beliefs and values.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Little Things Matter

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. -- Albert Einstein

Be truthful in small things and you build character, others will feel that you can be trusted and more important, you will be able to trust yourself.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Be Stupid

“Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.” John Wayne

It’s harsh to call anyone stupid, I prefer to say unconscious. When you are not aware of how life works, of the consequences of your actions, of what is going on around you, then you make your life harder and you fill it with crisis.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Pixie Dust

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

I’m all for the pixie dust. I’ve always believed in magic and miracles and so my life is full of them. Whatever you believe you experience.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ It Might Have Been

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.” John Greenleaf Whittier

Don’t let an opportunity pass you by. Take a chance; it doesn’t matter if you succeed or not, only that you tried.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Embrace Life

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” -- Mark Twain

The more you open yourself up to life, the less fear you have of the whole process, including death. Age is only terrible when you haven’t lived in your youth. Embrace joy and you’ll be able to deal with sorrow.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Dreams vs Reality

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -- J.K. Rowling

Dreams are wonderful, they help you cope with reality and provide hope. However, if you only use them to escape from life, then they will prevent you from facing your problems and becoming the best you can be.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Life is Subjective

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.” -- Ana├»s Nin

It is very difficult to get out of your own thoughts and beliefs and see the world in a more objective way. However, the less personal you look at a situation the power you have over it. When you are not attached to proving anything, you can take the position you need to take for greatest results.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Now

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” -- John Lennon

Life is now, this minute, not tomorrow, not next year. Stop waiting until things are perfect to live the life you want to live.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Embrace it All

Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do what needs to be done and don’t think you’re above a dirty job. When you can move your life forward because you can embrace it all, you’ll reach your goal.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Do Something Different

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

This is a famous quote, but it’s worth repeating. You want change in your life, change your choices and what you’re doing. Put yourself in a new experience and you’ll shake up your mind and open the door for new possibilities.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live!

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” William W. Purkey

Live your life, free, open and with passion. Don’t limit yourself -- go for the impossible. When you’re not afraid of rejection or loss you can get the most out of life.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Just Do It

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.-- Henry Ford

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. If you want to be a writer, write, if you want to sing, sing. When you bring dreams into the now, you gain experience and you have a greater chance to manifest them.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ The Power Of Enthusiasm

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing more attractive and addictive than passion and the enthusiasm that comes from doing what you love. So don’t hold back, set yourself free and allow enthusiasm to change your life.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Find Your Own Path

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find your own way in life. Don’t follow others, listen to your instincts. You have your own destiny and the only way to discover it is to not be afraid of the unknown.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ A Problem Is An Opportunity

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.-- Buke Ellington

Don’t fear problems and obstacles in your life. Without them you would never learn, not just about yourself, but about life itself. They are there not to stop you, but to make you stronger and wiser. Embrace them with love.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Never Too Late To Change

It is never too late to be what you might have been.-- George Eliot

Don’t think you’re too old or too late to improve your life. Learn whatever you can right now and incorporate it into everything you do. When you constantly grow and learn your life continuously improves.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Creativity Is Work

Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration. -- Thomas Edison

This was one of my father’s favorite sayings. What he was trying to teach me is that creativity doesn’t go anywhere without hard work. Don’t wait for inspiration, sit down and command your mind and spirit to start working with you.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Face The Problem

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced--James Baldwin

Learning to confront a problem is one of the most difficult things to learn to do. There are few role models for us to learn by. However, when you can face the truth, or stand up for it, then there is little that will stop you in life.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Coffee Thoughs \ Habits

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit—Aristotle

When you look at your life you’ll notice there are patterns to your choices. Most of us respond to life in an automatic way. That’s good when the response works, but if it’s not, then it’s a sure way to remain stuck. So slow down and examine how you approach life.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Coffee Thoughs \ Let Go Of Worry

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.—Anonymous

How many times have you worried about something that never happened? Worry comes from fear, and if you dwell on fear you’ll never solve your problems. Worry creates anxiety and stress, which does nothing to empower you. So let go of worry and focus on a creative solution.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Opportunties Surround You

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities--
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunities surround you when you’re not afraid of doing the work and accepting responsibility. Most people are looking for an easy path. Be careful of appearances, what seems hard may turn out to be a piece of cake and what seemed easy may sap your strength.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Coffee Thought \ Take Your Time To Learn

Every artist was first an amateur--
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t stop doing something because you’re not good at it. No one is great at everything right away; you have to learn through repetition and practice. You can do almost anything you want to do if you can commit to the work and accept and learn from your mistakes.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ It's Time To Live

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. -- William Wallace

Joy and happiness are not common, primarily because most people see what they don’t have rather than take what they do. Life is what you make of it, so see joy as a priority and go after what gives you pleasure – that’s why you’re really here.

Coffee Thoughts \ Daily Living The Real Challenge

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. -- Anton Chekhov

A real hero is the person who can face the daily challenges with courage and truth. When you are present in the moment and give it your all, you will build your character and your strengthen your values so when a crisis comes, you are able to rise to its challenges.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Holding On And Letting Go

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. -- Henry Ellis

Some can’t let go and some can’t hold on, when you can do both, based on the needs of the moment, then there is very little you won’t be able to do or learn. So figure out which end of this issue is your strength and which is your weakness, then improve.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Small Acts Are The Secret of Success

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. -- Swami Sivananda

Big things are comprised of a lot of little moments. When you give the little things in your life the proper attention, the big things happen on their own and with ease.

Coffee Thoughts \ Turn It Over

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him. -- Jim Elliot

The key to life is learning what to do and when and what to turn over to a higher power. I handle it by doing everything I can, but when I reach a point of “not knowing” then I surrender and ask for guidance and help.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ The Seeds You Plant

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

It is easy to look at life by what you receive rather than what you give. However, if you concentrate on sharing and giving every day, then you will be guaranteed a continuous flow of happiness and rewards today and in the future.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Yourself

“I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.” Kurt Cobain

There is nothing more painful than not being who you are. It takes up so much energy to hide oneself and it causes deep suffering within ones soul. So give up on pleasing others and embrace all that you are. Life is too short not to live it your way.