Reflections On The Journey

                                                             Welcome to Thursday Thoughts!

                               Most Thursday mornings I will post a new thought here. Enjoy!

3/12/20 "Desire is the kind of thing that eats at you and leaves you starving." - Nayyirah Waheed

3/5/20 "The problem with spiritual procrastination is the uncertain time of the deadline." - Kevin Thoman

2/27/20 "A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you." - C.S. Lewis

2/20/20 "It's not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed, it's the things we do not." - Randy Pausch

2/13/20 "There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more." - Robert M. Hensel

2/6/20 "Where joylessness reigns, where humor dies, the Spirit of Jesus Christ is assuredly absent." - Pope Benedict XVI

1/16/20 "Laugh and grow strong." - St. Ignatius of loyola

1/9/20 "The Three C's of life: CHoices, Chances, Changes. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change." - Zig Ziglar

1/2/20 "The world is changed by your example not by your opinion." - Paulo Coelho

12/26/19 "Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." - The Grinch

12/19/19 "Appreciation can change a day, even a life. Your willingness to put into words is all that is necessary." - MArgaret Cousins

12/12/19 "I believe that appreciation is a holy thing - that when we look for what's best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we're doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something sacred." - Fred Rogers

12/5/19 "If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control. Myself." - Stephen Covey

11/28/19 "Life is a celebration. Consider everything that makes you happy as a gift from God and say Thank You." - Lucille Francis

11/21/19 "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou

11/14/19 "Try to laugh a lot, because life is funny, and everybody today is too serious. The only tragedy in the world, my friend, is sin." - Mother Angelica

11/7/19 "Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." - Charles M. Schultz

10/31/19 "The world is changed by your example not by your opinion." Paulo Coelho

10/24/19 "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." - T. S. Eliot

10/17/19 "Serve the Lord with laughter." - St. Padre Pio

10/10/19 "If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness." - Unknown

10/3/19 "Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be ok no matter how things turn out." - Unknown

9/26/19 "You are going to make mistakes in life, it is what you do after the mistakes that counts." - Brandi Chastain

9/19/19 "You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C. S. Lewis

9/12/19 "When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." - Carol Burnett

9/5/19 "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

8/29/19 "There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits." - Michael Phelps

8/22/19 "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller

8/15/19 "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one." - William Shakespeare

8/8/19 "If you believe it will work out, you will see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you will see obstacles." - Wayne Dyer

8/1/19 "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso

7/25/19 "Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time." - George Bernard Shaw

7/18/19 "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is progress." - Edward Everett Hale

7/11/19 "Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius

7/4/19 "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan

6/27/19 "Be a 'go-giver' as well as a 'go-getter'." - Leonard Hudson

6/20/19 "Free yourself from your past mistakes by forgiving yourself for what you have done or went through. Every day is another chance to start over." - Unknown

6/13/19 "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll

6/6/19 "Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do." - Brian Tracy

5/30/19 "Achieving success is a challenge but so is struggling, so you may as well choose success." - Rob Liano

5/23/19 "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

5/16/19 "The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Harvey Specter

5/9/19 "We all have days when we don't know how we will go on. Loved ones hurt us. Finances worry us. Sickness may overtake us. We lose people we love. But God will always be there to guide us through the tough times. Keep the faith." -

5/2/19 "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C. S. Lewis

4/25/19 "Sometimes the small things are the hardest, but they bring the most blessings." - Reflections on The Journey

4/18/19 "Even the strongest faith is of no avail without works." - Sister Faustina Kowalski

4/11/19 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

4/4/19 "For my material needs my village is my world. But for my spiritual needs the whole world is my village." - Mahatma Gandhi

3/28/19 "It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

3/21/19 "Be faithful in small things, because it is in them your strength lies." - Mother Teresa

3/14/19 "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - C. S. Lewis

3/7/19 "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa

2/28/19 "If you saturate your mind with positive thoughts, it will sustain you in any situation." - Lailah Gifty Akita

2/21/19 "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it's the pebble in your shoe." - Muhammad Ali

2/14/19 "Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It's an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."

- Fred Rogers

2/7/19 "It is the manner in which you accept your suffering that will make you holy. I know it is hard. It was hard for Him too." - Mother Angelica

1/31/19 "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." - Psalm 23:1

1/24/19 "You cannot tailor-make the situations in life, but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations." - Zig Ziglar

1/17/19 "The people who learn to give simultaneously learn to live." - Bob Proctor

1/10/19 "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

1/3/19 "The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." - Alexandra K. Tranfor

12/27/18 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us; and we saw his glory, the glory of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth." - John 1:14

12/20/18 "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

12/13/18 "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24

12/6/18 "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

11/29/18 "Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - St. John Paul II

11/22/18 "I'm just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective." - Tim Tebow

11/15/18 Take some time to learn a little history. Knowing history helps me understand the "whys" behind many things.

11/8/18 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

11/1/18 "It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

10/25/18 "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him." - Psalms 34:8

10/18/18 Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. - Leo Buscalgia

10/11/18 Quality is not an act, it is a habit. - Aristotle

10/4/18 You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

9/27/18 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

               -- 1 Cor. 16:13

9/20/18 We are like a pebble tossed into a pond. What we do has a ripple effect.

9/13/18 You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.