Monthly Archives: October 2016

Quote of the Day

As promised here are some more quotes relating to Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm can be a driving force in our lives as the following quote shows.

 

“The reason why many people fail, is that they lose their enthusiasm and with it goes drive, ambition, creativity, determination and success.”

Enthusiasm can get you out of the dumps, or when you are feeling down it can lift you up.  But how do you become or develop enthusiasm? The following quote can give you an idea.

“Apathy can only be overcome by enthusiasm; enthusiasm can only be generated by two things. First an idea that takes the imagination by storm.  And secondly, a definite intelligible plan for carrying out that idea into practice.”

While I believe that the above quote is true in how do generate enthusiasm, I also believe that being positive or developing a positive attitude can aid in being enthusiastic about something.

That’s enough from me for now. So I bid you adieu  And an encouragement to be positive about life.  Till next time.

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Quote of The Day

In looking through my quote collection I have found that I have a large number of quotes dealing with enthusiasm.  So I would like to share a few of them with you today.  It is possible that the ones I share with you I may have already done so in previous posts, so I ask your tolerance if I have posted these before in previous posts.

Unfortunately I have not recorded the source of these two quotes, but all I can tell you is that they both define what Enthusiasm is. Firstly –

 

“Enthusiasm is an emotion.”

Secondly –

Enthusiasm is not merely a figure of speech, it is a vital force that you can harness and use with profit.”

Well that is it for now I will share more quotes on enthusiasm over the next few posts.  So have an enthusiastic day people, until next time.

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Quote of The Day

I have been trying to think of a quote or two that i could share with you all. but while I have had several thoughts on the matter I couldn’t decide on any specific type of quote.  So I decided to share a few quotes that have come to mean a lot to me.

 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

I came across this quote in my 20’s and has always mean’t a lot to me.  Having a an interest in teaching this has served as a guide when I do teach others.  I try to show them that I am interested in them as people, not just students or persons to pound a few idea’s into their heads.

“When one door closes another opens, but we often stare so long at the one that has closed that we don’t see the one that has opened.”

As a researcher this quote reminds me to remember to look at other sources when I come up against a dead end or as the quote goes a closed door. And I find that it reminds me to keep looking when I start to feel discouraged.

Thats all from me for now. See you next time.

 

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Quote of The Day

We have recently had a new addition to our family. So in honour of our newest granddaughter I would like to share a poem from Carol Lyn Pearson. I have always like this poem and it was only recently that I learned that it had been written by Carol Lyn Pearson.

It is called ‘Day Old Child’ and as you can understand from the title it deals with the birth of children and our reactions to the new individual that has been added to our families

 

Day Old Child

 

My day old child lay in my arms

With my lips against his ear

I whispered strongly, how I wish. . . . .

I wish that you could hear.

 

I’ve a hundred wonderful things to say

(a tiny cough and a nod)

Hurry, hurry, hurry and grow

So I can tell you about God

 

My day old baby’s mouth was still

And my words tinkled his ear,

But a kind of light passed through his eyes

And I saw this thought appear.

 

How I wish I had a voice and words;

I’ve a hundred things to say

Before I forget, I’d tell of God. . . .

I left him yesterday.

 

Carol Lynn Pearson

So n this note I will leave you for now and i hope you enjoy this poem just as much as I do.

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Quote of The Day

I was looking through some quotes that my eldest son had given me as a present a few years ago and I came across a couple that I would like to share with you all.

The first is from a writer that my eldest son likes a lot.  And who has written a number of books and was a well known speaker on BBC radio during the 2nd World War. Better known as C.S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis a former atheist wrote many books, among the better known ones are the Narnia Chronicles (The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe etc).

However among the quotes that my son sent me this one stood out to me, this one deals with testing belief.  This quote comes from his book – ‘A Grief Observed’, printed in 1961.

 

“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.  It is easy for you to believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box.  But suppose that you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.  Wouldn’t you then first discover how much you really trusted it? . . . Only a real risk test the reality of a belief.

Clive Staples Lewis

Next is a quote dealing with Crisis.  This come from a book called ‘The Different Drum’, by Morgan Scott Peck (1936 – 2005), who was an American psychiatrist and best selling author , who’s first book, ‘The Road Less Traveled’, sold over ten million books.

“It may seem strange that we should want to look at our lives as an everyday crisis.  But I am reminded of the Chinese word for crisis, which consists of two characters: one represents “danger” and the other “hidden opportunity.”  Certainly we should like our lives to be one of daily opportunity . . . Contrary to what many might believe, the healthy life is hardly one marked by an absence of crisis.  In fact an individual’s psychological health is distinguished by how early he or she can meet crisis.”

M Scott Peck

It might be just me, but I think that these two quotes go together and they look at the same thing in different ways.  Testing our beliefs can bring us to a crisis and help us to understand who we are and our place in life & society and can help us to work out where we want to go with our lives.

Anyway that’s all from me today, have fun and take care.  Until next time.

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Quote of The Day

Well the weekend is over and I must apologise for not posting yesterday, like I said that I would. Yesterday was spent in watching video’s of the 186th semi annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Though we only got to watch the 2 sunday sessions of conference my wife and I enjoyed the talks given by the general authorities of the church.
Later in the evening we had a friend come over to share a meal with us. So that is why i didn’t post a quote yesterday.

I would like to share with you a quote from James E Faust, an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and who served as 2nd counsellor in the First Presidency of the Church from 1995 till his death in 2007. He spent most of his working life as a laywer, wrote a number of books, served in the united states army air corps during WW2, reaching the rank of 1st lieutant at the time of his discharge from the army air corps.  he also served in the Utah State  legislature.Was app ointed by President John F Kennedy to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and was an advisor to the American Bar Journal.

In an article written for a Church magazine, (Liahona, pg 5) in 2003, Pres Faust made this statement in regards to family life and how we can strengthen it, which I think is even more relevant now than it was then.

“One of the main problems in society today is that we spend less and
less time together. Some, even when they are together, spend an
extraordinary amount of time in front of the television, which robs them of personal time for reinforcing feelings of self-worth. Family home evenings give individuals and families important time to talk and listen as parents and children, brothers and sisters, spouses, and friends. Time together is precious–time needed to encourage and to show how to do things. Less time together can result in loneliness, which may produce feelings of being unsupported, untreasured, and
inadequate.”

Pres James E Faust

Time spent together as family is precious. Parents need to spend time with their children just as much as children need to spend time with their parents. Commuication with one another can be of great benifit to all parties involved, we get to know each other and learn from each other. Drawing us closer to each other, strengthening those family bonds.

Which reminds me of another quote.

“Take a moment to hear today what your children have to say.  Listen today . . . . Whatever you do or they won’t be there . . . . . to listen to you.”

Thats it from me for today. So until next time have fun people.

 

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Quote of the Day

Once again it is time for a quote from me. What shall it be and who shall I quote from?

Ok I have found a couple whichI think go together.  First one is from John Wooden ( born in Hall, Indianna 14 Oct 1910, died – 4 Jun 2010 at the UCLA medical centre, California).

 

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do!”

John Wooden

Next is a quote from a lady by the name of Kay Lyons. (a libarian and a book editor, also wrote childrens books)

“Yesterday is a cancelled cheque: Tomorrow is a promisory note; Today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely.”

Kay Lyons

Both of these quotes seem to be saying similar things to me. In john Wooden’s quote we have the message of not worrying about what we cannot do, focus on what you can do. Kay’s quote is similar in that we need to focus on what we can do today, not what we did yesterday or tomorrow.

So that is all from me today so until tomorrow. Have a great day.

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