Must Know – Slim-agination

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UpLIfts – With faith, all things are possible.

UpLifts For Life

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. –Michael Jordan

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

It is easy to change your expectations. You can do it in an instant. And that can be a problem. Too often, we lower our expectations because that is easier than overcoming the obstacles which stand in the way of fulfilling those expectations. –Ralph Marston

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. –Brian Tracy

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. –Henry David Thoreau

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UpLifts – Big Is Beautiful?


“Envy is an insult to oneself.” –Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“I can trust my friends… They force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.” –Cher

Forego “shortcuts” to success, which are likely to cut you short:
“Success comes before work only in the dictionary.”

“In all human affairs there are efforts and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.” — James Lane Allen

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”

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What a Difference a Year Makes!

Knowlege is Power or What a difference a Year Makes!

Our seven-year-old daughter was thrilled when we took her to Disney
World for the first time, and she headed straight for Space Mountain.

I worried that the roller coaster would be too scary for her, but she insisted.

To her delight, we rode it twice.

The next year we returned to the Magic Kingdom, and my daughter, now
eight, again dragged me to Space Mountain.

As we stood in line, though, I could see her soberly studying the signs
That warn about the ride’s speed.

“Dad,” she said, “I don’t think I want to go.”

I asked her why she would be nervous when she had enjoyed herself last time.

She replied, “This year, I can read.”

Simple Solutions are Often the Best Solutions

Sink Science (Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison’s international fame attracted the attention of the best scientists of the day. How had he developed so many practical inventions? The question brought a brilliant German researcher to the lab, supposedly to explain the principles behind Edison’s innovations.

Upon arrival, Edison gave the researcher a short assignment. “[Handing] the man a globe that had been twisted into a gourd-like shape, [he] said, ‘Give me the cubic content of this.’

“Weeks passed, and eventually Edison sought out the man to ask him why he hadn’t replied. The scientist began to give him a lengthy explanation about the difficulties of solving such a problem with higher mathematics. Edison then picked up the globe, took it over to a nearby sink, and filled it with water. He poured the water into a measuring tube, and holding up the tube he said, ‘This is the cubic content.’ “1

Even the most brilliant minds sometimes miss an important point: simple solutions are often the best solutions.

1 God’s Little Devotional Book for Leaders (Tulsa: Honor Books, 1997), p. 57.

22 Things You Should Not Forget


1) Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary!
2) What’s the difference between the Pope and your boss? The Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.
3) My mind works like lightning: one brilliant flash and it’s gone.
4) It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there’s shipping and handling, too.
5) A husband is someone who takes out the trash and gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house.
6) My next house will have no kitchen — just vending machines.
7) The only thing wrong with a perfect drive to work is that you end up at work.
8) Americans are getting stronger. Twenty years ago, it took two people to carry ten dollars’ worth of groceries. Today, a five-year-old can do it.
9) A blonde told her friend, “I was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off, so I was relieved when he told me all I needed was blinker fluid.”
10) Why is a government worker like a shotgun with a broken firing pin? It won’t work and you can’t fire it.

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Glenn Beck on Being Third

Being 3rd is 1st in my Book!

As some of you may know, I was privileged to have Rush Limbaugh on my radio and TV shows last week, and I’m still reeling from the excitement. You see, not only do I respect Rush for his astute analysis of current and cultural events, but he’s also a gifted broadcaster. It’s this undeniable combination that has made his radio show the most listened to in America. Of course, he’s not on TV like some people, but you’d have to be awfully petty to bring that up…

What up Rush? My show’s on three times a day! TV baby!

Anyway, as some of you also know, mine is the third most listened to radio show, but when you think about it, with Rush and me on at the same time, his #1 and my #3 kinda’ averaged out to me being #2, even if only for a while. And that was totally sweet, but really—I don’t mind being two spots behind him (I’d mention who is actually in second place, but since he’s a already ahead of me there’s no way I’m giving him a free plug).

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UpLifts – Spiritually and Politically Free


I believe we are transformed and connected by the power and beauty of our creativity. –Mel Rusnov

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. –Anne Lamott

Give like the rose gives its perfume — effortlessly, unconditionally because it is its own nature. –Swami Vivekananda

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. –Leo Tolstoy

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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