P R E C I O U S G E M S O F W I S D O M PRESENTATION FROM DENIS MUSIC - RICHARD CLAYDERMAN NADIA’S THEME
Life Is…. by Mother Teresa 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.
It Will Come by Nathan Watson When life's largest pressures leave you struck dumb, Just search for an answer; the solution will come. When a tragedy occurs leaving you feeling numb, Just wait for your health; the strength will come. When everyone relies on you and there is no way you can see, Trust your mind to think with time; patience is the key. When you have made it where others always flee, Just wait to gather courage; soon you'll be where you want to be. When it is nearing the end and you're in need, Muster up your courage; endurance will lead.
DON’T QUIT by: Unknown Author When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit. Rest, if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns As every one of us sometimes learns. And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out: Don't give up though the pace seems slow - You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out - The silver tint of the clouds of doubt. And you never can tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems so far: So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit It's when things seem worst that you must not quit
Somebody Author Unknown Somebody did a golden deed; Somebody proved a friend in need; Somebody sang a beautiful song; Somebody smiled the whole day long; Somebody thought, "Tis sweet to live"; Somebody said, "I'm glad to give"; Somebody fought a valiant fight; Somebody lived to shield the right; Was the "somebody" you?
Always Finish Poet Unknown If a task is once begun Never leave it till it's done. Be the labor great or small, Do it well or not at all.
RESOLVE When you're feelin' down and your body hurts When your hands are torn and your muscles ache, When the beam's so high and you feel you'll fall, When you feel you can't and want to stop it all, When the spring floor feels like concrete When you feel you're spent and can't compete, And the bars, they seem so wide apart, And it all just isn't in your heart When all of this makes you feel like the pits, It's time to relax and think a bit, Of the hours and hours of work put in, It's time to collect the dividend You know why you are here, what it's all about You know there's no time for self doubt So get up, with your body and your mind, And keep goin', 'cause you're gonna find You can do it with a little more grit So get up, breathe deep and GO FOR IT!!!! Author Unknown
Success Unknown Success is speaking words of praise, In cheering other people's ways. In doing just the best you can, With every task and every plan. It's silence when your speech would hurt, Politeness when your neighbor's curt. It's deafness when the scandal flows, And sympathy with others' woes. It's loyalty when duty calls, It's courage when disaster falls. It's patience when the hours are long, It's found in laughter and in song. It's in the silent time of prayer, In happiness and in despair. In all of life and nothing less, We find the thing we call success.
You Never Know Author Unknown You never know when someone May catch a dream from you. You never know when a little word, Or something you may do May open up a window Of the mind that seeks the light The way you live may not matter at all... But you never know - it might. And just in case it could be That another's life through you. Might possibly change for the better With a broader brighter view. It seems it might be worth a try At pointing the way to the right. Of course, it may not matter at all, But then again it might.
HOW CAN How can you get very far, If you don't know who you are? How can you do what you ought, If you don't know what you got? And if you don't know which to do Of all the things in front of you, Then what you'll have when you're when you are through Is just a mess without a clue. Of all the best that can come true If you know what and which and who. Author Unknown
A BLUEPRINT FOR ACHIEVEMENT BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are pouting. COMMEND while others are criticizing. PERSIST while others are quittin Author Unknown
POET EDGAR A. GUEST It isn't the money you're making, it isn't the clothes you wear, And it isn't the skill of your good right hand which makes folks really care. It's the smile on your face and the light of your eye and the burdens that you bear. Most any old man can tell you, most any old man at all, Who has lived through all sorts of weather, winter and summer and fall, That riches and fame are shadows that dance on the garden wall. It's how do you live and neighbor, how do you work and play, It's how do you say "good morning" to the people along the way, And it's how do you face your troubles whenever your skies are gray. It's you, from the dawn to nighttime; you when the day is fair, You when the storm is raging - how do you face despair? It is you that the world discovers, whatever the clothes you wear. You to the end of the journey, kindly and brave and true, The best and the worst of you gleaming in all that you say and do, And the tHING that counts isn't money, or glory, or power, but YOU!
Life's Harmonies Let no man pray that he know not sorrow, Let no soul ask to be free from pain, For the gall of to-day is the sweet of to-morrow, And the moment's loss is the lifetime's gain. Through want of a thing does its worth redouble, Through hunger's pangs does the feast content, And only the heart that has harbored trouble, Can fully rejoice when joy is sent. Let no man shrink from the bitter tonics Of grief, and yearning, and need, and strife, For the rarest chords in the soul's harmonies, Are found in the minor strains of life. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
IF If I knew you and you knew me, If both of us could clearly see, And with an inner sight divine, The meaning of your heart and mine, I'm sure that we would differ less, And clasp our hands in friendliness; Our thoughts would pleasantly agree, If I knew you and you knew me. Nixon Waterman
Laugh A Little Bit Here's a motto, just your fit-- Laugh a little bit. When you think you're trouble hit, Laugh a little bit. Look misfortune in the face. Brave the beldam's rude grimace; Ten to one 'twill yield its place, If you have the wit and grit Just to laugh a little bit. Keep your face with sunshine lit, Laugh a little bit. All the shadows off will flit, If you have the grit and wit Just to laugh a little bit. Cherish this as sacred writ-- Laugh a little bit. Keep it with you, sample it, Laugh a little bit. Little ills will sure betide you, Fortune may not sit beside you, Men may mock and fame deride you, But you'll mind them not a whit If you laugh a little bit. Edmund Vance Cooke
Friendship Wish Author Unknown May there always be work for your hands to do; May your purse always hold a coin or two; May the sun always shine on your window pane; May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; May the hand of a friend always be near you; May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you
May peace, love and happiness and good health you only know And may good luck be with you where to where-ever you go And may you be financially well off without the burden of care And may you know how to give and receive and share May joy in abundance in your world be rife And may you only know of the good things in life And may you know the taste of the best of good wine And may you live to be old past one hundred and nine May good lady luck keep on smiling your way And may you make a new friend or two every day And may you be blessed with the gift of empathy And for the not so lucky feel some sympathy May you never know what it's like poverty And may you be healthy, wealthy and carefree. Francis Duggan M A Y Y O U D e n I s