P R I C E L E S S G E M S O F W I S D O M PRESENTATION FROM DENIS MUSIC - ERNESTO CORTAZAR SECRETS OF MY HEART
Giving Your Best by Author Unknown It's the hand we clasp with an honest grasp That gives a hearty thrill; It's the good we pour into others' lives That comes back our own to fill. It's the dregs we drain from another's cup That makes our own seem sweet; And the hours we give to another's need That makes our life complete. It's the burdens we help another bear That makes our own seem light. It's the anger seen for another's feet That shows us the path to right. It's the good we do each passing day, With a heart sincere and true; In giving the world your very best It's best will return to you.
How When Where Poet: John Oxenham It is not so much WHERE you live, As HOW, and WHY, and WHEN you live, That answers in the affirmative, Or maybe in the negative, The question Are you fit to live? It is not so much WHERE you live, As HOW you live, and whether good Flows from you through your neighborhood . And WHY you live, and whether you Aim high and noblest ends pursue, And keep Life brimming full and true. And WHEN you live, and whether Time Is at its nadir or its prime, And whether you descend or climb. It is not so much WHERE you live, As whether while you live you live And to the world your highest give, And so make answer positive That you are truly fit to live.
Anyway Poet: Unknown People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway! If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway! If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway! The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway! Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway! The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds; Think big anyway! People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for underdogs anyway! What you spend years building up may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway! People really need help, but will attack you if you help them. Help them anyway! Give the world the best you have and it may kick you in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway!
Count That Day Lost By George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans 1819-1880) If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And, counting, find One self-denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard, One glance most kind That fell like sunshine where it went- Then you may count that day well spent. But if, through all the livelong day, You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay- If, through it all You've nothing done that you can trace That brought the sunshine to one face- No act most small That helped some soul and nothing cost- Then count that day as worse than lost .
My Comfort Zone By Author Unknown I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail. The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor. I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much. I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such. I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone, But deep inside I longed for something special of my own. I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win. I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin. I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before, I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door. If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out, Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt. A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true. Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!
Before You Poet: William Arthur Ward Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
Do More Poet: William Arthur Ward Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
We Must Poet: William Arthur Ward We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.
A Poem of Hope By Author Unknown Never go gloomy, use your mind, Hope is a better companion than fear; Providence, ever benignant and kind, Gives with a smile what you take with a tear; All will be right, Look to the light. Morning was ever the daughter of night; All that was black will be all that is bright. Many a foe is a friend in disguise, Many a trouble a blessing most true, Remember these words of wisdom and wise, Your life will be easier and you will not be blue. Never lose your hope, follow your plan And live life doing all that you can
Health Of The Mind Poet: by Jerry Brundies The body can be a source of wealth Train it right for your health. When the body is ready Your mind will steady. A peace will surround your being and your face will give off a glow as your training has brought the healing your mind and body know.
I Know Something Good About You Poet: Louis C. Shimon Wouldn't this old world be better If the folks we meet would say - "I know something good about you!" And treat us just that way? Wouldn't it be fine and dandy If each handclasp, fond and true, Carried with it this assurance - "I know something good about you!" Wouldn't life be lots more happy If the good that's in us all Were the only thing about us That folks bothered to recall? Wouldn't life be lots more happy If we praised the good we see? For there's such a lot of goodness In the worst of you and me! Wouldn't it be nice to practice That fine way of thinking, too? You know something good about me; I know something good about you.
Today I ... Poet: Unknown Today I smiled, and all at once things didn't look so bad. Today I shared with someone else, a bit of hope I had. Today I sang a little song, and felt my heart grow light, And walked a happy little mile, with not a cloud in sight. Today I worked with what I had and longed for nothing more, And what had seemed like only weeds, were flowers at my door. Today I loved a little more and complained a little less, And in the giving of myself, I forgot my weariness
Just One Poet Unknown One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring. One smile begins a friendship, One handclasp lifts a soul. One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame the goal One vote can change a nation, One sunbeam lights a room One candle wipes out darkness, One laugh will conquer gloom. One step must start each journey. One word must start each prayer. One hope will raise our spirits, One touch can show you care. One voice can speak with wisdom, One heart can know what's true, One life can make a difference, You see, it's up to you!
May You Have Poet Unknown May you have...... Enough happiness to keep you sweet, Enough trials to keep you strong, Enough sorrow to keep you human, Enough hope to keep you happy; Enough failure to keep you humble, Enough success to keep you eager, Enough friends to give you comfort, Enough wealth to meet your needs; Enough enthusiasm to look forward, Enough faith to banish depression, Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday .