When I look on you a moment, then I can speak no more, but my tongue falls silent, and at once a delicate flame courses beneath my skin, and with my eyes I see nothing, and my ears hum, and a wet sweat bathes me, and a trembling seizes me
If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl.
But if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.
A mirror reflects a man's face but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.' The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate - for the good and the bad.
The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.
An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.
As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl.
Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.
Never receive counsel from unproductive people.
Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.
Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.
Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere.
With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it.
Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life.
And if you see someone today without a smile... give them one of yours.
thanks Kelly for sending this today~ made my day!!
I love this new Harley Davidson ad campaign..the koolest!!
"Over the last 105 years in the saddle, we've seen wars, conflicts, depression, recession, resistance and revolution," "We've watched a thousand hand-wringing pundits disappear in our rear-view mirror. But every time this country has come out stronger than before .... If 105 years have proved one thing, it's that fear sucks and it doesn't last long. So screw it, let's ride. check out there latest ad campaign...love it!! http://tinyurl.com/6kug35
Jillian Curtis doesn’t want her children to bring hate into the world.
So she and her sons, Jarrett, 10, and Josh, 11, are building a Holocaust memorial — their first major undertaking in their first month of homeschooling — to remember the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Jillian Curtis, 32, of Winona, and her sons, Joshua, 11, left, and Jarrett, 10, have received nearly 500 stars in the mail, including one of their favorites, center, depicting Schindler's List, from artist Angela Matteson of Chicago. Curtis posted a request for stars, which each represent a Jewish life lost during the Holocaust, on her blog a month ago as a home-school project for the boys. The stars will be displayed as a memorial in their garden. (Photo by Melissa Carlo/Winona Daily News)
The project is inspired by the movie “Paper Clips,” in which students at a Tennessee school, wanting to know what the number 6 million looks like, try to gather 6 million paper clips.
Instead of paper clips, the Curtises are asking people to send them stars.
“We started with the Holocaust because that’s the world’s biggest tragedy,” Jillian said. “They need to learn acceptance and not to be bullies or start fights. I want them to be good people when they grow up.”
Jillian, 32, posted a request for stars, representing the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany, on her blog, blog-me-til-midnight.blogspot.com, a month ago.
So far, about 500 stars have arrived at their home from as far away as Australia and China.
One, a blue card with a yellow Star of David on front, included this note: “What a wonderful thing you are doing! I designed my star to look like the sun in the sky because the brightness of those who died in the Holocaust still burns in my heart.”
Josh said thinking about the Holocaust makes him feel sad, and sometimes angry, because of all the children who died for no reason.
His favorite star so far is a cloth one, which is the biggest sent yet.
“(I was) wondering where the stars would come from, what they would look like,” he said. “I was hoping for a humongous one.”
For now, the family keeps the stars in a popcorn tin with planets and the words “Stories in the Sky” pictured on it.
This summer, Jillian’s husband, Robert, will help his kids build a wooden casing in the shape of a star, either a five-pointed star or a Star of David. They’ll put the stars inside and place the memorial in a flower garden next to roses.
Jillian said they don’t know whether they’ll make it to 6 million stars.
“We’ll see how far it grows,” she said.
Anyone who wants to send any kind of star to the Curtises can request the mailing address by e-mailing email@example.com
I ab~soul~utely adore Tom Green, he is so crazy hillarious! Right now he is traveling the states in an RV broadcasting live from the road, you can follow him from his website. http://tomgreen.com/ oh my gosh, that boy makes me laugh ;)