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“TIGRESS,SCORPION ,PHOENIX”

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Oct 28, 2009
 
What are some positive quotes or thoughts that have helped you through some rough moments? Care to share some of that inspirational and motivational wisdom that has made a difference in your personal outlook towards life in general, people, situations et cetera????

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Oct 28, 2009
 
Sometimes we get forwards in our email that we tend to avoid...lol, even when its from family members and friends. However, there are some that are quite touching and make you step back and say..."Hey...thats right!" lol Please feel free to contribute and share why it impacted you(that's optional) or how it really made you think twice and its value as one of Life's positive lessons.

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Golf balls , Pebbles, Sand and Coffee!!

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full they agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar . Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided,“I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things- your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favourite passions–things that if everything else was lost and only they remained your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.
The sand is everything else — the small stuff.
If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued,“there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.”
Take care of the golf balls first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled.“I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.
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Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.

Albert Einstein

Sorry Moon its a short one don't have time..lol

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Oct 28, 2009
 
Proud wrote:
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein
Sorry Moon its a short one don't have time..lol
Thanks Sis! That's a great one.It doesnt have to be lengthy.
alofa atu Sis!
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Oct 28, 2009
 
"Decide what kind of person you want to be."

Rather than concentrating on what you want to do, think in terms of what kind of person you want to be. Let that guide your choices.
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Oct 28, 2009
 
())>---%--- a rose represent love
the color yellow means friendship here's my gift to all my friends i have come to love through this virtual world for all of you are unique in your own ways. & yes you too surf =) aloha w/ a smile....
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Oct 28, 2009
 
mars wrote:
())>---%--- a rose represent love
the color yellow means friendship here's my gift to all my friends i have come to love through this virtual world for all of you are unique in your own ways. & yes you too surf =) aloha w/ a smile....
LOL Mars, you reminded me very much of my ex. After a long period of silent treatment, she tell me "she loves me"!!! The only difference is when you tell me that, it sounds more genuine!!! Te gali o koe!!! Luv ya more...:)
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Oct 28, 2009
 
Moon & tribe, I hope ya'll don't mind me posting Carth Brooks' song in here. It's inspiring to me, so I'll just dedicate it to my ex's who are now living in Texas.:):):) It pretty much sums up my attitude about them... lol

Blame it all on my roots
I showed up in boots
And ruined your black tie affair
The last one to know
The last one to show
I was the last one
You thought you'd see there
And I saw the surprise
And the fear in his eyes
When I took his glass of champagne
And I toasted you
Said, honey, we may be through
But you'll never hear me complain

'Cause I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I've got friends in low places

Well, I guess I was wrong
I just don't belong
But then, I've been there before
Everything's all right
I'll just say goodnight
And I'll show myself to the door
Hey, I didn't mean
To cause a big scene
Just give me an hour and then
Well, I'll be as high
As that ivory tower
That you're livin' in

3rd Verse:
I guess I was wrong
I just don't belong
But then, I've been there before
And everything is alright
I'll just say goodnight
And I'll show myself to the door
I didn't mean to cause a big scene
Just wait 'til I finish this glass
Then sweet little lady
I'll head back to the bar
And you can kiss my ass
Proud

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E le sala upu mai anamua.

Ou te manatua upu a lo'u Grandad to me and my siblings when we had one of them famous telling off that stays with me all this time is...

"Ava le isi i le isi ma alolofa i o outou aiga, aua po'o a lava leaga e tutupu iinei, po'o fea lava o le lalolagi tou te o i ai e mulimuli atu lava"..

Now that's wisdom you can't find in a text book.
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Oct 28, 2009
 
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Albert Schweitzer:

In this case "you guys" you know who you are...lol
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Another inspiring oldie that reminded me of my time serving God, Country and Corps. Hope you like it.

Friends, this is Tex Ritter with a strange story about a soldier boy and a deck of cards.

During a North African campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike, and they arrived in a little town called “CASSINO”(A small town about 100 miles south of Rome).

The next morning being Sunday, several of the soldiers went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys in church, and after the Chaplain had read the prayer, the text (or Sermon) was taken up next. The soldiers who had a prayer book took them out, but this one boy only had a deck of cards, and he spread them out.

The Sergeant saw the cards and said,“Soldier, put away those cards.”

After the service was over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the Provost Marshall.

The Marshall said,“Sergeant, why have you brought this man here?”

“For playing cards in church sir.”

“And what have you to say for yourself, son?”

“Much sir.” replied the soldier.

The Marshall said,“I hope so, for if not, I shall punish you more than any man was ever punished.”

The soldier said,“Sir, I have been on a march for six days, and I had neither Bible nor Prayer Book, but I hope to satisfy you Sir, with the purity on my intentions.”

With that, the soldier started his story.

“You see, Sir, when I look at the ACE; it reminds me that there is but ONE GOD.”

“The DEUCE (two) reminds that the Bible is divided in two parts; the OLD and NEW TESTAMENTS.”

“And when I see the TREY (three), I think of the FATHER, SON and HOLY CHOST.”

“When I see the FOUR, I think of the four Evangelists who preached the Gospel. There was MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN.”

“And when I see the FIVE, it reminds me of the five WISE VIRGINS who trimmed their lamps. Ten of 'em altogether, five who wee wise and were saved; five were foolish and were shut out.”

“And when I see the SIX, it reminds me that in six days, GOD made this great heaven and earth.”

“And when I see the SEVEN, it reminds me that on the seventh day, GOD rested from His great work.”

“When I see the EIGHT, I think of the eight righteous persons GOD saved when he destroyed this earth. There was NOAH, his wife, their three sons and their wives.”

“And when I see the NINE, I think of the lepers our Savior cleansed. NINE of the TEN didn't even thank HIM.”

“When I see the TEN, I think of the TEN COMMANDENTS GOD handed down to MOSES on a tablet of stone.

“When I see the KING, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven, GOD Almighty.”

“When I see the QUEEN, I think of the Blessed Virgin MARY who is Queen of Heaven.”

“And the JACK or KNAVE, it's the devil.

“When I count the SPOTS on a deck of cards, I find 365, the number of days in a year.”

“FIFTY TWO cards, the number of weeks in a year.”

“FOUR suits, the number of weeks in a month.”

“TWELVE picture cards, the number of months in a year.”

“THIRTEEN tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.”

“So you see, Sir, my deck of cards serve me as a BIBLE, ALMANAC, and PRAYER BOOK.”

“Friends, I know this story is true, I knew the soldier."
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Oct 28, 2009
 
Life is too short 2 wake up in the morning with regrets, so....<3 the person who treat u right 4get about the one's who don't & blieve that everything happens for a reason. If you get the chance take it, if it changes 'ur life, let it. nobody said it'd b easy they jus' promised u it would be worth it...@>-%--- live, learn & move on..life is full of possibilities
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Oct 28, 2009
 
Don't let some1 bcome a priority in 'ur life, when u r jus' an opinion in theirs =)
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Oct 28, 2009
 
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LOL Mars, you reminded me very much of my ex. After a long period of silent treatment, she tell me "she loves me"!!! The only difference is when you tell me that, it sounds more genuine!!! Te gali o koe!!! Luv ya more...:)
lol... is it a good or bad thing..jks i'll take that as a complement lol..have a good evening =)
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Oct 28, 2009
 
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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer:
In this case "you guys" you know who you are...lol
muchos gracias sis :-)
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Oct 28, 2009
 
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Golf balls , Pebbles, Sand and Coffee!!
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full they agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar . Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided,“I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things- your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favourite passions–things that if everything else was lost and only they remained your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.
The sand is everything else — the small stuff.
If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued,“there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.”
Take care of the golf balls first — the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled.“I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.
love this one =) speaking of coffee i'm fix'n to go to starbucks for sum nice tall cold cup of frappacino. alofa atu
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Oct 28, 2009
 
Accentuate the positive eliminate the negative.
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Oct 29, 2009
 
Just because friends don't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have...(????) Surf??? LOL

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Oct 29, 2009
 
SURF808 wrote:
Moon & tribe, I hope ya'll don't mind me posting Carth Brooks' song in here. It's inspiring to me, so I'll just dedicate it to my ex's who are now living in Texas.:):):) It pretty much sums up my attitude about them... lol
Blame it all on my roots
I showed up in boots
And ruined your black tie affair
The last one to know
The last one to show
I was the last one
You thought you'd see there
And I saw the surprise
And the fear in his eyes
When I took his glass of champagne
And I toasted you
Said, honey, we may be through
But you'll never hear me complain
'Cause I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I've got friends in low places
Well, I guess I was wrong
I just don't belong
But then, I've been there before
Everything's all right
I'll just say goodnight
And I'll show myself to the door
Hey, I didn't mean
To cause a big scene
Just give me an hour and then
Well, I'll be as high
As that ivory tower
That you're livin' in
3rd Verse:
I guess I was wrong
I just don't belong
But then, I've been there before
And everything is alright
I'll just say goodnight
And I'll show myself to the door
I didn't mean to cause a big scene
Just wait 'til I finish this glass
Then sweet little lady
I'll head back to the bar
And you can kiss my ass
great song SURF...ae kalofa e i gai ex's i texas...lol

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