Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5592 Aug 18, 2013
Va'aiga Tuigamala (Guest Speech)


http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Thank you South274 for uploading this. You're the man.
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5593 Aug 18, 2013
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5594 Aug 18, 2013
"There are amazingly wonderful people in all walks of life; some familiar to us and others not. Stretch yourself and really get to know people. People are in many ways one of our greatest treasures."

Bryant H. McGill
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5595 Aug 18, 2013
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5596 Aug 18, 2013
"A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood."

Charlotte Kasl
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5597 Aug 20, 2013
“Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”

T.S. Eliot
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5598 Aug 20, 2013
“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.”

Erma Bombeck
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5599 Aug 20, 2013
“I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching - they are your family.”

Jim Butcher
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5600 Aug 20, 2013
“There are two different kinds of people in the world. There are people who instinctively look for every chance to be a “victim” and those who look for every chance to rise above—regardless of where they are in life and what’s happening around them. There are people who realize their ability to create (greatly influence) reality toward a positive direction for themselves and those around them, and unfortunately those who use this power we all have for destructive purposes for themselves and others—many times without even knowing what they’re doing or the power they have inside themselves. We are all powerful individuals. Let’s use that power to create something beautiful!”

Christopher Hawke
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5601 Aug 20, 2013
Life isn't fair. It's true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.

Harvey Mackay
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5602 Aug 20, 2013
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5603 Aug 20, 2013
“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work."

Adrienne Rich
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5604 Aug 21, 2013
“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.”

Steve Maraboli
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5605 Aug 21, 2013
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

C. JoyBell C
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5606 Aug 22, 2013
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

Friedrich Nietzsche
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5607 Aug 22, 2013
F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the children you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Author Unknown
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5608 Aug 22, 2013
Other people challenge us. Other people improve us. Other people make us better human beings.

Andrew Flach
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5609 Aug 22, 2013
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5610 Aug 25, 2013
“The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.”

Pandora Poikilos
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#5611 Aug 25, 2013
“We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.”

Michael Jackson

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