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On this page you can find numerous motivational and inspriational poems, sayings, quotes, and just peoples own way of motivating themselves and others. ENJOY!
is an emotion that allows you to have the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of whether you feel like it or not. It's easy to say or think about what you are going to do but actually doing what you say takes commitment. It's not that people have a hard time taking action. Anyone can motivate themselves to get to the gym to workout one time. It's being able to consistently take action that is the challenge for most people. In order to have the motivation and inspiration to continually do what needs to be done in order to produce the results that you want in your life, you need the right tools. Once those actions become a habit, taking action becomes easy.
Methods For Igniting Your Daily Motivation
Create a desire. See yourself benefiting from your efforts. Visualize how good you will feel after your motivation kept you going to complete a task you didn't think you could do.. 
Create pain. If you can have yourself feel the pain of not doing something from a lack of motivation. Imagine a fight between you and your wife all because you never got the lawn mowed. The motivation of avoiding a fight might just give you the motivation to mow the lawn. 
Talk about your plans.Talking about getting something accomplished that really needs to be done may also spark you into action. 
Have a true interest. Associate what you have to get done with some type of pleasure. It may be pleasing your wife is a strong enough motivator to get you up and moving. We all know a happy wife makes for a happy life. 
Have energy. You need some energy to have daily motivation. Exercise, sleep well and maintain a positive attitude, these will all help your level of energy. 
Create the proper mental state. Positive thinking will help you stay motivated. If you concentrate on the negatives it is almost impossible to stay motivated.  
Take a small step. Any small step towards your goals feeds your daily motivation. What ever the task is, start by doing just something small and easy just to get yourself going.   
You and I both know a puny flame won't do much, a breeze can easily put it out, but......with a raging fire burning deep within your soul, NOTHING is impossible. Whatever it is you're trying to accomplish...
Dream It. Do It. Live It. Love It! 
"Impossible" is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy.
Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."
"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
"Sure," said the farmer.
And with that he let out a whistle,"Here,Dolly!" he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.
As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this One noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up....
"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself To a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need Someone who understands."
The world is full of people who need someone who understands.
A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.
I hoped your started out fine and happiness is on your face at its end.
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car.  Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called  him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box.  Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said "With all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and  wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go  to  him.  He had not seen him since that graduation day.  Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.  He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it  years ago.  With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.  And as he did, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible.  It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words 

How many times do we miss our blessings and answers to our prayers  because they do not arrive exactly as we have expected?
TODAY'S's affirmation:  "Today I look beyond the obvious and allow miracles to be created in my life."
Here's something to reflect on, negative things may happen in life due to our actions, but never fill your heart with negativity or hate, life itself will embrace and lift you up. 
A lucky day
David, a second-grader, was bumped while getting on the school bus and suffered a two-inch cut on his cheek. At recess he collided with another boy and lost two teeth.

At noon, while sliding on ice, he fell and broke his wrist. Later at the hospital, his father noticed David was clutching a quarter in his good hand. David said, "I found it on the ground when I fell.

This is the first quarter I ever found. This sure is my lucky day."
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far
Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. Never consider yourself defeated. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!
But is This The Good Life?

I bought what I wanted, whether I needed it or not. Whether I had the money or not. Oh, credit cards the wonder of our time.
I ended up with all the material things I could ever want.

But is this the good life?
I worked 12 hour days, Plus traveling time of 2 hours a day, I often worked nights and weekends
I had a high paying job.
But is this the good life?
There was no time for family or friends, On the weekends I caught up on my sleep, Baking, cooking, cleaning,
I had someone else do that.
But is this the good life?
I was stressed out most of the time, But, we went on holidays, We had the two cars,
And the cottage and the house.
But is this the good life?
The answer - not for me!
So I set my goals.
I quit my job,
Moved to the country,
Set up our own craft business,
Have time for my family and friends,
Enjoy my own cooking,
Simplified my life.
This is the good life!
When you're lonely, I wish you love. When you're down, I wish you joy. When you're troubled, I wish you peace.
When things are complicated, I wish you simple beauty. When things look empty, I wish you hope.
Each day is a new canvas to paint upon.
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness,
and at the end of the day you don't look
at it and wish you had painted something different.
Each morning when one open their eyes try to say to onesself:
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.
I have just the day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. 
Box of kisses
The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.
Money was tight and a father became infuriated and upset when his child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree and wasted the decorating paper.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy.
 " He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found the box was empty. He yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside it?" The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said,"Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy.
"The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness. It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for years and whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us as humans have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, friends, family and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit..
Hope you had a wonderful night and woke up to a bright and fulfilling day.
Here's a sweet little poem i stumbled upon. 
 This one should make you :) SMILE :)
The Smile Virus

Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling, too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin
when he smiled, I realized I'd passed it on to him!
I thought about that smile and then realized its worth,
a single smile, just like mine, could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile is about to begin, don't leave it undetected,
let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!
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