Sunday, March 27, 2011

Have a Great Week!

I hope that all of you have a great week this week!

Here's some things that motivate, uplift, and encourage me. Hope they will do the same for you.

My Favorite James Taylor Song

A Favorite Dr. Seuss Quote
"So be sure when you step,
Step with care and great tact.
And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)
Kid, you'll move mountains."
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!"

The Words of a Prophet
Doctrine and Covenants Section 128, Verse 20, 22
"Now, what do we hear in teh gospel which we have received? A voice of gladness! A voice of mercy from heaven; and a voice of truth out of the earth;....Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singing!"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A little touch of Maurice, Philip and Verdine.

This song is guaranteed to put a smile on my face. Hope it does the same to you!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

You are the handicap you must face.

This poem was recited at church today by a very enthusiastic Brother Buckley.

Equipment by Edgar Guest

Figure it out for yourself, my lad.
You've got all that the greatest of men have had.
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes.
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began.
So start for the top and say, "I Can."

Look them over, the wise and the great.
They take their food from a common plate,
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes.
The world considers them brave and smart,
But you've got all they had when they made their start.

You can triumph and come to skill.
You can be great if you only will.
You're well equipped for the fight you choose.
You have arms and legs and a brain to use.
And the man who has risen great deeds to do,
Began his life with no more than you.

You are the handicap you must face.
You are the one who must choose your place.
You must say where you want to go,
How much you will study the truth to know.
God has equipped you for life, but He
Lets you decide what you want to be.

Courage must come from the soul within.
The man must furnish the will to win.
So figure it out for yourself, my lad.
You were born with all the great have had.
With your equipment they all began.
Get hold of yourself, and say: "I CAN!"