Be happy and stay happy.

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
Frederick Keonig

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Achieve Happiness

Let's get into a festive mood. Free flying balloons picture freedom, inner joy, peace and happiness.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the Ballooning Capital of the World. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest hot airh school balloon festival, takes place each October, when you’ll see more than 700 balloons in the sky at a time. Taken during Special Shapes Afterglow followed by fireworks.

One of my best friends in high school, Melissa who lives in New Mexico attended attends this annual festivity.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Secrets to Happiness

Got this text message from a friend:

What are the secrets to happiness? Nine (9) answers can be found in the home.
The walls say, "Be strong."
The ceiling says, "Aim high."
The door says, "Learn to give and take."
The clock says, "Time is gold."
The calendar says, "Live each day like it is the last."
The cabinet says,"Keep things in order."
The bed says, "Take time to relax."
The lamp says, "Be like the light."
And God, who is everywhere, including our homes, says
"Keep your faith alive, trust, because I am with you always."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quotes for Happy Supervisors

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

All lasting business is built on friendship.
Alfred A. Montapert

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey

Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
Lee Iacocca

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
Christopher Reeve

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George Patton

Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
Freeman Teague Jr.

The most important thing in communication is
hearing what isn't said.
Peter F. Drucker

If you are prepared, then you are able to feel confident.
Robert J. Ringer

Confidence and courage come through preparation and practice.

Winning breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning.
Hubert Green

Retirement: When you quit working just before your heart does.

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit.

You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good.
Joel Osteen

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Benjamin Disraeli

What a strange power there is in clothing.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.
Lee Mildon

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.The Golden Rule

All things work for good for those who love God. Romans 8:28

It is not the man of great talent who wins but he who pushes his talent, however small, to its utmost capacity. Carolyn Coats

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

Monday, September 21, 2009

Inspiring Short Story

The Little Prince
By: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Go and look again at the roses. You will understand now that yours is unique in all the world. Then come back to say goodbye to me, and I will make you a present of a secret." The little prince went away, to look again at the roses. "You are not at all like my rose," he said. "As yet you are nothing. No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox when I first knew him. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world." And the roses were very much embarrassed. "You are beautiful, but you are empty," he went on. "One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you--the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered; because it is she that I have put under the glass globe; because it is she that I have sheltered behind the screen; because it is for her that I have killed the caterpillars (except the two or three that we saved to become butterflies); because it is she that I have listened to, when she grumbled, or boasted, or ever sometimes when she said nothing. Because she is my rose. And he went back to meet the fox. "Goodbye," he said. "Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." "What is essential is invisible to the eye," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember. "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important." "It is the time I have wasted for my rose--" said the little prince, so that he would be sure to remember. "Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose . . ." "I am responsible for my rose," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Inspiring Quotes that leads to Happiness

You block your dream when you allow fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Feed your faith, not your fear.
Bo Sanchez

Meditate on His words.
Believe what you read.
Teach what you believe.
Practice what you teach.
Advise to newly ordained deacons

I run, I fly to take you in my arms, and I expand your boundaries within My Will. Therefore, I allow everything for your good, and also to accomplish My highest designs upon you. However, I do not want you to waste time thinking it over; when I take you in My arms, immediately put everything aside, and follow my Will. (From the writings of Luisa Piccarreta, the little daughter of the Divine Will)

The pure in heart shall see God.

No one tears a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one. Otherwise, he will tear the new and the piece from it will not match the old cloak. Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wine skins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wine skins. And no one who has been drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’ ”

Do not be afraid, I am with you.
If I am with you, who can be against you.

Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Mathew 4:4

Pray unceasingly.

I am a child of God.

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

It isn't the thing you do, dear, it's the thing you leave undone, that gives you a bit of a heartache, at setting of the sun.
From The Sin Of Omission by Margaret E. Sangster

Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

Just show up.

It's time to STOP going through the motions of living, and START living.I am nothing; God is all. Father I love you.

Come Divine Will to think in my mind, to move in my motion.
From the Invocation to the Divine Will prayer

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quotes for Happy Pet Owners

A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings

Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Elliot

I used to look at (my dog) Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter, you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.
Fred Jungclaus

I have a great dog. She's half Lab, half pit bull. A good combination. Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me.
Jimi Celeste

Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs.
Martha Scott

When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later.
Erma Bombeck

My little dog, a heartbeat at my feet.
Edith Wharton

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
Jerome K. Jerome

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human.
The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
Edward Hoagland

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
Henry Wheeler Shaw

Tom's Little Dog by Walter de la Mare
Tom told his dog called Tim to beg,
And up at once he sat,
His two clear amber eyes fixed fast,
His haunches on his mat.Tom poised a lump of sugar on
His nose; then, "Trust!" says he;
Stiff as a guardsman sat his Tim;
Never a hair stirred he.
"Paid for!" says Tom; and in a trice
Up jerked that moist black nose;
A snap of teeth, a crunch, a munch,
And down the sugar goes!