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Today’s Positive Thought

Sunrise 1   Today’s Positive Thought is by Og Mandino.

“I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.”

Today’s Positive Thought

Today’s Positive Thought is by Napoleon Hill.

“If you are one of those who believe that hard work and honesty, alone, will bring riches, perish the thought!  It is not true! Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of hard work alone!  Riches come, if they come at all, in response to definite demands, based upon the application of definite principles, and not by chance or luck.”

Today’s PositiveThought

   Today’s Positive Thought are quotes from the book, The Greatest Salesman In The World, by, Og Mandino.

“I am nature’s greatest miracle.”

“All men are my brothers yet I am different from each.  I am a unique creature.”

“…I will capitalize on this difference for it is an asset to be promoted to the fullest…I begin now to accent my differences…”

“I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.”

Today’s Positive Thought

   Today’s Positive Thought is by Ernest Holmes.

“All must awake to the facts that they have absolute control over their lives, and that nothing can happen by chance.”

What A Wonderful Day

 What a wonderful day! 

Had to run errands and stopped for coffee.  The gentleman I met on the way into the coffee shop surprised me with a random act of kindness and brought my coffee.  I thanked him for his generosity.  What a nice gesture.  We never know how the good we do will be repaid to us.  

Giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin; a circle in need of completion.  Not only is important to give with grace, but to be able to receive our good graciously when presented to us.   

Many years ago there was book published concerning givers and takers.  The conclusion was, one must be both a gracious giver and receiver.  In this book the author stated, givers have an issue with receiving their good and takers have a problem with giving. Surprising, huh?

Moving along the road of success we give up old, tired, and worn out ideas, beliefs, and concepts that are no longer working for us to achieve our goals.  In replacing the old with the new more prosperous ones we receive our good in many forms: perhaps a luncheon or dinner business meeting to which we are being treated; it could be a recommendation for a job; a publisher or editor taking a chance on a book, an article or column idea; a literary or talent agent willing to represent us as they see our potential; meeting someone by chance who gives us a lead or better, etc.  There are a variety of ways that our good comes to us and it is up to us to receive graciously with an open heart and mind.

I have learned the hard way about not accepting my good when presented.  Like many I was taught, “Better to give than to receive.”  Well, it really is better to both give and receive to complete the circle and enjoy the benefits of both.

When the opportunity presents itself for a Random Act Of Kindness do participate, be you the giver or receiver.  

Have a wonderful day!  Jay

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