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Today’s Quote:

“People need trouble — a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don’t mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.”

– William Faulkner

 

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There’s an old adage that patience is a virtue not easily acquired…it seems that it is even more difficult in today’s world.  “How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?” – Paul Sweeney

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Today’s Quote:

“The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” – Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

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I guess I am what some would call an early morning person.  I have always liked the early morning…really never one to sleep in…although I’m not sure I get more done, I just seem to get it done sooner. I recently came across a great quote that relates to most of us older folks who tend to rise early in the morning: “The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning – and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either.” – John J. Welsh

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Today’s Quote:

“Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find ”tomorrow” on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday’s defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, ”If I had my life to live over again. ”Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

– Og Mandino

 

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“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” -Muhammad Ali

What I discovered, somewhat late in life — we possess the strength within ourselves to be triumphant. It is not what surrounds us or who persuades us that creates our success. It is our own determination and drive to be the greatest or the best.

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As a walker/runner trying to get below a 10 minute mile, it’s hard for me to conceive of running a mile in under 4 minutes. Roger Bannister, English athlete who was credited with running the first recorded mile in less than 4 minutes in 1954 stayed motivated with the following outlook: “Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.” (attributed to Roger Bannister shortly after running the first sub-4 mile).

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