• Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes and stories. Enjoy!Mrs. Crowley
     
     
     
    Still Here by Langston Hughes
    I been scared and battered.
    My hopes the wind done scattered.
    Snow has friz me,
    Sun has baked me,

    Looks like between 'em they done
    Tried to make me

    Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--
    But I don't care!
    I'm still here!
     
     
     
    Don't Quit

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
    Life is strange with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about
    When he might have won had he stuck it out;
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
    You may succeed with another blow,
    Success is failure turned inside out--
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far;
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
    It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


    - Edgar A. Guest
     
     

    Once upon a time there was a group of frogs .... which organized a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.... The race began....

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    Honestly: No one in crowd really believed that the frogs would reach the top of the tower. You would hear statements such as: "WAY TOO DIFFICULT!!", "THE TOWER IS TOO HIGH! , "THEY WILL NEVER MAKE IT TO THE TOP", "NOT A CHANCE THAT THEY WILL SUCCEED!"

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    The frogs began collapsing. One by one.... Except for a few who kept on going, climbing higher and higher.... But the crowd continued to yell, "IT IS TOO DIFFICULT!!! NO ONE WILL MAKE IT!"


    More frogs got tired and gave up.... At the end, everyone gave up except one tiny one which continued to climb, higher and higher and higher.... This one just wouldn't give up! Finally, it reached the top!

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    Everyone naturally wanted to know how this one frog do it? A contestant asked the tiny frog how he find the strength to reach the top?

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    It turned out.... that the frog was wearing earplugs!!!!
     

    Children Are Like Kites
    By: Erma Bombeck

    You spend years trying to get them off the ground.

    You run with them until you are both breathless. They crash ... they hit the roof ... you patch, comfort and assure them that someday they will fly.

    Finally, they are airborne.

    They need more string, and you keep letting it out.

    They tug, and with each twist of the twine, there is sadness that goes with joy.

    The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as meant to soar ... free and alone.

    Only then do you know that you have done your job.
     
     
    It Made a Difference to That One

    There once was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore, as he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day and he began to walk faster to catch up.

    As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man, and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something, and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

    He called out,
    Good morning, what are you doing?”

    The young man paused, looked up and replied,
    Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

    I guess I should have asked;
    why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?”

     “The sun is up and the tide is going out.
    And if I don’t throw them then they’ll die
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    But, young man, don’t you realize that there are
    miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it.
    You can’t possibly make a difference
    !”

    The young man listened politely, then bent down,
    picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea,
    past the breaking waves and said,
    It made a difference for that one.”

    -Author Unknown-
     
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
    Winston Churchill
     

    “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

    *       Maria Robinson quotes

    “ If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong

     

    We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch

     
     

Last Modified on December 23, 2011