Messages from Music and the Spoken Word
This Day and Always: Inspirational Messages from "Music and the Spoken Word"
"Hoping and dreaming of a better world are not enough if we are unwilling to work; but when we work towards our dreams, wonderful things can happen."
"By bravely enduring our trials, we learn humility, compassion for others, and a great reliance on God. We also learn that our happiness and progress depend much less upon what challenges life may bring and infinitely more on how we face and overcome those challenges."
"Individuals who deliberately decide not to take offense lead happier, more productive lives."
"There are two ways to look at life and the world. We can see the good or the bad, the beautiful or the ugly. Both are there, and what we focus on and choose to see is what brings us feelings of joy or feelings of despair."
"Happiness is not the result of circumstance. It is the result of loving others."
"Through persistence and hard work, we can each unlock the potential God has given us. We have within us not only the capacity to accomplish great things but also the ability to do ordinary things in extraordinary ways."
"Although God sees our struggles and hears our prayers, He does not always remove our challenges. In His loving wisdom, He would not deprive us of the very learning opportunity that life is meant to provide.... God knows that we will never attain the full stature of our souls without being stretched and scarred, tested and tried, in the crucible of life."
"When life becomes difficult or dangerous--when our resources seem stretched to the breaking point--we can find within us resources of extraordinary fortitude and faith. The goods of heroism are within us all. May we allow courage and honor to define our response to whatever tribulations we may face. May we, too, become heroes."
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