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WORD  POWER - It can help to CHANGE the Channel!

By Henry Ford

In searching for inspiring words to share in this issue, I experienced one of those rare moments of nothingness.  PLEASE, no age jokes!  Then it occurred to me that the inspirational quotes I send by e-mail five times a week could do double duty.  After reading just a few of those quotes, something else occurred to me.  Reflecting upon those quotes had a much needed therapeutic effect on me.

Very recently a self-disgruntled individual cut loose on me (by e-mail) with a lengthy barrage of unnecessary and rambling criticism.  It was not until I began to reflect upon a few quotes I had sent recently to others, that I experienced complete recovery.

It was a near perfect example of “reaping and sowing.”  Given the convincing impact of what I share with others on a regular basis, I will use the remaining space to share some of these tidbits with you.

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It is a glorious achievement to master one's own temper.

Anonymous

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The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.

Marya Mannes

(1904-1990) American Journalist

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When people are made to feel secure and important and appreciated, it will no longer be necessary for them to whittle down others in order to seem bigger by comparison.

 

Virginia Arcastle

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

 

Benjamin Disraeli
1804-1881, British Statesman and Prime Minister

 

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

 

Michael J. Fox - Actor

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Words can destroy. What we call each other ultimately becomes what we think of each other, and it matters.

 

Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick

Diplomat

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If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.

 

Oprah Winfrey
Television Host, Actress and Producer

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I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

 

Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
1767-1835, German Statesman

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