Words to Inspire

Stories about what words you find inspiring and why

Affirmations of Hope from Sharon


The power of the dream
Faith in things unseen
Courage to embrace your fears
No matter where you are
To reach for your own star

Power of the Dream—Feel the flame forever burn.  It is the Power of the Dream that brings us here.


Today, I am reminded of a song lyric that I use to share with the youth “ In the End Only Kindness Matters”  along with the following
quote:    “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~~ Mark Twain


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

It is so great that we can make a difference at any moment in time.

But just think, that alone you can only do so much, together we can improve the world.
Without the wonderful people and experiences in my live, I would be able to touch others.



Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to everyone you meet

To help all you friends feel that there is something in them

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the achievements of the future

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble

This poem has been adopted as the ‘Optimist Creed’ by the organization
Optimist International.



“Outside my window a new day I see, and only I can determine what kind of day it will be.

It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay, or boring and cold, unhappy and gray.

My own state of mind is the determining key, for I’m only the person I’ll let myself be.

I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help, or be selfish and think just of myself.

I can enjoy what I do and make it seem fun, or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.

I can be patient with those who may not understand or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in myself, and believe what I say, and I personally intend to make the best of each day.”

-Author Unknown

Finding a positive opportunity everyday…the negative outside world is not welcome in my world.