As the colour of the rainbow is, so is our differences as a people yet every time you look at a rainbow it appears as one creative bundle of colours. The combination of colours makes it look more appealing and heaven like.
There was a time and I believe most still believe, that seeing a rainbow brings a good feeling, opens a load of good things coming your way. The thing is most wonderful things of nature make people feel more human, a rainbow when gazed at in its purity does that bringing peace of the mind.
Our differences as a people should be a thing to celebrate. Life would have been a bore if all you met were people who look like you, people who speak like you, people who walk like you and those who think like you. Yet in some people these differences in people make them feel angry as if they are the creator.
This week’s quotes we finalise extracting from a book that when read has the potential to make you realise that life is marvellous experience. I am sure that the quotations below from the book will give you an insight on what positive living looks like and its practicalities. Read and Enjoy:
THE STRANGEST SECRET IN THE WORLD by Earl Nightingale
“We know that most people desire by nature to succeed. But what is success? —- Most people do not know what success is all about, and since they do not know what it is about, they really don’t know where to look for it. —– Success is really nothing more than the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. —- This means that any person who knows what they are doing and where they are going is a success. Any person with a goal towards which they are working is a successful person.”
“The problem is that our mind comes as standard equipment at birth. It’s free. And things that are given to us for nothing, we place little value on. Things that we pay money for, we value. ——– The paradox is that exactly the reverse is true…… Everything that’s really worthwhile in life came to us free: our minds, , our souls, our bodies, our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our intelligence, our love of family and children and friends and country……. All these priceless possessions are free. ——– But the things that cost us money are actually very cheap and can be replaced at any time. A good man can be completely wiped out and make another fortune. He can do that several times. Even if our home burns down, we can rebuild it. But the things we got for nothing, we can never replace. ——- The human mind is not used because we take it for granted. ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’.”
“The moment you decide on a goal to work towards, you immediately are a successful person. You are then in that rare and successful category of people who know where they are going. Out of every 100 people, you belong to the top five.”
“ATTITUDE. It has been called the most important word in any language in the world, because it is our attitude toward our world and toward all the people in it that will determine the world’s attitude and all the people’s attitude toward us. It is a simple thing, most of us know it but we tend to forget it. People will react to us according to our attitude. Our attitude is the greatest gift we can be given.”
“….The preacher who was driving down a country road when he came upon the most magnificent farm he had ever seen in his life. It was beautiful. He saw the farmer approaching the road on his tractor, so he hailed him. ‘My good man, God has certainly blessed you with a magnificent farm.’ The farmer thought for a moment and replied, ‘Yes, you are right, he certainly has. But you should have seen this place when he had it all to himself.’ The preacher had his sermon for the next Sunday. He realized that all the farmers up and down that road had been given the same land, yet one man had made something great out of it.”