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Thought for the Week - Archive

 

2012
January
09/01
16/01
23/01
30/01

February
06/02
13/02
20/02
27/02

March
05/03
12/03
19/03
26/03

April
02/04
09/04
16/04
23/04
30/04

May
07/05
14/05
21/05
28/05

June
04/06
11/06
18/06
25/06

July
02/07
09/07
16/07
23/07
30/07

August
06/08
13/08
20/08
27/08

September
03/09
10/09
17/09
24/09

October
01/10
08/10
15/10
22/10
29/10

November
05/11
12/11
19/11
26/11

Desember
03/12
10/12
17/12
24/12

 




09/01

The most important word in any language: (phonetic spelling)
Thank you
Toda (Hebrew)
Suksama (Balinese)
Telima Kase (Indonesian)
Danke (German)
Merci (French)
Salamat (Philipines)
Obrigada (Portugese)
Spacibo (Russian)
Arigato (Japanese)
Xie xie (Mandarin Chinese)

For a more comprehensive list see users.elite.net/runner/jennifers/thankyou.htm


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16/01

If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.
– Aung San Suu Kyi


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23/01

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. 
– Ernest Hemingway


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30/01

Speak as though you are certain, listen as though you are not.
– Matt Church


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06/02

It’s not what you have, but what you enjoy that constitutes your abundance. True satisfaction comes from appreciating what you have. It’s always better to appreciate things you cannot have than to have the things you cannot appreciate.
– Max Steingart


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13/02

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
– Albert Einstein


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20/02

In order to enjoy flowers tomorrow you have to plant seeds today.


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27/02

Somehow there’s never enough time to do a job properly, but always time to do it again.
– Steven Hollander


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05/03

How do you learn to make good decisions?
Experience
How do you get experience?
Bad decisions


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12/03

Rien n’est plus difficile, et donc plus précieux, que d’être capable de décider.
[Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than being able to decide.]

– Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte


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19/03

Love…If you have it, you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter what else you have.


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26/03

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
– G. K. Chesterton


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02/04

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
– Felix Mendelssohn (Found on a classroom wall in Harlem elementary school)


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09/04

Anyone who thinks money doesn’t buy happiness has never owned a dog.
– Clare Mann


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16/04

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
– Jimmy Johnson


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23/04

Giving up doesn’t mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
– Unknown


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30/04

In the midst of winter I finally learnt there was in me an invincible summer.
– Albert Camus


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07/05

If you can’t add years to your life, add life to your years.
– Josephine Thomson


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14/05

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
– Unknown


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21/05

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
– James Joyce


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28/05

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
– E.B. White


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04/06

Everyone has to be someone to someone in order to be anyone.


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11/06

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
– Winston Churchill


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18/06

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. Intelligence is not trying.
– Anonymous


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25/06

Some people want it to happen,
some people wish it would happen,
some people make it happen.


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02/07

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done”.
– Unknown


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09/07

Education is what you get when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don’t.
– Unknown


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16/07

Now for something completely different:
The Dalai Lama goes into a pizza shop and asks “Can you make me one with everything?”
– Heard on the Gretel Killeen program on ABC radio 702
This was later followed up with:
He gives the pizza guy a $100 note, and is given his pizza but no change. When he asks about this, he is told, “Change must come from within”.


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23/07

Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when I know there are footprints on the moon.
– Unknown


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30/07

It doesn’t matter whether your glass is half full or half empty.
Just be grateful you’ve got a glass and there’s something in it.
Many people don’t have either.

– Unknown


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06/08

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
– Dr. Carl Sagan


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13/08

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
– John Quincy Adams


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20/08

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
– Charles Darwin


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27/08

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
– John Lennon


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03/09

Being grateful for the good things is easy. The challenge is to be grateful for the hard times – they made you the strong, independent, capable person you are.


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10/09

You are not your customer so don’t worry if you can’t afford your prices! 
– Megan Auman


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17/09

Life is made up of a series of experiences. Each one will make you stronger, even though it may be hard for you to realize it at the time. 


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24/09

Death is nature’s way of telling you to slow down. 


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01/10

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.
– Charles Dickens


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08/10

If the sky falls in, eat clouds for breakfast.
– Joanna Maxwell (workincolour.com.au)


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15/10

Tenacity and dogged determination are the real secrets to business.
– Kazuko Shibata (thanks to Robyn Lindsay for sending this is)


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22/10

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
– Malcolm Muggeridge (thanks to John Eustace for sending this in)


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29/10

Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
– Chinese proverb (Tweeted by @CourageousLeadr)


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05/11

It’s not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You have to be the right person in the right place at the right time. 
– T Harv Eker


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12/11

You’ve done chill out, freak out, break out, come out, hang out, speak out. Now try fun out.


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19/11

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win 
– Jonathan Kozel


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26/11

Best way to avoid punch – no be there.
– Mr Miyagi – Karate Kid


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03/12

Success comes when we face up to the responsibility for motivating ourselves.
– Tony Gordon (Thanks to Robyn Lindsay for sending this)


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10/12

A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.
– Will Rogers


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17/12

It is what we make of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
– Nelson Mandela (Thanks John Eustace for sending this)


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24/12


John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War is Over): Music and Lyrics


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