Friday, February 20, 2009


Quote of the Day: " To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own." - Abraham Lincoln

CONGRATULATIONS to the OSCAR WINNERS!! I am thrilled about Kate Winslet, Sean Penn and SlumDog Millionaire - my favorite movie.

We need to inspire each other and stop spiraling down into so much fear about the economy. We need to lift each other up with hope and inspiration. We are entering the era of enlightenment. If the naysayers would stop trying to defeat Obama's economic recovery plans before it can see the light of day, everyone would win. (oops that was a funny typo earlier!) Our thoughts create our reality. Please give our new President a chance. And BANKS MUST START LENDING. (We are writing a persuasive argument about this issue now. Stay tuned!)

"If we have enough to money to kill people, we should have enough to help people." - from "Sicko" Michael Moore

I found this from "The Happy Pill" at Wordpress:

All of a sudden at the moment when I’ve pretty much reached the depths of my despair and discouragement this quote pops into my head that just really gives me a boost. It was something that gave me the faith and courage to keep on going in spite of it all. I’m going to write it below real big and hope you’ll remember it in case you reach a stage in your life where you feel you’ve reached your rock bottom. I hope that it will be an encouragement to you as it was for me. The quote was:

You’re never nearer the top, as when you’ve hit rock bottom!

Don’t exactly know where it’s from but that thought gave me an instantaneous surge of encouragement when I needed it so badly. Really, I couldn’t go any lower at the time and there was only one way to go and that was back up. The thought that this personal situation might end up propelling instantly to the top, or at least back up, gave me hope. It kinda reminded me of another quote that I heard with a similar meaning which said something to the affect of “God’s way up, is down!”.

If you look throughout history you will find so many examples of people who had terrible things done to them or did terrible things themselves. After hitting rock bottom in their lives, they didn’t give up, they just took the situation from where they were, kept fighting and often went on to do bigger, better and greater things than ever. There low point was a necessary stage, position, state of being, or catalyst that brought them closer to God, taught them important lessons and usually ended up spring boarding them back to heights higher than they had ever gone before. From From tag/love/

Joke of the Day:
"Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl."
The priest asks, "Is that you, Joey?"
"Yes, Father, it is."
"And who was the girl you were with?"
"I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation."
"Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later, so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?"
"I cannot say."
"Was it Nina Capelli?"
"I'm sorry, but I cannot name her."
"Was it Cathy Piriano?"
"My lips are sealed."
"Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?"
"Please, Father. I cannot tell you."
The priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight-lipped, and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for four months. Now you go and behave yourself."
Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?"
"Four-months vacation and five good leads."

The Hidden Power

Strange as it may seem to you, there exists a mystic power that is able to transform your life so thoroughly, so radically, so completely, that when the process is completed your own friends would hardly recognize you, and, in fact, you would scarcely be able to recognize yourself. You would sit down and ask yourself: "Can I really be the man or woman that I vaguely remember, who went about under my name six months or six years ago? Was I really that person? Could that person have possibly been me?" And the truth will be that while in one sense you are indeed the same person, yet in another sense you will be someone utterly different.

This mystic but intensely real force can pick you up today, now, from the midst of failure, ruin, misery, despair – and in the twinkling of an eye, as Paul said, solve your problems, smooth out your difficulties, cut you free from any entanglements, and place you clear, safe, and happy upon the highroad of freedom and opportunity.

It can lift you out of an invalid’s bed, make you sound and well once more, and free to go out into the world to shape your life as you will. It can throw open the prison door and liberate the captive. It has a magical healing balm for the bruised or broken heart.

This mystic Power can teach you all things that you need to know, if only you are receptive and teachable. It can inspire you with new thoughts and ideas, so that your work may be truly original. It can impart new and wonderful kinds of knowledge as soon as you really want such knowledge – glorious knowledge – strange things not taught in schools or written in books. It can do for you that which is probably the most important thing of all in your present stage: it can find your true place in life for you, and put you into it too. It can find the right friends for you, kindred spirits who are interested in the same ideas and want the same things that you do. It can provide you with an ideal home. It can furnish you with the prosperity that means freedom, freedom to be and to do and to go as your soul calls.

This extraordinary Power, mystic though I have rightly called it, is nevertheless very real, no mere imaginary abstraction, but actually the most practical thing there is. The existence of this Power is already well known to thousands of people in the world today, and has been known to certain enlightened souls for tens of thousands of years. This Power is really no less than the primal Power of Being, and to discover that Power is the Divine birthright of all men. It is your right and your privilege to make your contact with this Power, and to allow it to work through your body, mind, and estate, so that you need no longer grovel upon the ground amid limitations and difficulties, but can soar up on wings like an eagle to the realm of dominion and joy.

But where, it will naturally be asked, is this wonderful, mystic Power to be contacted? Where may we find it? And how is it brought into action? The answer is perfectly simple – This Power is to be found within your own consciousness, the last place that most people would look for it. Right within your own mentality there lies a source of energy stronger than electricity, more potent than high explosive; unlimited and inexhaustible. You only need to make conscious contact with this Power to set it working in your affairs; and all the marvelous results enumerated can be yours. This is the real meaning of such sayings in the Bible as "The Kingdom of God is within you"; and "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all the rest shall be added." - Emmet Fox, "Power Through Constructive Thinking"

Loony Award of the Year:
Michele Bachmann: "We're Running Out Of Rich People In This Country" »
The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | February 17, 2009 at 03:17 PM

In an interview with a conservative talk show host, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has once again embarrassed herself. Posted by the blog Dump Bachmann and picked up by the MN Progressive Project, the clip has the Minnesota Republican telling KLTK's Chris Baker that she opposes she stimulus because we're "running out of rich people in this country."

By the way Michelle: ACORN is not getting a penny from the Stimulus plan. STOP LYING.