The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Message for December 20, 2010

"Oh, the places you'll go": "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting.  So... get on your way!"  Theodor Geisel

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.  Proverbs 13:12

Aspiration:  "a hope or ambition of achieving something"  New Oxford American Dictionary

Throughout history successful people and influential events have been driven by a motivational force rooted in hope and aspiration.  There are very few people or nations in history who have had greatness or achievments forced on them.  At some point they decided to jump at an opportunity and in doring so achieved greatness.  After WWII Theodor Geisel visited Japan still harboring animosity toward the nation for their actions leading up to and during the war.  The personal relationships he was able to foster in Japan helped him move past his feelings and he wrote an allegorical book about the American post war occupation of Japan.  It made clear the importance of people, even though you may not be able to see them and the importance of rebuilding a strong country with goodwill.  Today Japan is one of the United States' strongest and most important allies and the book "Horton Hears a Who" by Theodor Suess Geisel (Dr. Seuss) still teaches children that people are imortant no matter how small and anything is achievable no matter how big.

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