Saturday, April 30, 2011

Created for Greater Things

Jeff surprised me yesterday when he came home from work, with a book. He knows how much I love to read and it was full of quotes and little stories. I was impressed and grateful, I am always looking for a thought provoking quote or story. The book is called CREATED FOR GREATER THINGS by Jeffrey R. Holland  It is a great little book. The story that I am going to share, was a good lesson on doing all that you can. It goes like this...

An old Arabic legend tells of a rider finding a spindly sparrow lying on its back in the middle of the road. he dismounted and asked the sparrow why his feet were in the air.
   Replied the sparrow, " I heard the heavens were going to fall today."
"And I suppose you think your puny bird legs can hold up the whole universe? laughed the horseman.
"Perhaps not," said the sparrow with conviction, "but one does whatever one can."

Are we doing the best we can? Only we know the answer to that question!  Food for thought!

Good night dear friends!

“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” -Brian Tracy

"Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure." -Stephen Covey

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!" -Anne Frank

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