There are people who have nothing to look forward to. Without hope, without expectations, without something to look forward to beyond today, you will just give up. Yes, the Return of Christ is the greatest hope there is, but if you have no hope for this life, then you will give up and settle. Having hope in God is expecting God's goodness and care when you don't know specifically what to believe God for at the present moment. Have you ever been there before? We all have, many times. When we don't know what to believe God for specifically, and don't understand what's going on, or can't just figure it out, we can choose to have hope in our God to bring us a solution. We can ask God for help to bring us something specific to believe. I think it's really simple. When we believe God, we are believing a specific promise for a specific situation. That promise from God can either be written, spoken or revealed to us. We can then choose to accept it as true, believe it, and it will come to pass. Having hope in God is when we do not know specifically what to believe. We don't understand what's going on. We just can't figure it out. But, we can choose to have hope in our God to bring us a solution; to bring us to a point where we do have something specific to believe. You can put your hope in God that He will bring a solution to you. If you are believing God, then you have something specific from Him to believe. On the other hand, having hope in God is much broader; it is open to endless possibilities. Some may call it, "trust." It is expecting and anticipating that God with all His love, goodness and care, will bring to you what you need. Having hope is not wishing. Someone can say, "I wish I had a thousand dollars." But a wish is attached to nothing but the wish. Having hope in our God means we are connecting or relating our hope to our God, Who is unlimited in His love and resources. When you genuinely have hope in God, you are enthused about living this life. Why? Because you have genuine expectations that God is working in your life. You know that with His unlimited resources there are many, many possibilities of Him bringing you a solution. But keep in mind that this does not happen automatically, just because you are a Christian. Choosing to put your hope in God is a choice, day by day. Then, you allow Him to be involved in your life. And He is very willing to help us regardless of the situations we are faced with. Free will to choose is one of the greatest things God has given to everyone. God takes it very seriously. He will not overstep your free will. He may try to warn you, but He will never violate your free will to choose. In the Bible, when the angel first talked to Gideon, he had no hope. He was like many people today who have lost hope; they have no expectations and thus they really don't exercise their free will to move forward. They feel stuck where they are and they just can't seem to move forward. People who have lost hope, just like Gideon, often wonder, "Well, where is God? Where are all His miracles? Where is His help?" That's exactly the mindset Gideon had at first; he had lost hope. If we lose hope, then we will slowly give up our free will to move forward. But God gave us all free will so that we could move forward, living our lives, enjoying our lives, making choices and decisions the best that we can, and then looking to Him, with expectations and hope of greater days ahead. Now that is living life! There are those who may say to others going through difficult situations, "Just believe God." Well that may sound nice, but what specifically are we supposed to believe when we just don't know what to do? When someone has lost hope, they need to have hope rekindled first before they can choose to believe God. We need to do whatever it takes to keep our hope in God alive and to have great expectations for our God. We ought to remind ourselves every single day of who God is, what He has done in the past, and, what He can still do today and tomorrow. Have hope in our God that He will bring a solution to you, that he will reveal something specific that you can in turn believe, so that you can receive His help and deliverance.
The best ways to help your children learn to read should be obvious. Of course, you want to keep several books of all levels in your home, you want to read to your children whenever you have time, and you want to take time out of your day to help them learn the basics of forming letters into words. When you add educational games, preschool toys, and activity toys to this process, such as board games like Scrabble, you can get even better results, as your children will learn that reading is something we do for fun and to grow as individuals, not something we do merely because we have to. The right educational toys can encourage learning as something fun and rewarding, rather than as something boring. With technology getting cheaper and cheaper, there are dozens of electronic learning toys for kids to select from if you?re looking to encourage reading. One of the most popular child?s learning toys is the child?s laptop, such as those offered by Intellectual. These learning toys help by challenging children with simple quizzes, such as filling in missing letters in common words. Some degree of challenge, by the way, is one of the most important elements of a strong learning program. It?s easy to become bored quickly if no new challenges are presented. Luckily, many of these kids toys for reading have several progressive levels of difficulty to ensure plenty of new challenges to come. Others offer interchangeable cards or cartridges to provide the machine with new challenges for your kids. These are, of course, undoubtedly preferable to having to spend twenty bucks once your kid has worn out his old laptop. Of course, these toy laptops are relatively complex, and are probably best suited for children who have at least learned to speak fairly well. Each child learns to speak and read at their own pace, but generally, 4 or 5 is probably the right age to begin with toy laptops. Until a child can handle a more complex toy like a laptop, there are plenty of simpler options such as the classic alphabet blocks, and the Fisher Price Toys Laugh and Learn Phone. Some people wonder when is the right time to start providing children with toys to encourage reading. The answer is: As early as possible. Nobody learns to read right away, but by providing children with these toys as soon as they show the slightest interest in reading, kids are free to start learning whenever they?re ready. This ensures a major head start by the time your child starts school, and provides them with the gift of literacy, which can further aid their development and enable them to indulge their curiosities about the world around them. As always, the most important tool in teaching children to read is a good collection of books. This means children?s books as well as novels written for children and even a variety of higher level books (you may be surprised how quickly a child can learn to read at higher levels with the right nurturing). Toys are an excellent teaching aid and can keep children interested in the learning process, but it?s imperative that you read to your children regularly and help them learn how to piece words and sentences together if you?d like to empower them with one of life?s greatest pleasures.
Someone special is about to have a birthday and you're looking for just the right words to use for this happy occasion. Maybe you're seeking to add an appropriate quote to personalized party invitations or favors. Perhaps you want to put a short saying in icing on the celebrant's cake. Or you might need inspiration in wording a toast or the message inside the birthday card. Whether you're searching for funny quips or heartfelt sentiments, here are some tips to help you find the best. 1. Help is a click away. Use your favorite search engine to serve up some great wording ideas. Search for specific terms like "funny birthday sayings" or "milestone birthday quotes". Don't just limit yourself to websites devoted entirely to quotations. For instance, on a site that sells personalized invitations, there's a page with gems like "more candles: bigger wish!" Wishing Birthday. You can find websites with free content entirely dedicated to special occasions. Plus, a lot of scrapbooking sites offer ideas for titles and journaling that might give you just what you need. 2. Help from your computer. If you have any greeting card software such as Print Shop Deluxe or Greeting Card Factory, you may not be aware there's a hidden treasure of special occasion wording ideas built right into all these programs. You can usually find it on the menu under "add". Then choose "sentiment" and it will open up a large list of suggestions to use in the card you're making. Well, you don't have to make a card or even know how to create one to take advantage of this feature. Just find the birthday category and scroll down the list until you find a quote or words you like. Then jot them down. 3. Help from your local card store. If you want a rich source of material for the speech you plan to give at the party, go to the professionals. Browse through birthday cards and take notes of phrases, jokes and plays on words. Keep them all in a little notebook. For example, you might find a card that says something like, "on your birthday, I'm wishing you something you've always given me: happiness, laughter and lots of love". That would make a touching toast or inscription to write in a greeting card. Of course, you can't use their wording for any commercial purposes. But you can borrow a line or two for personal use to help you express yourself to the celebrant. 4. Help from party supply stores. Check out the imprinted napkins and paper plates, especially in the milestone section. You'll find phrases like "aged to perfection" or "forty is 4 perfect 10's!" or "fantastic at 50". These would be great for the top of a birthday cake, on invitations and favors, or anywhere else you need a short saying. 5. Now make it personal. Find quotes you like, but then change them to make it your own wording. For example, say you found the quip, "I'm not old, I've just been young a very long time!" and you wanted to work it into a humorous toast. You could say, "You know Bob really isn't old. No, he's not. It's just that he's been young for a very, very, very, very long time! In fact, he won't admit to turning 50. He says that he's $49.95 plus tax". Combine quotations, jokes, phrases, and then put your own spin on them. Change the words to suit the celebrant and use language that reflects the way you naturally speak. You don't have to struggle to find perfect wording ideas for that special person's birthday party. There are plenty of resources that are available and easy to use. Collect the quotes, draw inspiration from cards, and change them to reflect your own style. Then use those words to express a very happy birthday to the guest of honor.
Birthday is a very special occasion to celebrate for everyone. The day full of laughter, cheers, and joy becomes more cheering with friends and relatives. In this hectic routine of day to life it's not possible for everyone to be in person on the festive occasion of a friend's or relative's birthday. In such a situation a small and sweet birthday greeting or just a message also holds significance. Those who have their birthday love to receive gifts and wishes from their near and dear ones be it in the form of a greeting, a simple message on a piece of paper, a wish on the birthday card, or even a birthday SMS. In any form it directly touches the heart of the receiver as it gives them a feeling of intimacy and strengthens the bond of that specified relationship. For sending a birthday message a deep thought and consideration is required to choose some golden and heart-touching words. Words that offer expression to emotions and words that leaves a lasting impact on the heart of the receiver. It should be such that even after the special day does, the message and the wish retains as cherished memories forever in the heart and mind. Now the agenda lies in choosing the best message for your loved ones. There are many types and varieties of messages dedicated to such festive and special days of one's life. Before choosing the right kind of message it is very important to choose a simple and expressive language that is easily understandable. If the person you are wishing is not well-versed with English language try to use simple English or a sweet message in Hindi. There are ample of expressive and impressive Hindi messages. In fact at times Hindi is a more preferred choice for expression of emotions. Depending on your mood and feelings you can decide to write a long or a short message but keep in mind that whatever you write should have a magical effect. If long messages are mere words then they are meaningless and if short messages are true, sincere, and from the heart they leave a magical impact. In your messages you can either send some quote, some saying, or some natural words from your end. When it comes to originality and sincerity, you can choose to write simple words to appreciate that person and tell the person how important he or she is in your life. Just keep these small things in mind before sending across any birthday message to your loved ones. And to your notice you'll feel happy to deliver a smile on their face with a single heart-touching message. For an inspiring collection of messages check Birthday Messages Wishes.
What is a success story and achievement in general? According to Webster's, success can be defined as the following: 1. obsolete: outcome, result: 2. a: degree or measure of succeeding b: favorable or desired outcome; also: the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence How do you define success? Should it be defined by how successful you are in your relationships, your career, or your education? I recently met with my insurance agent, and he told me about a mentoring program his Alma Mater was sponsoring. He decided to take part, and one of the first questions his new mentee asked was, "How do I choose what profession to pursue, and how long will it take to become successful at it?" The funny thing about success is it often comes when it wants to, and not when you'd like it to. The road to this euphoric place, success, is rarely straight or even paved, and it can take detours, setbacks, and disappointment before you hear the word: congratulations. Most breakthroughs in life happen on the very cusp of disaster and adversity. Should you give up on a dream because it has taken more than a year to accomplish? No, just keep pushing forward. I started my first janitorial business in 1991, and my business success didn't happen for many years afterward. My new venture started off as expected: lots of hard work and long hours. I managed to add a few new clients to our roster each month and we were doing fairly well, but I lacked experience in business development. I soon found myself overextended, and I began losing customer after customer until there were none left. How to succeed in business took a number of years to figure out. During those bleak years, I took a few sales jobs-one of the first being selling for a janitorial company! Selling cleaning services, for a company other than my own, was as difficult to do as one might think, but I had a long-term plan. Before I went off to work each day, I would review my goal book. Listed in my book was starting a brand new cleaning business to dominate the local market--a comeback story of success. I read business books, self-help books and even started to collect success quotes to help me reach my goal. Every day I would repeat to myself that my set back was a temporary one, and my collective efforts soon paid off. In addition to the big goal/s you have made for yourself, set smaller (easier to accomplish) ones too. These smaller objectives help you to stay on track while you are busy pursuing the long-term ones. I have a business colleague that has mastered the skill of achieving both large and small goals. He too, failed at his first business, and he shared with me his secret for success the second time around: focus on completing just one extra project daily (while still performing all other regular duties). His simple key to success works. His new venture is head and shoulders above his competition. But life isn't all about business and careers or even education. Life's about successful relationships with family, friends, and romantic interest too. I have known many people (yours truly) that have gotten stuck in life with regard to that last one. I know there are no magic words for this situation, but I do know time and steady forward motion, will get you where you want to be--a better place. Conrad Hilton summed it up best, "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
Today's fast paced business world requires staff members to give their all every second. Business success cannot be achieved without every talent being utilized. Tapping into every employee's complete set of skills sometimes proves to be difficult with the ever increasing demands put upon individuals. Managers often do not know how to motivate individuals effectively to get the result they desire. Staff members are often discouraged by the amount of work they receive as well as factors outside their work environment. Many techniques have been developed to assist with this important management goal. Even with these available tools, supervisors do not grasp how to motivate staff in order to gain additional productivity and skills. It is not a lack of strategies or upper level effort that is typically the problem. Instead, the mystery lies within each individual. Every person is different and therefore cannot be motivated in the same way. Additionally, strained economic conditions, business hierarchy changes, and general job insecurities all play their part in decreasing staff morale. Quotes are one motivational technique which can be tailored to each member of the team. These simple tools can create optimism as well as keep individuals focused on important goals. Motivational Quotes for Businesses: Incorporating Straightforward Inspiration Motivation is important because it provides necessary workplace encouragement. Every staff member wants to do their job well, but can get discouraged if they cannot be as productive as they would like to be. Motivating employees creates a positive feeling which in turn allows managers to get what they want out of their staff. The common results of good inspiration are increased productivity, better quality work, and improved service. An effective motivational technique helps workers achieve goals, creates optimism, facilitates positive changes, increases individual self-esteem, and progresses workload management. Motivational quotes for businesses are a simple way to inspire employees to put forth their full potential. There are no drawbacks to implementing this motivational approach. A few barriers such as insufficient equipment, management staff, and grounded attitudes may have to be overcome. A little persuasion can often get people past these barriers for guaranteed success. When considering how to motivate staff members effectively, it is important to remember that each person is inspired differently. Also, many environmental factors affect the way workers feel while on the job. Determine what individuals want to get back from their hard work. Examples could be better pay, improved working environments, additional benefits, or a promotion. Surveys or general conversations are great ways to find out what will motivate each person as well as what items are currently lacking. Use motivational quotes for businesses to perk up meetings, in email messages, or in other creative manners. Managers should observe workers each day and make it a point to recognize individuals who are doing their job well. This needs to be done in a more genuine manner without the reaction seeming like a show for best Birthday Wishes. Remove anything which may decrease workplace morale. Gain helpful information by discussing wants and needs with employees. Use quotes to provide temporary or long term motivation as positive changes are made to the current working environment.
Do you keep your promise? If you don't but still want to be able to keep your promises then read these motivational quotes about promise given below to get some motivation towards keeping your promise. Try not to make the promises you can't keep. In fact you should never make one according to Napoleon Bonaparte, he has said: "The best way to keep one's word is not to give it." One of the quotes about the topic under discussion that I really liked is: "A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin', and that's the blues." This is said by Otis Rush and teaches us in simple words to beware of those who make big commitments without meaning them. It is also good to quote these motivational quotes on the given subject to someone you know who does not keep his or her promises. But is it really that important to keep one's promise(s)? Some of the famous people don't even think they should even try to keep their promises. I have quoted them also in this article for those who want some inspiration for not keeping their word. Here are three motivational and inspirational quotes about promise. 1. Better a broken promise than none at all. Mark Twain (Now this quote is quite different from the others as the author has a reason to make false promise and a good one too.) 2. He loses his thanks who promises and delays. A Proverb (Just keeping your word is not enough, make sure you don't delay your promise.) 3. Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day. German Proverb (This quote emphasizes on the importance of fulfilling your promise at once instead of delaying it forever like politicians who have all the delaying tactics on earth to delay the promises they make.) Now what do you think after reading these quotes? Remember them and quote them to others and spread the motivation towards keeping a promise.