InspirEmail No 101 - January 19, 2007
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

The True Measure of Greatness

A young student once asked his old teacher, 'Teacher, what is the true measure of greatness?' The teacher looked far away into the mountains and gave the following reply:

There are many people who are by the world called great, but those who bear honour in their hearts, who can, in the evening hours, lie upon their beds and peacefully close their eyes, knowing that they have done all that is within their power to live their lives fully and fruitfully, those are truly great people.

Written by Randall S. Weeks

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All the Good Things

Mark Eklund was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary's School in Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear to me, but Mark was one in a million, very neat in appearance, but had that happy-to-be-alive attitude that made even his . . . read the full story >>>

Happy Home Recipe

The recipe for a happy home includes all the following ingredients:

6 cups of love
4 cups of loyalty
4 cups of faith
3 heaped tablespoons of tenderness
4 cups of kindness
4 cups of forgiveness
4 cups of understanding
4 cups of friendship
5 heaped tablespoons of hope
1 barrel of laughter


Take love and loyalty, then mix them with faith. Blend them with tenderness, kindness, forgiveness and understanding. Add friendship and hope, sprinkle abundantly with laughter and mix thoroughly. Bake it with sunshine and serve in generous helpings every day.

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Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it
William Feather

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