Dont let cultural and racial differences inconvenience you.
Accept people from other cultures and teach others to tolerate them.
Compromise some of your beliefs.
Be open the the common grounds you find yourself in and use them to break prejudice.
Expect repulsion,but be ready to correct it eventually without creating friction.
Know the other people well so as to understand them for them to understand you.
Dont be outright in bringing out aspects that are touchy on them. Be candid.
We should be candid in bringing out topics to people who are touchy about them. In as much as we may aim at changing their circumstances,we should be careful how we do it. If you sell sunscreen,you cant tell a white person..”Hey,this is a product for your white,nontropical face..”!
Ultimately,our purpose will have been realized if we set aside our socio-cultural differences. Furthermore,its not our cultures that we seek to promote,its our ideals.The racial and cultural barriers, I believe, have been hurdled. The woman is now willing to converse, paving the way for further penetration with the Gospel. Notice that Jesus neither defended Jewish bigotry, nor did He explain how He differed with them. His actions spoke decisively enough. Concentration on such issues would not convert this woman.
What an example to learn from?Jesus Himself!
” Pick and choose who you put stock into, not everyone is meant to be a friend nor are they worth spending thoughts on. Put your stock into people who are not only about themselves but care about you as a person, cares about how you feel and someone who will add to your life.”
” I never worry about people who are so quick to point out problems. Usually, they aren’t so quick to do something to solve them.”
” Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
” Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
” The answer to having a better life is not about getting a better life, it’s just about changing how we see the one we have right now.”
” Don’t complain; just DO something! Your complaining won’t change anything.”
Complaining won’t help, it just adds to the problem. ACT and your problem will be solved.
” Instead of focusing on the darkness in the situations of life, let the light of prayer lighten the pathway to a healthier way of thinking. Trust me, if you wish harm to others, you only harm yourself. They rest well at night; how about you? “
” For everyone I know who is going through hard times, I wish you the serenity you need. Find your inner self and seek the closure you need to live your life freely.”
” Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. It’s an intellectual act that allows people to admit that some situations are not meant to be handled alone.”
” Shame is a sham, change is a challenge; knowing this is the future for our sunrise and the sunset to our past.”
It is time for change in our global community. Forgiveness, understanding and healing is our start!
” Never underrate yourself since you can do something others cannot do. Believe in yourself that you are unique too.”
It has changed my life and I recommend it to anyone.
” True friendship does not seek usefulness or pleasure to facilitate its survival. Its roots spring from the grounds of trust and understanding, fed by torrents of commitment and compassion. The result is the tree of life itself. If nurtured properly with love, it blooms into paradise. One may humbly eat its fruit and never starve.”
” Relationships are something that must be worked on all the time, not only when they are broken and need to be fixed!”
My purpose in life is to help others with their personal and business relationships.
” Family is somebody who cares about you.”
” Trust is not something that can be granted, only earned. Conversely, trust is something that cannot be taken away, only lost. Therefore, only we as individuals are ultimately responsible for gaining as well as maintaining the trust of those with whom we interact with in daily life.”
” Investing time in yourself is the only safe investment that will give you maximum return throughout life.”
We do lot of investment to gain maximum return… but we never think of investing time in ourselves. It’s important in life to grow as a person.
” The main two rules for happiness are to see if whatever you think and whatever you do is healthy for your mind and healthy for your body.”
This is what I have experienced from my own life.
” Every now and then, I have to remind myself of the fine line between what I think I am entitled to and selfishness.”
” Your past is forever dead but your unborn future is on your hands.”
” It feels amazing when you look at your past life and find that you have become: no one -> nobody -> somebody -> someone -> The one. And the pains and journey are worthwhile when you are ‘The one’.”
” To hold my hand is to hold my heart… It is where love begins and forever starts.”
” Don’t be afraid to lose something that’s already gone.”
” Do you like WHO they are or do you like WHAT they are?”
Go back a little to leap further.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping.
I failed my way to success.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.
Newell D. Hillis
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best.
It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
He that is down needs fear no fall.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
George Herman “Babe” Ruth
One who fears failure limits his activities.
Failure is only the opportunity to more
intelligently begin again.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh
The greatest men sometimes overshoot themselves, but then their very mistakes are so many lessons of instruction.
Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude
It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures.
A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed–I well know.
For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard.
The fearful are the failing.
Sarah J. Hale
Disappointments are to the soul what thunderstorms are to the air.
Johann C. F. von Schiller
Failure teaches success.
I BELIEVE FAILURE DOESNT EXIST…ITS A FORM OF SUCCESS MISUNDERSTOOD..LETS RISE,WIPE THE DIRT AND….MOVE ON!!
John Paul Getty
“One fails forward toward success.”
Charles F. Kettering
“No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist.”
J. P. Getty
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
“Men are born to succeed, not fail.”
Henry David Thoreau
” The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
“One secret of success in life is for a man to be
ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe. Norman Vincent Peale
Goals have made a tremendous difference in my life. They have allowed me to achieve success, and to accomplish what I had previously only dreamed of, or wished for. Catherine Pulsifer
Just because you know where you want to end up doesn’t mean you will not be faced with obstacles, or challenges along the way. Instant success rarely happens. Catherine Pulsifer
In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude. Catherine Pulsifer
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking. Bernard M. Baruch
Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want. Bernard M. Baruch
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau
Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other. Erma Bombeck
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Dale Carnegie
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. Theodore Roosevelt
The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Mark Twain
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business,
and success only a subsequent consideration.
As a general rule the most successful man in life is
the man who has the best information.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Through perseverance many people win success out of what
seemed destined to be certain failure.
Henry David Thoreau
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr
All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.
Lyrics from Already Gone by the Eagles -On the Border
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
Henry D. Thoreau
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau
The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages; the question is what he will do with the things he has. The moment a young man ceases to dream or to bemoan his lack of opportunities and resolutely looks his conditions in the face, and resolves to change them, he lays the corner-stone of a solid and honorable success.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.
Hope is the dream of the waking man.
To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
2. Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death…
3. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts…
4. Some folks wear their halos much too tightly…
5. Some marriages are made in heaven, but they ALL have to be maintained on earth…
6. Unless you can create the WHOLE universe in 5 days, then perhaps giving “advice” to God isn’t such a good idea!
7. Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up…
8. Standing in the middle of the road is dangerous. You will get knocked down by the traffic from both ways.
9. Words are windows to the heart.
10. A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it’s a forgery.
11. It isn’t difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill just add a little dirt.
12. A successful marriage isn’t finding the right person-it’s being the right person.
13. The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.
14. Too many people offer God prayers, with claw marks all over them.
15. The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it.
16. To forgive is to set the prisoner free, and then discover the prisoner was you.
17. You have to wonder about humans, they think God is dead and Elvis is alive!
18. It’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.
19. You’ll notice that a turtle only makes progress when it sticks out its neck…
20. If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.
And last but not least — God gave the angels Wings, and He gave humans CHOCOLATE.
“The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.
The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.”
You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.