Article Title: Sharing some Thoughts to Live By (and "put a smile on your dial"... hopefully)

Shared by: Craig Lock
Key Words: Quotes, Quotations, Inspirational Quotes, Inspiration, Inspirational Thoughts, Spiritual Thoughts, Empowerment, Words of inspiration, upliftment and empowerment, dreams, believe, hope.
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All my articles (and quotations) may be freely published. If they make a difference in people's lives by encouraging or bringing some joy in an often very dark world, then I'm very happy.


* from "Inspirational Books"

Thought I'd share some thoughts (the reason I write is to share). All may be freely published. If they bring some joy to anyone through my writings, I'm very happy, so ENJOY...

"A wish is just a wish, A New Years Resolution is just a resolution. Goals have deadlines and are stepping stones down the path, the stair-case to your dreams."

"Meeting a goal takes dedication, effort and sacrifice and all that it takes to turn a goal into a dream is TIME."

"Great people are just ordinary people, who usually find themselves in extra-ordinary situations...and who possess extra-ordinary amounts of determination."

"A man (OOPS, or woman) without a dream is destined never to fulfill his or her full potential in life. Never give up on your dream... but take time to smell the flowers on your very individual journey. Be yourself and daily count your blessings; then try to make a difference in the world - however small. Try to shine your own little ray of sunshine to make the lives of others easier in some small way.

You can derive the greatest pleasure from treading the wildest uncertain path down the 'river of life...and just being you."

"We can all use the internet to reach out to the 'global community' and build a better world in this new 'Information Revolution', that is upon us. Let's use it wisely, respect our diversity and unique cultures; yet celebrate a new world in union. It is up to each one of us to spark the strong creative spirit that is within each one of us. If set alight, it is a unique contribution to the world, that will burn brightly for future generations and make your personal VISION of the future a REALITY...and may perhaps even be your 'unique DESTINY and legacy on this planet'."

"My writing mission is through my words to inform, illuminate, entertain, uplift, delight, as well as hopefully even inspiring people. I aim to do this by sharing my knowledge and life experiences - through supporting, encouraging and empowering others to be the best person they can possibly be."

"I truly want to let the light shine through my words to impact and help inspire people throughout our (sometimes happy and sometimes dark and sad (yet always beautiful and magical) world."

"Whether you're a candle in a corner, or a beacon on a hill, let your light shine brightly."

"When you can see no light at the end of the tunnel, light your own candle and let your light illuminate the world, like the radiance from a window at midnight." That's a
metaphor, BTW

"Life is about finding, then following the dream... and one's dream/vision comes to reality through believing in yourself, making the commitment and then creating it."

"Whatever, you want to do or dream you can do, the hardest part is making a beginning. Once you take that first step in following your passion, the rest will follow
naturally...and lead to who know's where."

"I believe it is our responsibility (or CHOICE) as human beings to 'serve' others through sharing our 'God-given' abilities, knowledge, experiences and especially talents.
These are our gifts from our Creator; but what we do with those talents is our 'gift to God'. I want to light a candle of hope and love, by shining my own 'little light'
(note alliteration!) on the world as brightly as I can. This spirit is my 'little gift' to God, Life, the Universe, Infinite Spirit, the Ultimate Source."

"Become the person you are CAPABLE of being ... and ALL the person God, Our Creator intended us to become."

Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life (and Ground of our very Being).
Therefore, it can do more than illuminate your own path. YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of others easier by illuminating others paths.

For this light is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom, beauty and especially love...and it lies within each one of us. Through your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted by a candle at midnight."
- Craig Lock (inspired by and adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in 'Conversations with God' Book 3).

"Success to others may be apparent in what you DO; but significance, meaning and purpose lies, then reveals itself in what you ARE and BECOME down the 'river of life' - how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life's magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly."

" I truly believe we can ALL create and enthuse magic into 'so-called humdrum little lives'. You don't just have to be the choreographer, or the conductor of your life script - rather paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day) be. There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that flows through the spirit of God. So don't spend your days stringing and tuning your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes of music right now."

"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you...and the often seemingly difficult or even "impassible") path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you."

"Do not follow the well-beaten track of others towards success - like the rainbow, it is often an illusion always just beyond our reach. Make your own path and let your spirit blaze a brilliant trail towards the pot of gold, the prize for the gift - one that is uniquely you and YOUR successful journey down the mysterious and magical river of life.

"Even when your own light appears to be extinguished, another human being may light that candle once more,
turning it someday into a bright flame... somewhere, somehow"

"When the world is filled with love, people's hearts are overflowing with hope."

All these thoughts (quotations) may be freely published. If these words bring comfort, encouragement, joy, peace of mind or perhaps even inspiration and hope to anyone struggling in the often very difficult and harsh circumstances of life, that we sometimes find ourselves in, then I'm very happy.

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Author's Bio: 

About the author:
Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights to try to make some difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life's magical journey ... and that brings him the greatest joy.

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