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Affirmation of Faith:
When I look down at your baby eyes filled with trust and want to hold my hands because you are scared, I am scared too ... I instinctly reach out and take your hand. With Faith I lift up my hand to hand me divine help and as we ascend believing we are healed

Affirmation of Purpose in Life:
All the things others had chosen to do to make me get to this point in life is for me to hold out my hand which fits the exact measurement of a baby hand that is waiting with Faith to be healed

Serenity of Mind, Silence (that is not harmful),
kindness, self-control and Purity of nature
are the five qualities that makes up
mental austerity.
Chapter 17 Chinmayananda's version of Bhagavad Geetha

Daily word from Bible

Have truth as your belt, justice as your breast shield,
zeal as your shoes, faith as your armour (to dart off devils arrows),
salvation as your helmet, spirit (God's Word) as your sword.


One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:
one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life ,
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened
at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it:
" Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The Lord replied:
" My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

- written in 1964 by Margaret Fishback.

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I am so fortunate to have been surrounded by encouraging, energetic, and enthusiastic people all my life. I would like to thank my parents to let me think I can have the moon and the stars in the sky; for my uncle who said "Admit your failures aloud and face shame head-on!"; for Sister Rita and Sister Edmund Mary to have taken a homeless waif and for giving life and shelter; for Ferdy Mahfood who rescued my soul and for giving a second life; for God "for all the stance He took for me, for all the joy He brought to my life, for all the wrongs that He made right, for making every dream come true, for all the love I found in Him, He was the one who helped me out never let me fall, He was the one who saw it through - through it all".

I read in one book "God takes note of all the tears you shed and wipes them one by one". I know that this is true. I remember hearing Jesus cried helplessly in a rock alone and prayed the whole night. I wonder "Did He feel helpless? What went through his mind?" I wish I was there for him to hug him and say don't worry I love you. The truest inspirational book I have read so far is "The Bible". I want to completely read it one day. Now when I think of Krishna I feel he is very intelligent, mischievous especially when he greeted his poor friend Kuchela and "what he must have thought I wonder?" When he preached Arjuna I feel he acted as a therapist and counselor. I have tremondous respect for Krishna as a Teacher and a hero whom I can look up to. The best Psycology/Sociology/Philosophy book I have read so far is "The Baghavad Gita". That was the reason I had Christianity and Hindu sites on my pages. Catholic Father Gregory RamKissoon used to tease me "Believer of everything and True believer of nothing!" I guess that may be partly true but in truest sense I love all religion and I feel they make a wondeful map for us to travel through our life. Obviously the route you take is your choice but "all roads lead to Rome" or rather to God's embrace.

Over the years, whenever I wasn't feeling up to par, I'd read a little something to pick up my spirits. Eventually I accumulated a collection of wonderfully uplifting thoughts that made me feel good! Now, they're all here, together in this homepage. The quotes range from ancient times to the present day, but their positive, hopeful message is ageless. I hope they encourage and challenge you to do something you've always wanted to do but never attempted. Remember that all things are possible - and optimism is meant to be shared. If you pass the word, you will help someone else to believe it, too.

I want to thank everybody who shaped my life and helping me in everyway to get here. God bless you all. If you have any other thoughts or quotes you can add - feel free to contact me.

- Vasu Rajan

All Things Are Possible ~ Pass the Word ~

Success is getting up just one more time than you fall down.

"There is no such word as can't - Be an Optimist!"

"Let everyone sweep in front of his door and
the whole world will be clean."
Goethe 19th century

We must have faith in ourselves and what we can accomplish.
Then we can pass on this feeling of empowerment,
enriching our lives and the lives of others as well.

To laugh often and much:
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others,
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed
easier because you lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Going far beyond the call of
duty, doing more than others
expect . . . this is what
excellence is all about.
And it


comes from
striving, maintaining the
highest standards, looking
after the smallest detail, and
going the extra mile. Excellence
means doing your very best.
In everything. In everyway.

Commitment to Excellence
Take fast & make it faster
Take smart & make it brilliant
Believe that no matter how well you do something
you can always do it better.
And chances are you will

Nothing in the world can take the place of
persistance. Talent will not, nothing is more
common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius
will not, unrewarded Genius is almost a proverb. Education
will not the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistance & determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Never bend your head.
Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

If I had influence
with the good fairy who
is supposed to preside
over the christening of
all children,
I should ask that her
gift to each child in
the world be a sense of
wonder so indestructible
that it would
last throughout life.
- Rachel Carson

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
- Paul Valery

Keep your eyes on the stars,
keep your feet on the ground.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Beware what you set your heart upon.
For it surely shall be yours.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is patient, Love is kind, without envy.
Love is not boastful, or arrogant.
Love is not ill-mannered nor does it seek its own interest.
Love overcomes anger and forgets offences.
Love does not take delight in wrong, but rejoices in the truth.
Love excuses everything, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love will never end.
- Corinthians 13:4-8

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

There is no end. There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life.
- Federico Fellini

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and
in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

So many worlds, so much to do.
So little done, such things to be.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and
enjoy every moment of it.
- Lord Chesterfield

I never remember feeling tired by work,
though idleness exhausts me completely.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I still find each
day too short for all the
thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take,
all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want
to see. The longer I live,
the more my mind dwells
upon the beauty and the
wonder of the world.
- John Burroughs

All things are possible to one who believes.
- Mark 9:23

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Act as if you were already happy and
that will tend to make you happy.
- Dale Carnegie

People are always blaming
their circumstances for
what they are. I don't believe
in circumstances.
The people who get on
in this world are the people
who get up and look
for the circumstances they
want, and, if they
can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life begets life. Energy creates energy.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Never give in!
Never give in!
Never, never, never, never ---
in nothing great or small,
large or petty --- never give in
except to convictions of
honor and good sense.
- Winston Churchill

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Don't give in! Make your own trail.
- Katherine Hepburn

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
- Margaret Thatcher

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

You can't win any game unless you are ready to win.
- Connie Mack

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

I learned this,
at least, by my experiment;
that if one advances
confidently in the direction
of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has
he will meet with a success
in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is very funny thing about life: if
you refuse to accept anything but
the best you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil A. Armstrong

Change is always powerful.
Let your hook be always cast.
In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.
- Ovid

If you think you can, you can.
And if you think you can't, you're right.
- Mary Kay Ash

I think that if you shake the tree, you
ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.
- Mary Cassatt

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon
it will be the past; and we must respect the past,
knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible.
- George Santayana

Don't look at the past with anger,
nor the future with fear,
only around in awareness.

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
- Edward George Bulwar-Lytton

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
- Alexander Pope

When one door is shut, another opens.
- Miguel De Cervantes

One of the things I learned the hard way was it
does not pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and
making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball

I do the very best
I know how - the very best
I can; and mean to keep doing
so until the end. If the end
brings me out all right, what is said
against me won't amount
to anything. If the end brings
me out wrong, ten angels
swearing I was right would
make no difference.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Live each day as if your life had just begun.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over
if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

Keep on going and the chances are that you will
stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it.
I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
- Charles F. Kettering

Life is like a ten-speed bike.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles Schultz

You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window.
You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs.
- Mark Twain

Since you have to do the things you have to do, be
wise enough to do some of the things you want to do.
- Malcolm Forbes

Rules for Living
Do not worry, eat three square meals a day,
say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors,
keep your digestion good, steer clear of biliousness,
exercise, go slow and go easy. Maybe there are other things
that your special case requires to make you happy, but,
my friend, these, I reckon, will give you a good life.
- Abraham Lincoln

Pessimism is a waste of time.
- Norman Cousins

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two-characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
- William James

Ninety percent of inspiration is perspiration.
- Anonymous

Anybody can do anything that he imagines.
- Henry Ford

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
- Thomas Jefferson

At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes.
- E. M. Forster

If it exists, it's possible.
- John P. Grier

The game isn't over till it's over.
- Yogi Berra

Never give up hope, nothing would happen that
you and God cannot alter.

The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.
- Eli Wilcox Wheeler

In this life we get only those things for which we hunt,
for which we strive, and for which we are willing to sacrifice.
It is better to aim for something that you want - even though
you miss it - than to get something that you did'nt aim to get,
and which you don't want! If we look long enough for
what we want in life we are almost sure to find it,
no matter what that objective may be.
- George Matthew Adams

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
- Jonas Salk

Little Strokes, Fell great Oaks.
- Poor Richard's Almanac

But warm, eager, living life - to be rooted in life - to learn, to desire, to know, to feel, to think, to act. That is what I want. And nothing less. That is what I must try for.
- Katherine Mansfield

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all bounderies.
- Corita Kent

Where there's a will there's a way.
- Proverb

I've had a few setbacks in my life, but I never gave up.
- Harry S. Truman

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

You start at the beginning, go on until you get to the end, then stop.
- Lewis Carrol

Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
- Dag Hammarskjold

He that climbs a ladder must begin at the first round.
- Sir Walter Scott

The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first - a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

That is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
- William Faulkner

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
- Ruth Gordon

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistance.
- Ray A. Kroc

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.
- Claudie Pepper

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knowns not victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

Opportunity often goes unrecognized because it wears overalls and often looks like work.
- Anonymous

The only place where successs comes before work is a dictionary.
- Vidal Sassoon

How do I work? I grope.
- Albert Einstein

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
- Stephen Leacock

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
- Thomas A. Edison

Some people look at the world and say "why?"
Some people look at the world and say "why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

Life was meant to be lived and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Do what you know best; if you're a runner, run, if you're a bell, ring.
- Ignes Bernstein

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.
- Samuel Johnson

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
- Andrew Carnegie

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
- Honorable Charles D. Gill

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
- Sophia Loren

What is worth doing is worth finishing. If it isn't worth finishing, why begin at all?
- Baltasar Gracian

Life itself is the proper binge.
- Julia Child

First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty - if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
- George Balanchine

Whenever you fall, pick up something.
- Oswald Theodore Avery

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A person with a hundred interests is twice as alive as one with only fifty and four times as alive as the man who has only twenty-five.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes

No one knows what it is that he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

Do all the good you can,
in all the ways you can,
to all the souls you can,
in every place you can,
at all the times you can,
with all the zeal you can,
as long as ever you can.
- John Wesley

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight....The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Make your plans as fantastic as you like, because 25 years from now, they will seem mediocre. Make your plans 10 times as great as you first planned, and 25 years from now you will wonder why you did not make them 50 times as great.
- Henry Curtis

The only joy in the world is to begin.
- Cesare Pavese

If I have the belief that I can do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Make hay while the sun shines.
- Proverb

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.
- William James

If at first you don't succeed, Try, try again.
- William Edward Hickson

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, "Certainly I can!" - and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
- Bernard Berenson

If there's a book you really want to read but it has'nt been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
- Maya Angelou

The World is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the World will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The World is what you are.
- Thomas Dreier

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another, without helping himself.
- John P. Webster

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To speak of health, happiness, and prosperity to every person that you meet. To make all your friends aware of the special qualities within them. To look at the sunny side of every thing and let your optimism work to make your dreams come true. To think, work for, and expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others, as you are about your own. To forget past mistakes and press on towards a greater future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times, as a smile radiates warmth and love. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. To be too wise for worry, too tolerant for anger, and too courageous for fear.
To be Happy.
- Anonymous
I am only one, but still I am one;
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse
to do the something that I can do.
- Edward E. Hale

To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best,
night and day, to make you everybody but yourself - means
to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight,
and never stop fighting.
- E.E.Cummings

'Tis always morning somewhere in the world.
- Richard Henry Horne

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops, at all.
- Emily Dickinson

Take time to be friendly -
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream -
It is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and to be loved -
It is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to look around -
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh -
It is the music of the soul.
- Old English Prayer

Don't Quit

When things go wrong
as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging
seems all uphill,

When the funds are low,
and the debts are high,

And you want to smile,
but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing
you down a bit-

Rest if you must,
but don't you quit.

Success is failure
turned inside out,

The silver tint
of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell
how close you are,

It may be near
when it seems afar.

So, stick to the fight
when you're hardest hit-

It's when things go wrong
that you mustn't quit.

Maintained by:Vasu Rajan

All Things Are Possible to him that believes.
Mark 9:23

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