“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he (or she) has overcome”

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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he (or she) has overcome” 
– Booker T. Washington

from http://www.hopeworks.org.nz/

 

PPS

“Pebbles in the road can  turn into stepping-stones to your success.”

c

You’ll see!

“Do not let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you CAN do …best!”

from www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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“Keep climbing that mountain.”
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… unbroken…always.” from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/from-the-depth-of-the-valleys-in-the-deserts-of-despair-there-is-hope-as-there-is-the-unquenchable-oasis-the-immense-breadth-and-depth-of-the-human-spirit-always-2/

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“Do not let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you CAN do …best!”

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“Do not let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you CAN do …best!”

– me

craig

from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/do-not-what-yo/

and https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes : Just Sharing Some Thoughts:

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
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“The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing, all by ourselves, true magic.”

Originally posted on The Champion:

from  https://raceinthezone.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/the-untapped-potential-in-every-human-being-is-limitless-we-are-perfectly-capable-of-producing-all-by-ourselves-true-magic-2/

“The untapped potential in every human being is limitless: we are perfectly capable of producing all by ourselves, true magic.”

– Alex Zanardi*

*  gold medal winner at the Para-Olympics in London (2012). Alex sadly lost both legs in an horrifing Indy-car crash in Germany in 2001…yet his courageous )and indomitable) spirit  inspires him to  continually seek new challenges in life

– powerful (and great) writing from Clyde Brolin in his excellent book ‘Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone’ (web site www.overdrivef1.com)

‘God and Formula One’ by the submitter: The fastest published book in the world (see http://www.amazon.com/GOD-FORMULA-ONE-F1-ebook/dp/B005Z6BFX0/

from https://godandformula1.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/the-key-here-is-the-dream-rather-than-its-realisation/

Paddleboard by Gemma Chapman (credit House of Travel)

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A sad day: Thanks for the memories, Jules

see https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/a-doctors-take-jules-bianchi-brain-injury/

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/jules-bianchi

and    http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/13247858/jules-bianchi-condition-more-terrible-had-died-says-father-philippe

You’ve fought the hardest fight, the toughest battle… so now time to rest

God bless you,

RIP,  Jules

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Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or comment

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

(but if you are following me, my close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?
“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk and talk at the same time )
Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!
craig
Hi
CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT .. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/ 
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),  I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand..
* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka
I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”
“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts
“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c
“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”
“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
PPS
Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available athttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
PPS
”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”
– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes : Just Sharing Some Thoughts:

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/sharing-a-few-thoughts-on-hope/

and https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/its-always-darkest-before-the-dawn-a-journey-of-hope/

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

“Rise and shine, sunshine.”

from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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“It’s all in your head!”

“It’s  all in (or perhaps not in??) your head!”

If only it was that simple!

And perhaps the title for a brand new book!

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… unbroken…always.”

from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/sharing-a-few-thoughts-on-hope/

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/

picture from   https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/

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“It’s always darkest before the dawn”: A Journey of Hope

Originally posted on From Darkness into the Light:

A Tale of Two Cities

from https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/a-tale-of-two-cities-2/

 

“And then the dreams break into a million tiny pieces. The dream dies. Which leaves you with a choice: You can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.”

from https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/and-then-the-dreams-break-into-a-million-tiny-pieces-the-dream-dies-which-leaves-you-with-a-choice-you-can-settle-for-reality-or-you-can-go-off-like-a-fool-and-dream-another-dream/

https://nzwriter.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/and-then-the-dreams-break-into-a-million-tiny-pieces-the-dream-dies-which-leaves-you-with-a-choice-you-can-settle-for-reality-or-you-can-off-like-a-fool-and-dream-another-dream/

and http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

PROLOGUE

I came across this fine bit of writing, which I could closely relate to in those dark days in Perth, Western Australia (yet nevertheless it remains a great city in my heart). Diana’s words describe my feelings better than I could myself… so here they are…

“People speak glibly about life changing moments. Some truly qualify. You propose marriage and are accepted. You hear, ‘You’re hired’ or ‘You’re fired’ and your future shifts instantly. The doctor says ‘malignant’ (or something else life-changing) and everything is different. But anyone who has ever lived through it will tell you: It is profoundly shattering…

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Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or comment
Hi
CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT .. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! *So hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),  I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand..
* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down…

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