Daily Inspiration for 2/28/2011

Here is a piece of information that everyone should know but probably most do not.

I found it on a neat little website called Show Me How!

How to escape a riptide.

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Motivation: Quote-A-Day

Today’s quote comes from Lord Chesterfield who said, “If we do not plant knowledge when we are young, It will give us no shade when we are old.”

Lord Chesterfield points out that knowledge is a necessary retreat and shelter for us in our older years.  He suggests that if we do not plant this knowledge when we are young then when we grow old we will not have the comforts of that shelter when we grow old.

Do you agree?  Please comment and give me your interpretation!

Who is Lord Chesterfield?  Read about him here.

More quotes by Lord Chesterfield here.


Quote of the Day

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving.  And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. –Louisa May Alcott


Learn Something New: Gaddafi, Kadafi, or Qaddafi?

Why is it so hard to spell the Lybian leaders name?  Why are there so many variations on the spelling of his name?  Transliteration is the answer.  Transliteration is the transcription of a word or name, into corresponding letters of another alphabet.  The Arabic language is one of the most widely spoken Semitic in the world and the pronunciation of words varies across the different regions.  A famous roadblock for any Arabic to English translator is the Arabic “q.”  Depending on the region, it can be replaced with k, g, or gh sound.  This explains the different variations of the spelling.


Why I chose to start this blog……

One of the most important things we can do to improve our lives is to learn from the people, places, and things around us.  In order to do this you have to focus your attention on what’s going on around you.  It’s important to explore new things and idea’s to enrich our lives.  This is how we grow and develop.

This is how we live better today than yesterday.  We should be learning something new every single day.  This is how we keep from making the same mistakes over and over again.

We are what we feed our minds but to live a successful life, here are some of the things we should focus on:

  • Information on technology
  • Information about the field of work we are in
  • Information about things that interest us most
  • Learning how to live a better life
  • Information about how to find and live out your purpose
  • Learn how to best live out your challenges
  • How to carry out your desires

Life is not just about completing everything on our “to do”  list.  It is about living and learning.  It is about retaining the most important information and lessons then using the information to make today better than yesterday.

Want to make a difference in your life?

Don’t you agree?