“We cannot change the cards we are dealt (in life), just how we play the hand.”

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt (in life), just how we play the hand.”

― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

for more Randy Pausch quotes see

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3364076-the-last-lecture

from

http://www.inspiringvideo.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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“The difference between the impossible and possible is merely a measure of man’s (a person’s) will, determination and persistence.”

https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/he-difference-b/

 

 

“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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View from the top of Table Mountain with Robben Island in the distance

(where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)
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” Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. “

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from

https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-2/

and

http://www.craiglockbooks.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.”

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Table Mountain

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

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picture from

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

 

The Greatest Race: The Race of Life… “The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. “

“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. Believe in the dream even when it is impossible. Believe in the stars, even when they’re hidden in the storm. Believe in love, even when you can’t find it or feel it. Believe in faith, even when God is silent. So turn your hurts into halos and your deepest scars into the brightest stars. And when it’s time eventually to take your last breath… you will come to the end of your journey with pride behind you, love around you and hope ahead of you.”

– Benediction from Coretta Scott King’s funeral by Robert H. Schuller, founding Pastor, Chrystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California (and slightly adapted by craig)

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from

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/the-best-way-to-predict-your-future-is-to-create-it-so-believe-in-your-dream-never-throw-it-away/

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/category/lifes-journey/

“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
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“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.”
“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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 Writing into the light (from my Amazon books)
Pictures above (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)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer “

“You CAN, if you THINK you CAN!”

from

http://www.mindmindpower.wordpress.com

https://theformula1mind.wordpress.com/

 

https://formula1mind.wordpress.com/

 

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“If it’s to be…

it’s up to me.”

from

http://www.youcanbeachampion.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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pictures from

“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

Table Mountain

picture from

https://itsnotthemountainweconquerbutourselves.wordpress.com/

http://www.capetownphotopicture.wordpress.com

and

http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

“The biggest disability we often face (and live with) is the limitation(s) we place on ourselves, so rather think ability.”

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

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

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/youre-not-disabled-by-your-disabilities-you-are-able-by-your-abilities/

and

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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.”

“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop and admire the view along the way.”

from

https://alongwalktopeace.wordpress.com/

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pictures from

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Once we start walking on that long journey, before long we will be able to look back and see how far we have come … because we did not give up.”

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picture (above)  from

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-madiba/

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with  a single step *. Once we (you) start walking on that long journey, before long we will be able to look back and see how far we have come … because we/you did not give up.

 

from

https://alongwalktopeace.wordpress.com/

https://longwalktopeace.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

*  or should that rather read

The journey of a thousand miles starts with…

a flat tyre and a broken fan-belt!

“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop and admire the view along the way.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/587/

and

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

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picture from

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-madiba/ and

http://www.mandelamadiba.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.”
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle

from one of Craig’s first books Quote Unquote (1994)

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available at

http://www.amazon.com/Quote-Unquote-Quotes-Writing-Journey-ebook/dp/B00ONC6JAG

and

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+quote+unquote

 

“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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Pictures (great/excellent) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer

“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.”

 Paddleboard by Gemma Chapman (credit House of Travel)

“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.”

– Nelson Mandela

from

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking;
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson

I love these words from Marianne Williamson in her book Return to Love, and as used by Nelson Mandela in his inaugeration speech as State President at South Africa’s first Democratic Election in April 1994.

Makorori Dawn (from flickr.com)

Madiba, your immense nobility and generosity of spirit lives on…forever

 

from

 

https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/tag/a-tribute-to-nelson-mandela/

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picture (great) by my old friend, John whose photographic talents I definitely do not possess

from

http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

 

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

Stairway to Heaven: “Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”

“Faith walks up the stairs that love built…to a window that hope opened.”

 

Inspiring words by Charles Spurgeon

from

http://www.craiglockbooks.wordpress.com

“For me true success is encouraging and helping others to flourish. I believe if we are blessed we can ‘play this forward’ through passing them on and being a blessing to others (in some small way)…and not just for ourselves.”

from

www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

 

and from

PEARLS OF WISDOM

(published yesterday) at

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A91KVQW

and in paperback today at

http://www.amazon.com/Pearls-Wisdom-Collection-Inspirational-Thoughts/dp/1523292083

PPS

“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

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“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

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

“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.”

from http://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/ and http://www.godandformula1.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.”

“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 follow where they (may) lead.”

from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/far-away-th/

 

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/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-follow-where-they-lead-2/

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