Friday, March 25, 2011


Freshly harvested rice for sale - “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted”

Anonymous. I'd like to meet that person sometime. Anonymous has come
up with some of the funniest and pithiest expressions I have ever
heard. And he (or is it she?) can also be so deeply profound at

Like these words from Anonymous about what enthusiasm can do for us:

"Indifference never wrote great works, nor thought out striking
inventions, nor reared the solemn architecture that awes the soul, nor
breathed sublime music, nor painted glorious pictures, nor undertook
heroic philanthropies. All these grandeurs are born of enthusiasm, and
are done heartily."

I'm reminded of that great 18th century founder of Methodism, John
Wesley. When asked how he drew such large crowds of people to hear him
preach, he responded, "I set myself on fire and they come out and
watch me burn!" People are drawn to enthusiasm.

Where there is no enthusiasm, there is no passion. Where there is no
passion, there is no great living.

Are we meant simply to be satisfied with mediocre lives? From
antiquity to the present, indifference has stolen from too many people
the chance to do something important with their lives. Their
indifference inspires little energy to pursue something truly

One woman went to the market and asked for two pounds of sausage. The
clerk yelled at the butcher, "Two pounds of enthusiasm!"

"Why do you call it that?" the bewildered customer asked.

"Because he puts everything he's got into it," the clerk said.

In your daily activities; in your relationships with family, friends
and colleagues; in anything you think is important -- what would
happen if you "put everything you've got" into it?

Are you ready to find out?

From Lifesupport

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