I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I...
A free bird leaps on the back of the wind
and floats downstream till the current ends
and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage
can seldom see through his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and his...
or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you...
I visited with the moon tonight
She was full - bright and endless
She reached into my heart
And filled it with love
She cradled me in her warm silvery arms
Her soft voice told me that
I am beautiful...I am love
I have purpose....There is meaning to my life.
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your personality. Be active, be energetic be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your life is a learning process - you can only become wiser from learning. Sometimes you might have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important, but after the mistake you have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought with money - it can only be acquired...
"Everyone dies but not everyone lives. Live your life in a way that makes you happy and proud. It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers." ~ Anais Nin
It speaks directly to me and urges me to...
and today I can't stop smiling.
Life is funny that way
one day death seems like the only option and the next life seems like the greatest thing. You just gotta hang in there. Cause you're gonna have days that you will only cry and days that you would rather be dead. But every...
and don’t recognize the person I see in the mirror
I call it ChadMontgomery.
Other times I believe I own the world and everything in it
I call that ChadMontgomery.
I know my worth and what I’m capable of
I call it ChadMontgomery.
My success means nothing if it doesn...
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
"One is evil - he is anger, envy...
" Neale Donald Walsch
"Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated."
"Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret."
"It never gets easier. You just get better."
"A year from now you will wish you started today."
A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the...
only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility—I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the...
A Hindu saint and his disciples were visiting the Ganges river, where they found a group of family members on the banks shouting in anger at each other. Turning to his disciples, the saint smiled and asked, 'Why do people in anger shout at each other?’
Every morning, I get a Bible Verse emailed to me from KLove (my favorite radio station back home.) So being at Disney, I never expected one to actually apply to me today. But I got this one and I feel I had to share.
"...Look! I am going to put breath into you and...
enough" it's a blessing, wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.
I wish you enough sun to keep you attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive...
A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.
Rather than finding a...
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.
Love was the only...
"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you're keeping all of these in the Air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest...