Wonderful Inspiring Story

Wonderful Inspiring Story

 Wonderful Inspiring StoryThe first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that that lit up her entire being.

She said, "Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?" I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze.

"Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked.

She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel."

"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

"I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and share a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know."

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began: "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. "You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!"

"There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change."

"Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."

She concluded her speech by courageously singing The Rose. She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the years end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

Unknown Author


  • You are never too old to learn.
  • Laugh and find humor everyday .
  • Don't let change overwhelm you, let change help you find opportunities you may have never seen!

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The Eagle Story

The Eagle Story - Inspirational Short Story

Changes For Survival....

The Eagle Story - Inspirational Short StoryEAGLE Can Live Up To 70 Years, But To Reach This Age, The Eagle Must Make A Hard Decision In Its' 40'S

Its' Long & Flexible Talons Can No Longer Grab Prey Which Serves As Food, Its' Long & Sharp Beak Becomes Bent

Its' Old-Aged & Heavy Wings, Due To Their Thick Feathers, Become Stuck To Its' Chest & Make It Difficult To Fly

Then Eagle Is Left With Only 2 Options: Die Or Go Through A Painful Process Of Change Which Lasts 150 Days.

The Process Requires That Eagle Fly To A Mountain & The Eagle Knocks Its' Beak Against A Rock Until It Plucks It Out

After This, Eagle Will Wait For A New Beak To Grow Back. When Its' New Talons Grow Back, The Eagle Starts Plucking Its' Old-Aged Feathers & After 5 Months, Eagle Can Take Its' Flight Of Rebirth & Lives For 30 More Years

Moral Of Story...

Many Times, In Order To Survive, We Have To Start A Change Process. We Sometimes Need To Get Rid Of Old Memories, Habits & Other Past Traditions. Only Freed From Past Burdens,We Can Take Advantage Of The Present.

The Eagle Story - Inspirational Short Story

Favorite Inspirational Quotes

My Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Favorite Inspirational Quotes"A friend is a person who knows all about you --and still likes you." --Elbert Hubbard.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it!" -- Jason Kaufmann

"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are". -- Roy Disney

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success".  --Napoleon Hill

"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people."   -- Hyman Rickover

"It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know." -- Anthony Robbins

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." -- Malcolm S. Forbes

"Asking questions is one of the fundamental keys of learning. It is always better to ask a question than pretend you understand." --Catherine Pulsifer

"If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere." --Zig Ziglar

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." --Emerson

"Animals are such agreeable friends— They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." --George Eliot

 More favorite inspirational quotes

"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you're doing. Love what you're doing. And believe in what you're doing". -- Will Rogers

"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself". -- Mark Caine

"For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back". — Napoleon Hill

"For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back". — Napoleon Hill

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams". -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.   -- Bill Cosby

"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it". -- Dennis P. Kimbro

"What you think, so you will become." — Napoleon Hill

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it". -- Lena Horne

"No matter what we want of life we have to give up something in order to get it." -- Raymond Holliwell

"Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea."  --Robert Half

The 3 Week Diet

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A Mothers Love

mothers loveMothers Love

"A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

  For cutting the grass: $5.00

For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00

For going to the store for you: $.50

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25

Taking out the garbage: $1.00

For getting a good report card: $5.00

For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Total owed: $14.75

  Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:

  For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:

No Charge

  For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you:

No Charge

  For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years:

No Charge  

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead:

No Charge

  For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:

No Charge

  Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.   When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL".    


You will never how much your parents worth till you become a parent

  Be a giver not an asker, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money.  

Advice: IF your mom is alive and close to you, give her a big kiss and ask her for forgiveness. If she is far away, call her. if she passed away, pray for her.

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Ability Disability Quotes

Ability Disability Quotes

ability disability quotes

 "Know me for my abilities, not my disability." -- Robert M. Hensel

 "It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test".   -- Elbert Hubbard

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it". -- Lou Holtz

"The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do". -- Orison Swett Marden

"My disability exists not because I use a wheelchair, but because the broader environment isn't accessible". -- Stella Young

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone." -- Martina Navratilova

"Ability will never catch up with the demand for it".  -- Malcolm S. Forbes

"Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every spect of life." -- Emma Thompson

"They are able because they think they are able".  -- Virgil

"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it".  -- Stevie Wonder

"I’m officially disabled, but I’m truly enabled because of my lack of limbs. My unique challenges have opened up unique opportunities to reach so many in need." -- Nick Vujicic

"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that".  --Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.  -- Goethe

"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically."  -- Stephen Hawking

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone."   -- Martina Navratilova

"Ability is of little account without opportunity".   -- Napoleon

"When everyone else says you can’t, Determination says,”YES YOU CAN."  --Robert M. Hensel

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