Profile: SammieKelley

Your personal background.
Life is like quotations. Sometimes, it makes you laugh.
Sometimes, it makes you cry. Most of the time, you don't get it.

Life is a rose; beware of the thorns. Life is too unpredictable to live by
a schedule. Life is a yo-yo, and mankind ties knots in the string.
People are the only animals who eat themselves to death.
Organize your life around your dreams - and watch them
come true. You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see,
but you can't close your heart to the things you don't
want to feel. Life is like a coin. The 80s were a wonderful time to be a child.
Playing outside could be done without the worries of today, it was a more innocent time.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, and research studies have proven this to be true.

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No problem, glad you enjoyed it. Wonderful quotes about life
- all so true ! I love quotes and you have
some great ones on here, what a wonderful hub!

This time the response has been a little less vocal, possibly because of the timing
of the announcement with the Second Life Birthday. Linden Lab's decision wasn't mentioned in New World Notes this time.
Though it was in some blogs such as Inara Pey's Modem World, Daniel Voyager's Blog, and
Across the Grid with Lindal Kidd. Hypergrid Business' Maria Korolov has written some about the issue,
on June 15 and 27. It reported that one exchanger, Crossworlds,
announced it would be folding on June 30 (today). Jacek predicted that Linden Lab's
move would encourage people to head to Opensim worlds.
Since the first time the Lab threatened to drive away his business,
Podex has diversified by expanding to InWorldz, Avination, and other grids besides Second Life.

On June 29, it announced it had set up an exchange service on it's 16th virtual world.
There is a petition for Linden Lab to keep it's Authorized Reseller Program ,
started by a Norman Zimmerman. As of the writing of this article,
it had over 660 signatures. As the deadline for the exchange services is a
month away, what happens next is uncertain. But as Jacek stated, the Lab has changed it's mind before.

Source: Official Act of the Colony of Virginia, 1670. Quoted in David Brion Davis, The Problem of
Slavery in Western Culture (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966), p.
What right had you under the Constitution to declare war against a
'sovereign' state? To invade one for coercion? To blockade a port?
To declare slaves free? To suspend the writ of habeas corpus?
To create the state of West Virginia by the consent of two states, one of which was dead,
and the other one of which lived in Ohio? By what authority have you
appointed military governors in the 'sovereign' states
of Virginia, Tennessee, and Louisiana? Why trim the hedge and lie about it?
We, too, are revolutionists, and you are our executive.

The Constitution sustained and protected slavery.
It was 'a league with death and a covenant with hell,' and our flag 'a polluted
rag'! The South is no more to blame for Negro slavery than the
North. Our slaves were stolen from Africa by Yankee skippers.

It’s not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we
are accountable. Too often, people strive to own things in a misguided effort
to achieve inner peace and happiness. They believe
that having a new wardrobe, a new car, a bigger
home, or other such material possessions will make them happy or successful.
What so many fail to understand is that happiness truly comes from within; it comes
from a strong sense of self, not from the acquisition of external things.
Taking personal ownership of your current state of affairs is the first step to achieving a happier
and more fulfilling life. When you accept that your current situation is the
result of all the choices you’ve made in your life right up
to the present moment, you then realize that you are also in direct control
of your future.

No one else is pulling the strings of your life, unless you are allowing them to.
Only you have the authority to steer your own ship.

Beginning today, you can make a choice to change and take complete
ownership of your life. In one single moment in time you can decide
to take a new path and free yourself from the
crippling mind-set that has been holding you back.

Never again will you allow yourself the luxury of making excuses for
why you cannot make progress. Tragedy is prevalent throughout our society.
It’s a sad fact of life that too many children grow up in abusive environments.

Too often, otherwise perfectly normal people battle drug and gambling
addictions or alcoholism. Poverty, hunger, and disease
continue to be real challenges for millions of innocent people.
In most cases, however, isn’t it true that whatever your personal
situation, there is someone else who is worse off than you?
If the answer is yes, then doesn’t it make sense to
replace the thoughts of "woe is me" with thoughts of gratitude for the many
blessings you do enjoy? Rather than giving up,
become determined to make your life better! You can, if you decide that you can. In general, people who are chronically unhappy suffer from low self-esteem and
have a strong sense of personal insecurity.

Surprisingly, many of these same people are seen by others as appearing to
have everything in the world going for them. They appear to be in-control,
goal-oriented high achievers. It’s common for these individuals to be strong type-A personalities; they tend to be overachievers and even admit to being
somewhat of a perfectionist. Yet, in the back of
their minds these very same people suffer from feelings of anxiety and even depression. Despite their obvious strengths in the eyes of their peers,
they continue to feel as if they just don’t measure up.
As a direct result of their ongoing negative self-talk,
the physical body finally responds with ailments such
as sleep disorders, anxiety, and panic attacks. In the worst cases, depression can overtake the individual, and it can even lead to suicide.

Whether you are simply unhappy with your current situation or
you suffer from more serious obstacles, your decision to take personal ownership of your past and
present will determine your future. As a first step, you must begin to take note of the
things you are constantly telling yourself. Your self-talk is a primary
factor in your ability to overcome any major
challenge. If you are constantly telling yourself that you aren’t
good enough or that you aren’t smart enough or attractive enough, it should not
surprise you when you continually sabotage yourself in business and relationships.
Taking ownership is more than simply accepting your situation or taking responsibility for the decisions that have brought
you to this place in your life. Taking ownership also means that you are committed to taking
action toward resolving the challenges that
you’ve identified as barriers to your personal success.

Taking action may involve getting help from a doctor,
a pastor, a friend, or from anyone who has the knowledge and skills to guide you toward a
path of self-reliance, self-acceptance, and an improved sense of self-worth.
" or, "What’s the use? " or, "What do I need to do next?

Now, imagine yourself being that happy, successful individual
who has taken ownership of his life. You’ve overcome your personal challenges by stepping out of
your comfort zone and by taking action. You’ve educated yourself to the
point that you are now an expert on the very issue
that was once holding you back.

Personal Development
and development is not always easy. Nothing worth having in this life
is easy. However, going through life assuming that the best is yet to come versus
believing that the worst is here to stay is simply a more thoughtful and productive choice.
My wish for you is that you decide today to take personal ownership of your life.
Take credit for all the good things you’ve done, and take ownership of any
bad choices you’ve made. Accept the blame or the glory for your personal circumstances.
Learn from the mistakes that you’ve made in order to
avoid repeating them. Read, learn, grow, and live a happier life—for you and for
the benefit of all of those who love you.

What’s the alternative now that you know what it takes to
improve your life?

Isn’t it true that a person who chooses not to read is no better off than a person who can’t read?
The bigger failure would be the person who has the tools to succeed but, because he lacks the self-discipline or the work
ethic, simply chooses not to make the effort. Understand that in the
past, fear has paralyzed you from taking action. Fear of failure,
fear of the unknown, all of the obstacles and barriers that seem to be adding weight onto your shoulders today can soon become sources of motivation that prepare
you for a brighter tomorrow.

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