Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories,
Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency

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A Glass of Milk (Paid In Full), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/milk

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Another Chance, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"How often we wish for another chance
To make a fresh beginning.
A change to blot out our mistakes
And change failure into winning.
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/chance

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Approaching Each Day, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have. Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/inspiration/approaching.each.day.htm

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Poverty, Wealth & Riches

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Attitude Determines Attitude, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/ada

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Be A Winner, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Everyone's a winner
If that is what they choose,
Unless their choice is something else,
Then of course they lose."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/winner

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Beatitudes for Leaders, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Blessed are the leaders who have not sought the high place, but who have been drafted into service because of their ability and willingness to serve.
Blessed are the leaders who know where they are going, why they are going, and how to get there."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/leaders

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Beatitudes For The Home, Religious Poems, Touching Stories of Love & Marriage:"BLESSED are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate and considerate, loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing. BLESSED are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/home

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Beginning Today, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday. It is in the past and the past will never change. Only I can change by choosing to do so. Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it. But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspirational-poems-touching-stories-beginning.today.html

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Bend, But Don't Break, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank. There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees. I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspirational-poems-touching-stories-bend-but-dont-break.html

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Butterfly Courage, by David L. Kuzminski:"Walking down a path through some woods in Georgia in 1977, I saw a water puddle ahead on the path. I angled my direction to go around it on the part of the path that wasn't covered by water and mud. As I reached the puddle, I was suddenly attacked!"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/courage

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Circle of Life, by Jeff Reichardt RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA, CSA:"My career has many stresses in it that are inescapable. When I started it, I knew I would not get rich. I knew that this career was a difficult one. I knew that respect from my fellow professionals was hard won."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/circle

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Difference Between Strength and Courage, Inspirational Poems:"It takes strength to be firm,It takes courage to be gentle. It takes strength to stand guard,It takes courage to let down your guard."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/difference

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues Living Life To The Fullest Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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Do Not Judge Too Hard, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Pray don't find fault with the man who limps Or stumbles along the road Unless you have worn the shoes that hurt Or struggled beneath his load."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hard

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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Don't Quit, Poems About Persistence, Inspirational Stories, 4Nursing.com:"When things go wrong as they sometimes will. When the road you're trudging seems all up hill. When funds are low and the debts are high. And you want to smile, but you have to sigh."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quit

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Eagles in a Storm, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/eagles

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Emperor Moth, Poems, Endurance, Struggle, Triumph, Good Intentions Gone Bad:"A man once found a cocoon of the beautiful Emperor Moth and took it home so he could watch the moth emerge from the cocoon."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/emperor

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Faith is Stronger Than my Fears, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Sometimes my cross is hard to bear, for there is darkness everywhere, and troubles pile around my door, like autumn leaves forevermore."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/fears

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The Flow of Life, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"If the sky above seems cloudy, And you are left out in the rain, If you are searching for a rainbow, But the colors bring you pain, If your world is not revolving . . ."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/flow

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues Living Life To The Fullest Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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Food For Thought, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"*If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/food

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Friends of the Handicapped, Friendship Poems, Touching Stories:"Blessed are those who take the time to listen to difficult speech, for you help me to know that if I persevere, I can be understood."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/handicapped

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God Knows..., Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts...God knows how hard you have tried."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/knows

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Grow Great By Dreams, Inspirational Poems, Feel Good Stories:"The question was once asked of a highly successful businessman: "How have you done so much in your lifetime?" He replied, "I have dreamed. I have turned my mind loose to imagine what I wanted to do. Then I have gone to bed and thought about my dreams. In the night I dreamt about my dreams. And when I awoke in the morning, I saw the way to make my dreams real."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspiration-grow-great-by-dreams.html

Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Living Life To The Fullest

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Happiness (Steps To), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Everybody knows: You can't be all things to all people. You can't do all things at once. You can't do all things equally well. You can't do all things better than everyone else. Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/steps

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High Resolve, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/high

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I Asked For, Inspirational Poems, Religious Stories:"I asked for strength, And God gave me difficulties to make me strong;"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/asked

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Prayers, Requests, Praying, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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If You Have A Dream, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Don't wait for some distant day to come, it may be too late before you've even begun. Not everyone will agree with all you decide."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/dream

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Living Life To The Fullest

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Judge Gently, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Pray don't find fault with the man that limps or stumbles along the road unless you have worn the shoes he wears or struggled beneath his load. There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt though hidden away from view or the burden he bears, placed on his back might cause you to stumble too."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/gently

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Just Think, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"You're here not by chance, but by God's choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/just/

Category: Christian Poems, Religious Stories

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Keep Looking Up, Religious Poems, Inspirational Stories:"I am not afraid of heights, but this is a very tall order. I grew up climbing trees and enjoying the thrill of swaying in the wind near the top of a tall tree. One of the important lessons of tree climbing is to keep looking up."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/up

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Learning To Teach, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he didn't play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. And Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspirational-poems-touching-stories-learning-to-teach.html

Inspirational Categories:

  • Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency
  • Babies, Children, Infants, Kids
  • Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues
  • Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth
  • Parents & Parenting

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    Lessons from an Oyster, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"There once was an oyster whose story I tell, Who found that some sand had got into his shell."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/oyster

    Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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    Let Your Spirit Guide You, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"There is no place you can go to hide from the thoughts that you keep contemplating over and over inside your mind."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/guide

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    Life Is A Miracle, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Life is a miracle, don't let it slip away, Open your heart to others, give of yourself each day. See the beauty in everyone, regardless of where they've been, Some have a difficult journey, and really need a friend."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/

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    Life's Tug of War, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Life can seem ungrateful and not always kind. Life can pull at your heartstrings and play with your mind."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/tug

    Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues, Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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    Loss of Value, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/loss

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    Meanings, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Standing for what you believe in, Regardless of the odds against you, and the pressure that tears at your resistance ... means courage."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/meanings

    Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues, Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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    Obstacle In Our Path, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/obstacle

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    Pickle Jar, (The), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"The pickle jar as far back as I can remember sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents' bedroom. When he got ready for bed, Dad would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar. As a small boy I was always fascinated at the sounds the coins made as they were dropped into the jar. They ended with a merry jingle when the jar was almost empty. Then the tones gradually muted to a dull thud as the jar was filled. I used to squat on the floor in front of the jar and admire the copper and silver circles that glinted like a pirate's treasure when the sun poured through the bedroom window."
    http://www.4nursing.com/inspiration-the-pickle-jar.html

    Categories: Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Dependability, Honesty, Responsibility, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Parents & Parenting

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    Positive Answers, Inspirational Words, Religious Inspiration:"For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has positive answers: You say: "It's impossible." God says: All things are possible. (Luke 18:27)"
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/answers

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    Sarah's Tears by Tony Collins, LVN:"Late one December night on the cancer ward the halls were quiet and solemn, the patients were asleep and most of the visitors were gone. The nurses were gathered about the nurse's station preparing for shift change. Sarah, one of the nurses, was especially tired, having worked seven straight 12 hour days. The kids had needs, her husband had been laid off, and the house payment was due."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/inspire.inspirational.inspiration.sarahs.tears.htm

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    Second Ten Commandments (The):"1. Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities. 2. Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/second/

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    Someday, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Someday I'll jump through puddles, take a stroll or win a race. Someday I'll walk across the street, or maybe walk in space."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/someday

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    Steps To Happiness, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Everybody knows: You can't be all things to all people. You can't do all things at once. You can't do all things equally well. You can't do all things better than everyone else. Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/steps

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    The Brick, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"About ten years ago, a young and very successful executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which was only two months old."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/brick

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    The Hummingbird Man by Nancy Haygood, Hospice Poems, Stories of Death and Dignity:"He shows me tomatoes red cherries, neatly hoed,
    He naps in the sun, soaks up heat, sky aglow.
    "Meet my new pup," proudly, "she's for squirreling."
    His pain burns deep, he hides it, buried, gnawing."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hummingbird

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    The Value of Time, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"To realize the value of one year: Ask a student who has failed a final exam. To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/value

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    There Is A Reason, Religious Poems, Touching Stories:"There is a reason: For every pain, that we must bear, For every burden, every care."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/reason/

    Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Religious Poems, Tales of Faith, Christian Stories

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    Unseen Comfort, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"When life becomes a struggle And illness brings the blues Just close your eyes a moment This is the thing to do."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/unseen

    Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Hope, Faith, Encouragement, Staying The Course, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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    When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado, Religious Poems, Touching Stories:""It's quiet. It's early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming. In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met. For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day's demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I'm free to choose. And so I choose."http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/name

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    When We Share, Caring For Others, Sharing Our Hopes, Fears, Feelings:"When we share laughter, there's twice the fun;
    When we share success, we've surpassed what we've done.
    When we share problems, there's half the pain;
    When we share tears, a rainbow follows rain."
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/share/

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    Winners and Losers, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"The Winner is always a part of the answer; The Loser is always a part of the problem.
    http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/losers

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    You Are More Important Than Your Problems, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Courage comes from the reserves of your mind that are much more powerful then your outside circumstances. When you realize you are bigger than your problems, you gain the courage necessary to overcome them."
    http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/inspiration/you_are_more_important_than_your_problems.htm

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