Motivational Monday – September 12, 2016

When I am up against a tough situation, if I can do anything about it, I do it. If I can’t, I just forget it. I never worry about the future, because I know no man living can possibly figure out what is going to happen in the future. There are so many forces that will affect that future. Nobody can tell what prompts those forces – or understand them. So why worry about them?

By K.T. Keller

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – August 15, 2016

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;

If you can think and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with triumph and disaster;

And treat those two impostors just the same,

 

If you can force your heart, and nerve, and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone;

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the will which says to them, “Hold on,”

 

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it,

And, what is more, you’ll be a man, my son.

 

By Rudyard Kipling

 

 

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – Aug. 8, 2016

I know that I am considered an inveterate optimist and properly so. Why? Because I always turn my eyes toward success, not failure. I involuntarily turn my back on disaster and eliminate the hypothesis of failure. This is my philosophy in action. Every time you have a task before you, examine it carefully, take exact measure of what is expected of you. Then make your plan and, in order to execute it properly, create for yourself a method, never improvise.

By Marshal Ferdinand Foch

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

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Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

 

 

 

BAHALA NA (Come What May) – Special Offer

Limited Time Offer:  BAHALA NA (Come What May) – a WWII Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival is now at $0.99 at Kindle till Aug. 17, 2016. Download your copy now.

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Book Description:

At a market near Baguio, out of boredom, Benjamin picks up a magazine to pass the time. Little does he know, reading the magazine will turn into an obsessive quest to meet the girl whose picture appeared in the magazine. He sees Adelaide’s picture as “Reyna Elena” and is smitten. And so begins the pursuit of meeting her. Will he ever meet Adelaide?

Then World War II starts and Benjamin is caught in a place 465 kilometers away from home as the Japanese are landing everywhere. How will he get home? The story takes you on a long and perilous journey across the mountains and plains of Northern Luzon, into the war stricken city of Manila into the Japanese occupied provinces. What happens if he encountered the Japanese on the way?

Through the start of the war into the Japanese occupation, Batangueños show their unswerving faith, love, courage and determination in the midst of never-ending struggle to survive. As Gen. MacArthur returns to liberate the Philippines, lives turn into an upheaval as evacuations are the norm of the day.

Bahala Na (Come What May) is a fresh look at the traditions and social mores of the era just before and during World War II. It also describes eyewitness accounts of World War II events that were never written before.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

 

 

 

Motivational Monday – July 11, 2016

It Couldn’t Be Done

By Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,

But he with a chuckle replied

That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one

Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.

 

So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin,

On his face. If he worried, he hid it.

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

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Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author, The Wentworth Legacy

Motivational Monday – July 4, 2016

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,

With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;

As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,

While God is marching on

 

By Julia Ward Howe

Battle Hymn of the Republic.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

FOURTH OF JULY

Fourth of July Rose

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – Week 20

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”

By Lin Yutang

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

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Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer