May 1: Purity in your passion should never be exchanged for popularity in your position.

May 2: Every forest started with a seed, every hero started as an infant, every accomplishment started as a goal, every end started with a beginning

May 3: You can demand more all you want, but you’ll never get it if you continue to accept less.

May 4: Today I’m one day closer to something; that something is determined by what I do with my today.

May 5: No polygamy here; you must divorce from the pain of your past before you can experience a new outcome.

May 6: A setback is not a shutdown unless you simply standby.

May 7: “If you can’t control the situation, don’t.” – Mastin Kipp

May 8: “The key is to get to know people and trust them for who they are.  We make the mistake of trusting people for who we want them to be.” – Unknown

May 9: It’s amazing how quickly we’re ready to fight and how reluctant we are to love. It’s impossible to make a true connection when your hand is always on the trigger.

May 10: Nice guys who finish last are running the wrong race.

May 11: Some people waste their time looking for the advantage instead of going for the win.  The best way to get ahead is to go ahead.

May 12: “Each one has to find peace from within.  And peace, to be real, must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” – Gandhi

May 13: Sometimes sincere appreciation is more valuable than mere reciprocation.  HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!

May 14: Show respect for quality and you won’t drown in quantity. Value meaning over money and you’ll never be poor.  Cherish art and you won’t be destroyed by fame.

May 15: A writer doesn’t change their script for an actor, unless what the actor has to offer is worth the revise.  Your life should be no different.  Typically we should recast the role, but every once in a while it’s best to revise the story.

May 16: “Never let your memories become greater than your dreams.” – Unknown

May 17: Think of every day as food that has the potential to be gourmet.  Good days are ready-made for your convenience.  “Bad days” are just the ingredients that require a little more effort on your end to enjoy.

May 18: “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

May 19: “You are not responsible for others’ emotions, nor are they responsible for yours.” – Mastin Kipp

May 20: “Never growing up isn’t the same as being forever young.” – Elka from Hot In Cleveland

May 21: Just as there is power in your purpose, there should be purpose in your power.

May 22: A strong person does everything he can, a driven person does everything he should.

May 23: Next time someone tells you you’ve changed, thank them for noticing because it’s called growth.

May 24: Emotions are chosen; happy, sad & everything in between. Circumstances influence, they don’t decide. Just ask the depressed millionaire or the smiling poor child.

May 25: it’s normal to want to give up, but it’s strength that compels you to get up and do it again anyway.  The question isn’t whether or not you have what it takes, it’s whether or not you’ll do what it takes.

May 26: Some of the things we think are delaying our dreams are unrecognizable catalysts that speed up the process.

May 27: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – Leslie Poles Hartley

May 28: “There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.” – RD Laing

May 29: “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack because you’re a vegetarian.” -Dennis Wholey

May 30: “Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies.” -Unknown