Widgets Memorial Day ~  Hope and Courage! Positive Thinking Bible

"Hope! What a wonderful word it is! Write it indelibly on your mind. H-O-P-E. It is a bright word, shining and scintillating and dynamic, forward looking, full of courage and optimism. With this word, let us begin tomorrow." ~ Norman Vincent Peale


Ohio clergyman Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), famous for writing and teaching about the Power of Positive Thinking (1952), was born in Bowersville, Ohio.

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow," he promised.

The author of 46 books, his philosophy of prayer, enthusiasm, and positive thinking continues to inspire millions today.

"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there," he said.

Today is Memorial Day, where we take time to remember and honor those who have fought and died for our country. A day to celebrate sacrifice, honor and courage. Flags throughout the country decorate graves, flying gently in the breeze, half-staff until noon.

On this Memorial Day, let us pray for peace.

Norman Vincent PealeWith optimism, let us remember and be grateful.