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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 08:57

The Daily Motivator Message

The Daily Motivator message for
Monday, July 18, 2016

Thankful no matter what

by Ralph Marston
Whatever you are thankful for gains value from your thankfulness. Whatever you appreciate becomes more useful and accessible by virtue of your appreciation.

You get much more from life when you appreciate what you already have. That’s true for relationships, resources, skills, situations and experiences.

The circumstances hardest to appreciate are where appreciation can make the greatest positive difference. Find a way to appreciate, and you find your way to new value.

Goodness comes into your life in countless forms. Gratitude takes you to the heart of goodness, no matter how it appears on the outside.

It’s easy to be thankful for the pleasant things, and certainly a good idea to do so. Yet it is even more empowering and transformative to be thankful for all the other things.

Find a way to be thankful, no matter what. You’ll find new value each time you do.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at

Queen of Heaven Church, 1800 Steese Rd., Green.  Masses for the Feast of the 

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday, August 15 will be held at 8:30 am and 7 pm.  330-896-2345

More information HERE. 

Thursday, 14 July 2016 09:33

Queen of Heaven Parish & Community Picnic

Date: July 13, 2016

Contact: Liliana Shockey 330-896-2586
Maggie Syvanych 330-896-2345

Queen of Heaven Church, 1800 Steese Rd., Green. There will be a Queen of Heaven Parish & Community Picnic on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 4 pm to 10 pm. A Mass will be held in the Church at 4 pm, followed by a smoked barbecue dinner served from 5 pm until 7:30 pm. The dinner will include a quarter chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, roll, tea or water. A children’s dinner will include one meat, two sides, roll and drink. Cost for adults is $10.00, children $7. Dinner will benefit and be catered by Boy Scout Troop 334. The evening will include games for all ages, a free concert by La Flavour from 7-10 pm and a car raffle. Car raffle prizes are: First prize is a new 2016 Chevy Equinox, two second prizes of $500 each, five third prizes of $100 each. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and are available at Queen of Heaven’s office or at the community picnic. If raining, the event will be held inside the Parish Life Center. For more information, call 330-896-2345.


More information HERE. 

Monday, 11 July 2016 07:51

Motivational Monday 7-11-16

Doing great

by Ralph Marston

You’re making progress. Now you can make more.

You’ve done some things right and some things wrong. Now you can learn from them all, and apply that experience to move forward.

You know how good it feels to stay focused on a goal, and to make a difference. Today you can earn yourself some more of that good feeling.

With your efforts, you’ve survived every challenge, and those efforts have made you strong. Now you can become even stronger.

Though you have felt fear, you have not let that fear stop you. You’ve shown yourself how much courage you have, and now you can put that courage to new use.

Through the ups and downs, setbacks and victories, pains and joys, you’ve succeeded in making your way here. You’re doing great, so keep going.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:13

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Monday, 27 June 2016 08:50

Motivational Monday 6-27-16

Some little something

by Ralph Marston

Can you bring yourself to do one small thing that makes a positive difference? Then you can change the reality of life for the better.

Can you find it in yourself to smile for just a moment? Then you can feel a little better about everything.

Can you offer a few encouraging words to another? Then you can make the world a little brighter.

Even when you’re facing life’s most oppressive challenges, there’s something you can do to make a little improvement. And when you’ve made a little improvement, you can make a little more.

Even when life dishes out nothing but unfairness, pain and disappointment, you have an advantage. There’s some little something you can do, right now, to make it a little better.

Do that some little something, and feel your own positive power. Begin to improve reality in some small way, and discover for yourself that you never have to stop.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at
Monday, 13 June 2016 08:36

Motivational Monday 6-13-16

Live to love

by Ralph Marston

Love as though there is no other purpose. Live always aware that every life matters.

Encourage and support excellence but don’t demand perfection. Every person falls short of perfect, giving life endless paths for improvement.

Let joy flow from your own life as you encourage and support the unique lives of others. Find strength in the values you treasure, while understanding that every life journey is unique.

Offer kindness along with meaningful challenge. Earn respect with your beneficial actions, and let your respect be similarly earned and confirmed.

Be so strong in your convictions that you do not have to force them on others. Be so filled with confidence and love that fear has no place to take hold.

Life is within you and reaches far beyond you. Live to love and support it all.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at
Monday, 06 June 2016 08:18

Motivational Monday 6-6-16

The bridge

by Ralph Marston

You are worthy of great things, yet that’s no guarantee you’ll have them. You are worthy of greatness, and that obligates you to put work into creating greatness.

Anything is possible, yet the possibilities don’t manifest themselves. You must be realistic about the effort involved to improve your reality.

Desire motivates you to achieve, yet desire alone does not create achievement. Desire strongly pushes you, but does not do the work for you.

You have the good fortune of being able to transform your circumstances in the way you choose. The effort required of you makes the deal even sweeter.

Not only can you create richness, you can add to your strength and capability in the process. Because the work is what gives the rewards meaning and value to you.

Your persistent action is the bridge between what you envision in your thoughts and what you create in reality. Make that bridge strong, robust, productive and fulfilling.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at


Monday, 23 May 2016 08:25

Monday Motivation 5-23-16

Thankful for what you must do

by Ralph Marston

When there’s work you must do, your best approach is to be thankful for it. The more thankful you are, the less burdensome the task will be.

Effort is what you make it. You can make it a pain or you can make it a source of satisfaction and treasure.

If you’re resentful about what you must do, and reluctant to get started, the person you’re hurting is yourself. There’s no good reason to be that way.

You have the power to immediately stop fighting the effort and start embracing it. Not only will you become more effective, you’ll also eliminate a completely unnecessary source of stress.

Sure, it’s easy to be thankful for the things you love and enjoy. Yet gratitude can be even more powerful when you apply it to situations, obligations and tasks you never asked for.

Be thankful for what you must do. You’ll be better at it, and a whole lot happier while getting it done.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at


Monday, 16 May 2016 08:40

Motivational Monday 5-16-16

When the pressure is on

by Ralph Marston

When the pressure is on, relax and let your efforts flow. You can do this, so don’t contaminate your work with worry.

When a deadline looms, visualize that deadline as an object that gets smaller and smaller, farther and farther away, until it disappears. In the space that has now been cleared, turn all your focus to the job at hand.

Fully embrace what you are doing, and be thankful for your opportunity to do it. Offer the work your love, curiosity, fascination and wisdom.

You don’t have to be distracted by trivial matters or pulled down by doubts. You have the opportunity to get great work done, so treasure that opportunity and do it.

People are depending on you, much is riding on the outcome, and you have what it takes to surpass expectations. You’re certain you can do this and do it well, so take a deep breath and enjoy the experience.

Though the pressure might be on and the deadline imminent, you’re not feeling any of it. Because you’re peacefully and delightfully focused on the great work you’re doing.

© 2016 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at
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