The People News, a free newspaper serving Cleveland Tennessee (TN) and Bradley County Tennessee (Tn).

Of Bradley County Tn.

MAY  2007

                            The People News, a free newspaper serving Cleveland and Bradley County Tn.








by B.J. Armstrong

Everyone has a commitment - even if it's to yourself.  It begins with activity and proceeds with progress.

Remember the turtle - he's slow but eventually gets there. Commitment has a future of happiness. As 2007 goes forth make a commitment to achieve and reap the benefits this year.

Choose one statement and carry it through sometime during a month.
Donate a tree or shrub to a local park.

B J Armstrong

Start planning your summer vacation.

Bake cookies for local fire fighters or policemen to let them know you appreciate them.

Tell yourself you're lucky, and list the reasons why.

Take time to listen after you say, "How are you?"

Park in the last row of the parking lot and walk to your destination instead of fighting for the front row.

Strike up a conversation with a complete stranger.
Give the gift of yourself

and your time. There are countless ways you can do it. And ... you will be amazed at what you get in return.

Commitment ...10 Steps

1. Commitment is enthusiasm... The first step to meeting any challenge. -- Ron Mehl

2. Commitment is trust... Putting ourselves in the hands of God . -- Mother Teresa

3. Commitment is activity... The key of the morning and the bolt at night -- Author unknown

4. Commitment is honesty... Clean your fingers before you point at my spots -- Benjamin Franklin

5. Commitment is risky... This time, like all other times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. Commitment is timely... The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is -- Cline Staples Lewis

7. Commitment is happiness...  Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be -- Abraham Lincoln

8. Commitment is achievement... To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve -- James Allen

9. Commitment is perseverance... An inch of progress is worth a yard of complaint -- Booker T. Washington

10. Commitment is determination... But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint -- Isaiah 40:31

I need peace Lord... deep in my soul.
Sometimes I feel as if I am down in a hole.
It's hard to climb out Lord... when I'm so low and blue,
I realize I should put my dependence in You.
I lie awake at night and can't sleep at all.
Comparing myself to others and feeling so small.
I need a plan, a vision , so, here's what I've decided to do.
I'll be your witness... and I'll go and tell.
I thank you now Lord... knowing things will work out well!

-- B.J. Armstrong