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Confidence Illustrations

  • Barber Job Description

    barberHe prunes the foliage on your head
    And trims around the ear
    So you will look respectable
    Wherever you appear.

    With special shears he thins your hair
    Then washes it with soap
    Or uses some restoring stuff
    To give you added hope.

  • Blame

    oscar wildeWhen the English playwright Oscar Wilde arrived at his club late at night after witnessing the first presentation of a play that had been a complete failure, someone asked. "How did your play go tonight, Oscar?

    "Oh," said Wilde, "the play was a great success. The audience was a failure."

  • Childhood Impression

    doorbellI was accompanying my eight-year-old daughter who was selling cookies door-to-door for the Girl Scouts. After visiting several homes, she commented on the different styles of doorbells: some buzzed, some rang, some warbled. We made a game of guessing what the next bell would sound like.

    At the precise moment she touched the doorbell at one house, the church tower began to chime. She wheeled around with a look of amazement on her face. "Now that's a doorbell!"

  • God's Beauty Tips

    butterflyFor attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

    For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.

    To lose weight, let go of stress, hatred, anger, discontentment, and the need to control others.

    To improve your ears, listen to the Word of God.

    For poise, walk with knowledge and self-esteem.

    To strengthen your arms, hug at least 3 people a day; touch someone with your love.

  • In His Hands

    hand man"In His Hands"

    We know not what tomorrow brings although we plan ahead

    For only God alone can know the pathway we must tread.

    We cannot know the future - not one minute nor one hour -

    Each circumstance that we must face lay only in His power.

  • Nerves of Steel

    airplaneMy friend, an ex-Marine Aviator wanted to show off his new twin-engine plane. I was riding along as he put it through its paces.

    Suddenly, we were caught in a violent thunderstorm, with lightning crashing all around us.

    Next, we lost the radio and most of the instruments.

    As we were being tossed around in the sky, George said, "Uh-oh!" Fearing the worst, I asked, "What's wrong now?"

    George replied, "I got the hiccups. Do something to scare me."

  • Parenting Angst

    children4I was leaving for a two-day conference, and my seven-year-old daughter, Katherine, was becoming overly clinging and teary.

    I was mystified at her emotional reaction until I heard her say to my husband,

    "Daddy, I have a loose tooth. If it falls out while Mommy is gone, do you know how to handle this tooth fairy thing?"

  • Psalm 23 Summary

    bible girlA Sunday school teacher asked her class if anyone could quote the entire 23rd Psalm.

    A golden-haired, four-and-a-half-year-old girl was among those who raised their hands. A bit skeptical, the teacher asked if she could really quote the entire psalm. The little girl came to the front of the room, faced the class, made a perky little bow, and said, "The Lord is my shepherd, that's all I want."

    She bowed again and went and sat down.

    That may well be the greatest interpretation of the 23rd Psalm ever heard.

  • Self-Confidence Test

    question markAre you confident in your self-confidence? Try this test.

    First Question: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

    Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

  • Studying

    student1There was a kid taking a Statistics Class in college (STT101). He finished his exam in half the time allotted, and the rest of the time he sat and flipped a coin.

    The teacher asked what he was doing and he said,

    "I'm checking my answers."

  • The Little Voice

    vegasA guy gets home from work one night and hears a little voice. The little voice tells him, "Quit your job, sell your house, take your money, go to Vegas." The man is disturbed at what he hears and ignores the little voice.

    The next day, when he gets home from work, the same thing happens. The little voice tells him, "Quit your job, sell your house, take your money, go to Vegas." Again, the man ignores the little voice, though he is very troubled by the event.

    Every day, day after day, the man hears the same little voice when he gets home from work, "Quit your job, sell your house, take your money, go to Vegas." Each time the man hears the little voice he becomes increasingly upset. Finally, after two weeks, he succumbs to the pressure. He does quit his job, sells his house, takes his money and heads to Vegas.

  • Victory, Faith in God

    desertAn archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a sarcophagus containing a mummy. After examining it, he called the curator of a prestigious natural-history museum.

    "I've just discovered the 3,000 year-old mummy of a man who died of heart failure!" the excited scientist exclaimed.