There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
explorer and writer
Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.
writer and composer
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck,
Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the sail, so that when the wind comes we can catch it.
Too many people undervalue what they are and overvalue what they’re not.
Pay more attention to what someone is doing than to what they are saying. Talk might thrill, but action reveals.
As long as you are standing, give a hand to those who have fallen.
Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.
Truth is like a surgery. It huts but cures.
Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton: No Man Is an Island
You have to be odd to be number one.
It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall,
Don’t climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains so that you can see the world.
You were born to be real not to be perfect.
The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find.
You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.
Life is a series of tiny little miracles.
There is no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
No one is you and that is your power.
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.
George W. Russell
“Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye.”
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost, Act 2, Scene 1
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
“Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”
“In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.”
“Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.”
“Beauty and folly are generally companions.”
“Plainness has its peculiar temptations quite as much as beauty.”
“No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.”
“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’”
Joel Osteen, ‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential’
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber, ‘Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul’
“Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”
Tori Amos, ‘Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel’
“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.”
“Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated.”
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”
Shannon L. Alder
“It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else”
“We teach people how to treat us.”
When I was growing up, my parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters, ‘Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.’
Courtesy of theCHIVE
It’s weird to think that nighttime is the natural state of the universe and daytime is only caused by a nearby, radiating ball of flame.
If you run at 11pm you are a night person. If you run at 5am you are a morning person. If you run at 3am you are a suspicious person.
Knowledge is knowing that you can carry all of the groceries in at once. Wisdom is making multiple trips so that by the time you are done, other family members have put away most of the groceries.
The world would be a much thinner place if food was priced per calorie.
Your dog thinks “fetch” is a game that the two of you made up, and he loves you for that.
It’s a good thing dogs can’t use phones or they’d file missing persons reports all day long.
Dogs who grab the paper in the morning probably think they have a huge responsibility, and watching their owners read it afterwards must make them feel so great.
If you raise your children, you spoil your grandkids. If you spoil your children, you raise your grandkids.
It’s weird that being a good dad and great father are highly praised but little boys who play with baby dolls are made fun of.
US Military Careers Reasons to re-inlist
By Rod Powers
Yesterday sucked, today sucked, tomorrow is going to suck, and this seems to be a pretty solid forecast for the rest of my enlistment.
Spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year training for something that there is a 99.9% chance that we will never do.
WWWDWOA? (what would we do without acronyms?)
Taking simple daily tasks and breaking them down into nuclear physics before doing them.
If I got out, I would surely miss the idea of waking up every morning for a “meeting”.
Getting to eat meat that comes in boxes labeled ” not fit for human consumption” and “for institutional use only.”
Waking up every morning and going to “staff meeting” where a piece of paper is read to me even though it is posted on the wall and on the offices internet, both of which I have access to. I guess I can’t read.
Going to medical complaining of severe heart and chest pain and being told to come back during “sick-call” the next day.
I love the fact that my opinion has about as much influence as my sister’s pet iguana’s.
You do not have to respect the person, you have to respect what they wear on their collar or sleeve.
I love the fact that the military wonders why we have so many people around the world that hate our country. I am sure that us being bullies and telling the world what they can and cannot do, then ignoring those rules ourselves has nothing to do with it.
When you get out you will only be 38-40. You still have your entire life ahead of you. Yeah, okay, I want my life to start at 38.
Is that local time or Zulu?
Why did our parents even bother giving us first names?
IN what other job can you do things NOT the RIGHT WAY, but the “MILITARY WAY”?
Who really wants to have any control over their life anyway?
Because only during magic shows and military working hours are the rules of logic suspended.
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