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Quotes October 08, 2018

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

What happens when you intentionally do kind acts for 7 days? Research says that you’ll feel better. Your self esteem will improve. Your social emotions will improve. Why not start today?
Research study: 7 Days of Intentional Kindness
You’re right — they don’t deserve your forgiveness. But you do. What can you forgive yourself for today? “Repeat to yourself: For the ways I have hurt myself through action or inaction, out of fear, pain and confusion, I now extend a full and heartfelt forgiveness. I forgive myself, I forgive myself.”
“The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.”
Theodore Roosevelt
You are one of a kind! Perfectly imperfect worthy of love – particularly your own. This week, let’s focus on self care. The world is a little crazy now. Self Kindness is a must.
Did you really say that? “I’m sorry” works. Now, be kind.
Well, that didn’t work. You’re tried everything. Maybe it’s time to try kindness.
It’s okay to give up for a day or a week. Recharge your mind and heart in the beauty of the world. Everything else can wait.
Have you ever noticed that little gap in between an in breath and an exhale? That is where peace lives with you. You carry peace around with you everywhere you go. No matter what happens today, peace is with you.
Life is exhausting right now. Keep the madness at bay by getting extra rest. Go to bed an hour early. Take a short nap. Rest on your lunch break. Don’t let exhaustion get the best of you.
Sometimes the kindest thing you can do for yourself is to notice the beauty that surrounds you. Conceived in beauty, beauty is your birthright.
You’ve climbed more than your share of high, craggy mountains this week. It is time, now, to be kind to you. Rest. Draw in beauty and love. Focus on peace. Kindness begins in self care.
You are not called to fix the rain or stop the storm. You are called to love, to be kind. After you’ve done what you can, it’s all right to simply watch their storm blow by. Kindness is the storm that will heal the world. Be kind.
After the storm, it’s time to focus on self-care. A kinder world begins with self-kindness.

Quotes October 07, 2018

“We see the beauty within and cannot say no.”
Dave Eggers
“That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.”
Ninon de L’Enclos
Do I love you because you’re beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.
Marie Stopes
“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
Abraham Lincoln
“No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.”
Maeve Greyson
“You should never give up your inner self.”
Clint Eastwood
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich
“Perhaps you are just close to what you have been waiting for all along and ideas start formulating in your mind and advising you to “give up”. Tell them “not me”.”
Israelmore Ayivor
“Let them ridicule you, laugh at you, hurt you & ignore you but never let them stop you.”
Apoorve Dubey 
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
Newt Gingrich
“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
T.F. Hodge
“Never give up. Laugh a lot. Be good to others.”
James Dashner
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut,
This dramatic and turbulent world makes a mockery of our plans and predictions.
Margaret Wheatley,
management consultant

“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”
L.R. Knost

Quotes October 06, 2018

“The only journey is the journey within.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Everyone goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.”
“The most decisive actions of our life… are most often unconsidered actions.”
André Gide
“Life is just a chance to grow a soul.”
A. Powell Davies
“Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.”
LL Cool J
“It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.”
Criss Jami
“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”
Lucille Ball
“No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart.”
Joyce Rupp
“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”
Thomas Szasz
“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make profit is without value.”
Arthur Miller
“I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that.”
Brian McKnight
“Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it.”
Germany Kent
“To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.”
Alex Ebert
“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”
Robert Schuller
“Basically, I was so worried about what everyone else was thinking, I forgot about what I was thinking.”
Lisa M. Cronkhite
“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
Masaru Emoto
“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.”
Charles Xavier
“When you’re feeling lost, take heart. It’s just your brain gathering the information it needs to make good decisions.”
Josh Kaufman
“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
Erol Ozan
“You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else will follow.”
Charles de Lint
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
“Life’s burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.”
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
Bertrand Russell
“When all else is lost, the future still remains.”
Christian Nestell Bovee
“You just decide what your values are in life and what you are going to do, and then you feel like you count, and that makes life worth living. It makes my life meaningful.”
Annie Lennox
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
Nora Roberts
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
“Getting lost is just another way of saying ‘going exploring.”
Justina Chen Headley
“Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.”
Anne Wilson Schaef

Quotes October 05, 2018


Quotes October 04, 2018

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm
Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity comes from trust. trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Rita Mae Brown
I’m experimental by nature… always exploring my creativity
Christina Aguilera
The thing about creativity is, people are going to laugh at it. Get over it.
Twyla Tharp
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath
Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.
Dee Hock
Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
Dorothy Parker
Creative isn’t the way I think, it’s the way I like to live.
Paul Sandip
Creativity requires input, and that’s what research is. You’re gathering material with which to build.
Gene Luen Yang
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
Donatella Versace
The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.
Bob Iger
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
Pablo Picasso
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
Eric Hoffer
Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.
Torrie T. Asai
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams
The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
Deepak Chopra
Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
Rollo May
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent van Gogh
Creativity is nothing but the way to solve new problems.
Diana Santos

Quotes October 03, 2018

“Where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which, no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.”
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga
“The fountain of beauty is the heart and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.”
Francis Quarles
“You are not born with beauty, your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner beauty is more important than how people see you on the outside.”
Emily Coussons
“Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.”
Mandy Hale
“Some of us teach ourselves and our children to love the superficial outer; our looks, hair, skin, clothes rather than the greater beauty that resides within whereas it is that inner beauty that really defines you and who you truly are.”
Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
“Beauty is but a lease from nature.”
Edward Counsel, Maxims
“Beauty – in projection and perceiving – is 99.9 percent attitude.”
Grey Livingston
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

“Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.”
C. JoyBell C.
“Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life you will never be able to grow into your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow.”
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
Charles Darwin
“If time flies when you’re having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don’t think you’re having enough.”
Jef Mallett
“No use thinking of the past for its gone, don’t think of the future because it has to come, think of the present because thats where you are.”
Kazi Shams
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
“Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst.”
William Penn
“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
Jim Rohn
“Your time is the one thing you can’t pawn off on somebody else. What do you want to be doing? Are you doing it?”
Anita Dhake
“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.”
“Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.”
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away

Quotes October 02, 2018

Today I escaped from the crush of circumstances, or better put, I threw them out, for the crush wasn’t from outside me but in my own assumptions.”
Marcus Aurelius
“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace. Spirit says, ‘Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”
Marianne Williamson
Your energy is a valuable resource; distribute it wisely.
Jay Samit,
digital media innovator
In time of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power.
Muriel Rukeyser,
“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.”
Oprah Winfrey
“You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like hell. You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you anxious. And you are amazing for trying and holding on no matter how hard life gets.”
You have to find something. Something that anchors you, something that keeps you looking forward. Even on the bad days, the days when you’re tempted to look back.

Quotes October 01, 2018

Courtesy of theCHIVE

In 2008, the 90’s felt like “the 90’s”. It’s 2018 and the 2000’s don’t feel like “the 2000’s”, they just make you go “Holy shit that was 10 years ago?”
If salt is supposed to repel ghosts and demons, then the ocean must be the least haunted place on Earth.
It’s ironic how bedhead can make you look homeless.
We’ve created a culture that pressures people so much that they feel the need to go into work with the flu…which is a contagious illness.
Jenga is kinda the opposite of Tetris
If salt is supposed to repel ghosts and demons, then the ocean must be the least haunted place on Earth.
Surgery is just basically stabbing someone to life.
Puberty is just forced updates.
Women must find Dad jokes attractive, or they’d be known as bachelor jokes.
It’s weird to think that night time is the natural state of the universe and daytime is only caused by a nearby, radiating ball of flame.
Whoever got the contract to supply Amazon with cardboard boxes is doing pretty well.
The difference between a scary movie and a scary book is that in a movie you see someone elses fears, while reading a book you imagine your own deepest fears.
A chicken burrito is just a breakfast burrito that was allowed to grow up.
Going to bed without having to set an alarm is one of the most satisfying feelings ever.
Pirates have always seemed good about employing people with physical disabilities.
Fishing is only relaxing because fish don’t scream like hell when pulled out of the water.
At some point in history, the idea of recording a sound must have seemed as intangible as recording a smell seems now.
Death would be infinitely scarier if it only happened to some people and not others.
A smart refrigerator isn’t one with screens, cameras, and wifi. It’s one that knows to dim the light when you open it at 3 a.m.

Quotes September 30, 2018

One must love humanity in order to penetrate into the unique essence of each individual: no one can be too low or too ugly.
Georg Buchner,
The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away,. There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.”
John Connolly
“Empathy comes from the Greek empatheia – em (into) and pathos (feeling) – a penetration, a kind of travel. It suggests you enter another person’s pain as you’d enter another country, through immigration and customs, border crossing by way of query: What grows where you are? What are the laws? What animals graze there?”
Leslie Jamison
“We have to teach empathy as we do literacy.”
Bill Drayton
“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.”
Emma Goldman
“Sit with me, and I’ll not be alone.
Hold my hand, and I’ll not feel alone.
Cry with me, and I’ll no longer suffer alone.”
Richelle E. Goodrich
“There is no small act of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
“I learned pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can’t be learnt in lecture halls.”
Lionel Blue
“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals.“
Leo Tolstoy
“Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.”
Jane Austen
“Though sympathy can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.”
Bram Stoker

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.”
Victor Hugo
“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”
Dorothy Ferguson

“Show your compassion to people in their lifetime; no amount of your tears can serve as compensation when their coffins are lowered!”
“If you truly have compassion in your heart, show it by keeping your doubts to yourself and sharing your hope with those who love change!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Quotes September 29, 2018

Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.
The Good Vibe
Don’t measure my intelligence on your ability to understand me.
We all eat lies when our hearts are hungry.
The Unbound Spirit
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
Bob Marley
Be with someone who understands how rare your love is.