“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
“Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.”
William James, The Principles of Psychology
“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.”
If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes — as long as one knew where to look for it.
“Nothing is more becoming to the mind than its own natural manner; from this proceeds its ease, its grace, and all its powers, whether real or apparent. All constraint injures it to force its springs, destroys it. We all carry about us indices of our destiny; these must not be effaced, but watched, if our career is not to be a miserable failure.”
He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.
Courtesy of John Connolly’s A Time of Torment:
Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding-ring!
Colley Cibber (1671–1757), The Double Gallant
It was the kind of bar where everybody knew your name, as long as your name was “Motherf’r.”
The four ages of man, as far as Williamson was concerned, were confusion, anger, complacency, and grumpiness, but it was important to embrace them in the right order.
We are excited to welcome Author & Speaker Opal Singleton to Anchorage this August! Opal is one of the leading voices in the areas of human trafficking and sexual slavery. She is the author of “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” and the CEO of Million Kids.
Priceless is an anti-sex trafficking organization based in Anchorage, Alaska that walks with victims to find new life while meeting practical needs.