Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.
The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give.
first lady, diplomat and activist
“Every man that goes into the wood seems to be the first man that ever went into a wood….I feel a pain of an alien world or I am cheered with the moist, warm, glittering, budding, and melodious hour that takes down the narrow walls of my soul and extends its life and pulsation to the very horizon. That is Morning. To cease for a bright hour to be a prisoner of this sickly body and to become as large as the World.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, March 27, 1838
Get the facts first. You can distort them later.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy, is that they always see: the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
When your relationships work, you work.
Gary John Bishop
You either get better or you get bitter. Its that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive the week.
If you have never experienced the dangers of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people around the world.
If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost 3 billion people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish some place, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over 2 billion people in the world who cannot read anything at all.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
Apologies don’t mean anything if you keep doing what you’re sorry for.
Don’t fake being okay. You only hurt yourself. Be real with that you are going through, just don’t let it consume you. Find balance.
Never apologize for saying why you feel. That’s like saying your sorry for being real.
Two things prevent us from happiness: living in the past and observing others.
Your beliefs don’t make you a better person; your behavior does…