“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon–instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955
Life is not discovery of fate; it is continuous creation of future, through choices of thoughts, feelings and action in the present.
“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living
“Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything…we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to realize it as such.”
Henry Miller, The Henry Miller Reader
Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“Your face will change. Your body will change. The only kind of beauty that endures is the kind that lives in your heart.”
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time Just let your pile of good things grow.
Everyone wants the truth but no one wants to be honest.
Maturity is not when we start speaking big things. It’s when we start understanding small things…
Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self respect is everything.