It’s not to anybody’s best interest to think about how they will be perceived tomorrow. It hurts you in the long run.
“We all know people…who are at loggerheads with existence; unhappy people who never get what they want; are baffled, complaining, who stand at an uncomfortable angle when they see everything askew. There are others again who, though they appear perfectly content, seem to have lost all touch with reality. They lavish all their affections upon little dogs and old china. They take interest in nothing but the vicissitudes of their own health and the ups and downs of social snobbery. There are, however, others who strike us, why precisely it would be difficult to say, as being by nature or circumstances in a position where they can use their faculties to the full upon things that are of importance. They are not necessarily happy or successful, but there is a zest in their presence, an interest in their doings. They seem to be alive all over.”
Virginia Woolf, The Narrow Bridge of Art
Once I knew the depth of where no hope was and darkness lay on the face of things. Then love came and set my soul free.
Stop expecting others to act first, be the one who makes a positive change.
What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the only prayer you ever say is “Thank you,” that will be enough.
“If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom
Stop telling me not to burn bridges. Some bridges are meant to be burned; some roads are never meant to be traveled again.
Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine.
If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.
A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world couldn’t obtain.