Life is like a camera…
Focus on what’s important
Capture the good times
Develop from the negatives
And if things don’t work out take another shot
Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you’re in right now.
I don’t have time to hate people who hate me, because I’m too busy loving the people who love me.
Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others, usually spend no time to correct their own.
You never look good trying to make someone else look bad.
And then I realized that to be more alive I had to be less afraid so I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.
You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.
The Devil whispered in my ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”
Life is ironic.
It takes sadness to know what happiness is.
Noise to appreciate silence.
And absence to value presence.
Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.
Life is like a camera…
Let us harness our collective energies to create a culture of peace and a land of prosperity.
Arthur C. Clarke,
writer and inventor
“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.”
Frank A. Clark
Destroy negative thoughts when they first appear. This is when they’re the weakest.
You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.
Don’t save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.
Thomas S. Monson
The sea and wind can at the same time convey my neighbor’s vessel and my own.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
writer and actress
History teaches, but it has no pupils.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making.
writer and social critic
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
If you’re gonna make a change, you’re gonna have to operate from a new belief that says life happens not to me but for me.
REAL TRANSFORMATION requires real honesty. If you want to move forward – get real with yourself.
Starting something new or making a big change requires effort, persistence and motivation…Doubt, fear and worry will only slow you down. Focus on doing your best now and celebrate every step of the way.
The secret of change is to focus all your energy NOT on fighting the old but on BUILDING the new.
“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
Closure happens right after you accept that letting go and moving on is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been.
We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else’s idea of life.
James Van Praagh
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Miguel de Cervantes
Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
Too many critics with no credentials.
Not one drop of my self-worn depends on your acceptance of me.
The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life. You didn’t settle for it.
The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control.
Nothing has happened tomorrow.
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton: No Man Is an Island
You have to be odd to be number one.
It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall,
Don’t climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains so that you can see the world.
You were born to be real not to be perfect.
The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find.
You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.
Life is a series of tiny little miracles.
There is no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
No one is you and that is your power.
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
People who think they’re generous to a fault usually think that’s their only fault.
essayist and drama critic
The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.
I’ve learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell.
Slow down and enjoy yourself a little more, don’t be so serious. Life is not a race.
So thankful my childhood was filled with imagination & bruises from playing outside, instead of apps & how many likes you can get on a selfie.
Life is short
Love is rare
Anger is bad
Fear is awful
Memories are sweet
“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of evil, and have recognized that the wrongdoer has a nature related to my own—not of the same blood or birth, but of the same mind, and possessing a share of the divine. And so none of them can hurt me.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
Proverbs 28:6 (ESV)
Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.
…What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk through the fear and the mess. That’s all any of us can do. That’s what we’re here for.
It’s not your job to like me.
You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful.
I am not a product of my circumstances.
I am a product of my decisions.
You get closest to the truth by not giving it advance warning that you’re coming after it.
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
To try and fail, then try again and fail again, they’ll call you stubborn. To try and fail, then try again and succeed, they’ll call you determined. While they’re busying calling you names, you’re busy improving.
It takes both sides to build a bridge.
I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.
When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.
Your journey has molded you for your greater good. And it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.
Social media is training us to compare our lives, instead of appreciating everything we are. No wonder why everyone is always depressed.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.