Quotes July 01, 2017

Beauty gets attention, but personality gets the heart.
Xcash Anthony

“Would all, who cherish such wild wishes, but look around them, they would oftenest find their sphere of duty, of prosperity, and happiness, within those precincts, and in that station where Providence itself has cast their lot. Happy they who read the riddle without a weary world-search, or a lifetime spent in vain!”
Nathaniel Hawthorne
“There are jobs, there are chores, and there is work.”
Donald Hall, Life Work
Jonathan Haidt writes that his old friend Greg called him. Greg’s wife Amy had left him for another man, a psychopath, and taken with her the couple’s two young daughters. Eventually the couple divorced, and Greg got custody, but his whole life was overturned. Haidt writes:
“And then Greg said something so powerful that I choked up. Referring to the often sad and moving solo that is at the heart of many operas, he said: ‘This is my moment to sing that aria. I don’t want to, I don’t want to have this chance, but it’s here now, and what am I going to do about it? Am I going to rise to the occasion?’”
Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis

“When asked, “What disturbs him now about himself?” E. B. White answered, ‘I am bothered chiefly by my little fears that are the same as they were almost 70 years ago. I was born scared and am still scared. This has sometimes tested my courage almost beyond endurance.’”
E.B. White, quoted in “Notes and Comment by Author,” by Israel Shenker, New York Times, July 11, 1969
“No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.”
Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson
Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.
Wes Angelozzi

Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day. It takes a lot of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
Never give upon something you can’t go a day without thinking about.

It’s going to be hard but hard is not impossible.
Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday, it will definitely destroy your wonderful today and ruin great tomorrow.
As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.