We spend too much time living in the ‘what if’ and need to learn to live in the ‘what is.’
Rev. Leroy Allison
Some people drift through their entire life. They do it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. It happens so gradually they are unaware of how their lives are slipping away until it's too late.
Mary Kay Ash
Going home means getting comfortable being who you are and who your soul really wants to be. There is no strain with that. The strain and tension come when we're not being who our soul wants to be and we're someplace where our soul doesn't feel at home.
Melody Beattie, "Finding Your Way Home"
God loves me enough to let me go through all the lessons I came here to learn, even the ones that hurt the most. His presence doesn't deny me. It's always there to help me see and understand what I came to this planet to learn.
Melody Beattie, "Finding Your Way Home"
Sometimes, we don’t get what we want. . . But this is a benevolent universe. And once in a while, we do.”
Your body is free but your heart is in prison. To release your heart, you simply reverse the process which locked it up. First you begin to listen for messages from your heart—messages you may have been ignoring since childhood. Next you must take the daring, risky step of expressing your heart in the outside world. . . . As you learn to live by heart, every choice you make will become another way of telling your story. . . . It is the way you were meant to exist. If you stop to listen, you’ll realize that your heart has been telling you so all along.
Martha Beck in "Finding Your Own North Star"
You can't have a better past.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
If you're going thru hell, keep going.
No one lives on the top of the mountain. It’s fine to go there occasionally —for inspiration, for new perspectives. But you have to come down. Life is lived in the valleys. That’s where the farms and gardens and orchards are, and where the plowing and the work is done. That’s where you apply the visions you may have glimpsed from the peaks.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
You don't become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something.
Harold S. Kushner in
"When All You Ever Wanted Isn't Enough"
And I leave you now, not with sadness but with satisfaction and joy that we came together and walked, arm in arm, through this brief moment of eternity. Who could ask for more?
Og Mandino in "The Greatest Miracle in the World"
Journey quietly on your pathway to forever with charity & a smile. When you depart it will be said by all that your legacy was a better world than the one you found.
Og Mandino in "The Gift of Acabar"
All of us have been dying, hour by hour, since the moment we were born. Realizing this, let all things be placed in their proper perspective. . . . Remember, it is always later than you think.
Og Mandino in "The Greatest Success in the World"
Each day, silently affirm that you are the type of person with whom you would want to spend the rest of your life.
Don’t get hung up on a snag in the stream, my dear. Snags alone are not so dangerous—it’s the debris that clings to them that makes the trouble. Pull yourself loose and go on.
Anne Shannon Monroe
One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.
Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
There are some kind of men who are so busy worrying about the next life, they've never learned to live in this one.
To Kill a Mockingbird
When we keep looking on the other side of the fence, we step on the flowers on our side.
Never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.
We grow through adversity. We need not seek it out; we can all look back at moments when our lives were in utter chaos, desolation and despair. Growth comes when we respond to adversity by stretching just an edge beyond our talent and experience.
Dr. Robert D. Wald