my thoughts and observations
Confessions of a realistic Pollyanna
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Things I could not have said better myself
There is no better exercise for the heart then reaching out and lifting others up
— Paraphrase of John Holmes
Remember to look up at the stars, and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe. exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up.
Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Nothing. Not career, not wealth. not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we are going to survive with dignity.
Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.
--Rachel Marie Martin
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
It is not our job to tougher our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world less cruel and less heartless.
-- LR Knost
In each of us, there is a little voice that knows exactly which way to go.
If you never heal from what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who did not cut you
When love is the way, poverty would become history. When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way, we will lay our swords and shields by the riverside, to study war no more. When love is the way, there's plenty of room for God's children.
--Archbishop Michael Curry
You can be both a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
Look at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we had when we created them.
Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.
Logic will get you from A to B. Creativity will get you everywhere.
"A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it". Albert Einstein
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you mist keep moving forward.- Paraphrase of Albert Einstein.
I abide by the theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. It may not be true, but why take the chance. Author unknown.
I am not over weight. I am chocolate enriched. Author unknown.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was merely a lesson- not a life sentence--
From the web site www.tinybuddha.com
The Fear is Real, but so is Hope- as seen in a store window in Newtown.
Never look back, it stops us from looking forwards-- Bette Midler
“I think it pi**es God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be Yourself- Everyone else is taken- Oscar Wilde
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humour to lighten the burden of your tender heart. --Maya Angelou
Love Greater Than Hate
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear
--Martin Luther King Junior
How to live one's life
Lets stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another
--The Trevor Project
(On the politics of fear and division) Fear doesn't make us safer. It makes us weaker.--Rt. Hon Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
On being yourself
Don't worry if you are making waves simply being yourself. The moon does it all the time--Scott Stabile
The Road to Success
The Road to Success is always under construction- Lily Tomlin
When the past calls, let it go to Voicemail. It has nothing new to say- Mandy Hale
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