Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of…
That’s what people do who love you.
They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.
( Deb Caletti )
Those who gossip to you, will gossip about you.
If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.
( Sue Monk Kidd )
I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud.
And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realise that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes.
I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact colour of the sky right now.
I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.
( Shauna Niequist )
All kids used to have a playroom when they were growing up.
It was called ‘outside’.
Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn’t yours.
But grief comes from losing something you’ve already had.
( Jodi Picoult )
One day I’ll tell my daughter a story about a dark time, the dark days before she was born, and how her coming was a ray of light.
We got lost for a while, the story will begin, but then we found our way.
( Nick Flynn )
Well, sometimes I worry that my whole life will be based about what’s comfortable and easy.
I’ll care too much about what makes me feel good to ever really reach for anything.
And then I worry that even if I do, I won’t succeed.
( Julia Hoban )
At the end of the day.
If you know in your heart you made someone’s day just a little better.
You know you had a good day.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins.
Everything living has a rhythm.
Do you feel your music?
( Michael Jackson )
Now’s the time to take a chance, come on we’ve got to make a stand.
What do we have to lose.
The choice is in our hands.
( Selena Gomez )
I like to believe that you don’t need to reach a certain goal to be happy.
I prefer to think that happiness is always there, and that when things don’t go the way we might like them to, it’s a sign from above that something even better is right around the corner.
( David Archuleta )
You stay safe.
You laugh and cry and struggle and sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed.
( Carrie Ryan )
I was lost yesterday, I am found today and I will be forgotten tomorrow.
( Santosh Kalwar )
I am almost a hundred years old, waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning.
There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes?
I know you are unable to imagine this.
Nevertheless, I can tell you that you will awake someday to find that your life has rushed by at a speed at once impossible and cruel.
The most intense moments will seem to have occurred only yesterday and nothing will have erased the pain and pleasure, the impossible intensity of love and its dog-leaping happiness, the bleak blackness of passions unrequited, or unexpressed, or unresolved.
( Meg Rosoff )
I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.
I woke and I saw that life is all service.
I served and I saw that service is joy.
( Kahlil Gibran )
A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back.
You just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
( Jodi Picoult )
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
( Helen Keller )
I’m going to enjoy every second.
And I’m going to know I’m enjoying it while I’m enjoying it.
Most people don’t live, they just race.
They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through.
And then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn’t make any difference whether they’ve reached the goal or not.
( Jean Webster )
It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
( Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. )
There are times in our lives when we have to realise our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it.
But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.
( Eleanor Brown )
True courage is about facing life without flinching.
I don’t mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end.
I’m talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right.
( Robin Hobb )
Sometimes it’s worse for us human beings to lose something dear to us than never to have had it at all.
( Jostein Gaarder )
The point of simple living for me has got to be a soft place to land.
A wide margin of error.
Room to breathe.
Lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day.
( Leo Babauta )
I do not forget any good deed done to me and I do not carry a grudge for a bad one.
( Viktor E. Frankl )
Where am I?
Who am I?
How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And if I am compelled to take part in it, where is the director?
I want to see him.
( Soren Kierkegaard )
If you just go with the flow, no matter what weird things happen along the way, you always end up exactly where you belong.
( Tom Upton )
Our heart decides who we want in our life.
But our behaviour decides who will stay in our life.
But I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either.
Life is just supposed to make you feel.
( Gloria Naylor )
Life is short.
Break the rules, forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
How many times have you tried to talk to someone about something that matters to you, tried to get them to see it the way you do?
And how many of those times have ended with you feeling bitter, resenting them for making you feel like your pain doesn’t have any substance after all?
( Michael Marshall Smith )
I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me.
I’m too busy loving the people who love me.
Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
( Oscar Wilde )
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
There’s always another storm.
It’s the way the world works.
Snowstorms, rainstorms, windstorms, sandstorms, and firestorms.
Some are fierce and others are small.
You have to deal with each one separately, but you need to keep an eye on what’s brewing for tomorrow.
( Maria V. Snyder )
Love arrives, and in its train come ecstasies.
Old memories of pleasure.
Ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity.
In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave.
And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be.
Yet it is only love which sets us free.
( Maya Angelou )
To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents.
What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.
( Winston Churchill )
People don’t like to think.
If one thinks, one must reach conclusions.
Conclusions are not always pleasant.
( Helen Keller )
When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.
( Mary Oliver )
You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else.
And that in my view is a serious illness.
God chose you to be different.
Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?
( Paulo Coelho )
Slow down and enjoy life.
It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast.
You also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
( Eddie Cantor )
Those who want much are always much in need.
( Horace )
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy.
But in passing it over, he is superior.
( Sir Francis Bacon )
Failure seldom stops you.
What stops you is the fear of failure.
( Jack Lemmon )
Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
( Dinah Shore )
Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching.
Sing like nobody’s listening.
No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong.
( James Leo Herlihy )
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
( Norman Schwarzkoff )
Celebrate the happiness friends are always giving.
Make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
( Amanda Bradley )
He is a good man who is not ashamed to admit he does not know.
A real friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be on your way down.
( Wayne Dyer )
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
( Eric Hoffer )
Never bend your head.
Hold it high.
Look the world in the eye.
( Helen Keller )
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
( W. M. Lewis )
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems.
But it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
( Herm Albright )
God doesn’t plan to judge a man till the end of his days, so why should you or I?
Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back.
( W. K. Hope )
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
( Helen Keller )
We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking.
Only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
( Charles C. West )
Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary.
Choosing a school, choosing a career, getting married, having kids.
All those things are scary.
If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile.
( Paul Tornier )
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled.
Through sickness we recognise the value of health.
Through evil, the value of good.
Through hunger, the value of food.
Through exertion, the value of rest.
Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
( Vesta M. Kelly )