Welcome to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote. See today's daily inspirational quotes below.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friday, December 31, 2010

Celebrate Endings


The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
- John Galsworthy

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump


Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- jlh

Cheer for endings -- whether goals have been met or not -- whether the ending is tidy or ragged. Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity nor the incentive to think new thoughts, and to begin great new projects.

Further reading: You have not been abandoned

Fear of the Unknown

Fear is a Bully

Happy Quotes about Life
Inspirational Pictures
Sayings about Life
Empowering Quotes
Strong Quotes

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happiness - Life Purpose


True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent.
- jlh


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Try harder or try something new?

Make Your Life an Adventure

Choose Courage

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Forgiveness is an act of self-love. - don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is an act of self-love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope


Forgiveness of everybody, especially yourself, for every action, is your path to happiness. Resentments and regrets cause suffering. Forgiveness and gratitude make life joyful. It is that basic.

It is not always easy to forgive, but make the effort again and again. Nothing else you can ever do in life will repay you as richly as forgiving and loving those you have called enemy.

Affirmation: I forgive everyone, especially myself, for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.

Further reading: Renewal and Rebirth - The Great Cycle

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

The Power of Cooperation

Upgrade Your Life with Positive Thinking

Need For Approval

Forgiveness Quotes
Move On Quotes
Quotes about Not Giving Up
Quotes about Missing Someone
Life Lesson Quotes
Quotes about Moving On and Letting Go

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Find Joy in Nature


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse


Whenever you find yourself sad, spend time alone with nature. Go to the ocean. Go to the woods. Go to a garden. Go to a park. Breathe in the outdoors. Breathe in the peace. Breathe in the clean air that is without fears, without needs, without expectations.

Read: How to be Happy with Yourself

Explore the inspirational and motivational quotes at www.DreamThisDay.com

Read my articles at www.sail7.com

Read the Daily Inspirations you may have missed at www.jlhuie.com (Over 2000 Daily Inspirations)

Further reading: What I Know - What I Don't Know

I Say NO - I Say YES

What is a "Happy Day"

Picture Quotes

Monday, December 27, 2010

Love ... waits to be accepted. - Rabindranath Tagore


Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore


Be open to the goodness of life - even in the midst of apparent adversity.

Further reading: What`s in a Name?

Honor all children.

Beware of mind fog

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
Quotes about Living Life to the Fullest
Quotes about Life Lessons
Amazing Quotes
Being Yourself Quotes
Inspirational Quotes

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The trick is growing up without growing old. - Casey Stengel


The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.
- Walt Disney

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden


Think young. Act young. Be young.

Further reading: Never stop learning

The power of laughter

Deflect the blows of life

How to Build Self Esteem

Growing Up Quotes
New Beginnings Quotes
Sad Quotes about Life
Giving Up Quotes
Karma Quotes
Funny Quotes

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.


Christmas ... is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss


Have a Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year.

Further reading: Happy Birthday Jesus

We are all of one body

Miracles

Quotes to Live by
Move On Quotes
Inspirational Words
Sad Quotes
Good Quotes

Friday, December 24, 2010

Choose your own life


To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White


Choose your own life. Live your own life. Be kind and generous.

[Today's picture: Unlike gray pelicans, white pelicans "follow the flock," and are virtually never seen alone.]

Further reading: How to Be Happy in Life

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is

How to Love Yourself

How to Build Self Esteem

Inspirational Quotes
Relationship Quotes
Deep Quotes
Encouraging Quotes
Inspirational Sayings

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman - John Quincy Adams


Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain


Like the berries in the snow in today's picture, overcome obstacles -- grow and bloom anyway.

Further reading: Perseverance

Plan and Take Action

Motivation

How to Gain Self Confidence

How to Feel Better About Yourself

How to Find Yourself - How to Be Yourself

Quotes about Overcoming Obstacles
Quotes about Life Lessons
Quotes about Being Strong
Amazing Quotes
Never Give Up Quotes
Quotes about Letting Go
Growing Up Quotes

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Trust your own inner beauty.

Further reading: How to Build Self Esteem

How to Feel Good About Yourself

How to Love Yourself

Inner Beauty Quotes
Encouraging Sayings
Relationship Quotes
Quotes about Friendship
Famous Life Quotes and Sayings
Feel Good Quotes
Quotes about Hard Times

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Peace comes from within - Buddha


Peace comes from within.
Do not seek it without.
- The Buddha

Choose Inner Peace
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply. Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action - from a peaceful heart.

Further reading: Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Bring peace into moments of chaos

At the center of your being you have the answer

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, December 19, 2010

When one door closes another opens. - Helen Keller

When one door closes another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully, upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller


There is opportunity in every trouble.

Further reading: Be creative today

Steve Jobs Three Rules of Life

Do what you fear

Heroes

Quotes about Confidence

Quotes about Life Lessons

Life Quotes and Sayings

Relationship Quotes

Saturday, December 18, 2010

There are many answers you have received but have not yet heard. - A Course In Miracles


There are many answers you have received but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus


Let today be a day to open your eyes to the unfamiliar and the hidden.

Further reading: Where are you going?

What is your attention focused on?

How to ask better questions

Inspirational Quotes for Women

Quotes that Make You Think

Philosophical Quotes

Wise Quotes

Friday, December 17, 2010

My Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius 

 This above all, to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare 

 If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 

 Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. - St Francis of Assisi

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays to All


May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Guide our feet into the way of peace.
- Luke 1:79

You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44


May you be joyful. May peace be with you. Pass the peace to all those around you.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Think Positive, Act Positive, Believe Positive


Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right.
- Henry Ford


To stay positive, think positive, act positive, and believe positive.

Read my article How to Stay Positive
www.dreamthisday.com/how-to-stay-positive




Reduce your stress and increase the joy you find in everyday life with my book 100 Secrets for Living a Life You Love.
www.dreamthisday.com/secrets-life-love



Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

How to be Positive Around Negative People

Positive Quotes

Positive Thinking Quotes

Positive Affirmations

Positive Attitude Sayings

Amazing Quotes to Live By

Life Purpose Quotes

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Master Self-Motivation


Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


When you get motivated, you can accomplish almost anything. You can get motivated to lose weight, to exercise, to study, or to do almost anything else that is truly important to you.

The keys to self-motivation are...

  • Understand Your Life Purpose
  • Choose Your Priorities
  • Visualize Success
  • Write Down your plan, dates, milestones
  • Begin Now - Never Quit
  • Celebrate Your Victories
  • Use Your Support Network
  • Build Your Self-Confidence

Read my full article How to Get Motivated at
www.how-to-self.com/get-motivated

Further reading: Motivational Quotes

Quotes on Attitude

Can Do Quotes

Quotes about Choices

Courage Quotes

No Fear Quotes

Never Give Up Quotes

Monday, December 13, 2010

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live life full out! Why do less?

* Today's picture has words and calligraphy by my dear friend Mary Anne Radmacher and art by my wife Suze Stewart Huie

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today is a gift


Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Inuit Saying

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- jlh


Give thanks for today.

Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

How to Sleep Better Tonight

How to Stop Worrying

Saturday, December 11, 2010

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein


In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- jlh


Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.

Further reading: New Beginnings: A Time to Begin Anew Six Ways to End Bickering About Money

Beyond the Grief of Divorce - 7 Steps Toward New Beginnings

Friday, December 10, 2010

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. - Henry Ford


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- jlh


Circumstances don't defeat you - you defeat yourself when you give up.

Further reading: 9 Secrets for Living a Happier Life

A life of happiness requires a plan and it requires action

How To Be Happy Today And Prepare For Tomorrow

Never Give Up Quotes

Quotes about Overcoming Adversity

Quotes about Being Strong

No Fear Quotes

Mottos to Live By

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- jlh


Smile. Today would be a wonderful day not to take life so seriously. Today may end up the way you prefer - and it may not. Happiness is not about being a winner - it's about being gentle with life - being gentle with yourself. Let life be a dance, and choose the kind of dance you want for today - perhaps a gentle loving dance.

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. - Louisa May Alcott


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway (attributed)


Dream, Take Action, Repeat.

Further reading: This Above All, to Thine Own Self Be True

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

May your season shine with delight and surprise.


May your season shine with delight and surprise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


As the wheel turns, and another year draws toward a close, ask yourself...
What is the single most important thing you will focus on completing before year's end?

Further reading: Steve Jobs Three Rules of Life

Take Time For Yourself

New Beginnings: A Time to Begin Anew

Monday, December 6, 2010

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. - John D. Rockefeller


Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Always do what you are afraid to do.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker


Is your life "good enough" but not GREAT? What choices can you make TODAY to begin to make your life great?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 

  You don't have the power to make life "fair," but you do have the power to make life joyful. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Quiz: Someone steps on your toe. Do you... 1. Yell, curse, and complain that your day is ruined? 2. Figure "that's life," and make the conscious choice to enjoy your day? 

 Further reading: The Cab Ride 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. - William Arthur Ward

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Let today be a day to relax and dance lightly with life.

Further Reading: 12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart?

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. -William James

Quotes about Balance in Life

Powerful Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Respect Quotes

Clever Quotes

Hilarious Quotes

Sarcastic Quotes

Friday, December 3, 2010

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly - Antoine de Saint-Exupery


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
- Thomas Carlyle

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anaïs Nin


We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see, or fear we will see.
- jlh

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -- not from the mind. - Sheri Rosenthal

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -- not from the mind. 
- Sheri Rosenthal 

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz
(this is the second of his Four Agreements)

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else - Forgiving is your gift to yourself - a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- jlh


Today's affirmation: I forgive everyone, especially myself, for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.

Read Sheri Rosenthal's article Practical Forgiveness

Further reading: Forgiveness and Acceptance, Another Look at the Challenges

Forgive and Forget? Can You Really Lift Your Burden of Resentments?

We are most like God when we forgive

Forgiveness is Essential to a Great Relationship

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I get by with a little help from my friends. - John Lennon


I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

Be careful the friends you choose - for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous


Let today be a day to be grateful for all the friends who helped you along the road of life.

Further reading: How to Cope with Loneliness

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Some people move our souls to dance - Flavia Weedn