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

Thursday, June 30, 2011


You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Training yourself to live in the present -
without regretting the past or fearing the future -
is a recipe for a happy life.
- jlh

Further reading: Expectations

How to Deal with Fear

How to Stop Worrying

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Stop Worry By Using the Qigong Release Exercise

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

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

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

Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your own inner peace.
- jlh

Further reading: How to Forgive and Move On

Practical Forgiveness by Sheri Rosenthal

Why I Choose to Believe that Others are Never the Cause of My Unhappiness

Forgiveness Quotes

Quotes about Letting Go

Quotes about Moving On

Relationship Quotes

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

To live is to choose.
But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Joy is a Choice,
but Not an Easy Choice.
- jlh

Further reading: Joy is a Choice

Make Healthy Choices to Relieve Stress

Choice (Open Mind - Open Heart)

9 Secrets for Living a Happier Life

Monday, June 27, 2011

Just Do Your Best

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

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that
you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

Don Miguel Ruiz: The Wisdom of the Ages in Four Sound-Bites

How to Deal with Rejection

Overcoming Adversity

You Can Do It Quotes

Never Give Up Quotes

Quotes about Strong Women

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Faith plus action becomes unstoppable.

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

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Faith plus action becomes unstoppable.

Further reading: Unanswered Prayers

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect

Perspective on Tradition

Faith Quotes

Spiritual Quotes


Inspirational Poems

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bumpy Ride

Fasten your safety belts, clench your buttocks! It's going be a bumpy ride! - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces. - Bridget Jones Diary (2001) Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down, but in the end the house always wins. Doesn't mean you didn't have fun. - Deconstructing Harry (1997) There is no doubt that life can be a bumpy ride. But so were those roller coasters you loved as a kid. Savor the adventure. Find excitement in the uncertainty and the constant change. Even let a touch of fear add spice to your life - as you did on that roller coaster. Further reading: Celebrate Whimsey Today Joy is a Choice Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now How to Live Without Anxiety or Worry

Friday, June 24, 2011


The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

True love is not possessive.

Further reading: How to Not Care What People Think

How to Keep a Positive Attitude Around Negative People

What is Love?

Thursday, June 23, 2011


A goal is a dream with a deadline.
- Napoleon Hill

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy

Be resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics.
- jlh

If you know what to do to reach your goal, it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor

Further reading: Success Tip: Drive Change

How to be Successful in Business

What is your goal?

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher

Goal Quotes

Positive Quotes

Courage Quotes

Success Quotes

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

Inner peace is a choice - make that choice today.

Further reading: Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

How to Stop Worrying

Positive Affirmations to Relieve Stress

Visit my Thought for the Day blog

Stress Quotes

Inner Peace Quotes

Encouraging Quotes

Empowering Quotes

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The goal of life is
to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.
- Joseph Campbell

When we trust in the natural goodness around us, we open ourselves for the blessings of life to flow toward us.

Further reading: Regarding gratitude and life

Go With the Flow

Overflowing Cup of Tea - Zen Koan

Trust Quotes

Laughter Quotes

Monday, June 20, 2011

Spiritual Love

You know that you have fully experienced love when you turn into love -- that is the spiritual goal of life. - Deepak Chopra 

 The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny. - Deepak Chopra 

 Where there is great love there are always miracles. - Willa Cather 

 Further reading: What is Love? 

  The Dog Who Came to Dinner (an old parable retold)

Sunday, June 19, 2011


When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

Further reading: How to Be Yourself

Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

Gratitude for Parents and Ancestors

My Personal Greatest Hero

Need For Approval

Family Quotes and Sayings

Time Flies Quotes

Work Life Balance Quotes

One-Line Quotes

Saturday, June 18, 2011


The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Comparisons are odious.
- Old English Saying

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

Further reading: my thoughts on ego


On importance - read this first - then this

Respect Quotes

Being Yourself Quotes

Friday, June 17, 2011

Life is a Dance

Your life within God's arms,
Your dance within God's arms,
Is already Perfect!
- Hafiz

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: A List of Gratitudes

Appreciate the Unexpected

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment

Dance Quotes

Music Quotes

Quotes about Being Happy

Quotes to Live By

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Break Through

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply.
And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker,
to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being.
- Bob Proctor

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life
achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

Choose today to break through whatever limits are holding you back from living your greatest life.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Without change, there would be no butterflies.

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Welcome change. Without change, we would always remain caterpillars.
Embrace change. Spread your wings. Fly high and free.

Further reading: Drive Change

Later is Never

How to be Successful in Business

How to Motivate Yourself

Change Quotes

Self Esteem Quotes

Quotes about Life

Courage Quotes

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Renewing Your Happiness

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego.

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

7 Secrets for a Happy Life

Happy Friends, Happy You

Monday, June 13, 2011


We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.
- Katherine Mansfield

Never regret your past. Change your future.

Further reading: You Can't Make Them Change

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

Coping with Heartbreak

How to Love Yourself

No Regrets Quotes

Self Respect Quotes

Being Yourself Quotes

Not Caring What People Think

Sunday, June 12, 2011


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
- Helen Keller

Further reading: How to Gain Self Confidence

How to Move On and Let Go

How to be Positive Around Negative People

Aging With Grace by Dr. David Mokotoff

Optimism Quotes

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Quotes about Life Lessons

Living Life to the Fullest Quotes

Saturday, June 11, 2011


The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

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

School graduation is the beginning, not the end, of true learning.

Further reading: Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

Friday, June 10, 2011


Anger is like a thorn in the heart. - Yiddish Proverb 

 For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it. - English Proverb 

 He who angers you conquers you. - Elizabeth Kenny 

 Being angry harms your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

 Further reading: Stop Anger Before it Stops You 

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Zhuangzi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say,
and what you do are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

You can not find happiness by chasing after it. Happiness comes from doing what you love to do, and from being who you truly are.

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

How to be Happy in Life by Breaking the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Happiness Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Strength Quotes

Perseverance Quotes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Law of Attraction

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

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice,
it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Further reading: Success Tip: Drive Change

The One Big Secret to Making the Law of Attraction Work for You

Attitude is Everything

Law of Attraction Quotes

Change Quotes

Positive Quotes

Courage Quotes

Success Quotes

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. - Mother Teresa 

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

 We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God. - Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

 If you judge people, you have no time to love them. - Mother Teresa 

 We are all different -- and we are all one. Take time to understand, and to appreciate. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Time Flies

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

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

Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Today's affirmation: I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency.

Further reading: Stress-Free Living

Meditation: What? Why? How?

Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

Why be Reasonable?

Time Flies Quotes

Summer Quotes

Meaningful Quotes

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. - Khalil Gibran 

  Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. - George Eliot 

  Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. - Anonymous 

  Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. - Anonymous 

 Further reading: Coping with Heartbreak 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Live Courageously

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow.”
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Live Courageously.

Further reading: Attitude is Everything

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

What If Every Day Were Your Day

Motivational Quotes - Motivational Sayings

Strength Quotes

Perseverance Quotes

Friday, June 3, 2011

Never Give Up on Life

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Never Give Up on Life

Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Practice Makes Perfect - Sometimes

Later is Never

Success Tip: Drive Change

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Live Your Greatest Life

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

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

Live Your Greatest Life

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

How to Think Positive

Take Charge of Your Life

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Take Action - Now

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

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Take Action - Now.

Further reading: How to Motivate Yourself

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Tips for Saving Money while Living Well

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

ACTION - the sixth Point of Simply An Inspired Life
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