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

Friday, September 30, 2011


Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- jlh

Further reading: How to Think Positive

Feeling Sorry for Yourself?

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living



Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Things Divine

These are the things I hold divine:
A trusting child's hand laid in mine,
Rich brown earth and wind-tossed trees,
The taste of grapes and the drone of bees,
A rhythmic gallop, long June days,
A rose-hedged lane and lovers' lays,
The welcome smile on neighbors' faces,
Cool, wide hills and open places,
Breeze-blown fields of silver rye,
The wild, sweet note of the plover's cry,
Fresh spring showers and scent of box,
The soft, pale tint of the garden phlox,
Lilacs blooming, a drowsy noon,
A flight of geese and an autumn moon,
Rolling meadows and storm-washed heights,
A fountain murmur on summer nights,
A dappled fawn in the forest hush,
Simple words and the song of a thrush,
Rose-red dawns and a mate to share
With comrade soul my gypsy fare,
A waiting fire when the twilight ends,
A gallant heart and the voice of friends.
- Jean Brooks Burt

Today's affirmation: I appreciate the simple pleasures of life.

Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

Inner Peace

The Secret of Happiness

Rejoice in the way things are

Contented Living

Quotes about Values

Quotes about Simplicity

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

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

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

Choose to follow your heart always.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Further reading: Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Follow Your Heart

Open your heart

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

I do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is great power in daily positive affirmations.
Consider beginning the practice of adopting an affirmation each day.
Use some of my positive affirmations, or let them inspire you to create your own.

Further reading: I follow my own star and my own inner compass.

Take Charge of Your Life

Are your affirmations about your life positive or negative?

Love is the great miracle cure. Louise L. Hay

Quotes about Success

Quotes about Time

Wisdom Quotes

Quotes about Being Yourself

Monday, September 26, 2011


We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney 

 Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - Eleanor Roosevelt The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. - Albert Einstein 

 Curiosity takes courage. The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself. Pay Attention. Appreciate. Listen. Imagine. - Mary Anne Radmacher 

 Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: Need For Approval 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Take Time

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Further reading: Time

Choose Inner Peace

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Say NO to Stress

Quotes about Time

Quotes about Rain

Quotes about Love

Quotes about Laughter

Saturday, September 24, 2011


He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hillary Clinton

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let today be a day to forgive yourself for all the unwise decisions you have ever made - whether investments, purchases, job choices, or relationships.

Further reading: How to get over regrets and resentments

How to Feel Good About Yourself

How to Move On and Let Go


Love All of Life

Beyond the Grief of Divorce - 7 Steps Toward New Beginnings

Regret Quotes

Acceptance Quotes

Friday, September 23, 2011

The World We Leave Our Children

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Our actions today will determine the world we leave our children.

Further reading: Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

The Brick - a story of brotherly love

Search my collection of Inspirational Quotes

Quotes about Children

Legacy Quotes

Quotes about the Future

Quotes about the Earth

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Become a source of love.

Further reading: This is my wish for you...

What is Love?

Coping with Heartbreak

Feeling Used and Left Out

Comforting Quotes

Hope Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Encouraging Quotes

Relationship Quotes

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

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

Further reading: Pay It Forward

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

My Personal Greatest Hero

The Secret of Happiness

Quotes about Service

Quotes about Kindness

Quotes about Compassion

Mother Teresa Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sing Life

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Sing Your Life!

Further reading: 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

Attitude is Everything

What I Know - What I Don't Know

Affirmations of an Inspired Life - Young-Adult Version

Bold Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes

Quotes about Life

Sing Life Quotes

Monday, September 19, 2011


The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Further reading: Celebrating the Small Miracles of Our Life

Regarding gratitude and life

We Attract Abundance when We Ask from a Compassionate Heart

Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Celebration Quotes

Gratitude Quotes

Praise Quotes

Diversity Quotes

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Sunday, September 18, 2011


The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- jlh

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Further reading: Vengeance

Stop Anger Before it Stops You

How to Deal with Anger

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Past - Future

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- jlh

Don't let the past bully the future.
You own the future, the past owns itself,
and you are greater than them both.
- Carly Cermak

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Don't let the past drive life - choose life.
Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- jlh

Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

How to be Successful in Business

Success Tip: Drive Change

Friday, September 16, 2011


One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

How often we fail to appreciate what we have already accomplished. Take a moment, right now, to congratulate yourself on what you have accomplished today, this week, in your lifetime.

Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

How to Live Without Anxiety or Worry

When is Your Best Good Enough?

Gratitude quotes

Perseverance quotes

Courage quotes

Success quotes

Thursday, September 15, 2011


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

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

Relax. Deal with life as it comes with grace and courage.

Further reading: Love All of Life

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Risks Define Life

Positive Quotes

Quotes about Purpose

Quotes about Self Esteem

Quotes about Strength

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- jlh

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

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

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 that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

All good things end - and new good things begin.

Further reading: Renewal and Rebirth - The Great Cycle

Question Your Questions

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

Lessons quotes

Moving On Quotes

my own quotes about moving on

my quotes about endings

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


When It’s Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't Limit Your Challenges... Challenge Your Limits.
- Anonymous

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

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
Only when life is difficult, are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Think Positive

How to Move On and Let Go

Take Charge of Your Life

Monday, September 12, 2011


Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three
universally recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Common sense in an uncommon degree
is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wisdom is really just opening your eyes
to the whole world and having perspective.

Further reading: Assumptions


Truth isn't True. Reality isn't Real.

Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Wisdom Quotes

Quotes that Make You Think

Quotes to Live By

Words of Encouragement

Sunday, September 11, 2011


How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without? - Dwight D. Eisenhower Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. - Epictetus If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother. - Epictetus Remember - but live without fear or hatred. Further reading: How to Stop Worrying What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart? Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Life is Funny

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

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

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Laugh with Life

Lighten Up

Cute Wisdom

Friday, September 9, 2011

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

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

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- jlh

Further reading: De-Stress Your Life

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

Positive Affirmations for Relieving Stress

Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sweet Love Quotes

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be. - Robert Browning 

 Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. - William Shakespeare 

 Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. - Aristotle 

 There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Henry David Thoreau 

 If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange, celebrate your differences - make a great fruit salad. Love isn't about being the same - it's about being sweet with each other. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: What is Love? 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Achieving Your Goals

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson 

 Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. - Louis Pasteur 

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

 What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Henry David Thoreau 

 To live a satisfying life requires two steps... 1. Plan your life goals. 2. Act on your plan - every day. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mastering Time

There is only one time that is important - NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power. - Leo Tolstoy I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time. - the character Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! - Tony Robbins Don't fight against time. Develop a comfort and friendship with time. Time enjoyed is never time wasted. - jlh Further reading: Steve Jobs Three Rules of Life The Secret of Happiness Practice Makes Perfect - Sometimes

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- jlh

Further reading:

A sense of humor

Take Time For Yourself

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

The world is not out to get you. It is very seldom that anyone intends to harm you. When the mail-order company sends you the wrong product, or your friend doesn't return your phone call, it is very unlikely to be malice. People are usually just doing the best they can - in their own fallible human way.

Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat


Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

Saturday, September 3, 2011


What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- jlh

Further reading: You Can't Make Them Change

Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

Feeling Used and Left Out

What is Love?

Family Quotes

Children Quotes

Relationship Quotes

Quotes about Parents

Friday, September 2, 2011

Kick Back

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney Harris

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- jlh

Further reading: Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Time, Like Life Itself, Has No Inherent Meaning

May You Be Blessed

Stress Quotes

Worry Quotes

Be Happy Quotes

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Be Bold

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
- Mark Twain

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- jlh

Further reading: Appreciate the Unexpected

How to Stop Worrying

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher

Later is Never

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