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

Thursday, May 31, 2012


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

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Stop Anger Before it Stops You

How to Live Without Anxiety or Worry

How to Deal with Anger

Moderating the Anger Response Through Training

Quotes about Anger

Better Quotes

Habit Quotes

Quotes about Hate

Strength Quotes

Hope Quotes

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


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

To be surprised, to wonder,
is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: A Roadmap for a Joyful Life

Planting Seeds

Begin Quotes

Direction Quotes

Shadow Quotes

Dance Quotes

Wind Quotes

Dreams Quotes

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

We're never so vulnerable as when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Great Truths

Fear and Love

Quotes about Paradox

Quotes about Truth

Quotes about Now

Quotes to Live By

Wise Sayings

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. - Anonymous 

 A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. - George William Curtis 

 There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. - Alexander Hamilton 

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Trust in the Light

Grant That I May Radiate

Quotes about Darkness

Quotes about Light

Quotes about Fear

Quotes about Suffering

Quotes about Hate

Inspirational Words

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pay Attention

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

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

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Question Your Questions

Perspective on Tradition

Life is All in the Perspective We Take on It

Quotes about Attention

Quotes about Nature

Quotes about Storms

Quotes about Awareness

Quotes about Life Lessons

Friday, May 25, 2012

Different and yet the Same

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. - Anne Frank

 People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. - Linda Ellerbee 

 Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar. - Theodor Adorno 

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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Choosing to Be Happy

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

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.
- Anne Frank

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

Angry and happy don't mix. Flush out the angry, and the happy has a place to put down roots. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Breaking the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Make Yourself Miserable (satire)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Max Lucado

You change your life by changing your heart. - Max Lucado 

 Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again. - Max Lucado 

 Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. - Max Lucado 

 Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? ― Max Lucado 

 Further reading: Abundance or Scarcity? 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What We Are

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

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

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

Further reading: How to Cope With Life

Break Old Patterns of Action

Positive Attitude Quotes

Quotes about Choices

Become Quotes

Positive Sayings

Empowering Quotes

You Can Do It Quotes

Monday, May 21, 2012


Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. - Joseph Campbell 

 Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. - Ann Landers

 There is no security on this Earth, there is only opportunity. - Douglas MacArthur 

  Today's Affirmation: I am ready and willing to seize the opportunities life offers. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: Later is Never 

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
- Ovid

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Play to win, but be a good loser

Planting Seeds

Quotes about Patience

Never Give Up Quotes

Quotes about Perseverance

Quotes about Hope

Quotes about Lessons

You Can Do It Quotes

Saturday, May 19, 2012


We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Appreciate the Unexpected.
- Anonymous

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Overcome Being Negative

Gratitude for All of Life

Appreciate Quotes

Quotes about Appreciation

Quotes about Beauty

Quotes about Happiness

Everything Happens for a Reason Quotes

Quotes about Forgiveness

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wonder and Mystery

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Quotes about Wonder

Quotes about Mystery

Quotes about Opportunities

Quotes about Understanding

Quotes about Knowledge

Quotes About Success

Why be Reasonable?

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

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Love is a Miracle

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Today... Give thanks for the miracles -
Give thanks for the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Miracles Need Both God and You

Gratitude for All of Life

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Life's Storms

There is no education like adversity. - Benjamin Disraeli 

 Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. - Lord Byron 

 Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to Dance in the Rain. - Vivian Greene

Today's Affirmation: Today is my day to honor my being, release each and every struggle, gather strength from life's storms, relax into the arms of spirit. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: Coping with the Impossible 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coping with Disappointment

Expectations Diminish Joy. - Anonymous 

 Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. - Epicurus 

 The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be. - Fred G. Gosman 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stop Fighting Against Yourself

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Attitude is Everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Today's Affirmation:
I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Further reading: Attitude is Everything

How to Think Positive

Quotes about Stress

Quotes about Thoughts

Quotes about Fighting

Quotes about Negative Thinking


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Further reading: Pay It Forward

Aging With Grace by Dr. David Mokotoff

Saturday, May 12, 2012


If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

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

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today's Affirmation:
Slowly and Deeply, I Inhale a Calming Breath.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Friday, May 11, 2012


When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. - Dale Carnegie Feelings are much stronger than thoughts. We are all led by instinct, and our intellect catches up later. - Bono We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgment of the intellect is only part of the truth. - Carl Jung Further reading: Aesops Fables: The Miller, His Son, and the Ass Master of My Emotions Try Daily Journaling

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

Further reading: Assumptions

Expectations - Demands

How to Forgive and Move On

Understanding Quotes

Understand Quotes

Acceptance Quotes

Compassion Quotes

Buddhist Quotes

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Forgiving others is a gift to yourself,
given not because the other deserves pardon,
but because you deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger,
and from embracing universal forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Deal with Rejection

How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

Quotes about Peace

Words of Comfort

Healing Quotes

Quotes about Strength

Heart Quotes

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
- Meister Eckhart

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Further reading: Yes, YOU Can Be Happy

Unanswered Prayers

Monday, May 7, 2012

Feeling Sorry

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy,
but the worst habit you could possibly have. 
- Dale Carnegie

Love comes to those who still hope
even though they've been disappointed,
to those who still believe
even though they've been betrayed,
to those who still love
even though they've been hurt before.
- Anonymous

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

How to Stop Worrying

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Being Positive

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Further reading: Daily Renewal

Overcome Being Negative

The Golden Rule is Not Always Golden

Positive Quotes about Life

Adversity Quotes

Positive Attitude Quotes

Quotes about Overcoming Obstacles

Positive Quotes

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Forward Together

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. - Ryunosuke Satoro 

 If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. - Henry Ford 

 The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. - George Eliot 

 We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin 

 Further reading: A Roadmap for a Joyful Life 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Encouraging Thoughts

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

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

Further reading: How to Think Positive

Many Paths to Joy and Service

How to Move On and Let Go

Encouraging Quotes

Comforting Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Empowering Quotes

Amazing Quotes

Deep Quotes

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Uplifting Thoughts

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

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

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

Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

How to Stop Worrying

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything you say and do,
is a reflection of the inner you.
- Anonymous

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Further reading: A Roadmap for a Joyful Life

Needing To Feel Needed

Fear and Love

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Apples and Oranges

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 

 I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 Differences challenge assumptions. - Anne Wilson Schaef 

 You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. - Harper Lee 

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

 Further reading: Where Minds and Hearts are Open 

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