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

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Forrest Gump Wisdom

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. - the movie Forrest Gump It happens - Sometimes. - the movie Forrest Gump Momma always said dyin' was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn't. - the movie Forrest Gump My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on. - the movie Forrest Gump May You Always Dance Lightly With Life. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Further reading: Yes, YOU Can Be Happy Play to win, but be a good loser

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Day

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. - Eleanor Roosevelt 

 Every day brings new choices. - Martha Beck 

 Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 Every day is a new day - a day for new beginnings, new dreams, new action - a day for challenge, adventure, and discovery. 
TODAY, what is your goal? What is your dream? What action are you taking to further your goals and dreams? - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen Covey 

 I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo 

 This world is but a canvas to our imagination. - Henry David Thoreau

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. - George S. Patton 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Helen Keller

Helen Keller (June 27, 1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Further reading: Helen Keller Quotes

The Secret of Happiness

Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

What I Know - What I Don't Know

Eleanor Roosevelt

Dalai Lama Quotes

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

Mary Anne Radmacher Quotes

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Growing Together

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

Extend a hand whether or not you know it shall be grasped.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

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

Further reading: Better Than Competition

The Best Leader

Growing up without growing old

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Sayings

Quotes about Being Happy

Deep Quotes

Quotes about Letting Go

Growing Up Quotes

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bill Cosby

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

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

Further reading: Nothing to look forward to

Sunday, June 24, 2012


The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

With courage you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Further reading: Ask Why Not How

Words of Encouragement

Words of Comfort

Uplifting Quotes

Inner Strength Quotes

Compassionate Quotes

Humble Quotes

Saturday, June 23, 2012


The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable
that it is almost an injustice to accept them.
- Rod McKuen

I thank fate for having made me born poor.
Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
- Anatole France

Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts,
even in the most difficult of times.
- Allen Klein

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Further reading: May the road rise up to meet you

Abundance or Scarcity?

How God Works - old story retold

Quotes about Gifts

Quotes about Acceptance


Quotes about Generosity

Quotes about Grace

Quotes about Gratitude

Quotes about Thanks

Friday, June 22, 2012

Life's Rhythm

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Further reading: Choose Inner Peace

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

Rhythm Quotes

Simplicity Quotes

Dancing Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Quotes to Live By

Positive Quotes

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Admire but not Envy

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

We always admire the other person more
after we've tried to do his job.
- William Feather

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Further reading: Humility

Comparisons are Odious

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice)

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
- Celia Thaxter

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
- Hosea Ballou

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
- James Dent

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

Further reading: Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Planting Seeds

The Great Cycle

Summer Quotes

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Quotes about Life Lessons

Amazing Quotes to Live By

Live Life to the Fullest Quotes

Three Word Quotes

Quotes about Life

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Courage and Intent

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

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Further reading: How to Cope

Success Tip: Drive Change

Overcome Being Negative

Courage Quotes

Intention Quotes

Hope Quotes

Inspiring Quotes

Encouraging Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Monday, June 18, 2012

Personal Values

Say NO to the demands of the world. Say YES to the longings of your own heart. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for enough good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama If I try to be like him, who will be like me? - Yiddish proverb Further reading: Honoring Yourself Tending the Garden of Our Lives Life Purpose - another look

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers' Day

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. - Kent Nerburn

 Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful. - William Hurt 

 When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. - 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: What is Love? 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Today is for Living

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 Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called Present. - Anonymous Today is the first day of the rest of your life. - Anonymous Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. - Benjamin Franklin Further reading: Your life has just begun Tomorrow How To Be Happy Today And Prepare For Tomorrow

Friday, June 15, 2012

Normal vs. Bold

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
- Whoopi Goldberg

When you finally accept that it's OK not to have answers
and it's OK not to be perfect,
you realize that feeling confused
is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.
- Winona Ryder

I don't think anyone has a normal family.
- Edward Furlong

Normal is not something to aspire to,
it's something to get away from.
- Jodie Foster

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Why be Reasonable?

Expectations - Demands

Social Obligations

Bold Quotes

Strength Quotes

Quotes about Being Normal

Cheer Up Quotes

Quotes of Encouragement

Uplifting Quotes

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day

The flag represents all the values and the liberties Americans have and enjoy everyday.
- Bill Shuster

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
- Jesse Ventura

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.
- Adrian Cronauer

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Further reading: What a Wonderful World

Many Paths to Joy and Service

Life Purpose - another look

Flag Quotes

Patriotism Quotes

Liberty Quotes

Encouraging Quotes

Determination Quotes

Inspiring Quotes

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Folk Wisdom

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

 I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing. - Buddy Hackett 

 If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. - Abraham Lincoln 

 Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Failure Leads To Success

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy 

 In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail. - Anonymous 

 In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

 Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill

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

Monday, June 11, 2012


This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: 7 Secrets of Happy Couples

What is Love?

Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Small Pleasures

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything. - Norman Lear

It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. - Mary Anne Radmacher

Saturday, June 9, 2012


You Create Your Own Reality. - Anonymous 

 Reality is what you believe it to be. It's what you put your thought and energy into, because your hands physically manifest thought. So your world becomes what you feel and what you think. - Jewel 

 Your thoughts create your reality. Your mind is more powerful than you know. - Neale Donald Walsch

 What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. - don Miguel Ruiz 

 May Your Most Beautiful Dreams Become Your Reality. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: What is Real? 

Friday, June 8, 2012


Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. - Henry David Thoreau 

 A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others. - Chin-Ning Chu 

 Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. - Oprah Winfrey 

 Further reading: Many Paths to Joy and Service 

Thursday, June 7, 2012


There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. - Willa Cather 

 Our stories are the window to our emotions. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 We tell the real truth of our life by the stories we repeatedly tell. - Mary Anne Radmacher 

 The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question. - Stephen Jay Gould 

 Further reading: Lessons in Our Stories Assumptions 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think. - Helen Keller 

 In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 

 To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. - Bono 

 The highest result of education is tolerance. Long ago men fought and died for their faith; but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, - the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren and their rights of conscience. - Helen Keller 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

Breaking the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Peaceful Quotes

Inner Peace Quotes

Other People Quotes

Happy Quotes

Quotes about Smiling

Quotes about Being Yourself

Monday, June 4, 2012

Gratitude for Small Miracles

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

With gratitude, all life appears as a blessing -
without gratitude, all of life
is perceived as a burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

Simple Living

Gratitude Quotes

Miracles Quotes

Simplicity Quotes


Thank You Quotes

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day of Rest

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let today be a day of rest - a day not to work, not to worry, not to regret. Let today be a day to be apart from the world - a day to turn off the television news. Let today be a day of repose and reflection.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: 12 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Make Healthy Choices to Relieve Stress

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Relax Quotes

Quotes about Balance

Quotes about Stress

Quotes about Time

Quotes about Urgency

Saturday, June 2, 2012


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

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Further reading: Life Purpose - another look

What do you see?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Inner Voice

Don't die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further Reading: Vision (Life Purpose)


Inner Voice Quotes

Intuition Quotes

Perspective Quotes

Positive Quotes

Optimism Quotes

Adversity Quotes
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