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

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hard Times

Hard times don't create heroes.
It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
- Bob Riley

Everything happens to you for a reason.
The hard times that you go through build character,
making you a much stronger person.
- Rita Mero

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

If we could all just laugh at ourselves,
in hard times or good times,
it would be an incredible world.
- Jena Malone

Further reading:  Is Hope Futile?

How to Cope With Life

Abundance or Scarcity?

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

The absent are never without fault.
Nor the present without excuse.
- Michael Caine

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.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Stop Anger Before it Stops You

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat

Moderating the Anger Response Through Training

Quotes on Fault

Understanding Quotes

Anger Quotes

Revenge Quotes

Forgiveness Quotes

Compassion Quotes

Friday, September 28, 2012

Life Is Beautiful

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Further reading: Comparisons are Odious

Zero-Based Gratitude

Nothing to look forward to ???

Life Is Beautiful Quotes

Life and Love Quotes

Listen To Your Heart Quotes

Quotes about Living Life to the Fullest 

Quotes about Beauty

Live Life Quotes 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dreams and Goals

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: 

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Miracles Need Both God and You

We Attract Abundance when We Ask from a Compassionate Heart

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Your True Self

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Love Yourself

How to Deal with Rejection

Need For Approval

Quotes about Being True To Yourself

Self Confidence Quotes

Permission Quotes

Gossip Quotes

Quotes about Opinions

Quotes about Being Yourself

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


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

You cannot escape the responsibility
of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

If humanity does not opt for integrity, we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman

Register to vote now. Future generations of Americans are depending on You.

Further reading: 

How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

Monday, September 24, 2012


The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

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

Further reading: Boldly Sail the Storms of Life


Pay It Forward

Limits Quotes

Perseverance Quotes

Quotes about Mistakes

Never Give Up Quotes

New Beginnin Quotesg

Being Unstoppable Quotes

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spend Time In Nature

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

Further reading: Walking

Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

A List of Gratitudes

Nature Quotes

Native American Quotes

Never Give Up Quotes

Open Mindedness Quotes

No Regrets Quotes

Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Of all the keys to happiness,
Service to Others is the big one

What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart?

Go With the Flow

Friday, September 21, 2012

One People

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

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

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One Planet - One Human Race - Everyone Our Brother and Sister.

Pray for peace. Work for peace.

Further reading: Look for the good in every person

The Brick - a story of brotherly love

Unity (with Spirit and All Creation)

Quotes about Cooperation

Bible Quotes on Love

Quotes about Peace

Unity Quotes

Quotes about Compassion

Quotes about Generosity

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

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

It ain't over till it's over.
- Yogi Berra

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Love in My Heart

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

Further reading: Overcome Being Negative

Play to win, but be a good loser

How to Think Positive

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Appreciate Life

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

You never really appreciate a thing until you have to give it up.
- John Rhodes Sturdy

Time and health are two precious assets
that we don't recognize and appreciate
until they have been depleted.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

Further reading: Gratitude for All of Life

Monday, September 17, 2012

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

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

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Further reading: Life Purpose

Miracles Need Both God and You

Wealth and Power

Sunday, September 16, 2012


There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
- Anne Campbell

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
- Marianne Williamson

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: There are Only Fear and Love

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Follow Your Dreams

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

You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Further reading: Vision (Life Purpose)

Success Tip: Drive Change

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher

Friday, September 14, 2012

Never Worry

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

Love Yourself

How to Live Without Anxiety

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Eye Of The Storm

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm - Jonathan Lockwood Huie We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. - Earl Nightingale You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have. - Norman Vincent Peale Further reading: How to Live a Stress-Free Life How to Stop Worrying How to Sleep Better

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rattlesnake of the Mind

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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 are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Assumptions

Break Old Patterns of Action


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Price of Freedom

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose.
Anything less is a form of slavery.
- Wayne Dyer

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

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Pleasing Everyone


Truth isn't True

Monday, September 10, 2012

Enjoy Life

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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

Life is a journey - enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Secrets for a Happy Life

Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Life Is Good

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Life is as good or as bad as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Yes, YOU Can Be Happy

More about Fear

Why Me, God?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Be True To Yourself

When I'm trusting and being myself... everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously. - Shakti Gawain 

 If I am not for myself, who will be for me? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I? - Hillel 

 Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete. - Lao Tzu 

 Today's affirmation: I am at Peace with myself, my family, my community, and the world. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Never Look Back

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

How to Think Positive

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Feel Good

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Overcome Being Negative

Play to win, but be a good loser

What Are You Doing?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stay Strong

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

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

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

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Further reading: Daily Renewal

Coping with the Impossible

How to Deal with Rejection

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

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

To leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Further reading: Life is about more than today.

Pay It Forward

What are you doing for future generations?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Choosing Peace

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today's affirmation: Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Choose Inner Peace

Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Sunday, September 2, 2012


As we grow as unique persons,
we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Today's affirmation:
I am a unique expression of the universal fabric of creation.
I celebrate both my uniqueness and my connection with all that is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Be Yourself

Unity (with Spirit and All Creation)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cheer Someone Else Up

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

Further reading: Keep Smiling

Be Cheerful

Let Us Be Kind

Cheer Up Quotes

Encouragement Quotes

Quotes about Believing in Yourself

Follow Your Dreams Quotes

Words of Encouragement for a Friend

Quotes to Cheer Someone Up
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