"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel


Pam Finger - person you decide to be


"You do not have to be your mother, unless she is who you want to be. You do not have to be your mother's mother, or your mother's mother's mother, or even your grandmother's mother on your father's side. You may inherit their chins or their hips or their eyes, but you are not destined to become the women who came before you. You are not destined to live their lives. So if you inherit something, inherit their strength, their resilience. Because the only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." ~Pam Finger, as seen in The Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2nd helping from Rainwater Designs

Sherri Bishop Quotes


"Bliss is achieved when you make a commitment to live the life which represents the true spirit that is YOU." ~Sherri Bishop

"Each day I choose to find something to appreciate wherever I roam." ~Sherri Bishop

"Take a stand and put some power behind your dreams!" ~Sherri Bishop

"To be able to show up with poise and composure regardless of what is going on – that is surely the meaning of resilience." ~Sherri Bishop

"When we choose to see only the kindness, the goodness and the magnificence in others – that is what we will find." ~Sherri Bishop

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"He who wants a rose must respect the thorn." ~Persian Proverb

“The drowning man is not troubled by rain.” ~Persian Proverb

"Two things indicate weakness: to be silent when it is proper to speak, and to speak when it is proper to be silent." ~Persian Proverb

"Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake." ~Persian Proverb

"What I kept I lost,
What I spent I had,
What I gave I have." ~Persian Proverb

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"A man is not where he lives, but where he loves." ~Latin Proverb

"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars." ~Latin Proverb

"When there is no wind, row." ~Latin Proverb

"While I breath, I hope." ~Latin Proverb

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"A man in love mistakes a harelip for a dimple." ~Japanese Proverb

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." ~Japanese Proverb

"Fear is only as deep as the mind allows." ~Japanese Proverb

"If the parents work while their children take it easy, their grandchildren will end up begging." ~Japanese Proverb

"One kind word can warm three winter months." ~Japanese Proverb

"The person who admits ignorance shows it once; the one who tries to hide it shows it often." ~Japanese Proverb

"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends." ~Japanese Proverb

"When I see heaven and earth as my own garden, I live that moment outside the universe." ~Japanese Folk saying



A bad craftsman never made a perfect vase.

A frog in a well does not know the greatness of the sea.

A husband and wife should be similar to a hand and an eye: when one’s hand hurts, the eyes cry; and when the eyes cry, the hand wipes away one’s tears.

A long journey always begins with a short one.

Always make way for fools and madmen.

As soon as stones can swim, leaves will sink.

Ask a question and you feel shame for a moment. Not asking and not knowing means you will feel shame for your whole life.

Beautiful flowers do not bear good fruit.

Check seven times before ever doubting someone.

Cold tea and cold rice are tolerable; what is intolerable is a cold gaze and harsh words.

Do everything that you can and leave the rest to fate.

Do not hold back that which is departing; do not chase away that which is arriving.

Even if a sword is only required once in a lifetime, it should be worn all the time.

Even monkeys can fall from their trees.

Fast means going slowly without interruption.

Excessive honesty often borders on stupidity.

Fortune will always come in to a house with laughter.

Grief, like a torn dress, should always be left at home.

Having taken the time to think, venture to act. Once you’ve done so, stop thinking.

He who drinks does not know the dangers of wine; he who doesn’t drink does not know its benefits.

He who endures for just half an hour longer than his opponent can achieve victory.

He who strongly desires to rise up will think of a way to build a ladder.

If a problem can be solved, then it’s not worth worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, then it’s useless to worry about it.

If a woman wants something, she’ll climb a mountain to get it.

If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.

If you decide to set off on your own journey, you’ll find yourself alone for a thousand kilometers.

If you want to paint a branch, you have to hear the breath of the wind.

It is better to be the enemy of a good person than the friend of a bad one.

No one has ever stumbled whilst lying in bed.

The deepest rivers flow in silence.

The earth always hardens after the rain.

The sun does not know who is right or who is wrong. It shines without purpose and provides warmth to all.

There has never been a great individual who did not have ordinary people at their side.

When one is in love, even the scars left by smallpox are as beautiful as dimples on a person’s cheeks.

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Nancy Oliver - heart


"Let the kindness of your heart be an outward reflection of the beauty of your soul." ~Nancy Oliver

Jacob Labossiere - transcends

"Love transcends the world and those in it, for it is sparked in the soul and that can never be lost." ~Jacob Labossiere

Lena Horne - load


“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” ~Lena Horne

Pharrell Williams - mirror

"If you're looking for confidence outside your mirror, you won't find it." ~Pharrell Williams

Quotes From Delia Dancel


“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”

"I can't give you a brain, but I can give you Diploma." ~Delia Dancel

“There is an expiry date on blaming your relatives for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.” ~Unattributed by Delia Danceli

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Colette Baron-Reid - guidance


"Faith in the guidance of Spirit gives you the courage to take risks, because you're assured that whatever happens, a Higher Power is on your side and you will survive." ~Colette Baron-Reid

Harry Papas - true self

"Everything good in your life begins from the moment you begin accepting, understanding, respecting, and loving your true self." -Harry Papas

Quotes From a Happy Heart Daily Inspiration


"A well read Bible is a sign of a well fed soul."

"I am not as good as I want to be, as great as one day I will be, thanks to God for giving me a chance to try to be better than I used to be."

"If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page."

"One of the BEST FEELINGS in life is discovering that you still deserve to be LOVED by Someone regardless of how others made you feel unworthy."

"Smile is one of the most important part of your personality. It is a mirror that reflects the good things inside of you."

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Healthy Goddess Living - beautiful sound


"One day I stopped, I listened and I heard the most beautiful sound.... My Soul." ~Healthy Goddess Living

Barr - marvellous

"It is always the simple that produces the marvellous." ~Barr

The Purple Flower - creatures


"Treat every creature - human, animal, plant with kindness, respect, compassion and love. And don't forget that you need to treat yourself this way too." ~The Purple Flower

Sarah Young - Trust


“Tomorrow is busy worrying about itself; don’t get tangled up in its worry-webs. Trust Me one day at a time.” ~Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence


"A good man wipes away a woman's tears. But a great man listens to her story of why she's crying and hurting on the inside then he comforts and encourages her." ~from Emotional Filmtrucks

"A woman who truly loves You will get angry at You for many reasons, but will never leave You!" ~(Fact)

"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back."

"Dear Guys ... I don't believe any lady is cheap. Just because she gave you a "Yes" without making you go through the stress of wooing a woman; doesn’t make her cheap!.. She is probably making it easy for you because she likes you. She is a hard Lady to another guy who is even way too richer and better looking than you.. So kindly stop these childish talks and Respect your woman!." ~Emotional Filmtricks

"Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you, who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love." ~


"It hurts when you realise you rejected other people for that one person who wasted your time... So painful. But not to worry; No matter how messed up you think you are, there will always be someone that loves you and still thinks you're amazing." ~Emotional Filmtricks

"It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring — they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unlovable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are — that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others — is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection, you are enough." ~from Emotional Filmtricks

"LADIES: There's absolutely nothing wrong with being or feeling sexy but don't try so hard to be sexy that You end up taking off your clothes. Keep your clothes on. Don't let your private parts that deserve to be seen by only your partner be seen by everyone. Find better ways of making yourself look beautiful." ~Emotional Filmtricks


"Many people are forgetting how to communicate to their partners in their relationships. Instead of discussing and solving their problems with their partners, they share them with toxic friends, work associates and others post them on the internet. If your partner is doing something that bothers you, talk to him or her and stop letting facebook inboxes, likes, retweets ruin what you are trying to build... Beware of third Party!" ~Emotional Filmtricks


"No matter how bad it hurts or how bad you feel, it’s time to stop thinking about that person who played with your feelings, who took your love for granted, who never appreciated your care, who wasn’t contented with what you could give him or her. You can’t stay at that hurtful place anymore. You can’t keep shedding tears over someone who doesn’t deserve the love you gave. You can’t keep feeling sorry for yourself and thinking if only you did more. You can’t make them want the relationship because if they wanted they wouldn’t have let go of you.
You deserve better now. You deserve someone who appreciates you and who won’t play with your delicate heart.. Just like a cut on your hand will take time to heal, your broken heart needs time to heal as well. That’s not the end of your life. You will get over that pain you’re having right now and one day you’ll be happy again." ~EF

"No relationship is endless sunshine. In a relationship there are cloudy days, windy nights, rainy days, cold nights and stormy days. But once you’ve learned that every condition is temporary, you’ll have discovered the secret to making your relationship last. Therefore don’t let the temporal conditions of life cause you to make permanent decisions in your relationship. No problem lasts forever. If you learn to weather the storms and play in the rain you’ve learned the secret of surviving each passing storm." ~Emotional Filmtricks


"Pride destroys relationships and marriages. You are human and you make mistakes. Swallow your pride, admit when you are in wrong and take responsibility for your actions. Don't seek to justify your mistakes or push blame to someone else. Sometimes you just have to swallow your pride and say, "I am sorry, I was wrong please forgive me." to save your relationship." ~EMFT


"Right now she might be hurting, she might be in pain, she might be overwhelmed, she might be stressing, she might be depressed, she might be balling her eyes out, she might be feeling hopeless, she might be feeling sad, she might be feeling weak, she might be feeling like she'll never love anybody else again, but you know what?
In the end, she's gonna be alright. She knows it's definitely over with you this time and she also knows you guys will never be able To make things work again, but that's okay, because it may not seem like it to her now, but she'll be fine without you one day. One day, she'll be able to think of you and not feel a thing. One day, she'll be able to see your name and not get the urge to talk to you. One day, she'll look at old pictures of you two and not miss her relationship with you. One day, she'll be able to look at you and not want to break down and cry.

She will Get over You!" ~Emotional Filmtricks

‪"Seriously, be strong and know when enough is enough. Take your stand, speak up and refuse to let others hurt you. Throughout your lifetime some people will discredit you, disrespect you and treat you poorly for no apparent reason at all. Don’t consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval. And don’t make any space in your heart to hate them. You don’t have control over what others think about you, but you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions. Leave them to their own judgments. Let people love you for who you are, and not for who they want you to be. Or let them walk away if they choose. They can’t harm you either way; it’s their understanding that is faulty, not yours." ~Emotional Filmtricks


"She misses you but she won't chase you. For the longest time, she tried to be good enough for you. For the longest time, she did her best to make you happy. For the longest time, she has done everything she could to show you she deserves a guy like you.
But finally, she can't find it in herself to make an effort anymore. Finally, she can't find it in herself to care as much anymore. Finally, she can't find it herself to fight for you anymore. Every mistake you've made has finally caught up to her. Every flaw you carry has finally convinced her that you're bad for her. Every heartbreak, pain and hurt you put her through has finally pushed her far enough never to come back into your life anymore.
So, don't expect her to come running back to you like she always has before. Don't expect her to give in to her feelings for you like she always did in the past. Don't expect her to settle for getting hurt over you like she always does all of this time. It took a lot of "I'm done", it took a lot of "I don't think I can do this anymore", it took a lot of "It's overs", but she's really finished this time around.
Sure, it's going to be hard to be alone, but she'd rather be alone than to be with someone who makes her feel alone. Sure, it's going to hurt to move on, but she'd rather be hurt moving on than to be hurt by someone who doesn't appreciate her staying. Sure, it's going to be a challenge to love someone again, but she'd rather love someone again once she's ready than to love someone who takes her love for granted.


"Stop trying to force yourself to see the good things in the wrong people. When someone shows you that they do not care about you, have enough respect for yourself to walk away and wait on someone who does."
"Understand that your love is a gift. Understand that your love has the power to do great things in someone's life who appreciates it. We have to get back to drawing a line in the sand and sticking to things that we will and will not accept from other people."
"We have to get back to setting new standards with love, and never allowing ourselves to go below that bar again. Why wait forever for the wrong person to treat you right, when there is someone out there waiting to do that right now.
If it doesn't make you happy, it doesn't make sense. Don't over complicate something so simple that should be shown so easily."


"Successful Relationships are built on true and genuine friendship: Your partner should be your Best Friend Forever. True friends spend time together; they talk together, laugh together and cry together. True friends enjoy each other’s company while they celebrate life’s moments together. True love is more than just kissing, hugging or sleeping together; it’s about loyalty, honesty and courtesy - attributes that you’ll always find in a best friend. Don’t just love each other, take your relationship to the next level and become true best friends also; you’ll have fun and enjoy life together. Genuine friendship creates wonderful relationships. Don’t Just be your partner’s partner; become your partner’s Best Friend Forever!"


"The reason why other women look attractive is because someone is taking good care of them. Grass is always green where it is watered. Instead of drooling over the green grass on the other side of the fence, work on yours and water it regularly. Any man can admire a beautiful woman, but it takes a true gentleman to make a woman admirable and beautiful." ~Emotional Filmtricks. To Husbands and Boyfriends, on Love is a Beautiful Thing


"This goes to all my Single Friends out there: Not everyone that you see in a relationship is happy and comfortable. Many are in pain, they’re stressed, ever in regrets, tears, torture, they have sleepless nights, they are lonely and others are not contented with the people they have. Therefore, take your time in choosing the right person to spend your life with. Don’t rush because being single is not a curse. Keep working on yourself as you are praying to God to help you in finding the right person." ~Emotional Filmtricks


"True friends are always there for you. Fake friends only appear when they need something from you. Time passes and you begin to see people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be. Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule. But love people who never look at their schedule when you need them. Life is much too short to waste time on people who don’t really care for us deep down. When someone shows you who they really are believe them the first time." ~EMFT


"True love knows no distance, beauty face and body size, it’s all about what you feel inside your heart and accept someone for who they are." ~Emotional Filmtricks


"Wait for the one who simply adores you. The kind of person who brings out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person; the only person who will drop everything to be with you at any time no matter what the circumstances, for the person who makes you smile like no one else ever has. Wait for the person who wants to show you off to the world because they are so proud of you. And most of all, wait for the person who will make you a priority, because that’s where you belong." ~from Emotional Filmtricks

"We are often let down by the most trusted people and loved by the most unexpected ones. Some make us cry for things that we haven’t done, while others ignore our faults and just see our smile. Some leave us when we need them the most, while some stay with us even when ask them to leave. The world is a mixture of people. We just need to know which hand to shake and which hand to hold! After all that’s life, learning to hold on and learning to let go." ~Emotional Filmtricks


"When we sigh about our problems, they grow DOUBLE. But when we laugh about them... they become BUBBLES! Have a bubbly life!" ~Emotional Filmtricks

"When you say “I love you”, you are making a promise with someone else’s heart. You should honor it with actions to prove it. Love is not only an emotion. Love is a verb." ~EF

"WOMEN ARE PRICELESS. A lot of men act like they are doing a woman a favor by asking for her hand in marriage but let's think about this. She changes her name, changes her home, leaves her family, moves in with you, builds a home with you, gets pregnant for You and bears children for you.
Pregnancy destroys her body. She gets fat. Almost give up in the labour room due to the unexplainable pains of childbirth. Even the kids she delivers bear your name till the day she dies.
Everything she does benefits you. So who is really doing who a favour? Dear Men, appreciate your woman today because it is not easy to be a Woman. Being a woman is Priceless!!!! Too bad so many women of today don't even know their values. God Bless The Women!" ~from Emotional Filmtricks


"You can be a wife material and still not be his choice. Not because you're not good enough, but because he's not looking for a wife. He's looking for fun, chill, games and nothing serious. Let him do that but with someone else! You deserve better!" ~Emotional Filmtricks


"You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise." ~Emotional Filmtricks


"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there." ~

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* People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.

* Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don't have.

* Don't talk, just act. Don't say, just show. Don't promise, just prove.

* You can choose to let it define you, or you can choose to move on and leave it behind you.

* Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are. You never know who was looking at you wishing they were you.

* Anybody can do the easy stuff, but it's the hard stuff that ultimately determines how successful you become.

* No one ever became great by imitation. Imitation is limitation. Do not be a copy of something. Make your own impression.


*Girls are sensitive, they over think every little thing and they care way more than they should, but that's what makes their love so strong.

* A girl is happiest when she knows you make her your everything in front of everyone, every time.

* Sometimes you don't even feel like a "friend" to some people. I feel more like an option or someone they run to when they need something.

* Sometimes, two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together

* We 've lived. We 've loved. We 've lost. We 've missed. We 've hurt. We 've trusted. We've made mistakes but most of all, we 've learned.

* The worst feeling ever is not knowing whether you should wait or give up.

* A person who truly loves you will never let you go or give up on you, no matter how hard the situation is. But then, everyone has a limit they can wait or take things.

* Once you've been hurt, you're so scared to get attached again. You have this fear that everyone you like is gonna break your heart.

* Girls and Boys are alike... I really like you. A lot. I know sometimes I mess up and do things that make it seem like I don't care but trust me, you're my world.

* Sometimes you only forgive a person because you can’t imagine not having them in your life.

Source: Emotional Filmtricks


Best Romantic Tips Ever

FOOD: The way to a man's heart is his stomach, I don't think another road has been discovered yet.. .and that applies in a little way to the ladies too, prepare a delicious meal for your partner often times especially its more romantic to do it early in the morning, maybe before he or she gets up from the bed, so you guys can eat then eat each other.

TOUCH: Touch is one of the five senses human being possess, and so also in every successful and growing relationship that cannot be sidelined at least try To hold her hand, do more of holding her long in your arms let your body make contact and so will your heart, when you walk put your arms around her waist or shoulder or the simplest if you are the extremely shy type at least you should be able to hold hands.

SUSPENSE: Ask her out on a date, I know that you are not just courting her but that doesn't matter what matters is the impression you'll create in her that she has somewhere to go at the end of the day, before You know it that's what she'll be thinking and she can't do almost anything else without thinking of you thereby making the evening a blessed romantic night for The both of you.

~Emotional Filmtricks



Your fiance may not own a car. He may not earn a lot of money. He may not live in a posh estate. He may not be able to shower you with gifts all the time. He may not have a great job. But it’s enough to know you are the ONLY ONE He has at his heart.

He has a vision. He is Honest. He is very hardworking. He is humble. He keeps that smile on your face. He talks to you every day. He actually listens to you. He always replies your messages. He tolerates you when you're moody.

His family knows you. He tells you you're beautiful all the time. He sees you every chance he gets.
He appreciates the tiniest things you do. He is there when you need him. He respects you. He is proud you are his. And he treats you like a queen because you are his everything and he fears to lose you.

Why ask for what he cannot afford? He may not have it all now, but one day he will... He may not be living his dream now, but one day he will… He pictures making a family with you and he means it when he says that he loves you. African Ladies, appreciate that man in your life who strives to be all you need.

He may not be all the things you need right now but with time he will be, He will get a job, get the money, he will buy a land and he will build a house for both of you. He won’t be renting or staying at his parent’s crib forever. He will fulfill all his promises and he will be a good dad to your children.

Just kindly be patient if you seriously love him. Everything will be fine between both of you. Don't be pushed around by money and what you wanna eat now....I pray you don't eat up the future of your unborn.
God bless REAL men!.. ‪

Source: Emotional Filmtricks via Let Love Be My Witness


"Love is not a joke,
Love is not a game,
Once you fall in love,
You will never be the same. . .
Love is never-ending,
Love is never wrong,
Love can make you weak,
Love can make you strong. . .
Love is more than words,
Love is more than giving,
Love can make you cry,
Love can make you sing. . .
Love is always true,
Love is always kind,
Love is something that happens,
Not something that you find."

From Emotional Filmtricks

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Quotes From Wisdom Quotes


"A real woman doesn't grieve over a broken relationship, but she puts on her best smile, her best outfit and her best attitude and gathers all her strength and courage to face the all new world waiting to be conquered by her."

"A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her. But a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone."

"Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance and my kindness for weakness."

"Sometimes silence is really a good answer."

"When someone starts expecting you to be there for them; instead of appreciating you for being there with them, it's time for change."

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John Bingham - running

"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate." ~John Bingham, writer and runner

Patricia Hole - forgive


"I forgive myself for whatever mistakes I have made, and now right now, I am moving on past them. To learn to love ourselves we must forgive ourselves and look to the present. Nothing that has happened in the past can be changed." ~Patricia Hole, Hope In Recovery through Love, Light & Laughter

Louis E. Boone - failure

"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have and should have." ~Louis E. Boone

Lee Kuan Yew

“Some Filipinos write and speak with passion. If they could get their elite to share their sentiments and act, what could they not have achieved?” ~Lee Kuan Yew

From: The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore: Singapore Press Holdings, 1998).


Shahnawaz Khan - yourself

"The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself. When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself. What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who's not full of hate, who's able to smile and be carefree. So that's who I have to be." ~Shahnawaz Khan

Mike "Masando" Hiraoka - respond with love

"There are some things out of my control. The only thing I can control is how I respond to this often wild and mysterious world. I can choose to respond with Love." ~ Mike "Masando" Hiraoka from the July issue of Science of Mind magazine


"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"A strong person is not the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is one who is quiet and sheds tears for a moment and then picks up the sword and fights again." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"A wise woman avoids drama. She knows her time is precious. She doesn't waste her time on trivial things." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Always be yourself. Never try to hide who you are. The only shame is to have shame. Always stand up for what you believe in. Always question what other people tell you. Never regret the past, it’s a waste of time. There’s a reason for everything. Every mistake, every moment of weakness, every terrible thing that has happened to you. Grow from it. The only way can ever get the respect of others is when you show them that you respect yourself and most importantly, do your thing and never apologize for being you." ~LLL

"Always believe something wonderful is going to happen. Even with all the ups and downs, never take a day for granted. Smile, cherish the little things and remember to hug the ones you really love." ~LLL

"At any time, you can decide to change the road you’re on in life, take a new direction, follow a new trail. You are the only one who really knows what you want from life and if you’re on the right road for you." ~LLL

"At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life." ~LLL

"Be patient. Good things take time." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Be with someone who promises to give you laugh lines when you’re old. Who tells you: ” I love you” on a daily basis and proves it. Who makes you a priority. Who uses loving words when describing your relationship. Who uses “when” not “if” when talking about your future together and who is also looking forward to it." ~LLL

"Being strong doesn’t mean you have to stay and fight all the battles and petty arguments that come your way. Being strong means you don’t have to stay and respond to rude remarks. Don’t retort by throwing insults back at them. It’s what they want. Keep your dignity and don’t lower yourself to their level. True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high." ~LLL

"Communicate. Even when it's uncomfortable or uneasy. One of the best ways to heal is simply getting everything out; and if you live bitterly, you live a lonely existence." ~LLL

"Did you know that the people that seem the strongest are usually the most sensitive? That the people who exhibit the most kindness are the most hurt. Did you know the ones who act like they don't need love, are the ones that need it the most? The ones who take care of everyone else, need taken care of the most. And the ones who smile a lot may be the ones who cry when there is no one is around." ~LLL

"Don't be afraid to lose what wasn't meant to be." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Don't be afraid to start over. It's a chance to build something better this time." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Don’t ignore the effort of a person who tries to keep in touch, it’s not all the time someone cares." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Don’t let past relationships and old mistakes ruin your future. Don’t let someone or something that didn’t make it in your life continue to hurt you. If you do, you’re still giving a portion of your life to something that no longer exists – it’s like letting your happiness slip into a black hole. Learn the lesson, release the pain, and move on. Scars remind us of where we have been, not where we are headed." ~LLL

"Fall in love with the person who enjoys your Madness. Not an Idiot who forces you to be normal." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Find someone who loves you well. Someone who never belittles you. Even in the heat of an argument. Someone who is gentle with you, but does not treat you like you are fragile. Someone who knows what you are capable of, and celebrates those pieces of you. Not someone who is intimidated by your strength. Someone who can call you out for being a brat, but doesn’t make you feel guilty for being flawed. It is not love’s job to punish you. And remember the person you love is just as broken as you are when they fall short. No one is perfect – do not hold them to this standard. Find someone who is patient, forgiving, and apologetic. Someone who practices forgiveness freely and often. Love someone who is humble, kind, and empathetic. Not only with you, but with a beggar on the street, or a stranger in the supermarket. Common courtesy is important. Compassion is important. Kindness is important." ~LLL

"God knows who belongs in your life and who doesn't. Trust and let go. Whoever is meant to be there, will still be there." ~LLL

"Here’s to the people who try their hardest to be good enough for everyone; who spend hours reading random quotes to find the right one; who listen to the same song dozens of times because the lyrics mean a lot; who deserve so much more than they get and are willing to fight for it and those who wished upon a star, wasted on someone that will never care; and to the beautiful people that feel lonely in their heart." ~LLL

"How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged." ~Lessons in Life

"I'm getting too old to be around people who don't understand the concept of loyalty and honesty." ~LLL

"I can’t emphasize enough the importance of learning to be alone by going on solo adventures to shape and promote your sense of independence. You don’t always have to surround yourself with people. Become your own best friend. Take the time and buy yourself a cup of coffee, tea or drink relax and enjoy it. Learn to love every bit of your company! There is nothing more freeing and empowering." ~LLL

"I don't like forced conversations, forced friendships, forced interactions. I simply do not force things. If we do not vibe, we don't vibe." ~ Lessons Learned In Life

"I guess the real fact of the matter is, we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring and the only thing we really have is right now. So, don’t stay mad for too long. Learn to forgive. Love with all your heart. Have fun. Live your life the way you want to live it. Don’t worry about people that don’t like you. Enjoy the ones who do." ~LLL

"Ive made mistakes in my life. Ive let people take advantage of me and Ive accepted way less than I deserve. But, Ive learned from my bad choices and even though there are some things I can never get back and people who will never be sorry, I know better next time and I wont settle for anything less than I deserve." ~LLL

"I know sometimes you feel like giving up. Every new day there’s seems to be no change in your life. All the troubles of your heart and worries keep on worsening! You wonder why everything is happening to you. You keep on asking yourself why you’re not lucky like other people. You keep on praying to God but so far He hasn’t answered your prayers. Now you have started losing hope. You now think that maybe you were meant to be like that or maybe somebody cursed you. But I tell you what my friend? You weren’t meant to be like that and you weren’t cursed. God is silent but He watches you day and night. He listens to your prayers and He has something special for you. Just stay strong, focused, and hardworking and keep praying to God. Bear it in your minds that you’re not alone in that hard situation, we are all in the same boat. So don’t give up my dear friend. Your time is coming soon." ~LLL

"I like when I don't have to be careful what I say. That's when you know you're with the right people." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"I literally love being at home. In my own space. Comfortable. Not surrounded by people." ~from LLL

"I love people who are direct. You know where they stand and they don't play games." ~LLL

"I want to forgive myself for not always reaching for the stars, for being fragile, for unnecessary guilt, for blaming myself for my misery, for striving for unattainable perfection, for turning against myself, for closing my heart to myself and to others, for rehashing hurtful accusations others made against me, for trying to anticipate everything, for hating myself sometimes In short, I want to forgive myself, for I am human, I am not perfect. And through my mistakes is how I learn, and through forgiveness I will learn to love myself." ~LLL

"I won’t beg someone to love me. I learned long ago that there is no use in hopeless pleas of trying to make someone stay. I am too valuable to chase someone who does not know my worth and to keep waiting for someone who doesn’t acknowledge my value. I want to be loved unconditionally. I shouldn't have to fight so hard for it. I am worth more than that." ~LLL

"If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay." ~LLL

"If she's your girl...hug her, kiss her, tell her that you miss her, spoil her, love her, and never let her feel like she's in competition." ~LLL

"If someone really wanted you, they’d actually put some effort into trying to get your attention, and make sacrifices for you. They wouldn’t just tell you they wanted you; they’d show you in every little way possible that they want you." ~LLL

"If they make you laugh, kiss your forehead, say they’re sorry, make an effort, hold your hand, work hard, attempt to understand you, then believe it or not, they’re quite perfect." ~LLL

"If travelling was free, you'd never see me again." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"If two hearts are meant to be together, no matter how long it takes, how far they go, how tough it seems, fate will bring them together to share their love forever." ~LLL

"If you're going to stay, stay forever. If you're going to leave, then do it today. If you're going to change, change for the better. And if you're going to talk, make sure you mean what you say." ~LLL

"If you’re laying in bed wrapped up in sheets of miserable thoughts, go to sleep. If thumbing through old messages only causes your heart to ache and long for something unattainable, erase them. If it hurts to keep everything you’re feeling bottled up inside, let it out. If you’re clinging onto someone who doesn’t treat you like you’re worth the world, Let them go. Because sometimes we choose to believe that things are only indistinguishable shades of gray when in reality, life is more black and white than it seems. If you’re unhappy with the way you are living your life, change it." ~LLL

"If you don't follow your heart, you might spend the rest of your life wishing you had." ~Brigitte Nicole

"If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks on you often to see if you’re okay, who watches out for you and wants the very best for you, don’t let them go. Keep them close and don’t take them for granted. People like that are hard to find." ~LLL

"If you have family that loves you, a few good friends, food on your table and a roof over your head; you are richer than you think." ~

"If you hear people from my past speak of me. Keep in mind they are speaking of a person they don't even know anymore." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"If you truly love someone, don’t ever decorate their eyes with tears, their ears with lies, and their heart with a wound." ~LLL

"Isn’t it funny how someone who was just a stranger last year, can mean so much to you now. It’s terrible that someone who meant so much to you last year can be just a stranger now. It’s amazing what a year can do." ~LLL

"It is about our own character, which is reflected by our treatment of others." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"It’s been said that everlasting friends can go long periods of time without speaking and never question the friendship. These types of friends pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live and they don’t hold grudges. They understand that life is busy…but you will ALWAYS love them." ~LLL

"It’s not about finding someone who won’t fight with you or make you sad, or mad. It’s about finding the person who will still be standing there wiping the tears away, holding you in their arms after a fight, and the one who will never leave, no matter how hard things can get. Because true love stands by each other's side on good days and stands even closer on bad days." ~LLL

"It’s really painful to say goodbye to someone that you don’t want to let go of, but it’s even more painful to hold on to them if they never wanted to stay in the first place. If someone doesn’t show you the same love that you show them, and acts as if you are unimportant most of the time, this may be a big clue as to the fact that you don’t need them in your life either. The only people you truly need in your life are those who respect you and want you to be in theirs." ~LLL

"It might take year, it might take a day, but if your love is meant to be, it will find a way." ~LLL

"Letting go is part of moving on to something better. You will not get what you truly deserve if you’re too attached to the things you’re supposed to let go of. Sometimes you love, and you struggle, and you learn, and you move on. And that’s OK. You must be willing to let go of the life you planned for so you can enjoy the life that is waiting for you." ~LLL

"Love me for who I am, not who you want me to be. That's how you will get the best of me." ~LLL

"Love those who will love you when you have nothing to offer but your friendship." ~LLL

"Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are free: love, laughter and good relationships." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Maybe it's not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it's about starting over and creating something better." ~LLL

"Marry the guy Who loves to hold your hand. Will go on long walks with you. Is serious but knows how to have fun. Makes you laugh. Will join in on your random bursts of song. Watches chick flicks just to spend time with you. Lets his inner-child out sometimes. Isn’t afraid to be himself. Will stand up for what he believes in. Will stand up for you and protect you. Makes you feel like a princess. Treats you with the utmost respect. You can be completely yourself with. You can talk to about anything. Will pray with you and for you. Loves God and loves you." ~LLL

"Missing someone isn't about how long it has been since you've seen them or the amount of time since you've talked. It's about that very moment when you find yourself doing something and wishing they were right there by your side." ~LLL

"Most often we fall in love with the person we think we love, only to discover that for them, we are just for passing time. While the one who truly loves us remains either a friend or a stranger. So here’s a piece of advice; don’t settle for the one who’s passing time. Take your time, be sure. Your life is too precious.” ~LLL

"Never force anything. Give it your best shot, and then let it be. If it's meant to be, it will be." ~ Lessons Learned In Life

"Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care." ~LLL

"No amount of time and space can separate you from the people who are meant to be in your life. They will always come back." ~LLL

"No matter how long we have traveled on the wrong road, we can always turn around." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"No one is always busy. It’s always about priorities. You will always find time for the people that are important to you." ~LLL

‎"None of us know how much time we have left on this earth. What is left in the end are your actions, the memories you left behind and how you made people feel. And what you want to leave behind is people to remember you with love." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path." ~LLL

"Not everyone will support you. If you take every insult or rude slur of your fellow human beings personally, you will be offended for the rest of your life. One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to agree with everyone, everyone doesn’t have to agree with us, and that’s OK. It takes a long time to learn how to NOT judge yourself through someone else’s eyes, but once you do the world is yours for the taking. Remember the only approval you need is your own. So give up worrying too much about what others think of you." ~LLL

"One day someone will be completely honest with you and love you with all their heart and soul. Don't give up trying to find them, they are looking for you." ~LLL

"One of the hardest things you will ever have to do is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive." ~LLL

"One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of whatever is hurting your heart and soul." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that dont help you. Think positive." ~LLL

"Relationships last not because they were destined to last. Relationships last long because two people made a choice to keep it, fight for it and work for it." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Respect those who talk to you in their free time, but love those who free their time to talk to you." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Say 'I love you' often. Forget mistakes. Forgive. Plan alone time. Focus on the things you love about each other. Do not expect perfection. Support one another. Say 'thank you' for everyone needs to be appreciated. Hold hands. Take walks together. Hug and kiss everyday." ~LLL

"See how far you've come? Be proud of yourself. If nothing else, one day, you can look at someone straight in the eye and say: 'But I lived through it and it made me who I am today.'" ~LLL

"Someday you will find the one who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Someday you'll get there. To the place you've always wanted to be." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Sometimes the best thing that you can do is not think not wonder not imagine not obsess just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best." ~LLL

“Sometimes walking away is the only option. Not because you want to make someone miss you, or realize they took you for granted. But because you finally respect yourself enough to know that you deserve better.” ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Sometimes you can’t explain what you see in a person. It’s just the way they take you to a place where no one else can." ~

"Sometimes you just have to erase the messages, delete the numbers and move on. You dont have to forget who that person was to you but you just have to accept that they arent the same person anymore." ~LLL

"Sometimes you just have to stay silent because no words can explain what's going on in your mind and heart." ~LLL

"Sometimes, you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself." ~LLL

"Standing alone is better than standing with people who don't value you." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Stay positive.The things you're waiting and hoping for, tend to arrive at the most unexpected moments." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Stop planting flowers in peoples yards who aren’t going to water them." ~LLL

"Stop trying to change someone who doesn't want to change. Stop giving chances to someone who abuses your forgiveness. Stop walking back to the place where your heart ran from. Stop trusting their words and ignoring their action. Stop giving your all to a person who gives you nothing. Stop fighting for a RELATIONSHIP when your standing in the ring alone. Stop breaking your own heart." ~LLL

"Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it." ~LLL

"The best advice I ever had was not to worry about: When will I fall in love? or will I fall in love again? They say to treasure friendships and from this, you might meet your soulmate or realize you want to spend the rest of your life with your best friend. Your time shouldn't be focused on trying to fall in love or even to worry about a partner. Your life right now should be about reaching your goals, spending time with friends and quality time with family. Right now, it's about creating your own happiness and before you know it, blessings of love will find their way into your heart...again. I promise." ~Brigitte Nicole

"The best feeling is when someone appreciates everything about you that someone else took for granted." ~LLL

"The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your flaws, mistakes, weaknesses and still thinks you're completely amazing." ~LLL

"The greatest love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time." ~LLL

"The longer you wait for something, the more you appreciate it when you get it. Because anything worth having is definitely worth waiting for. True love is worth the wait." ~LLL

"The most painful tears are not the ones that fall from your eyes and cover your face. They’re the ones that fall from your heart and cover your soul." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"The older I get the more I realize the value of privacy of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in. You can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting isn’t with you, it is with themselves." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"There comes a time when you meet someone and you just want to make them smile for the rest of your life." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"There is no soul mate or best friend out there who will solve all your problems. There is no love at first sight that lasts without work and commitment. But there are, however, people out there worth fighting for. Not because they’re perfect, but because they’re imperfect in all the ways that are right for you. You compliment each other’s flaws in a way that allows your souls to unite and operate more efficiently as one. You will know when you meet one of these people, when through them you meet the very best in yourself." ~LLL

"There is nothing more beautiful than a person whose heart has been broken, but still believes in love."

"They are not your friends until they have defended you in your absence." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Things will get better and you need to trust in that." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"This goes out to all of the people who have been broken but have been strong enough to let go. For the people who have hurt so badly that they felt they could never love again, but kept their head up. For the people that wish loneliness wasn’t a part of them, but put up with it anyhow. For the people that are okay with taking up all of the room in the bed, even if sometimes it feels a little empty. For the people who wake up in the morning with no missed calls, but smile anyway. For the people that have wounds still healing. For the people that have so much tied to their past relationship, but break those chains to start fresh. For the people that want to look back so badly, but focus on the road ahead. For the people that pick up the phone so tempted to call, but keep their dignity intact instead. For the people that never wanted to let go, but had to. For the people that still believe in love even after all of the hurt their heart has endured. For all the people that gave up not because they were weak, but because most times it’s better just to let go. You will get your happy ending someday. Hang in there and don’t give up. Because all endings are also beginnings." ~LLL

"Throughout life you will meet one person who is unlike any other. You could talk to this person for hours and never get bored. You could tell them anything and they would never judge you. This person is your soul mate, your best friend. Don’t ever let them go." ~LLL

"To lose sleep worrying about a friend or a loved one. To have trouble picking yourself up after someone lets you down. To feel whole again because someone didn’t love you enough to stay. To be afraid to try something new for fear you’ll fail. None of this means you’re dysfunctional or crazy. It just means you’re human, and that you need a little time for yourself. You are not alone. No matter how embarrassed or hopeless you feel about your own situation, there are others out there experiencing the same emotions. When you hear yourself say, “I am all alone,” it is your mind trying to sell you a lie. There are so many people that feel exactly the way you do. You are not alone and you will get through this."

"To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Today I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in my life." ~LLL

"True friends won't grow apart even if they don't talk everyday."

"Understand your absolute importance. Press that send button. Say how you feel. If you don’t say it now, you never will. Do not sneer at happiness or roll your eyes at sadness. Be aware that apathy is not healthy. That pit in your stomach when they don't call or text you back, it shouldn’t be there. No one should be able to control you like that. It will get better, but it will never be perfect. The trick is to learn to live through the small moments of happiness. When they disappear, remember they will resurface. Please, please, take care of yourself. You are everything to somebody. You are everything to yourself. That alone is enough. That alone is everything!" ~LLL

"When two hearts are meant for each other, no distance is too far, no time is too long, and no other love can break them apart." ~LLL

"When you are up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you are down in life, you get to know who your friends are. There will be many people who will be great to be around when times are easy. Instead take note of the people who remain in your life when times are hard.The friends that are willing to sacrifice their time & the resources they have in their life to help improve yours. Those are your real friends. A real friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out." ~LLL

"When you can tell your story and it doesn't make you cry, you know you have healed." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"When you love someone, you do everything you can to make them happy because it's not just about you anymore." ~LLL

"When you meet someone who tries their hardest to stick by you regardless of how difficult you are, keep them." ~LLL

"When you meet the right person, you know it. You can’t stop thinking about them. They are your best friend and your soulmate. You can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them. No one and nothing else can compare." ~LLL

"You can fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time. You can't explain what it is about them. It's just the way they take you to a place where no one else can." ~LLL

"You deserve the kind of love you would give someone else." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"You don't always have to tell someone you love them. You just have to give them no reason to doubt it. (but it's always nice to hear it)." ~LLL

"You have been doubted, hated, talked about, made fun of, hurt, lied to, broken and at your wits end. With that being said, I commend you for the fact that you are still standing. Your courage speaks volumes! I know your struggle and the pain you’ve endured. You are more than a conqueror. Nothing can keep you down and no one can steal your joy. Don’t give up, continue to stand tall and love yourself first. You are appreciated." ~LLL

"You will know you made the right decision when you pick the hardest and most painful choice but your heart is at peace." ~LLL

"You never appreciate all of the things your mother did for you until you find yourself doing the same thing for your kids." ~from LLL

"You never know the last time you'll see a place. Or a person." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Your Soulmate: A person with whom you have an immediate connection the moment you meet - a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before. As this connection develops over time, you experience a love so deep, strong and complex, that you begin to doubt that you have ever truly loved anyone prior. Your soulmate understands and connects with you in every way and on every level, which brings a sense of peace, calmness and happiness when you are around them. And when you are not around them, you are all that much more aware of the harshness of life, and how bonding with another person in this way is the most significant and satisfying thing you will experience in your lifetime. You are also all that much aware of the beauty in life, because you have been given a great gift and will always be thankful." ~LLL

"Your soulmate is not someone who comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, someone that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second." ~LLL

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"And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.” ~Tiffanie DeBartolo

"As you get older you find out that true happiness is not in how much you make or how many degrees you have or how big your house is or how fancy your car is. It’s finding peace and joy and a calmness in your life that will soon become the most important thing to you. Your family are what matters to you. Things that are of quality not of quantity." ~Anon

"At some point, in your life someone will love you more than you ever expected. Be patient, and learn to wait, because sometimes a patient person receives the best love story." ~Anon

"At some point you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only next possible step to do is to stop. Leave them alone. Walk away. It’s not like you’re giving up, and it’s not like you shouldn’t try. It’s just that you have to draw the line of determination from desperation. What is truly yours will eventually be yours, and what is not, no matter how hard you try, will never be." ~Anon

"Be with someone who you don’t have to hide from, in any way. Whether it’s your morning face before you’ve put your make up on, an embarrassing story to tell about something that happened on your way home, or an ambition you’ve had since you were six… make sure you end up with someone who knows all of it and still loves you. A person you can tell your whole life to is a person worth spending a life with." ~Anon

"Don’t be afraid to get back up – to try again, to love again, to live again, and to dream again. Don’t let a hard lesson harden your heart. Life’s best lessons are often learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. There will be times when it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong. And you might feel like you will be stuck in this rut forever, but you won’t. When you feel like quitting, remember that sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best." ~Anon

"Don’t look for a pretty face it will will turn old one day. Don’t look for a soft skin, it will wrinkle one day. But Look for a loyal heart that will miss you every day and love you forever." ~Anon

"Don’t wait for years for anyone who hurt you to “make it up to you” and keep your old wounds from healing. Waiting for them to change is not the answer. They may never change. Inner peace is found by changing yourself, not the people who hurt you. And you change yourself for yourself, for your joy, your serenity, your peace of mind, understanding, compassion, laughter, and your bright future that you will get." ~Marcus Folder

“Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you, who understands you. Someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love." ~Anon

"Give yourself time to be sad, frustrated, and angry. Give yourself time to heal, accept, and to grow. Time doesn’t erase anything, but it can provide you with enough space to be able to breathe again. And then one day you wake up and your heart has a little bit of sunshine in it. And day by day people offer you pieces of their hearts to help remake your own. Allow yourself to be where you are at, to feel what you are feeling, and to experience everything that means. And during this process, look and listen for that glimmer of hope. It is there, I promise. And it is waiting for you to see it. Because one of the most beautiful things about humans is their capacity to heal, grow, and survive. Facing it. That is how you get through." ~Jessica Jensen

"Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too." ~Anon

"Hot bodies are good for pleasure and looking good on your arm, but I know you are smarter than to settle for this. Kind hearts are good for loving your broken parts and accepting you for what you are. Beautiful souls are good for teaching you about life and happiness. Gentle spirits are good for bringing peace and harmony into your life. Artistic minds are good for appreciating differences and depth. Honest consciences are good for trust and reliability. Playful characters are good for laughter and funDon't you see? When you're 80 and you're looking at the last 60 years of your life, what kind of person do you want to have spent it with?" ~Anne, Life partner check list.

"I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night. Our love came when we’d given up on asking love to come. I think that has to be part of its miracle. This is how we heal. I will kiss you like forgiveness. You will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms will bandage and we will press promises between us like flowers in a book. I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat on your skin. I will write novels to the scar of your nose. I will write a dictionary of all the words I have used trying to describe the way it feels to have finally, finally found you And I will not be afraid of your scars. I know sometimes it’s still hard to let me see you in all your cracked perfection, but please know whether it’s the days you burn more brilliant than the sun or the nights you collapse into my lap your body broken into a thousand questions, you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I will love you when you are a still day. I will love you when you are a hurricane." ~Clementine von Radics, “Mouthful of Forever”

“I’m often difficult to love. I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I promise I will kiss your wounds when they’re hurting. Even if they’re in your soul, I can find them with the light in my fingertips. I will lead you to the river so you can remember how beautiful it feels to be moved by something that is out of your control. And when our dark periods match, we can breathe with the grass and look at the night sky. The stars will remind us of the beauty in our struggles and we won’t feel lost.” ~Emery Allen

“I’m quirky, silly, blunt, and broken. My days are sometimes too dark, and my nights are sometimes too long. I often trip over my own insecurities. I require attention, long for passion, and wish to be desired. I use music to speak when words fail me, even though words are as important to me as the air I breathe. I love hard and with all that i have and even with my faults, I am worth loving.” -Danu Grayson

“I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’ve let people take advantage of me, and I accepted way less than I deserve, but I’ve learned from my bad choices and even though there are some things I can never get back and people who will never be sorry, I’ll know better next time and I won’t settle for anything less than I deserve.” ~Anon

"I hope that someday you find someone that gives you butterflies the moment you meet them. And that the first time you touch, it feels like electricity is running through your body. I hope that when you’re with them, you never want to leave. I hope you are the first and last thing they think about every day. I hope you play it cool in front of people, but can’t keep your hands off each other in private. I hope that when you give them your heart, they don’t break it. I hope that the things they tell you aren’t just things you want to hear, but things they want to say. I hope that you fit in their arms better than the last piece of a puzzle, and that you always feel safe when they hold you. I hope that when you fight, you fight hard, but that when you love, you love harder. I hope that once you find them, you can’t picture your life without them. I hope that they take your breath away. I hope that, together, you create happiness. I hope that with them, you’re not afraid of the future, but excited for it. I hope that, every day, they tell you how much they love you. I hope that when you find them, you realize it before it’s too late. I hope that you take them and love them and never let them go. I hope you find it." ~Lauren M. Smith

"I hope you fall in love with someone who always calls you back and never lets you fall asleep making you feel unwanted. I hope you fall in love with someone who holds your hand during the scary parts of horror movies and burns cookies with you while you’re both busy dancing around the kitchen. I hope you fall in love with someone who tickles you and makes you smile on hard days and on easy ones. But beyond all that I hope you fall in love with someone who will never leave you behind and who will never take you for granted. Someone who will stand by you when you’re right and stand by you when you’re wrong. Someone who has seen you at your worst and loves you still. I hope you fall in love with someone who kisses you in the rain and hugs you when you’re cold and wouldn’t have it any other way." ~Anon

"I hope you find someone that loves you when you wake up in the morning. And I hope that person stops you from running to the bathroom to fix yourself before they can even get a peek at you. I hope they tell you how beautiful you are, not just in the way you look but in the way you hold their hands and laugh at their jokes. I hope you find someone who sends you messages when they don’t know whether to get coffee or tea at Starbucks. And I hope that person shares their cookies with you when they only have one left in the jar. I hope they buy you pizza when you’re having a crappy day and listen to you complain about the scripts in television shows that didn’t go according to your ways. I hope you find someone whose kisses make you forget you were ever upset in the first place. And I hope that person holds you like the one would hold an antique vase. I hope the first thing they see in a crowd is your face and I hope they find you in everyone else they meet. I hope you find someone that will give you the wings to soar and I hope this person decides to fly with you. I hope you find someone that really deserves you as much as you deserve them. I hope you find that person." ~Anon

“I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people, too. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.” ~Unattributed

"I love you but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship or in a friendship. To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but I still love you. I love you but for now, I need "alone" time until I cool off." ~Anon

"I might not be someone’s first choice, but I am a great choice. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, because I’m good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I’m proud of who I am today. I may not be perfect, but I don’t need to be. Take me as I am or watch me as I walk away." ~Anon

"I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what degrades me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal." ~Anon

"I want a bestfriend I can sleep with, make love to, travel with, shop with, dream with, and live with. I want a partner in crime, a life partner. Someone that I can laugh with and build with. Somebody that I can trust with my heart, my money, and my life. Somebody I'm not afraid to lose because I know they'll always be there. Relationships just aren't for me but a partnership, I'll take that." ~Anon

"If God shuts a door, quit banging on it! Whatever was behind it, wasn't meant for you. Consider the fact that maybe He closed that door because He knew you were worth so much more." ~Anon

“If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don’t. It’s not that complicated. Don’t waste moments waiting and wondering. Don’t throw away your time dreaming of someone that doesn’t want you. No one is that amazing, certainly not the one who would pass you up.” ~Donna Lynn

“In life you’ll meet a lot of mean and disrespectful people. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it’s because they’ve got issues and you’re on a different level than they are. That will help keep you from reacting to their insensitivity. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance. Walk away, keep your dignity and always be true to yourself.” ~Anon

"In your lifetime you will find and meet one person who will love you more than anybody you have ever known and will know. They will love you with every bit of energy and soul. They will sacrifice, surrender and give so much that it scares you. Someday you’ll know who that is. Sometimes people realize who it was." ~Anon

"It has been said, “time heals all wounds.” I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone” ~Rose Kennedy

"It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head." ~Henry Rollins

"Learn to love yourself enough so that when someone enters your life that treats you negatively, you can stand up for yourself and have the strength to let them go. You can learn that it is okay to say no to anyone who is not willing to treat you with the love and respect you not only want, but also deserve. Have the courage to walk away from anything that does not serve you well. Search for your highest good." ~Anon

"Life has knocked me down a few times. It has shown me things I never wanted to see. I have experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up." ~Anon

"Not everyone whom desires access to your life, your heart, and your spirit are worthy of the access they seek. Protect it. Your time is your most valuable asset. By all means give it to those whom will appreciate it. But to continuously allow yourself to be used and suffer through other’s actions, you’re doing no one any justice. Take care of you first so that you can take care of your purpose and be all that you were meant to be. Then you will be able to be there for others." ~Maritza Alvarez (Our Journey to Balance)

"One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of whatever is hurting your heart and soul." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Sensitive people are often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world." -Anthon St. Maarten

“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they will end the friendship. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing and the ones that often become activists for the broken-hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.” ~Shannon L. Alder

"Seriously, be strong and know when enough is enough. Take your stand, speak up and refuse to let others hurt you. Throughout your lifetime some people will discredit you, disrespect you and treat you poorly for no apparent reason at all. Don’t consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval. And don’t make any space in your heart to hate them. You don’t have control over what others think about you, but you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions. Leave them to their own judgments. Let people love you for who you are, and not for who they want you to be. Or let them walk away if they choose. They can’t harm you either way; it’s their understanding that is faulty, not yours." ~Anon

“She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.” ~Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

"Some people are good at being in love. Some people are good at love. Two very different things, I think. Being in love is the romantic part—sex all the time, midday naps in the sheets, the jokes, the laughs, the fun, long conversations with no pauses, overwhelming separation anxiety… Just the best sides of both people, you know? But love begins when the excitement of being in love starts to fade: the stress of life sets in, the butterflies disappear, the sex not so often, the tears, the sadness, the arguments, the cattiness; the worst parts of both people. But if you still want that person by your side through all of those things… that’s when you know—that’s when you know you’re good at love." ~Nick Miller

"Someday someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes you've never seen. They'll look at you like you're everything they've been searching for their entire lives. Just wait for it." ~Anon

"Someone once told me to always live for the little things in life.
Live for 5am sunrises and 5pm sunsets where you’ll see colours in the sky that are stunning. Live for the times with music in your ears and the wind in your hair. Live for days when you’re surrounded by your favourite people who make you realise that the world is not a cold, harsh place. Live for the little things because they will make you realise that this is what life is about, this is what it means to be alive." ~A.y.

"Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about." ~Anon

"There is no soul mate or best friend out there who will solve every one of your problems. There is no love at first sight that lasts without work and commitment. But there are, however, people out there worth fighting for. Not because they’re perfect, but because they’re imperfect in all the ways that are right for you. You compliment each other’s flaws in a way that allows your souls to unite and operate more efficiently as one. You will know when you meet one of these people, when through them you meet the very best in yourself." ~Anon

"There’s nothing sexier than a man who is in love with his woman and is not afraid to show it." ~Anon

“This is an important lesson to remember when you're having a bad day, a bad month, or a bad year. Things will change: you won't feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can't feel real joy unless you've felt a real heartache. You can't have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. You can't know what it's like to feel holy until you've seen evil. And you can't be birthed again until you've hit rock bottom." ~Unattributed

"Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, forever to repair. So think twice about trusting a person who has let you down more than twice. Once was a warning, twice was a lesson and anything more, is taking advantage." ~Anon

"Wait for the person who pursues you, the one who will make an ordinary moment seem magical, the kind of person who brings out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person; the only person who will drop everything to be with you at any time no matter what the circumstances, for the person who makes you smile like no one else ever has. Wait for the person who wants to show you off to the world because they are so proud of you. And most of all, wait for the person who will make you a priority, because that’s where you belong." ~Anon

"When someone treats you like you’re just one of many options, help them narrow their choice by removing yourself from the equation. Sometimes you have to try not to care, no matter how much you do. Because sometimes you can mean almost nothing to someone who means so much to you. It’s not pride – it’s self-respect. Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people. Don’t give part-time people a full-time position in your life. Know your value and what you have to offer, and never settle for anything less than what you deserve." ~Anon

"When you fall in love make sure it’s with somebody who treats you exactly how you deserve to be treated. Love somebody who wants to know everything about you, from your favourite colour to your childhood memories to how you managed to survive all those years. Love somebody who can make you laugh. Love somebody who kisses your forehead. Love somebody who notices all of your flaws but chooses to see past them. Love somebody who listens to whatever is on your mind. Love somebody who always reminds you how blessed they are to have found you. Love somebody who protects you. Love somebody who you can’t stay mad at for more than an hour because you miss speaking to them. Love somebody who knows every freckle on your face, every stretch mark on your thighs, every scar and every tear. Love somebody who you can plan a future with. And most importantly, love somebody who makes you question why you were so afraid to fall in love in the first place. Don't forget to make them feel loved in return." ~Anon

“When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your beautiful without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing future. Who kisses you when you mess up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you would marry him all over again.” ~Shannon L. Alder

"When you love someone, they're a part of you. It’s like you’re attached by this invisible thread, and no matter how far away you are you can always feel them.” ~Anon

“When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt-you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling-like having your heart carved out.” ~Sherrilyn Kenyon from Lessons Learned in Life

"When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.” ~Emily S. P

“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but lets be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul, but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.” ~Emery Allen from Lessons Learned in Life


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Jackie Morris - journey


"You have traveled far, but the hardest part of the journey is always the next step." ~Jackie Morris


Bronnie Ware Quotes


"Allow time to recharge when you need to, so you can walk on renewed in both body and mind." ~Bronnie Ware

"Life will always have its tides. The more you can roll with them, the gentle they become." ~Bronnie Ware

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Brad Gast Quotes

"No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist and persevere." ~Brad Gast

"One day you will wake up and realize that life has passed you by, that your dreams of today are gone, that the things you wanted are no longer there. Not today. Not now. Not your life. This is the day where you take control and create your future. Life isn't about waiting, hoping or wishing. It is about creating, doing and truly living. Today is that day." ~Brad Gast

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Angel Maya - honour

" I joyfully honor the flow of life." ~Angel Maya

Sally Field - someone's eyes


"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes." ~Sally Field


Pick of the Day - kneeling before God

"God is attracted to weakness. He cannot resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need Him. Remind yourself that he who kneels before God can stand before anyone." ~Anon

Mayor of Bogota - rich and poor

"A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars, it's where the rich ride." ~Mayor of Bogota from Bullet train for Sydney

Stacy London - feel


"You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit." ~Stacy London


Jason Versey - stain

""Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” This is a lie. What we say matters. The unkind things we communicate can soil the best of relationships; even with the deepest of regrets…what lingers is a stain of hurt that may fade but will never truly go away. The wounding words we say are like feathers released in a harsh wind, once said; we will never get them back." ~Jason Versey, Jason Versey, A Walk with Prudence


Quotes on GIFTS and PRESENTS


"GOD's GIFTS put ours to shame." ~Anon

"A gift opens doors; it gives access to the great." ~Anon

"A strong woman is a gift to the world!" ~Begin With Love

"Creativity means loving whatsoever you do – enjoying, celebrating it, as a gift of existence! Maybe nobody comes to know about it. Who is going to praise Paras for cleaning this floor? History will not take any account of it; newspapers will not publish her name and pictures – but that is irrelevant. She enjoyed it. The value is intrinsic." ~Osho

"Each and every day on earth is a precious gift. Rise each morning knowing this, and your day will feel precious." ~A.D. Williams

"Each day is a gift even if it isn't exactly what we hoped for." -Anon

"Each morning we wake up and are handed the gift of a new day, a fresh start and a chance to begin again. It’s what we do with this gift that counts." ~from I Love My Family

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness…" ~Richard Bach

"Give the gift of your absence to those who do not appreciate your presence." ~Anon

"Give this day as much appreciation as you imagine you would give to the best day of your life. If you do this, even for just one hour, you will surely “regain” and “take back” all of the gifts you could so easily have overlooked." ~Robert Holden

"GRATEFUL....for God's precious gift of friends who carried me during the darkest times of my life...you know who you are...thank you ." ~Eileen Dielesen

"I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain." ~Joyce Cary

"I really think—at any age—it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see." ~Cindy Crawford on Body Image

“Kindness is a heavenly gift that’s packaged with love, sealed with an angel’s kiss and delivered with a beautiful smile.” ~Robert Clancy

"Life is only traveled once; today’s moment becomes tomorrow’s memory. Enjoy every moment, good or bad, because the GIFT of LIFE is LIFE itself." ~Anon

"Life's true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose." ~from Success dot com via Haizer Adrias Libcat, FB

"Loneliness, when accepted, is a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life. Don't panic." ~Paulo Coelho

"Look at what you know and at what you have and let your gifts reflect what you give." ~Anon

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." ~Jim Valvano

"No gift is too small if it is wrapped with love." ~Anon

"Of all the things you can create in your life, love is among the greatest gifts you’ll ever make." ~Robert Clancy

"Of course we can buy a present from the market and we put a lot of love into it. But to tell you the truth, my hut in Upper Hamlet in not large enough to store all these kinds of presents. I would like to have a kind of present that I can enjoy every day and you also can enjoy every day - a present that can last for a long time, a present of the heart." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"One of the great gifts of literature is that it allows us to see the world through the eyes of another, and in doing so, sometimes we end up learning a thing or two about ourselves, or about the person we would like to be. For many women, Anne inspired them to believe in themselves and know what they were capable of and what they were worth. Anne showed us how to love ourselves and to encourage others to do the same." ~Katie Bull, Sullivan Entertainment (Anne of Green Gables)

"Regardless of sunshine or rain, be thankful for another great day and treat life as the ULTIMATE Gift…because it is!" ~Pablo Valle

"Solitude is a gift and a privilege. It silences the noise of all that isn’t you, so you can finally get to know and love the person living in your chest. It teaches you the power of longing, self-trust, creative resurrection and surrender. In solitude you learn how to become your dancing partner in the dark and only author of your life. Don’t fill it up with fear, doubt or failed expectations. Stay there with your naked self and breathe. Learn to be one with your own soul." ~Anon

"Sometimes the greatest gift you can give yourself is time for quiet contemplation. Your soul’s wisdom often emerges in the quiet places. Spend time in nature. Go for walks. Allow yourself to unplug. It is in the quiet that your consciousness settles and you can breathe into a deeper place of peace." ~Illuminating Souls

"The best gift in life is knowing that we have someone who loves us unconditionally, who can make us laugh, who is there to listen and who warms our heart." ~Anon

“The first gift of your conscious alertness is when you discover, that instead of you, the deep-programs of your conditioned mind are living your life” ~Frank M. Wanderer

"The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it." ~Anon

"The greatest gift a parent can give a child is a belief in something greater than themselves. The greatest thing you can do with that gift is to show the world your strength in that belief." ~Robert Clancy

"The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person." ~Virginia Satir

"The greatest gift in life is to be remembered." ~Ken Venturi

"The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another's existence." ~Sue Atchley Ebaugh

"The heart of the giver makes the gift precious." ~Martin Luther

"The most precious gift parents can give their children is they love each other, respect each other, and care for each other." ~T N Hanh

"The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"The role of women in many communities around the world is that of caretakers and of educators, so ensuring that women globally are given the proper tools to persevere that they can then pass along to their children and grandchildren is one of the greatest gifts that could be given to a community caught in a cycle of poverty." ~Katie Bull, Sullivan Entertainment (Anne of Green Gables)

"There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during a ceremony to acknowledge FCW Harlow Butler (Pty) Ltd for supporting the Nelson Mandela Foundation's HIV / AIDS and Education Programmes, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 February 2004

"What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend's gift, but the friend's love." ~Aelred of Rievaulx,12th century Monk. (From The Friendship Book: A Thought For Each Day 2014 sent by MPW of Hants).

"What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have." ~Ralph Marston

"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God." ~Hans Urs von Balthasar

"When you open your eyes in the morning, sit for a moment and appreciate the gift of a new day, create a peaceful thought and enjoy some moments of silence throughout the whole day." ~Positive Thoughts

"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


"Friendship is a priceless gift, that cannot be bought or sold, but it's value is far greater than a mountain made of gold. For gold is cold and lifeless, it can neither see nor hear. And in time of trouble it is powerless to cheer. It has no ears to listen, no heart to understand, it cannot bring you comfort or reach out a helping hand. So when you ask God for a gift, be thankful if he sends, not diamonds, pearls,or riches, but the love of real true friends." ~Natalie Love

"Make me strong in spirit, courageous in action, gentle of heart, let me act in wisdom, conquer my fear and doubt, discover my own hidden gifts, meet others with compassion, be a source of healing energies, and face each day with hope and joy." ~Anon

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