"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



“Master, I behold only miracles. Life is a miracle. All being is a miracle. Consciousness is a miracle. I behold God in all creation. I sense the beauty of Love in the fragrance of the flower, in the smile of a child, in the warmth of lovers, in the glow of the stars. When I look onto the world, I am greeted with its mysteries. It is with awe and reverence that each day unfolds its beauty. I know that all things are good and that each expresses their good in their own appropriate manner for the moment. I know that which my brothers speak about is but illusion, for only the eternal is real. I will give no power to thoughts of scarcity, of limitation, of need, for all that is truly needed is here for us to behold, to recognize, and to accept. I wish only to give to the world the sight I have been given. For with these modest eyes and senses, my heart is quickened by the glory of being.” ~Attributed to the Author, Eldon Taylor

Source: How Do You See The World?
Via Positive Thoughts

Cristy Ramos Padilla - good laugh


"Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh." ~Cristy Ramos Padilla

Lynda Field Quotes


"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Lynda Field (Life Coach)

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house!" ~Lynda Field Life Coach

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Sidney Lovett - handmade

"Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands–a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world." ~Sidney Lovett

Quotes from Journey to PEACE


"Life will test you but remember this, when you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger." ~Journey to Peace

"Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions." ~Jamie Tworkowski from Journey to Peace

"There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying." ~Sarah Dessen

"When you wake up in the morning, let your first emotion be JOY. Pure joy because you are alive and every new day is a new beginning. Be grateful for breath in your body." ~Journey to Peace

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Tracy Smith Quotes

"Do your best to be at peace with your soul, and the experiences you are here to learn and grow through." ~Tracey Smith

"Kindness always feels good to the giver and the receiver. I hope you share your kindness in the world. It always makes a difference." ~Tracey Smith

"Know your worth. Stand strong within your own presence." ~Tracy Smith

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David Nicholas - shine brighter

"God's promises are like stars, the darker the night, the brighter they shine." ~David Nicholas


Charlotte Kitley - rainbow frame


"Surround yourself with beautiful things. Life has a lot of grey and sadness — look for that rainbow and frame it. There is beauty in everything, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to see it." ~Charlotte Kitley

Derek Jeter - image

"Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person." ~Derek Jeter

Eleanor H. Porter - character


"The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious. ...People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts." ~Eleanor H. Porter

St. Therese of Lisieux Quotes


"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love." ~St. Therese of Lisieux

"Prayer means launching out of the heart toward God; a cry of grateful love from the crest of joy or the trough of despair; it is a vast, supernatural force that opens out my heart, and binds me close to Jesus." ~St. Therese of Lisieux

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Seán O'Casey - wine for the soul

"Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living." ~Seán O'Casey from Mermaids of the Lake

Roxane Gay


"So many of us are reaching out, hoping someone out there will grab our hands and remind us we are not as alone as we fear." ~Roxane Gay

Jacqueline Winspear - alchemy


"It is indeed a wondrous universal alchemy, is it not? When one's heartfelt intentions cause mountains to move." ~Jacqueline Winspear

Sara Gentry - happy ending


"A lot of people are down on the concept of a happy ending, and it’s not a new thing. The Greeks were entertained by tragedies, Shakespeare peppered his repertoire with catastrophe, and many of the writers in Austen’s time were far more interested in philosophizing than lifting hearts. While they might not be considered beach reads nowadays, Austen’s novels were for the most part meant to be light, funny social commentary, sometimes with a slight moral agenda. The happy ending was mandatory." ~Sara Gentry, editor turned novelist. From 5 Timeless Lessons We Learned from Jane Austen


Leah C. Dancel - warrior

"Two things that can make me a warrior: when justice is trampled, and truth is squashed." ~Leah C. Dancel, 26 June 2011

Mary Schumann - freedom and wisdom


"The only way to heal yourself was to understand. Understand the love or the hate or the cowardice, or the impulsiveness, the lack of will of the one who hurt you--the circumstances that twisted them, the influences that warped them. And when you forgot yourself and saw the others with pitying comprehension, saw their tortured motives, a white, healing peace descended upon you. Your betrayal became an impersonal one, like a bridge giving way when you crossed it, lightning, a motor collision--you were in the way and you were damaged--that was all. It wasn't meant for you. When you understood, you were released into a new freedom and wisdom.” ~Mary Schumann, Strong Enchantments


Shannon L. Alder Quotes

“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.” ~Shannon L. Alder

"Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases off pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which land in the valley of change." ~Shannon. L Alder

"If you go looking for love you won’t find it because love is never lost; only we are lost." ~Shannon L. Alder

"If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind." ~Shannon L. Alder

"Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on." ~Shannon L. Alder

"Often people that criticize your life are usually the same people that don't know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul." ~Shannon Alder

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ~Shannon L. Alder

“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you have spent what feels like eternity trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask yourself if you have the problem or is it really them? God doesn’t make us try so hard, only enemies do.” ~Shannon L. Alder

“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

“There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God He promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake.” ~Shannon L. Alder

“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

“You know your testimony is strong when your roots are so deep that other people’s storms will never knock you over.” ~Shannon L. Alder

“You will know it is love not when you think about them all the time or want to be with them, but when you worry about them and you want their approval and happiness.” ~Shannon L. Alder

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Quotes from Silver Lining of Your Cloud

"Go for long walks. Indulge in great conversations. Pay attention to the moment. Count your blessings. Let go for a little while and just be and breathe." ~Silver Lining of Your Cloud

"Living your life as good as you are able to, is good enough. You don't need to be superhuman, and you don't need to be perfect. Simply live the best you can, and God will take care of the rest." ~Silver Lining of Your Cloud

"Look at life as a journey and enjoy the ride. Get the most out of the detours and realize that they are sometimes necessary." ~Silver Lining of Your Cloud

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." ~Attributed to C.S. Lewis

"You may not be able to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it." ~Unattributed by Silver Lining of Your Cloud

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Barb Schmidt Quotes


"All the “hard times” in life are here to teach us that we are worthy, loving, and deserve all the happiness and success life has to offer." ~Barb Schmidt

"If you’ve been through a traumatic experience, a difficult breakup, or endured a relationship that held you back instead of supporting you to grow, the very best outcome is to learn everything it has to teach you." ~Barb Schmidt

"Just being around you makes me feel light and happy. I feel like dancing." ~Barb Schmidt

"Never settle. Understand you deserve better." ~Barb Schmidt

"Self-compassion isn’t about “overlooking” anything; it’s about really looking at all parts of ourselves and accepting that these things about us make up the whole picture of who we are as individual human beings." ~Barb Schmidt, The Secret to Self-Compassion

"To some people, the idea of being alone doesn’t sound very appealing. In fact, many people view it as something negative and to be avoided. If I’m alone, they think, there must be something wrong with me. In many instances, they may even seem to prefer other people’s company to their own. The truth is, they might actually be afraid to be alone with themselves. I know this because this had been true for me many years ago." ~Barb Schmidt on Alone Time

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"The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have." ~Norman Vincent Peale

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." ~Mother Teresa

“Be like the strength of the sun and you can conquer the world in your Journey.” ~Anon

"But God has promised strength for the day." ~Annie Johnson Flint

"Lord, thank You for entwining Your strength into my life. Lead me today to someone who needs the love of shared strength from resources that You have given to me." ~Our Daily Bread
"Strength does not come from physical capacity, but from the will of the soul." ~Tina fom FB (sister of David Dill)

"Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do." ~Rikki Rogers

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." ~Mohandas Gandhi

"Strength is found in acknowledging our pain and loss." ~Tina fom FB (sister of David Dill)

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"A man in motion always devises an aim for that motion. To be able to go a thousand miles he must imagine that something good awaits him at the end of those thousand miles. One must have the prospect of a promised land to have the strength to move." ~from WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” ~Bettie Friedan

"All of our experiences are building blocks to give us strength." ~Rebel Thriver

"Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons." ~Troy Amdahl

"Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength." ~Napoleon Bonaparte

"Don't let every little wind that blows bend and break you! Save your strength for the big storms that come!" ~Eileen Dielesen....the WOMAN WITH A DRE‪AM

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." — Robert F. Kennedy

"Each time we face fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubmann

"Facing personal truths and purging yourself of addictions or manipulative habits require strength, courage, humility, faith, and other qualities of a soul with stamina, because you are not just changing yourself; you are changing your universe. Your soul is a compass. Change one coordinate in your spiritual compass and you change your entire life's direction." ~Caroline Myss

"Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty." ~Brene Brown

"Find the strength to leave in the past those parts of your life that are over." ~Marc Chernoff

"For what it's worth: It's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others." ~Plato

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” ~Henry Ward Beecher on Strength

"Healers are spiritual warriors who have found the courage to defeat the darkness of their soul, awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage and inspire others out of their own darkness." ~Melanie Koulouris

"Healing: You can only know your true strength when you’ve been tested.."—Robert Clancy

"I am thankful for my trials. If it wasn’t for them I would not have found my strength." ~Sharon Novilla

"I love the promise of the light but I also value the darkness and what it brings: the deep rest and the dreaming we need for ourselves and our world; the strength and willingness to see those things in ourselves and others that shy away from the spotlight." ~Oriah

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time." ~Anna Freud

"If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability." ~Marcus Cicero

"Isn’t it wonderful that the greatest strength that lies within you is also the softest part of your heart?" ~Robert Clancy

"It is cherishing ourselves that gives us strength." ~Julia Cameron

"It is in herself she will find the strength she needs." ~Butterflies and Pebbles

"It is in moments of weakness that we can find our strength." ~Kim Bayne "Live Life Positively" © 2014

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~Maya Angelou.

"Leaders who know their strengths and weaknesses as leaders are likely to be far more effective that the ones who remain blind to them. They are also on the road to humility--that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings." ~John Adair

"Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths." ~Bryant McGill

"Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there. " ~M. Antoniinus (Inspirational Quotes)

"May the dawn of each new day bring great promise and inner strength." ~from Native Americans

"My strength lies solely in my tenacity." ~Louis Pasteur

"Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with Wisdom and Strength." ~Bryant McGill

"No matter how far you may have travelled on a particular journey, you can always... stop..breath... and change your direction . Or, not continue that journey at all. You can "take your marbles and go home". You did not fail or give up... You simply changed your mind. Perhaps you simply made a mistake. Mis-takes are often gifts that show up to imbue strength, resilience and patience. "Simply turn around and when you are ready, you can Begin Again". ~Soulful Language

"Our self esteem can often take a knock when the ones we love are critical. Our inner judge grabs hold of the illusion and uses it against you to make you feel bad about yourself. Don't let it, dig deep and find your inner strength to say 'No, that is not true', my true wisdom knows the truth and find ways to improve your thinking, what is great about you....and to not let other people's perceptions be your truth. So, in case you forget remind yourself of this..." ~Di Riseborough-Intuitive Life Strategist

"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive." ~Jamais Cascio

"Silence is a source of great strength." ~Lao Tzu

"Some believe violence shows strength and courage. It doesn't. It shows weakness and cowardice." ~A.D. Williams

"Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our value and worth, but because we finally realize our own." ~Anon

"Stand Tall: In life, whether you’ve been knocked down or you’ve fallen hard, it takes the strength of both legs to stand up again. Let those legs be filled with faith and hope." ~Robert Clancy

"Stand up to your obstacles; do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have." ~Zen Proverb on Strength

"Storms test the strength of your anchor." ~Reamus Wilson

"Strength is paradoxical. I am not strong because I can force others to do what I wish as a result of my play with them; but because I can allow them to do what they wish in the course of my play with them." ~Professor James P. Carse

"Strength is when you have so much to cry for but you prefer to smile instead." ~Anon

"Strength of mind overcomes weakness of body." ~from Manny Pacquiao

"Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know." ~Charles Kingsley

"The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder–a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you." ~Carlyle

"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 real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”   ~Thomas Paine

"The strength of every individual is the grace for great work." ~Lailah Gifty Akita

"The strength of one's spirituality is determined by one's treatment of other people and other animals." ~A. D. Williams

"The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty." ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Obedience

"The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face." ~Kemi Sogunle

"The Warriors greatest strength is his heart." ~Native Americans

"There are times when each of us has to have some gumption to take a stand as to what we wish to preserve or change in order to maintain our self-respect and not be as "a reed shaken with the wind" (Matt. 11:7) . . . . We lose much credibility and strength, and we risk being weighed on an uneven balance, when, Don Quixote-like, we go around "tilting windmills". ~James E. Faust

"True strength is knowing that you don't have to be strong every single second of the day." ~Mandy Hale

"True strength often calls for the ability to sustain the tension without flight or fight." ~Herb Cohen

"Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That's success." ~Zig Ziglar

"We all make mistakes. But usually we learn from them and gain experiences to master new challenges. You know how it feels to make mistakes but you've learned that it shouldn't discourage you. You fight for your dreams and thus, inspire the people around you! You can turn your biggest mistake into your strength!" ~Anon

"We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist." ~Vince McConnell

"Whenever I feel down, I draw strength from You, my Lord. I draw inspiration from my patients who are fighting battles in their early age. Live. Fight. Survive." ~Ardeille Iris Pielago

"You’ll be as strong as an oak tree when you believe in the strength of your roots; you shed what is needed for your growth and you forever reach for the light." ~Robert Clancy

"Your strength is how calmly, quietly and peacefully you face life." ~Yogi Bhajan, (from Oriental Philosophers)

"Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggles will give you everything." ~Bryant McGil


"He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place." ~Charles Caleb Colton

"I call therefore a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war." ~John Milton (1608-1674)

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Quotes from Mermaids of the Lake


"Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny." ~Heraclitus

"Find some quiet, private time. Allow yourself to slow down and relax. Find nature, meditate, or do nothing. Take a mental break. You'll gain the benefits of a quiet mind." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human

"Humanity has more in common than the differences that separate us." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." ~James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Mermaids of the Lake)

"It's an amazing experience when you focus on the positive things in your life. Things start to change. You become happier. You see things differently. There might still be negative things there, but like an airplane flying overhead, they become the background noise of your mind." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human (from Mermaids of the Lake)

"It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts." ~Steve Maraboli

"Learning to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you is one of the keys to your happiness." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human

"Never let your fear of the unknown and things being too difficult make your choices for you in life. One of the saddest lessons in life is finding out that your fear made the situation worse than what it was and a braver person stole the dream you gave up on." ~Shannon L. Alder

"Pay attention to those who lift you up. Give them your time and energy." ~Mermaids of the Lake

"Stars are just tiny holes in the floor of heaven." ~Mermaids of the Lake

"Think about how much better this world would be if people would just smile at each other more often...You don't have to talk; you don't have to agree on anything; all you have to do is smile! Smiling breaks barriers; it eases tension, and it's the first step to making a new friend." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human (from Mermaids of the Lake)

"When someone offers you a compliment, they’re saying that they’ve observed and assessed a praiseworthy quality in you. When you deflect or deny that praise, you’re basically contradicting them; you’re saying that they don’t have good judgment, discernment, or taste, or that they’re insincere – that they don’t know what they’re talking about. You’re returning their kind words with an insult." ~From the blog, The Art of Manliness - How to Accept a Compliment with Class

"Would you pour sand into the gas tank of your car? Of course not, your car was meant to run on good gasoline. Well, your body works the same way. Your body was meant to run on good food: fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and lots of water. Eat good food!" ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human

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"Awake all living souls and shine thy light." ~Lailah Gifty Akita

"Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic." ~John Henry Jowett

“Head up, heart open. To better days!” ~T.F. Hodge from Mermaids of the Lake

"Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living." ~Seán O'Casey from Mermaids of the Lake

"Never let your fears be the boundaries of your dreams." ~Anon

"Overthinking will not empower you over things that are beyond your control. So, let it be if it is meant to be and cherish the moment." ~Mahsati A

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

"There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts." ~Elizabeth Gilbert

"We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others." ~Kamand Kojouri

"You are a light born to shine. You are not who the world thinks you are. You are not what you think you are. You are as God created you. Never see yourself less than that. You are powerful than you know." ~Ke~mi Sogunle

"You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can't do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it's just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard." ~Morgan Matson (Mermaids of the Lake)

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Quotes From The Healing Room

"Come meet me in the night sky - under the brightest star. I'll be waiting for you." ~Fiona

"Don't allow other people's noise ruin your inner peace." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Grab a friend by the hand, run out into the world and have an adventure." ~ The Healing Room

"If you're feeling alone tonight, look up. The same moon shines down on all of us." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"It's impossible to be angry and to laugh at the same time. The emotions we feel are based on the choices we make. We can choose to feel sad, angry, resentful or we can choose to be happy, joyful, forgiving. It's not always easy to choose the latter - sometimes it's so tough you have to keep focusing on your decision every single minute. And that's ok too. Remember that what you focus on is what grows - so choose laughter, choose joy, choose love." ~Fiona

"It takes one person to forgive. It takes two people to be reunited." ~from The Healing Room (Fiona)

"Keep your head up, your shoulders back and look the world in the eye. Miracles are all around you if you take the time to look." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Learn to get in touch with yourself, with your feelings and emotions. With you inner voice. Learn from every moment, every experience." ~Fiona, The Healing Room,

"Let no one dull your sparkle or dim your light." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

'Life is like a raging river. Resist or struggle and it will surely bowl you over. Surrender to it, and it will carry you to wonderful places." ~Fiona Dunphy

"Oh Beautiful Soul, for you to feel this sad, you must have once felt so very happy. Know that you will be happy again. It will be wondrous, it will be beautiful, and it will be real." ~Fiona Dunphy

"One of the hardest lessons I've ever learnt in my life is to simply ignore most of what people say.... I now watch what they do instead." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"People who are truly beautiful are always filled with beauty on the inside, which spills over to the outside." ~Fiona Dunphy (The Healing Room)

"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Time won't make you forget your pain - but it will help you to understand it and help you to grow from it. " ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"To experience peace does not mean that life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life." ~Fiona

"People who are truly beautiful are always filled with beauty on the inside, which spills over to the outside." ~Fiona (The Healing Room)

"You came from the same force that created the stars, thunderstorms and rainbows. Don't allow anyone to make you feel less than this - especially yourself." ~from The Healing Room


"I've come to realise that love doesn't always last forever - no matter how much you want it to.
That you cannot love enough for two people and by trying you will be crushed. That trust can be betrayed - and often by the one person you never dreamt could be capable.

That true love can lead to grief and loss. That hearts are shattered as often as they are cherished.
And I've also realised that the longest, toughest and most harrowing day is still only 24 hours long.
That even though I might cry through the darkness of the night, the sun still rises in the morning, bringing with it a new day full of purpose and potential.

That love can cause devastation and tears, but that there will be friends nearby to wipe them away.
That support comes from all directions and in the most unexpected and unlikeliest places - especially when you're on the right path.

And I've finally realised that it's okay not to know what to do next. Not to know what I want, and to be comfortable in that confusion and pain.
And the very best realisation of all is that there isn't a single answer for every question - and that it can evolve and change and transform with me." ~F. Dunphy, The Healing Room

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Katherine Scholes - PEACE


"Peace is not a gap between times of fighting, or a space where nothing is happening. Peace is something that lives, spreads, and needs to be looked after." ~Katherine Scholes

George E. Lyon - PEACE

"Peace is a process of responding to diversity and conflict with tolerance, imagination, and flexibility; war is a product of our intent to stamp out diversity and conflict when we give up on the process of peace." ~George E. Lyon

W.H. Murray - elementary truth

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of creation there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of events and meetings and material assistance which no man would have believed would have come his way." ~W.H. Murray, who led a Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

Sakyong Mipham Quotes

“Awareness puts us in tune with the elements. This elemental connection is part of being alive. We are too often indoors, unaware of the elements. The elements are not our enemies: we ourselves are made of the elements. When we connect with them, they inspire us and make us stronger, allowing us to communicate with the world in much subtler ways.” ~Sakyong Mipham

“If we do not push ourselves enough, we do not grow, but if we push ourselves too much, we regress. What is enough will change, depending on where we are and what we are doing. In that sense, the present moment is always some kind of beginning.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“In the beginning of running and of meditation, one of the biggest obstacles is laziness. One kind of laziness is basic slothfulness, in which we are unable to extract ourselves from the television or couch. In this case, just a little bit of exercise can send a message to the body that it is time to move forward. Even putting on workout clothes and beginning to stretch helps bring us out of our sloth. By the same token, sitting down to follow the breath for even five minutes has the power to move us out of laziness. Another form of laziness is that we don’t make time in our busy, speedy life to go for a run or to sit down and practice.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it.” ~Sakyong Mipham

"Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We're left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don't we think about training our minds?” ~Sakyong Mipham

“Running and meditation are very personal activities. Therefore they are lonely. This loneliness is one of their best qualities because it strengthens our incentive to motivate ourselves.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“The bones and tendons of the mind are mindfulness and awareness. Mindfulness is the mind’s strength, and awareness is its flexibility. Without these abilities, we cannot function. When we drink a glass of water, drive a car, or have a conversation, we are using mindfulness and awareness.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“Then we wonder, “Why is nothing turning out the way I want?” Tiger mind creates a little gap in which we can look at our choices. We could get mad or not get mad. We could manipulate or not manipulate. We could become desirous and fixate. We could get jealous or not. It’s up to us. Wisdom and compassion begin with cultivating discernment—not just reacting to what happens.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life

“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Turning the Mind Into an Ally

“When stress is the basic state of mind, even good things stress us out. We have to learn to let go.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

"When we are certain that the way to accomplish our own wishes is to help others, we have no regrets." ~Sakyong Mipham

Source: The Goodreads

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Quotes from I Love My Family

"Dear Father God, make my roots grow deep in the soil of your Word and feed my soul with living water so that it never thirsts. I delight in Your law. Help me to meditate on it day and night." ~from I Love My Family
"A Smile is complete when it begins in your heart, reflects in your eyes and ends with a glow on your face." ~I Love My Family

“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
~Grandma's (I love my family)

"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

"Families are a complex collection of personalities. Some quiet. Some loud. Some joyful. Some sullen. Some loving. Some demanding. How to fit in at times is a challenge. But at the end of the day, we have to forgive each other for not being perfect. Sometimes it's another opportunity to practice the God kind of love. The man kind of love is just not enough to keep peace in the family. So if somebody doesn't love you... Love them anyway." ~I Love My Family

"Honour life.
Embrace life.
Love life."
~From I love my family

"If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!" ~I Love My Family

"Love is Homemade and Grandma's kitchen is never Closed!" ~I Love My Family

"Marriage without friendship is like a bird without wings." ~D. Schacht from I Love My Family

"Mother is a beautiful creation, because in this selfish world, she is the only one who always want to see you happy." ~I Love My Family

"My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind." ~I Love My Family

"No day is wasted where there has been love shared. And as we get older we realize the power and preciousness of touching someone's life and how much that same energy touches our own life in return. Life is all about kindness." ~I Love My Family

"The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you." ~from I Love My Family

"The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother." ~I Love My Family

"We are all united by both pain and love. Both a smile and a wound. We are all united by these very basic yet very influential things, because we all recognize them, we all know what they feel like to have or to give." ~from I Love My Family

"You are not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor should you feel the world must live up to yours." ~From I Love My Family



May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and
Know it's beauty all the days of your life.
From: I Love My Family

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Heart and Soul matters - stand in awe


"I stand in awe and give thanks for all life's blessings." ~Heart and Soul matters

Ervin K. Kery Quotes

"We experience an entirely new dimension of ourself, and this dimension is in fact and ancient, indescribable, intelligent, living, endless space, space-like emptiness, in which bodily sensations, emotions and thoughts as well as material objects appear and vanish, like the waves on the surface of the ocean. We know that it exists, it is the one and only Life, and at the same time it is the essence in us we call ”I” (The ”I am–sensation”). It exists as an ancient, living empty space, a Consciousness conscious of its own existence that comprises everything. Nothing exists outside it, and everything that exists is born inside it: within its space and as its own manifestation. This state is characterized by tranquility, deep silence, peace and all-permeating love. We know that this mysterious ”something” is beyond time, it does not have a beginning and end, it was never born and it will never die." ~Ervin K. Kery

"When you have accepted the Present, you cease fighting yourself and the world: you will feel a deep internal peace and tranquility, in which you have a fresh experience of the world." ~Ervin K. Kery

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Andrew Lloyd Webber - educational opportunities

“We theatre producers are not Victorian pit owners sending children down the mines. In reality, a well-managed show provides children with great educational opportunities and prepares them for the real world.” ~Andrew Lloyd Webber via The Stage

Swami Chetananda - being together

“When you are with someone you love very much, you can talk and it is pleasant, but the reality is not in the conversation. It is simply in being together." ~Swami Chetananda

Peter Abelard - truth

"By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth." ~Peter Abelard


Inner Calm Reiki Quotes


"Being out in nature is a wonderful way to ground yourself and relieve some stress. Walk outside and just breathe in all the wonder that surrounds you. Tune out the stress and tune into the good stuff!" ~Leslie, Inner Calm Reiki

"Everyone we meet, good or bad, is a part of our life's lessons. Always be a smart student and a compassionate teacher." ~Leslie, Inner Calm Reiki

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Judy Frenette Quotes


"Life experience has taught me, we never get over things, if you go into a painful heart memory, it is still there, but life pushes us forward, like an ancient deep river, it still keeps flowing and moving with natural rhythms of life, don't look to move on when you get over things, because it doesn't happen, move on with the wisdom you earned from your pain, you may be dragging your feet, but keep moving forward, make a choice to own your amazing strength with pride, love and compassion, you have expanded your heart wisdom." ~Judy Frenette

"No matter how bad things get, and sometimes they do get real bad, know that the sun will rise again and we can always make a new start, this time with all the knowledge of our experiences, work with the Universe by accepting what is, understand that challenges and heartaches are universal for all and not something that is faulty in you, create and practice the habit to give thanks for every single blessing in your life and feel the abundance and power of that prosperity of blessings." ~Judy Frenette

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Alfred Jarry - tangent

"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity." ~Alfred Jarry

Richard Peck - light

"We write by the light of every story we have read." ~Richard Peck

Eddie Cantor - scenery

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." ~Eddie Cantor

Darlene Schacht Quotes


"Marriage is a place of forgiveness that welcomes one home, and arms they can run to in the midst of a storm. It's a grace." ~Darlene Schacht

"Marriage without friendship is like a bird without wings." ~D. Schacht from I Love My Family

"Purpose is found in those quiet moments when no one but God sees the work of your hands." ~Darlene Schacht from Bringing In The Sheaves

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Katie Maslin Quotes


"Do you see the lengths you have come? You should feel such a sense of accomplishment! If nothing else, one day you can look someone straight in the eyes and say: "but I lived through it all, my life has given me strength and it has made me who I am today. And for that, I am forever grateful." ~Katie Maslin

"Feed your soul with positive energy so you can grow and bloom wherever life plants you." ~Katie Maslin

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Quotes from Bringing In The Sheaves


"A happy marriage is a selfless journey in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." ~George and Yvonne Levy

"Life is not about making others happy, life is about being honest and sharing your happiness with others." ~Anon from Bringing In The Sheaves

"May your life preach more loudly than your lips." ~William Wllery Channing

"When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms." ~Ma Jaya

"Often God puts a thirst in a person's life that only He can quench." ~Woodrow Kroll

"The right relationship won't distract you from God. It will bring you closer to Him." ~Bringing In The Sheaves

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Maeve Greyson - dreams


"No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them." ~Maeve Greyson

REALM of Love - harmony


"Do not give your attention to things that don't allow you to vibrate in harmony with who you are." ~REALM of Love

Dan and Jan Dravecky - golden treasures

"Hope is perhaps the most precious commodity we have. Hope has the power to splash living colors on a bleak landscape, to fill empty chests with golden treasures, and to infuse life and vitality where before there was only death and despair." ~Dan and Jan Dravecky

Orebela Gbenga Quotes

“Don't tie your heart to a person that has nothing left to offer you. Let it go. It might hurt for a while, but when you get over it, you'll see that its better.” ~Orebela Gbenga

"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." ~Orebela Gbenga

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Ralston Bowles - identity

"Don't let your struggle become your identity." ~Ralston Bowles

Stephanie Alexander - friendship


"Food and wine and friendship matter more than almost anything I can think of. " ~Stephanie Alexander

Pierre Lieutaghi - forests

"Forests are places where we can get back in touch with our inner- selves .. where we can walk on soft ground - breathe in natural scents." ~Pierre Lieutaghi

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha Quotes

“Between goal and success, there is one critical thing - perseverance: it is the fundamental belief to always succeed, the determination to turn goal to gold, the greatness to never give up, the foresight to dream that enables you to make it happen.”

"Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go - backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough." ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“Girls are pearls, ladies are rubies, mothers are moulders, and women are wonderful.” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“It is the duty of youths to war against indiscipline and corruption because they are the leaders of tomorrow.” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“The simplest way to enjoy lasting success in life is to strike a balance between your career and family. If one must suffer, never it be your family.” ~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“There is only one you on the globe today. You have been built to inspire and designed to dazzle. Live your uniqueness!” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“When something poses as obstacle to you,surmount it and use it as a miracle to move on to greater height.” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Overcoming the Challenges of Life

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Necole Stephens Quotes

"If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the soul." ~Necoke Stephens

"Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder." ~Necole Stephens

"Memories never fade, they remain in a sacred space found in the center of your heart forever." ~Necole Stephens

"Never let a dark past hold you back from a brighter future. Let the good energies in and know that you deserve it." ~Necole Stephens

"When an event of any kind occurs in your life, you have two choices: Allow it to define you or allow it to strengthen you. No matter what you have been through, you are still here. Keep taking baby steps, one day at a time." ~Necole Stephens

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Quotes From I Must Be A Mermaid

"Allow peace to enter into your heart and soul. Let it surround you, embrace you, carry you to that calm and serenity that you so desire." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Be still and you will hear the sound of your own ocean." ~I Must Be a Mermaid

"Embrace all that life gives you. Breathe through the intense times. Float in the peaceful ones. Live!" ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Deep within you is the strength and courage you need to breathe on." ~Jill Alman Bernstein

"Don't let your emotions drag you down. Let them flow through you as a gentle breeze ruffles the sea." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Each day is a new voyage." ~I Must Be A Mermaid (jamb)

"Everything is our teacher: every situation, every relationship, everything we experience." ~I Must Be a Mermaid

"Give me the strength to move through my day with grace and love in my heart." ~I Must Be a Mermaid

"I am swimming in the light! Always find the glimmer, the spark of light and lightness in your day." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"I have always said that expectation is the root of all disappointment and sadness. Let go of that expectation, and life will flow sweetly." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"I place myself in the loving hands of the universe." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"If you are struggling and feeling down, please remember that there is always someone to reach out to. You are not alone on this journey. There is always love." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"If you can take time to sit quietly, clear your head of all the stress of the day, breathe in the stillness of the air and the beauty of the world around you.... create that openness... that space where love can just spread its warmth within you." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"If you will open the veil to your inner soul, you will find your deepest truth. It is a vast landscape for all your dreams and wishes...." ~JMAB2013 (I Must Be A Mermaid)

"It is so important to do things that bring you joy, and that make your heart and soul smile." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Just breathe... and let the sea soothe your soul." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Let the waves carry love and light into your day." ~I Must be a Mermaid/jmab

"Look for the beauty in each day. See the light...smell the fragrance... listen to the birds sing..." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"One step forward, a few steps back.... a few steps forward again... Each day is a mixture of emotions and memories. There are tears, anger, disbelief.... and some smiles and laughter too. But I wake up each day and push forward, move on. That is what we all must do - in the face of whatever is thrown at us each moment in our lives. I find that I am diving deep into my strength and courage, and I come up with the same thing each time." ~I Must Be A Mermaid (Jill)

"Our journey is our life in progress. We are always moving... always experiencing and evolving." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"She dreams of the ocean late at night and longs for the wild salt air." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Struggle is nature's way of strengthening your character." ~

"Swim your path with courage and confidence." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"The heart is deep with many ravines and crevices... the mysteries of how and why we love, why we feel, can be found within those shadows and depths. Dive deeply into your heart.." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"The ocean is my peace." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"The ocean is my well. It replenishes all that I am. It is there that I feel whole." ~JMAB, I Must Be A Mermaid

"The one thing that we know for sure is that we are constantly and continually shifting, changing, growing." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"The sea allows us to return to our purist and most authentic selves. Dive in. Leave everything but your truest essence." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"There are lessons in every relationship. I know it is hard to fathom this, but sometimes there are people who we meet, just so they can teach us to let go." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"There is love everywhere. We need just to look for the glimmer of light that illuminates the blooming flower or the blade of grass or the butterfly dancing in the wind." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Today is the day to just allow love to flow into your heart and out into the world." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Truly we can be grateful only when we recognize what makes our heart sing, our soul swoon, our very being dance with delight. Open your eyes, your heart, your soul, your mind and see and feel and smell and touch and taste the world. It is through those experiences that we become conscious of our treasures." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"We are all swimmers. We swim through our days, our relationships, our work, our lives... Sometimes our strokes are strong, sometimes gentle... Sometimes we power through, and sometimes we struggle just to push our hands through the water. All the time we are aware of our feelings, our heartbeat, and our rhythms of life." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"We are all wired for struggle but it is in this adversity that our greatest strengths and insights are gained." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"We are often guided or directed to make certain choices, to take certain routes, to connect with certain people... or not. Challenges and obstacles are put in front of us to test our wills, and divert our attention and help us to lose or find our way." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"We need the darkness to find our most amazing light. Out of the darkness we emerge, shining, stunning, in magnificence and love." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Whatever it is that is holding you back, whatever is weighing and bringing you down, you must find the wind that allows you to rise above it. and plus, perspective is everything." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

Source: FB

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"Are the waves reaching
for the sun, the moon?
Or do they come to extinguish
the seas power in the sand?
I will meet the waves
where they are born,
and listen to their dreams.
I will jump in the sea."
~John Patrick Shankey

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God."
~ John Gillespie Magee (1922-1941)
A Canadian Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britian
from I Must Be a Mermaid

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Antony de Mello - dependence

"Only he who knows how to live without dependence on others will love them as they are." ~Antony de Mello

Kobe Bryant - inspire people

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do." ~Kobe Bryant

Reamus Wilson Quotes

"It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something." ~Reamus Wilson

"Storms test the strength of your anchor." ~Reamus Wilson

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Sunil Quotes

"Mind is full with thoughts and heart is full with wounds..I too need deep sleep." ~Sunil

"We lie when we want to escape from truth." ~Sunil

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Lesley Ann Warren - instinct


"Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. Go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I've learned, that's the path to happiness." ~Lesley Ann Warren


Robert Hill Sr. Quotes

“A relationship that can handle the trials is built to celebrate many triumphs.” ~Rob Hill Sr., For Single People Who Still Understand The Value of Relationships

“Am I lonely because no one cares, or am I lonely because I’m not strong enough to let anyone get close enough to care?” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

“Any person you deem worthy enough to share your space with should value it.” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

“It is not enough to get so used to saying “I love you” that you forget to take advantage of chances to show it.” ~Rob Hill Sr., For Single People Who Still Understand The Value of Relationships

"Just be smart enough to know when “enough is enough.” You can’t complain about somebody crossing the line if you fail to set the boundaries. You can’t complain about somebody wasting your time when you didn’t require them to earn it. Sometimes you just have to let go. Not everything is meant to be a “forever” kind of thing. You have to be honest with yourself even if it hurts. You can’t give people too many chances to make the same “mistakes.” Learn from it. Grow out of it. Be done with it." ~Robert Hill Sr.

"Learn how to lead your heart; start recognizing when something isn’t good for you and be strong enough to let it go. A person can only waste the time you give them an opportunity to waste. Stop trying to open doors for people who constantly shut you out. Make sure the interest is shown in the effort, the talk is supported by the actions, and the trust is earned through the consistency." ~Robert Hill Sr.

"Nothing protects the heart like patience. Don’t get your hopes up too fast. Don’t let your fears speak too loud. Don’t give your doubts too much time.

Can’t be surprised when you fall off with certain people. Few people understand what it means to really be there for somebody.

And that’s the roughest part about being on a journey, you realize the main ones that said they’ll ride, are the first to fall off. People make promises when the sun is shining and make excuses when the storm comes.

That’s why I’m always thankful for the rain… it washes away the unnecessary. The reality is, you could be amazing, genuine, and sincere but still be overlooked. Because honestly, people don’t want something real anymore, they just want reasons to complain and excuses to avoid. Having a good thing is so hard because meeting a strong person is so rare.

So I’ve learned to respect when people run from me, I realize my kind of love ain’t for everybody. I’m at peace with that." ~Rob Hill Sr.

“Real love does not destroy you. It builds you up!” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

“Understand who you are as a woman in a way that radiates to men that you are one of one, not one of many.” ~Rob Hill Sr., For Single People Who Still Understand The Value of Relationships

“We never arrive at a place of knowing it all. For as long as we are alive, we are challenged to grow, learn, evolve, and mature.” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

"When I give, it does not come with strings. I’m not keeping track of what you owe me. When I give, I choose to do so without ulterior motives. I give because I’m genuine. I give because I know what it’s like to be without. To long for and be ignored. To speak and not be heard. To care for and have nothing returned. When I give it’s because I get it. It’s because I know the value in what I have in my heart and I refuse to let the world stop me from sharing that. But when things start being taken for granted. When you no longer appreciate my sincerity. I won’t switch, I won’t get angry, and I won’t be spiteful. I’ll just get smart and I’ll change your role in my life. Because when I give, I’m all in. But when I’m done, there’s no looking back." ~Robert Hill Sr.

“When you try to control and manipulate your relationship, the limitations you set don’t allow you, or the other person, to freely experience the opportunities love has to offer.” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

"You can't make somebody "get it". Effort is a reflection of interest and you can't force them to see that you're worth it. Be wise enough not to waste your time, patient enough not to settle, and strong enough not to force it. Whatever is meant to be will be." ~Robert Hill SR

Source: Goodreads, Lessons Learned in Life, FB

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Elder Neil L. Andersen - calling

"Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what GOD gave you time for." ~Elder Neil L. Andersen from I Love My Family

Heather Corrine Lang - tides of life


"Nature has a way of reminding us the tides of life will continue to shift." ~Heather Corrine Lang

Sharon Jaynes - people


"Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who NEVER GIVE UP, despite the struggles." ~Sharon Jaynes

Jasmeine Moonsong - freedom


"Find the things that make your heart sing, and your soul soar with the freedom and all the glorious wonders that life has to offer." ~Jasmeine Moonsong

Jan Lundy - peace, love and joy


"We are ever invited into quieter places so that we can truly hear what we need to know to live with greater peace, love and joy." ~Jan Lundy

MY PICK of the DAY

"Those who love you for who you are and not for what you can do for them are the best kind of people to have in your life." ~Anon

José Micard Teixeira - I NO LONGER

“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 displeases 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 and to smile at those who do not want to smile at 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 tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”

-José Micard Teixeira (words Meryl Streep live by)


Bettina Arndt - dream partner


"Online dating is not for the faint-hearted – you have to stick with it to be successful. Meeting your dream partner may be closer than you think." ~Bettina Arndt, Your Life's Choices

John Powell Quotes

“Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection." ~John Powell

"If you knew me in the past, please do not think that I am the same person that you are meeting today. I have experienced more of life, I have encountered new depths in those I love, I have suffered and prayed, and I am different." ~John Powell

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." ~John Powell

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Daniel Bond - expectations

"Like goals, if expectations are too high then they no longer serve as something to aim for, but rather a stick to beat yourself with.” ~Daniel Bond

Michael Faudet - arms of a dream

"May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you'll cry when you awake." ~Michael Faudet

Diana Cooper Quotes


"Bless the waters for they carry the love of the universe." ~Diana Cooper

"New energy is sent to us everyday so tune in and accept it." ~Diana Cooper

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B. Hamilton - sugar and spice

"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice." ~B. Hamilton

Darren John Maxwell - serve a purpose

"The sad truth is that there are some people who will only be there for you as long as you have something they need. When you no longer serve a purpose to them, they will leave. The good news is, if you tough it out, you’ll eventually weed these people out of your life and be left with some great people you can count on. We rarely lose friends, we just gradually figure out who our real ones are." ~Darren John Maxwell


My PICK for TODAY - drudgery


"It is through consecration that drudgery is made divine." ~Anon via Gigi Graham Tchividlian, American writer and speaker

Shel Silverstein - voice


"There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, ‘I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.’ No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you — just listen to the voice that speaks inside." ~Shel Silverstein


Amy Leigh Mercree - dark moment


"Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today." ~Amy Leigh Mercree