Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Live Your Life To Its Beat

"If I was to give one piece of advice, it is this: life is all about rhythm. Your heartbeat, great sex, the seasons, how often you call your parents, your good days versus your bad days, your DNA, the universe: everything has a rhythm. You have to develop a well-stretched ear and listen. The more you listen for the rhythm of your life, the more you will hear it. Find your rhythm. Live your life to its beat."

-- Mickey Hart

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Her Secret To Life

"Her secret to life was
1) follow your passion,
2) exercise every day,
3) drink when you walk past a water fountain, and
4) always take the stairs instead of the elevator."

-- Sean D. Young

Monday, January 29, 2018

Make Always The Best From What You Have

"Make always the best from what you have, no matter how little it is.  To always have hope against hope. I was as down as a human being can go but look at me, I survived. I have gone from nearly starving to death to, seventy years later, being sent to meet the Queen and being given a BEM. So no matter how bad the situation, try to do what you can and don’t give up."

-- Lily Ebert

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Lowliest-Looking Person

"‘The lowliest-looking person is filled with gifts and talents beyond your imagination. Love such people as yourself. Those living on the margins of society do not need to have their problems solved for them, they just need to be given the opportunities to solve them themselves. And in doing so, they will often also solve the problems of others.’"

-- Alexander McLean

Friday, January 26, 2018

Other People Happen To Be Mirrors

"Perhaps you would forget about it quickly if someone else helped you up; perhaps you would remember forever if someone stepped on your toes.  We remember the flaws and mistakes of others, and when they have given us the cold shoulder, therefore, we take it to heart, and the more we look at this person, the more we see how full of flaws they are, and the harder it is to say rational when we see that person.  But other people happen to be mirrors; when we glare at them, the reflection that looks back is also glaring at us.  Therefore, there are three things that we must always remember: Look at others' strengths, help others when they are in trouble, and remember what is good about them."

-- Buddha

Saturday, January 20, 2018

If You Want To Make Things Happen

"None of us should ever underestimate our ability to change people’s lives. There is a direct cause and effect of what we do here and what happens there. But if you want to help you have to actually do something. You can’t just talk about it. My motto is “If you want to make things happen, you have to make things.” Create an object, a slogan, a film, a little book, a badge, a hashtag, a Red Nose Day … make something so wonderful that it captures people’s hearts and minds so they can’t help but be dragged in and help. And even better, make it funny too. That’s all I have ever done."

-- Richard Curtis

Surround Yourself with People Who Bring The Best From You

"You somehow need to find a way to believe, to keep going. But it’s not enough to just say to yourself “be confident”, you can’t just BE confident, you have to surround yourself with people who bring the best from you, who will help you, who will help you grow that confidence. I’m like Britain’s Got Talent. I need my three yeses. I need my wife, my mother and my agent
to all say, “Yes, that was good.” Then it’s like, all right, that works, I can keep going. I put my success down to that: my wife, my family, my support network. My three yeses."

-- Michael McIntyre

Friday, January 19, 2018

Don’t Just Drag on a Set of Circumstances

"If you put your head on a pillow late at night and think it hasn’t been a good day, wake up next day and change something. It might be your ideas or attitude, it might be to leave a job or husband. It could be anything, but change something. Don’t just drag on a set of circumstances which just aren’t falling into the right places. You’ve got to listen to and then act on that inner spark."

-- Joan Bakewell

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lesson of Grandma and Grandma as Reminder

"I’ve learned to use the lesson of Grandma and Grandma as a reminder to keep my life focused on things that are important to me—including my work and hobbies, spiritual connection with loved ones who have passed away, and most important, relationships with my loved ones who are still living today."

-- Sean D. Young

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

We Need People With Different Life Experiences

"We need people with different life experiences so we can hear each other’s stories, to add to them, to understand them, to disagree with them, to help people stop feeling self-conscious about bumping into other tribes and help people feel there could be something richer if they experiment with other human relationships."

-- Jude Kelly

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Anything You Have in This World, Use It

"Any voice you have in this world, You have to use it. Whatever money you have the day you die, you die without it, so donate it. If you can only give an hour of your time, then do that."

–- Noella Coursaris Musunka

Monday, January 15, 2018

Be Amaze By What You Can Accomplish

"A society grows great when old men plant trees under which they know they will never sit.  It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who takes the credit."

-– Harry Truman via Margaret Busby"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Obstacles Were My Life

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

-— Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Saturday, January 13, 2018

No. This is What’s Important

"And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”

-— Iain Thomas

Friday, January 12, 2018

Forgive Yourself For Any Judgments

"Forgive yourself for any judgments you are holding against yourself and then forgive your judgments of others. (If Nelson Mandela can do it, you can, too.) Then look at your life and the day ahead with newness and wonder."

-- Arianna Huffington

Thursday, January 11, 2018

You Are Not Your Bank Account

"You are not your bank account, or your ambitiousness. You’re not the cold clay lump with a big belly you leave behind when you die. You’re not your collection of walking personality disorders. You are spirit, you are love."

-— Anne Lamott

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Try To Be Better Than Myself

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."

-— Mikhail Baryshnikov

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What You Focus On Comes To You

"If you walk in with fear and anger, you’ll find fear and anger. Go into situations with what you want to find there.… When you worry, you’re holding pictures in your mind that you want less of.… What you focus upon, you become. What you focus on comes to you. So hold in your mind what you want more of."

-— John Roger

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Connect To The Natural Abundance in Life

"Use a skill or talent you have — cooking, accounting, decorating—to help someone who could benefit from it. It’ll jumpstart  your transition from a go-getter to a go-giver, and reconnect you to the world and to the natural abundance in your own life."

-- Arianna Huffington

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Don't Let The Same Problem Make You Miserable

"Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say “so what.” That’s one of my favorite things to say."

—- Andy Warhol

Friday, January 05, 2018

Everything We Do Count

"If we really want to live we must have the courage to recognize that life is ultimately very short, and that everything we do counts."

-- Arianna Huffington

Thursday, January 04, 2018

The Joy of Life

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

-— Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Constantly Give Yourself Retreat

"People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills … There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind.… So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

-— Marcus Aurelius

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

The Greatest Weapon Against Stress

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."

-— William James

Monday, January 01, 2018

Want To Stop Procrastinating?

"Start a self-help group or podcast on how to stop procrastinating. It’s tough to be the leader of a group that teaches people to not procrastinate if you’re a procrastinator yourself. Leading other people in how to stop procrastinating can make it easier for the leader to stop procrastinating, too."

-- Sean D. Young