~William James Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Muriel Strode 1875—1964 , My Little Book of Life, 1912 If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~Author Unknown We always think we'd be happier in some faraway place, as if you could catch a plane to a state of mind. It's really the ideal place to be. These don't have to last long; setting aside three to five minutes will result in a difference in your attitude. Let me but grasp half so much of life as despised things, as purslane, and mullen, and wort Growing there in their God-corner, unmindful of the world's disdain, Eating the clean earth with their roots, drinking the light with their leaves — God-things of opprobrium — but God's! ~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl You can bear your troubles or shrug them off. ~Charles Buxton My father's nature turned out no waste product; he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories.
You do whatever you really were too afraid to do. Unattached, nothing can ever block your way. So when you look at your life, make sure you thank Jesus for the great, the good, and even the bad, because even the bad He will eventually turn to good. ~Amir Al-Rubai Spirit can walk, spirit can swim, spirit can climb, spirit can crawl. Share your positive observations with others, and keep negative remarks to yourself.
To live yearning — and to die yearning still. Having an attitude of pride and arrogance reveals a lack of understanding of the nature of wealth. ~James Whistler It's snowing still, said Eeyore gloomily. And once you master it, you will be able to respond in a useful way to every difficult situation that decides to walk into your heart. Say you are well, or all is well with you, And God shall hear your words and make them true. Some people are pitched head forward into a sea of trouble and come up smiling and strike out for the shore. All the more reason for an attitude of appreciation when one has it.
You may not be able to change it, but you can certainly choose your mental and physical response to it. ~Vince Lombardi My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. ~William Cowper Let your inner sunshine overcome the passing haze of discontent. ~Muriel Strode 1875—1964 , Songs of Longing: X, At the Roots of Grasses, 1923 We were not made to eternally weep. By keeping track of how we respond in trying situations, we can better judge where we need to improve ourselves.
The words you use when you talk have a major impact on your attitude and emotional outlook. ~Muriel Strode 1875—1964 , My Little Book of Life, 1912 There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. She has everything, and is being treated to dinner. How will you help yourself remember to do better? Hang out with friends who have a happy vibe. ~Dodinsky, The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
~Muriel Strode 1875—1964 , My Little Book of Life, 1912 In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Did you try to spend more time with them or avoid them? The people in our lives, the things we have, all because of Him. Better than broad acres — a garden of heartsease. ~Elbert Hubbard If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one. Hemp is hemp, — until it is a life-line or a hangman's rope. ~Abraham—Hicks Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough. ~Author Unknown I will have a care lest my burden rest all too long where my wings might have grown.
~Abraham Lincoln Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. It will not live but in a loving heart. If it isn't breast cancer, it's accidents, old age, poverty, joblessness, or any other condition of the human race. ~The Eagles, Already Gone He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. ~Roald Dahl There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate. ~Henry Moore When life is viewed as good, a bad day is easily absorbed.
The dreary, never-ending tale Of mortal maladies is worn and stale; You cannot charm or interest or please By harping on that minor chord, disease. ~Ankam Nithin Kumar, April 2012 winner of The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on The sun won't shine until you put the umbrella away. Guest, It Couldn't Be Done Why not learn to enjoy the little things — there are so many of them. Will you be nice, or will you be an obnoxious something? Patience that at some point they may have more. The more you practice, the better you will become. You won't die if the person does not care about you, though it will hurt of course.
How else can you measure yourself? ~Terri Guillemets Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~Terri Guillemets We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. ~Cavett Robert It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. So, instead I promised you I would never give up trying to be a better version of myself each day, for you and for Emery.
~Annette Goodheart Conditions may make some men, but some men can make conditions. You may be tempted to pretend that unhealthy behavior — a racist boss, an abusive partner, an emotionally manipulative friend — is providing a good opportunity for you to learn patience and tolerance. Waking up one hour earlier each morning allows you time to focus on yourself, your goals, and your intention to change your attitude. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. Maxwell was here and then he was gone. So, as I start to cry and am unable to finish the song Emery stops crying and looks at me.