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***** THIS MONTH'S THOUGHT FOR REFLECTION *****
"Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes."
- attributed to Maggie Kuhn
***** GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS *****
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
- Chinese proverb
"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now."
- Zig Ziglar
"If you want to get something you've never had or to be someone you've never been, then you have to do something you've never done."
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."
- Stephen Covey
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The smallest good deed is worth more than the grandest intention."
"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly."
- Dr. Robert Schuller
"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have."
- Teddy Roosevelt
"The longest journey starts with a single step."
- Chinese Proverb
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
- John Greenleaf Whittier
"No star is ever lost we once have seen,
We always may be what we might have been."
- Adelaide Procter
***** ATTITUDE *****
"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."
- Stephan Dolley Jr.
"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Nobody is impressed with how good your excuses are."
"Yesterday you said tomorrow."
- Nike slogan
"The key is not the will to win - everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important."
- Bobby Knight
"Do, or do not. There is no try."
- Yoda (Star Wars)
"If it's going to be, it's up to me."
"Just do it."
- Nike slogan
"Eighty percent of success in life is just showing up."
- Woody Allen
"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it."
- Charles Swindoll
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."
- Charles R. Swindoll
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
***** PERSEVERANCE *****
"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge
"The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall."
"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."
- Lance Armstrong
"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."
- Winston Churchill
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher
***** TIME *****
"The trouble is, you think you have enough time."
- attributed to Buddha
"You may delay, but time will not."
- Benjamin Franklin
"The days are long, but the years are short."
- Gretchen Rubin
"A year from now, you will wish you had started today."
- Karen Lamb
"Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried."
"Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
- Lord Chesterfield
"Carpe diem! Seize the day! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think."
- Horace, Roman poet, 65 BC-8 BC
"The Moving Finger writes: and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it."
- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
***** SELF-ESTEEM / SELF-CONFIDENCE *****
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."
- Michael J. Fox
"I wish I could tell you it gets better, but it doesn't get better. You get better."
- Joan Rivers
"Do one thing every day that scares you."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
***** CHARACTER *****
"Always remember there are two kinds of people in this world: those who come into a room and say 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are!'"
- Frederick L. Collins
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
- Stephen Grellet
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places."
- Ernest Hemingway
"Don't allow your wounds to turn you into someone you are not."
- Paulo Coelho
***** WISDOM *****
"But I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now."
- Bob Dylan
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
- Muhammad Ali
"Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset."
"Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret."
- Laurence J. Peter
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
- Abraham Lincoln
"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."
- E. W. Howe
"Some people come into your life as blessings. Others come into your life as lessons."
- Mother Teresa
"Never forget the three types of people who have made a difference in your life:
1) those who helped you through difficult times
2) those who left you during difficult times
3) those who put you in difficult times."
"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
"The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn."
- Dave Russell
"This, too, shall pass."
- Persian proverb
***** COPING WITH LOSS OR FAILURE *****
"You know, by the time you reach my age, you've made plenty of mistakes if you've lived your life properly."
- Ronald Reagan
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all."
- J.K. Rowling
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
- Dalai Lama
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
- Marilyn Monroe
"When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
- Helen Keller
"You know why it's hard to be happy? It's because we refuse to let go of the things that make us sad."
- Lupytha Hermin
"You let go and accept change for two reasons: either you've learned enough that you want to, or you've been hurt enough that you have to."
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
- Joseph Campbell
"Don't look back, you're not going that way."
- Mary Engelbreit
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
- Dr. Seuss
"Better by far that you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad."
- Christina Rossetti
"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."
- Buddhist saying
"Grief is the price we pay for love."
- Elizabeth II
"However long the night, the dawn will break."
- African Proverb
"Life is a comedy for those who think, and a tragedy for those who feel."
- Horace Walpole
"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
- Charlie Brown (aka Charles M. Schulz)
"Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue."
- Dilbert (aka Scott Adams)
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."
***** HAPPINESS *****
"Happiness is a cat. Chase it and it will elude you, it will hide. But sit and peacefully do your work, live your life and show your love and it will silently come to you and curl itself upon your feet."
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover!"
- Mark Twain
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
- Sydney Harris
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."
"With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
- Max Ehrmann
***** HEALTH *****
"One slice of pizza is always going to have fewer calories than two slices."
- Beth Donovan (~Indygirl)
"Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
- Edward Stanley
"Exercise is cheaper than therapy."
"You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes each day, unless you're too busy; then you should sit for an hour."
- Zen saying
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Great explanation of kitty logic about open/closed doors. Thanks.
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