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Motivational Quote - You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

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Remember, the only thing you have complete control over is your attitude. You alone are responsible for making yourself happy. Do not depend on others to keep you smiling and positive. Choose to be optimistic. Avoid complaining, especially when the things you are complaining about can’t be avoided or changed.

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NOLAHORSERIDER

8/20/2014 8:01:36 PM

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Nice reminder! Loved it! Thanks SP :)

DAISYPETAL

8/20/2014 8:42:57 AM

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I love the way this is stated and I DON'T CARE WHO SAID IT! I LOVE THORNS THAT HAVE ROSES!

TRYINGHARD54

8/20/2014 8:25:53 AM

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id rather rejoice . :-)

SEEDOCSHOOT

12/7/2013 11:15:31 AM

ALWAYS FULL AND OVERFLOWING!! To say that this has been a challenging year would be an understatement and yet THE LORD CONTINUES TO GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO KEEP STANDING! I am grateful

CORKYCORAL

11/27/2013 6:20:13 PM

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Praiise You for te beauty of the. F lowers yYou created thAt aree a feast for our eyes and soul!!!

ALFOLEY23

11/27/2013 12:28:30 PM

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We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

Abraham Lincoln

This is the real quote. Plagiarism is wrong. Whether you change a few words around our not, claiming it as your own is disrespectful.

LCRUMLEY81

11/27/2013 7:44:19 AM

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love this

LEILA6637

11/13/2013 2:35:50 PM

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I really needed this inspiration today,i loved too so much,and try to be optimistic with all cells of my body and mind

BAMAJAM

8/28/2013 11:37:48 AM

I have never understood why some people choose to be grumpy, complaining, and mean spirited individuals. And some of them are "smart"---but not smart enough! (smile)
Happy Sparking!

MAYBER

8/28/2013 8:44:15 AM

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
To Change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference
Attitude the choice is mine
One day at a time
Love Prayers Peace

ICVICTORY

9/23/2012 11:52:20 PM

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What a wonderful way to look at irritants from a different perspective. I too needed this today just having had a challenging conversation with someone I love that just happen to irritate me.

KLWALDON

9/19/2012 11:55:57 AM

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As someone else noted, this came at the perfect time for me as well. I need to be reminded of this! It put life in perspective.

WINNAWOLF

6/4/2012 10:09:56 AM

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Perspective... What good timing for me!

MARTINT011

5/9/2012 6:30:12 PM

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Will keep this, it's so easy to complain, however to control my attitude takes work and it is well worth it. I need to be optimistic and bee happy , not to depend on anyone to make me happy. The Serenity prayer is also very good to remember to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change what I can.

KAYLSLYNN

3/23/2012 7:54:34 AM

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I NEEDED THIS TODAY. I NEED TO BE REMINDED OF THIS. THANK YOU !!!!!! I WAS VERY SICK YEARS AGO AND I KNOW GOD TOLD ME ME TO TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES. I LOSE SIGHT OF THAT AT TIMES. TODAY WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS . THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY

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