Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Thich Nhat Hanh
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
This is exactly the message that fairy tales get across to the child in manifold form: that a struggle against severe difficulties in life is unavoidable, is an intrinsic part of human existence -- but that if one does not shy away, but steadfastly meets unexpected and often unjust hardships, one masters all obstacles and at the end emerges victorious.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Before you leave the house, you need to make up your mind that you’re going to stay positive and enjoy the day no matter what comes your way. You have to decide ahead of time.
Things end. People leave. And you know what? Life goes on. Besides, if bad things didn't happen, how would you be able to feel the good ones?
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you'll survive.
Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly.
Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them
Here is an affirmation for today: I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy!
Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.
The only thing that feeling bad accomplishes is to plummet you into anxiety, despair, depression, and stress. In such situations, ask yourself in that moment what THOUGHT you can have that will make you feel GOOD!
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
We have within us the power to uplift ourselves. This power is our own awareness.
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Once you choose hope, anything's possible
If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!
Dwight L. Moody
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people -- people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories.
You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.
Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being, and are conducive to its exaltation. Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone.
If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.
People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
Remember that the sudden decision to stop fighting, and just go with the flow, can be incredibly releasing. Resistance is just so draining. There is a beauty to gracious acceptance, an energy that leads to peace.
This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!
Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.
I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
A. A. Milne
The universe is always speaking to us... sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities,reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I've made that commitment for my life's sake and for the sake of those who love me.
Susan Polis Schutz
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
To remain confident and positive, think about your goals all the time.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Belief creates the actual fact.
The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.
If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Concealed in every new situation we face is a spiritual lesson to be learned and a spiritual blessing for us if we learn that lesson. It is good to be tested. We grow and learn through passing tests. I look upon all my tests as good experiences. Before I was tested, I believed I would act in a loving or non-fearing way. After I was tested, I knew! Every test turned out to be an uplifting experience. And it is not important that the outcome be according to our wishes.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent.
We all have a responsibility, and since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Passion is what makes life interesting, what ignites our soul, fuels our love and carries our friendships, stimulates our intellect, and pushes our limits... A passion for life is contagious and uplifting. Passion cuts both ways... Those that make you feel on top of the world are equally able to turn it upside down... In my life I want to create passion in my own life and with those I care for. I want to feel, experience and live every emotion. I will suffer through the bad for the heights of the good.
Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.
Right in the difficult we must have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out, there for the first time we see how beautiful they are.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Surround yourself with the kinds of input that are uplifting, that expand your mind and settle your spirit.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand--and melting like a snowflake...
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter - loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Be inspired with the belief that life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and groveling thing that we are to shuffle through as we can, but an elevated and lofty destiny.
William E. Gladstone
Pain is evitable. Suffering is optional.
Every time you try to encourage someone else, your own soul will be flooded with a light and glow of peace and good cheer.
Susa Young Gates
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
If you don't value your time, neither will others.
As long as you're actively pursuing your dream with a practical plan, you're still achieving, even if it feels as though you're going nowhere fast. Its been my experience that at the very moment I feel like giving up, I'm only one step from a breakthrough. Hang on long enough and circumstances will change, too. Trust in yourself, your dream and spirit.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know 'why' it happened.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
If it's not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it's a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.
Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
Orison Swett Marden
I just love life. I love people. I love to write, that's my gift. I love to sing. I have a good attitude. I like to think I shine from the inside.
What keeps me going is goals.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
When dealing with a difficult person, all that matters from a spiritual standpoint is how you react and treat the person. It's not about getting the other person to change or agree with you. Your spiritual growth is all about the way that YOU deal with the relationship, the person, and the situation. Even if the situation would justify you acting harshly, resist this temptation. Ask for heaven to purify and uplift your thoughts and feelings so that everything you do and say is aligned with Divine Love. This is the path and purpose of the lightworker. This is why you are here.
When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.
I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
Henry Ward Beecher
Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Jazz is not background music. You must concentrate upon it in order to get the most of it.
You must absorb most of it. The harmonies within the music can relax, soothe, relax, and uplift the
mind when you concentrate upon and absorb it. Jazz music stimulates the minds and uplifts the souls
of those who play it was well as of those who listen to immerse themselves in it. As the mind is
stimulated and the soul uplifted, this is eventually reflected in the body.
The best way out is always through.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Healing and positive life change comes from having the courage and spiritual conviction to look squarely at life's impermanence.
Meredith L. Young-Sowers
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
If we believe in magic, we'll live a magical life.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
You put together two people who have not been put together before; and sometimes the world is changed, sometimes not. They may crash and burn, or burn and crash. But sometimes, something new is made, and then the world is changed. Together, in that first exaltation, that first roaring sense of uplift, they are greater than their two separate selves. Together, they see further, and they see more clearly.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Radiate an energy of serenity and peace so that you have an uplifting effect on those you come into contact with.
I believe that there is but One Thinker in the universe; that my thinking is His thinking, and that every man's thinking is an extension, through God, of every other man's thinking. I therefore think that the greater the exaltation and ecstasy of my thinking, the greater the standards of all man's thinking will be. Each man is thus empowered to uplift all men as each drop of water uplifts the entire ocean.
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.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.
It is a great tragedy that science, this wonderful process for finding out what is true, has ceded the spiritual uplift of its central revelations: the vastness of the universe, the immensity of time, the relatedness of all life, and life's preciousness on our tiny planet.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life does not end when we die. Death is a rebirth into a spirit world of light and love, a transition from the physical to the spiritual that is no more frightening or painful than passing between rooms through an open doorway. It is a joyful homecoming to our natural home, . . .
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
Margaret Chase Smith
When our trials come, when we feel pain and suffering, when our tears flow again, it is our joy and comfort to lift our faces heavenward and to go on, standing on the promises of God.
W. A. Criswell
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