“Love isn’t how you feel, it’s what you do.”
– Madeleine L’Engle, The Wind in the Door
To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children: to earn the approbation of honest critics: to appreciate beauty: to give of one’s self; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived– that is to have success.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
“I don’t have enough words, but I want to wish to all of you: Try to find happiness in every day. At least once, smile to each other every day. And say just one extra time that you love the person who lives with you. Just say ‘I love you’. It’s so Great. So important.” Katia Gordeeva’s speech at Celebration of a Life
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. -Charles Dickens
Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. -Christian Lawson
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. -William Earnest Henley
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.- Mother Teresa
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. -Earl Nightingale
I am an artist…I am here to live out loud.-Emile Zola
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
“The only handicap in life is a bad attitude.” Scott Hamilton
“Every day should be celebrated. Every day should be beautiful. You have to find a way.” (from Scott Hamilton, Still Soaring)
“If you are five foot two, there’s nothing you can do about it. If you’re six-foot-four, there’s nothing you can do about it. If you’re a little heavy, there’s beauty in that, and if you’re meant to be thin, there’s beauty in that. That image of perfection we all aspire to applies, I think, to one in ten thousand people. And they’re the ones modeling all the clothes in the fashion magazines. I don’t think I’ve met a person who doesn’t have a list of things they have to deal with. My things just happen to be that I’m short and bald.” (from Scott Hamilton, Still Soaring)
“ It’s not if you fall down that matters, it’s how fast you get back up.” Elvis Stojko
Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours,
For one soul another lonely soul,
Each choosing each through all the weary hours
And meeting strangely at one sudden goal.
Then blend they, like green leaves with golden flowers,
Into one beautiful and perfect whole;
And life’s long night is ended, and the way
Lies open onward to eternal day.
I’m happiest when most away/ I can bear my soul from its home of clay/ On a windy night
when the moon is bright/ And the eye can wander through worlds of light-/ When I am not
and none besides-/ Nor earth nor sea nor cloudless sky-/ But only spirit wandering wide/
Through infinite immensity.- Emily Bronte
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
-Edgar Allen Poe