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Summing Life Up…

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“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

-Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

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There’s No Such Thing As An Uneventful Day…

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“Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kin

dnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example. Each smallest act of kindness—even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile—reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will. All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined—those dead, those living, those generations yet to come—that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands. Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength—to the very survival of the human tapestry. Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day.”
― Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye

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More Insightful Quotes…

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The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

— Hans Hofmann

Some people need a red carpet rolled out in front of them in order to walk forward into friendship. They can’t see the tiny outstretched hands all around them, everywhere, like leaves on trees.

— Miranda July

Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.

— Maya Angelou

Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.

— Theodore Roethke

[Kindness] is a most edifying form of instant gratification.

— Krista Tippett

To make any kind of progress, we need to imagine a different reality and believe it’s possible.

— Tali Sharot

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

— Emily Dickinson

Your time belongs to you, not your stuff.

— Peter Walsh

The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.

— Dan Dennett

The world ‘out there’ won’t change until the world ‘in here’ does.

— Deepak Chopra

Generosity is also an act of freedom, a casting off of the constraints of prudence and self-interest.

— Marilynne Robinson

Most dreams are also part reality (otherwise we wouldn’t believe them), and reality happens to be a condition that gives you plenty of chances through your life to rise to—no, soar through—the occasion.

— Leigh Newman

It’s in great joy that we grasp truth.

— Mark Leyner

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

— Charles William Eliot

It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.

— Steve Maraboli

There is somebody out there who gets it—it being you.

— Leigh Newman

You have to ask yourself, ‘Does this item or thought or response move me closer to my vision for my best life?’ If it does, great. If it doesn’t, what is it doing in your life?

— Peter Walsh

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

— James Baldwin

There are two types of people I will always remember at the end of my days; those who have been the kind to me and those that have been anything but kind to me.

-My Quote

Remember, what you focus on expands; results follow focus.

— Marcus Buckingham

Love—as grand and as great and as healing as it is—requires boundaries.

— Dr. Robin Smith

If you get, give. If you learn, teach.

— Maya Angelou

We’re the creators of our own experience—remembering this, and living our lives from this perspective, empowers us.

— Mike Robbins

There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.

— John Connolly

Money should not cost you your joy

— Laurence G. Boldt,

You have to stop ‘going’ ‘doing’ and ‘chasing’ and start spending more time ‘being’ with yourself.

— Dr. Robert Holden

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.

— Golda Meir

Busy-ness is a state of mind, not a fact. No matter how much or how little we’re doing, we’re always just doing what we’re doing, simply living this one moment of our lives.

— Norman Fischer

The knowledge of the past stays with us. To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.

— Jack Kornfield

Why you? Because there’s no one better. Why now? Because tomorrow isn’t soon enough.

— Donna Brazile

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A Quote For Today…

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“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff.

Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane.

It simply won’t happen.

Change your attitude and gain some altitude.

Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
― Donald J. Trump

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“I would rather die an individual than live my life as a clone.”
― Christine Marrero

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I am not eccentric

 

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I am not eccentric.

It’s just that I am more alive than most people.

I am an unpopular electric eel

set in a pond of goldfish.”

― Edith Sitwell

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We don’t have a lot of control in life, but we really do have control over the objects in our homes. So when the world is spinning too fast and you feel completely crazed, just get the things around you settled.
— Peri Wolfman

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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“I still walk around some mornings and look at the world and think, ‘Oh my God. This is so fantastic, and there’s so many opportunities to do good and to be happy.'”
–Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Anna Quindlen on growing older and living a spiritual life.

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“Forget not
that the earth delights
to feel your bare feet
and the winds long
to play with your hair.”
― Khalil Gibran

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