I gave up reading newspapers and watching TV a long time ago, so now I love to read inspirational stories and quotes instead. They give me some much desired uplifting entertainment.

Ann’s terrific contributions to our site (when she shared quotes on the original grateful-chain website) made me think about incorporating them in a place where they can be shared with everyone.

So, we’ve created some space for you to add your favourites or maybe you would just like to read what others have contributed.

What ever you choose … WE Welcome You Here!

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Elizabeth Richardson currently lives on The Gold Coast Of Australia and is a mother, teacher and author of the International Best Seller 500 Confessions. Elizabeth worked as a Professional Counselor, has trained to lead Group Therapy Workshops , studied Strategic Intervention with Anthony Robbins and Cloé Madanes and is a certified Rebirth Practitioner (Australian Institute Of Rebirthing). These days Elizabeth enjoys a life of total luxury but still plays as a writer professional photographer and web designer. Her passion for living, loving and laughing, remains at the forefront of her focus.

46 thoughts on “Share Your Inspirational Stories and Quotes

  • May 28, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    There are two days in every week about which we should not
    worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and

    One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and
    cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.

    Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
    All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.

    We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a
    single word we said. Yesterday is gone forever.

    The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with all
    its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and
    its poor performance; Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate

    Tomorrow’s sun will rise, either in splendour or behind a
    mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no
    stake in Tomorrow, for it is yet to be born.

    This leaves only one day, Today.

    Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is when
    you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities,
    Yesterday and Tomorrow, that we break down.

    It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad,
    it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened
    Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.

    Let us, therefore, Live but one day at a time.

    Source Unknown (if you know who wrote this, please tell me so I can add the acknowledgement here)

  • May 28, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    The following quotation has long been a very significant one for me. Found at my lowest ebb (and it really was the bottom of the pit) it also won me the 1990 SWAP National Convention “Thought of the Day” Award.

    “Because the world is round, somewhere it seems like the end may be the beginning” – unknown

  • May 29, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    …. and following on from my previous quote is another long time favourite that I know has made a significant difference to friends…

    “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over… it became a butterfly…” – Anon

  • May 29, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    “Success is every minute you live. It’s the process of living. It’s stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace. Success is not a destination that you ever reach. Success is the quality of the journey.” – Jennifer James

  • May 31, 2007 at 10:44 am

    “Our deepest fear is NOT that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God: your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.” – Nelson Mandela

  • May 31, 2007 at 11:57 am

    A son and his father were walking on the mountains.
    Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams, “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!”
    To his surprise he hears the voice repeating somewhere in the mountain,
    Curious he yells, “Who are you?”
    He receives the answer, “Who are you?”
    And then he screams, “I admire you.”
    The voice answers, “I admire you.”
    Angered at the response he screams, “Coward.”
    He receives the answer, “Coward.”
    He looks at his father confused and asks, “What’s going on?”
    The father smiles and says, “My son, pay attention.”
    The father screams, “You are a Champion.”
    The voice answers, “You are a Champion.”
    The boy is surprised and does not understand.
    Then the father explains, “People call this ECHO, but really this is life.”
    It gives you back everything you say or do.
    Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.
    If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.
    If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.
    This relationship applies to everything in all aspects of life.
    Life will give you back everything you have given to it.
    Your life is not a coincidence. It is a reflection of you!

  • May 31, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others… and the delight in the recognition” – Alexander Smith

  • June 2, 2007 at 12:22 pm


    A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her.

    She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

    Her mother took her to the kitchen.

    She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

    In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

    Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me what you see.”

    “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

    Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft.

    The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

    Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

    The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”

    Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity – boiling water.
    Each reacted differently.

    The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

    The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

    The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

    “Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”

    Think of this: Which am I?

    Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

    Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

    Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, It releases the fragrance and flavour. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

    When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?

    How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? …

    May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

    The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

    The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

    When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

    You might want to share this message to those people who mean something to you (I JUST DID);

    … to those who have touched your life in one way or another;

    … to those who make you smile when you really need it;

    … to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down;

    … to those whose friendships you appreciate;

    …to those who are so meaningful in your life?

    May we all be COFFEE!

  • June 4, 2007 at 10:25 am

    The House of 1000 Mirrors

    Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors.

    A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit.

    When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house.

    He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could.

    To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his.

    He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly.

    As he left the house, he thought to himself, “This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often.”

    In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house.

    He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door.

    When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him.

    As he left, he thought to himself, “That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again.”

    All the faces in the world are mirrors.

    What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?
    -Japanese Folktale

  • June 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.” – Chuck Swindoll (Pastor and Author)

  • June 7, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    I received this one from David Ritchie via e-mail. It is his favourite. I like it too.

    “If you always think what you’ve always thought, you’ll always do what you’ve always done, and if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

  • June 10, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    Today I am reminded of an old favourite…


    “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
    And to endure the betrayal of false friends;
    To appreciate beauty;
    To find the best in others;
    To give one’s self;
    To leave the world a bit better,
    Whether by a healthy child,
    A garden patch
    Or a redeemed social condition;
    To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
    And sung with exultation;
    To know one life has breathed easier because you have lived
    This is to have succeeded.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • June 12, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
    Criticize me, and I may not like you.
    Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
    Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
    William Arthur Ward

  • June 12, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Each new day is an opportunity to start all over again … to cleanse our minds and hearts anew and to clarify our vision.
    … and let us not clutter up today with the leavings of other days…
    -author unknown – from An Apple a Day compiled by Jo Petty

  • June 14, 2007 at 3:28 am

    “All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.” — Dorothea Brande

    Chris Widener has this to say:
    You have maybe heard the question, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” Well maybe it is time that we begin to act as though we cannot fail! Think about it. We don’t know if we are going to fail or not. So we have a choice. Act as though we will fail, or act as though we will succeed. Then do it until something happens. If you act as though you may fail, then you will most likely set into motion things that will guarantee, or at least greatly increase, the likeliness that you will indeed fail. But if you act as though you are guaranteed victory, then everything will fall into line that will bring you that victory. Just one simple application for example: The way you talk about your endeavor. If you talk like you will fail, you bring a lack of confidence in the listener, which in turn may cause them to quit. But if you talk positive, you will inspire them to follow you to victory.

    Action: In everything you do today, act as though you will succeed!

    Reproduced with permission from the Chris Widener Ezine. To subscribe to Chris Widener’s Ezine, go to http://www.chriswidener.com or send an email with Join in the subject to subscribe@chriswidener.com Copyright 2007 Chris Widener International. All rights reserved worldwide.

  • June 14, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    I have again delved into my little notebook where I have written down quotes that have appealed to me as I have come across them. While this quote may not be quite inspirational and is certainly thought provoking… highlighting the need to really look within (for “men” – read people)

    “Solitude is the Devil’s playground … because many men would rather meet their greatest enemy on the field of battle than encounter their own soul in the still of the night” – Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov

  • June 18, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Take The Power

    ‘This life is yours.

    Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well.

    Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.

    Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.

    Take the power to control your own life.

    No one else can do it for you.

    Take the power to make your life happy.’

    — Susan Polis Schutz, Blue Mountain Arts, Inc. co-founder

  • June 19, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    “The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it – so fine that we often are on the line and do not know it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • June 20, 2007 at 12:06 am


    “Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
    – Henry David Thoreau

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”
    – Henry David Thoreau

    “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost: that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
    – Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) American essayist, poet and mystic

    “Take your dream, attach it to a star and never lose it.
    If you lose it… you’ve lost your enthusiasm;
    You’ve settled for something less.
    This will never do
    Fight like hell for your dream and get it.”
    – Guru RHH

  • June 22, 2007 at 11:54 am

    SMILE :-))

    “Smile at each other;
    Smile at your wife,
    Smile at your husband,
    Smile at your children,
    Smile at each other;
    It doesn’t matter who it is
    And that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other”
    – Mother Teresa

  • June 23, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    “We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially all the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don’t overlook it.” – Anonymous

  • June 24, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    “Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.” – Diana Shore

  • June 27, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    I experienced what you might call a low-spot for a while today, and went for support at The Science Of Getting Rich Community Network Forum.
    A very insightful man reminded me of these quotes from T Harv Ecker (“Secrets of The Millionaire Mind”)

    -“Every master was once a disaster.”

    -“The only time you are actually growing is when you are uncomfortable.”

    -“You can be right (holding on to your old ways of thinking and being) or you can be rich, but you can’t be both.”

    -“Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success. (No thought lives in your head rent-free)

    -“Money is a result, wealth is a result, health is a result, ilness is a result, your weight is a result. We live in a world of cause and effect.”

    -“The secret of success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.”

    -“If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a non-supportive root such as fear, anger, or the need to “prove” yourself, your money will never bring you happiness. (You can install new links for earning your money through purpose, contribution and joy)”

  • July 2, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    The game of life is a lot like football.
    You have to tackle your problems, block your fears,
    and score your points when you get the opportunity
    – unknown

  • July 5, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    I do like this quote…

    “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”

    – George Herbert (1593-1632) Poet

    (Courtesy of Bob Proctor’s Insight of the Day)

  • July 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Embrace The Future

    ‘None of us can change our yesterdays; but all of us can change our tomorrows.’

    — Colin Powell (Secretary of State of the USA)

  • July 11, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    I produce a podcast that seems like it’s perfect for folks visiting this website. It’s called Fighting Back, and it tells inspirational stories about people and families fighting serious or incurable diseases. The families profiled aren’t taking their situation lying down. Instead, they’re fighting. The series is produced for Fight SMA, an international nonprofit organization.

  • July 19, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    And from my favourite book….

    Then a woman said. Speak to us of joy and sorrow

    And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
    And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy? 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.

    Some of you say, ‘joy is greater than sorrow,’ and others say ‘Nay, sorrow is the greater.’ But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

    Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at a standstill and balanced. When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.

    The Prophet – Kahil Gibran (1883 -1931)

  • August 4, 2007 at 2:22 am

    THE EMPTY CHAIR – Author Unknown

    the empty chair

    A man’s daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit. “I guess you were expecting me,” he said. “No, who are you?” said the father.

    The minister told him his name and then remarked, “I see the empty chair; I figured you knew I was going to show up.”

    “Oh yeah, the chair,” said the bedridden man. “Would you mind closing the door?” Puzzled, the minister shut the door. “I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,” said the man. But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head.” “I abandoned any attempt at prayer,” the old man continued, “until one day about four years ago my best friend said to me, “Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. Here is what I suggest.”

    “Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It’s not spooky because he promised, “I’ll be with you always.” “Then just speak to him in the same way you’re doing with me right now.”

    “So, I tried it and I’ve liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I’m careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she’d either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.”

    The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey.

    Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the church.

    Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her daddy had died that afternoon. “Did he die in peace?” he asked.

    “Yes, when I left the house about two o’ clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead.

    But there was something strange about his death. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed. What do you make of that?”

    The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, “I wish we could all go like that.”

  • September 12, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it…
    … William Arthur Ward

  • November 7, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach (Simple Abundance)

  • November 15, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  • November 24, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
    It turns what we have into enough, and more.
    It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
    It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
    a stranger into a friend.
    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
    and creates a vision for tomorrow.

    Melody Beattie

  • December 20, 2007 at 7:22 am

    “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

  • February 7, 2008 at 8:43 am

    “Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.” – Wallace Wattles

  • February 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    “Health is never to be attained by studying disease and thinking about disease; righteousness is not to be promoted by studying sin and thinking about sin; and no one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty.” – Wallace Wattles

  • February 7, 2008 at 10:06 am

    “The poor do not need charity; they need inspiration. Charity only sends them a loaf of bread to keep them alive in their wretchedness, or gives them an entertainment to make them forget for an hour or two. But inspiration can cause them to rise out of their misery.” Wallace Wattles

  • March 11, 2008 at 7:50 am

    “The whole process of mental adjustment and attunement can be summed up in one word – gratitude.”

    –Wallace D. Wattles

  • March 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    “Let us rise up and be thankful,
    for if we didn’t learn a lot today,
    at least we learned a little,
    and if we didn’t learn a little,
    at least we didn’t get sick,
    and if we got sick,
    at least we didn’t die;
    so, let us all be thankful.”

    – Buddha

  • April 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    “What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it-would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” – Ralph Marston

  • June 11, 2014 at 1:49 am

    1. It’s a good idea to learn how to cook before you leave home.
    2. Learning at least one foreign language makes you sound smarter than you really are.
    3. Don’t be afraid to spend your money.
    4. If you ride offroad, wear a full face helmet.
    5. Always leave before she wakes up.
    6. Never brag about how much you drank or how trashed you were. No ones gives a f***, and it just makes you look like an idiot.
    7. Keep a cheap disposable camera in your car – This might sound crazy, but my brother always does, and its served him well. He’s been in two wrecks, and had INSTANT proof oh fault/damages/etc. Also, you never know when you’ll come across something that you wish you had a picture of.
    8. Open doors for old people. You never know who might be watching.
    9. Don’t get involved in one-upsmanship. Example: “Hey mate, I got a pizza last night” Mate: “Oh yeah, well I got two” No one likes “that guy” who always had or did something better, faster, bigger. Just say congrats and move on.
    10. In the real world – be humble. On the Internet, indulge in occasional arrogance.
    11. Don’t share secrets with people that know each other.
    12. Unless the revelation of the secret makes you look good, in which case, the revelation should be encouraged.
    13. Use a clothes peg to close the cereal bag and other plastic food bags.
    14. Buy random gifts for your girlfriend, it will make that one time you forget an important date or event that much easier to deal with.
    15. Don’t be afraid to manipulate situations to your advantage. Regardless of whether you intentionally do so, if you gain an advantage you will be accused of manipulation anyway. So, you may as well take control from the get go.
    16. Always try to down at least 3 glasses of water after a night of heavy drinking, you’ll be thankful in the morning.
    17. Give credit to everyone that helped you get somewhere.
    18. Always be early or on time.
    19. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
    20. Get on good terms with those that are close to your girlfriend, it’s nice having allies on the other side.
    21. Remember dates (i.e. birthdays, anniversaries) even if you have to tattoo them into your skull…the pay off is huge.
    22. Always wash your hands after putting on muscle rub and before masturbating.
    23. Make up statistics to support your arguments. 74% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
    24. A quick head butt to the nose will end most bar-fights.
    25. Koalas are not as friendly as they look.
    26. Don’t re-invent the wheel- chances are somebody has already figured out the correct way to do what you are doing.
    27. If it smells bad don’t eat it.
    28. Keep it clean and it won’t fall off.
    29. Life is short. Enjoy it while it lasts.
    30. Say please and thank you as often as you can and always tell women they look nice.
    31. Always have a job. And a hobby.
    32. When a person complains to you about relationship problems, listen if you must, and be supportive if appropriate, but don’t offer any advice. They don’t want it, nor will they use it.
    33. If it smells like fish have your wish. If it smells like cologne leave it alone.
    34. Makes friends with a lawyer. As much as you hate them, its nice to have one on standby for emergencies.
    35. Go to church at least once a year. Even if you hate church.
    36. Learn about wine. Even a bit of knowledge impresses the shit out of people, and generally raises their opinion of you.
    37. If a girl plays with her hair when she’s talking to you – you’re in.
    38. Guys are way more concerned about penis size than women are.
    39. Never let a negative experience influence the attitude you have towards other things.
    40. Popularity may be entertaining but a few select friends you can trust is an asset.
    41. Think before you speak; it’s amazing how much this cuts down on the bullshit that comes out of your own mouth.
    42. Think for yourself. Don’t take anyone else’s advice unless it feels right – especially mine.

  • June 11, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Before you criticize people, you should walk a mile in their shoes.
    That way, when you criticize them…
    you are a mile away from them…
    and you have their shoes.

  • June 11, 2014 at 1:52 am

    I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be some that can be loved. The rest is up to them.

    I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

    I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

    I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.

    I’ve learned hat you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

    I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

    I’ve learned that you can do some thing in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

    I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

    I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

    I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you can’t.

    I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

    I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done regardless of the consequences.

    I’ve learned that money is a lousy way to keep score.

    I’ve learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

    I’ve learned that the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to pick you back up.

    I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

    I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

    I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

    I’ve learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

    I’ve learned that no matter good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

    I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

    I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

    I’ve learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

  • June 11, 2014 at 1:52 am

    I’ve learned … That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
    I’ve learned … That when you’re in love, it shows.
    I’ve learned … That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.
    I’ve learned … That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
    I’ve learned … That being kind is more important than being right.
    I’ve learned … That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
    I’ve learned … That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.
    I’ve learned … That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
    I’ve learned … That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
    I’ve learned … That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
    I’ve learned … That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
    I’ve learned … That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.
    I’ve learned … That money doesn’t buy class.
    I’ve learned … That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
    I’ve learned … That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
    I’ve learned … That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
    I’ve learned … That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
    I’ve learned … That love, not time, heals all wounds.
    I’ve learned … That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
    I’ve learned … That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
    I’ve learned … That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
    I’ve learned … That life is tough, but I’m tougher.
    I’ve learned … That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
    I’ve learned … That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
    I’ve learned … That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
    I’ve learned … That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
    I’ve learned … That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
    I’ve learned … That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.
    I’ve learned … That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. I’ve learned … That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done

  • June 11, 2014 at 1:54 am

    I have learned –
    · only to make decisions when I am in an emotionally neutral space.
    · to be thoughtful of other people’s feelings when I am providing feedback.
    · to tell the truth, no matter how difficult it might seem at the time!
    · that integrity is something that only you can decide if you possess or not.
    · that if I am unhappy inside, my body puts on extra padding to compensate.
    · to be accepting of other people’s lifestyle choices.
    · to not pass judgment and label someone as anything…such as stupid, weak, bad, ugly, lazy etc.
    · to know that my greatest power is to change my attitude.
    · that all people are doing the best they know how to.
    · to let go when I know I’ve done the best I can possibly do.
    · to have faith in my abilities, common sense, skills, wisdom, courage and vision for the future.
    · that I can be anything I want to be by making conscious choices each step of the way.
    · that is is easier to reach for bigger goals than for smaller ones.
    · to trust that everything works out for the best.
    · to be open to even better outcomes than I could have possibly imagined.
    · that doing what you enjoy to do for a living, is one of the finest pleasures in life.
    · that to forgive is one of the greatest gifts we give ourselves.
    · that to talk about the unpleasant things that happened in the past, only serves to keep us there.
    · miracles happen all the time – we simply have to recognize them.
    · we create our lives with every thought, word and action.
    · that worry is a prayer for what we don’t want.
    · the two most powerful words in the universe are “I am!”
    · that if you don’t choose your own life experience, your life experience will choose you.
    · that people love me for who I am, exactly the way I am – right now!
    · that once I set a goal, to always take one step towards it’s attainment – immediately.
    · that a good leader always takes responsibility – no matter what!
    · that if I let go of fear, that fear let’s go of me.
    · that one of the benefits of working for no pay, is that you can leave whenever you want.
    · that giving people what they want is the best way to do business.
    · to put myself first.
    · that actions speak much louder than words.
    · to speak my mind when I feel strongly about something.
    · not to make other people feel obligated.
    · to do what I feel like doing as often as I can.
    · to let myself cry when I feel like it even if it is in public.
    · to say “I love you” when I feel like it, but that I sometimes need to remind the other person I expect nothing in return.
    · that I easily command respect by respecting others.
    · that mistakes are my best teachers.
    · that to remain calm and to breathe is the best way to overcome pain.
    · that you can tell more about a person by what he says about others, than by what others say about him.
    · to give as much as I can, as often as I can, and in the best ways I can.


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