I believe that we are always attracted to what we need most,
an instinct leading us towards the persons who are open to
new vistas in our lives and fill them with new knowledge.
~ Helene Iswolsky ~
Right Now Is the Time to Be Kind.
You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know
how soon it will be too late.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.
~ Margaret Deland ~
Listening is not merely not talking,
though even that is beyond most of our powers;
it means taking a vigorous, human interest
in what is being told us.
~ Alice Duer Miller ~
The externals are simply so many props;
everything we need is within us.
~ Etty Hillesum ~
Most of us miss out on life’s big prizes. The Pulitzer.
The Nobel. Oscars. Tonys. Emmys.
But we’re all eligible for life’s small pleasures.
A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear.
A four-pound bass. A full moon. An empty parking space.
A crackling fire. A great meal. A glorious sunset.
Hot soup. Cold beer.
Don’t fret about copping life’s grand awards.
Enjoy its tiny delights. There are plenty for all of us.
~ United Technologies Corporation ~
Forgiveness is man’s deepest need and highest achievement.
~ Horace Bushnell ~
When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door that we
do not see the one which has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller ~
And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today…
I can find no serenity until I accept that person,
place, thing, or situation as being exactly
the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
~ Alcoholics Anonymous ~
Passion is the quickest to develop and the quickest to fade.
Intimacy develops more slowly and commitment more gradually still.
~ Robert Sternberg ~