Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.
Frustration is a very positive sign. It means that the solution to your problem is within range, but what you’re currently doing isn’t working, and you need to change your approach in order to achieve your goal
Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly
Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself
Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure
On a good day, when you have a clear plan, you are able to execute whatever you wanted.
Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters
Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep
Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate
Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us
If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces
Joyce Meyer, Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies To Win the Battle of the Mind "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.
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.
Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives
If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces
We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice, or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt, or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some goodwill indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.
I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day
We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
Use the pain in you passed as fuel. The fuel that will drive you to a better future
To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are
The ache will always be there, but the intensity will fade, and you’ll find other beautiful things to fill your days with
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life
Cutting people out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay
The highest form of knowledge is empathy
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
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail
Relationship with a narcissist in a nutshell: You will go from being the perfect love of their life to nothing you do is ever good enough. You will give everything and they will take it all and give you less and less in return. You will end up depleted, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and probably financially, and then get blamed for it
people inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness
When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but you stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did
Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly
It is okay of airing out your frustration, just don’t dwell on them. Find out the cause and find a solution of getting rid of it. If you can’t have the solution much as well accept it
Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open – into the light, out of the darkness
As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else
Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. Let him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love
You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good
Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, letgo of them. I tie no weights to my ankles
No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with, a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome
A good day is a good day. A bad day is a good story.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss
So dry your tears. Fortune has not yet turned her hatred against all your blessings. The storm has not yet broken upon you with too much violence. Your anchors are holding firm and they permit you both comfort in the present, and hope in the future
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life
God is working for you tonight. Heaven is holding conversations about. Angels have been assigned to you. Be at peace.
How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego
Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything
I pray quite a bit, actually. And even if you don’t believe in prayer, just have a go. Pray for a good day, or just pray for your friend, or whatever it might be. And it’s amazing, man, ’cause it absolutely works. I guarantee, it genuinely does work
Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world
The less you respond to negative people, the more powerful your life will become.
Invalidation is about dismissing your experiences, thoughts and above all your emotions. Indeed the intention is to not even allow you to have those thoughts, experiences and emotions. It’s a way of invading your head and reprogramming it. It’s psychological abuse (messing with your thoughts) and emotional abuse (messing with your feelings)
I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.
Never underestimate the empowered empath. Our kindness and compassion is too often mistaken for weakness or naivety, while we are in fact highly calibrated human lie detectors…and fearless warriors for truth and justice.
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.
I do believe that if you haven’t learned about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance
I think a day in your life on which nothing bad happens may be a wonderful day, but it probably isn’t going to be the basis of a story
Let go of negative people. They only show up to share complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fear, and judgment on others. If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it’s not in your mind
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better
No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.
What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better
Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.