John D. Rockefeller
“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.”
— Mark Twain
Thanks for the inspiration, Sandy.
It’s one thing to lose power from a storm. It’s another to lose power over your thoughts.
Do not let the raindrops of a few gloomy days band together and cause you to go under. Control your thoughts and change your storm’s course. Make your thoughts magnificent in their grandeur, not in their ability to break your confidence.
“If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.”
— Lance Armstrong
This quote seemed to suit today’s call for perseverance, courage, and optimism. And regardless of what’s going on with Lance, the message remains the same: a call to action from a cancer survivor.
I hope this provides a helpful reminder to all those who are faced with something as seemingly insurmountable as cancer. You have two choices: give up or fight like hell.
For what it’s worth, I have faith in you. And you should always fight.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is short enough. Don’t spend yours being angry. I can hear the second ticking away, but the sound fades when I enjoy my life. Live and let live. Let someone else be angry all the time. You’ve got a life to live.
So what’s it going to be? Happiness or anger? Tick… tick… tick…
“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
— Charlotte Brontë
You are a comfort to someone. Knowing that someone will read this and find comfort in it is enough to keep us happy. Make yourself happy by knowing how happy you make others.
“Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.”
— Sheldon Cooper, Big Bang Theory
Seemed appropriate on Mole Day (10/23) that we present you with a concept that is equally as complex and scientific.
Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!
“Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you’re gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.”
— Charles Lint
Do something good. Light up the darkness. And what may start as a glimmer could be a source of blinding, undeniable hope for someone else.
“Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it’s okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.”
— Stephen Chbosky
It was hard to pick just one quote from this book. I hope this one does for you what it did for me– reminded me that you should feel what you need to feel and not judge yourself based on those emotions.
We can’t be happy all the time. It’s our hope we won’t be sad all the time. Feel what you need to and don’t give yourself crap for it. And while you may not like where you are right now, another quote from the book can probably help with that…
“We are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.”
Love and Light,