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April 18, 2011

Finding Peace


· Make optimism your reality. Look for the bright side in a dark situation.


“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore

   ·  Everyone makes mistakes. We’re human. Learn from them and move forward. The triumphs of your future await you.

·    Always strive towards a better you. Use your time for improvement and don’t waste precious moments on complaints and criticism (of yourself and others).

·    Find your inner peace. Commit yourself to having the strength and determination to hold onto it, no matter what the circumstances.

·    Believe that the whole world is on your side… and it will be.

·    Be the best possible you.
Be true to you. 

“The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.” 
- Marcus Aurelius. 

April 1, 2011

What Do You Believe?

There has been such a lovely response to the "I Believe" post that I was hoping you guys would share what you believe and we could create our own list.

These are just some of the inspiring emails & comments I've received since that post:

I believe...
that the person you have to have the most faith in is yourself.

I believe...

life is what you make of it.

I believe...
 that every day is what you make of it and your thoughts are the most powerful aspect of your being.

I believe...
 that some people come into your life to realize how shitty the ones already there are.

I believe...
when you think life gets too hard to go on, you can always muster up enough courage to keep going.

I believe...
that life isn't what it seems, it's more.

I believe...
that lies are quick, but the truth has real endurance.

~

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
John Lennon
~

Share what you believe with the rest of us in the comments section and lets create our own "I Believe" list together.

March 1, 2011

I Believe...


that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.



I believe…
that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.
I believe…
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.
I believe…
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I believe…
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
I believe…
that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
I believe…
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 believe…
that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
I believe…
that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I believe…
that no matter how bad your heart is broken that the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
I believe…
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I believe…
that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.  And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.
I believe…
that you shouldn’t be eager to find out a secret.  It could change your life forever.
I believe…
that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe…
that you should always leave loved ones with loving well wishes. It may be the last time you see them.
I believe…
that you can keep going long after you can’t.
I believe…
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I believe…
that we don’t have to change friends, if we understand that friends change.
I believe…
that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I believe…
that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I believe…
that you either control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe…
that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, that passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
I believe…
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I believe…
that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I believe…
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I believe…
that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I believe…
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down, will be the ones who help you get back up.

[Thanks to Kelsey for this submission]
Disclaimer: I did not write this. It is originally from a poem "I've Learned" - Author Unknown.




What do you believe?

Share with us here.



January 17, 2011

The Pursuit of Happiness: 15 Lessons to Keep in Mind

happy woman facing the sun


1. The only person that can ever truly make you happy is yourself. Stop depending on everyone else.
 
2. People lie, stuff happens. Don’t take it too personally.

3. Want people to think you’re amazing? Start believing you are, and then they will too.

4. Smiling is the ultimate anti-depressant. Smile and laugh out loud, it doesn’t look stupid, I promise. 

5. The world is never just black and white, right or wrong, one way or another. Try and see things from as many points of view as possible. 

6. "Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final"
Rainer Maria Rilke

 
7. Have empathy.

8. Gossip, problems of the past, events you cannot control, negative thoughts and negative people; time spent on these is time poorly wasted. 

9. When you're jealous or find yourself filled with hate for someone/something, stop. The only person its hurting is you.

10. Although the newest, most expensive material things may make you feel as if you’re a better person, they won’t hold you at night or listen to you when you need it. Make sure your priorities make sense.

11. Step outside your comfort zone- it’s when you’ll really feel alive.

12. Don’t be afraid to be yourself, the people who really matter, don’t mind

13. Let your emotions out sometimes, humans have them for a reason.

14. Celebrate the things you have. Think only positively of the things you don’t (but would like to have) and they too will come.

15. Love unconditionally ♥.