“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
In honor of the first rainy day of the late summer...
“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat
Don't sit in the house and mope...go play in the rain!
Children practice a new skill over and over until they master it. Then, when they master one skill, they learn another. Why can't adults be more like children and not give up so easily? No matter how many times you have to try for success, try again.
And then try once more...
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Somewhere between the shore and the horizon is the middle of the ocean where you can't quite reach the horizon but you've gone too far to return to shore. This is where you must sink or swim. Your life depends upon it.
"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight
of the shore.”
― William Faulkner
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
From the Book of Psalms
I heard it said once that you may have only a few free moments in a day to get something done, but those few short moments faithfully working on something important adds up to getting it done...
“Time is like the ocean; you can only hold a little in your hands.”
― Josh Pyke
Everyone can plan an outing, if only to the next state with a picnic lunch. Traveling is the one thing in life that keeps me grounded. How, can you say, does traveling keep one grounded? Because to travel is to see new things, new ways of life, people whose path you will never cross again, to grow one's self and to expand one's mind...
and traveling makes coming home so very sweet.
To travel is astounding, but to come home is divine.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing,
kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
No matter your age, no matter how many years you have left on this earth, LIVE!
Do whatever it takes to make every day unforgettable. Walk in the woods...feel the warmth of the sun on your face...smile at strangers...make a new friend...
be thankful...make every day count for something.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Learn something new today! Even if it's just the meaning of a new word, or a new way to do something you already do, be open to learning. It will always open new doors...
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.