Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
– B. Olatunji
One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.
– Author Unknown
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
– Jamie Paolinetti
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
– Joseph Addison
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
– Melody Beattie
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.
– Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
– Mary Anne Radmacher
Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be.
– Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.
– Author unknown, variation of an excerpt from “The Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Neibuhr
Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning.
– Robert Brault
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it…. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
-Alice Walker,The Color Purple, 1982
Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
– George R. Kirkpatrick