"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them."
~Count Leo Tolstoy"
"There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.—Denis Waitley"
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
American Writer, Poet and Activist
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
"Before a painter puts a brush to his canvas he sees his picture mentally. If you think of yourself in terms of a painting, what do you see? Is the picture one you think worth painting? You create yourself in the image you hold in your mind."
Author, Philosopher and Business Editor
"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday."
— Sally Koch
Be thankful that you don't already have
everything you desire — if you did,
what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something...
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times...
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations...
They give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge...
Which will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes...
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary...
Because it means you've given your all.
It's easy to be thankful for the 'good' things...
Yet, a life of rich fulfillment comes to those
Who are thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive...
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
And they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown
"To put the world in right order,
we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order,
we must first put the family in order;
to put the family in order,
we must first cultivate our personal life;
we must first set our hearts right."
Confucius, 551-479 BC
Chinese Thinker and Philosopher