~ Michael Baisden

In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never have the chance again. 

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This is so true…

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that.

( ~ Robin Williams [1951-2014] )

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Mother Teresa ~

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. BRING LOVE INTO YOUR HOME for this is where our love for each other must start.”

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“As you get older,…

…you find out that true happiness is not in how much you make or how many degrees you have or how big your house is or how fancy your car is. It’s finding peace and joy and a calmness in your life that will soon become the most important thing to you. Your family [is] what matters to you, love is what matters to you. Things that are of quality, not of quantity.”

( ~ Unknown )

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The Dalai Lama…

“Everyone wants to be happy; happiness is a right. And while on a secondary level, differences exist of nationality, faith, family background, social status, and so on, more important is that on a human level we are the same. None of us wants to face problems, and yet we create them by stressing our differences. If we see each other just as fellow human beings, there’ll be no basis for fighting or conflict between us.”

[In this case, as with most, IF = a very, very big word!]

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I’ve learned that…(cont’d.)

  • heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences;
  • sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up;
  • sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel;
  • you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish; few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it;
  • our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become;
  • we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change; and
  • true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance, [as does love].

(Author: Unknown)

 

 

 

 

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I’ve learned that…

  • either you control your attitude or it controls you;
  • money is a lousy way of keeping score;
  • it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others; sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself;
  • no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process;
  • credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being;
  • the people you care about most in life are taken from you [much] too soon; and
  • it’s [difficult] to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings, and standing up for what you believe.

( ~ Unknown )

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Robin Williams…

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people [who] make you feel all alone.

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Loving yourself…

…has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered, or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth, and happiness. When you love yourself, you pave the way for all you want and need to come to you at the right time in the perfect way.

( ~ Iyanla Vanzant )

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Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is a part of creating a great life. ( ~ Les Brown )

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