Sunday, December 31, 2017

Words of Wisdom

It is hard to fathom that 2018 is upon us.  I can remember when I graduated from high school in 1975, that the mere thought of the 21st century was mind blowing.  Living like the Jetsons (for those to young to know who they are), was only wishful thinking.  But most of those conveniences are common place now.  We hold the access to most any knowledge in the palm of our hands.  We can connect with anyone in anyplace in the world in seconds.  Sometimes this power can be overwhelming and we take for granted the power and love of face-to-face communication.  Sometimes just turn off or put down your phones, tablets or laptops and have a real conversation, laugh or a meal with those you love.

I love inspirational or motivational quotes and sayings.  We have a chalkboard in our kitchen that I will usually put a new quote on every week. It might be something that pertains to what we are dealing with that week.  Or it might just be words of motivation for the coming week.

Here are some that I'd like to share.  They are not in any particular order. You might recognize some of the authors and others will be new.
Words of Wisdom

*Compassion leads to understanding.  Accept and be kind to yourself and those around you.
*Love is not what you say, but what you do.
*Make gratitude a habit. Simply say thank you in any given moment.
*"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give" Winston Churchill
*"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today" Elbert Hubbard
*Boldness calls on your willingness to let go of what you have in order to create something you dream of.
*Its not about what happens, its about your reaction to what happens that matters.
*"Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts." Buddha
*Its not about being perfect, its about being the best you at the moment.  Allow yourself to listen inwardly, pause to hear your own wisdom. 
*"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one" Marcus Aurelius
*"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated" Confucius
*"All that we are is the result of what we have thought" Buddha
*"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.  Work together.  Finish together" Epictetus
*"Know your True North.  If you don't know where you're going, you're never going to get there." Joe DeSena
*"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong" Thomas Carlyle
*Use your obstacles in life to get stronger,  Obstacles are opportunities.
*"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it" Thucydides
* Here's today's challenge. Go and meet it.
*"Confine yourself to the present" Marcus Aurelius
*"Learning never exhausts the mind" Leonardo da Vinci
*"The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand" Sun Tzu
*"You have power over your mind-not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength" Marcus Aurelius
*"Look well into thyself, there is a source of strength which will always spring up if you wilt always look there" Marcus Aurelius
*"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain" Joseph Campbell
*"Every moment is utterly unique and will not be continued in eternity. This fact gives life its poignancy and should concentrate your attention on what you are experiencing now" Joseph Campbell
*"Your health account, your bank account, they are the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom" Jack LaLanne
*"Energy makes people beautiful. You don't want to be close to someone who's dead and crapped all the time, who's bitching that it's a lousy fucking world and Christ, my ulcers are killing me" Jack LaLanne
*"Associate with people who are likely to improve you" Seneca
*A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time--pills or stairs. ALWAYS take the stairs. Always. All day. Everyday.
*"Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone" Jesus John 8:7
* It always seems impossible until it's done.
*"Face the flames of adversity til they bow before you" Guru Singh
*"Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die" Buddha
*"You're 100% in charge of your life. Stop fucking complaining!" Gary V
*Be unbreakable in 2018
*Don't forget to breathe.

You are in control of your action and reactions.
My mantra for 2018 is "No Excuses"

Have a great week.
Be kind. 

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