HEARD & LIKED THIS:
“With nothing to buy and no one to impress,” she said, “I set out to discover what mattered most. What I learned is how little one needs to be content and how much of life’s bounty is free if you open your eyes and use your imagination.”
“Perhaps we can try to unclutter our lives and slow down enough to enjoy nature’s gifts. In a demanding, complex world, it might not be easy, but truly meaningful things seldom are. Maybe we can try to remove some of the undue busyness from our lives and focus less on what we can buy and more on what we already have. A sense of contentment comes if, even for only a moment, we open our eyes to the marvelous bounty around us.”
“DO NOT LET WHAT U CANNOT DO INTERFERE WITH WHAT U CAN DO” BY JOHN WOODEN, BASKETBALL COACH
Alix Kates Shulman, “Finding Joy in Frugality,” Parade, May 10, 2009, 13.
perhaps a better measure of success might be what happens along the way: the strength revealed, the lessons taught, the sacrifices made
“Music and the Spoken Word,” from “Before Our Journey’s Through”
Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. –?
“when life hands you lemons, always ask for sugar” ?
DETERMINE THAT THE THING CAN & SHALL B DONE, & THEN FIND THE WAY – ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Never compare your inside with somebody else outside.”
“We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond.”
–L. Lionel Kendrick, “Strength During Struggles”, Ensign, Oct 2001, 24
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face…I say to myself, I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along.