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Saturday, January 2, 2016


To start the new year off with a positive bang, I went on a quest for the most uplifting and somewhat profound quotes I could find about life.  I hope they will inspire you:

“Kissing - and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing - is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down.”  ― Drew Barrymore  (I SO feel this way about kissing...I love that she phrased it like this)

I discovered  these inspirational quotes at 
1. ”There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be YOU, proving them all wrong.”
2. “And I understand. I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘This is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.”
3. ”Being classy is NOT about being stuck up, but more so about having a simply unique style that will never be forgotten. To be classy is to have respect; respect for others, respect for elders, and most of all respect for yourself.” – unknown
4. ”Don’t listen to people who tell you what to do. Listen to people who encourage you to do what you know in your heart is right.”
5. “My heart didn’t break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t want to hear my stories. He didn’t ask me questions. He didn’t smile when I was talking to him. He didn’t hug me out of the blue to make me feel good. His hugs were always a preamble to something else and after he was gone, I wondered if he ever knew me at all.” — Diane Les Becquets
6. ”Sometimes there are things in life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometimes change is what we need.”
7. “Be strong enough to love after you’ve been hurt, but smart enough to guard your heart and be careful of whom you let in it.”
8. ”Our children need to be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think.”
9. ”Keep in mind that someone else is happy with a lot less than what you have!”
10. “Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” – Thema Davis
11. ”We often just accept the things that we like, and complain a lot about the things that we don’t like. But if we could, like, intensely dwell on the really great things in life the way we intensely dwell on the negative things in life; I think that would be fantastic.” – Hank Green
12. ”Bad habits cause failure. Identify the habits holding you back and make a decision to crush them. The mentally tough mind is like a flourishing garden, and bad habits are the weeds that suffocate it. Watering the flowers without killing the weeds is an act of self-delusion.” – Steve Seibold
13. ”You are never too busy to take time out of your day for those who matter most. You can always make time.”
14. ”The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.”
15. ”A good relationship is worth the wait.”
16. ”Be thankful for everybody in your life, good and bad, past and present. They all made you the person that you are today.”
17. ”Don’t confuse your path with your destination, just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine.”
18. ”Trust is a fragile thing. Once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom. But once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover. Of course the truth is, we never know who we can trust. Those we’re closest to can betray us, and total strangers can come to our rescue. In the end, most people decide to trust only themselves. It really is the simplest way to keep from getting burned.” – Mary Alice
19. ”Authentic happiness isn’t something we can go out and get, buy, beg, borrow or steal, it’s only something we can be, and it’s a choice we make with every breath we take.” – Dennis Meritt Jones
20. “Once in a while, amidst all your bad days, you’ll have a good day. A great day even. Make sure you remember those days. Keep them safely in your pockets, maybe even a jar on your desk because you need to know that there are and will be better days. You need to remember how on those days you felt warm inside, like you’ve just drunk a hot cup of tea; like a small fire was ignited inside of you. Hold on to that warmth. And never let it go.”
21. From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, “I survived.” – Craig Scott
22. ”The best gift a man can give to his woman is his time, his attention and his love.”
23. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it’ll be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” – John Green
24. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” – Oprah
25. ”You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy
26. ”Never be satisfied. Always strive to improve no matter how good you think you are.”
27. ”Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.”
28. ”Don’t use the past as an excuse to miss out on your future.” – Alan Cohen
29. ”I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.” – Shinji Moon
30. ”Love is not who you can see yourself with it is who you can’t see yourself without.” – Unknown
31. ”Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.” – Guillermo Maldonado
32. ”If you don’t love it then you won’t take care of it. If you won’t take care of it then someone else will.”
33. ”Sometimes in life we just need someone who will be there for us. Someone who will listen. Someone who will understand.”
34. ”An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.”
35. “Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for a boy to fall in love with you. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make something of the moment you’re in right now.”
36. ”You have to speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.”
37. ”Don’t ruin today by reliving yesterday’s problems.”
38. ”Live and let go. Do not be held down by what you can’t control.”
39. “In life, I have made a lot mistakes and I have felt a lot of pain, but mistakes make me wiser and pain makes me stronger.”
40. “I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”
41. “The secret of success: stop wishing, start doing.”
42. “Keep calm and focus on the positive.”
43. “True friends won’t grow apart, even if they don’t talk everyday.”
44. “Surround yourself with the people who make you better, and you will have better outcomes.”
45. “Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith.”
46. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez
47. ”You have to speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.”
48. “There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” – Angel Flonis Harefa
49. “Decide what makes you happy and fight for it.”
50. “You may not know what is going to happen when you try, but if you do not try nothing will happen.”
51. ”Just because someone desires you, does not mean that they value you.”
52. “Don’t let people make you feel bad or guilty for living your life. It is your life. Live it the way you want.”
53. “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.” – Daniell Koepke
54. “Who the fuck cares where you went to school or where you work? The question is: Is everyday experience good, healthy, beautiful? Because I have to tell you, while it might be cool to work for a company like Google, Apple, or The New Yorker, if your job is stupid, stressful and your boss is an asshole, there is nothing good or prestigious about that. While it might seem right to go to a school like Berkeley, if classes are overcrowded and students are nervous, anxious, religious zealots from Orange County, are you sure you want to go there? What’s good about that? To believe in prestige is to privilege abstract, collective impression over palpable, daily experience. To which I say: fuck prestige. Do what serves your everyday vitality.” – Daniel Coffeen
55. “A real relationship will make it through anything.”
56. “Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”
57. ”And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.”
58. ”Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.” – Stephen Fry
59. ”I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” – Helena Bonham Carter
60. ”I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.” – Kristin Armstrong
61. ”If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better.”
62. “Happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time, it’s about loving what you have.”
63. ”Don’t ruin today by reliving yesterday’s problems.”
64. ”Live and let go. Do not be held down by what you can’t control.”
65. ”You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
66. ”You can’t fight for a place in someone’s life because no matter how hard you try to keep your place they’ll put you where they want to even if it’s not where you should be.”
67. ”Love your mother, the most beautiful person on this earth. Our best critic, yet our strongest supporter.”
68. “Value not the things you have in life, but rather who you have in life.”
69. “Just because one thing doesn’t go right doesn’t mean your life is ruined, Stay Positive!”
70. “Sometimes we must accept that God has a better plan.”
71. ”Before you see the rainbow, you see the rain. If you want to reach your goals, you have to be able to put up with the pain.”
72. ”If life were easy, we would be bored. That’s why we are faced with challenges everyday, so that we can work to make ourselves happy.”
73. ”Be a warrior not a worrier.”
74. ”Don’t overthink. Just let it go.”
75. ”Today is the youngest you’ll ever be, start appreciating it. It’s also the oldest you’ve ever been, start acting like it.”
76. ”Decide this minute to never again beg anyone for the love, respect and attention that you should be showing yourself.”
77. ”Because it´s only when you’re tested that you truly discover who you are. And it´s only when you’re tested that you discover who you can be. The person that you want to be does exist, somewhere in the other side of hard work and faith, and belief and beyond the heartache and fear of what life has.”
78. “There is something inexpressibly beautiful about the world when the sun begins to rise and fill the dim sky with soft rays of light and only the birds are awake to sing to you “good morning”, while everyone else is curled up in their beds, unaware of the magnificence they’re missing and everything feels so simple. It’s as if six a.m. is an epiphany that sparks at your fingertips and spreads until you are encompassed entirely by a feeling of clarity. There is something inexpressibly beautiful about being awake to behold the splendor of this world while everyone else is still asleep.” – Madisen Kuhn
79. ”If you spend your life living in the negative, you do not really live at all. Instead, you remain stuck in time forgetting there is a future. Learn to forgive and forget and move on. Hatred is a strong word and depression can be stopped. Confidence is key. You are the only one that can make yourself depressed. So learn to stop it. Do the things that make you happy and everything you want will surely find you.” – Caitlin Furby
80. ”Sometimes what you’re looking for comes when you’re not looking at all.”
81. ”No matter how long it takes, it will get better.”
82. ”Some people will better your life by being in it, while others will better it by staying out.”
83. ”Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be strong.”
84. ”Sometimes the words we leave unspoken are the most important ones that should have been said.”
85. ”Remember how blessed you are to see another day.”
86. ”God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.”
87. ”A real relationship will make it through anything.”
88. ”Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”
89. ”How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”
90. ”You are not a rug…everyone may try to walk all over you, but you do not have to lie there and take it!” – Linda Poindexter
91. ”Don’t let your search for a happy ending get in the way of living a happy life.”
92. ”We lose the people we love because they are meant to love someone else. We lose them because we are destined to find somebody else. It is a simple fact that is sometimes hard to accept because we are too stubborn to let go of something that doesn’t belong to us, even if it seems like it.”
93. ”Don’t let the person who didn’t love you keep you from the person who will.”
94. ”When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.”
95. ”Don’t wish for it, work for it.”
96. “The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness – genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. When we devote our energy and time to trivial matters and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant, from that point, we perpetuate our own sadness and lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things.” – Christopher Aiff
97. ”Stop stressing, let go, and move on.”
98. ”You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad.”
99. ”When you’re going through tough times, don’t worry. Things will get better and you’ll get stronger.”
100. The past is meant to teach you and the hard times are meant to strengthen you.
101. ”Sometimes we fall down because there is something down there we’re supposed to find.”
102. ”Drama does not just walk into your life. You either create it, invite it, or you associate with people who love to bring it into your life.”
103. ”No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.”
104. ”The best way to move forward is to let go of the people holding you back.”
105. ”Don’t let your happiness be controlled by something you can’t control.”
106. ”Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.”
107. ”Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.” – Daniell Koepke
108. ”Another day, another blessing and another chance at life.”
109. ”Stressing and complaining will change nothing. Take action, make a change, and never look back.”
110. ”We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering -these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.” – Dead Poets Society
111. ”You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done – but simply because you are.” – Max Lucado
112. ”Everyone has an untold story hidden behind closed doors, try to understand that people are not always as they first seem.”
113. ”It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?”
114. ”Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.”
115. “You can’t bring back the past, and you’re not promised the future, so enjoy life now.”
116. “How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”
117. “Faith is knowing and believing, not wondering and doubting.”
118. “Don’t change who you are for someone else, you deserve someone who appreciates you for you.”
119. ”Sometimes you just have to deal with the fact that life doesn’t always go your way.”
120 ”The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” – Juliette Lewis
121. ”The people who are still with you at the end of the day are the ones worth keeping.”
122. ”Every end is a new beginning.”
123. ”I’ve been a paperboy, a stripper, a paralegal and barista. At one point I even worked a graveyard shift at a gas station inside a bullet-proof booth, and I’ve made sandwiches at Subway for minimum wage. I’ve managed executive offices from art galleries to software development companies, and prepared burritos at Whole Foods and rotisserie chickens at Costco. I was a photographer for 13 years, a bus-boy at The Cheesecake Factory for three minutes (shortest job I’ve ever had), and spent countless hours in numerous kitchens feeding the hungry. I drafted multi-billion dollar contracts at prestigious law firms for ten years, and made smoothies at Jamba Juice for two. From publishing a book, to cleaning bathrooms or mopping floors, NONE of the things I have done DEFINE me. Does that make sense? Do you see what I mean? What and who I am has absolutely nothing to do with what I have done when I was younger, nor what I’m currently doing. Who I am is not defined by how much or how little money I have, the clothes I wear, or the vehicle I drive wherever I live. I don’t identify myself by those things, which is good because they’re all so temporary.. lol… those aren’t even all the jobs I’ve had (and I’m only 36).. It’s important to have an identity that surpasses a job title on a business card, or a status deemed by the bank or society. What I am, regardless of those things, is an instrument of peace. That is my mission, my purpose.. my Ikigai! If we bring integrity to whatever we do in the world, then we are being of service to others whether we wash dishes in the back of a restaurant, perform complex brain surgeries, manage thousands of employees, drive a bus, fight fires, or raise children at home. Life is not a hierarchy, it’s a celebration! And love is not a word, it’s an invitation. So strive to love who you are. No. Matter. What.” – Timber Hawkeye
124. ”Don’t worry. If it’s supposed to happen, it will.”
125. ”When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.” – Thema Davis
I found these great quotes at:
“Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”
– Hilary Cooper

“Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.”
– Mr. Feeny (Boy Meets World)

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey
When things are going great, plenty of people will stand by you but it’s the people who will stand by you even when things aren’t going great who count. These are the people who will cheer you on and encouraging you during the toughest times. These are the types of people you want in your life.

“A day without a laugh is a wasted day.”
– Charles Chaplin
There are times to take life seriously but remember that if happiness is what you’re after, achieving it can be as easy as adding more laughter into your life.

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Success breeds success. Happiness breeds happiness. The more you are of what you want, the more of what you want will be a part of who you are.

“Let your life mean something. Become an inspiration to others so that they may try to do more and to become more than they are today.”
– Thomas D. Willhite
All the struggles you go through to obtain your most desired goal will be worth it when you realize your success doesn’t just stop with you. It can create a ripple effect that can positively change the lives of thousands or even millions of people.

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.”
– Leo Buscaglia
Life is not predetermined. Nothing is written in stone. You can make your life turn out however you want.

“Life is a game. In order to have a game, something has to be more important than something else. If what already is, is more important than what isn’t, the game is over. So, life is a game in which what isn’t, is more important than what is. Let the good times roll.”
– Werner Erhard

“A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.”
– Rita Mae Brown
Instead of waiting for life to happen to you and then reacting to it in a hectic manner, take control of it by being proactive.

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
– Einstein
Do good because you feel it’s the right thing to do.

“Whether we’re prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us.”
– Lucille Ball
Prepare for the challenges that life will throw at you. It doesn’t matter if you’re ready for it or not, it’s coming. You could be a smart student who got a bad test score because you didn’t study but in the eyes of the grader, it doesn’t matter what your excuse is. What matters is your results.

“I am living dying, when I should be dying living.”
– Kersti Bryan
You can live to 100 years old and still not truly live a day in your life. Don’t be a walking corpse waiting to be buried. Grab life and embrace it. Do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Enjoy your life while you’ve still got it.

“Every second that you live you are never going to get back. You are never going to get to change what you said, didn’t say, did, or didn’t do. Live how you want to live. Act how you want to be remembered, because you never know how long or short you are going to be here.”
– Emily Doberstein

“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”
– Will Rogers
If you had live cameras on you 24/7, how would you live your life differently?

“If you live just for today, to make today the most successful, happy day of your life, I am sure that you will have an extraordinary life. A successful life is nothing more than a series of successful days.”
– Unknown
Experiencing a happy or successful life simply comes down to having happy or successful days so focus on what you can do today to create the life that you want.

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
– Ashely Smith
The life you experience will largely depend on what you notice and focus on. Whether good or bad, it’s up to you.

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
– Calvin & Hobbes
The present moment is all you have, all you can control, all you can really experience so learn to enjoy the now.

“Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.”
– Og Mandino

“Love Life. Do Good. Live Well.”
– Kevin Ngo
Life is truly a gift, treasure it. Make a positive difference in the world, however small. Take care of yourself physically and financially so you have the energy and the means to enjoy our life and help those around you.

“Just because you are seventy is no excuse to give up and let others make your decisions for you. The fact that you are still alive is reason enough to believe that you are here for a purpose; and that purpose is to learn, to teach, and to GIVE.”
– Thomas D. Willhite
Until the day you die, live!

“No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.”
– Barbara De Angelis

“There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.”
– Logan Pearsall Smith
Remember when you used to want the things you now have? Learn to be appreciate everything that is in your life. This doesn’t mean to be content with what you have. It just means to remember some of the things you now have in your life once excited you.

“I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is a choice that you make each and every day. If you’re unhappy right now, realize that you chose to feel this way.

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin… But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
– Alfred Souza
Don’t let life get in the way of getting the things you want. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day errands of life and continue to put of your dreams so make an effort to stay focused on what you want.

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”
– Mary Ann Radmacher

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
– Tom Bodett
There’s no better teacher than life. Try. Whether you fail or succeed, it will be an experience.

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
– Robert Byrne
You have a choice of living an aimless life or living a purposeful life. You choose.

“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Life can be scary at times. You can either hide in a dark corner and wait until time takes your life away or you can make the best of it while you’re still here.

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.”
– Anne Frank

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”
– Earl Nightingale-

“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.”
– Elbert Hubbard-
Preparation is important but it can also paralyze you. Taking action alone can teach you a lot of things by giving you experience whether good or bad.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
– Annie Dillard-
Your life experience is just an accumulation of your daily experiences. Want to create a more fulfilling life? Start by creating more fulfilling days.

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.”
– Corita Kent

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”
– Danny Kaye
Life is to be experienced. Put yourself out there. Do things you’ve never done. Live a life where at the end, you will have no regrets.

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”
– Isak Dinesen
Most of the things people worry about are things that won’t even matter to them a few months from now.

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”
– Shari R. Barr
The only thing that you can really expect out of life is that no matter what kind of person you are, there will be good times and there will be bad times.

“If you want to make life easy, make it hard.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
When you are a type of person who is on top of things, who does what needs to be done, who puts in the hard work, who avoids taking the easy way out, you create a strong mentality, one that can withstand just about any blow life can throw at you. If you aren’t that type of person, even the slightness nudge from life can be enough to knock you over.

“These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
– William James-

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
The bad things in life happen to everyone. Don’t let what happens to you determine how your life will play out. Rely on your reactions to what happens to you instead. When you’re faced with life challenges, you can either throw in the towel and spend the rest of your complaining about how unfair life has been to you or you can take action and use those challenges as fuel to fight for the life you want to live.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
– Lao-tzu-

“Some days life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”
– Unknown-

“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 that it will be worth remembering.”
– Ida Scott Taylor-

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Life isn’t about how long you live, life is about how much fun you have while you’re living.

“Learn from the past, live for today, work for the future.”
– Stefan Rudolph-

“Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.”
– Arthur Rubinstein
What you put out comes back to you. If you want more good in your life, do more good.

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”
– Gerard Way
Just like how you wouldn’t want to sit through an uneventful movie, you probably wouldn’t want to reach the end of your life and realize how little of it is worth remembering. Use the time you have left, no matter how much time you may feel you have already wasted, to make the remainder of your time here worth remembering.

“Certain things in life simply have to be experienced and never explained. Love is such a thing.”
– Paulo Coelho

“Life doesn’t get better until you get better.”
– Unknown
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