Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
I’m doing my best to be mindful about how I’m living: to be kind and patient, and not to impose bad mood on somebody else. Being mindful is as good a way to be spiritual as anything else.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain the more unhappy we get.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
–Harriet Beecher Stowe