In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
–Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Literature
Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
–Marianne Williamson, author, lecturer, and founder of The Peace Alliance
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.
P.S. Something I’m really working on right now is controlling the way that I think, eliminating the negative thoughts in my head, and trying to improve my life, with positive thoughts. Not easy and definitely a journey!
Progress lies in the direction we haven’t been.
–Gloria Steinem, political activist, writer, and editor
I love this quote. I think the only way that we improve as individuals, is to force ourselves to step outside of the norm or box (or bowl), even if it goes against the “grain.” I’ve found from experience when I put myself in an uncomfortable situation, is when I learn and grow most.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.