Today I got the opportunity to tell a piece of my story. I was reminded of how this blog was a venue for me to express what was happening on my journey. I was learning and needed some place to process what I was thinking about, share my new found understanding, and make permanent what I needed to keep reminding myself - that I could change my life by changing my thoughts about my life. I am still learning and growing, but I feel free now in a way I didn't back then. I am so grateful for this journey and know without question, that all the experiences I have had up until this point were necessary for me to be where I am - where I need to be. There were not mistakes or bad decisions. They were the decisions that led to this moment. It is. There are no right or wrong decisions. There is only what you do and what you don't do. Either way leads you to the next moment, the next decision, and it all leads to NOW. Now is all there ever is.
Winston Churchill: The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Dalai Lama:All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Buddha:Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. Ghandi:The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Thich Nhat Hanh:Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Maya Angelou:If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Hugh Downs:A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Harry Truman:A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Dorothy Broude:Act as if it were impossible to fail.
Hans Selye:Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.