Guess what today is? It’s the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!
I am glad to leave the cold and the snow of winter behind, although according to the weather forecast, winter still has a grip on the region where I live. Even so, spring is officially here today at 12:15pm EDT in the USA.
Here are 6 + 1 quotes to help us celebrate. Enjoy!
The year’s at the spring And day’s at the morn; Morning’s at seven; The hillside’s dew-pearled; The lark’s on the wing; The snail’s on the thorn; God’s in His Heaven– All’s right with the world!
No winter last forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland
Spring is Nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!” ~Robin Williams
Sunshine is the best medicine.~Unknown
Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be. ~Unknown
If winter comes, can spring be far behind? ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sometimes, no matter how much experience we have or how talented and gifted we are or how strongly we believe in our Vision, things don’t go our way; a door closes…permanently.
We must come to terms with it. Here are 6 quotes to help us do this:
Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion
Look for the gift. Every experience–even the difficult ones–holds a gift. The gift isn’t found wrapped in pretty paper with a sparkly bow; instead, you find it wrapped within your heartache and sadness. Go ahead. Unwrap it. It’ll be one of the best gifts you’ve ever received. ~Unknown
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in my 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. ~Walter Anderson
When you lose something in your life, stop thinking it’s a loss for you. It is a gift you have been give so you can get on the right path to where you are meant to go, not to where you think you should have gone. ~Suze Orman
When you go through hell, your own personal hell, and you have lost–loss of fame, loss of money, loss of career, loss of family, loss of love, loss of your own identity–and you’ve been able to face the demons that have haunted you, then you learn to appreciate everything that you still do have. ~David Cassidy
A reminder: when you are dealing with a loss, reach out to others. Counselors, religious leaders, and other professionals are trained to help in these situations. Also, friends and loved ones can offer a shoulder to cry on, a sympathetic ear to listen, and a warm hand to hold.
Does the grouch get richer quicker than the friendly sort of man? Can the grumbler labor better than the cheerful fellow can? Is the mean and churlish neighbor any cleverer than the one Who shouts a glad “good morning,” and then smiling passes on?
Just stop and think about it. Have you ever known or seen A mean man who succeeded, just because he was so mean? When you find a grouch with honors and with money in his pouch, You can bet he didn’t win them just because he was a grouch.
Oh, you’ll not be any poorer if you smile along your way, And your lot will not be harder for the kindly things you say. Don’t imagine you are wasting time for others that you spend: You can rise to wealth and glory and still pause to be a friend.
Actually, the title of this post is a little misleading. These quotes aren’t meant to banish frustration and anger but rather they’re intended to help you harness the power of these strong feelings.
Here are quotes to help you take command of these forceful emotions:
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. ~Lee Iacocca
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. ~Chinese Proverb
Frustration is a very positive sign. It means that the solution to your problem is within range, but what you’re currently doing isn’t working, and you need to change your approach in order to achieve your goal. ~Tony Robbins
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? ~Sydney J. Harris
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success. ~Bo Bennett
It is wise to direct your anger toward problems–not people; to focus your energies on answers–not excuses. ~William Arthur Ward
Which quote(s) did you like best? Feel free to share in the comments below. Thanks!
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I don’t know about you but there are times when Life gets to me. It can be frustrating, annoying, frightening, and down-right discouraging. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed and I find myself slipping into a blue funk and sadness.
If this describes you from time-to-time, here are a few quotes to uplift you:
To that one soul reading this, I know you’re tired. You’re fed up. You’re so close to breaking. But there’s strength within you, even when you are weak. Keep fighting. ~Unknown
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. ~Unknown
Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. ~Marilyn Monroe
Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough. ~Joel Osteen
If you’re going through hell, keep going! ~Winston Churchill
This, too, shall pass. ~Dad
Which one(s) did you like best? Keep it/them handy and read them often throughout your day.
I apologize for the delay in getting this post to you. I was unable to log into WordPress yesterday.
We all have disappointments and frustrations and, from time-to-time, we sometimes allow those to get the better of us. The next thing we know, we’re feeling discouraged.
Here are a few quotes to help turn discouragement around:
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keep busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. ~Lucille Ball
We all have to start somewhere, and doing something is better than nothing at all. Start small so you don’t get discouraged and give up. Remember it is all about consistency. ~Khloe Kardhasian
No matter how frustrated, disappointed and discouraged we may feel in the face of our failures, it’s only temporary. And the faster you can stop wallowing in guilt, blame, or resentment, the faster you can put it behind you. ~Fabrizio Moreira
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. ~B.C. Forbes
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying. ~John Burroughs
Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t’ let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down. ~Unkown
Which quote did you like the best? Keep it handy and refer to it often and it’ll give you the boost you need.
All of these quotes have the old-fashioned common sense that Grandma was so good at dispensing. Let me know which quote you like the best.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. – Chinese Proverb
Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. – Erma Bombeck
There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. – Harold Stephen
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.
– John Newton
If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.– Dale Carnegie
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. – Mary Hemingway
Which quote was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!
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