One day, the father of a very wealthy family took their son on a trip to the
country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what
would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son,
'How was the trip?'
'It was great, Dad.'
'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.
'Oh yeah,' said the son.
'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip' asked the father.
The son answered:
'I saw that we have one dog and they had the four.'
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and
they have a creek that has no end..
We have imported lanterns in our garden and
they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and
they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and
they have fields that go beyond our sight..
We have servants who serve us, but
they serve others.
We buy our food, but
they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us,
they have friends to protect them.'
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing??
Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for
everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
Appreciate every single thing you have,
especially your family and friends!
'Life is too short and friends are too few.'
"The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal."
Author and Speaker
Quotations about Attitude & Outlook
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.”
“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.”
Daniel J. Boorstin
“Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
“There is no failure. Only feedback.”
“The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.”
H. G. Wells
“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”
“The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”
“If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”
John Assaraf Inspirational Quotes
“The most wonderful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make that person’s life a little bit better to live.”
"Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again."
"Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most."
"We're all connected. We just don't see it. There isn't an "out there" and an "in here." Everything in the Universe is connected. It is just one energy field."
"Everything is made up of the exact same thing, whether it's your hand, the ocean, or a star."
"And so just when we think that resources are dwindling, we find new resources that can achieve the same things."
"The simplest way for me to look at the law of attraction is if I think of myself as a magnet, and I know a magnet will attract to it."
"We can have whatever it is that we choose. I don't care how big it is."
“We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical era, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstance of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.”
“Don't frown. You never know who is falling in love with your smile.”
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
James Matthew Barrie
“No one needs a smile as much as a person who fails to give one.”
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road does not mean they have gotten lost.”
“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”
“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
“The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance; the wise person grows it under his feet.”
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb...that's where the fruit is …The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else." -- E. E. Cummings
"Insist on yourself. Never imitate" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A List of positive affirmations:
• I deserve to be happy and successful
• I have the power to change myself
• I can forgive and understand others and their motives
• I can make my own choices and decisions
• I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires
• I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances
• I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life
• I act with confidence having a general plan and accept plans are open to alteration
• It is enough to have done my best
• I deserve to be loved
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
-Norman Vincent Peale
"When you discover for yourself, however dimly, that you are rooted in something that is infinitely vast and potential, you have found the soil wherein you grow unconsciously into a most wonderful tree, the tree of life blended with knowledge."
~N. Sri Ram
What is it about a short quotation that carries so much power? Anyone who has ever been moved by "I have a dream" or "I think, therefore I am" knows that a single, simple quote can change a day, a life, a world.
For those who suffer from depression, words of uplift and inspiration are always welcome. Explore these quotations and see if a few simple words might change your day, your life, or your world.
Saint Francis de Sales
"A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
Thich Nhat Hanh
"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
"Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
"What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think."
Dr. Patrick Gentempo
"Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
This makes me laugh...
Let your life overflow with joy
* What Makes You Laugh?
"We often think of enthusiasm as caused by an external event. However, it can be generated from within, becoming an intentional action for transforming virtually anything in our lives. Enthusiasm can take the seemingly small, dull, boring, or unimportant and turn it into something new and magnificent. Learn to strengthen the muscle of your enthusiasm, letting the tiny become great, and you will reclaim your energy and passion."