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random quotes, thoughts, words of wisdom, etc.. :)

Seeking happiness from people or places…

Seeking happiness from people or places will never sustain you or fill the need, to feel loved, that has to come from inside us; with love of oneself to know our self worth comes from the beautiful light inside us. This light, this spark, this Love is our gift given to us by the One who loves us the most. Remember you have this gift inside your spirit; rejoice in who you are and true happiness will be found.

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If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be.

If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t be. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places and learn new discoveries about yourself. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart and your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes; because you’ll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart, where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.

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Courage Does Not Always Roar

When life gets you down and the problems you face are certainly more than your share.
When you run out of strength and you want to give up because it’s just too much to bear.

I want to remind you, my precious friend, that you have what it takes inside,
extraordinary courage that may not roar but it doesn’t cower and hide.

It’s the quiet voice inside you that says, “Tomorrow I’ll try again.”
It’s the courage to keep on going, to see things through to the end.

You are not defined by this moment in time. You are not what has happened to you.
It’s the way you choose to respond that matters and what you decide to do.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but a powerful choice we make.
The choice to move forward with purpose, regardless of what it takes.

It’s the courage that’s found in ordinary women who are hereos in their own way,
exhibiting strength and fortitude in life’s challenges every day.

Valiant woman of exceptional courage with enduring power to cope,
taking each problem one day at a time and never giving up hope.

We’re encouraged by the faith of others to survive and overcome,
with the courage to say, “I may be down, but the battle is not done!”

For the woman of courage is a winner, regardless of what she loses.
She displays amazing beauty and strength with the attitude she chooses.

She gives herself the permission she needs, to feel disappointed or sad.
But then she empowers herself with faith, to focus on good things, not bad.

Her story is one of gentle strength reminding us all once more.
Steel is sometimes covered in velvet and courage doesn’t always roar.

~ Paula Fox

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I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.

I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything through the One who makes me who I am. I guess I’m just a little old fashioned at heart. I would just be happy with a hand to hold and the love in my heart.

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Whatever you do, hold on to hope.

Whatever you do, hold on to hope.
The tiniest thread will twist into an unbreakable cord.
Let hope anchor you in the possibility
that this is not the end of your story,
that change will bring you to peaceful shores.

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This is the beginning of a new day.

This is the beginning of a new day.
I have been given this day to use as I will.
I can waste it, or use it.
I can make it a day long to be remembered for its joy, its beauty and its achievement.
What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

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Keep trying!

It’s madness
To hate all roses
Because you got scratched with one thorn,
To give up on your dreams
because one didn’t come true,
To lose faith in prayers,
because one was not answered.
To give up on your efforts,
because one of them failed.
To condemn all your friends,
because one betrayed you.
Not to believe in love,
because someone hurt you or didn’t love you back.
To throw away all your chances to be happy,
because you did not succeed on the first attempt
I hope that as you go on your way
You don’t give into madness.
Remember always,
Another chance will come up,
Another friend,
A new love,
A renewed strength.
Be persistent.
Look for happiness in every day.
Keep trying!

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Do not waste your days worrying.

Do not waste your days worrying. It’s all under control, because you can give it to The One who knows the name of each star, told the ocean where to stop, brings the sun up every morning, brings sweet, innocent, and pure life into this world- then guides that life through the dark and forms that life into a light.

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The secret to getting unstuck is to begin.

The secret to getting unstuck is to begin.

Do something, anything that gets you moving in the right direction. Sure, it’s not always smooth or even easy and problems don’t just disappear but you will be unstuck. Please pick up that pencil, paint brush, mixing bowl, greeting card, telephone, make that appointment, walk around the house, scream, laugh, cry, click a “like” button. Begin!

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Courage is reclaiming your life…

Courage is reclaiming your life after a devastating event robs you of your confidence and self-esteem. It is facing tomorrow with a firm resolve to reach deep within yourself to find another strength, another talent. It is taking yourself to another level of your own existence where you are once again whole, productive, special.
~ Catherine Britton

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