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

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy.

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience, I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.
~ Dalai Lama

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Love knows no limit to its endurance…

Love knows no limit to its endurance,
no end to its trust, no fading of its hope;
it can outlast anything.
Love still stands when all else has fallen.

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Every Ending Is A New Beginning

Never give up. There is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning.

If you don’t ever remember anything else in your life, remember this, NEVER GIVE UP. Life is what you make it, and even though circumstances may cause you to believe that an end is near, one must believe and keep a positive mindset knowing that a new beginning is actually taking place. When one door is closing in your life, one must believe that God is closing this door in order to open up more doors for him or her in the future.

Though it may seem as though you are down on your luck, and as if life is throwing too challenging of circumstances at you, you must be willing to go toe to toe with them until something happens. Never give up, there are no endings, there are only new beginnings, the only thing in life that can stop you is yourself. Remember to keep your head held high, and to never allow the hope you have inside of you to die.

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Obstacles are meant to strengthen, not defeat.

Obstacles are meant to strengthen, not defeat. We experience hard times when we start forgetting to appreciate what we have. No matter what challenges you endure, know that it is only to have you remember what you are made of and the power you have to make a difference.
~ Kathlin L. Panteah

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The World is Full of Beauty

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love:
The more they give, the more they possess.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

The world is full of beauty when your heart is full of love. So start and end your day with love and smile in your heart. It’s not the presence of someone that bring meaning to life, but the way someone Touches your Heart gives life a beautiful meaning.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tight, the best way to keep love is to give it wings. We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to that as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless. Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

Love is a gift.
If you receive it, open and appreciate it.
If not, do not worry.
Someone somewhere is still wrapping it for you.
~ Anonymous

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How Do You Recognize The Second Chances That Come Your Way?

I’d like to offer three suggestions that will help you see them.

1. Let go of the past. Learn your lessons. Never forget them, but move on. Learn to forgive others, and learn to forgive yourself. It’s difficult to move forward and take advantage of second chances if you are stuck in the past. Let it go.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt creep in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Develop a positive attitude and awareness. Expect the best and look for the good. Become conscious of opportunities and very often you will find them right under your nose. Second chances can be quiet and disguised – one has to be on the lookout for them.

Thomas Jefferson said, “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.”

Develop the right attitude for you and see what happens.

3. Persevere. Keep on. Figure it out. Press on. If one approach doesn’t work the way you would like it to, then try another. Do what you gotta do.

One of my very favorite quotes is from Ann Landers, who says, “If I were asked to give what I consider the single most important piece of advice for all humanity, it would be this:  Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you.  You cannot defeat me.'”

So, then, our success formula is:

Let Go + Positive Attitude + Perseverance = Second Chances

By Beth Burns

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Don’t pray for your wants.

Don’t pray for your wants.
Pray for your needs.
Those will be fulfiled.

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Believe in yourself and all that you are.

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. For one to believe in their self with everything that is inside of them requires a person to first know who they are, and to really embrace the notion that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. We all have a spirit inside of use that is greater than any obstacle that is able to stand in our way. Many choose to let the barriers and the burdens that life presents them with impede their progress towards realizing their dreams and achieving their goals.

Are you one of these people? Or are you one who knows that if you just push a little harder when everything inside of you wants to give in? Be progressive, be determined, and believe in yourself and all that you are. Never let any person, any situation, any amount of difficulty or any challenge deter you from being where you want to be in life.

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Taking A Chance

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
~ Thomas Fuller

Sometimes you have to take a chance
Even when your heart
Is shaking.
If something is really important to you,
It is worth
All effort
And you will do it.

Things may not work out
The way you had hoped,
But one thing is for certain,
Without taking a chance
It is completely hopeless.

Taking a chance
Is your best chance for success…

Copyright © By Nancye Sims

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there’s really nothing to lose.
There’s no wrong you can’t make right again,
so be kinder to yourself,
you know, have fun, take chances.
There’s no bounds.
~ Jewel

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Life Partners: So You’re In It For Life!

Women are to be treated as queens. Any man is not a man till he understands and accepts that his respect is due to all the women around him, especially when it comes to his wife. A wife is everything from your best friend to your life partner, but make sure you give her the due position and respect she deserves.

First and foremost of her rights is love and respect, without condition.

Love her, accept her, help her into her new life with you, and she will surprise you with the way she loves you back. Love her unconditionally, for she leaves her family, friends and her whole life and steps into yours to start a new one, just with you. Do not underestimate any sacrifice she makes for you.

Love her when she sips on your coffee or tea. She only wants to make sure it tastes just right for you.

Love her when she “pushes” you to pray. She wants to be with you in Jannah (Paradise).

Love her when she asks you to play with the kids. She did not “make” them on her own.

Love her when she is jealous. Out of all the men she can have, she chose you.

Love her when she has annoying little habits that drives you nuts. You have them too.

Love her when her cooking is bad. She tries.

Love her when she asks if she looks fat. Your opinion counts, so tell her she’s beautiful.

Love her when she looks beautiful. She’s yours so appreciate her.

Love her when she spends hours to get ready. She only wants to look her best for you.

Love her when she cries for absolutely nothing. Don’t ask, just tell her its going to be okay.

Love her when she suffers from PMS. Buy chocolate, rub her feet and back and just chat to her (trust me this works!)

Love her when whatever you do is not pleasing her. It happens to every one once in a while and hers will pass too.

Love her when she tells you how to drive. She only wants you to be safe.

Love her simply because she is yours. You don’t need any other reason more special than that!

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