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Promise nothing. Just do what you most enjoy doing. Hidden benefit: You will al ways over-deliver.

Offer nothing. Just share what you have with those who express an interest in it. Hidden benefit: Takes the pressure off of wanting other people to see you as valuable or important... "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think." Shireen Chasmawala- "A smile of encouragement at the right moment may act like s unlight on a closed-up flower; it may be the turning point for a struggling life ." Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it pol itic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neith er safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's CONSCIENCE tells them that it is RIGHT. Hide Michael Freed- How can we ever be wise , if we never been foolish. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children ~ Native American Proverb U are sensitive and shy.U must prepare yourself to the fullest before U struggle and commit to someone or something. Your suitable partner would be a person tha t can make your feelings comfortable. If U meet this kind of person U are the ha ppiest person on earth. It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. Alex Karras "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss peo ple." Eleanor Roosevelt Change your thinking, transform your life. Everything you are, or ever will be, is the direct result of the way you think. Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. If you improve the quality of your thinking, the quality of your life will greatly improve. There are no l imits except the limits you impose on yourself with your own doubts about how sm art you really are. To be a creative winner in life, you must become an optimist, a possibility thin ker. Think in terms of "I can" rather than "I can't" The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man . Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices mo ney to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in present o r the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having neve r really lived." "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little

temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jeal ousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; t o all men, charity- Benjamin Franklin Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it pol itic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neith er safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's CONSCIENCE tells them that it is Right. It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. Alex Karras Wisdom is the LIFE of the SOUL The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry. Ralph Waldo Emerson "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." E dmund Burke "Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you wit h experience" Unknown Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. -Ernest Hem ingway When you have an emotional reaction to what you see, you are judging. That is yo ur signal that you have an issue inside of yourself - with yourself - not with t he other person. If you react to evil, look inside yourself for the very thing t hat so agitates you, and you will find it. If it were not there, you will simply discern, act appropriately, and move on. Gary Zukav Big egos have little ears. Robert Schuller The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of rec eiving. Albert Einstein You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will f ind strength. Marcus Aurelius Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self-esteem . A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and ap preciate himself as part of this worlds marvels. Rabino Nilton Bonde Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, and insight. Hellen Keller

If you care about what other people think, you will always be their prisoner. Jam es Fre Love thy enemy. Have compassion for them. This is a vital challenge for our time s.This does not mean indulging falsehood or corruption. It means moving from sep aration to cooperation, recognizing that we human beings are ultimately far more alike than we are different. This is challenging in situations with people whos e views are radically opposed to yours. Be hard on the issues, soft on the peopl e Shaun Benting There are times that you just have to let the road wind! At the end of your jour ney, those who love you the most, will still be right there by your side Good habits, once established, are just as hard to break as are bad habits. Rober t Pulle Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else . The trick is the doing something else. Leonardo da Vinc When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. An thony J. D'Angelo Change; we dont like it, we fear it, but we can t stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. And it hurts to grow, anybody who tells y ou it doesnt is lying. But here s the truth...the more things change, the more th ey stay the same. And sometimes, oh, sometimes change is good. Oh, sometimes, ch ange is...everything. Grey s Anatomy No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. Aristotle Its surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that the ir feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if youre not comfortable within yourself, you cant be comfortable with others. Sidney J. Harris Sensitivity is not weak. Gentle and refined, perhaps. But not weak. And our over -stimulated world actually benefits from the innate sense of calm and peace from sensitive people. By embodying these qualities, we add them to our environments and interactions with others. A little silk to go with all that sandpaper You don t forgive to change the past. You forgive to change the future. -- Unkno wn Smiling makes you feel better about yourself, even if you don t feel like it. An d it always makes other people think better of you. Unknown A 15 year old girl holds her 1 year old son; people call her a slut, but no one knew she was raped at 13. Make fun of someone for being fat, but you don t know that person has a serious medical condition. Call the old guy ugly, but you don t know his face injury is from serving the country or saving a life. Repost this if you re against bullying and stereotyping. You never know what someone s stor y- Melanie

The more anger toward the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. Barbara De Angelis Our strength will continue if we allow ourselves the courage to feel scared, wea

k and vulnerable. - Melody Beattie There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. Siddhrtha Gautam a You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money you r goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that p eople cant take their eyes off of you. Maya Angelou It isn t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it s how we relate to the things that happen to us that cause us to suffer. Pema Chod ron Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the sec rets of happiness and good health. Julia Child You will either step forward into growth, or you will step back into safety. Abra ham Maslow In moments of despair, tragedy, loneliness and misfortune, we find the strength within to overcome these obstacles, emerging with a greater sense of self and th e realization that we hold in ourselves a power greater than any power there is. A healthy perspective, positivity and perseverance add to a more complete being and thus a more complete and fulfilled life. In Egypt, libraries were called the souls remedy treasure because, in there, it w as possible to cure the ignorance, the most dangerous of all diseases and the so urce of all others. J. B. Bossue No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is. - Irvin Himmel As long as you allow something to happen such as people treating you badly or pe ople taking advantage of you/your generosity, it will continue. Put a stop to it and move forward the way you see fit. Stand up for yourself because no one else will. Dont wish it were easier, wish you were better. Jim Rohn If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to s ay it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didnt ask me, Id still hav e to say it. George F. Burns "Luck sometimes visits a fool, but never sits down with him." -German proverb Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. Joh n W. Gardner Quick to laugh and slow to anger. . . Tis a trait well worth loving XX Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt "Of all the things I ve lost, I miss my mind the most." -Mark Twain Be yourself. I know that sounds cliche, but we all have seriously quirky things about us that may make us feel like an outsider or different, but those are the things to really celebrate. Theyre what make us unique. Idina Menzel

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jeal ousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. Robert A. Heinlein "When I was 5 years old, my mom told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote dow n "happy". They told me I didn t understand the assignment and I told them they didn t understand life." "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Winston Chu rchill To gain happiness, we must learn to enjoy what we have. It is not how much we ha ve. It is what we think about what we have that produces happiness "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to s ay something." Plato "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one s mouth an d remove all doubt." -Abraham Lincoln Take someone who doesnt keep score, whos not looking to be richer, or afraid of lo sing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: hes free. Rumi If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford Progress always involves risk; you can t steal second base and keep your foot on first base. Frederick Wilcox People act responsibly when they care - Margaret Wheatley Never speak ill of anyone; refuse to listen when anyone else speaks ill of anoth er, but gently say: Perhaps this is not true, and even if it is, it is kinder n ot to speak of it. Jiddu Krishnamurt Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkw ard and uncomfortable when you try something new. Brian Tracy To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson "Gratefulness for what is there is one of the most powerful tools for creating w hat is not yet there. What does gratefulness mean? It means you appreciate what is. You value, you give attention to, you honor whatever is here at this moment. " ~ Eckhart Tolle "Your daily life is currency for how youre proceeding toward something: If its go od, deep & satisfying, youre probably on the right path." ~ Terrence Mckenna If you want to know what a man s like, take a good look at how he treats his inf eriors, not his equals. J.K. Rowling Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong Don t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant -Ro

bert Louis Stevenson When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I ll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease. Terri Guillemets He who angers you conquers you. Elizabeth Kenny "The road to excess leads to the place of wisdom."- William Blake The best way to tarnish your argument during any sort of debate is to react with indignity. Its beyond egoistic to do so because youre putting forth the assumptio n that your opponent is not worthy of respect, that somehow their cognitive proc ess is inferior to your own and that quite simply isnt true. Where is there room for healthy debate when you set your stage as an uneven playing field? Yes, some individuals have rather cruel and absurd opinions and ideas but if we are to as k of anyone to respect our personhood, then we must do the same and we must do i t consistently. Mohandas Gandhi Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle

"You know what? Certain people think they will feel good if certain things happe n. The trick is: you have to feel good for no reason..." I don t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy the m, and to dominate them. Oscar Wilde

I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; t hen I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor Fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: someday I wish to be only a Y es-sayer. Nietzsche Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of our selves. -Carl Jung Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the l ow time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moo ds. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. -Robert H. Schu ller Don t let hyperbole make you feel inadequate. Everyone has something invaluable to contribute to the world. Someone once said - "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from al l the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." We don t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. -Marcel Proust

Take time to live, it s one secret of success. Take time to think, it s the sour ce of power. Take time to play, it s the secret of youth. Take time to read, it s the foundation of knowledge. Take time for friendship, it s the source of happ iness. Take time to laugh, it helps lift life s lot. Take time to dream, it hitc hes the soul to the stars.

"Learn to respond, and not to react." The secret of the human existence is not just to live, but to know for what you are living. -- Fedor Dostoievski Take chances. Take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up a nd with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make yo u who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it. Unknown Analyses of others are actually expressions of our own needs and values. Marshall Rosenberg A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or madmani ts only you and I, with our big brains and tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink a nd hesitate. Steven Pressfield Progress is the product of human agency. Things get better because we make them better. Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we fail to take risks or seize opportunities. Susan Rice "Fear comes from uncertainty. Once you clarify your purpose for doing something, the way to do it becomes clear." Sometimes the best way to help people is to step back and let them help themselv es, not to abandon them in their time of need, but to make them realize what the y are capable of doing on their own, and in turn, helping them grow. M. Dizon The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. Albert Einstein Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people s ee nothing. -Camille Pissarro "Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticise me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Your capacity to experience the fullness of life is directly proportionate to yo ur capacity to experience the fullness of love. - Unknown Effective intimacy liberates an isolated soul!- anon Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self co ntrol to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. Gordon B. Hinckle "You are not bored with your life. You are bored with your routine. Shake it up a bit! Do something different or do the same thing differently!" Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible. Albert Einstein When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically fine line bet

ween being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth . So, what the hell, leap! Cynthia Heimel Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. H. Jackson Brown, Jr I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly us ed up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. George Bernard Shaw People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confessi on of their character. Ralph Waldo Emerson Rudeness is the weak man s imitation of strength. Eric Hoffer Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Franklin Is it really that bad if someone sees who you are? Why is it humans have a probl em with letting someone else see that they are human? Joseph Gogler Life is like photography. You use the negative to develop. Swami Beyondananda Dont you hate that? Uncomfortable silence. Why do we feel its necessary to talk ab out bull in order to feel comfortable? Thats when you know youve found somebody re ally special. When you can just shut the hell up for a minute and comfortably sh are the silence. Mia, Pulp Fiction You haven t lost your smile at all, it s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there. Author Unknown Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around. Vanilla Sky The hardest moments are not those when tears flow from ur eyes, it s when u have to hide the tears in your eyes with a smile to remove tears from someone else s eyes- Shaun B Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions . Solomon, Proverbs 18:2 Rather than dismissing ourselves as unchangeable creatures of habit, we can inst ead direct our own change by consciously developing new habits... "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his fe et." -James Oppenheim Sex isnt good unless it means something. It doesnt necessarily need to mean love and it doesnt necessarily need to happen in a relationship, but it does need to mean intimacy and connectionThere exists a very fine line between being sexually libe rated and being sexually used. Laura Sessions Stepp "The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yours elf is of all things most shameful and vile." Plato People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the mos t liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This emp owers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. Salma Hayek Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures- Nats Dunn Natalie Dunn

Until you spread your wings you ll have no idea how far you can fly . . . Practice humility & focus on what you re good at......this alone assists in brin ging in agreeable vibes to your life! A sense of purpose is the best driving force to live. When you have a reason to live, you will never have a reason to quit Most people dont know what they want or feel. And for everyone, myself included, its very difficult to say what you mean when what you mean is painful. The most d ifficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all, we must dare to fail. You must have the courage to be bad - to be willing to risk everything to really express it all. John Cassavetes Life is like photography, you develop from the negatives "In life you will realize that the people you meet have a purpose. Some were put there to test you, some would use you, some would teach you, and some would bri ng out the better if not the best in you. Some may even cause you pain and heart ache but one must learn to move on. So let go of the people who cant treat you ri ght, & hold on to those who love you back & see your worth." - Unknow Wanderer, there is no path. You lay a path in walking." - A. Machado Detachment in human relationships does not mean an absence of caring. It means ca ring so much that you suspend your own value judgments about others and relate t o them from a position of love rather than attempting to control or judge them. The person who is detached in this sense is one who will avoid all the unnecessa ry suffering that most people experience in their relationships. You send love, decline a victim role, and exhibit an infinite supply of caring for yourself and your loved ones. Life isn t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernar d Shaw The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain