“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go” – Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde always comes up with such zingers. I know one thing. If I had ever met him in real life, I wouldn’t have wanted to get on his bad side.
Everyone hopes that they are one of those who cause happiness wherever they go but how can you know? All of us have known someone that is like this. Generally well loved by everyone, friendly, kind and funny. Those are the characteristics that I would give to someone who would fit in this category. But everyone is different in what they think makes a really likeable person.
But a good exercise is thinking of a person that you know or a famous person who is generally well liked for their personality. … Read the rest
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown
It is so easy to let your fears overcome you and stop you from not only living your dreams, but seeing what your dreams even are. When your thoughts are occupied by all of the things that could go wrong there is very little room for all of the things that could go right.
If you are very honest with yourself, I think you will notice that you probably have a lot of fears that linger in the back of your mind but probably aren’t very likely at all. They have probably never even happened before but you still spend time worrying that they might happen in the future.… Read the rest
“When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.” Anonymous
So true, this quote also reminds me of the quote about wanting to go to hell because it is filled with more interesting people. When
you die, you don’t want to look back on your life and have regrets. Ideally you will have lived a long and full life true to yourself.
It is a long journey, and we all get stuck in particular ruts. But when you take that leap of faith and try to live your life authentically, magic is sure to follow.
When you aren’t living authentically there will be a feeling deep down that you are not doing the right thing. … Read the rest
“You, as much as anyone in the universe, deserve your love and respect.” – Buddha
This is one of my favourite quotes from the Buddha. It speaks of loving and respecting yourself, which is sometimes quite hard to do! This is not because you are an unlovable person or a person worthy of your own respect, but rather, because you have developed a habit of being hard on yourself. Most people have this same habit.
It is easy to be hard on ourselves, and if we actually looked at it objectively, we say things to ourselves that we would never in a million years say to one of our friends. (Even if it is slightly true!) But my point is that you won’t find fault with your friends as much as you would find it with yourself.… Read the rest
“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” -Charles Dubois
This quote is so inspirational. In life it is easy to identify yourself in a certain way. You may see yourself as an artist, a good friend, a straight A student or in any number of other ways. But it is important to not get so hung up in who you think you are and be ready to keep evolving and adapting. Life is constantly in flux, and there are opportunities everywhere. The best way to live your life is understanding that you must always be adapting. You have to let go of what you are and reach out for what you could be.… Read the rest
“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own and you know what you know.
And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” ~Dr. Seuss
This quote by Dr. Seuss is all about making choices in your life and just being you. So many people will tell you what to do in your life, your teachers, parents, friends and bosses. Most of them mean well, they are giving you advice that has applied to their life, but that doesn’t mean it is the right advice for you and certainly doesn’t mean that you should take it. Sometimes, when other people give you advice it is just down right annoying, and it takes everything you have in you not to tell them off!… Read the rest