“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
“One of my best moves is to surround myself with friends who, instead of asking, “Why?” are quick to say, “Why not?” That attitude is contagious.” ~Oprah Winfrey
This quote from Oprah is truly inspirational and it is a great way to keep yourself motivated and excited about life. Your friend influence so much of who you are and what you do. It is true! You spend so much time with them, spend time doing new activities, and meet new people through them. If they are really awesome, optimistic and driven, you will automatically be more that way too.
People tend to attract similar types of people for friendship, so if you find your normal group of friends is more pessimistic and not very open minded, before blaming them, maybe look at yourself. … Read the rest
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart. I’ll always be with you.”
~ Winnie the Pooh
I love this quote by Winnie the Pooh – it is so sweet! I think everyone wishes they had their own imaginary friend to tell them these things, but it is worth the time to start to tell yourself these things and replace all of the negative self talk (which doesn’t help you in any way) with positive kind talk. Life can be very hard sometimes, and if you are able to be self-soothing and have a positive internal monologue with yourself, you are on the right path!… Read the rest
“True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.”
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery
In honour of Valentine’s Day, even though I don’t celebrate it, I thought that I would put up a true love quote. This quote was written in the story the Little Prince, which is a beautiful little tale about a boy and a flower that he falls in love with.
This quote considers the true nature of love. People from the dawn of time have been trying to understand what love is and this is De Saint-Exupery’s answer. It is simply when you love and expect nothing in return – no wedding ring, no fancy house, no perfect person. Simply loving someone for exactly who they are and not desiring anything in return. … Read the rest
Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else.
When you are going through a breakup it can be really tough. You still have feelings for your ex, whether or not you were the one to break up with them or be broken up with. It takes a long time to get over a relationship. They say it takes half as long as you were with someone to get over them. So if you were with them for 8 years, then it would take 4 years to get over them. I’m not sure how true this is, it varies for every person but it takes a long time to get over someone.… Read the rest
“A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.”
This popular quote by Marilyn Monroe which was turned into a song refers to how much of a caretaker women can be. I know this is true because I am a woman and so are most of my friends. We love to take care of our men. When you have a boyfriend who is super independent and doesn’t act like he needs you at all it doesn’t make you feel as if you are important to him. Not that you want a boyfriend who needs you all of the time and can’t do anything for himself, but it is nice to feel as though you are needed at least a little bit.… Read the rest