“I live a life of ordinary days studded with extraordinary moments.” -Mary Cantwell
“She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.” -Jerry Spinelli
“People are in your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” -Anonymous
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” -Oscar Wilde
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” -Dolly Parton
“Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..
Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.” -Baz Luhrman
“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.” -John Burroughs
“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”
“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. -Victor Hugo
“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” -Eddie Rickenbacker
“Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.” -Sukesh Phour
“The important thing to focus on is how well you’re doing right now and how happy you are.” -Allison Lasnicki