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Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Unknown What does that mean? Being happy with what you have, that is the core of happiness. When you can let go, when you can stop judging, when you can stop focusing on the imperfections, you […]

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Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. – Epictetus What does that mean? This is another great Stoic quote. It starts out by admitting that there are things that are outside of our ability to control, or even modify in any way. While the most obvious examples […]

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The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris What does that mean? Boy, do I feel this one today! I have so much to do, and no where near enough time in which to do it. But that’s exactly when you need to slow down and relax. […]

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius What does that mean? This quote hit me pretty hard, once I started thinking about it. What if it didn’t matter what kind of car you drove. What if it didn’t matter how nice your house was, so long as it was functional? […]

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The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty that you can comfortably live with.

The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty that you can comfortably live with. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? I think that this is an interesting quote. It links the quality of your life to the amount of uncertainty you can handle. I understand that if you have […]

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Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. – Marcus Aurelius What does that mean? This quote is classic Stoic (as one might expect). It urges us to reject your sense of injury. This, in turn, causes the injury itself to disappear. That might not make as much sense when considering physical injuries, but […]

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We all like to be around kind people; their peaceful, relaxed nature puts us at ease

We all like to be around kind people; their peaceful, relaxed nature puts us at ease. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote talks about how kindness can impact others. Kindness can be shown in many ways, from saying hello to holding a door open to giving a complement to a stranger or helping someone […]

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Don’t worry about the world…

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. – Charles Schulz What does that mean? To me, this is a reminder that too many people worry about too many things. How can the world end today? It’s already tomorrow in Australia, and quite a number of other […]

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Travel and change of place…

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca What does that mean? For me, it’s the Vacation Mantra!  If you get a chance to get out of town, don’t you feel better?  Do you feel refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready to get back to it when you return?  Does remembering a […]

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now & then doesn’t hurt.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now & then doesn’t hurt. – Charles Schulz What does that mean? So many of my posts have been kind of heavy of late, so let’s try something a little lighter in nature.  Chocolate, that wonderful gift from heaven. 😉 OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a […]

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I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.

I hear & behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. – Walt Whitman This is another of the Twitter friendly,  shortened quotes. The full quote goes like this: “I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – […]

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates What does that mean? To me, this saying has real meaning.  I tend to be overly busy, with too many projects working at the same time.  It’s kind of like the saying about taking time to smell the roses.  If you’re too busy, you don’t see […]

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Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain What does that mean? To me, it means that the ability to laugh is the best part of being human, the big difference between humans and all the other creatures of the earth.  It is a great way to relieve stress, unless you take it personally.  I […]

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