Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Create adventure. Be Kind. 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; to all men, charity. Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. The keys to patience are acceptance and faith.
Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.
Without them it cannot live. Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself. If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Our character Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right.
These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. Parents, teach your children to express themselves. Teach them to be in touch with their emotions, to speak honestly to people, and to maintain integrity and stick by their principles in all they do.
This is perhaps the highest morality you can instill.
There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous persons who need no repentance. Shop Books. Kouta — Great peace in Japanese. If he lets go of the past, can he trust God for the future? Pam definitely put her family and friends before herself. And her stories will continue!! Riding with him down the autobahn at mph going from Graf or Wildflection in his green Chevy to Darmstadt.
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.
Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand. A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends.
Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process.
Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human. Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service. Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the River of Greatness is always the Stream of Adversity. It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage.
I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them. Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
When the world says, 'Give up,' hope whispers, 'Try it one more time. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating, and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime. You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul.
Caroline Cat Learns about Thoughtfulness (Humble Bumbles) - Kindle edition by Amy Meyer Allen. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. In this story about Caroline Cat taken from Humble Heart: A Book of Virtues, character quality using her delightful Humble Bumbles characters.
It is not easy To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'.
Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
I believe that friends are quiet angels who sit on our shoulders and lift our wings when we forget how to fly.