“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”(Gratitude)
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”( Positivity)
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate”.(Gratitude)
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you”. (Positive energy)
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”(Focus on Positive not negative)
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”(live your Life to the fullest being Grateful , Positive and Celebrating Life, you get no re runs!)
Which of Oprahs quotes inspire you?
Thoughts and Prayers for Mexico!
Its not the problem that defeats us usually , its not coming up with good solutions . Choices have consequences.
“I did what I knew.. when I knew better, I did better” ~ Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, the award-winning writer, poet, actress and civil rights activist, left behind so many valuable and life changing lessons for all of us to learn. And today I will be sharing with you 21 of these lessons.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
3. If you don’t change, you don’t grow. If you don’t grow, you aren’t really living.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou
4. You are more than what happens to you.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.”
“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”
6. Life isn’t about surviving but about thriving.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
“To those who have given up on love: I say, “Trust life a little bit.”
8. Ask and you shall receive.
“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”
“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.”
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”
10. Challenges are opportunities for growth.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!”
11. There’s a difference between merely aging and growing up.
“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”
12. True power comes from within.
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
13. Your parents will always be your parents.
“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”
14. Nothing last forever. Appreciate everything while you still have it.
“There were people who went to sleep last night, poor and rich and white and black, but they will never wake again. And those dead folks would give anything at all for just five minutes of this weather or ten minutes of plowing. So you watch yourself about complaining. What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
16. Making a living is not the same as making a life.
“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.”
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
18. Great things take time.
“All great achievements require time.”
19. Diversity is a beautiful thing.
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.”
“Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren’t, we should behave as though we are — cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.”
R.I.P. Maya Angelou. Thank you for sharing your love, your knowledge, and your wisdom with all of us. The world was, is and will be a better place just because you have lived. You will be missed.
** What is your favorite quote from Maya Angelou? What is one lesson you have learned from this amazing woman?
I have posted 4 photos yet the description of all the libraries mentioned in the post , if you are curious read National Geographics article. Absolutely stunning- exploring any library is fascinating yet one of these would be EPIC- a profound experience!
14 Epic Libraries Around the World
Calling all bookworms.
A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10 miles from his Egyptian hometown in search of a private library rumored to have a copy of Nizar Qabbani’s Arabian Love Poems. Disregarding Washington D.C.’s late-night club-goers jaywalking outside the taxi, he drove me home swooning, reciting verses from another book he’d discovered on that journey—Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
A good library is always worth the trip for what we might find there, whether it is 10 miles away or 10 countries away, whether the books are two inches high or two stories high, whether they arrive via donkey, camel, boat, or bike. And while any library can lead us to a new literary discovery, the following 14 epic libraries around the globe take typical book appreciation to a whole new level.
So very True! What are your thoughts?