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Quotable Quotes January 11, 2007

Filed under: Quotes — sarah @ 7:11 pm

“There are no little things. ‘Little things’are the hinges of the universe.” ~Fanny Fern

“How can you say luck and chance are the same? Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterwards.” ~Amy Tan

“Most new discoveries are suddenly seen things that were always there.” ~Susanne K. Langer

“The real moment of success is the moment not apparent to the crowd.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that people will never know about.” ~Anne Tyler

“Unfulfilled desires are dangerous forces.” ~Sarah Tarleton Colvin

“Each relationship you have with another person reflects the relationship you have with yourself.” ~Alice Deville

“The hardest battle you are ever going to have to fight is the battle to be just you.” ~Leo Buscaglia

“A true friend is one that is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” ~Len Wein

Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their bestlight.” – Jennie Jerome Churchill

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, alistening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all ofwhich have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Don’t take life seriously because you can’t come out of it alive.” – Warren Miller

“Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merelydetermine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

“Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” – Georges Louis Leclerc

“You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.” – Rwandan Proverb

“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from theexperience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclinationto do so” – Douglas Adams

“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” – George Elliot

🙂

 

 

Why People Fall In Love? January 7, 2007

Filed under: Love — sarah @ 3:13 pm

It is a mystery why we fall in love. It is a mystery how it happens. It is a mystery when it comes. It is a mystery why some love grows and it is a mystery why some love fails.

You can analyze this mystery and look for reasons and causes, but you will never do anymore that take the life out of the experience. Just as life itself is more than the sum of the bones and muscles and electrical impulses in the body, love is more than the sum of the interests and attractions and commonalities that two people share. And just as life itself is a gift that comes and goes in its own time, so too, the coming of love must be taken as an unfathomable gift that cannot be questioned in its ways.

Sometimes, hopefully at least once in your life – the gift of love will come to you in full flower. Take hold of it and celebrate it in all inexpressible beauty. This is the dream we all share. More often, it will come and take hold of you, celebrate you for a brief moment, then move on.

When this happen to young people, they too often try to grasp the love and hold it to them, refusing to see that it is a gift that just as freely, moves away. When they fall out of love, or the person they love feels the spirit of love leaving,
they try desperately to reclaim the love that is lost rather than accepting the gift for what it was, then moving on.

They want answers where there are no answers. They want to know what is wrong in them that makes the other person no longer love them, or try to get their love to change, thinking that if some small things were different, love would bloom again. They blame their circumstances and say that if they go far away and start a new life, their love will grow.

They try anything to give meaning to what has happened. But there is no meaning beyond the love itself, and until they accept its own mysterious ways, they live in a sea of misery.

You need to know this about love, and accept it. You need to treat what it brings you with kindness. If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn’t
choose to rest in the other person’s heart.

If you find yourself someone in love with you but you don’t love him back, feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not take advantage; do not cause pain. How you deal with love
is how you deal with yourself. All our hearts feel the same pains and joys, even if our lives and ways are different.

If you fall in love with another, and he falls in love with you, and then love chooses to leave, do not try to reclaim it nor to assess blame. Let it go. There is a reason and there is a meaning. You will know in time.

Remember that you don’t choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away. Give it back to the person
who brought it alive in you. Give it to others who deem it poor in spirit. Give it to the world around you in any way you can.

There is where many lovers go wrong. Having been so long without love, they understand love only as a need. They see their hearts as empty places that will be filled by love, and they begin to look at love as something that flows to them
rather than from them.

The first blush of new love is filled to overflowing, but as their love cools, they revert to seeing their love as a need. They cease to be someone who generates love and instead become someone who seeks love. They forget that the secret of love is that it is a gift, and that it can be made to grow only by giving it away.

Remember this and keep it to your heart. Love has its time, its own season, its own reason for coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it, or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it
comes to you. But if it chooses to leave from your heart or from the heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and there is nothing you should do. Love always has been and always will be a mystery. BE GLAD THAT IT CAME TO LIVE FOR A MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE.

If you keep you heart open, it will come again…

 

Stress Relief Tips January 1, 2007

Filed under: Tips — sarah @ 2:47 pm

With how busy we keep ourselves on a day to day basis, it’s no wonder that so many of us suffer from stress. Stress is something that is almost impossible to avoid, because of the way that we are wired. With that said though stress can be easily dealt with in many ways.

Exercise – Exercise always pops into articles like this: That’s because it’s important. Exercise has the ability to relax both your mind and your body. One of the big advantages that exercise has is that it forces you to get out, and to maintain some balance. If your working a lot, and are having a hard time getting other things done in life, you can easily make a deal with yourself to get out for a walk everyday at lunch time. This will allow you to clear your head and be more focused in your work, and also it will allow you time to relax, spend some time with nature, and remember that a physical wellness has a huge impact on mental wellness

Reward – Reward yourself. Too often we get into patterns where we work too much, sleep to little, and run our body into the ground. Take breaks daily, weekly, monthly. Get up during the day from your work, and get in a walk. Take a weekend get away to freshen up your mind from your work. Take a yearly trip to experience something different from the 9-5 grind back home. I understand that not all of these things are capable but they are all possible in moderation and with:

Balance – Living a balanced life is very important to maintain limited stress. Balance doesn’t mean trying to do too many things at once. Balance means not living all work and no play. Balance your life with work, family, friends, exercise, hobbies, etc.

Values – Take a moment to think about the things that are the most important for you in your life. Often times when we are living off the wall and not by our values there is an increase of stress in our days.

Planning – Who ever said “fail to plan, plan to fail” was on the ball. There is also an element of stress in unplanned situations. Unknowns cause us to worry, and to get stressed out about situations that we could have taken a little time to plan ahead for seems silly – doesn’t it?