Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.—Stephen Hawking
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.—Buddha
Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.—Kris Carr
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.—Maya Angelou
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways—either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
I have a fear of labels. If someone labels me, I have to respond – do I acknowledge it, reject it, deny it, live up to it, and defy it? Labels can affect your ability to be yourself. If you’re not careful, like I wasn’t when I was young, that can take a toll on you. You find yourself conforming to everyone else’s ideas of who you are.—B. D. Wong
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’—Eleanor Roosevelt
When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.—Maya Angelou
*With thanks to Tammy at Tammy’s Reading/Writing Life for sharing this quote.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music—the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.—Henry Miller