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
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.—John F. Kennedy
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.—Helen Keller
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.—Johnny Cash