Quick bits of inspiration.
“Fear keeps you from doing something stupid; faith keeps you from stupidly doing nothing.” ~ Judy
If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. ~ Unknown
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl
Writing is like giving yourself homework, really hard homework, every day, for the rest of your life. You want glamorous? Throw glitter at the computer screen. ~ Katrina Monroe
It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. ~ Marianne Williamson
Love is not affectionate feeling but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. ~ CS Lewis
The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. ~ Exodus 15:2 (NIV)
“Faith and doubt are both needed – not as antagonists, but rather, working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.” ~ Lillian Eugenia Smith
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“Faith is not about everything turning out OK; Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.”
“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” -Aristotle
“The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, He calms the sailor. And sometimes He makes us swim. – Anonymous
“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” – Barry Stevens, born Mildred Fox.
“When trouble comes, they come not in single spies but in battalions.” ~William Shakespeare
“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
“If it’s dead, don’t go digging it up every five minutes to check if there’s a pulse. It’s dead, walk away.” ~ Richard Templar
“Felt feelings motivate behavior, but they don’t rule it. And felt feelings never killed anyone.” ~ Kathy Kracjo
”I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.” ~ Jennifer Yane
The Investment ~ Anonymous
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account with $86,400 each morning. It carries no balance from day to day. Every morning the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!
Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you failed to invest to good purpose. It carries no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow. You must live in the present on today’s deposits.
Invest it so as to get the utmost in healthy and happiness! The clock is running. Make the most of today!