Archive for June, 2011

    I’ve learned that

  • it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
  • it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
  • you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that, you’d better know something.
  • you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
  • it’s not what happened to people that’s important. It’s what they do about it.
  • you can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache for life.
  • it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
  • it’s a lot easier to react than it is to think.
  • you can keep going long after you think you can’t.
  • we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
  • either you control your attitude or it controls you.
  • learning to forgive takes practice.
  • there are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.
  • money is a lousy way of keeping score.
  • sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
  • Things do not always go as planned
  • even a simple life gets envied.
  • life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  • not everyone can be there when I die.

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I just happened to read this quote

“In life, as in restaurants, we swallow a lot of indigestible stuff just because it comes with the dinner.” – Mignon McLaughlin.

Wait a minute, “swallow” – who made you to swallow? You don’t have to swallow! You can spit it out if it’s disgust tasting. Isn’t that a waste to dine out at a lavish restaurant for some weird indigestible foods?
If a dinner is with indigestible stuff, I would rather not have that dinner.
The bottom line, you just don’t have to swallow any stuff that you don’t see yourself digesting. Just observe a baby spitting up the foods, you’ll see this very clearly. True to themselves, aren’t they? Babies do teach us a lot, don’t they?
Therefore we have other quotes, “Life is all about choices” or “The choice you make is the life you take”.
If we can (and yes, we can!) consciouly choose to have a more pleasant tasting dinner, that will make our lives easy.
There’s one line in an 80’s song “if it makes you happy, then why the hell are you so so sad”. I think it also works in the opposite way, “if it makes you so sad, then why the hell are you happy”. How could you live such a pretentious life?
You can make change at any time, and it’s smart to change before it’s too late, before your mentality and healthsake are compromised.
By consistenly applying this analogy in all aspects of our lives, we will have achieved a balanced, satisfied life full of vitality.

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