Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
Success is the sum of small efforts
repeated day in and day out.
The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.
The daily act of setting down in words one’s thoughts, observations, and actions elevates and orders those moments, separating them from the great mass of unexamined life. ~Steven Schnur
It’s possible to forget how alive we really are.
We can become dry and tired, just existing, instead of really living.
We need to remind ourselves of the juice of life, and make that a habit.
Find those places inside that jump for joy,
and do things.
You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them ~
no matter how old or impressive they may be ~ as if they are children.
For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much ~ we simply grow taller.
O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults,
but beneath the costume is the child we always are,
whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of the day.