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November 10, 2015

This is my collection of quotes, sayings, stories, and inspiration for life. Use the search feature, category options, or topic tags to find what you’re looking for – or just scroll and enjoy.

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Brighter Stars

February 17, 2017 — Leave a comment

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Patience and Behavior

February 16, 2017 — Leave a comment

“Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer

Take Care of the Future

February 15, 2017 — Leave a comment

“We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“It takes a person of great heart to see…the wisdom the elders have to offer, and so serve them out of gratitude for the life they have passed on to us.” – Kent Nerburn

Not Defeated

February 7, 2017 — Leave a comment

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

Would I Follow Me?

February 6, 2017 — Leave a comment

“Leaders should step back and take a moment to consider and think about this simple question: ‘Would I follow me? Why or why not?'” – Greg Taunt

Dreams

February 5, 2017 — Leave a comment

“At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

Time to Make Repairs

February 3, 2017 — Leave a comment

“As long as the candle burns, there is time to make repairs.” – Rabbi Salanter

“Nike makes some of the best products in the world. Products that you lust after. But you also make a lot of crap. Just get rid of the crappy stuff and focus on the good stuff.” – Steve Jobs

Creating the Future

February 1, 2017 — Leave a comment

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them, changes both the maker and their destination.” – John Schaar

“A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

I am Like a Snowball

January 27, 2017 — Leave a comment

“The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball — the further I am rolled the more I gain.” – Susan B. Anthony

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Henry Ford

See What Happens

January 13, 2017 — Leave a comment

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go – and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

  • At lunch time, sit in your parked car and point a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
  • Page yourself over the intercom. (Don’t disguise your voice.)
  • Insist that your e-mail address is Xena-goddess-of-fire@companyname.com or Elvis-the-King @companyname.com.
  • Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
  • Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.
  • Put your garbage can on your desk and label it “IN.”
  • Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.
  • Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
  • Reply to everything someone says with, “That’s what you think.”
  • Finish all your sentences with, “…in accordance with the prophecy.”
  • Adjust the tint on your monitor so that the brightness level lights up the entire work area. Insist to others that you like it that way.
  • Dont use any punctuation
  • As often as possible, skip rather than walk.
  • Specify that your drive-through order is “to go.”
  • Sing along at the opera.
  • Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don’t rhyme.
  • Send e-mail to the rest of the company to tell them what you’re doing. For example: If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the bathroom.
  • Put mosquito netting around your cubicle.
  • Call the psychic hotline and just say, “Guess.”
  • When the money comes out of the ATM, scream, “I won! I won! Third time this week!!!”
  • When leaving the zoo, start running toward the parking lot yelling, “Run for your lives, they’re loose!”
  • Tell your boss, “It’s not the voices in my head that bother me, it’s the voices in your head that do”
  • Tell your children over dinner, “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.”
  • Every time you see a broom, yell, “Honey, your mother is here.”

Animal Thoughts

January 11, 2017 — Leave a comment

Dog: “Why do they keep putting the lid down on the big water bowl?”

Goldfish: “Just because I have a three-second memory, they don’t think I’ll mind eating the same fish flakes … Oh boy! Fish flakes!”

Dog: “Man, why do they keep rubbing my nose in it? I already KNOW whose it is!”

Goldfish: “The wimpy knight never comes out of the castle to fight me for dominion over the fish tank. So I must continue patrolling, for I am lord and master!”

Parrot: “Tease, tease, tease! But do those greedy clowns ever really give me a cracker? NO!”

Cat: “Why are these people in my house?”

Goldfish: “Oh, tap-tap-tap! There’s a new one!”

“Just because you are happy doesn’t mean that the day is perfect, but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” – Bob Marley

Peace is the Way

January 10, 2017 — Leave a comment

“There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.” – A.J. Muste

The Vacuum

January 10, 2017 — Leave a comment

A Goober was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. She rolled the dice and she landed on “Science & Nature.”

Her question was, “If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?”

The Goober thought for a time and then asked, “Is it turned on or off?”

John 3:16

January 9, 2017 — Leave a comment

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)