Jane's Mindfulness Journal


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Thoughts Become Things...Choose the Good Ones

A collection of interesting, perhaps inspiring, certainly thought-provoking quotes for your enjoyment. Would love to hear about the ones you liked the best, or the ones that effected you the most, and why.
With Love to all.

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." William Shakespeare

"If you take your eyes off your goals,all you see are obstacles."

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.- Jack Penn

Some of us are like tea leaves: We don't know how strong we are until we are placed in hot water!

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.-Swedish Proverb

Worrying about something that may never happen is like paying interest on money you may never borrow.-Unknown

Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.-Unknown

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.-Vesta M. Kelly

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.-Thornton Wilder

"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."St. Augustine, 354 430

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.W. M. Lewis

One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.Unknown

These difficulties are intended for us to become better not bitterUnknown

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
Helen Keller

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
John Wooden

"Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." Thich Nhat Hanh

Growing old is inevitable, growing UP is optional.!

There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.

Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

Do the math.... Count Your blessings.

Faith is the ability to not panic.

Laugh every day, it's like inner jogging.

If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.

The most important things in your home are the people.

A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

He who dies with the most toys is still dead.

We do not remember days, but moments.

Nothing is real to you until you experience it, otherwise it's just hearsay.

It's alright to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.

Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk taking. Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out it's neck.

Life is uncertain; eat dessert first.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
Mahatma Gandhi

When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry."
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."
Len Wein

When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings to fly."

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high."
Henry David Thoreau

When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme…\Jimminy Cricket!

"The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
James Crook

A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there."
David Gergen

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."
Rosalynn Carter

"How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?"
Harry S. Truman

Your future depends on many things, but mainly on you.

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.- Janos Arany

Remember: Most smiles are started by another smile!

Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it.

There ain't no cloud so thick that the sun ain't shinin' on t'other side.- Rattlesnake,an 1870s mountain man

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.- Will Rogers

Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!

habit is a hell to which people cling in an attempt to stop the flow of change

You can always change how you feel, and you can always feel whatever you like.

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