I know what lies around the corner in my life -- I peeked. ~joni
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”
“A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.”
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other comes from a strong won't.
-Henry Ward Beecher
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
When one door of happiness closes another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Once we choose hope, everything is possible.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
-George Bernard Shaw
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.