Are you sick? Sick and tired? Are you poor? Or do you just have little money? Are you putting on a happy face for the world but dying inside? Are you doing what people tell you to do or are you living the dream of your soul? Do you find yourself tired? Complaining too often? Negative? Angry? Disappointed?
Are you fearful? Are you afraid of Death? The end of your life? Are there any fears whatsoever that sneak up on you during the day, amongst the heat of your night sweats?
Do you try to control? Is your jaw locked most of the day? Shoulders clenched? Have you stopped playing? Believing? Hoping? Given up on what your mind told you, you loved doing at 10, 11, 12 years old?
Are your children looking to you for all things good, wonderful, and wise? Are you bored? Unfulfilled? Do you look down on others at anytime other than to help? Are you observing and listening closely to the people and experiences that come into your life to help you see who you should be? Do you allow too many negative thoughts to distract you from joy and purpose?
If you've answered yes to any of these then you need to read the following quotes.
We were put here to be happy and by being so we do a much greater thing than mere indulgence may bring. We reach out to tens, hundreds, thousands, millions of people for their betterment through ours.
If you aren't thinking big, you are defeating the very purpose you were put here for.
Enjoy and God bless. Jeff
"The main thing is to make history, not to write it"--Otto Von Bismark
"We have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here."--Mildred D. Taylor
"I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a whole lifetime of nothing special."--Julia Roberts
"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."--The Buddha
"My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life."--Miles Davis
"People living deeply have no fear of death."--Anais Nin
"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."--Marcus Aelius Aurelius
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."--E.M. Forster
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."--James Dean
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."--Henry David Thoreau
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."--Mae Jemison
"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice."--Richard Bach
"Remember, life is not what happens to you but what you make of what happens to you. Everyone dies, but not everyone fully lives. Too many people are having "near-life experiences."--Anonymous
"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."--John Andrew Holmes
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up."--Rev. Jesse Jackson
"As you grow older, you'll discover that you have two hands: One for helping yourself, the second for helping others."--Unknown
"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."--William Shakespeare
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."--Albert Einstein
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."--Harold Whitman
"There'll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read 'em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em."--Kevin Welch
"Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing."--Confucius
"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."--Henry Brooks Adams
"Danger -- if you meet it promptly and without flinching -- you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"--Winston Churchill
"At every occasion in your life, do not forget to commune with yourself and ask of yourself how you can profit by it."--Epictetus
"I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed."--Nietzche
"Our life is what our thoughts make of it."--Marcus Aurelius
"Without death, our lives would have no meaning. Death frames our end for us and also puts a value on things."--Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro
"Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it."--Ben Franklin
"It all comes down to one very simple choice... Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'."--Andy Dufrain, "The Shawshank Redemption"
"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do."--Kathleen Winsor
"No one can listen to your body for you. To grow and heal, you have to take responsibility for listening to it yourself."--Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."--Louisa May Alcott
"Committing to a lifetime of wellness is not a luxury--it's a necessity. You'll never have enough time; you have to make the time."--Oprah Winfrey
"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."--Edward Stanley