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I initially began collecting quotes from Salada tea, finding that their words of wisdom, humor, and common sense that spoke to me. Soon I began to write down into a pocket sized note book the tag lines that I felt were import for me to remember and integrate into my life. Many years later I found that I was carrying around nine of these bound pocket sized books in my pant pocket. I can honestly say that they molded my character, cemented my principles and led to my current values. The collection became an often needed source to guide me in expressing myself and in my journey through life. After many years of reading and reciting them, I began to question some quotes and often saw the reverse of what was quoted. Intermingled with quotes from many sources were my own personal quotes. My personal quotes often took the form of contrarianisms or expansions on popular quotes. In 2005 I began in earnest to publish the quotes that I had collected and written. Later they were followed up with books on relationship, money, sex and intimacy, success, recovery, and family. Quotes to Live, Love, and Laugh By is a collection of quotes regarded by many as the most impactful. The purpose of this collection is to lay out words to make a difference in many aspects of the reader’s life. May one or more of these words make a difference in your life. The opportunity to make a difference in one’s life is the source of my greatest pleasure.
All the best,
Be thankful that you donít already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you donít know something.
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations.
Because they give you opportunities for improvements.
Be thankful for each new challenge.
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when youíre tired and weary.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those
who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next. Amen.
The person who searches for another without flaws searches forever.
Trying to extinguish a lie is like speaking softly in a roaring crowd.
Itís in the cardsódeal with the cards that were dealt you rather than looking for a new deal.
Accept the unexpected.