Making the Big Choices
Remembering that I‘ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fade away in the face of death leaving only what is truly important. Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs
You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking back. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Steve Jobs
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us. Hubert Humphrey
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Waldo Emerson
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point. Harold B Melchart
History will be very kind to me, for I intend to write it. Winston Churchill
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve
To be able to look back on one’s life in satisfaction is to live twice. Kahlil Gibran
We live our lives like we are physical beings having minor spiritual experiences along the way, but perhaps we are spiritual beings having a minor physical experience called life. If so, then where we
learn most is in failure. It causes the deepest reflection and learning. Gary Keller
Until you die, your story is not over. In everyone’s life, if you stop at a certain point it might look like you
are a failure. But life is not intended for you to stop until it’s time for you to go. Gary Keller
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King
Failures are the building blocks for deeper understanding and greater courage. Without them we would not grow as strongly nor wisely.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. Bill Gates
Focus on what you have. When you focus on what you don’t have, it perpetuates.
You'll succeed best when you put the restless, anxious side of affairs out of mind, and allow the restful side to live in your thoughts. Margaret Stowe
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Kahlil Gibran
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you but by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. Gibran
If you want to be heard, learn to listen.
Be the change you wish for. Ghandi
Act the part and before long there will be no need for acting.
Practice smiling at everyone, everywhere, strangers included, and see how your world changes.
Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry van Dyke
There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Hellen Keller
Missing a Loved One
The best way to honor someone special in your life who has died is to be that person, such that anyone who meets you has an experience of them and who they were for you.
Love and Friends
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down. Oprah Winfrey
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person. W.Somerset Maugham
Love one another, but make not a bond of love; Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Kahlil Gibran
I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks
She could hardly believe all that was waiting when she finally opened her heart. Kelly Rae Roberts
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were. Khalil Gibran
Your friend is your needs answered. Kahlil Gibran
Happy New Year!