Quotes About Books

Books are a unique portable magic. ~ Stephen King

Inspiration Quotes

Just remember that Dumbo didn’t need the feathers; the magic was in him. ~ Stephen King

Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right.  Just Dance. ~ Anne Lamott


Writing Quotes

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. ~ Stephen King

The scariest moment is always just before you start. ~ Stephen King

Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe. ~ Stephen King

Believing In Possibilities

Belief Possibilities Gandhi Quotes


“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall certainly acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Gandhi

Love Yourself

Love yourself Charlie Chaplin Quotes

Happy Upcoming Valentine’s Day to You!

This Valentine’s Day, I want you to make a special effort to love yourself, and then others in your life. So often, especially women, you go through your Valentine’s Day checklist and think of everyone except yourself.

You make sure the kids have their Valentine’s for school. You make cookies for the family or a special meal. You buy your significant other something they love. By the end of it all, you are exhausted which makes it hard to see all the beautiful things they have done for you.

This year, I want you to start your Valentine’s Day by reading this poem by Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

Happiness As Life’s By-Product

Happiness Quote - Eleanor Roosevelt

Back to Reality?

lao tzu quotes reality

Back To Reality

I’ve been thinking…all last week I kept saying I was getting back to reality after the holidays, but what does that really mean?

Our work, our families, our obligations, our fun are all part of our reality.  So why after vacation does it feel like you are leaving a dream world and going back to something else?

I found the quote above when I was reading this weekend.  I loved it because it took away the bummed out feeling I was having after the holidays.

Reality is this moment.  Like it or not.

You can choose to have a reality you want to get away from or one you enjoy like a vacation.  Believe me, I’m not totally there yet, but I’m going to work on this.  What about you?

Journey’s End

Hemingway quotes - Journey's End



Set your goals with the journey’s end in mind, and then focus on the journey.

Choosing A Giving Nature

Jen Vondenbrink Quotes - Giving Nature

Possibilities – Letting Life Unfold



 Possibilities in the New Year

Here we are on the brink of another year.  I love to take this week and not just reflect on the previous year, but also explore the possibilities of the next.

Notice I didn’t say set resolutions.  I said “explore the possibilities.”  What happens next year has much more to do with what you think than what you resolve.  Your thinking will always over ride your resolutions if they are not aligned. Why not create new thoughts about the possibilities to come.

One thing I’ve learned is that when I hold too tightly to goals, not only do I have a hard time achieving them, but honestly, it’s no fun.

When I set my goals on possibilities, as Benjamin Zander says, “set the context and let life unfold” I receive much more than I originally planned.

As we wrap up 2014, spend some time this week thinking about the possibilities of 2015.  What possibilities do you see for yourself, your family, your career, your business?  Did that exercise make you smile or what?

Happy New Year, my friend!


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