“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” ~ President Barack Obama
"Today's affirmation: I choose to create joy in my life. Whatever my external circumstances, I choose to see all of life through joyful eyes." ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
"We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity." ~George Takei
"Life is magnificent - just as it comes. Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick. Life is no pig. Our life is the greatest gift of all creation. When we are unhappy with life - when we are shocked by the actions of politicians, or corporations, or our "enemies," or our "friends," or even by natural forces, - let us not lash out in anger. But also, let us not try to pretty up life with some lipstick and some party clothes. See life clearly - no rose colored glasses - and then CHOOSE to love life. CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful, be forgiving of everyone and of every act we believe has hurt us. Life just "IS." We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
Life is all in the perspective we take on it."
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“The truer you are to yourself, the greater your gifts will manifest themselves.” ~Tiffany L. Jackson
"The challenge before us is to savor the unknown and delight in the taste of possibility." ~Mary Anne Radmacher
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
"To leave the world a better place, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy." ~Ernest Holmes
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet." ~J. Robert Oppenheimer