Read a couple of these quotes each day until I return...


I am joining my husband in AZ for a few days. So I am leaving you with thoughts to ponder until my return. Hopefully you have a comfy chair in which to settle with a cup of something hot and read these quotes they will get you in the mood for a positive New Year!
(I designed the reading nook pictured above in the corner of one of my clients bedrooms.)

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.Dream. Discover"
-- MARK TWAIN

“Life is not measured by the # of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.."
- ANONYMOUS

“Each Journey is a work of Art!"
- ANONYMOUS

“Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin!"
- ANONYMOUS

“Every judgement blocks the light!"
- Mary Anne Williamson

“The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you!"
- GREENVILLE KLEISER

“Being considerate of others will take you further in life than a college degree."
- MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”
- PAUL VALERY

“The Important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are;
For what we could become”
- CHARLES DUBOIS

“When I give, I give myself”
- WALT WHITMAN

"To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever."
- HENRY DRUMMOND

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”
- ST. AUGUSTINE

"We are all alike, on the inside."
- MARK TWAIN

"To be good is noble, but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble."
- MARK TWAIN

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else”
- J.M. BARRIE, Novelist

“There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all”
- ANONYMOUS

“The best way you can cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up”
- MARK TWAIN

“How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.”
- NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

"Love is the beauty of the soul."
- ST. AUGUSTINE

“Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance”
- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

“The journey is the reward”
- TAO SAYING

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all of your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fear”
- CESARE PAVESE

“The best thing about being a woman, is the prerogative to have a little fun!”
-- SHANIA TWAIN

“The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. ”
-- UNKNOWN

“A limit on what you will do puts a limit on what you can do.”
-- DEXTER YAGER

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
-- MAE WEST

“Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.”
-- UNKNOWN

"Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it."
-- WAYNE DYER

"Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized."
-- LEO BUSCAGLIA

"To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle."
-- WALT WHITMAN

"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."
-- VOLTAIRE

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
-- HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention."
-- JIM ROHN

"Chance does nothing that has not been prepared beforehand."
-- ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
-- MARK TWAIN

"Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation.
We don't love to be loved; we love to love."
-- LEO BUSCAGLIA

"Our aspirations are our possibilities."
-- ROBERT BROWNING

"Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want."
-- JIM ROHN

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
-- EARL OF CHESTERFIELD

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world"
-- UNKNOWN

"To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift."
-- FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read."
-- MARK TWAIN

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house."
-- WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true."
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Everybody likes a compliment"
-- ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"The very best proof that something can be done is that someone has already done it"
-- BERTRAND RUSSELL

"If you can't forgive, don't ask to be forgiven"
-- NAPOLEON HILL

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" -- LAO TZU

"A smile is a passport that will take you anywhere you want to go." -- UNKNOWN

"It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye."
-- ANTONIE DE SAINTE EXUPERY

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -- MARCEL PROUST

"Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out"
-- JOHN WOODEN

"There are no language barriers when you are smiling."
-- ALLEN KLEIN

"One day is worth a thousand tomorrows."
-- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
-- GOETHE

"Paradise is Always Where Love Dwells"
-- JEAN PAUL F. RICHTER

"The beginning is always today."
-- MARY WOLLSTONECROFT

"It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop!"
-- CONFUCIUS

"At the Touch of Love, Everyone becomes a poet"
-- PLATO

"I amuse myself by studying people as I travel...it is fun to study the world while passing through it."
-- CASANOVA

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly"
-- G.K. CHESTERTON

"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."
- WALT DISNEY

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
- CHINESE SAYING

"Life I Love You, All is Groovy"
-- SIMON & GARFUNKEL 1968

"All of our dreams can come true."
-- WALT DISNEY

"No-one knows what he can do until he tries."
-- PUBLILIUS SYRUS

"All that I can, I will."
-- FRENCH SAYING

"Your Love is better than chocolate."
-- SARA MCLAUGHLIN

"Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people."
-- MOTHER TERESA

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right."
-- HENRY FORD

"If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have."
-- SIR JAMES M. BARRIE

"The true profession of man is finding his way to himself."
-- HERMAN HESSE

"You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action." -- ANTHONY ROBBINS

"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy."
-- JIM ROHN

"You can't control the contour of your face, but you can control its expression."
-- UNKNOWN

"I am not afraid of storms, I am learning to sail my own ship."
-- LOUISE MAY ALCOTT

"Your self-image controls your performance; see yourself as confident and in complete control."
-- BRIAN TRACY

“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore.”
-- DALE CARNEGIE

"One who cares is one who listens."
-- J. RICHARD CLARKE

"Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same."
-- FLAVIA WEEDN

"A smile is your greatest social asset."
-- ZIG ZIGLAR

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
-- CARL GUSTAV JUNG

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -- ROBERT FROST

"The most important trip you may ever take in life is meeting people halfway..."
-- HENRY BOYE

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going... "
-- BEVERLY SILLS

"There's a place in the world for any business that takes care of its customers--after the sale."
-- HARVEY MACKAY

"A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does it everyday he can sleep at night and do it again the next day"
-- ALBERT SCHWEITZER

"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you also have an obligation to be one."
-- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

"Attitude is Everything!"
Silver linings aren't just discovered, they're created!
-- PRESENTED BY NOLAN BURRIS

“You’ve got to have a dream. If you don’t have a dream. How you gonna make a dream come true?”
~ BLOODY MARY SINGING "HAPPY TALK" IN THE MOVIE 'SOUTH PACIFIC' ~

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them"
-- MOTHER TERESA

"Always do what you are afraid to do."
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be."
-- GRANDMA MOSES

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now & do it."
-- WILLIAM DURANT

“Unforgiveness is like drinking the poison and waiting for the other person to die!”
presented by AmandaGore.com

"The first love, the first sunrise, the first South Sea island, are memories apart"
- ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
- HENRY MILLER

"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
- BENJAMIN DISRAELI

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.
The great affair is to move."
- ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

"Life is too short to fly coach!"
- DALE IRVIN

"..focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."
- GREG ANDERSON

"We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough."
- HELEN KELLER

"Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is,
is the only way of being happy."
- JENNIE JEROME CHURCHILL

"The time is always right to do what is right."
- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard.. But must be felt with the heart."
- HELEN KELLER

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind.
The third is to be kind."
- HENRY JAMES

"If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there.
Then never, never, never give up."
- NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

What’s the best thing that happened to you today?”
- AMANDA GORE

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."
- MICHAEL J. FOX

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it."
- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Over All the Sky - The Sky! Far, Far out of Reach. Studded with the Eternal Stars."
- WALT WHITMAN

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
- CHARLES F. KETTERING

"We are often so caught up in our destination That we forget to appreciate the journey, Especially the goodness of the people we meet along the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it."
- AUTHOR UNKNOWN

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar
I love not man the less, but nature more"
-- LORD BYRON

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."
-- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

"The best way to predict the future is to create it!"
-- JASON KAUFMANN

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake."
-- MARIE BEYON RAY

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead."
-- LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst a spark that creates extraordinary results."
-- UNKNOWN

"Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face."
-- UNKNOWN

"Your love is better than ice cream"
-- SARAH MCLACHLAN

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
-- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow."
-- GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."
-- CARL SAGAN

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
-- MARY ENGELBREIT

"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else."
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
-- ANONYMOUS

"Not all those who wander are lost"
-- J.R.R. Tolkein

"If you can dream it, you can do it."
-- WALT DISNEY

"And if not now, when?"
-- TALMUD

"Follow your bliss"
-- JOSEPH CAMPBELL

"The only reward of virtue is virtue."
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too"
-- ANNE FRANK

"A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before"
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
-- MARK TWAIN

"Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection"
-- LAWRENCE DURRELL

"A good travel agent is worth more than a good lawyer . . . ."


"Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion"
-- LEO BUSCAGLIA

"Abundance is about being rich, with or without money."
-- SUZE ORMAN

"Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful"
-- ANNETTE FUNICELLO


"Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries."
-- CORITA KENT

" Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better"
-- EMILE COUÉ

"If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year . . .
Today should always be our most wonderful day."
-- THOMAS DREIER

"Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure
is what is right here and right now. Don't miss it."
-- LEO BUSCAGLIA

" Giving opens the way to receiving"
-- FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINN

" Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons"
-- RUTH ANN SCHABACKER

"Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year"
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

" Be the change that you want to see in the world."
~ MAHATMA GANDHI

"The world will not change until we do"
~ JIM WALLIS

"When we are no longer able to change a situation... We are challenged to change ourselves"
~ VIKTOR FRANKL

"Be here now!"
-- RAM DAS

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives"
-- ANNIE DILLARD

"This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays."
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"
-- CHARLES DEDERICH

“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow.!”
-- JAMES A .MICHENER

“Hitch your wagon to a star”
-- RALPH WALDO EMERSON
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