Quotes About Being Yourself ~ by Gabby


This was something I was thinking about after talking with someone I know, only as an acquaintance. Sadly, she is never quite being herself and I do feel sorry for her. Always changing and rearranging herself, it seems so totally exhausting. After all, we do need to be comfortable in our own skins and just be ourselves! As for Autumn and me, well we Twinnies are 100% ourselves at all times. Guess I really didn’t need to say that, since you all already must know this since it is clearly obvious! Needless to say, all this thinking sent me on a search for quotes about being yourself. I did find some wonderful ones and am hoping you kind readers will enjoy reading them! :)
1. To be yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting~E. E. Cummings
2.Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else~Judy Garland
3.Don’t forget that your spirit-twinkle makes life’s rainbow shine bright~Terri Guillements
4.Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind~Dr. Seuss
5.You were born an original. Don’t die a copy~John Mason
6.Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required~Robert Brault
7.The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that~Charles R. Brown
8.He who trims himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away~Raymond Hull
9.Individualism is rather like innocence. There must be something unconscious about it~Louis Kroneberger
10.Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it~Buddha

Quotes About Changes and Growing


This was a thought I had, so I went off on a search for quotes to hopefully find some good ones. I did find quite a few it seems, again I narrowed it down to ten. It was one of those thoughts I so often get about growing, changing and how all throughout our lives it happens constantly. Nothing stays the same, we have to deal with changes and grow with them. It really can’t be stopped, so let’s go with the flow and cope our very best is my opinion. Surely I can’t be the only one who thinks of these things, can I? I sure hope not and I do hope you kind readers enjoy the quotes I found…It’s something to ponder for the day! :)
1.Welcome change as a great adventure~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
2.I can’t go back to yesterday–because I was a different person then~Lewis Carroll
3.He who rejects change is the architect of decay~Harold Wilson
4.If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars~Rabindrath Tagore
5.If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living~Gail Sheehy
6.The trick is growing up, without growing old~Casey Stengel
7.We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude~Charles Swindoll
8.You grow up the day you have your first real laugh–at yourself~Ethel Barrymore
9.Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future~Paul Boese
10.Change what you believe and your world changes~Francesco Garri Garripoli

Quotes About Time


I was thinking about time, the word is used so often in songs. Did you ever notice that? It’s true, think about it and I will name off a few songs with “Time” in the title. Time in a Bottle, Time is On My Side, Time After Time and the list can go on and on! Time is often worried about, misused, taken for granted and often “times” we can find ourselves running out of “time” if we’re not careful! Anyway, just to satisfy my own and offbeat curiosity I went searching for quotes about time and I discovered many. It was interesting reading and I was surprised at the good ones I found. I really do hope you kind readers enjoy them and please do think about my quote topic this week. And of all things, remember to use your “time” wisely today and everyday! :)
1.Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back~Harvey McKay
2.Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world you can get free of charge, If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?~Author Unknown
3.Time heals what reason cannot~Seneca
4.The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough~Rabindranath Tagore
5.Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity~Henry Van Dyke
6.The time is always right to do what is right~Martin Luther King Jr.
7.Time is the one thing we have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently~Catherine Pulsifer
8.We all have our own time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams~Jeremy Irons
9.Time will explain it all. He is a talker and needs no questioning before he speaks~Euripides
10.Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–Which is living with results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary~Steve Jobs

Quotes About Laughter


I was thinking of how many times a day I’ve laughed and it’s really a lot trust me on this one! It’s always so nice to share laughs with friends, family, passers by and just anyone and everyone you meet up with, isn’t it? I am blessed to have my dear twin Autumn to always be silly with and share a good many laugh. I was blessed with a husband who was seriously so funny, Dave had a way of just making me laugh over so many things. We laughed so often together, it’s a wonderful memory since Dave is now in Heaven.
Same thing with our Dad, oh my goodness but he had the best sense of humor ever, he could make anyone just crack up laughing.. His laugh was so contagious and joyful…I can hear it to this day. Yes sadly, he is in Heaven, too. Our Mom has a wonderful and spur of the moment sense of humor and anything can set her right off, it’s all good. So many laughs in life, it’s the best thing we have going to stay sane and healthy in every way I do believe. Anyway, I just had to devote this post to quotes about laughter. I sure hope you kind readers enjoy them and remember today and everyday… Laugh! :) :)
1.The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed~Nicolas Chamfort
2.What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul~Yiddish Proverb
3.Laughter is one of the best medicines around for relieving stress and for creating a healthy spirit. And one of the greatest aspects is that is totally free and can be done by anyone~Lord Byron
4.A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself–to laugh with me; but never at me; to cry with me, but not because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart~Leo Buscaglia
5.It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either~Dr. Wayne Dyer
6.Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
7.Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects~Arnold Glasow
8.Perhaps I know best why it is man alone laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter~Friedrich Nietzche
9.The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter~Mark Twain
10.Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart~Mort Walker

Quotes to Live By


This was such an adventure in quote reading I need to say! I was thinking about things we should do, things we need in this life, “quotes to live by” so to speak. I found so many good, positive and important quotes and I just had to share 10 of them with you kind readers. The hardest part was narrowing the 100 or so wonderful quotes down to these 10! I really hope you all find something here that you find useful today, inspires you and makes you think and also most of all… Makes sense! :)
1.If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul~Rabbi Harold Kushner
2.Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped~African Proverb
3.A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have~Author Unknown
4.Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
5.Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter~Edward Abbey
6.Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts~Charles Dickens
7.Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless~Mother Teresa
8.Most of the shadows in this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine~Ralph Waldo Emerson
9.Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river~Lao Tzu
10.When you can’t change the direction of the wind–adjust your sails~H. Jackson Brown

Quotes about Music


I was thinking about music, how very important it is to me. I’m sure it’s like that with many of you kind readers, it sure is with Autumn I am happy to share. Music, it lifts us up, calms us down and is just such a feel good vibe. It was so special in our house growing up, Dad loved singing and we all sang along. It seemed there was always music going in our house, what a wonderful way to grow up. Also, I was very blessed to have married a music man…Dave loved listening to music, as well as being a gifted musician. Autumn is also blessed with her darling man, he is very much a gifted musician.I went looking for some quotes about music and found some very good ones, I sure do hope you kind readers enjoy them, too! :)
1.Music fills the infinite between two souls~Rabindranath Tagore
2.One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain~Bob Marley
3.Music is what feelings sound like~Author Unknown
4.Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything~Plato
5.There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is~William P. Merrill
6.Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life~Berthold Auerbach
7.A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence~Leopold Stokowski
8.Music is said to be the speech of angels~Thomas Carlyle
9.My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require~Edward Elgar
10.Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together~Anais Nin

Quotes About Angels


I was thinking about angels, I really do love them and just know they are real. No doubts for me, I am a believer! Each of us surely has to believe we have a guardian angel and other angels watching out for us. Of course you could call me crazy or really not believe, if  so I truly do feel sorry for you. I have so many angel statues all around my house, from very tiny, small, medium to large. They bring me such joy as well as comfort, I have been collecting them for years. A stained glass angel Autumn had made me for me years ago also has a special place in my home. What an angel that Twinnie was to gift me with such a beautiful object, I just love it! Anyway, I did go looking for some good quotes about angels and did find a really good variety. In sharing these with you, I hope you all do enjoy them! :)
1.I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free~Michelangelo
2.Whether we are filled with joy or grief, our angels are close to us, speaking to our hearts of God’s love~Eileen Elias  Freeman (In the Angels Little Instruction Book)
3.Angels are never too distant to hear you~Author Unknown
4.Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace~Saint Theresa of Lisieux
5.I believe we are free, within limits and yet there is an unseen hand, a guiding angel that somehow like a submerged proprellor drives us on~Rabindranath Tagore
6.If you  can’t hear the angels, try quieting the static of worry~Terri Guillemets
7.We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another~Luciano de Crescenzo
8.A real friend is like an angel who warms you by her presence and remembers you in her prayers~Author Unknown
9.Music is well said to be the speech of angels~Thomas Carlyle
10.Don’t forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it~Hebrews 13:12

Quotes About Faith


I was thinking of how important my faith is to me, my faith in God. Then there is also faith in myself, my decisions, my walking through this life and keeping the faith even when things look bleak or uncertain. My faith keeps me together, I am proud to say that. It’s a good subject to be thinking about and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks about faith in many aspects of our lives. I went searching for some faith quotes to share with you kind readers, I hope you enjoy them as much as as I did in finding them. It will give us all something all to ponder on for today! :)

1.Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark~Rabindranath Tagore

2.Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence~Helen Keller

3.Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies~Mother Teresa

4.Faith is knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof~Kahlil Gibran

5.You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith~Mary Manin Morrissey

6.The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness~Henry David Thoreau

7.Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch~Ramona C Carroll

8.When the solution is simple, God is answering~Albert Einstein

9.I choose to have faith, because without that, I have nothing…It’s the only thing that keeps me going~Author Unknown

10.Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase~Martin Luther KIng, Jr.

Quotes About Family


I was thinking about how important family really is and should be to us. Looking over tons of family pictures recently really had me realizing how very blessed my family was. Growing up in Autumn’s and my family we really did have a lot of love together and such great times, and we still do of course! Our Mom and Dad, just the very best of parents and all of us 6 sisters…Well, we had some moments. Some bad, but most of them very good moments and so many wonderful memories. So I went searching for some good quotes concerning family, I found some really good ones. I hope you all enjoy reading them as much as I did! :)
 
1.You don’t choose your family. They are God‘s gift to you, as you are to them~Desmond Tutu
2.When you look at your life, the greatest happiness are family happinesses~Dr. Joyce Brothers
3.If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people~Tich Nhat Hanh
4.Families are a lot like fudge–Mostly sweet with just a few nuts~Author Unknown
5.Family is the most important thing in the world~Princess Diana
6.In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future~Alex Haley
7.Govern a family as you would cook a small fish–very gently~Chinese Proverb
8.What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family~Mother Teresa
9.I know why families were created with all the imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed~Anais Nin
10.What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering~Robert Brault

Quotes About Happiness


I was thinking about happiness and went looking for some good happiness quotes. It’s something that we really all do need to find for ourselves. It’s my honest belief that happiness has to come from within ourselves…If we aren’t happy, never will we be able to make anyone else happy. Also, the thought that only happiness can be reached by another person or persons handing it to us? That’s so not going to happen, that’s just the way it is in real life. Maybe I’m not saying it the right way, I’m sure the quotes speak better than I can. I hope you kind readers enjoy them! :)
1.Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted~Deepak Chopra
2.Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared~Buddha
3.Some cause happiness wherever they go; Others whenever they go~Oscar Wilde
4.The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart~Tich Nhat Hanh
5.The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy~Dalai Lama
6.Happiness is a direction, not a place~Sydney J. Harris
7.Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for~Joseph Addison
8.Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony~Mahatma Gandi
9.You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life~Albert Camus
10.Every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness~Author Unknown
11.Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul~Democritus
12.All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin~Lord Byron