Dalai Lama Quotes

I really do love the Dalai Lama quotes so much! I’m not alone on this one I just know it, I think he really is quite the amazing man. So full of wisdom, it makes me feel happy to read his quotes. I am sharing 10 of some of my favorites with you kind readers today. I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you as they do me. Maybe also make your day feel a little brighter and better! 🙂
1.If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
2.All major religious traditions carry basically the same message–That is love, compassion, and forgiveness. The important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
3.I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
4.The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
5.Whether one believes in religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
6.Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
7.Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
8.Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought–so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.
9.It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short-term and the long-term for both yourself and others will come.
10.Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Quotes About Being Grateful

I was thinking about how many things I am grateful for in this life. There are just so many of them, I appreciate and am thankful for anything and everything. I imagine most of us are the same, at least I sure hope so! As always, I went on a search for some quotes that spoke of being grateful. I found some good ones and I do hope you kind readers enjoy them, too. It’s something to ponder about today…All the many wonderful things we are grateful for! 🙂
1.Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom~Marcel Poust
2.Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart~Sarah Ban Breathnach
3.When we are grateful for the good we already have, we attract more good into our life. On the other hand when we are ungrateful, we tend to shut ourselves off from the good we might otherwise experience~Margaret Stortz
4.You cannot be grateful and bitter. You cannot be grateful and unhappy. You cannot be grateful and without hope. You cannot be grateful and unloving. So just be grateful~Author Unknown
5.If it hadn’t been for my parents, who I consider heroes, I wouldn’t be the kind of person I am. I am very thankful and grateful for them~Coretta Scott King
6.As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world~Terri Guillemets
7.There is no greater difference between men than being grateful and ungrateful people~R.H. Blyth
8.Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart~Seneca
9.In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy~Brother David Steindl-Rast
10.A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things~Plato

Quotes About Joy

I was pondering and wondering again, I do it quite often! Anyway, I really was thinking about how joy can be found in our lives. So, I took a look arond and found all kind of nice and fitting quotes to share. We really do find joy in our lives, it balances out the sad, but only if we try! Looking at the positives is always a  good thing. We all have sorrow and grief and some not very happy times in our lives of course. We are human, after all…But then we must look for the joy, it’s to be found. It really and truly is, so please do read these quotes. Let’s try or best to celebrate joy today and everyday! 🙂
1.Joy is prayer–Joy is strength–Joy is love–Joy is a net by which you catch souls~Mother Teresa
2.When you wish someone joy; you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…All the good things~Maya Angelou
3.Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow~Helen Keller
4.There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward~Kahlil Gibran
5.Shared joy is a double joy, shared sorrow is half a sorrow~Swedish Proverb
6.When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy~Rumi
7.The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again~Charles Dickens
8.I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy~Rabindranath Tagore
9.The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it~Thich Nhat Hanh
10.Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of bringing joy is enough~Emily Dickinson

Quotes About Smiles

I was thinking about smiling and smiles. How often times when someone is feeling low, you give them a smile. It’s so nice to see the sad feeling or low person feel cheered and smile back. How smiling when you meet up with anyone, just smile! Most people will respond nicer to a smile than a frown! I think smiling is just a “feel good” happening. I personally would much rather be remembered for smiling than frowning. I wasn’t sure if I would find anything…But I searched for quotes on Smiles and Smiling. Wow and Yay, I smiled because I found some really good ones! 🙂 I sure hope all of you kind readers enjoy them as much as I did…And it makes you smile! 🙂

1.Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love~Mother Teresa

2.Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart~Anthony D’Angelo

3.If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning “Good Morning” to total strangers~Maya Angelou

4.A warm smile is the universal language of kindness~William Arthur Ward

5.Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy~Thich Nhat Hanh

6.One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger~Japanese Proverb

7.If you don’t have a smile, I’ll give you one of mine~Author Unknown

8.You’re never fully dressed without a smile~Martin Charnin

9.The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?~African Proverb

10.A smile confuses an approaching frown~Author Unknown

Quotes About Acceptance

I was looking through quotes about acceptance, just curious to see what I could find. There are all kinds of acceptance…Accepting what life hands us, being accepted, accepting ourselves. Accepting others is very important, too! I think I found 10 of the quotes that have them all covered. I enjoyed reading them, and I hope you kind readers do, too! 🙂
1.Acceptance is not submission; it is the acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what we’re going to do about it~~Kathleen Casey Theisen
2.If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is “the quiet acceptance of what is”~~ Wayne Dyer
3.The first step toward change is awareness. The second step acceptance~~Nathaniel Branden
4. Our entire life consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are~~Jean Anouilh
5.You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give~~Eleanor Roosevelt
6.Acceptance, tolerance, and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons~~Jessica Lange
7.Happiness can exist only in acceptance~~George Orwell
8.Only acceptance of the past can alter it~~T.S.Eliot
9.The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen~~Ralph Marston
10.Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens~~Wayne Dyer

Quotes About Courage

I was looking through quotes, having focused on courage. It was really interesting to find some really good quotes concerning courage. Sometimes we all need courage to do certain things, make changes or attempt something that had been considered scary or somewhat feared. Remember how in the movie The Wizard of Oz, the Cowardly Lion so badly wanted courage? I really did find some really good quotes and I picked out 10 of them for today. I enjoyed reading them and I really do hope you kind readers enjoy them, too! 🙂

1.Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear~~Mark Twain

2.One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.~~Maya Angelou

3.We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear~~Martin Luther King, Jr.

4.Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage~~Lao Tzu

5.It takes courage to show your dreams to someone else~~Erma Bombeck

6.What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?~~Vincent Van Gogh

7.Have the courage to act instead of react~~Oliver Wendell Holmes

8.If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.~~Reinhold Niebuhr

9.Courage is the power to let go of the familiar~~Raymond Lindquist

10.Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”~~Mary Anne Radmacher

Quotes About Friendship

I was thinking about friendship, and started looking through all the quotes about friends and friendship. We have so many different kind of friendships in our lifetime. Sisters are sometimes best friends, in Autumn’s and my case it really is very true. BFF‘s , as well as TF <3=Twins Forever! We may have friends since we were younger and it’s lasted throughout the ups and downs and the years. Autumn and I have a couple friends like that we grew up with. It’s nice comforting and special, too. Our very youngest sister is our very close friend as well. My late husband Dave was my best friend for many years. Autumn now has her darling man as hers, too. We can have parents as friends, we Twinnies were blessed with our Dad and Mom that way. We have cousins who are wonderful friends, our Aunt Karen is our very special friend, too. All of our important and cherished friends we have made through this blog! That’s a lot of friends and our friends are our blessings in this life. I hope you kind readers will like the 10 quotes about friends and friendship! 🙂
1.Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born~~Anais Nin
2.A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out~~Walter Winchell
3.Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend~~Albert Camus
4.A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg, even though he knows you are slightly cracked~~Bernard Meltzer
5.Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You, too  I thought I was the only one.”~~C.S. Lewis
6.A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.~~Elbert Hubbard
7.A single rose can be my garden…A single friend, my world~~Leo Buscaglia
8.Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful; A meaningful friend–or a meaningful day~~Dalai Lama
9.The only way to have a friend is to be one~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
10.Friends are kisses blown to us by angels~~Author Unknown

Quotes from Mother Teresa

I have always admired Mother Teresa and been drawn to her life, her work, her endless giving and most of all her non stop loving of people. She was a very wise person and she had a lot to share and say. I was browsing through some of her quotes for my own benefit and inspiration. Then it occurred to me that maybe you kind readers would like to see some of her quotes. I made a list of 10 that were beautiful and do need sharing. I am hoping you will enjoy them and feel as inspired as I do by her! 🙂
1.Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
2.Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
3. I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
4.We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
5.If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
6.We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
7.Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
8.I found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurts only love.
9.Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody. I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
10.We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature–trees, flowers, grass–grows in silence; See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.

March is International Mirth Month

I just discovered March is International Mirth Month! 🙂 How very exciting is that I ask you? It just is such a wonderful thing, I hope everybody will choose to celebrate Mirth. It’s kind of a strange sounding word, isn’t it? What does mirth mean exactly? I found 10 words to nicely sum up mirth: Happiness, Laughter, Enjoyment, Merry Making, Delight, Joyfulness, Fun, Glee, Hilarity, Amusement.

Wow, but mirth is sure right up my alley and Autumn’s, too! It calls to us Twinnies a lot, quite often it seems! 🙂 How many of you kind readers are with us? I just am loving this whole idea of a whole entire month of mirth so much…It is making me smile and also the Twinnie is smiling and soon we are laughing! 🙂 Who among us doesn’t want to celebrate such a glorious thing as mirth? I hope that would be nobody, because the opposite of mirth is gloom.

Of course we all unfortunately know some gloomy and unhappy people, we can always try to get them to embrace mirth, right? It can work…Sometimes, but other times it does backfire. They actually could try to drag us into their dreaded doom and gloom. Some people sadly want to be miserable and we just plain can’t change them. What a terrible thing, but we tried and sometimes very hard, too.

What do we do then for them? Well, say a little prayer for these people, but kind of distance ourselves. It may not sound very nice, but we have to. If we hang around them too long it might affect us…We just can’t have that. I know, it really is a disappointment but we have to live our lives for the better, not the worst!

So get ready to join in the fun and joyfulness of mirth kind readers…There really is nothing as awesome. Start with a smile, it will go on from there…Give it a try, go ahead everybody! 🙂 Pretty soon you will be spreading mirth everywhere you go, I know I am!

Autumn says let’s celebrate this fine month of mirth and it’s really is starting right now! 🙂 I found a quote concerning mirth and I just have to share it: ” Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity”~~Joseph Addison. He sure did write one lovely quote, didn’t he?

So there you have it kind readers, The Month of Mirth is here and let’s make the best of it! Share your thoughts if you would like, too because sharing really is fun and fun is mirth! 🙂 🙂

Quotes About Dreams

I was thinking about dreams. Of course my curiosity had me looking through quite a selection of quotes. I found a good group of 10 of them to share with you kind readers. Surely I’m not the only dreamer… I know some of you have got to be, too. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did! 🙂
1.You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”~~George Bernard Shaw
2.A dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world~~ Oscar Wilde
3.Dreams are illustrations…From the book your soul is writing about you~~Marsha Norman
4.I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time~~Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes)
5.Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions~~Edgar Cayce
6.You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one~~John Lennon
7.Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream~~Khalil Gibran
8.All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them~~Walt Disney
9.God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame~~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
10.Dreams are the touchstones of our character~~Henry David Thoreau