My Ten favorite Quotes for January 2015

Hello Everyone :-)!

Here are my ten favorite quotes for this month that I want to share with you. Hope they serve as motivation like they do for me.

1. Laughing in Adversity:
“Laughing does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”    -George Bernard Shaw

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We all want solutions to our problems quickly, but in truth our problems no matter how big or small they are, laughing will help us cope during our toughest times, it will make our problems less scary to bear.

2. Talking instead of Doing:
“A meowing cat catches no mice.”
-Yiddish Proverb

I will make sure that I am actually doing things, not just talking about doing them. This is something I need to work on since sometimes I have the tendency to talk to others about my plans, but it takes me a long time to make them happen, or they do not.

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3. Embrace Quietness:
“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” -Lorraine Hansbury

Quiet is a luxury that costs me nothing. I can take a few moments each day to simply sit and think, without the need of any foreground or background noise. I like to feel the beauty of quietness around me. I like to go on a quiet and lonely place, just lay down, close my eyes and relax.

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4. Spiritual Happiness:
“I never thought that a’lot of money or fine clothes-the finer things of life-would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.”
        -Coretta Scott King
I like my clothes and money is nice. But I want to recognize and encourage my spiritual side. This may mean attending a place of worship, or it may mean setting aside a few moments to reflect on your life.

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5. Dancing Everyday:
“Everyday brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” 
         -Oprah Winfrey
Dancing is what brings a smile on my feet, and on my face. Dance by yourself or better yet, dance with someone else. I might not be a professional dancer, but life is too short to worry about how silly you look, embrace silliness for a while.

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6. Hope is Priceless:
“Hope costs nothing.”
             -Colette
I have come to realize through my own challenges and tribulations, that it is important to have enormous amount of hope. Right now more than ever, as we grow older each day and life gets tough, we all have to keep holding on to hope tightly. All the goals we want to achieve have to be done with hope.

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7. Self-Reliance is doing things on our own:
“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.”
          -Henry Ford
Doing things on our own, instead of letting others do them. It is more satisfying when we do certain things that we know we can do, on our own.

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8. Discover New Landscapes:
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
           -Marcel Proust
Try to see the city that you live in with brand new eyes. Everyday we take many things for granted, that we often do not see our surroundings or discover new places that our city has to offer. For fun, pretend you are a tourist, what would be interesting to see that you often take for granted.

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9. Interests vs. Beliefs:
“One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.”
          -John Stuart Mill
When you have a strong belief and interest in something, you will do anything to make your goal happen no matter what other people tell you, or how much of a minority you are. Your willingness to go for it may serve as inspiration to others around you. Anything is possible if we truly believe.

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10. Finding Inspiration:
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
             -Jack London
As a writer, I am learning to not wait until inspiration strikes to me to actually write a story, poem, or article. It is important to seek inspiration while writing. Lacking inspiration is never the answer.

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