When looking through old “liked” quotes calms my mind, soul, and body:
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. - William Saroyan
Yet, in regards to anger…
Just for today
Do not get angry
Do not worry
Be kind to others
—Five Rules of Life
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
—Roger Ebert (RIP)
…for when you’re caught up in the moment of judging someone. Nevertheless,
A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.
After all this, if you’re doubting yourself, please,
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.
—Danielle LaPorte, The Positivity of Pride
Important lesson to remember for the future:
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”
—Unknown (to me)
Finally, inspirational & motivational ones for the weeks and months ahead—
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
—Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo
Find what you love and let it kill you.
If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
My last piece of advice is this simple… Persevere. Because nothing worthwhile is easy. —President Obama