Control What Happens

Control What is Inside Us

“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” - Benjamin Franklin Quote of the Day. Today’s quote is a quick reminder that despite anything that goes on outside of ourselves, what IS inside of us is within our control.  Cultivating inner beauty is about [...]

What Lies Inside of You

What Lies Inside of Us

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote of the Day. Today’s quote describes how the things behind us and in front of us on the path of life pale in comparison to what lies inside of us.  One [...]

Real Beauty

Real Beauty

“Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.” - Golda Poretsky Quote of the Day. Sticking with this [...]

Like Stained-Glass Windows

People Are Like Stained-Glass

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Quote of the Day. Today’s quote is a very eloquent way of saying that true beauty – true character – [...]

Look at the Heart

The Lord Looks at the Heart

 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – I Samuel 16:7 (NIV) Quote of the Day, Sunday. Good morning, [...]

30 Quotes About Persistence

Persistence Tree on a Rock

Wrapping up this week’s theme of Persistence, here is a list of the week’s prior posts and a list of 30 quotes. Sunday,   Feb 3:  Time of Calamity Monday, Feb 4:  10 Tips to Develop Persistence Monday, Feb 4:  Our Greatest Glory Tuesday, Feb 5:  The Key of Persistence Wednesday, Feb 6:  Beware a Lack [...]

Take a Step, Then Another

Take One Step, Then Another

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quote of the Day. Take a step.  A simple command, but one that is often difficult to complete when we are assailed with the problems of life. [...]

Great Achievement

Great Wall of China

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”  - Bertrand Russell Quote of the Day. We all dream of accomplishing great achievements during our lives.  Unfortunately, many of us never achieve them.  Why does this seem to plague some of us more than others?  Is it due to bad timing?  Bad luck?  Cosmic forces conspiring against [...]

Beware a Lack of Problems!

Mile Marker of Progress

“Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem!” – Scott Alexander, Rhinoceros Success Quote of the Day. What if you never encounter problems?  Perhaps you live from day to day with no problems in sight.  Good for you!  You are a rare creature indeed… or perhaps not. Sadly, “lack of problems” [...]

The Key of Persistence

Persistence is Key

“The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance ” – John Di Lemme Quote of the Day. Why bother with persistence?  Persistence is a difficult trait to engrain within ourselves; it involves time, effort, and discomfort!  One reason to developer persistence is given by John Di Lemme in his quote above.  We all [...]