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Old 13-01-2019, 11:15
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Default Re: Stories that teach, or warm us !!

One-liners that speak to me:-

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength." - Corrie Ten Boom

"If it isn’t a little scary, it probably isn’t worth your time" - Ted Murphy, Entrepreneur

“Yesterday, you said tomorrow.” - Nike

“You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” - Jennifer Freeman

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them - just find a different way to stand.” - Oprah Winfrey

"In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia, until we ultimately become enslaved by it" - Robert Heinlein - 1907-1988, Novelist and Screenwriter

“Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth's treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal... To hope is to give yourself to the future - and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.” - Rebecca Solnit

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."

"Is this something you want or something someone else wants you to want?"

"In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." - Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965, Theologian, Philosopher, and Physician

For those who might be in the wrong place e.g. career-wise:-
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it's stupid.” Your clear waters are out there, and this difficult period of uncertainty is a reminder to stop climbing trees; and find an environment that better suits your soon to be celebrated scales and fins. Albert Einstein

Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined. - Richard Koch, Author

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. - Winston Churchill

to be continued.....

Come on back regularly for another dose of mental medicine !!

Just a big happy hushpuppy
I haven't "done" Cohens - Asy knows me from way back - she invited me to "take a look" here - I did, loved it, and stayed...
And me? I'm a tall skinny bloke (BMI ~23) and have been this way forever, so I haven't faced (weight-wise) what you all have !!

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