Viktor E. Frankl

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Epictetus

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

Buddha

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Stephen Hawking

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Anne Frank

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Ayn Rand

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Author Unknown

Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you.

Albert Schweitzer

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Tom Shadyac

You send a message in everything you do. I'm always very conscious about what ideas and what energy I put out there.

Abraham Lincoln

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Khalil Gibran

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Marcus Aurelius

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Mahatma Gandhi

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

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Gratitude and Happiness – The Inextricable Relationship

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“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” – David Steindl-Rast. I read this quote as I was cruising some of the happiness …

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The Value of Teamwork

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So much can be accomplished when people share a common goal and when they care about what they are doing. This was clearly portrayed in the movie, Big Miracle, which recounted the 1988 rescue of whales from their prison of ice in Barrow, Alaska. I was extremely touched by this remarkable story and how so many different groups of people banded …

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Crossing The Line

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Why would someone publicly embarrass and hurt someone close to them. I ask this question following an incident I witnessed at a recent social gathering. The daughter of one of the guests suddenly lashed out at him, implying that he was lazy and belittling his work. His wife quickly came to his defense and tried to defuse this uncomfortable situation, but the …

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