“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” - Marilyn Monroe
This quote sums up life in a very optimistic way, it shows us to look for the beautiful things in the world and choosing happiness over sadness. Whenever you’re feeling blue you can remember this quote and look around for things to smile about. Because there’s plenty to smile about, as long as you’re looking for them. Look around you today for something to smile about. Tomorrow it might be something different, but there will always be many things available to put your attention on.
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"I´ve got nothing to do today but smile." - Paul Simon
Here’s a quote that is really true when you boil it down to its simplest parts. Really your only task today is to smile. Even if things aren’t going exactly how you imagined, you can still put the best spin on them and look forward to what happens next. It’s that state of excited anticipation that is going to bring good things into your life, so try going a full day smiling as much as you can and see what sort of difference this makes in your day, not just that day but the next day as well.
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is.
It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation,
or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame,
fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck.
The reality is that there is no one correct path in life.
Everyone has their own unique journey.
The one thing I know for sure is that feelings are rarely mutual, so when they are,
drop everything, forget belongings and expectations, forget the games,
the two days between texts, the hard to gets because this is it,
this is what the entire world is after and you’ve stumbled upon it by chance, by accident
- so take a deep breath, take a step forward, now run,
collide like planets in the system of a dying sun,
embrace each other with both arms and let all the rules,
the opinions and common sense crash down around you.
Because this is love kid, and it’s all yours.
Believe me, you’re in for one hell of a ride,
after all - this is the one thing I know for sure.
Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge.
You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette.
The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song,
or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder
it’ll behave as your very breath itself,
moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves.
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~T.S. Eliot
It’s interesting to think that you can start anew with each passing moment. You can let go of the past, let go of whatever is holding you back, and start again, doing whatever it is you want to do. It’s refreshing to know that the present is not entirely enmeshed in the past, and your future is being created moment by moment. If you’ve been mired in doubt and hesitation to start a new project or to mend a relationship because of things that have happened to you in the past, remember that this moment is totally new and you can move in the direction you want to go.
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
It seems like it would be easy enough to change your world if all it takes is changing your thoughts, but thoughts aren’t the easiest thing in the world to change. Many of the thoughts a person has each day are the result of habitual thinking, thinking the same thoughts again and again, day after day. It takes work to try and undo this sort of thinking and have new thoughts. But if you can manage to think more positive thoughts, your world will become more positive. The opposite is also true, which is why you should pay attention to the way your thoughts make you feel.
The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.
“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” ~ Cherie Gilderbloom
Living a life that feels like a dream is the ultimate goal, isn’t it? You don’t want to save your best experiences for dreams experienced while you’re sleeping, because as tantalizing as they are they aren’t real. Having real moment in life that feel surreal and dreamlike is a wonderful thing to have, and the good news is that you can create this with focus and determination by making it your goal. Pick something you think would be a dream to be, do, or have, and then put all of your resources into attaining it. When you get there once you’ll be hooked, and you’ll want to move onto the next dreamlike moment.
“Dream big and dare to fail.” ~ Norman Vaughan
Having small dreams and being afraid to fail is the antithesis of this advice, and it’s something many of us do, even though we may not want to admit it. The two go hand in hand, if you are too afraid of failing you’ll keep your dreams on a leash. But if you overcome that fear, and jump out there fully willing to completely fail, you free your mind to dream up new adventures and goals for your life. Failure comes with trying, and a life of not trying will not leave you satisfied, so it’s good to continually put yourself out there.