quotes

Quote of the Day

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” ~Henry Miller

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I’m going to make it a point to slow down today… What about you?

*A very, very Happy Birthday to my good friend and fellow blogger, Alleen of Echo Bella*

Quote of the Day

Whenever your mind starts going around and around trying too hard to figure something out, try to remember…

You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” ~Albert Einstein

Instead, don’t stress, relax and know …

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” ~William S. Burroughs

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Quote of the Day

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gifted ability, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, Attitude. I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you….We are in charge of our Attitudes.” ~Charles Swindoll

Summertime…

So hard to believe we’re already in August! I hope the rest of this sunny season doesn’t go too fast. Here are some images that make me think of summer…

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“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” ~James Dent

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” ~John Lubbock

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“Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.” ~Kahlil Gibran

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“A life without love is like a year without summer.” ~Swedish Proverb

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“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” ~Robert Henri

Quote of the Day

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius

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At times, I definitely catch these words being applicable to myself and others. This quote is a reminder to always keep things simple because there’s nothing to gain by making things unnecessarily complicated!

Here’s a challenge: What are 3 ways you could simplify your life starting today?

Reminder: Take a Deep Breath

For so many of us, the daily stresses of life can lead us to take shorter, shallower breaths. Ironically yet not surprisingly, this kind of breathing only compounds stress in the body, by depriving the cells of oxygen and by not fully exhaling toxins from the lungs.  As few as three deep focused breaths can be extremely calming to your entire body and your mind. So next time you get stressed out, check your breathing – you’ll almost always find it’s shallow and that is the time to stop and take a deep breath.  Please don’t put it off  and remember “Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.” {Montaigne}

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