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Thought of the Moment

Grief and Happiness

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.

- Alexandre Dumas

 

Patience

Rivers know this: there is no hurry.

We shall get there some day.

- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

 

Mistakes

It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.

- Stephen Covey

 

The feeling of loneliness

I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

- Robin Williams

 

Our greatest competition

Our greatest competition isn't other people; rather, it's not appreciating our blessings. It's not taking responsibility for our shortcomings. It's not doing the work and making the sacrifices needed to experience what we want. It's not understanding that great fulfillment lies in learning, giving, and loving.

 

Most Basic Emotional Need

Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. I need to be loved by someone who chooses to love me, who sees in me something worth loving.

- Gary Chapman

 

The Right to Say I Love You

It should be a privilege to be able to say "I love you" to someone. It shouldn't be something people say just because they feel like it. A privilege that is earned. They say you have to earn the right to be loved; no, love is unconditional, if you love someone, they don't have to earn it. But. The right to tell someone that you love them? That has to be earned. You have to earn the right to be believed.

― C. JoyBell C.

 

Grief

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.

- Rumi

 

Integrity

When we refrain from speaking ill of those who are absent, we gain the trust of those who are present.

 

How We Behave

Thoughtful words can mean something to us in the moment. But over many years, what we remember most is how people consistently behaved.

 

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