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Thought of the Moment

Why Haters Hate

Haters hate because there's something missing within them or within their lives that they see in you. They believe they can't have it, and that causes negative emotion within them. If they believed they could have it too, they would be inspired by you to get it themselves. It would be a positive emotion. The fact that it brings out hate or jealousy is because they don't believe they can. Belief in possibility is the difference between jealousy and inspiration.

- Emily Maroutian


Your Wellness

The best support you can give to anyone you love is your wellness. When you are well, joyful, fun, and happy, you are the greatest gift to everyone around you. That's when you inspire wellness, joy, and fun within them. When you take care of yourself, you are in a much better position to take care of others.

Your tiredness, sickness, and inability to look after yourself does not support or help anyone. Your loved ones don't want to be the cause of your unhappiness or exhaustion. They want to be the cause of your joy and wellness.


Miserable and Happy People

Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.

- Gordon B. Hinckley


The willingness to forgive

The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either - or both - when needed?

- Gordon B. Hinckley


What is wisdom?

What is wisdom? Is it not insight gained through experience? While gaining authentic wisdom, doesn't one also develop some humility and compassion for every person's journey, regardless of differences in life values? Those who exude what feels like authentic wisdom don't seem to have a need for their contentions to be heard - rather, they are blissfully occupied with learning and giving.


What makes a good friend?

A good friend doesn't look to take advantage of you. A good friend isn't in your life because your friendship is a win-win. A good friend chooses to be in your life because she roots for you and genuinely enjoys who you are.


What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.

What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.

- Eckhart Tolle


When we focus on ourselves, when we focus on others

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.

- Daniel Goleman


Being Kind Today

You cannot do a kindness too soon for you never know how soon it will be too late.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Humility and Gratitude

Where authentic humility and a spirit of gratitude are not present, it is near impossible to be genuinely liked and respected.