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Thought of the Moment

Suffering

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

- Kahlil Gibran Read more

 

Mindful Practice

That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.

- Emerson Read more

 

Focusing on the Right Things

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

- Coach John Wooden Read more

 

Doing Our Best at Every Moment

"They simply did not have it in them to be the parents I wanted them to be. So how could I blame them?"

- Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard Read more

 

Making People Suffer

"...making people suffer doesn’t make them more virtuous, it just makes them despise you."

- Jesus Land: A Memoir Read more

 

Radiant

"I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun."

- The Hunger Games Read more

 

Unspoiling Children

A child learns gratitude by not getting everything she wants. A child learns patience by waiting. A child learns generosity by sharing and giving. A child learns self-control by having to control herself. And above all, she learns contentment by not being trained to always need more and faster. Read more

 

How to be Happy

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

- The 14th Dalai Lama Read more

 

Special Occasions

Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. Read more

 

Perseverance

Saints are sinners who kept on going.

- Robert Louis Stevenson Read more

 

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