One Thought A Day: January 2012

January 31, 2012: Time flies when you’re having fun… scratch that. Time flies, no matter what.

January 30, 2012: If the Constitution was written in common speech, maybe more people would actually read it.

January 29, 2012: Sometimes, in order to see the big picture, you need to get out of said picture.

January 28, 2012: You can make someone yawn just by saying the word ‘yawn.’ Or texting it to them.

January 27, 2012: When doing nothing, don’t think about how bad of a person you are for doing nothing; relish in knowing that you are worth a few moments of peace and quiet.

January 26, 2012: “Perfectionism is not self-improvement. Perfectionism is, at its core, about trying to earn approval and acceptance […] Healthy striving is self-focused–How can I improve? Perfectionism is other-focused–What will they think?” ~Dr. Brené Brown, “Guidepost #2: Cultivating Self-Compassion; Letting Go of Perfectionism,” The Gifts of Imperfection, p. 55

January 25, 2012: http://childsown.wordpress.com/: where the imaginative becomes reality.

January 24, 2012: Sometimes you just need to do nothing and that’s okay.

January 23, 2012: A sigh is like breathing out, but it holds meaning instead of just a bunch of hot air (adaptation from something I read I don’t know where).

January 22, 2012: “And I say way-hey-hey, it’s just an ordinary day/ and it’s all your state of mind/ At the end of the day, you’ve/ just got to say, it’s all right.” ~ from “Ordinary Day” by Great Big Sea (listen to the song here)

January 21, 2012: ” ‘What’ and ‘if’ are two words as non-threatening as words come. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: ‘What if?’…” ~ from Letters to Juliet, letter to Clare (see the entire letter here)

January 20, 2012: Rest in peace, Tristan. Even though I didn’t know you personally, you will be missed by many. God keep your soul. Thoughts and prayers with the entire 2012 BFA Acting class and U of A Drama Department.

January 19, 2012: “Newscasters start off their report by saying, ‘Good evening,’ and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.” ~ Found in the midst an article of voice exercises

January 18, 2012: “If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door.” ~Paul Beatty

January 17, 2012: When it’s cold, throw on another blanket.

January 16, 2012: “The internet is like the matrix. I “live” in the illusion that I am able to make genuine connections with people through it, but the real world is outside and beyond it. However, since I’m too tired to get up out of my chair and live in it I sit down and sigh before I log in to Facebook and imagine that I am friends with the pictures of people who are on my page.
I – we – have a problem.” ~Erinn Webb

January 15, 2012: “The process of discovering the writer within you is just that—a process. As you change and grow, your writing will change and grow. And that’s what makes the writing experience so challenging and rewarding.” ~ Karen O’Connor, Instructor of Breaking into Print

January 14, 2012: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~Matthew 6:34, New International Version (or…”Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” ~Charles M. Schulz)

January 13, 2012: “I see your true colors/Shining through/I see your true colors/And that’s why I love you/So don’t be afraid to let them show/Your true colors/True colors are beautiful,/Like a rainbow” ~ Cyndi Lauper “True Colours Lyrics” (Here’s the whole song)

January 12, 2012: “Dur dur dur…” ~Professor Umbridge (Joe Walker) in A Very Potter Sequel by StarKid (check out this link to see what I mean)

January 11, 2012: When you’re having “one of those days,” look around; someone else just might be having one too.

January 10, 2012: God doesn’t give you a cross you can’t handle; He gives you only as much as you can carry. (Thanks, Tom)

January 9, 2012: Nothing comes from nothing, so until you are ready to contribute some part of yourself, don’t expect anything.

January 8, 2012: When trying to concentrate on something else doesn’t take away from the pain, sleep is the answer.

January 7, 2012: The pain always hurts more when you focus on it, so distract yourself with creating something, whether it’s a puzzle, colouring, or a craft.

January 6, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn4J9KuQzPY

January 5, 2012: “Like any word of art, a myth will make no sense unless we open ourselves to it wholeheartedly and allow it to change us. If we hold ourselves aloof, it will remain opaque, incomprehensible, and even ridiculous.” ~ Karen Armstrong in The Case for God, p. 10

January 4, 2012: Sometimes the most random conversation with a stranger can be the one that changes your life.

January 3, 2012: “Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgement to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgement to giving help.” ~ Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. in The Gifts of Imperfection, p. 20 (check out her blog to learn more)

January 2, 2012: “Anger is like a piece of shredded wheat caught under your dentures; if you leave it there it causes a blister and you have to eat jello all week. If you get it out the sore heals and you feal better.” ~Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) from The Golden Girls

January 1, 2012: If you know that beer, vodka, and jagger will give you a headache in the morning, don’t drink it.

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