One Thought A Day: June, 2012

June 30, 2012: Hard works pays off.

June 29, 2012: Baking makes everything better.

June 28, 2012: Don’t let exhaustion get you down. It may suck that you’re tired, but listen to your body when it’s telling you to rest; there’s a reason for it.

June 27, 2012: When you’ve exhausted emotional expression througb words, sing (Fr. Edward Danylo Evanko told me something to this effect when I interviewed him for my 4th year Honours paper).

June 26, 2012: “A person who smiles back […] isn’t proposing marriage.” ~ 1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home (Or Else They’ll Come Back)  by Harry H. Harrison Jr. (p.144)

June 25, 2012: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” ~ from “Horton Hears a Who,” Seussical the Musical

June 24, 2012: “‘Technology is not going to save us. Our computers, our tools, our machines are not enough. We have to rely on our intuition, our true being.'” ~ Joseph Campbell, quoted by Gavin De Becker in, The Gift of Fear, p.25

June 23, 2012: “Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait.” ~ Gavin De Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence, p.57

June 22, 2012:  “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Disney’s The Princess Diaries

June 21, 2012: Babies are the true leaders of the world. (I’m sure there’s a quote surrounding this, but I can’t find it)

June 20, 2012: Expectations are deadly and shouldn’t be trusted. Except, of course, your expectations for a lifelong spouse.

June 19, 2012: Experiment, because if you don’t, how do you know if you’re able to do it or not?

June 18, 2012: Don’t worry if you forget the words; your actions will say what you need.

June 17, 2012: Relish in the sun because its energy feeds your soul.

June 16, 2012: Not everything that’s obvious to you is obvious to everyone else.

June 15, 2012: Many times, the opposite of what you want to happen comes true, It’s called life.

June 14, 2012: “The hand that holds my hand is the hand that I depend on. So, go big, or go home, and fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.” “Say, what?” “Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke!” ~Drama chant for before going on stage

June 13, 2012: “Take up your cross and follow me.” ~Jesus

June 12, 2012: When you smile, all of a sudden the world feels like a better place.

June 11, 2012: “A dull knife will cut you faster than a sharp one will.” ~ Approximate quote of Guy Fieri on today’s Rachel show (check out his website)

June 10, 2012: Above all else, keep yourself grounded.

June 9, 2012: If you need to throw up, do it.

June 8, 2012: You can’t thank people enough and you can’t say “You’re welcome” enough either.

June 7, 2012: “No creative person should be seeking to satisfy an ‘audience.’ Your job is simply to uncover what only you can see. As with Van Gogh, you may be so advanced that your audience isn’t even born yet. It’s beautiful that he kept painting that way even though he basically didn’t sell anything. Because that doesn’t prove he was crazy. It proves he understood that his life was the creating, not the appreciating.” ~Scott McPherson, Relax and Succeed (check out his website)

June 6, 2012: Spend money when you have little and save money when you have much (as per Grade 9 Social Studies on economics).

June 5, 2012: The best chats happen late at night.

June 4, 2012: “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone who’s weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it LOVE.” ~Dr. Seuss

June 3, 2012: You don’t need to do anything. Just be.

June 2, 2012: “If I’ve learned one lesson from all that’s happened to me, it’s that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.” ~from The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (sorry, couldn’t find the page number!)

June 1, 2012: It is isn’t about finding the right thing to do; it’s about finding the rightest thing to do.

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