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  • Wednesday, 21 August 2013

24 Amazing & Beautiful Quotes

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1. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.” ~J.R.R  Tolkein

2. “Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” ~Marc Chagall

3. “The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or touched but must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller

4. “The only journey is the one within. ” ~ Raina Maria Rilke

5. “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see” ~Arthur Shopenhauer

6. ” I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” ~Rita Mae Brown

7. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” ~ A. A. Milne

8. “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” ~ Andre Gide

9. “We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance..” ~Unknown

10. “The most common way people give up their power is  by thinking they don’t have any.” ~Alice Walker

11. “A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.” ~Kenneth Tynan

12. “Creativity takes courage.”~Henri Matisse

13. “Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” ~Anne Sexton

14.  “Find something only you can say.” ~James Dickey

15. “Do not fear mistakes– there are none.” ~ Miles Davis

16. “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” ~ Joseph Campbell

17. “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” ~Aesop

18. “To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.” ~Jasper Johns

19. “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” ~Maya Angelou

20. “You can’t wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to go after it with a club.” ~Jack London

21. “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” ~Stephen King

22. “At some point everyone must decide if they are a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker.” ~Unknown

23. “Poor is the soul whose pleasure depends upon the permission of another.” ~Madonna

24. “Do not compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~Janis Joplin

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  • Tuesday, 23 April 2013

When I was in english class back in my high school days, I came across a sonnet by the brilliant Edmund Spenser. It’s been one of my favorites ever since!

Sonnet 75:

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“One day I wrote her name upon the strand,

But came the waves and washed it away:

Again I wrote it with a second hand,

But came the tide, and made my pains his prey.

Vain man, said she, that doest in vain assay

A mortal thing so to immortalize,

For I myself shall like to this decay,

And eek my name be wiped out likewise.

Not so (quoth I), let baser things devise

To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:

My verse your virtues rare shall eternize,

And in the heavens write your glorious name.

Where whenas Death shall all the world subdue,

Out love shall live, and later life renew.”

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 By: Edmund Spenser

~Should you write your love in eternity, it will never die…

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  • Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A beautiful poem and excerpt from the amazing and recommended book, “You Can Do It Even If Others Say You Can’t” by John Mason….

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“Said the Robin to the Sparrow:

I should really like to know

Why these anxious human beings

Rush about and worry so.

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Said the Sparrow to the Robin:

Friend, I think that it must be

That they have no Heavenly Father

Such as cares for you and me.”

~Elizabeth Cheney,

Have a little faith…

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  • Tuesday, 26 February 2013

I receive daily emails from a phenomenal website titled, MarcAndAngel.com

Check out this powerful article!

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“The 7 Ways to Stop Hurting Yourself  “

1.Get back on your own path.

If you’re thinking exactly like everyone else, then you aren’t thinking.  And the real trouble is if you don’t spend your life your way, other people will spend it their way.

Freedom lies in being bold.  Use your head to listen to your soul.  Find the path that best suits your calling and don’t settle until you’ve found it.  There’s no rush; life is a continuous journey.

As you cut your own path, be honest about who you are and don’t try to fool anyone.  If others don’t want to listen to you, let them fool themselves.  It means they aren’t really concerned with who you truly are in the first place.  They’ll likely continue to characterize you incorrectly no matter what you say.  Don’t argue with them; they’re obviously infatuated with some idea of a person that isn’t you.  Read 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.

2.  Let go of what was never really there.

Not everything is meant to be, and you have to accept this.  You have to seriously sit down with yourself and come to grips with the fact that you were wrong about it all along.  It was just an illusion that never really was what you thought it was.

It’s one of the most difficult realizations to accept, to realize that you feel a sense of loss, even though you never really had what you thought you had in the first place.

3.  Forget the shadows and focus on the silver lining.

Just as songs are as happy or sad as the listener, a moment is as happy or sad as the person living it.  What you hear, what you see, and what you think depends a great deal on how you feel when you hear, see or experience something.  Your truth is in your mind.

As Oscar Wilde once said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”  The key is to remain positive even when times are less than ideal.  Look for the silver lining, and walk the line, step by step, until you get your mind out of the gutter.  As you gradually begin to feel better and better, the things happening around you will seem better and better as well.  Read How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

4.  Accept reality and make a plan to change it.

Sometimes life gets really tough.  When it does, the more you understand yourself, your situation, and where you want to go, the less upset you will be and the more motivated you will become to take the necessary steps to move forward.

The very first step of overcoming pain and sadness is accepting it; only after this acceptance has been established can you come up with a plan for recovery.  After all, the only thing you can do when it’s raining is let it rain, make the best of it, and make plans for a sunnier day.

5.  Start embracing your integrity.

When you’re stuck in an emotional rut, you might catch yourself asking questions like:  “Am I a good person?  Deep down, do I even want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so other people will approve of my actions?  Is there a difference between the two?  How do I actually know whether I’m fooling myself?”

All of these questions deal with integrity, which is all that’s really important.

When you do the right thing solely because it’s the right thing, knowing that there’s a good chance nobody else is ever going to know whether you did it or not, you are walking the righteous path of integrity – a choice that always leads to better places.  Read The Four Agreements.

6.  Flow, don’t fight, with life’s little surprises.

Life is somewhat unpredictable; stop fighting it.  Ninety-nine percent of the time life delivers the experiences that are most helpful for your personal growth.  How do you know it’s the experience you need?  Because it’s the experience you’re having.  The only question is:  Will you embrace it and grow, or fight it and falter.

If you can simply let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to, without trying to micromanage the minutia, you’ll be able to enjoy and benefit from more life experiences.  In fact, the joy and freedom this mindset creates becomes more beneficial than most of the experiences themselves.

7.  Finally do something with one of your good ideas.

Hopes and dreams can be influential and inspiring, yet if they remain imprisoned in your head you’ll never realize their true beauty.  Now is when you can take these hopes and dreams and give them a chance to grow.

Every moment of your life builds upon the next.  This moment is the bridge between the reality of where you are and the vision of where you want to be.  Reality is approaching you every second.  And the great thing is, you’re able to alter it as it arrives.  You just have to decide what you want to do with it.

Post written by Angel of www.MarcandAngel.com

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  4. Falany
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 14:12:02

    Hi Queeny
    I really enjoyed your blog & so happy you chose to NOT give up. Nothing in life comes easy & we have to continue to work hard for what we want in life. This applies to everything in life whether you want to get a job, run your own business, go back to scho, lose weight, etc….. The key in life is to NEVER give up on your goal & most importantly don’t give up on YOU. The best book ever to read is the BIBLE. I also like Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life, I’m in the process of reading that book. I’ve had it for years but just never made time to sit & read it. I leave you with this quote, “Balance your thoughts with action. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” Love you!

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  6. Kelauni J.
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 15:34:46

    OMG! I loooove Joyce Meyer. I listen to her podcast every morning and I was JUST re-reading (for the 50th time) “Battlefield of the Mind” That book seriously keeps me grounded with my eye on the prize, which is living for God’s will and enjoying myself in the process. This site is awesome QUEEN! If I could suggest another read it would be “The Passion Test” which also completely changed my life!

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    • ohemmawrites
      Oct 02, 2012 @ 15:42:29

      Wow! That’s great. I’ll def put that on my book list…Thanks girl! I’m about to start reading Iyanla Vanzant’s “Peace from the Broken Pieces”. I hear its amazing as well 🙂

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