Favorite Quotes

We choose how we think. I’ve always used positive thinking and scripture to guide my life. Following are some of my favorite quotes:

purple butterfly picture“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.”

~The Bible, 2 Timothy 1:7

Knowing that God has already given us self-discipline doesn’t allow me to have excuses.



“We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.”
~Winston Churchhill


“Positive thoughts are not enough. There have to be positive feelings and positive actions.”
~Neale Donald Walsch, Meditations from Conversations with God


“A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.” ~Hugh Sidey



“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson



“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
― Helen Keller, The Story of My Life


“It is not nearly so important how well a message is received as how well it is sent. You cannot take responsibility for how well another accepts your truth; you can only ensure how well it is communicated. And by how well, I don’t mean merely how clearly; I mean how lovingly, how compassionately, how sensitively, how courageously, and how completely.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch,  from Conversations with God


“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.”  ~ Unknown



“This is the great secret. This is the sacred wisdom. Do unto others as you would have it done unto you. All of your problems, all of your conflicts, all of your difficulties in creating a life on your planet of peace and joy are based in your failure to understand this simple instruction, and to follow it.” ~Neale Donald Walsch, Meditations from Conversations with God


“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.” – Shing Xiong


“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss


“If you think your life is about doingness, you do not understand what you are about. Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living—and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you’re being while you’re doing whatever you’re doing. It is a state of beingness the soul is after, not a state of doingness.” ~Neale Donald Walsch, Meditations from Converstaions with God
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“Live with no excuses and love with no regrets.” ~ Montel


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Green


“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Unknown


“Guilt is a blight upon the land—the poison that kills the plant. You will not grow through guilt, but only shrivel and die. Awareness is what you seek. But awareness is not guilt, and love is not fear. Fear and guilt…are your only enemies. Love and awareness are your true friends. Yet do not confuse the one with the other, for one will kill you, while the other gives you life.”~ Neale Donald Walsch, from Conversations with God


“Family isn’t always blood.  It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs.  The ones who accept you for who you are.  The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and love you no matter what.”  ~Unknown

god mess message“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou