May Moon Shine

The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”  ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a path, it is someone else’s path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.”   ― Joseph Campbell

Every person has a dark side. What defines a person with good character is not a spotless life of constant kindness, smiles and even temperament. But rather, it’s the yearning to learn from your mistakes, applying it, making amends for them and choosing not to repeat them that defines good character. These are the friends to keep in your life because they have stared adversity in the face and became a better person because of it.”  ― Shannon L. Alder

“You become more patient by practicing patience. Peace and patience are the same thing. Patience means being at ease, understanding that time passes of its own accord at its own pace. Being impatient is indication that you are focused on an imaginary future either through contemplation or expectation. Focus your attention into the present moment. Be where you are without trying to mentally escape elsewhere.”        —LazyYogi

No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”  ― Randy Pausch

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” ― Mary Tyler Moore

Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.”  ― Arthur Golden

“Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.” ― Og Mandino

The roughest roads often lead to the top.”  ― Christina Aguilera

“A bad day for the ego is a great day for the soul.”  — Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

All sunshine makes the desert.”  Arabian Proverb

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’’t stop you. Only you can stop you.”  — Jeffrey Gitomer

Out of difficulties grow miracles.”  — Jean De La Bruyere

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”— Charles “Tremendous” Jones

No pressure, no diamonds.Mary Case

“No grit, no pearl.”  Unknown

When you welcome your emotions as teachers, every emotion brings good news, even the ones that are painful.”  — Gary Zukav and Linda Francis

“Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too.” — Lawrence Bixby

The distance doesn’t matter; only the first step is difficult.” — Mme du Deffand

“Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”   — Chief Aupumut, Mohican

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”  — Edward Abbey




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