“Worry is worthless. Worry is useful only if it leads directly to a solution. But the very nature of worry implies that it doesn’t. You worry about “what if’s” that aren’t real, and the worry itself creates stress and physical symptoms that cause real reason for angst. Learn how to manage your worry thoughts.” Source: “Ultimate List of 50 Life Lessons You Must Learn,” LiveBoldandBloom
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” Source: Pema Chodron
“Fear is an illusion (mostly). “Most of the things we fear never happen. Or if they do happen, they are rarely as bad as we fear they will be. For most of us, fear is the worst thing that will happen to us. Reality isn’t as painful. Source: “Ultimate List of 50 Life Lessons You Must Learn,” LiveBoldandBloom
“Life is now. We keeping waiting for that amazing thing to happen in the future that will be the key to our happiness. But this is it. Right now. Life continues to be a series of right nows. So learn to love right now, and you’ll have an amazing life.” Source: “Ultimate List of 50 Life Lessons You Must Learn,” LiveBoldandBloom
“The secret to happiness is the acceptance of yourself.” Source: “33 of Life’s Most Powerful Lessons,” PaidToExist.com
I had an old-school mama who took a light-handed approach to parenting. With the exception of when my troublesome ways embarrassed the family, there were no one-on-one girly chats. The only real advice I remember her bestowing was never to wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, ladies don’t smoke on the street and be nice.
Her advice to “be nice” was actually less a suggestion and more a personal mantra, as she said it with a Holy Roller’s fervor and it became her signature bark, as in: “Yes, you can go to the party. But, be nice!”