I compiled these thoughts for my own family, because life today is not easy for the younger generation. (And never really was!)
I research and write on nutrition and health. The following collection of wise words is possibly the best nutrition of all: food for the mind.
Take a break and be refreshed!
Put your life in perspective
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
Deeds, not words
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
You can’t plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I rarely regret the things I’ve done. But I always regret the things
I didn’t do when I had the chance.
Stay positive despite setbacks
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
You can’t choose what happens to you. But you can always choose how you react to it.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t – you’re probably right!
When things seem to be going against you – remember an aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.
It’s better to try and fail, than to never know and always wonder.
Fall down 7 times, get up 8.
Spread a little happiness
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down happy.
They said I didn’t understand the assignment.
I told them they didn’t understand life.
Smile, it’s the key that fits the lock on everyone’s hearts.
Make a difference
Someone is sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
You can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Philosophies to live by
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Keep a sense of humour
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Don’t be afraid to be different
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do, is ignore them.
Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
I hope these thoughts have brightened your day.
If so, share them with your own family and friends.