"In order for things to be better, they must be different. If you wish to make improvements, you must make changes. You cannot get improved results by continuing to do exactly what you’ve been doing."

Ralph Marston
@1 day ago with 11 notes
#ralph marston #words to live by #things to remember #advice #inspiration 

"There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts."

@1 week ago with 14 notes
#real talk #deep shit #things to remember #words to live by 

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."

Nietzsche
@2 weeks ago with 8 notes
#things to remember #words to live by 

a lesson to us all

There is a 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, who moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”

She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories. Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.”

And with a smile, she said: “Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less

@2 weeks ago with 15 notes
#life lesson #things to remember #words to live by 

"You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do."

@3 weeks ago with 18 notes
#words to live by #things to remember 

"Don’t expect more than what you’re willing to give."

 
@3 weeks ago with 11 notes
#legit #pertaining to fake ass friends #done bending over backwards for these hoes #words to live by #things to remember 

"In life you will realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But the most important are the ones who bring out the best in you, respect you and accept you for who you are. Those are the ones worth keeping around."

@1 month ago with 54 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #people in your life 

"Rise above the meaningless distractions and invest your time and effort in what truly matters."

Ralph Marston
@3 days ago with 7 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #daily affirmation #advice 

"You think it’s cool to hate things. And it’s not. It’s boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don’t."

@2 weeks ago with 324575 notes
#real talk #words to live by #things to remember 

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."

Emerson
@2 weeks ago with 31 notes
#words to live by #things to remember 

"It takes more courage to reveal your insecurities than to hide them."

@3 weeks ago with 4 notes
#words to live by #things to remember 

"Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest."

@3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #beginning AGAIN is always the hardest 
@4 weeks ago with 332 notes
#real talk #burning bridges #some people just aren't meant to be in your life #words to live by #things to remember 
"In order for things to be better, they must be different. If you wish to make improvements, you must make changes. You cannot get improved results by continuing to do exactly what you’ve been doing."
Ralph Marston
1 day ago
#ralph marston #words to live by #things to remember #advice #inspiration 
"Rise above the meaningless distractions and invest your time and effort in what truly matters."
Ralph Marston
3 days ago
#words to live by #things to remember #daily affirmation #advice 
"There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts."
1 week ago
#real talk #deep shit #things to remember #words to live by 
"You think it’s cool to hate things. And it’s not. It’s boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don’t."
2 weeks ago
#real talk #words to live by #things to remember 
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
Nietzsche
2 weeks ago
#things to remember #words to live by 
"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
Emerson
2 weeks ago
#words to live by #things to remember 
a lesson to us all

There is a 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, who moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”

She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories. Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.”

And with a smile, she said: “Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less

2 weeks ago
#life lesson #things to remember #words to live by 
"It takes more courage to reveal your insecurities than to hide them."
3 weeks ago
#words to live by #things to remember 
"You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do."
3 weeks ago
#words to live by #things to remember 
"Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest."
3 weeks ago
#words to live by #things to remember #beginning AGAIN is always the hardest 
"Don’t expect more than what you’re willing to give."
 
3 weeks ago
#legit #pertaining to fake ass friends #done bending over backwards for these hoes #words to live by #things to remember 
4 weeks ago
#real talk #burning bridges #some people just aren't meant to be in your life #words to live by #things to remember 
"In life you will realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But the most important are the ones who bring out the best in you, respect you and accept you for who you are. Those are the ones worth keeping around."
1 month ago
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #people in your life