"be the person you needed when you were younger."

@1 day ago with 15 notes
#i try to live this way in my life #advice #words to live by #things to remember 

"Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure."

Rumi
@2 days ago with 15 notes
#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 week ago with 17 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."

@2 weeks ago with 15 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
@3 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

@3 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."

@4 weeks ago with 20 notes
#words to live by #things to remember 

ecstatic sex, quitting, and wearing your best

wear your white shirts. get them pressed.
use your good dishes — everyday.
shave on weekends.
do not wait for special occasions.
do not tuck your best away in the drawers, in the back of the closet, in your heart.
don’t wait for holidays or invitations.
declare that your today is the special occasion.
call instead of emailing. (it feels so good to connect.)
go for coffee.
quit.
take care of it.
renounce your glory days. you’ve told all of those stories more than twice.
focus forward.
wear perfume for yourself. toss your only-wear-around-the-house clothes and let your good clothes graduate to around-the-house status.
intend to feel good all of the time.
write your book.
launch.
make ecstatic sex a priority. (this deliberateness will make you more creative, productive and generally gracious. on your death bed, you will think about all the amazing sex you had this lifetime.)
burn your to-do list.
write poetry. one a day.
make a point to be as encouraging as possible, as much as possible, to everyone possible.
don’t look back.
if you feel like you’re always failing, consider that this is part of being an artist. let it be a divine inclination. keep going.
enter.
leave.
eat real food.
often refuse to be in the presence of people who make you feel repressed, anxious, or pull your frequency down.
do not entertain haters.
send light to the haters.
give it away. you probably don’t need it and someone else does.
turn off the tv.
let it be easy.
burn candles. during the day.
fall in love. with yourself. with the person you’re with. with the persons in your orbit.
because no one is perfect, but you can let the love be perfect for the both of you.
because everyone — everyone — is a doorway to God.
because you can get there from here.
because life is short.

@2 days ago with 23 notes
#Danielle Laporte #stolen from susan #poem #poetry #ecstatic sex #quitting #wearing your best #words to live by #things to remember 

"People don’t stop pursing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursing dreams."

@3 days ago with 2 notes
#words to live by #things to remember 

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

Ralph Marston
@1 week ago with 8 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."

@3 weeks ago with 329207 notes
#real talk #words to live by #things to remember 

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."

Emerson
@3 weeks ago with 32 notes
#words to live by #things to remember 

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

@4 weeks ago with 4 notes
#words to live by #things to remember 
"be the person you needed when you were younger."
1 day ago
#i try to live this way in my life #advice #words to live by #things to remember 
ecstatic sex, quitting, and wearing your best

wear your white shirts. get them pressed.
use your good dishes — everyday.
shave on weekends.
do not wait for special occasions.
do not tuck your best away in the drawers, in the back of the closet, in your heart.
don’t wait for holidays or invitations.
declare that your today is the special occasion.
call instead of emailing. (it feels so good to connect.)
go for coffee.
quit.
take care of it.
renounce your glory days. you’ve told all of those stories more than twice.
focus forward.
wear perfume for yourself. toss your only-wear-around-the-house clothes and let your good clothes graduate to around-the-house status.
intend to feel good all of the time.
write your book.
launch.
make ecstatic sex a priority. (this deliberateness will make you more creative, productive and generally gracious. on your death bed, you will think about all the amazing sex you had this lifetime.)
burn your to-do list.
write poetry. one a day.
make a point to be as encouraging as possible, as much as possible, to everyone possible.
don’t look back.
if you feel like you’re always failing, consider that this is part of being an artist. let it be a divine inclination. keep going.
enter.
leave.
eat real food.
often refuse to be in the presence of people who make you feel repressed, anxious, or pull your frequency down.
do not entertain haters.
send light to the haters.
give it away. you probably don’t need it and someone else does.
turn off the tv.
let it be easy.
burn candles. during the day.
fall in love. with yourself. with the person you’re with. with the persons in your orbit.
because no one is perfect, but you can let the love be perfect for the both of you.
because everyone — everyone — is a doorway to God.
because you can get there from here.
because life is short.

2 days ago
#Danielle Laporte #stolen from susan #poem #poetry #ecstatic sex #quitting #wearing your best #words to live by #things to remember 
"Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure."
Rumi
2 days ago
#words to live by #things to remember 
"People don’t stop pursing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursing dreams."
3 days ago
#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 week 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
1 week 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."
2 weeks 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."
3 weeks ago
#real talk #words to live by #things to remember 
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
Nietzsche
3 weeks ago
#things to remember #words to live by 
"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
Emerson
3 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

3 weeks ago
#life lesson #things to remember #words to live by 
"It takes more courage to reveal your insecurities than to hide them."
4 weeks ago
#words to live by #things to remember 
"You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do."
4 weeks ago
#words to live by #things to remember