Category: Acceptance

Difficulties and Opportunities

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his or her opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his or her difficulties.

— Harry S. Truman —

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his or her opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his or her difficulties…

Misery or Growth?

With life comes challenges and sometimes challenges can be painful. No matter how painful the challenge may be, misery is always optional.

— JMeyer —

With life comes challenges and sometimes challenges can be painful. No matter how painful the challenge may be, misery is always optional…

Christmas Eve Emotions

Christmas has always stirred me emotionally--especially the night before. I used to think it was about me, but then I realized it was about Him and why He came and what He did and continues to do...in that moment everything changed.

— JMeyer —

Christmas has always stirred me emotionally–especially the night before. I used to think it was about me, but then I realized it was about Him and why He came and what He did and continues to do…in that moment everything changed.

Work on Yourself

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

— Thomas a' Kempis —

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be…

Best is Best

You bring out the best in yourself by looking for the best in others.

— Gene Bedley —

You bring out the best in yourself by looking for the best in others…

Acceptance

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

— William James —

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

Acceptance and Change

We cannot change anything until we accept it.

— C.G. Jung —

“We cannot change anything until we accept it.” ~C.G. Jung

Accept

It requires less character to discover the faults of others than to accept them.

— J. Petit-Senn —

It requires less character to discover the faults of others than to accept them.” ~J. Petit-Senn

Thorns or Roses

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

— Abraham Lincoln —

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ~Abraham Lincoln