May 20, 2016

Incoming Mail--Becky in Oregon

Fun, cheerful card from one of the nicest people on the planet!

May 19, 2016

May Photos

Sweet William and his mama/my niece.
My nephew and his girlfriend.
My mom, niece, and sister at my niece's college graduation.

May 17, 2016

Quotes I'm Feeling Right Now

“When life makes no sense, you must withdraw to the sanctuary within.  Only in a state of peace will you see what you must do.”   ~~Leon Brown

“It takes a deep commitment to change, and an even deeper commitment to grow.”  ~~Ralph Ellison
 

 “On certain days, we come to our limits, and our tolerance for a situation ends.  When that happens, change without interference of concepts, guilt, timidity, or hesitancy.  Those are the points when our entire lives pivot and turn toward new phases, and it is right that we take advantage of them.  We mark our progress not by the distance covered but by the lines and angles that are formed.”  ~~Deng Ming-Dao

“Other people and things can stop you temporarily.  You are the only one who can do it permanently.”  ~~Zig Ziglar


“When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if it’s the end of the story.  It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.”  ~~Pema Chodron
 

"The rumors are terrible and cruel, but, honey, most of them are true."  ~~Taylor Swift

"Everybody's at war with different things.  I'm at war with my own heart sometimes."  ~~Tupac Shakur


"If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go."  ~~Steve Maraboli


"It isn't right to wish pain on other people just because they hurt me first."  ~~Veronica Roth


"The cruelest lies are often told in silence."  ~~Robert Louis Stevenson


"You gotta be able to smile through the bullshit."  ~~Tupac Shakur

"Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."  ~~Prince

"Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."  ~~Miguel Angel Ruiz
 

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”   ~~Bruce Lee


“Wanting self-esteem from our job is a bad goal because we can’t depend on it—we don’t have enough control over it.  We have to get self-esteem from inside ourselves.”   ~~Penelope Trunk