This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank Sarah for the Thanksgiving Holiday

American writer Sarah Josepha Hale (1788 - 1879), circa  1850. Engraving by J.C. Buttre. (Photo by Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
We wouldn't even have a national Thanksgiving holiday if it weren't for a woman by the name of Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor who campaigned endlessly for the holiday by writing to many U.S. presidents over the course of decades. Hale was so dedicated to the cause that her campaign spanned five presidencies before one president (Abraham Lincoln)  finally said yes.
So this year, when you're stuffing yourself with that last piece of pumpkin pie, just remember: You have a lady named Sarah to thank for it.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Having Gratitude Even For The Tough Moments

Finding the good in the worst of experiences has the power to revolutionize your life.

Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy. Choosing to focus on the good is the most effective way to attract more of it. Here are seven circumstances or experiences you might never have thought to be thankful for — but probably should be.
1. Without your struggles, you wouldn't have found the strength you have now.
2. Goals you haven't reached and dreams that haven't come true are opportunities to cultivate patience.
3. Making mistakes is evidence that you still have room to grow. What's the point of life if you've stopped learning?
4. Wrong turns and unmet expectations have been crucial in helping you discover what you actually want.
5. The people who are unsupportive of your dreams have given you room to believe in yourself even more.
6. The people who have wronged you are allowing you to practice forgiveness.
7. The wrinkles you see in the mirror are a physical reminder of the adventures you've had and the life you've lived.
by Shannon Kaiser