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Badassery 1/20/21

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Oh, the power of the human mind…

Much can be said for positive thinking:

“Winners Evaluate Themselves In A Positive Manner And Look For Their Strengths As They Work To Overcome Weaknesses.”

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”

― Zig Ziglar

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

“Tough times never last. Tough people do.”

― Robert Schuller
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I prefer positive thinking

with a small dose of reality added

in order to remain humble…

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

― Lao Tzu

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

― Soren Kierkegaard

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”

― Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost
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… always keeping in mind that reality is purely an individual pursuit.

Many will not or cannot understand my reality,

just as I cannot understand theirs.

“How many times have you tried to talk to someone about something that matters to you, tried to get them to see it the way you do? And how many of those times have ended with you feeling bitter, resenting them for making you feel like your pain doesn’t have any substance after all?

Like when you’ve split up with someone, and you try to communicate the way you feel, because you need to say the words, need to feel that somebody understands just how pissed off and frightened you feel. The problem is, they never do. “Plenty more fish in the sea,” they’ll say, or “You’re better off without them,” or “Do you want some of these potato chips?” They never really understand, because they haven’t been there, every day, every hour. They don’t know the way things have been, the way that it’s made you, the way it has structured your world. They’ll never realise that someone who makes you feel bad may be the person you need most in the world. They don’t understand the history, the background, don’t know the pillars of memory that hold you up. Ultimately, they don’t know you well enough, and they never can. Everyone’s alone in their world, because everybody’s life is different. You can send people letters, and show them photos, but they can never come to visit where you live.

Unless you love them. And then they can burn it down.”

― Michael Marshall Smith, Only Forward

“You don’t have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground. If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is.”

― Red Haircrow
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So therefore, I search for truth.

Truth that is verified and resonates with my soul.

“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”

― Voltaire

Truth that gives me peace,

causes me to rejoice,


guards my heart and mind.

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Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4: 4-9

XO Lisa ❤️ living a gratitude filled life!

2 comments on “Badassery 1/20/21

  1. I needed this one today. Great quotes. Saving.

    Liked by 2 people

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