Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Gift Of Life - It's Yours - Be Grateful

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." Bob Moawad

" I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I'd just been myself." Brittany Renee

" Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don"t look at it and wish you had painted something different." Author Unknown

"Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." Betty Smith

"Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life." Sophia Loren

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." George Washingtion Carver

"At times our own light goes out and it is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has a cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie


Erin said...

Very inspirational! A lovely bit to take in early in the morning. So true!

Sarah said...

Really inspirational!

Thanks for all the great quotes and photos.

Jen said...

Seeing the pictures of Capitola sure made me want to jump in the car and go there!

Diane said...

Me too Jen, me too! Mom