Ten Quotes That Keep Me Going.

Quotes.  I love quotes.  These nuggets of wisdom that capture the imagination, dreams and aspirations of us all.  They do wonders for my self esteem and pick me up when I am down.   Here are a few quotes that I am particularly fond of.

1.  “It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it’s harder to  give up when you know it’s everything you want.” – Unknown

2.  “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

3.  “Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknown

4.  “This too shall pass.” – Persian Sufi Poets _ I love this one especially when in a difficult situation.

5.  “You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.” –  Adlin Sinclair

6.  “Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” – Karen Ravn

7.  “Carpe diem”  This is a phrase from a Latin poem by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65  BC – 8 BC) , more widely known as Horace.

8.  “I was pushed by myself because I have my own rule, and that is that every day I run faster, and try harder.”  – Wilson Kipketer



9.  “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

10.  “When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly.”Michel de Montaigne

Get Off The Scale!


“You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true; the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”Steve Maraboli