Thought of the Week

enjoy life's sweet moments...

Enjoy life’s sweet moments

  • “Only with time do we really learn who the other person is and come to love the person for him- or herself and not just for the feelings and experiences they give us.” –  Timothy KellerThe Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
  • This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” ~ Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985), English novelist.
  •  “He who fails to pray does not cheat God. He cheats himself.” – George Failing
  • “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selve
  • My troubles will always have trouble with me.
  • “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell
  • “Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness.” – Pietro Aretino
  • Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.” – Donald Tubesing
  • “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen” ~Elizabeth Kubler Ros
  • “You bring out the best in yourself by looking for the best in others.” – Gene Bedley,  National Educator Of The Year
  • “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Never do a single thing in the anticipation to prove something to someone who has hurt you. If someone has hurt or offended you (whoever that person may be), never perform anything or strive for anything in your life with the mind of proving something to that someone/ to those people. May nothing that you do be done with any thought of them in mind. There is nothing that needs to be proven.”  – C. JoyBell C.
  • “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” – Sir John Lubbock
  • “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”–Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live. ~ Ecc. 5:18-20
  • “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” ~ e.e. Cummings
  • Am I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother. I am very happy in my home. I have a good family, that gives me something extra. ~ Jean Alesi
  • You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live.– Joan Baez
  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.  ~e.e. cummings
  • Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. ~ Corrie Ten Boome
  • Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. ~ St. Francis of Assisi
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller
  • A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer. ~ Doris Lessing
  • “The American people are by your side,” the president said. “We’re going to stay there until every home is repaired, until every neighborhood is rebuilt, until every business is back on its feet.”  ~ President Obama, responding to the Joplin tornado
  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward
  • So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. ~ Col. 3:12 – 15, The Message
  • Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. ~ Grenville Kleiser

21 thoughts on “Thought of the Week

  1. Reckless Painting September 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm Reply

    “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” …LOVE IT (& thank you!)


  2. jnizzie September 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your faith. God has given us such a lot to be thankful for and joyfulness can’t help but flow freely from it.


  3. Esenga' s Voice September 13, 2012 at 9:13 am Reply

    There always is, for sure. Just sometimes i’ ve forgotten about that during the rush of the day. Thank you for reminding.


    • Overwhelmed By Joy September 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm Reply

      I have to remind myself as well sometimes. That is why I have to put it in writing ~ I hold myself accountable. 🙂


  4. eruditereflection September 13, 2012 at 10:22 am Reply

    Love these, really made my day. I’m rather a fan of little quotes and kitsch sayings, my favourite I’ve said manyyyy times on my blog, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning how to dance in the rain.” I look forward to hearing more from you, and thanks for stopping by our end!


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  6. Cyranette September 24, 2012 at 8:42 am Reply

    At the end of every day, I am thankful for my blessings of family, friends, love, and laughter.


  7. emmanuelle777 September 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Thank you for this. We all need to learn to be more grateful. Keep a grateful journal or what have you..but we all could be more thankful everyday. The seemingly little things can be mountains!


    • Overwhelmed By Joy September 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm Reply

      I agree ~ my gratitude journal helps me to keep perspective. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Paul September 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm Reply

    If I may extend further . . . A house is not a home unless love dwells in it. And a home with love in it is rich indeed . . . with abundfant JOY!


  9. freezerburnedsusan September 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

    Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

    Love this! Love your blog!!!


  10. leighschulz October 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Thank you for visiting my blog, I enjoyed yours also. There are some very beautiful and wise sentiments there…truly thoughts to live by!


  11. hillarysangel October 9, 2012 at 3:02 am Reply

    Thank you.


  12. Caleigh Madison January 8, 2013 at 1:37 am Reply

    I have never seen or known someone as positive as you are. You are so half full! Keep it up, i am sure as hell you inspire more people than you can think of.

    Berg of CaleighMadison


    • Overwhelmed By Joy January 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm Reply

      That is very kind of you to say. I am confident you inspire many people in your world. Encouraging people encourage others!


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