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“Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose.
Maureen Killoran
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 12/24//07

People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by BELIEVING that they can upset us.
Albert Ellis
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/22/07

At times I'm so discouraged with problems of the day, I fail to see THE JOYFUL THINGS that are along the way; When troubles overwhelm me it's then my nerves may fray, that's when I need to take the time to simply sit and pray; I must try to remember though problems come my way, not to miss THE JOYFUL THINGS and the beauty of the day.
Author Unknown
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 9/10/07

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Louise Hay
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/27/07

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
Joyce Maynard
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/13/07

The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/18/07

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
Author Unknown
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 5/21/07

There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.
Dr. Kurt Hahn, Outward Bound Schools Founder
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 3/26/07

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
Seneca
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/26/07

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."
Douglas MacArthur
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line1/8/07

If we fall asleep every night counting and acknowledging our blessings — we 'give permission' for The Universe to keep bringing them. When we show appreciation and give thanks for those blessings, we invite more of the same into our personal world.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line11/24/06

Instead of the usual standard of good and bad, ask how beautiful something is and whether it makes you happy.
Author Unknown
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/2/06

There's a powerful State of Mind that I believe we can all reach ... eventually. I learned to move out of a survival-no-matter-what upbringing into positive thinking and action. However, it was only when I finally embraced my serene, inner KNOWINGNESS that miracles began to happen everywhere in my life.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/31/06

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/12/06

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 3/20/06

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities — always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/2/06

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
Henry Ward Beecher
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 11/21/05

One never knows what The Universe has in store for us. Personally, I believe that IT IS ALL GOOD ... though we may have to spend some time in reflection to discover how many blessings in disguise have resulted in the evolution of our soul.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/31/05

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
George Sheehan
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 7/11/05

Chance encounters often create magical opportunities for joy, understanding and personal growth. The key here is to stay open ... for even the most incredible sunbeam cannot pierce a wall of stone.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 2/28/05

Celebrate what you want to see more of!
Thomas J. Peters
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 12/13/04

Often what we dream about and pray for doesn't take the form that we think it 'should.' This is the time that we need to call upon our 'inner wisdom' ... to see beyond the physical and recognize true gifts when they magically appear on our doorstep.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/25/04

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Art Linkletter, Radio/TV Personality & Author (1912- )
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 9/27/04

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James, American Psychologist (1842-1910)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 3/1/04

My grandma was always 'biding her time' until she could get to Heaven. In the meantime, her life was fairly miserable and she treated my mother abusively. I learned a valuable lesson, however: Create as much Heaven on Earth as possible with everyone near and dear.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/19/04

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Denis Waitley, Motivational Speaker and Author
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 12/29//03

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Henry Bergson, French Philosopher (1859-1941)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 10/27//03

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an
infinite expectation of the dawn.
Henry David Thoreau, American Writer, Philosopher, and Naturalist (1817-1862)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 8/4//03

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (121-180)
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 6/23//03

Minds, like parachutes, function better when open, but, like fists, they strike harder when closed.
L.E. Modesitt, Jr., American Author (1943 -- )
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 4/14//03

Worry is like a rocking chair — it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
Dorothy Galyean, Author of "Grandmas Little Books"
Inspirational Quote from Inspiration Line 1/20//03

Each choice we make causes a ripple effect in our lives. When things happen to us, it is the reaction we choose that can create the difference between the sorrows of our past and the joy in our future.
Chelle Thompson, Editor of Inspiration Line
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The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
— Charles Swindoll

If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.
Hazel Henderson

Non-participation gives us hardening of the attitude. Life goes on, and if we do not participate, life still goes on. If a negative attitude is not getting us where we want to go, then why not change the attitude? Reshaping attitudes is possible. Awareness is the key initial step.
— Marsha Petrie Sue (The CEO of You)

The world does not have to change.... The only thing that has to change is our attitude.
— Gerald Jampolsky

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King Jr.

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
— Brian Tracy

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
— Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)

No one else 'makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test.
— Jim Rohn

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.
William James

You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.
— Darwin P. Kingsley

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Hans Margolius

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.
C. S. Lewis

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Sydney J. Harris

Miracles seem to rest, not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from far off, but upon our perceptions being made finer so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear that which is about us always.
Willa Cather

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Denis Waitley

We cannot choose how many years we will live, but we can choose how much life those years will have. We cannot control the beauty of our face, but we can control the expression on it. We cannot control life's difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. Too often we try to choose and control things we cannot. Too seldom we choose to control what we can … our attitude.
John Maxwell (Developing the Leader Within You)

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
Ziggy

The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
Kahlil Gilbran

Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Epictetus

What is important is not what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein

The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color- blind.
Albert Schweitzer

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
Carl Schurz

Stick with the optimists. It's going to be tough enough even if they're right.
James Reston (advice to his grandson in New York Times Feb. 1980)

Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of a world, and it is our duty to make the best of it, and be thankful.
— Benjamin Franklin

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.
— Charles R. Swindoll (Living Above the Level of Mediocrity)

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Light tomorrow with today.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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