Perception

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Every season in life brings new adventures that can be dreadful or exciting, all depending on how you look at it.

While your life might seem like an obstacle to you, it can be the answer to someone else’s prayers.

It’s all about perspective.

Sometimes you need to change the way you look at your job, the way you look at your loved ones, the way you look at your friends or even the way you look at your adversaries.

But perhaps most importantly, you need to change the way you look at yourself.

Although you may be comfortable (or not) with the current season you are in

You should know that there is something better waiting for you on the other side of perception.

 

Sincerely,

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Top 10 Best Quotes About Life


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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. –Thomas A. Edison

“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

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.”
Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” -Socrates

“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.” –John Green

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. –Lao Tzu

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Shall I Compare Me to a Summer’s Day?

Don’t compare me to a summer’s day.

My hair doesn’t fall effortlessly down my back,

It frizzes and tangles its way to my shoulders.

I don’t glide across the floor when I walk

I occasionally trip, bounce, and sometimes break into dance.

I don’t wake up graciously in my bed like a goddess,

I have a bewildered look in my eyes, as my body is outstretched to every corner of my bed.

My voice doesn’t roll off my tongue like honey,

It usually squeaks when I get into a heated argument.

I don’t go to school looking like I’m going to a runway shoot,

I usually prefer a cute t-shirt, jeans and vans.

Do not compare me to a summer’s day,

Because I am better.

I am me.

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Oprah’s Insprirational Words @ 60 On How to live life (Beware, you will cry)

On her 60th Birthday, Oprah Winfrey wrote a special birthday message on her official website. Read it below:

Sixty. I’m turning 60 this month! I’m so glad I’ve lived long enough to say those words and celebrate their meaning.

I’m turning 60. I’m alive. Healthy. Strong.

I’m turning 60, and—please don’t take offense—I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! (You know, the old Am I doing it right? Am I saying it right? Am I being what or who I’m “supposed” to be?) I’m turning 60, and I’ve earned the right to be just as I am. I’m more secure in being myself than I’ve ever been.

I have reached the moment Derek Walcott describes in his beautiful poem “Love After Love”: “…with elation / you will greet yourself arriving / at your own door, in your own mirror / and each will smile at the other’s welcome.”

I am in awe of the way my journey here on earth continues to unfold. My life has been marked by miracles for as long as I can recall—and even before. (My entire existence is the result of a onetime frolic under an oak tree.) My early days speaking in a Mississippi Methodist church—Baptist leanings, shoutin’, and Holy Ghost included—prepared me for a future of speaking in a public arena I could never have imagined.

And now, at 60, I simply want to share what I’ve been given. I want to continue to encourage as many people as I can to open their hearts to life, because if I know anything for sure, it’s that opening my own heart is what has brought me my greatest success and joy.

My highest achievement: never shutting my heart down. Even in my darkest moments—through sexual abuse, a pregnancy at 14, lies and betrayals—I remained faithful, hopeful, and open to seeing the best in people, regardless of whether they were showing me their worst. I stayed open to believing that no matter how hard the climb, there is always a way to let in a sliver of light to illuminate the path forward.

We go through life discovering the truth about who we are and determining who has earned the right to share the personal space within our heart.

This I also know for sure: God—however you define or refer to Him, Her, or It—is for us. The forces of nature are for us, offering us life in abundance. We humans narrow what is an open field of wonder and majesty to the myopic reality of our day-to-day experiences. But there is extraordinary in the ordinary. Every day and every breath is magic—if we can only see it for what it is.

Some days the awareness of the sanctity and sacredness of life brings me to my knees with gratitude. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that the little girl from Mississippi who grew up holding her nose in an outhouse now flies on her own plane—my own plane!—to Africa to help girls who grew up like her. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!

I approach this milestone, the landmark of 60, with humility, supreme thanksgiving, and joy. Knowing for sure grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.