Hello all! On this page, you will see various quotes (and maybe a story or two) which I have collected from various e-mails. Therefore on almost all of the quotes and stories I have NO idea who originally said/wrote them, and I don't take ANY credit for them. So if you would like to tell me who said/wrote something so I can give them credit, or if you would like me to take something off, please e-mail me at Savershena@aol.com
To start it off, I would like to summarize a story I received in a recent newsletter. I believe the letter said it was from a chicken soup book. Anyway...the story goes that a young woman hurt another very badly by what she told them. She feels bad so she goes to a very wise, older woman for help. She says she can tell her how to un-do her mistake. She tells her to take her pillows, take all the feathers out of them, and in the night place one feather on each doorstep of every house in her neighborhood. Then she could come back after she finished for the second and final step. This is in the middle of winter. So the young woman does as told, freezing, but going along with it thinking it will change what happened. Just at daybreak she finishes each house, and goes back to the old woman and asks her for the next step. The old woman tells her to now go back and pick up each of the feathers, and her mistake will be un-done. The young woman asks her why she didn't tell her that before, because nearly as soon as she placed the feather down, it would blow away because of the wind. The old woman explained to her that, just like she couldn't bring the feathers back, she couldn't bring back her words.
"Make the most of yourself,for that is all there is of you."
"Failure is an opportunity to begin again, more intelligently."
"You may love someone because they are beautiful, but that same person may be beautiful because you love them."
"I don't suffer from insanity... I enjoy every minute of it!"(This is a personal favourite. :-) )
"Whatever happens happens, and you will always have two choices, to deal with it and let it be, or act upon it and change it's role in your life."
"I would rather be hated for what I am,
than loved for what I am not."
Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.
"I'm not weird, I'm gifted!"
"I may not be perfectly beautiful, I may not be perfectly wise, I may not be perfectly obedient, but I am perfectly me."
"If at first you do succeed... try not to look too surprised!"
"Be reasonable. Do it my way."
"To the world you're just one person, but to just one person you could be the world."
"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
"It's all the little things that make life worth living."
"Do not follow a path, make your own."
"Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into an empty place in your heart."
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."