Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Reconstruction

HandyQuotes will be doing some reconstruction on the website so there will not be any new posts for a short while. I still hope that you will continue to check in until then and sign the guestbook with suggestions for the new blog or just leave me a comment! I will still be monitoring the comments and look forward to hearing your questions, comments, or suggestions! Thank you so much for stopping by "A Spoonful of Insight"

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What Change Means

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. -King Whitney Jr

I felt like this quote was appropriate because one, I'm going through some changes and having to make some choices and a lot of it scares me and two elections are coming up in November in which could also mean some changes. 



What is change to you? How does it affect you? If it has a negative effect what can you do to change that? Post your ideas, you never know what help another reader! 



Remember positive thoughts = positive emotions



Peace, Love, & Happiness

-@HandyQuotes

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friendship possible between man and woman? What do you think?

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” -Oscar Wilde


I have to say that I disagree with the part of this quote that says "between men and women there is no friendship possible." I completely disagree with this statement because I think that one of the most important parts of a relationship or marriage is friendship. One thing my father always told was that "You can fall out of love but you can't fall out of friendship" and that phrase has stuck with me ever since. It has so much truth to it it's almost common sense but it's something we don't ever really think about I guess. In my opinion the foundation of a lasting, healthy relationship is friendship. Of course that isn't always the case, because everyone is different and every situation is different.


What do you think? Do you think that there is no friendship possible between men and women? Or do you think that friendship is important in a romantic relationship? Tell me your opinion!  


Remember always, positive thoughts = positive emotions


Peace, Love, & Happiness,
-@HandyQuotes

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Are you a selfish person?

“The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love.” -James Allen


   Recently I've encountered some selfish people, they do what they want no matter the consequences for anyone else. It really pisses me off when people act in this way because in my mind, no one person is more important than another. What gives a person the right to think that they deserve more than you, better than you, to be happier than you? 

   While I do stand by the fact that I do believe we should be selfish sometimes in order to do what is best for us but where do you draw the line? Where does it stop taking care of self and turn into self is more important than anyone else? What each of us does affects someone else in some way, how are YOU affecting someone else? Make yourself aware of how you are selfish and decide whether it is for the right reasons, if it isn't for the right reasons shed some light on it and "disperse it with love."




Leave me a comment and tell me what you are selfish about, do you think your selfishness affects anyone else?


Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Communication Difficulties with Someone?


“Communication. It's the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking, the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need.” -Meredith Grey, Grey's Anatomy


Do you have trouble communicating to some people in your life? Maybe all of the people in your life or just your significant other? For me I have trouble communicating to some people in my life and then others its really easy to say what feel. Why is that? I think, for me, its because with certain people I'm more comfortable with our relationship so I'm more likely to say exactly what I feel and I don't have to worry that I'm being judged or that I'll lose them because of it. So, I need to work on being more trusting of the people in my life and my relationship with them, this way I will be able to communicate what I really feel and what I need of them, whether it be a helping hand or just a shoulder to cry on.

What do you need to work on so that you are able to communicate your needs and wants? Do you have a problem communicating? If not, what's your secret? Let us know your point of view! Leave me a comment!

Remember always, positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Monday, August 30, 2010

Motivational Monday: Contest!


"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~(Christopher Robin to Pooh) - Alan Alexander Milne
Raise your hand if you ever doubt your courage, strength, or intellect? I don't know about you but I raised my hand :) When things get hard or I doubt myself for whatever reason its nice to see a quote like this, so I thought I would share it with you.

Comment on this post and tell me your favorite quote of encouragement that you turn to when you need the extra boost. The one I like the most will get to do their own blog post right here on HandyQuotes' Spoonful of Insight!

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Monday, August 23, 2010

"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."


"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent Van Gogh
This quote jumped off the page at me when I was looking around for something to talk about this week. I think it stands out to me because when things get difficult for me I tend to have a little voice inside my head saying "you can't do this," or "damn! I just want to give up!"
This quote urges to not ignore that voice but to prove that voice wrong, and that seems easier than just ignoring it. What pisses you off more than someone telling you you aren't capable of doing something? For me, nothing really. I know what my strengths and weaknesses are for the most part and I try to take advantage of all of them but for someone else to try and tell me what they are without even knowing me, makes me furious.

Let someone else's words be your fuel for success. If you have someone that is trying to hold you back and keep you from accomplishing your goals by telling you that you can't accomplish your goals, then several things should happen.. 1. Is that person really trying to help you or better you in any way? 2. If the answer to #1 is No, then why are they in your life? Get rid of people who aren't helping you better yourself or at least encouraging you to do so. Life is too short to be around people who don't truly care about you. Think about that.. it should be common sense but we all do it.. we all have someone in our lives who tries to bring us down. Who says they have to be in your life?? YOU make your decisions based on whats best for you, not anyone else.

If you have anything to add please let me know! Or if you are having a problem with this type of person send me an email and I'll try and help you sort through the problem.

Remember always, positive thoughts = positive emotions
Peace, Love, & Happiness

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Motivational.. Tuesday!



"I will persist until I succeed.
I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.
The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.
I will persist until I succeed."
-The Greatest Salesman In the World

I came across this earlier today and thought that it was a good motivator! Let me know what you think of it! Have an idea for my next "Motivational Monday?" Please let me know! You can email me at handyquotes@yahoo.com or just leave me a comment!

Thanks for reading!

Remember! Positive thoughts = positive emotions!
Peace, Love, & Happiness

Monday, August 2, 2010

Unrealistic Expectations= Unhappiness


"Assumptions are the termites of relationships." -Henry Winkler
I like this quote and completely agree with it. A lot of people run into this type of problem but don't realize that this is what is causing the problem. Assumptions or unrealistic expectations can cause the end of a relationship if you aren't careful. Don't have expectations of someone that they can't live up to because it will only leave YOU disappointed.

An example of this would be, say, a couple gets married and the wife has the expectations that her husband will come home from work and immediately begin helping her around the house with chores. But the husband has the expectation that he will come home from work and relax a while and then his wife will cook dinner. As you can already see this will cause some problems. Just imagine if its something thats a little more important like jobs, or children, or family. Before making a serious commitment with someone make sure that you have realistic expectations of each other. Things will go so much more smoothly if you do.

Do you all agree? What do you think of unrealistic expectations or assumptions?

Remember positive thoughts = positive emotions
Peace, Love, & Happiness

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What does one life really mean?


Marriage
Originally uploaded by jcoterhals
"We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet ... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything; the good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things ... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying, 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness.'" -Shall We Dance?

I really like this view of what a marriage can be about, the thing is, marriage isn't just about one thing or one relationship. It's about
many things and many relationships. Relationships with each other, family, friends, children, and pets etc etc etc. This particular quote is reminding us of some of the simple beauties of marriage, like just having someone around to notice you, to witness your ups and your downs with you. Don't take for granted the little perks of being in a loving, healthy, relationship, they're hard to come around.

What do you guys think about this quote? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Life is a game with no rules."

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair." Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be. Demanding that life meet our expectations is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence. Life is a game with no rules. Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions. Our only path to happiness lies in being open to receiving whatever life throws at us - with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Do you even know what a healthy relationship is?!


Twitter's trending topic of "A good relationship" inspired me to write this blog post. Lately I have had conversations when some "troubled teens" who expressed to me that they thought it was ok for their boyfriend to hit them (under the right circumstances). This really bothered me, how can the young people of today have the idea that its ok to use physical violence at all?! ESPECIALLY in a romantic relationship! It just doesn't make sense and I wish I could do something about it but you can't help everyone right?

Well this is my attempt to help clarify to those who may not know, what a healthy relationship actually is. And I want to add that it is not rare to find these qualities in a relationship, it might be rare for you but you need to ask yourself "WHY?" is it that my relationship is not like this or my past relationships haven't been like this? DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT! YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY! SO LET YOURSELF BE FREAKIN' HAPPY! QUIT MAKING EXCUSES!

If you haven't been satisfied with your previous relationships then maybe you should change your approach, you can't keep going about it the same way and expect different results! One last thing for my rant- MOST of the time, you will not find the woman or man of your dreams in a bar so quit trying.
Some qualities of a healthy relationship:
  • Feeling like your own person
  • Togetherness and separateness are balanced
  • Respect individuality; embraces differences
  • Take care of self and care for the other
  • Satisfied with the person you are with
  • Feelings responsible for your own happiness (doesn't depend on partner to be happy)
  • Creates happiness
Some qualities of an unhealthy relationship:
  • Feeling incomplete without partner
  • Too much or too little togetherness
  • Pressure to meet another's standards
  • Care and focus only on other person
  • Always looking for more or better
  • Relying on partner for happiness
  • Creates drama

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Every problem has a solution"

"An inspiring fact to bear in mind: Mathematics may not teach us to inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide or to love a friend and forgive an enemy. But it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution."

I really like this quote.. It's pretty simple and straight to the point. I believe that every problem has a solution its just a matter of us figuring out the true problem, the right solution, and applying it correctly. Sometimes things get really frustrating and stressful and we lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel. Take time to clear your head and take care of yourself and then work on fixing the rest. If there is anything I have learned through the years is to take care of yourself first and the other stuff becomes easier to figure out.

What do you think? Does every problem have a solution? What makes it easier for you to figure out and work through your problems?


Take a minute to think about what helps you, maybe you've never thought about it at all. Knowing your resources and utilizing them will make all of the difference in the world. Use what you have to your advantage whether it be, a friend who listens to you and gives you helpful advice or a hobby that helps you relieve stress.

Always remember positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness,

-@HandyQuotes

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Look for fun first, then let love happen."

"Look for fun first, then let love happen."

I heard this quote on a show a few days ago and really liked it. I think its a great strategy to building a good relationship. We always hear that you shouldn't look for love, just let love find you. Well in my opinion this should be the second part to that quote. We shouldn't look for love because we don't always look for it in the right places. But if you put yourself out there just to have fun then you are more laid back and more yourself. It's more productive to just "wade" into relationships rather than diving in head first. But I guess that depends on if you are ready for that type of relationship, you know, a mature one.

If you think that you are doing these things and aren't finding what it is you are looking for, maybe it's you who needs to do some evaluating. Look for patterns but don't worry yourself over it. It's the past, you are supposed to LEARN from it. What obstacles did you have to overcome and what lessons did you learn from your mistakes?

Positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Characters


Rainbow Books
Originally uploaded by bluemarla
People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past."
— Nicholas Sparks (The Rescue)

I really love Nicholas Sparks and so many of his quotes,
I saw this one today and thought it would be a good one for a post! Hope you all like it as well! Leave me a comment if you have any suggestions for my next blog post! Or you can just email me at HandyQuotes@yahoo.com

Have a great week and don't forget positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Quote from Tim Burton

"In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn`t work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They`re relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists. The fact that Disney closed down its cel animation division is frightening to me. Someday soon, somebody will come along and do a drawn-animated film, and it`ll be beautiful and connect with people, and they'll all go, `Oh, we've got to do that! Its ridiculous." -Tim Burton

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"My emotions are very close to my surface."


Raw Emotion
Originally uploaded by abennett23
"I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it festers and turns into pus - a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression." -Nicolas Cage

I like this quote a lot. Its a strange but accurate way of explaining an emotion. I think this is something we should all think about. Is it the best idea to hold an emotion in just to avoid a confrontation? Or should we just pick our battles wisely? Keep it in sometimes, let it out others.

Talking about our emotions and problems that we have with each other helps us to learn about each other. That's not to say we should start a fight every time your feelings get hurt. Choose your words wisely and watch your tone. Don't attack someone about something expecting positive results. Have a calm conversation, skip the bullshit, and tell exactly what it is that is bothering you. There's a way to get your point across and problem solved without a yelling and cussing match.

Remember always positive thoughts = positive emotions
Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Monday, June 14, 2010

"I believe we write our own stories..."

"I believe we write our own stories. And each time we think we know the end - we don't. Perhaps luck exists somewhere between the world of planning, the world of chance, and in peace that comes from knowing that you just can't know it all. You know, life's funny that way. Once you let go of the wheel, you might end up right where you belong." (Unknown)

I love this quote because it's so true and its such good wording. I think we all probably can relate to this quote because we can plan and plan and plan but really who knows if all will go according to plan? Sometimes something bad will come from plans we have made and we're stuck thinking, "shit! how the hell did that happen?!" And then theirs times where it turns out sooo much better than we could have ever planned and we're STILL thinking, "wow I can't believe I got this lucky." Maybe you were lucky because you let go of the wheel? Or maybe your just a really good planner :) Whatever your case may be remember, peace comes in knowing that you "just can't know it all."

Remember always, positive thoughts = positive emotions (look it up)

Always- Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Monday, June 7, 2010

"It isn't the color- it's the stuff inside that makes it rise"


I came across this quote on discrimination and thought it would be a good one to share since, unfortunately, discrimination is still a problem today. If ya like it be sure to pass it on!

"A small Negro boy stood watching the balloon man at the county fair. Suddenly, a red balloon broke loose and soared upward until it could scarcely be seen. So many people were attracted by the incident that the vendor thought it might be good business to let another go. So he snipped the string of a bright yellow ballon and, later, a white one.
The little boy stood there, as if waiting for something. Finally, he asked, "Mister, if you sent the black one up, would it go as high as the others?"
The balloon man, with an understanding smile, released the black balloon as he said, "Sonny, it isn't the color- it's the stuff inside that makes it rise." -Lyle D. Flynn



Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lady Gaga: A Lesson in Confidence

"The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself. My image was an issue at my record label. I fought for months and cried at meetings. I got criticized for being arrogant because if you're sure of yourself as a woman they say you're a bitch whereas if you're a man and you're strong-willed it's normal." -Lady Gaga in a Magazine interview

Personally I love the way that Lady Gaga is so completely original, outrageous or not she will always keep you guessing and she never disappoints. She brought some theatrics back into the picture for pop music and I think that's great, it doesn't always have to be about looking “sexy,” and really, who are you to say what sexy is?? What do YOU think? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of Lady Gaga. Respectfulness is expected and mandatory.


As always, Positive thoughts = positive emotions


Peace, Love, & Happiness

-@HandyQuotes

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dreams DO come true!

"I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true." -Walt Disney

Walt Disney is someone who we can all easily recognize for setting a goal, accomplishing it, and making his dreams come true. (
Click here to see Walt Disney's story.) Follow his example by making your every dream come true too. It seems we sometimes forget that to achieve success you must climb mountains. To be able to play hard, we must work hard.

What is your first step to making your dreams come true? Don't forget baby steps are all it takes! Quality over quantity almost always is the best way to go! Now... go forth and get started! :)

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Comments Now Enabled!

Just realized that readers weren't able to post comments for some reason :/ Sorry about that! If you have previously tried to post a comment I encourage you to try again! I love getting feedback, good and bad! If you don't agree with me on something, just tell me! Maybe you misunderstood my view or maybe your's is better than mine...?? :) Whatever the case, I'm open to discussion about anything and everything! And while I do want your honest opinion, I do ask that you be respectful of my opinion and anyone else's. Simple enough I think!
Thanks everyone, have a good night!
-@HandyQuotes

Always difficulties..


courage
Originally uploaded by knezeves
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

On the path to finding yourself?



"I'm trying to find myself as a person, sometimes that's not easy to do. Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. The best way for me to find myself as a person is to prove to myself that I am an actress." -Marilyn Monroe

Have you found yourself as a person yet? If you haven't, don't worry! Everything happens for a reason and this is something you should keep in mind when on the path to discovering yourself. Everyone is different, so if you are still searching for that something that lights a fiery passion inside of you, don't lose hope, it will come to you when the time is right. Just keep your mind, heart, and eyes open at all times.

What is the best way for you to find yourself as a person? I think this is a thought provoking question everyone should ponder at some point, maybe more than once. Just stay true to yourself and what makes you happy.



Remember positive thoughts = positive emotions
Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Cost of Risk Taking

RISK AWR WC T7L LosAngeles Graffiti Art









Originally uploaded by anarchosyn




To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feeling is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To live is to risk dying
To hope is to risk despair
To try is to risk failure
But the risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live.
Only a person who risks - is truly free.
-Author Unknown

One of my favorites, hope you enjoy as well :)
-@HandyQuotes

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Love > Fear


Love>Fear
Originally uploaded by Macpolen
"You can break my heart a million times, but I will not fear love. It is not Love that caused my pain, but caring for someone who could not feel my love."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Listen up Ladies!

"And every time he does something that tells you he's no good, you ignore it. And every time he comes through and suprises you, he wins you over, and you lose that argument with yourself, that he's not for you." -The Holiday

Speaking from experience I know how easily this can happen. When we love someone so much it's just easier to ignore the signs that say he's no good. Love IS blind, but you can control your sight! If word on the street is he's a bad guy, chances are HE REALLY IS! This is definitely not the case all of the time but if it's coming from more than a few people, don't kid yourself. You can't change anyone that doesn't want to be changed, so unless you go into the relationship with him saying he wants you to change him DONT WASTE YOUR TIME! It's natural for women to be this way because of their nurturing type characteristics, but let's be real, you don't want a "son" for a boyfriend or husband.

So quit staying in relationships that you know aren't going to last or aren't worth the stress they put you through, your wasting precious time you'll never get back. Do it for yourself, you deserve to be happy.

Peace, Love, & Happiness,
-@HandyQuotes

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Life....


Tree, Strathaven
Originally uploaded by PMMPhoto
"And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love."
— Nicholas Sparks

Sunday, April 18, 2010

We see what we wanna see!

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." -John Lubbock

I think this quote is extremely accurate in what it is trying to say. To me, this quote means you see what you want to see, not necessarily what's reality. I believe this is one of our biggest problems as human beings. We're afraid our emotions and that can cause some really skewed views of things in certain situations. Like if your friend has a drug problem, you don't want to have to deal with intervening and causing a lot of drama so it may cause you to completely overlook something that's right in front of you. Or if your husband is cheating on you but you don't want to divorce because you don't want to get hurt and be alone, you can just completely overlook all the signs.

Just because you don't want something to happen, isn't going to keep it from happening. Deal with your fears head on and quit procrastinating, you are only making things worse in the long run. Stand up for yourself or for someone else when its needed! Emotions are normal, natural parts of life, its ok to be sad, mad, glad, bad, etc regardless of what anyone else says.


Remember! Positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness,
-@HandyQuotes

Monday, April 5, 2010

Make your dreams come true

"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

Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk! Quit dreaming about your dreams and put them into action! Take a risk! Bring yourself some happiness and make your dreams come true! :)

As always, Positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

To "live" means...

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde

We always see quotes that are urging us to "live life to the fullest" and "live in the moment" but what do these quotes really mean? What are they really telling us to do? Ever thought about it?

What I interpret these quotes to mean is that we should live in the NOW, in the present. Now your probably saying, well how am I not living in the present? I shall explain further.. our minds are continuously thinking, of memories, past events, future events, future problems and whatever else that you may find yourself thinking of. Living in the present means to stop thinking of the past and the future, be aware of what is happening RIGHT NOW. Fully involve yourself with the things you do, and the activities that you take on.

Don't let yourself run on auto-pilot, remember the movie Click? That is an example of an extreme way of portraying not fully "living" life. Don't just coast your way through life, take in the scenery and really enjoy it. Life could be so much worse for you than most of us realize. There are people all around the country and world who aren't even able to eat a decent meal. Always remain thankful because nothing lasts forever.

Keep in mind: Positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Smile :)

"Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other." -Mother Teresa

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Change takes time, so be patient!

"You cannot change your destination over night, but you can change your direction overnight." -Jim Rohn

I found this quote yesterday via @adrianosucesso on twitter and I liked it because it relates to all of the Health Care craziness that has been going on recently. Don't worry I'm not about to tell you about how you should be for or against it, I just want to point out that like changes in the laws of Health Care, things take time to happen, to change, to develop. Don't rush your way through life's situations.

Have a new love interest? Take your relationship slowly, one day at a time. Allow yourself time to develop more than surface feelings for them before you take it to the next level. Decided to change your career path? Don't have unrealistic expectations about your future and the time it will take you to accomplish your goals, this will only lead to disappointment. Keep your head up and stay true to yourself.

Did you forget? Positive thoughts = positive emotions
Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

*Vacation*


Sunset Beach
Originally uploaded by xengravity
I will be on vacation for the rest of this week and will not put any new blogs up until next week! Here is a beautiful picture to last you until then!!

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." -Dale Carnegie

Peace, Love, & Happiness,
-@HandyQuotes

Friday, March 12, 2010

Finally Friday!


Reflection Perfection
Originally uploaded by Ryan Eng
“Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.” -Danielle Steel

I found this picture on
flickr today as I was just browsing and thought it was sooo PRETTY! I just had to share it! Hope that you find it just as beautiful as I did! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Don't Compromise Yourself

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." -Janis Joplin

I love this quote because it reminds me to respect and watch out for myself. I think it's important to be reminded to do this every now and then because we often forget. It's easy to get caught up in everything that is going on in my world and I need something that says "hey, chill out, you need to take care of yourself."

Don't forget to take care of YOURSELF! Remember, how are you going to love someone else if you can't even love yourself? And how are you going to love yourself if you can't even respect yourself and what you believe in? THINK ABOUT IT!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Quote of the day!

"If you can love the wrong person that much, stop and think how much more you could love the right one."


I think this is a quote that pretty much anyone can relate to. We have all at some point been in a relationship that we knew was horrible for us but stayed in it because we still loved the person. If you love someone, but in the end don't think that they are right for you or that you deserve more, trust your gut feeling and think of this quote "If you can love the wrong person that much, stop and think how much more you could love the right one." Don't settle for less than what you deserve, it's ok to be selfish sometimes because everyone deserves their own happy ending.

Don't forget! Positive thoughts = positive emotions
Have a great week! Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finally Friday!: Patience is a Virtue


"If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

I felt like this quote was extremely appropriate for me to end on this week. I don't know about any of you but it's been a really long week for me! I saw this quote this morning and thought "wow that's perfect." It reminded me that it is gonna be hard sometimes but all of my hard work will pay off in the future. I can't expect to accomplish my goals without having worked for them!
It's easy for us to get off track sometimes when things get difficult for us to handle but keep your eyes on the prize (School, work, kids) and you will be rewarded in the end. Remember patience is a virtue and will reduce your stress greatly. (FYI: so will playing with a pet).

Positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness
-@HandyQuotes




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