Friday, February 26, 2010

Random Quote

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"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." -Buckminister Fuller

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Miles Apart

“Can miles truly separate you from friends…. If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” ~Richard Bach

If you love someone that you can't see everyday whether it be a friend, a partner, or a family member does the physical distance really separate you? If you have love in your heart for someone can that make up for not being able to see them everyday?

Long distance relationships can be difficult for any type of relationship or person. When you aren't able to see someone and be with them constantly you miss that bonding time that you would normally have. But when it really comes down to it, the people you love are right there with you all of the time. The love in your heart for someone can make up for the distance in between the two people. However, that love should be equal from both sides. Its hard to have a relationship without trust much less a long distance relationship without trust. Whats the point if you are worried about what the other is doing, or if they even love you at all or if its just a show. Trust is very important in relationships and without it, it's destined for bad karma!

The point is, with love its easier to be apart from one another. Its easier because you know that the other person is somewhere loving you just as much. If distance is an issue in a relationship that you are involved with, reevaluate what the problem really is and find a solution together. If you can't identify the problem, how will you come to a solution?

Always remember, positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Monday, February 22, 2010

Motivational Monday

"Its what you learn after you know it all that counts."

Most of us have been through our teenage years and understand what this quote is about but there are always the people that kind of just get left behind when it comes to understanding the bigger picture. While we are young and without responsibilities we tend to think we are invincible, or we're pretty sure that we know how to do just about everything that there is to do in this world. I was lucky enough to be able to go to college and learn more about the "real" world in a different way, I was able to find things in addition to partying, and hanging out with friends, which was Social Work and Counseling something that I am passionate about. An occupation where I can actually get out there and make a difference. Not until this time did I really understand what this quote is saying, it's what you learn when you didn't expect to learn anything at all, when you have that light bulb above your head kind of feeling, like knowing what you are supposed to for the rest of your life.

The moral of this story is be open to new experiences, don't think that you know everything that there is to know, we as humans have the capability to continuously learn and grow, so take advantage of that. This week, take the time to learn about something that you have always been interested in but never took the time to explore. You may discover a new talent, friend, partner, or hell if you don't get anything good out of it at least you will have figured out what you don't like! Take advantage of the opportunities that appear before you!! "A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."

Always remember, positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Live for Today, Plan for tomorrow, Party tonight!"

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.”

You may not always get what you want in life, but what you want may not be what you need. Don't waste your time being regretful or angry or sad over things that didn't go your way. Make the best out of the situations that you encounter.. you ask for sun and you get rain, dance in it! We always talk about how we want to kiss someone in the rain or play in the rain but we never actually do it.. when is the last time you went outside and actually danced and played in the rain? :) Do it next time it rains!

"If life gives you lemons make lemonade" is the best example of making the best out of situations, why? you ask. Why be miserable? If you don't like your job, get a new one. If you can't get a new one then you have to deal with it anyway, so at least have fun while your doing it! Or if you would rather continue hating your life every time you go to work, thats your choice. (A stupid one! Grow up!) Either way make the best out of life, you only have ONE and you don't know how long you'll have that one! "Celebrate we will cuz life is short but sweet for certain."(Dave Mathews Band)

Remember always, positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random Quote

Here's a random quote to go with this beautiful pic I found on flickr I just couldn't resist sharing it!

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

Monday, February 15, 2010


"Fear never does anyone any good. It's courage that gets you places."
I really like this quote because its straight to the point. Fear is what holds us back. Fear keeps us from accomplishing goals, meeting new people, or any kind of change. It's definitely easier to say that you aren't going to be fearful than actually doing it, but try just that. Push the fear out of your mind and convert it to courage. Turn your fear into positive energy.

Fear is easily expressed because it's something that we can't easily control, courage on the other hand we can. Take control! Remove all of the obstacles from your life's road. If you are walking down a street and at the end of the road is your dream job (or dream whatever), would you let a scary dog in one of the front yards keeping you from reaching that dream that could change the rest of your life? I hope you just said "HELL NO!" :) Conquer your fears, it may not be as scary as you originally thought, and if it is well, "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger" and you can't be too strong.
Have courage in everything you do, do everything with confidence and a positive attitude. If you go into a situation thinking you aren't going to succeed or you aren't going to do well, you simply wont. If you don't believe in you, who will? Remember positive thoughts = positive emotions!

Have a great week!
Peace, Love, & Happiness

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V-Day!

"Love is the master key that opens the gates to happiness."

Many people debate what Valentine's Day really celebrates, where it came from and why its so commercially popular. There are several reasons why we might celebrate Valentine's day or why it is called Valentine's Day.
According to and one legend, Valentine sent the first "valentine's" greeting when he was in prison and had fallen in love with the jailor's daughter who came to visit him during his time there. It is said that he signed the letter, "from your Valentine," which we still use today! Valentine was described as heroic, sympathetic, and most significantly known for his romanticism. By the Middle Ages Valentine had become a very popular saint throughout England and France, which is why some people believe that this is why we celebrate Valentine's day in February to celebrate the anniversary of his death.

There are always people that have something negative to say about Valentine's day but there's no need for that, if you don't have a boyfriend/girlfriend SO WHAT! I'm sure you have friends or family that you love that you should be thankful for. Just remember Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, all types of love. It's not "Single's Awareness Day" either, nobody cares if you are single or not, be appreciative of what you have, not envious of what you don't have.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!

Peace, Love, and Happiness sent your way,

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love & Friendship

One of the reasons that I enjoy Valentine's day so much is that not only do we get celebrate romantic love but we can also celebrate the love that we have for our friends. Finding good friends in this life is hard to do, so don't take it lightly! :)

The quote for today is "Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you have to say. Best friends listen to what you don't say."

It's so important to have someone who will just listen to you vent, give you a shoulder to cry on, tell you when you should NOT wear the outfit that you asked about, and stand up for you when you need it the most. One of the best things about having a friend who knows you like the back of their hand is that they can tell as soon as you say "hello" into the phone that something is wrong, and force you to explain yourself. Then, most of the time they are even able to tell what type of advice they should give you, like if you needed some "tough love" or a slightly more sensitive approach. Cherish your friends. Never be in competition with each other, always be supportive and open minded (nobody is ever exactly alike), never be jealous, and always always always be there for each other.
I guess the point I want to get across with this post is that if you don't have a significant other this Valentine's day use this day to show your appreciation for your friends. Even if it's just a text, but make it PERSONAL, don't send a forwarded mass text that you send to everybody in your contacts, that's bullshit(for lack of a better word). What I mean is, how is that showing someone that they are important to you if you can't even come up with a text on your own? Or if you don't live in the same place, send a card! Who doesn't like getting mail every now and then? Like, someone took the time to go buy the perfect card, a stamp and make that long trek to the mailbox JUST FOR YOU! :) Whatever you may decide to do this Valentine's day take minute to thank your friends for everything they do for you.
Positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love & Waiting

"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but its also true that we don't know what we've been missing on until it arrives."

I'm sure you have heard this quote before in some form or another and since
it is such a popular quote, I decided that it would be something interesting to write about... hopefully :)

Anyway.. Sometimes for us to realize how important someone is to us we have to lose them. We are forced to live without them and realize how much they were a part of our lives. Not the best way to figure something like this out but it works none the less. Do you agree?

Its definitely true, I believe, that we don't know what we have been missing out on until it arrives. How could we possibly know how something feels if we have never personally experienced it. YOU CANT. So what this quote is inferring is that, yeah maybe you don't know what you have until you lose it but, you could be missing out on something better waiting on that certain someone to return to you. Yeah I know the quote "if you set something free and it comes back it was yours" but how long do you wait? If your partner sets you free for a significant reason, it's one thing but if its just an end to a short lived relationship, why waste your time? They set you free, they should have to fight to have you back! OR you could move on and discover what you have been missing out on. If its better, and that person realizes how lucky they are to have you, they won't let you get away.

(You could be waiting a while)

Don't forget this quote!!
("Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you' re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, "thats her")

Remember always, positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Monday, February 8, 2010


This week is the first annual HandyQuote's "LOVE Week"

This week will be dedicated to that highly debated, much anticipated subject that we as humans always find ourselves discussing, LOVE. If you have any suggestions for quotes you can email them to me at and I will post a blog for everyone to discuss and debate or whatever on. It can be something that is controversial or something that you are personally experiencing (we can keep it anonymous), or just a "subtopic" of love that you are interested in. Either way this week all the quotes are gonna be love quotes! Happy LOVE Week!

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Lost Love

Never be sad for what is over, just be glad that it was once yours.

This quote has good intent but isn't very realistic. While I do agree with the quote that we shouldn't dwell on the past and we should keep moving forward, I disagree that you should never be sad.

Many of us go through break ups in our lives and we know that all situations are different but it never seems to get that much easier to leave the past in the past. It's ok to be sad that something is over but don't let it overwhelm you, give yourself boundaries. Allow yourself some time to grieve and then when that time is up, start doing every little thing you can to move forward and away from it. If you start to get upset over something from your past, don't let it get you down, be glad that you can say it once was yours. Be appreciative of what you have, and what you have had, the lessons you learn from them are worth the heartache. But be sure to remember those lessons, carry them with you to your next relationship and apply them when needed. Don't make the same mistake twice.

Keep a positive support system in your friends and family and go to them when you need help, it's not a bad thing to ask for help, it shows a strength in you, that your willing to learn and grow.

Always remember, positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fame vs. Success

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other." - Erma Bombeck

I chose this quote today because I saw where someone posted it and it kind of bothered me. Don't get me wrong I agree that fame and success are two different things but just because Madonna IS famous doesn't mean she can't be successful in the same ways that Helen Keller was. I'm not a huge Madonna fan nor an expert on Helen Keller but Madonna has accomplished many things in her career, especially for women. She is an inspiration to millions with her music and her "break from the mold" attitude and she leads by example that it's ok for women to show their sexuality. So why is she considered not successful? She made a change in the world for the better, I see that as success.

I feel as though I'm rambling a bit, the point of this was to say that success is different for everyone. Your success and your friend's success may or may not be the same. Success is fulfilling a goal you set out to accomplish. Don't let anyone rain on your parade because they have a different idea of what success should be. You define you, you define your success.

Always, positive thoughts = positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Hope is defined: to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence; to believe or trust. Hope is a necessity for everyone. If you lose hope you stop believing, you stop having confidence, and you lose the desire to accomplish your dreams. Never lose hope because you never know what could happen when you think all is lost. That is what this quote is saying, and to look on the brighter side of things. When the sun goes down and it grows darker, don't forget to look up and see that the stars are even more beautiful than the sunset and you.. are one day closer to fulfilling your dreams and be thankful for another day on this beautiful planet.

Always, Positive thoughts = Positive emotions

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


You can't just want change, you have to be the catalyst for change. Spread awareness, read a book about it, volunteer, do whatever you are able to do to make that change happen. Don't just talk about it, put some passion in it! Make people understand the reason for your passion and it may grow contagious.

Peace, Love, & Happiness


"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." -Babe Ruth

Don't let your fear or insecurities keep you from accomplishing your goals or dreams. Just because there is a chance you may fail doesn't mean you will. Stay focused with your eyes on the prize! Life is too short not to risk failing. We learn our most important lessons when things fall apart or go wrong, our abilities and strengths are put to the test and only the strong survive. Stay strong. Be patient. From every situation take the good with you and leave the bad behind. "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Ever heard of anyone being too strong?

Peace, Love, & Happiness

Remember people positive thoughts = positive emotions! (Proven fact) ;)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Motivation, a Necessity

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar

Motivation is something that we all need to stay in contact with. It's what gets us through those long days you think will never end. It keeps you from crying that one last time after you were dumped by your significant other or keeps you going after your dreams when everything else seems to be going wrong. That's what this quote is trying to say. Motivation is something that has to constantly be renewed daily, sometimes less often sometimes more often but no matter the situation keep your chin up and keep going because it could always get worse, there is always someone worse off than you, and only YOU can make things better for yourself. Remember people, positive thoughts = positve emotions. :)

Peace, Love, & Happiness
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