“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
-Mark Twain, Following the Equator
The beautification of what we all tend to dread with age is what I truly love about today’s quote. It’s the skin worn with wrinkles that show we have lived. Laughed. Smiled. Enjoyed. Loved.
So what are you waiting for!?!
[So, I've got a bit of a dilemma when it comes to photographs for this week, and perhaps the next couple of weeks. I have been dying to get out and take pictures of all the beautiful blooming going on outside, but because of my allergies, I've been restricted to indoors. As soon as I can get out there, I will and will update these entries with photographs. Until then, Little Bits of Happy will have to go on without them. Now for today's quote...!!!]
“The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.”
– Mignon McLaughlin
Just enough courage to get from one moment to the next. Each minute, hour, day that passes. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to get from one minute to the next and other times, it is smooth sailing through countless hours or even days.
But it’s those moments in life that are difficult and challenging that shine true courage. It’s those moments that you have to muster the confidence to get through each second that show your true strength. And even when you have to take one moment at a time to keep from getting overwhelmed, that’s okay too! Mignon McLaughlin gives great insight into what really matters, and that’s finding just enough courage to get from one moment in life to the next.
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”
Each day, a coworker of mine sends out a quote to many of her friends and family… and ME!!! (since she knows how much I LOVE quotes). She actually shared this one today, and it brought a smile to my face this morning in the moments I read it. With my reaction, it gave me a great idea! And you know what that great idea was!? Bet you’ll never guess!!!
TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOU!
The Swedish Proverb is gentle in its guidance but shows all of the great things that can come out of a positive attitude. Wake up each morning with a smile. With hope.
Savor each moment your given and take the time to actually embrace them fully. Focus on the positive and rise up with strength in times of doubt or weakness.
Speak, but share your thoughts after thinking about them. Choose your words wisely, instead of speaking from the tip of your tongue.
And finally, love. Love everything around you. Show kindness towards others. Show care and tenderness towards nature. And by doing each of these things every day air fills your lungs, all good things will be yours.
“If you live to be one hundred, I hope I live to be one hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”
-Winnie the Pooh
A coworker of mine shared this quote with me not too long ago, and I thought it was too ADORABLE not to share with all of you.
And sorry for not posting on Friday and waiting until Saturday. Now that beautiful weather has hit my hometown, I’ve been absolutely miserable. It’s a very bittersweet couple of months. As much as I LOVE when the warmth of the sun begins to melt away all of the ice and snow from winter, spring also means allergies. And allergies, I don’t love. Not in the least bit. Thanks again for you patience!
I hope today’s quote warmed your heart just as it did mine. Have a GREAT rest of the weekend! Hopefully some of this rain will wash some of the pollen out of the air.
“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
An open mind, open heart, open soul. What better way to go through life than to encompass all three of these things. Open the door to opportunity, to possibility, to change, to love.. Open yourself to the ability to experience things ecstatically.
Today’s quote by Emily Dickinson made me realize the importance of opening myself to life and everything it has to offer. And if you don’t know me by now, these types of quotes tend to surface on Little Bits of Happy more than not – why? Because they are my favorite kind!
Sometimes I need that reminder to embrace new experiences, welcome change, and approach opportunity without fear. And my reminders lie within these very quotes. The quotes I share each and every day with all of you. Hopefully these quotes can be the same reminder as it is for me.
Go! Experience! Change! Love! …and always leave your mind, heart and soul ajar to everything life has to offer.