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Bit of Happy #147: Just Enough Courage

20 Apr

[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.

Bit of Happy #16: Forward Looking, Backward

5 Oct

“Like the change in seasons…”

“I’ve learned that things change, people change, and it doesn’t mean you forget the past or try to cover it up. It simply means that you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, it means accepting that some things weren’t meant to be. You don’t ever stop loving someone; if you do, you probably never really loved them. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next. Take chances; life is no fun without them. If you screw up, at least you learned something.”
-Lisa Brooks

My life’s motto – almost exactly. My opinion and much the way I live my life is inspired by Lisa Brooks’ quote. There a many things in this quote that are worth mentioning. One – to always move forward. When living your every day, look where your life is going, not where it has been. Now, that does not mean to forget your past or try to sweep it under the rug. Recognize it, remember it, cherish it and learn from it. At the same time, don’t let it run your life. Accept, as she says, that some things simply weren’t meant to be.

The second part of Brooks’ quote recognizes the reality of life – the unknown, but shows you not to fear or run away from it, but rather, embrace it. Taking chances and making the best of any given situation will give meaning and excitement to your life. And in the end, she says that even if the chance taken leads you down the wrong path, at the very least, it is something that you can learn from. I just loved the positivity entwined with this quote. It certainly makes for an uplifting message during difficult times and break ups.

Now that you know my thoughts, what are yours? Do you like how Lisa Brooks’ quote reflects on the way of life?


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