Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Take it one day at a time

With the weather being so nice and all the wonderful giveaways going on (I wasn’t kidding when I said it’s my new hobby), I haven’t felt like wringing out my soul in my blog lately. And with the school year slowly drawing to a close, I feel like I am paddling upstream most days to try to get everything ready (final projects, grades, composing final tests, etc.) and don’t feel like imposing yet another deadline on myself. So, what am I going to post about tonight? Actually, I hadn’t a clue until I started to type, but I decided to share some positive quotes to keep me (and I hope all of you) in a sunnier mindset to get through the week.

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
Hellen Keller

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
- Will Rogers

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us”
- Helen Keller

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
- Thomas A Edison

“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
- Franklin D Roosevelt

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
- Winston Churchill

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
- Muhammad Ali

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
- Dale Carnegie

“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
- Christopher Reeve

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
- Confucious

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
- Stephen Covey

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.”
- Oprah Winfrey

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
- Waldo Emerson

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
-Mark Twain

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
-Oprah Winfrey

I couldn’t resist adding the last two… If you want some more awe inspiring quotes and images to make you think, check out Septembermom’s site, My Voice My View on Sundays-you won’t regret it. Stay tough everybody!


  1. Thanks for the great post Susan. Such inspiring words that put great perspective to life and its issues.

  2. I love these quotes, feelin happy just readin them. has i annoyed ya yet as a english teacha?

    Who said if you're going through hell, keep going? The end's in sight. Happy wrap-up of the school year!!!

  3. You're addicted to them now? You crack me up! Love the one from Ghandi. :)

  4. Susan, I read most of these quotes to my husband right now who is frustrated job searching. I told him that my "life coach Susan" is going to motivate us today :) Thanks I needed to give him a boost. You know how he loves to hear me talk, talk, talk...

  5. Areeba, I'm glad you liked them. I always enjoy reading about the trials and tribulations of those that "made" it-it makes my problems seem small...

    Alyssa, the end is near!

    blueviolet, yes, I like the Ghandi one too, and I am addicted. You should know-I have been to your site several times in the past week! LOL!

    Septembermom, I am glad you got a boost!

  6. I stumbled upon your blog through "moms bloggers club". It's a really nice blog. I loved all the quotes on your most recent post :)http://reflectionsofanavywife.blogspot.com/

  7. Those are all great quotes. Very inspiring and eye-opening. By the way I was on another blog and noticed a little pop-up box that said you were the winner of some Broadway tickets. Congrats! Entering all those giveaways is paying off big! Sending you lots more luck!

  8. Laina, glad to have you and thanks for the comment!

    Tesa, yes, I won another giveaway... See, that's why I am still addicted! LOL!

  9. Hi Susan,

    I have been absent lately too. I'm back and I loved this post. It is exactly what I needed to hear.


  10. Tropical Mum, I was wondering where you were...I'm glad you liked the post!

    Six feet under, thanks for stopping by!

  11. First of all, sorry for the lack of comments...I always love your comments and I have been slacking in a big way!!!!!!!!

    Second, I loved those quotes...the ones from Oprah are priceless!

  12. I love that Waldo Emerson quote! And the Helen Keller ones. Great post!

  13. Beautiful quotes!Thanks for sharing!

  14. That was really fantastic. I am emailing it to myself for future reference!!!

  15. I think my favorites were from Helen Keller! Thanks for the positive post:) It was really great!

  16. This is a wonderful collection. I have to admit the Mark Twain is the one I like best because, well...I love Mark Twain.

  17. I LOVE that Ghandi quote!!! I just copied it and stuck it next to my laptop. I'm starting my marathon training tomorrow, and that is the perfect mantra.

    hope you're having a great weekend!!

  18. Awesome quotes. I esp. like the duct tape one, if only because it is singlehandedly responsible for holding together half our furniture and toys around here. Love that silver beauty!! It is magical indeed. Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day. A big hug to one of my favoritest mommys around. XOXOX


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