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Friday, October 9, 2009


It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
~Eric Hoffer~

Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
~Albert Einstein~

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
~Lao Tzu~

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~George Bernard Shaw~

Look within!... The secret is inside you

Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
~William L Shirer~

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
~Norman Vincent Peale~

Seeing within changes one's outer vision.
~Joseph Chilton Pearce~

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
~George Bernard Shaw~

The stories of past courage... can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul
~John F. Kennedy~

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
~William M. Thackeray~

I think its important for each one of us to be someone that when we look at our self in the mirror we are proud of the person looking back at us

Life is hard and sometimes it feels like it hands us more than we can handle..but in the end every thing we go thru is a learning experience sometimes we walk away learning more about someone else and sometimes the learning experience is for our self. We can find strength in ourselves at times we didn't think we had any at the world we live in where every time you turn on your tv or pick up a newspaper it is filled with all the bad that's going on around us its important for us to find some good...and that starts by looking at our self and asking do I like what I see? Do I like me? The person I am? What can I do to make a difference in someones life..maybe its your own life or maybe its someone you know , maybe its the person standing on the street corner feeling like he's got nothing to live for, and a simple smile and a hello could make all the difference. So look at your reflection and ask yourself do I like that person looking back at me...if not the only person that can change that is YOU!


♥georgie♥ said...

Dena what a lovely post-love all the quotes 'especially' yours!

I have an update SSS post up hope you will stop by

Momza said...

Dena, you are so spot on with this!
There is no more important question we can ask of ourselves than to dare to live an authentic life!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

So very profound and so very true! I have always loved the Bernard Shaw quote. I hear kids all the time saying that they can't find themselves etc, etc. One has to be open to change which creates us what we are today. I'll have to take a look at my reflection & see if it's someone I want to be today. Yours looks pretty darn good, Dena!!!

~Tom~ said...

There are a lot of great quotes there. However, it was yours that made me smile the most. Hugz kiddo.....

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Loved your post. I am new to your blog and looking forward to getting to know you better,your words today showed your beauty within. Have a great weekend.

Meeko Fabulous said...

This is so true! I have recently started to take steps in my life to make for a happier me. Also, I've decided that I don't NEED to please everyone. You can't just please everyone. It's detrimental to your health, both physical and mental. Onward and upward, right? :)

Matty said...

The first quote, by Eric Hoffer, hits home with me. The impact and influence that we have in the lives of others is reflected back through the look in their eyes and the words they speak. Are their eyes blank and empty, or has our influence created that sparkle? Do they speak kindness and wisdom, or are they sad and negative?

Dena hits home with a good one as well. Who among us has never felt guilty at one time or another when we see that reflection in the mirror.

What a nice reminder.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I was returnning your visit to thank you for your kind words and stumble upon this treat of a post. Great quotations and wise thoughts of your own.

Missy said...

Great post!

Janna Bee said...

You are so right. What a wonderful post! Love the quotes too!

Rachel Sue said...

That is a surprisingly wonderful picture for this post. . .