“Mend my life!”

“Mend my life!”

Sharing a beautiful poem of MARY OLIVER.

The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.

~ Mary Oliver

Credits: Mary Oliver

LIFE in 101 lines of Truth

LIFE in 101 lines of Truth

  1. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.– Dennis P. Kimbro.
  2. Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. –H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  3. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ­­­_ Carol Burnett.

  4. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.  _ Arthur Rubinstein
  5. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.― Mae West
  6. Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. ― Allen Saunders
  7. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.― George Bernard Shaw

  8. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.― Albert Einstein
  9. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. ― Stephen Chbosky,
  10. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ― Michael Cunningham
  11. Where there is love there is life. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  12. Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.― Cassandra Clare
  13. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ― Søren Kierkegaard
  14. Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.― Margaret Mitchell
  15. Life is to be enjoyed, not endured ― Gordon B. Hinckley
  16. This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.― Chuck Palahniuk
  17. Life’s just a bunch of accidents, connected by one perfect end.― Daniel C. Tomas

  18. An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything!! ― Lynn Johnston
  19. That means life itself is a fairy tale. Like the characters, we all live and love and search for a happily-ever-after. ― Gena Showalter
  20. Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.― Robert Louis Stevenson
  21. The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.― Peter Shaffer
  22. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.― Helen Keller,
  23. It’s funny how you can live somewhere your whole life, but not really see it.― Kami Garcia
  24. It is not the length of life, but the depth.― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  25. Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff. ― Harvey Pekar
  26. Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.― Ralph Ellison,
  27. Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  28. And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.― Grandma Moses

  29. The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.― Groucho Marx
  30. Life moves very fast. It rushes from Heaven to Hell in a matter of seconds.― Paulo Coelho
  31. In life, more than in anything else, it isn’t easy to end up alive.― Roman Payne
  32. Life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future.― John Green
  33. Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. ― Haruki Murakami,
  34. Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.― Saul Bellow
  35. Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.― Isaac Asimov
  36. That is life… to begin again when everything is lost!― J. Cronin
  37. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.― Oprah Winfrey
  38. Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.― Roy T. Bennett
  39. Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.― Ernest Hemingway
  40. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard

  41. There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.― Rainer Maria Rilke
  42. Life is dear to every living thing; the worm that crawls upon the ground will struggle for it.― Solomon Northup
  43. Life’s as kind as you let it be. ― Charles Bukowski,
  44. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.― Helen Keller
  45. There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.― Maya Angelou
  46. Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.― Jean Racine
  47. There are always loose ends in real life.― Robert Galbraith
  48. Life is a dream from which we all must wake before we can dream again.― Robert Jordan
  49. Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece.― Vladimir Nabokov
  50. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.― Vivian Greene

  51. Our life is what our thoughts make it.― Marcus Aurelius
  52. This isn’t life in the fast lane, it’s life in the oncoming traffic.― Terry Pratchett
  53. Art and life are subjective. Not everybody’s gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.― Whoopi Goldberg
  54. Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is a jar.― Jim Butcher
  55. Life is not fair get used to used to it.― Bill Gates
  56. A life isn’t measured in hours and minutes. It’s the quality, not the length.― Gabrielle Zevin
  57. Life, unfortunately, doesn’t seem to care what we want.― Richelle Mead
  58. The great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain.― George Gordon Byron
  59. Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.― Sherrilyn Kenyon
  60. In life, there are no mistakes, only lessons.― Vic Johnson

  61. Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.― Walter Bagehot
  62. Life isn’t worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.― Albert Einstein
  63. If you think something is missing in your life, it is probably YOU.― Robert Holden
  64. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.― Oscar Wilde
  65. You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.― Junot Díaz
  66. The only certainty life contains is death.― Patricia Briggs
  67. Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.― Jo Nesbø

  68. Life would be unbearably dull if we had answers to all our questions.― Jim Butcher

  69. Real life is messy, inconsistent, and it’s seldom when anything ever really gets resolved. It’s taken me a long time to realize that.― Alan Moore
  70. Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  71. Life doesn’t require ideals. It requires standards of action.― Haruki Murakami,

  72. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die.― B. White
  73. Everything changes in my life, and the world stays the same.― Cassandra Clare
  74. Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.― H. Lawrence
  75. Life is like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. ― Seneca
  76. Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.― Danny Kaye
  77. Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.― Haruki Murakami
  78. Life is problems. Living is solving problems.― Raymond E. Feist

  79. The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.― Albert Einstein
  80. Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.― Oscar Wilde

  81. Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.― Irving Berlin

  82. Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.― Parker J. Palmer
  83. You know, life fractures us all into little pieces. It harms us, but it’s how we glue those fractures back together that make us stronger.― Carrie Jones
  84. Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.― Charlotte Brontë
  85. While there’s life, there’s hope.― Marcus Tullius Cicero
  86. Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.― Carl Sandburg
  87. Anything can happen in life, especially nothing.― Michel Houellebecq
  88. The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces. ― Marie Lu
  89. I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.― Ron White
  90. Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse.― Joseph Brodsky
  91. Life’ wrote a friend of mine, ‘is a public performance on the violin, in which you must learn the instrument as you go along.― M. Forster
  92. The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again.― Jimi Hendrix
  93. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.― Roy T. Bennett
  94. All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.― Woody Allen
  95. Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.― William Goldman
  96. Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least.― Santosh Kalwar
  97. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ― Anaïs Nin
  98. The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps.― Steve Maraboli
  99. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. ― Robert Frost

  100. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
  101. The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. ― Audrey Hepburn

Your Happiness lies within 3 words

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Happiness is our choice over sadness and miseries. When you are happy you feel yourself more alive and energized. Happiness is inside you, you just need to make it come out with full zest. But many of us don’t bother to see and find the happiness in ourselves. Instead of that we remain frustrated and blame the luck and others for being unhappy. We our self-become resistance in our way of happiness and make it more complicated to find. Often we kill our joy from our own hands because we choose misery, we choose to be sad. And we do not try to put our whole effort to overcome miseries with smile and become happier.

Here are 3 words with which your happiness starts; thoughts, beliefs and actions.

Happiness starts with your thoughts:

What are you thinking right now? Is there any negative thought in your mind right now? Is there any negative word in your mind that is making you unhappy? Are you in guilty mode? If yes to all this then what can you do?

You first need to get rid of these thoughts which make you unhappy, which throws you in bin of misery. Whenever negative thought comes overcome it with your positive thought. And think about your every problem with calm and consider it as a challenge not a problem. And you will notice yourself that how happy you are even in a problem and giving end to a problem with smile. And don’t make yourself mad about thinking unnecessary things. Be in reality and think real, rational and logical too.

Beliefs:

If you believe on yourself, then you are utilizing your energy positively not wasting it. Then it became easy to get success. With belief you can turn your dreams into reality. Belief that you can get whatever you want in your life. Believing on yourself bless you with happiness. This belief itself has a power to open the door of happiness.

Remove all the doubts which you are nurturing and replace them with a strong belief. And then you can conquer the every battle of the world. If you belief everything is possible, yes you can then turn the impossible into possible. It is your belief that gives you direction that makes you to follow your dreams that make you to walk on the right path and reach at your destination.

Remember your beliefs are the foundations of your success in every phase of life. If you believe on good then good definitely happens. You just need to belief on it.

Actions:

When you have thought to be happy and take a decision that how you can be happy, then take an action, which plays its role in creating happiness. Don’t feel guilty if your expectations doesn’t come true by taking particular type of an action then change the way to take an action i.e. change your planning, keeping goal alive.

From the past experiences and lessons learnt build the new foundations with firm believe on you. That this can time your action doesn’t make you fail and you get what you what. Try to enjoy the every process while moving towards your goal, whether it is failure or victory. Enjoy it in order to be happy with whatever you have in your life. Take very little steps and enjoy the journey.

Believe and think that it is easier to be happy and to enjoy your life.

What do you think, how your thoughts, beliefs and actions make you happy?