“Some things may change,” said Wednesday, abruptly. “People, however… People stay the same.”
I suppose everybody has a mental picture of the days of the week, some seeing them as a circle, some as an endless line, and others again, for all I know, as triangles and cubes. Mine is a wavy line proceeding to infinity, dipping to Wednesday which is the colour of old silver dark with polishing and rising again to a pale gold Sunday. This day has a feeling in my picture of warmth and light breezes and sunshine and afternoons that stretch to infinity and mornings full of far-off bells.
People think that you have to do something huge, like go to Africa and build a school, but you can make a small change in a day. If you change Wednesday, then you change Thursday. Pretty soon it’s a week, then a month, then a year. It’s bite-size, as opposed to feeling like you have to turn your life inside out to make changes.
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.
The days were heavy and sticky. All identical, one the same as the other. Soon they would even get rid of their one remaining distinction, the shell of their names: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.
The Tuesday scowls, the Wednesday growls, the Thursday curses, the Friday howls, the Saturday snores, the Sunday yawns, the Monday morns, the Monday morns. The whacks, the moans, the cracks, the groans, the welts, the squeaks, the belts, the shrieks, the pricks, the prayers, the kicks, the tears, the skelps, and the yelps.
If each day is a gift, I’d like to know where to return Mondays!
You master Monday! You start winning the day! You start winning the week! Then the month! Then the year!
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
—Dwight L. Moody.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Don’t let others define you. Don’t let the past confine you. Take charge of your life with confidence and determination and there are no limits on what you can do or be.
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
—Henry Van Dyke.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
—William J.H. Boetcker.
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
—Neal A. Maxwell.
To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
The common meaning of gratitude is to be thankful for benefits received. While this is important, I feel that the energy of gratitude is one of the most powerful attracting forces in the universe. A heart filled with Thanksgiving, even when appearances tell us that we are mired in scarcity, conflict, and affliction, moves us to a higher frequency in consciousness and we soon witness reality shining through the illusion.
—John Randolph Price.
Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
There is one grand lie – that we are limited. The only limits we have are the limits we believe.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Invest into your mind, and your mind will fill your purse with gold.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
—Henry David Thoreau.
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.
—John D. Rockefeller.
A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.
Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
—Henry Van Dyke.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want, and do.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.