Inspiration Point: Sharing words that motivate and inspire...
I have always been drawn to reading inspirational stories. I especially love to learn and memorize inspirational quotes.
The other day I read a new one:
"Act the way you want to feel"
In a nutshell, it was describing the fact that people, from a very early age are "typecast" into specific roles. For instance:
"You're the smart one" "You're lazy." "You're a procrastinator." "You're disorganized."
So...based on the quote above, if you want to be (feel) organized, then "act organized". Eventually, you will feel and be organized.
Why don't you add an inspirational quote that has motivated you. It would be great if we could learn some inspirational Spanish quotes. What could be better than to be motivating ourselves with good thoughts and learning Spanish vocabulary simultaneously?
Learning a new language is a difficult job....we all need a little inspiration to keep us going!!
"La vida no es esperar a que la tormenta pase... Es aprender a bailar bajo la lluvia " "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Unknown
"We can't control the wind, but we can learn how to sail better." ~ Lama Surya Das "No podemos controlar el viento, sino podemos aprender a navigar mejor." (Is that translation okay?)
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
The Serenity Prayer is one of my favorites:
Dios, concédeme la serenidad para aceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar, valor para cambiar las que si puedo y sabiduría para saber la diferencia.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
If you are looking for a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
Another one I live by:
"It's never too late to live happily ever after."
Oooh! I love quotes! I collect them haha. Here are a few :
The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you werent paying attention to before.
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain first.
Dont cry because its over, smile because it happened.
Fools look to tomorrow. Wise men use tonight.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts
I'm never wrong. Once, I thought I was, but I was mistaken.
There are two quotations which I have found to give me inspiration.
1 Since everything is a reflection of our minds ,
everything can be changed by our minds.
2 Overcome...greed with generosity,
... anger with loving kindness,
...ignorance with understanding.
"You teach people how to treat you" was one I've always remembered.
There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
• We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Live every day like it is your last and one day you will be right.
**As a man thinks in his heart so he is** Proverbs C 23 v 7, Holy Bible **Porque cual es su pensamiento en su corazón, tal es él** Proverbios 23 v 7 Santa Biblia
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Here are some more:
In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away...
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching...
- Randall G Leighton
When all think alike, no one is thinking very much...
People won't care how much you know until they know how much you care
= Las personas no tendrán cuidado cómo lo que sepas hasta saben cómo lo que tengas cuidar
(Puede algúna persona corregir mis errores, por favor? )
Please correct me gently as I have made a big effort to translate without help.
I have found the words expressed in this saying to be consistently true in my work with caring for people especially for children. If an individual is persceived by children to be uncaring no amount of persuausion, or cajoling will persuade them otherwise and no qualification or experience can make a person effective in working with children without compassion or empathy.