Quotes

I’m going to post some great quotes right now. I know they have nothing to do with each other and they may not mean a thing to you but they are funny/true/interesting to me.

I apologize that this blog has been sliding downhill for awhile now and that I’m not writing/posting things that are valuable to my readers. So feel free to unsubscribe. But if you are still interested in reading random posts about random things (and occasionally good stories or interesting articles) then stay tuned.

“You can’t choose who you love. Sometimes they choose you.” -Jess from New Girl

“But I want you to know, no matter what happens or how shitty you may feel some day, out there there’s someone who loves you.  And I do, truly and sincerely love you, and I probably always will.  If the day ever comes that everyone has failed you and you have nowhere else to turn then I’ll be there for you, but I hope it never comes to that.”   -anonymous (who probably doesn’t want this posted on the internet…If you are reading this now then I’m sorry.)

“Cut your losses.” -Pastor Mike of Harvest Church in NJ

“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” -Voltaire

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. That’s how you grow… That’s when you have a breakthrough.”  -Marissa Mayer

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

 

Great Quotes on Humbleness

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What an insightful week it has been. All week, I’ve been asking people what they think Humility means. It is fascinating to hear what people have to say. Here are some quotes from people I have talked to.

Humility- understanding one’s place knowing that there is somebody out there greater than oneself. At the same time, if one excels at one area, he or she does not put themselves as superior over others below their level.

Washing the dishes. Happily.

To be able to see from another person’s perspective and understand differences respectably, regardless of right or wrong.

And here are some quotes on humbleness/humility from around the Web.

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.  ― Camille Pissarro 

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.  ― Ann Landers

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. ― C. S. Lewis 

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.  ― Criss Jami

Humility has nothing to do with depreciating ourselves and our gifts in ways we know to be untrue. Even “humble” attitudes can be masks of pride. Humility is that freedom from our self which enables us to be in positions in which we have neither recognition nor importance, neither power nor visibility, and even experience deprivation, and yet have joy and delight. It is the freedom of knowing that we are not in the center of the universe, not even in the center of our own private universe. ― David F. Wells, Losing Our Virtue (I just love this one)

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It’s the Weekend!

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Happy Weekend! I’m going to do some fall cleaning this weekend. Organizing, labeling, and doing laundry can be so fun (seriously). While I clean, I plan on watching “The Rise and Fall of Versailles”. Have you ever been to the Palace of Versailles in France? It is so astonishingly magnificent! And the long history behind it is even more captivating. This three part series about Versailles tells the story well.

I’ve been browsing lots of interesting links this week…

5 Signs Your Baby is an Alien.

Wow. This is your body- 18 Amazing Facts.

The Big Bang Theory is coming back on Thursday!!!! Here is an interview with Eric Kaplan, TBBT’s co-executive producer.

Um this guy is brilliant. How he earned 1.25 million air miles by buying pudding.

Be careful to not do these things while traveling!

This might be the most adventurous and romantic proposal ever.

Seth Godin wrote an insightful blog post.

I want a bear to beg for food at my car window.

And a great quote to ponder about this weekend =)

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” ― Osho

 

*Quote is from ThoughtCatalog

It’s the Weekend!

Happy Weekend! It is finally feeling like autumn with the cool weather we are having in NJ. Some interesting things for the weekend…

Quotes can be so inspiring.

Mark Manson writes some fantastic articles. Why Some Dreams Should Not Be Pursued and 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal are very good reads.

Who knew? Brooklyn Women are the Pickiest in the World.

Mini glass terrariums!

Whoa. Can super long lives be possible within our lifetime?

Ah-ha. I knew this was true!

Currently munching on Stacy’s Pita Chips and Costco Tiramisu. Sooo delicious.

Speaking of Costco, here’s a blog that features recipes cooked with only Costco ingredients! How cool is that?

Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy the fall weather =).