Your Words That Matter
We're feeling inspired by Oprah Magazine's Words That Matter and want to know which words you live by. In just one sentence share the advice you'd like to pass on—to your children, your best friends, your family. We'll choose three of our favorites to win a copy of Words That Matter. Make sure to post your inspirational quote here no later than Friday, April 30th at 11:59pm EST to be considered.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
Apr 19, 2010 8:37 am
Through adversity comes opportunity. Now I just have to make it wonderful. –something I tell myself when things aren’t going as I hoped or expected.
Apr 19, 2010 9:03 am
Everything will be alright in the end. If it isn't, then it is not the end.
Apr 19, 2010 9:21 am
Courtesy of my dad:
"Work hard. Play hard. But do not get the two mixed up"
Apr 19, 2010 9:25 am
Don't be afraid; be strong in the Lord; He'll guide you to the right path.
Apr 19, 2010 9:36 am
Live free and on purpose.
Apr 19, 2010 10:08 am
"With the slightest willingness, you will receive change." --Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Add More ~ing To Your Life
Apr 19, 2010 10:27 am
"Do it now - or forever wish you had." - Walter Turnblad in Hairspray
Apr 19, 2010 10:27 am
TRUTH and TOOTH both bite!
Apr 19, 2010 11:19 am
"Nobody looks at the bridesmaids' feet." In other words, don't sweat the small stuff.
Apr 19, 2010 11:59 am
One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. -George Sand
Apr 19, 2010 12:36 pm
This too shall pass.
Apr 19, 2010 12:43 pm
Trust your instincts. They are usually right, but when they are not, at least you were true to yourself.
Apr 19, 2010 1:14 pm
Apr 19, 2010 1:14 pm
Before you criticize people, just remember that everyone in the world hasn't had the same advantages that you've had.
Courtesy of "The Great Gatsby". One of my favorites. :)
Good one, fedextex!
Apr 19, 2010 1:51 pm
And joy is always a promise. - Madeleine L'Engle
Apr 19, 2010 1:59 pm
Life is a series of peaks and valleys...find a peaceful plateau and live out your life. But always take a chance, learn something every day and sometimes risk it all!
Apr 19, 2010 2:12 pm
You can't tell which way the train went by looking at its tracks.
I use this almost daily.
Apr 19, 2010 2:35 pm
If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off again and try again and again and again.
Apr 19, 2010 2:41 pm
You get more flies with honey than vinegar.
Apr 19, 2010 3:29 pm
It’s a piece of good fortune to realize that a routine moment can actually be an art of life
Apr 19, 2010 3:46 pm
"...you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy."
-Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Apr 19, 2010 4:22 pm
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
~ Joseph Addison ~
Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm
If there is knowledge you wish to pass to others, or knowledge you hope to pursue -- some day soon -- don't wait!
Apr 19, 2010 5:10 pm
Change is worth the pain once the benefit of the change is realized!
Apr 19, 2010 5:15 pm
Don't run from something, run toward something.
Apr 19, 2010 5:40 pm
It's better to be know for what you stand for rather than what you stand against.
Apr 19, 2010 6:01 pm
"Find your place on the planet, dig in, and take responsibility from there." - Gary Snyder
Apr 19, 2010 6:05 pm
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!"
Apr 19, 2010 6:38 pm
Pursue humility, simplicity, and joy in faith.
Apr 19, 2010 7:02 pm
If you can fix a problem with money then it isn't much of a problem.
Apr 19, 2010 8:28 pm
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself. than be crowded on a velvet cushion.----Thoreau
Apr 19, 2010 9:37 pm
To Live, To Love and To Leave a Legacy by Stephen R. Covey.
Apr 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Fear, not clemency, restrains the wicked.
Apr 19, 2010 9:52 pm
Think global. Act loco.
Apr 19, 2010 10:34 pm
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start my friend,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new end - Carl Bard
Apr 19, 2010 10:51 pm
"The only thing that separates
One People from another
Is the wall inside their heads
When they forget we are brothers"
Apr 19, 2010 11:08 pm
Make sure everything you preach is everything you live. - Cheryl Floyd
Apr 19, 2010 11:16 pm
"Why don't you just teach us history instead of always harping on the past." - Galinda (Wicked)
Apr 19, 2010 11:50 pm
"Noone wants advice, only corroboration." - John Steinbeck
Apr 19, 2010 11:51 pm
All that is done is done for better.
Apr 19, 2010 11:54 pm
Live for others to the extent that you can and keep yourself happy in between.
Apr 20, 2010 1:37 am
Be focused on what you want, and be active to get it.
Apr 20, 2010 1:56 am
Growing old isn't for sissies.
Apr 20, 2010 3:45 am
Of happiness the greatest parts are wisdom, and reverence for what is sacred. This is the law that, seeing the proud heart struck low, we learn when we are old. (From a translation of Antigone.)
Apr 20, 2010 3:47 am
When I was young I worried about what everyone else thought of me. When I grew older, I realized they were thinking about themselves and weren't thinking about me at all.
Apr 20, 2010 3:49 am
Don't criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, if they get mad at your criticism, you're already a mile away, and you've got their shoes too.
Apr 20, 2010 3:55 am
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Eleanor Roosevelt
Apr 20, 2010 5:05 am
Life is what you make it, live it now - you can only live it once.
Apr 20, 2010 9:20 am
life may be unfair...God is not
Apr 20, 2010 12:33 pm
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Star Wars 4: A New Hope
Apr 20, 2010 1:18 pm
"It ain't about how hard you're hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much how can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"
Apr 20, 2010 3:14 pm
"It ain't about how hard you're hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!"
Apr 20, 2010 3:15 pm
You have to know who you are in every situation.
Apr 20, 2010 3:27 pm
Resist nothing... Suffering ends when we stop trying to control life, and accept what comes with compassion & awareness. - Siddhartha (Buddha)
Apr 20, 2010 7:53 pm
life is a lot like poker: you should know when to fold, bluff, increase the stakes and most especially when to go all in...
Apr 21, 2010 3:14 am
Choose. For everything in life there is a price – always consider if a thing is worth the price.
Apr 21, 2010 9:22 am
Choose; for everything in life there is a price – consider if a thing is worth the price.
Apr 21, 2010 9:23 am
Respond; don’t react - you are not a mirror!
Apr 21, 2010 9:27 am
Save yourself grief; refuse to take things personally.
Apr 21, 2010 9:30 am
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win, and let the rest go.
Apr 21, 2010 9:33 am
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being."
Apr 21, 2010 9:54 am
Live a life that knows no regrets - every day is a new chance to get it right.
Apr 21, 2010 2:22 pm
Life isn't a box of chococlates. If it was, we'd all be obese, toothless and lazy. Don't sit around wishing for a box of chocolates, your tin of vegetables will ensure that you grow up big and strong, equipped with the necessary tools to take on life.
Apr 21, 2010 9:36 pm
'Not by appointment do we meet delight or joy,
They heed not our expectancy
but round some corner of the streets of life
They of a sudden greet us with a smile'.
Apr 22, 2010 6:16 am
"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." - Coc Chanel
Apr 22, 2010 10:15 am
Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.
Apr 22, 2010 11:12 pm
"He's fine, and the car can be fixed."
My husband's grandfather (the calmest person I ever met) said this to his daughter, who was about to scream at her son for backing his four-wheeler into her car. Now, whenever I feel myself getting angry over something small, I say to myself, "He's fine, and the car can be fixed." It's a wonderful reminder of what's really important in life.
Apr 23, 2010 9:14 am
"What cannot be cured must be endured"
Apr 23, 2010 4:58 pm
You cannot deny that we are a self-repairing ecosystem of 10 trillion cells(with an average lifespan of 5 years) with a phenomenal conscientiousness that is itself the product of relentless synaptical activity which only exists as long as the whole ecosystem continues to function, and then, we are as undefined as we were before the creation of this unique ecosystem we temporarily label: ME!
Apr 24, 2010 12:14 am
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: "Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."
Apr 28, 2010 11:28 am
Thanks to my Father and Tennyson -
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
Apr 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
Apr 28, 2010 2:54 pm
Always Trust on GOD and don't be afraid; be strong in the GOD; He'll guide you to the right path
Apr 29, 2010 3:58 am
Don’t be afraid of a little FRICTION or GRAVITY because, FRICTION prevents us from “passing our place with others” while “GRAVITY” keeps us "down to earth" when we think that we are "way above" the others. : ) Sharls3js
Apr 29, 2010 10:37 am
I have several to share:
Whenever I feel at a loss for what to do in a given situation, or frustrated at my inability to respond adequately or appropriately, I rely on my self-taught principle - If all I can do is pray; then pray I must, with my ALL!
Also, as I grew up and matured - and continue to do so - I realize the importance of the words, "Just because something CAN be done doesn't necessarily mean it SHOULD."
And somewhat conversely - Just because you're unsure of how to go about doing something, doesn't mean it can't be done.
One of my all-time favorite words of wisdom comes from my Dad - "Haste makes poopy!" - how true.
And finally, I recently heard on a program aired on PBS - "It isn't waste until it's wasted."
Apr 29, 2010 5:05 pm
Adapt and overcome.
Apr 30, 2010 4:16 pm
Thank you to everyone who participated! We've just announced the three winners on our blog. They are, in no particular order:
“Nobody looks at the bridesmaids’ feet.” In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff.
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” –Goethe
“He’s fine, and the car can be fixed.” My husband’s grandfather (the calmest person I ever met) said this to his daughter, who was about to scream at her son for backing his four-wheeler into her car. Now, whenever I feel myself getting angry over something small, I say to myself, “He’s fine, and the car can be fixed.” It’s a wonderful reminder of what’s really important in life.
Thanks again for sharing your words of wisdom, everyone!
May 6, 2010 3:29 pm
by MaggieH (admin)
"Life is short ... eat dessert FIRST!"
May 6, 2010 5:57 pm
Oprah really knows how to communicate with his viewers a reason why she become very effective...
May 13, 2010 10:30 pm
my words matter ''DREAMING BIG, BECOMING BIG'' if you have a dream go strait to it ...
May 21, 2010 4:54 am
if you believe in your self everyone will believe in you.
Jun 7, 2010 2:44 am
hard work + smartwork = success
Jun 7, 2010 2:46 am
Life and death are part of life. There is nothing more scary than these!
Jun 8, 2010 6:10 am
Only love is real.... everything else is illusion. Carole King
Jun 13, 2010 3:10 pm
Context determines the meaning.
Jul 26, 2010 11:55 am
Nothing is off limits to humor; nothing should be; nothing shall ever truly be.
Aug 3, 2010 4:06 am
Dream with your heart, think with your head, follow your gut.
Aug 31, 2010 3:00 pm
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— for ever.
Sep 13, 2010 8:11 pm
The quickest way to become a frog is to live faithfully each day as a tadpole.
Dec 9, 2010 3:08 pm
You will never regret holding back hurtful words and you will never regret lavishly sharing words of encouragement.
Jan 27, 2011 1:33 pm
"Since we cannot get what we want, let us want what we get." is my favourite proverb. Wise words, much wiser than the "You can achieve/be/do anything if you really want to" nonsense that is often spouted.
Jan 28, 2011 10:49 am
Lots of sex and books. The only ways to live.
Feb 1, 2011 1:22 pm
It's your life. Press play.
Apr 26, 2011 11:45 am
Surprise yourself. Surprise life.
Apr 26, 2011 11:48 am
Life will take you on a journey...you better be packed and ready.
Apr 26, 2011 11:53 am
To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. --Tzu
Apr 29, 2011 9:44 am
"how much does a person live, after all?...how long does a person spend dying? what does it mean to say 'for ever'?"
"i came to find my mind's disorder sacred."
"ex me ipsa renata sum."
"love that seeks but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught."
"be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
May 4, 2011 1:34 pm
treat everyone with respect
May 4, 2011 7:57 pm