Real Life Quotes to Live by - Follow Your Head and Your Heart
A Little bit goes a long way!
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."— author unknown
In order to have friends, you must first be a friend.
Complaining about not having friends is not the best way to go about getting and keeping new friends. If friends are what you want, you must first practice being a friend indeed.
You are a unique individual and you have many thoughts and skills to share. Find friends who are around you. When you are in school or at work or even just out and about, smile and be friendly to as many people as possible. They want to have friends too.
Offer to help others and contribute to the activities of your choice. Friends will respond to people who are caring and willing to be a good friend in return. Very soon, you will have more friends than you know what to do with!
Think about it...
Never do anything that you don't want published on the first page of the newspapers.
Your mother told you this one, correct? Did you stop to think about what it could mean to your life? Can you think of things you have done that you don't want on the front page?
How about that time you gossiped about your boss? Do you want that on the front page? If you got mad and hit your child too hard or in anger, would you want that on the front page?
Thinking this one through is an excellent guide for life. Whenever you have a decision to make, just remember - Do you want to see it plastered all over the news or not?
Of course there are times when you actually do want your photo and report on the front page and that's when you have done something good!
You must learn to bury the hatchet.
Native American treaty
When the chiefs of two warring tribes wanted to get together and make peace, they literally buried their hatchets. This was a binding agreement between the tribes to live together as neighbors instead of constantly being at war.
The saying has come to mean forgiving your trespassers or those that have wronged you. Without burying the hatchet, the mistrust lives on. The hatchet is a symbol of war. When you bury it either symbolically or literally, you make permanent peace.
Forgive and forget trials and tribulations. Learn from them and move on. Don't allow old hatchets to come back and harm you. Make an enemy into your friend. Life is too short to be constantly looking over your shoulder or wishing things were different. Just move on.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-Tzu (Chinese philosopher)
I always thought it was Confucius that said this, but I looked it up. It doesn't literally mean making a trip, it actually means just about anything in life.
Everything needing to be done must be done one step at a time. From the construction of super highways to the changing of a diaper must be done in small steps. There is no good short cut from point A to point X. To do things right requires mastering all of the little details and actions to be taken.
Whenever one is faced with a seemingly giant task, remember that the first step will lead you to the last step and the task is accomplished one small step at a time.
The Perfect Painting
If it's not broke, don't fix it.
T. Bert Lance believes he can save Uncle Sam billions if he can get the government to adopt a simple motto: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." He explains: "That's the trouble with government: Fixing things that aren't broken and not fixing things that are broken."
Humans are such perfectionists. It's a fault, really. Things can never actually be perfect, we just want them to be. We also take little things and turn them in to big giant deals. Why?
If people would only live by this one quote, wouldn't life be so much better? This really refers to people to. If they are not "broke", don't try to fix them. If they have a problem that you can solve, then go ahead and help! Just two decisions to make. Surely we can do that.
How many friends do you have, want, or need?
© 2011 Lela