Jun 18, 2014

Quote of the day

"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living."
-Gail Sheehy
The first half of the phrase 'growing up' is growing. Growing up is something we describe our getting older as, and obviously growing is something we can only do while living. Change is growth. Sometimes the change is simply in your height, meaning you have grown. But other times, change is something you either like or don't like, and either way it makes you stronger. It makes you grow accustomed to things not always being the same. You will grow morally. So if there is never any change, you will never grow in any type of way. And if you aren't growing, whether it be morally or anything else (with the exception of height, which stops growing after a while), you really aren't living.


Hello again!
I'm sad that, just as I finished catching up on posts, I have to stop again. This time I won't have access to internet or a computer for a whole month. I am not sure if I will be able to fill the gap like I did for my recent lack of computer, but I will see you again for sure in a month!
Thank you so much,
-LifeOO

Jun 17, 2014

Daily Quote

"Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have."
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Never, ever take away someone's hope. Not only is that not a nice thing to do, but it is risky because some people are in situations where hope is the only thing they have left. You could have everything and still only have hope left, so this rule applies to everyone. Hope could be for many causes. Some people may have hope because the last loved ones in their life are terminally ill, some may have hope because they feel like they have sunken so low that they need a pocket of sunshine to cheer them up. So be careful of what you say. Don't ever take away someone's hope, because it just might be the only meaningful thing they have left in their life. And that's not something you would want to deprive them of, is it?



Hello everyone!
I'm pleased to announce I finally caught up on posts from the last few weeks when I didn't have a computer! If you are reading this via email, check out the site. The gap was filled and now there is a post on every day again. Thank you so much for reading this blog, you have no idea how much it means to me!
-LifeOO

Jun 16, 2014

Daily Quote

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."
-Rabindranath Tagore
Clouds usually come in to carry terrible weather. Sometimes we feel that way-- like suddenly clouds have rolled overhead and darkened the sky and dropped rain and lightning. But, with the right mindset, you can make those clouds simply come to decorate the sky. Look at them differently, and instead of looking at them as obstacles in your way, look at them as a new color painted on the canvas of life. This is true to many of the things "thrown" into our lives. What you usually take for an obstacle could be something simply giving your life more flavor. You just have to look at it differently.

Jun 15, 2014

Quote of the day

"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right."
-Wade Boggs
Happy Father's Day, everyone!
To all the dads out there: thank you for all you do. You have no idea what kinds of impressions you leave on your children, and what lessons you teach them and what they end up doing with them. Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special-- you-- to be a dad. You are so special to your children, you have no idea! And if you do have an idea, take it and multiply it by 100 and you've got how much your kids really care for you. Even if they don't act like they do, they do. More than you can imagine. You taught them the game of life and how to play it right. Safely, securely, successfully. Fathers and Mothers are two of the most important people to a kid, so embrace your awesomeness! Keep doing what you do best-- being a strong influence in the lives of your kids.

Jun 14, 2014

Quote of the day

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
-Vincent Van Gogh
Great things are really just lots of little things that have been sewn together to make a patchwork quilt of overall greatness. I actually picked this image specifically for today. Usually, I just pick a nice picture. But today's is purposeful. Look at that rainbow garden. What makes it great is all of the individual patches of vibrant flowers, placed together in a way that makes it look like a neon rainbow garden. Great things can't just be done. They take time and effort and tons of individual pieces to the puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles are one overall great image of sorts, but it is made with sometimes a thousand tiny pieces. To accomplish anything great, you need to accomplish a series of small things and bring it all together.

Jun 13, 2014

Daily Quote

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."
-Peter Marshall
Sometimes we all wish that our lives could be easy. That we could have everything served to us on a platinum platter. That no one or nothing would ever be a bother or struggle to us ever again. We all have wished for that easy life before, that's just a fact. But then we must remember that, without tons and tons (and by tons, I actually mean tons-- 2,000 pounds to a ton) of pressure, diamonds would simply be pieces of coal. And do you remember how strong diamonds are? Yeah, they're really strong. They got their strength under that pressure. Oaks are the same, but they get their strength from constantly being whipped around in strong winds that aren't even going the same way as each other. We all need that reminder. When you start wishing for the easy way out, remember that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. 

Jun 12, 2014

Daily Quote

"If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."
-Desmond Tutu
You can't establish peace between yourself and someone by talking about it with your friends. That won't make it go away, it will just make it... More talked about, I guess! To get peace, you have to go talk to the person you are not at peace with. You have to talk to them kindly with a smile on your face, and you have to apologize even if it was them that did it. Try to make that peace between you and them because, trust me, it is so much nicer feeling to be at peace with people. Otherwise, you have to work so hard to avoid them, ignore them, all that stuff. That takes so much energy! Just make peace and you will feel the peace inside of you.

Jun 11, 2014

Quote of the day

"Peace begins with a smile."
-Mother Teresa
You can't bring peace between you and someone else with a frown. That seems silly, doesn't it! Picture it-- you frowning while trying to have a heartfelt conversation of peace between you and an enemy. That's just not the way it works. The best way to start off peace is with a smile. Smiles establish friendliness. It's hard to be mad at someone wearing a genuine smile! That's why peace begins with a simple smile.

Jun 10, 2014

Quote of the day

"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles."
-George Eliot
This is a bit of a joke post, but it is also very true. People are naturally attracted to happy people wearing smiles on their faces. So if you smile, you get friends. Scowling, on the other hand, takes more muscles than smiling, but it also leaves wrinkles. Living in this day and age, I think it is safe to say that nobody really wants wrinkles. So smile! Aren't friends better than wrinkles any day?

Jun 9, 2014

Daily Quote

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
-Marcus Aurelius
It's so amazing that we are in existence. Did you ever think about it? Have you seen any of those charts of human systems, with the muscles everywhere and the veins even more everywhere splayed out in complex patterns? All of the bones and joints that come together? The nerves in our bodies connected to this one central thing-- the brain, our control center? And how all of this works together to make a human which is capable of walking and talking and moving and breathing on our own? Isn't it amazing? Every morning, wake up and think how amazing it is. Be grateful for all of this, because life is short and shouldn't be wasted.

Jun 8, 2014

Daily Quote

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
-Plato
Kids are afraid of the dark, most times. That's ok, it's normal. In fact, from a religious standpoint, it's a good thing that they're afraid of the dark. It's good that most kids are afraid of the darknesses of the world. There are so many darknesses, all controlled in the central darkness down in the eternal flames. So kids being afraid of the dark is no big deal. The bad thing is when people are afraid of the light. By light, I mean God and Heaven. The thing about Heaven is this: many people want to go there, they just don't want to die to get there! Men being afraid of the light could mean many things: Men afraid of dying, men afraid of God, men afraid of either of the above and any combination of any subcategory those may contain. Being fearful of God is a terrible tragedy... Those people are missing out.

Jun 7, 2014

Quote of the day

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
-Winston Churchill
Attitude can literally change the "temperature" of the whole room. It can make a room feel really tense, or it can make a room feel light and fun. Bad attitudes create a heavy feeling where you feel like, with each breath, you're choking. Good attitudes make the room feel light, warm, friendly, and full of energy. The thing about attitudes is that they are contagious, so make sure you're spreading good attitudes!

Jun 6, 2014

Quote of the day

"Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life."
-Seneca
Think of every passing day as a new life. Every day we are given the opportunity to start fresh, to begin again. The choices you make are up to you, so you could be a completely different you every single day! Just remain true to who you are. If you have many personalities, then live them. If you only have one, be one person. Live every day as if it is your last, live every day like it's a lifetime. The choices you make are up to you.

Jun 5, 2014

Daily Quote

Another great take on happiness. This one is so true! Try not to keep reliving the past, because the past contains all of the things you've ever done wrong and all the things that have ever hurt someone emotionally or physically. It's ok to look back for a little bit to make sure you know what you've done wrong, but after that you need to simply keep going. Imagine a new, fresh start with every step you take. When you put the past behind you, you won't have to worry too much about all of the things that might make you unhappy. Let it stay behind, and rewrite your own future to be the way you want yourself to be!

Jun 4, 2014

Daily Quote

Happiness has been described as many things. Too many to count. But this one is one I've never heard before, but it makes sense. When you are thinking positive, happy thoughts while only saying positive, happy things and only doing positive, happy not destructive things, I could see how you would feel happy. You would have rid yourself of negative emotion, which is a good thing. In the end, you would have a good, happy feel! I for one feel happy when I do these three things at the same time, so I suggest you try it as well!

Jun 3, 2014

Quote of the day

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
-Bill Gates
When doing whatever you are doing, the people that aren't pleased are your greatest source of learning. From these people you can learn what they don't like about your work and you can improve from there. There will always be people who don't like your work, but their feedback is vital to successful improvement. The important thing is to make sure you don't take it the wrong way. As painful as feedback can be, to make the best use of it you really do need to accept what they're saying without letting it get to you.

Jun 2, 2014

Quote of the day

"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."
-Walter Hagen
Life is short. We are all only on this earth for a short time, so don't rush through it. Don't worry too much about this that and the other, and enjoy the ride. Don't forget to stop and smell those roses along the way. By that, I mean don't forget to enjoy and take in the simple pleasures. Enjoy the ones that are given to us-- the beauties of nature you see everywhere. Don't worry too much, everything will turn out to be ok! Don't rush, or you will not have enough time to smell those flowers! Remember to make the most of your short visit here on earth before we all go home to God one day.

Jun 1, 2014

Daily Quote

Someone believing in you is the best thing you could ever have. When someone believes in you and you believe in yourself, you can do amazing things! Someone believing in you is a long lasting source of encouragement when you go about your life. When you feel like you are about to give up, instead of one person coming and temporarily motivating you (which is good, don't get me wrong), the remembrance of that person who believes in you will get you going again strong. Believing in someone is just like being able to motivate them at any time whenever they need it, without having to be on the scene to do it. Believe in your loved ones and they may do great things!

May 31, 2014

Daily Quote

"When you're true to who you are, amazing things happen."
-Deborah Norville
Stay true to yourself. Don't stray from who you truly are. Don't give in to bad influences, and don't let others tell you who you should be. When you be yourself, amazing things happen. For one, you don't have to constantly keep up the act about who you are and what you're doing, and also others will respect your trueness to yourself. As Dr. Seuss said, "Kid, you'll move mountains!" So just stay true to yourself and watch your life fold out in front of you in exactly the way the way you act allows.

May 30, 2014

Quote of the day

"When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things."
-Joe Namath
Everyone knows that having fun with something makes it not only more enjoyable to do, but it makes it more likely that you will do it again so you can get the same thrill of adrenaline from the fun-ness of it all. When you are confident, you can have fun with things because you won't be afraid about every little thing that could happen to ruin it all. You just have to go for it and be confident and have fun. When you are having fun, you can do amazing things! If building houses is something that is fun for you, you can build houses in places like Nicaragua. If gardening is fun to you, you can make a beautiful and fruitful garden. Even for things such as video games-- if certain video games where you build anything to match your imagination, you can do it! As long as you are enjoying doing it, you can do just about anything.

May 29, 2014

Quote of the day

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another."
-John Dewey
A take on the classic "when one door closes another door opens," this quote states that when one thing ends a new opportunity is opening up for you somewhere else. You just have to go out and find it. Consider the finish line for anything simply as the starting point for the rest of your life. Your life consists of many start and end points, and you take them one at a time. When one ends, a new one will start. It might take a while to find that new start line, but it is there. So don't worry where your life takes you, just enjoy the ride and make good decisions!

May 28, 2014

Daily Quote

"My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing."
-Aldous Huxley
We people these days aren't connected enough to nature. We can just stay inside all day and not have to go anywhere, if we want to (unless you have to go to work, but even then you are in an office building or something of the sorts). We need to get out more often and go see what the world has to offer! In a recent post, I mentioned the how the careful details of common works of nature are truly works of art. I believe that we need to go out more often to see the world. Appreciating God's works makes Him as happy as He is when you go to church. So go see His works. He put it there for us to use and enjoy, so enjoy it!

May 27, 2014

Daily Quote

"To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible."
-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
It's hard to be content with what you have if you are constantly running out of it. Have you ever been content with having little to none of something necessary for everyday life? I didn't think so. But being content with much is impossible also. When your limits are endless, you won't have to work towards anything. And surprisingly, when you work towards something it is easier to be content about it. If everything is handed to you you will never see the value in it, but when you work hard and have the perfect amount of things, it is easier to be content about it. 

May 26, 2014

Quote of the day

Dreams don't become reality with a bibbity-bobbity-boo. You can't just dream up living in a castle and then wake up in one. To make dreams reality, you have to work. Work hard, sweat hard, and stay determined. If you wanted to lose weight, you can't just sit there and will your fat to disappear. If you want to become a millionaire, you can't just sit there and hope someone will bring you a check for a million dollars. If you want to be a professional at anything, you can't just sit there and think you are suddenly a pro. You have to work for everything. There's no free lunch, these things have to be earned from somewhere! But working hard will get you closer to your dreams then 'magic' ever did.

May 25, 2014

Quote of the day

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
-Amelia Earhart
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. The best way to get something done quickly is to just go for it and do it. Get it done, do it. Don't wait around for someone to come walking around and offering to help you. If you need help, you should ask, but if it can be done, get it done! Procrastination is a big problem. Trust me, I would know. Even if you are struggling to get it done, just do it now so you can have free time later! Instead of having free time now with a weight on your back and something to worry about, just get it done now and take that weight off so you can have free time without worry.

May 24, 2014

Daily Quote

"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself."
-Wallace Stevens
The world is a beautiful place. There is so much to explore, so much to discover. There is so much in the world that has been difficult for our simple human minds to understand, because it is so vast and so complex and a true gift to all of us. By far, the most beautiful thing in the world is the world itself. Look outside. What do you see? Trees. Plants. Maybe some flowers. Now, go outside and look closer at these things. Look how delicate a flower petal is, and with a gentle pinch you can completely bruise and destroy and wither a petal. Look at the 'veins' -- if you will -- in a leaf and look at how you can practically see the cell structure of that leaf. Look closely. Isn't the world beautiful? Everything has such amazing and fascinating qualities when you look. So put the computer away and go out for a walk.

May 23, 2014

Daily Quote

"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
-Hans Christian Andersen
Living is nice, but to get the most out of your life you can't simply be in existence. That isn't even possible. I suppose if you sat in a dark room and didn't do anything for your entire life, you would be simply living, but this isn't how life works. To get the most out of your life, you need a little sunshine. Find someone who makes you happy! Find something to do that makes you happy. Try not to find happiness in tangible items, but find it in loved ones. You also need a little freedom. Sometimes, people put restrictions on you that limit your freedom, even when you work hard all year without freedom so you will earn freedom when it is deserved. If your freedom is limited, then simply immerse yourself in the freedom you have. Enjoy it! Be free when you can. Getting the weight off your shoulders every now and then is great. Enjoy life, don't just sit there and be a drab, simple, living thing without a care in the world. Do something with your life and enjoy it!

May 22, 2014

Quote of the day

Hello!
After a short break due to lack of computer, I am excited to be catching up on posts in the next week! I have set the date on this post to appear to have been posted on the day after I wasn't able to post for a while, and I will try to fill the gap with posts. Enjoy!
Thanks,
-LifeOO


"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
-Charlotte Whitton
Look towards the positive side of everything. Don't allow the negative things of the past to bring you down. If you always dwell on the past, you will get nowhere! You will forever be trapped in a miserable cage with your faults. True, you will always have faults. But sometimes you need to excuse them and put them in the past so you can take a step forward to a better life. Turn your face to the sun, keep the shadows behind you, and keep moving.

May 21, 2014

Quote of the day

There is nobody quite like you, you're one of a kind. Ask for you tomorrow and the same you I would find. It's always a joy seeing you in the hallways; today, tomorrow, now and for always. 
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Never take your originality for granted. There is only one of you in the entire universe. What you call different I call unique! So don't be afraid to be who you really are, since there is only one of you, you need to show the world who that one special person is. Let it shine!

Hello! First of all, I want to thank you so much for reading this blog! 12 thousand page views really means a lot to me, so thank you for that! Anyway, I was just going to let you know that I won't have a computer for the majority of next week, so I will try my hardest to get some posts out to you, but if I don't, sorry in advance. Also, by the time I will get access to a computer I will about to be going on my annual month-long summer break from posting (because during that month I won't have access to a computer). Thanks again for reading, it means so much to me to know people are actually reading!
-LifeOO


May 20, 2014

Daily Quote

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed."
-Eminem
There is no possible way to know exactly what will happen tomorrow. Anything could happen. Anything could come up. So planning hour-by-hour won't always correspond to what will actually be happening. Life is a crazy ride and we sometimes just need to ride it and see where it takes us. There will be times when you can get behind the steering wheel, but there will also be times when you need to let the car drive itself. You have no idea what exactly will happen tomorrow. And you won't get to know until tomorrow.

May 19, 2014

Daily Quote

"We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving."
-Bernard Meltzer
It is possible to give a gift without loving, but you can't love without giving. If you donate to charity because you are forced to, you are giving without loving. If you are forced to participate in a gift exchange program or you willingly do so without caring who gets your gift, you are giving without loving. But if you love someone, you are giving them yourself and your love. So therefore if you love someone you are giving, and you can't love without giving. Also, if you give gifts or donations to friends, family, or charities and you give these gifts willingly, you are expressing love. Love through giving. As they always say, it's better to give than receive. But that doesn't mean to never receive! In order to receive, you first must give. Give gifts of love, give gifts with love. Because if there isn't giving, it isn't love and if it isn't loving, it is forceful giving.