Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful
– Annette Funicello
Don’t think too much.  You’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Unknown
Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. As we grow up, we realize it is less important to have lots of friends, and more important to have real ones.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn Enjoy your youth.  You’ll never be younger than you are at this very moment.
Learn to take a compliment, even if it isn’t the one you want to hear. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream…. – CS Lewis
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.   – Emily Dickinson If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right and forget the ones that don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.  If you get a chance, take it.  If it changes your life, let it.  Nobody said that it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. = Anonymous We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them – Einstein
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Never forget you’re someone special
– Charlie Brown
Sometimes it is better to be kind than to be right.  We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.
Work for a cause, not for applause.  Live life to express, not to impress.  Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt. – Unknown All thinks splendid have been achieved by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to cicircumstance.
Inspirational quotes
It’s been awhile since I posted quotes.  I collect them randomly and am always surprised how they seem to follow a theme.  These were all collected while I was doing my year-end gift-giving and I was choosing who to donate to this year.  I settled on (we’ve been lenders for years, but we donated to their operating fund), Wikipedia, and  I’m pretty happy with my choices and it reminded me again how lucky I am that by random birth, I was born here where water is plentiful as is food and shelter.  I’m so grateful and happy to share with others.