Quotations & Inspiration

Quotations

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’6 let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
–Steve Jobs

 

Change is inevitable.  Growth is optional.
–John C. Maxwell

 

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
–Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
–George Saunders

 

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.  Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
–Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
–Sally Koch

 

Everyday, think as you wake up:  today I am fortunate to have woken up.  I am alive.  I have a precious human life.  I am not going to waste it.  I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand my heart out to others for the benefit of all beings.
–14th Dalai Lama

 

Joy shared is twice the joy.  Sorrow shared is half the sorrow.
–Swedish Proverb

 

“It’s impossible,” said pride.  “It’s risky,” said experience.  “It’s pointless,” said reason.  “Give it a try,” whispered the heart.
–Unknown


 

A Caregiver’s Prayer

May I offer my presence and

care unconditionally, knowing

that I may meet ingratitude,

indifference, anger, and anguish.

May I find the inner resources to

truly be able to give.

May I offer love, knowing what I

cannot control the course of life,

suffering or death.

May I view my own limits with

compassion, just as I see the

suffering of others.