Thought For The Day

Today’s quotes follow up yesterday’s Daily Reflection about the desire and importance of being held in life…

“Sometimes you just need to be held by the right person and all of life’s stress just melts away.” (Unknown )

“Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch. None of these needs is to be despised, denied, or repressed. But you have to keep searching for your body’s deeper need, the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body’s superficial desires for love, you are bringing your body home and moving toward integration and unity.” (Henri Nouwen)

“I may be strong and able to carry myself through many situations. But, really, sometimes I just want to be held and told everything will be okay. And you know what, it’s okay to want that, because it’s what God would want for me as well.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

“I would rather spend a lifetime getting to know someone who shows their love by wanting to hold me tightly than someone who says they find me attractive or even hot.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround the subject of not having to go to battle with another, which was what yesterday’s Grateful Heart Monday discussed as well.

“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.” (Erwin Rommel)

“Being strong doesn’t always mean you have to fight the battle. True strength is being mature enough to walk away from the nonsense with your had held high.” (Unknown)

“There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting isn’t with you, it is with themselves.” (Unknown)

“Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind close doors, and fight battles that nobody will ever know about.” (Unknown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Keeping one’s heart opened in this world can often feel so very painful, but in the long run, to connect with others and even yourself, and to experience true peace and joy, it’s a must. Today’s quotes are all about the importance of this…

“Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others, and especially for yourself.” (Morrie Schwartz)

“I don’t know much about this world, but I do know one thing. When people open their hearts they find the courage to do remarkable things. So keep your heart open. I wouldn’t worry about anything else.” (R.M. Drake)

“Keep your heart open and the answer will show up.” (Unknown)

“Keeping an open heart sustains unconditional love in a conditional world.” (Dr. Debra Rebie)

“The energy involved to keeping your heart closed and the difficulty that it will require in reopening is far harder than simply keeping it open and never letting it close.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes continue yesterday’s Daily Reflection topic of surrendering, something I continue to see is one of the greatest keys in life for spiritual growth…

“Surrender. Let go of your attachment to what you think should have have happened. Surender to what is and trust that you’re being guided towards something more profound.” (Ash Alves)

“The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It’s when it begins.” (Marianne Williamson)

“Surrender is deeply misunderstood as an act of weakness. Surrender is the bravest and most lucid thing a human ever does, and that’s why it’s so precious to the Divine.” (Andrew Harvey)

“Surrender and accept whatever is happening in the moment, the Universe is working on your behalf.” (Mastin Kipp)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround the subject of offering praises and compliments to others and the importance of that on one’s spiritual journey in life…

“If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.” (Ruthie Lindsey)

“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.” (Steve Maraboli)

“One compliment can affect a whole lifetime. Be bold and speak life-giving words.” (Unknown)

“Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.” (Joyce Meyer) 

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround the subject of the importance of always taking that difficult but necessary road that travels from the mind into the heart…

“One ought to hold on to one’s heart, for it one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more.” (Osho)

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett)

“You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” (George Michael)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes focus on the subject of stillness, something that so many of us in the world often struggle with, as it makes us face the very thing we continue to avoid when we don’t ever remain still and that is ourselves…

“In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.” (Pico Iyer)

“Within you, there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” (Hermann Hessse)

“If you seek peace, be still. If you need wisdom, be still. If you need love, be still.” (Becca Lee)

“There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself.” (Guy Finley)

“Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating an emotional clearing to allow ourselves to feel, think, dream, and question.” (Brene Brown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround yesterday’s Daily Reflection that discussed how the path of your life can change in an instant…by even the simplest of things…

“Some people cross your path and change your whole direction.” (Anonymous)

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” (Keri Russell)

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” (Lao Tzu)

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” (Hugh Prather)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround the subject of what makes a good teacher, something I often find myself having to learn more and more about as I delve deeper into being one…

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.” (Alice Wellington Rollins)

“So often you find that the student’s you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you.” (Sean Junkins)

“The fact that you worry about being a good teacher, means that you already are one.” (Jodi Picoult)

“Students become good learners when they are in the classes of teachers who are good learners.” (Andy Hargreaves)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround the subject of keeping one’s heart open, and the benefit that serves…

“I don’t know much about this world, but I do know one thing. When people open their hearts they find courage to do remarkable things. So keep your heart open. I wouldn’t worry about anything else.” (R.M. Drake)

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” (Rumi)

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” (Rumi)

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” (Pema Chodron)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes are ones that spoke to me surrounding friendships and principles of them that I’ve come to learn along the way…

“A friendship that can end, never really began.” (Publilus Syrus)

“It’s really amazing when two strangers become the best of friends, but it’s really sad when the best of friends become two strangers.” (Unknown)

“Taking friendships for granted is one of the surest ways of ending them. Unless nourished, they tend to wither and die. Unless we earnestly desire its continuance we should never start a friendship any more than we would a love affair.” (Alice Hegan Rice)

“If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.” (Unknown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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After having many failed relationships in my life, I’ve come to see that God is the only glue that can keep any couple together monogamously for a lifetime. Today’s quotes are ones that spoke to me on this belief…

“Allow God to be the center of your relationship. A prayer-less couple fight the most, where words they’re supposed to spend in praying for each other, turns into arguments.” (Babi Shakes)

“I hope that when people look at my marriage, they don’t think, ‘She has a great marriage because she chose the right guy,” or “He has a great marriage because he chose the right women.’ I hope they realize, “They have a great marriage because they both chose God.” (Sheila Wray Gregoire)

“Godly relationships don’t just happen. They take two people who are committed to putting God first and the willingness to face anything together.” (Josh Storey)

“A relationship that lasts is one with God in the center. Two people putting God first, seeking God in every way possible, in order to be as good a partner as one can be. It’s about trusting in one another and trusting in God’s plan, that God will build your relationship into one that will last for eternity.” (Unknown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes deal with relationships and partners stepping up for each other, defending each other, especially when someone outside the relationship attacks one of them, as in the case of something happening in my life recently with a difficult neighbor who struggles to find any appreciation of me and instead continues to attack me passive-aggressively…

“Be each others ‘ego keeper.’ You are to defend and stand by your partner, and not talk or complain about them to others. You need to defend and stand up for each other.” (Hayley)

“Defense is when we come to the rescue of our partner. No matter who it is, we shouldn’t allow anyone to speak negatively to or about our partner, even if it happens to be our own family. We have to show others we will not tolerate any disrespect toward our life partners. Does your partner know that you will support them even when it’s not a popular choice with the family or friends? Real security arrives in a relationship when we know we have a partner that will come to our defense.” (Shelley Zenteno)

“Love is a commitment to protecting another person’s heart with the same passion you use to guard your own.” (Rob Hill Sr.)

“If you actually (like really) listen to what your partner is upset about without ego, you might find that they’re right. The things our partners get upset about are often our ignorance, not malice, and self-reflection can help see that.” (Dominic Preston)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes are ones that may help a person suffering from any addiction. If you are suffering from an addiction, I hope you may give 12 Step recovery a try, as it’s the one thing that has helped many remain clean and sober from plenty of addictions for a very long time…

“The worst part about anything that’s self destructive is that it’s so intimate. You become so close with your addictions and illnesses that leaving them behind is like killing the part of yourself that taught you to survive.” (Lacey L.)

“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” (Mary K.)

“While we are in recovery we need to be able to strike a balance between not allowing our ego to do all the talking and not letting our low self-esteem to only present what is wrong with us.” (Noah L.)

“We must do away with any shred of denial, minimization, justification, or rationalization. To recover, we must completely and totally understand and accept the truth that addiction creates suffering.” (Noah L.)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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I often struggle with how so many believe their religion or spiritual path is the ONLY path that’s right. I believe there are infinite paths to the same Source, to God if you will, and that we all have our own uniquely tailored path to that, which today’s quotes stem from having that belief…

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammad and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” (John Lennon)

“All religions are the same. They all lead to God. God is everybody.” (Neem Karoli Baba)

“All religions demand equal respect, as something good can be learnt from each of them and it’s pointless to divide humanity on the basis of religion.” (Tarandeep Kaur Bhasin)

“I respect all religions and their beliefs. I believe God is One with many different names. Some may call him Allah, others Bhagwan, Jesus, or Buddha, yet they all come from the same place, love. It’s ok to believe in your religion, but please respect others and their journey to God as well, as we’re all on our own unique paths to the same Source.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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In light of all the judgements many have made of me unfairly, especially here in the Midwest, I wanted to share some quotes that meant something to me about what I feel real love and friendship is all about…

“Always love your friends from your heart, not from your mood or need.” (Unknown)

“The most basic need a soul has is to experience unconditional love and acceptance.” (Unknown)

“Once you learn to accept and love friends for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.” (Yvonne Pierre)

“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when your broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” (Alan Cohen)

“I don’t want someone who sees only the good about me, I want someone who sees the bad and still loves me.” (Unknown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes deal with the concept of Social Media and FOMO (The fear of missing out), something I wrote about in depth in yesterday’s article…

“On social media people tend to show off and post their most attractive picture, and moments that are most likely to give everyone else FOMO (Fear of missing out). They rarely share the moments when they feel down, or when things have gone wrong and they need support.” (Helen Fielding)

“Social media has created jealous behavior over illusions. Sadly, some are envious of things, relationships, and lifestyles that don’t even exist.” (Nadia Buari)

“Don’t compare your everyday with someone else’s highlights from their social media.” (Unknown)

“Social media has led us into a life where we are constantly comparing ourselves to others, instead of us being thankful for who and what we are and thankful for the uniqueness we all have in God’s eyes.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround the subject of when both parents are now gone, something a number of people I know are going through presently with recent deaths of either their mother or father…

“The death of any loved parents is an incalculable lasting blow. Because no one ever loves you again like that.” (Brenda Ueland)

“Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.” (Emily Dickinson) 

“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” (Maya Angelou)

“My parents died a long time ago. And you know the sad thing? I still miss them every day. I spent my entire youth fighting with my dad over every little thing and damned if I wouldn’t give anything to see him one more time and tell him I was sorry for the last words I said to him. Words I can never taken back that should have never been said. So call your parents. No matter what kind of relationship you have with them, I swear to you, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.” (Sherrilyn Kenyon)

“Your parents give you many things in a lifetime, most of which you will never find appreciation for, regardless of whether they were positive or negative, until long after they are both gone…” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes discuss how pets are often mirrors for us, reflecting the very things back onto us that we may just not want to see or be ready to see, but truly need to see…

“When I look into the eyes of my pet, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul. And I see me.” (Unknown) 

“Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries.” (Munia Khan)

“It becomes very obvious, by reading our pets, how stable or unstable their human companion is. Our pets are our mirrors.” (Cesar Milan)

“Your pet is one of the greatest mirrors for you. The question is, are you prepared to look?” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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When you sit with another who is dealing with a lot of pain and suffering, are you listening to just listen, or listening with your mind already forming answers, advice, and ultimately judgment? Today’s quotes talk about the invaluable and priceless gift of holding space for another…

“What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgment and control.” (Heather Plett)

“Sometimes the most influential thing we can ever do is just listen.” (Bob Burg)

“Just letting someone speak their truth can sometimes be the biggest gift you can give them, to just hold the space for them.” (Amanda Palmer)

“Empathy has no script. There is no right way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of “You’re not alone.” (Brene Brown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Sometimes there are no answers to much of what life brings us and the only solution is to live in the “I don’t know”, a topic I wrote about in yesterday’s article and found the following quotes for today that support much of how I’ve been feeling in life as of late…

“Lately, I feel like my life is a book written in a language I don’t know how to read.” (Brandon Sanderson)

“Do you ever get in an ‘I don’t know’ phase in your life? Where you literally don’t have a solid answer to anything. You. Just. Don’t. Know.” (The Minds Journal)

“Stop thinking too much, it’s alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.” (Unknown)

I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive – nor will we deserve to.” (Leonard Peltier)

Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will…” (John 13:7)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s Thought For The Day follow up my article yesterday on how I’ve been finding it very hard to smile anymore. I thought today’s quotes really sum up quite nicely the perspective I was seeking through my writing on the subject…

“Making one person smile through an act of unconditional love can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.” (John Spence)

“If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.” (Samson Hirsch)

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness of people.” (Roy T. Bennett)

“Sometimes the simplest of gestures, the smallest of compliments, or just knowing that someone is thinking about you and cares about you can be enough to make you genuinely smile when you most need it.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes are dedicated to all those out there that I expressed gratitude for in yesterday’s Grateful Heart Monday, who always look for the positive and good in others, rather than focusing in on the negative and bad…

“When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself.” (Unknown)

“We experience God to the extend to which we love, forgive, and focus on the good in others and ourselves.” (Marianne Williamson)

“People say, find good people and leave the bad ones. But I say, find the good in people and ignore the bad in them. Because no one is perfect. (Unknown)

“If you let your friends, colleagues, and family know about the good that you see in them, it will help them to eventually see it for themselves too…” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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The subject of today’s quotes is that of anger, a feeling that often is portrayed outward by many, but one that only arises from within…

“The smarter you get, the more you realize anger is not worth it.” (Maxime Legace)

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.” (Seneca)

“Anger is inside you, revealed by an outside source.” (Henry R. Brandt)

“Your anger is unreasonable and unfair. Let it stay that way. Trying to make it seem reasonable, which usually consists of trying to make the resented person wrong, is the source of all the judgments and explanations that remove you further from the person and further from your experience of the sensations that arose in your body.” (Brad Blanton)

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” (Mark Twain)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes are ones that I hesitated on including, mostly because every time I post things that deal with acceptance of the LGBTQ community, I get judged, unfriended, blocked, or worse. But, I opted to be brave and share today’s quotes as I found them supportive for those who are members of or show support for the LGBTQ community.

“Black doesn’t mean dangerous, white doesn’t mean trash, brown doesn’t mean smuggler, muslim doesn’t mean terrorist, woman doesn’t mean weak, and LGBTQ doesn’t mean sick. These are the fundamentals that we must realize if we are to build a just and humane society.” (Abhijit Naskar)

“Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a man, you fall in love with a man. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.” (James Baldwin)

“Homophobia whether internalized or externalized is really fear; it’s not hatred, it’s fear. It’s fear of the truth about ourselves.” (Andrew Sullivan)

“Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.” (Coretta Scot King)

“What’s unnatural is homophobia. Homo Sapiens is the only species in all of nature that responds with hate to homosexuality.” (Alex Sanchez)  

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s Thought For The Day follows the guise of “Judge not, lest thee be judged” mentality, one I wrote about in yesterday’s Daily Reflection where a barista was unfairly and wrongly judged and deemed in the process to be in the need of being saved…

“If you always judge people by their appearance, you’ll miss out on meeting and knowing some pretty amazing people.” (Unknown)

“When you judge someone on their appearance or first words, you miss the opportunity to understand another human being.” (Leon Brown)

“God doesn’t see thing the way you seem them. People judge outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.” (Ann Voskamp)

“If you judge after appearances, you will continue to be enslaved by the evidence of your senses.” (Neville Goddard)

“We judge people by their appearance so quickly, and we form opinions about people, compartmentalize people, and think we know who they are. But if you sit down and talk with someone for more than 10 minutes, you’ll find something in common, no doubt whatsoever.” (Paul Blackthorne)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround how all of God’s creatures matter…even a tiny baby robin that falls from its nest, something I wrote about in yesterday’s entry…

“If you have men that will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men.” (St. Francis of Assisi)

“Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the driving mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.” (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

“In God’s eyes, all creatures have value whether we find them cuddly, affectionate, beautiful, or otherwise. Our own perspective in a way is neither here nor there. Theology, at its best, can help to liberate us from our own anthropocentric limitations.” (Andrew Linzey)

“A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove…but what will matter is that the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth.” (Unknown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Hope is something that I keep alive, even on those days when I find myself saying, “Why bother?” Today’s quotes talk more about why I keep hope alive…there is a reason…and it’s kept me going thus far…

“If it were not for hope, the heart would break.” (Thomas Fuller)

“You should never give up, no matter how hard the situation is. Always believe that something beautiful is going to happen.” (Evan Carmichael)

“Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.” (Unknown)

“Never give up hope. Situations can change over night and problems can dissolve in the light of a new day’s sun.” (Leon Brown)

“How long should you try? Until.” (Jim Rohn) 

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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In light of the slightly remixed serenity prayer I shared in yesterday’s posting, I wanted to share other versions of it that I came across on the Internet, as I found them quite inspiring as well…

“God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing better, and the wisdom to know that you already love me just the way I am.” 

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.”

“God, grant me the honesty to say what will prove to be helpful, the tact to not say what will prove to be unhelpful and maybe even hurtful, and the strength to know when to hold my tongue.”

“God, grant me the yearning to keep my hopes and dreams alive that are meant to come true, the realism to let them go when they aren’t, and the knowledge of other hopes and dreams I may not have discovered on my journey yet.”

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes surround the subject of blame, especially that of which was discussed in yesterday’s Daily Reflection entry…

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame the on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” (Albert Ellis)

“Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make. Period.” (Wayne Dyer)

“If you are looking to inspire people, then blaming is the last thing you want to do.” (Kate Summers)

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” (John F. Kennedy)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Today’s quotes don’t fall under any specific type of category, but given the struggles I often find myself having up in my head, I looked for motivational quotes to help keep myself going when that happens…

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” (Dolly Parton)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” (Winston Churchill)

“Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you’ve asked for.” (Unknown)

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” (Joshua J. Marine)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson