Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“It is not so important what deeds we do when time are good, but what good we do in bad times.” (Jeffrey Fry)

Quote #2

“You can’t travel the back roads very long without discovering a multitude of gentle people doing good for others with no expectation of gain or recognition. The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. Some people out there spend their whole lives selflessly.” (Charles Kuralt)

Quote #3

“Every time you do a good deed, you shine the light a little further into the dark. And the thing is, when you’re gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.” Charles de Lint)

Bonus Quote

“If you offer your free time to help out at a charity or to read to an older person or silly to give someone something without ever expecting a thank you, it’s amazing how much more you are able to notice the blessings which fill your life.” (Josh Austin)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” (Mandy Hale)

Quote #2

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” (Tony Robbins)

Quote #3

“There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.” (Eric Hoffer)

Bonus Quote

“Desire is the root of selfishness; clear your heart of desire and be selfless. Selflessness is the key to inner peace.” (Christofer Drew)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Until he has unconditional and unbiased love for all beings, man will not find peace.” (Buddha)

Quote #2

“I will never withhold my love from you, regardless of the circumstance. I will always love you.” (Jesus)

Quote #3

“You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.” (Muhammad)

Bonus Quote

“Buddha was not a Buddhist. Jesus was not a Christian. Muhammad was not a Muslim. They were Teachers who taught unconditional love. Unconditional love was their religion.” (Unknown)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“If we require some kind of sign, or “proof”, for our belief in God, then we believe, or place our trust, not in God, but in the sign or proof.” (Robert L. Short)

Quote #2

“If God allows proof that He exists, he robs people of faith and without faith what is God? Nothing.” (Douglas Adams)

Quote #3

“The great test of faith is to wait on God…not expecting to push a button and get whatever we want now.” (A.W. Tozer)

Bonus Quote

“In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.” (Isaac Newton)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“God knows what’s up even in the middle of the silence, the stillness, the why-is-nothing-happening moments. He has a plan, and it’s always for our greater good. Actually it’s for our best. It’s not like He’s sitting on His hands. The truth is just the opposite. He’s been at work all along, laying the groundwork, orchestrating the details, and fine-tuning the outcome.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“God is at work on your situation. Heaven is preparing your miracle. When it comes, you will understand the delay.” (Unknown)

Quote #3

“And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Bonus Quote

“Open your heart and invite God into every circumstance of your life because when God enters the scene, that’s when miracles happen.” (Unknown)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” (Jim Ronn)

Quote #2

“In an effort to create safety and self-reliance in your life and relationships, you may have built walls around your heart and accumulated tension in your body. Although sometimes these walls of protection are useful, they can, over time, act like shells of fear that block your true love. These shells can keep in the love you want to offer fully and keep out the love your heart yearns to receive.” (David Deida)

Quote #3

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” (Jospeh F. Newton)

Bonus Quote

“When we allow the walls around our hearts to become rigid, and stay that way, we assign ourselves a slow death. Like the very air and water that flows through our physical body to sustain it, love must flow through our heart to keep it supple, and to keep us truly alive.” (Jeffrey R. Anderson)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” (Jesse Jackson)

Quote #2

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” (Thomas Merton)

Quote #3

“Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.” (Madeleine L’Engle)

Bonus Quote

“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” (Andrew Murray)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Alcoholics and all types of addicts may seem apathetic to the problems they are causing. Be aware that they are relying on an innate defense mechanism, that being denial.” (Anonymous)

Quote #2 

Addicts of all types and close relationships rarely work out well because addicts tend to live in a constant state of resentment and blame, leaning towards lives filled with selfishness and self-centeredness, where their ability to be intimate is greatly compromised, where feelings such as jealously and resentment are typically magnified, where financial problems pile up more than not, and where their fingers point outward more than inward at what’s wrong in their lives.” (Anonymous)

Quote #3

“It’s not that some people have better willpower than others to overcome an addiction, it’s simply that some people have finally become FULLY ready to change, where others have not.” (Anonymous)

Bonus Quote

“Recovery from any addiction is far more than just stopping drinking or using whatever substance one is addicted to. It’s an ongoing process of growing and healing – mentally, emotionally, physically, and especially spiritually.” (Anonymous)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don’t harbor bad thoughts. Do no gossip and don’t teach what you do not know.” (Rumi)

Quote #2

“You seldom help others by pointing out their faults, however, you always lift others by pointing out how much they matter” (Unknown)

Quote #3

“The sharpest critics and those most known for pointing out flaws or weaknesses in others, are most often the ones who are blind to their own shortcomings, insecurities, and mistakes. It’s best to take a mirror and examine oneself, before riding a self-righteous high horse, accusing others of what you think they do wrong.” (Jonathan Harnisch)

Bonus Quote

“As soon as you think you know someone else’s truth better than they do, you are in deep water.” (Martha Beck)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Some days are like this. And the only way to get through them is to remember that they are only one day, and that every day ends.” (David Leviathan)

Quote #2

“This too, shall pass. When things are bad, remember, it won’t always be this way. Take one day at a time. When things are good, remember, it won’t always be this way. Enjoy every great moment.” (Doe Zantamata)

Quote #3

“Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been this uncomfortable before and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.” (Daniell Koepke)

Bonus Quote

“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.” (Chris Bradford)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” (Tony Robbins)

Quote #2

“Every day may not be good…but there’s something good in every day.” (Alice Morse Earle)

Quote #3

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

Bonus Quote

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” (Christian D. Larson)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Your purpose in life is to use your gift and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that.” (Tom Krause)

Quote #2

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” (John Wooden)

Quote #3

“God’s gift to you is more talent and ability than you could possibly use in your lifetime. Your gift to God is to develop as much of that talent and ability as you can in this lifetime.” (Steve Bow)

Bonus Quote

“You are unique in the universe and throughout all time. So too are your gifts and talents. What you can offer mankind, no one else can.” (Gabriel Omelchenko)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“You deserve to be with someone who looks at you every single day like they’ve won the lottery and have the whole world in front of them.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“Marriage is not 50-50; divorce is 50-50. Marriage has to be 100-100. It isn’t dividing everything in half, but giving everything you got!” (Dave Willis)

Quote #3

“Most people get married believing a myth that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for: companionship, intimacy, friendship, etc. The truth is that marriage at the start is an empty box. You must put something in before you can take anything out. There is no lover in marriage. Love is in people. And people put love in marriage. There is no romance in marriage. You have to infuse it into your marriage. A couple must learn the art and form that habit of giving, loving, serving, praising, keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the box will become empty.” (Unknown)

Bonus Quote

“Most relationships end up failing when one person is being loved too much, while the other isn’t being loved enough, when one is doing more of the giving than the taking, while the other is doing more of the taking than the giving.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” (Steven Furtick)

Quote #2

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” (Zen Shin)

Quote #3

“Comparison is the most poisonous element in the human heart because it destroys ingenuity and it robs peace and joy.” (Euginia Herlihy)

Bonus Quotes

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” (Teddy Roosevelt)

“Stop thinking you’re doing it all wrong. Your path doesn’t look like anybody else’s because it can’t, it shouldn’t, and it won’t.” (Eleanor Brownn)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“If you want to find your purpose in life, find your wound.” (Rick Warren)

Quote #2

“A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. It’s about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.” (Unknown)

Quote #3

“The purpose of all life on earth is to grow.” (LeAura Alderson)

Bonus Quote

“Before life purpose comes self-love. Because you must love yourself before you can love your expression of self.” (Suzanne Heyn)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” (Heath L. Buckmaster)

Quote #2

“Whether a person is gay or transgender or straight, it doesn’t change the fact that they are trying to lead their own life.” (Aya Kamikawa)

Quote #3

“It isn’t about “becoming” another person – I already am who I am – I just want my body to reflect that. It’s not like I’m suddenly changing from the person you’ve always known – this is more about your willingness to see who I’ve always been.” (Cooper Lee Bombardier)

Bonus Quote

Whether you’re transgender or not, most of us get to a point in our lives where we can no longer lie to ourselves.” (Laverne Cox)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favor progress, provided they can have it without change.” (Anthony de Mello)

Quote #2

“At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our common, we beg of your to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.” (Bill Wilson)

Quote #3

“Recovery is not the easiest, softer way, but it is the way to sobriety, and serenity.” (Unknown)

Bonus Quote

“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.” (Atticus)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Sometimes you need to look at life from a different perspective.” (Inas Chaboun)

Quote #2

“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake p, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.” (A.J. Jacobs)

Quote #3

“Sometimes what looks like an obstacle in your path is actually a gift meant to move you in a different direction.” (Jane Lee Logan)

Bonus Quote

“Perspective makes all the difference. It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see. Remember that the sun never actually sets. It’s our perspective that makes it appear to. Our sunset is another’s sunrise. It’s all perspective. How would your life be different if you applied this truth to the things that cause you stress? Letting go isn’t about erasing the past. It’s about looking at the same event and seeing something different. Activate this power in your life! Take the pain and poison of the past and allow it to nourish a new found wisdom. Remember, you can’t change the past, but you can change the labels you place on events. Perspective – it’s not what you look at, it’s what you see.” (Steve Maraboli)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“I don’t think people were overmedicated, but I think health care cannot stop in the clinic. If all we do is throw pills and procedures at people after they’re already sick and we don’t deal with what’s making them sick to start with, that’s a real problem.” (Jill Stein)

Quote #2

“Overmedication is a symptom of a system that is haphazard, uncoordinated, and driven by the need to safeguard its own interests rather than that of the children it serves.” (Joseph M. Costa)

Quote #3

“We’ve overmedicated kids. Quite frankly, some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits, and if they can put them on SSI through maintenance drugs, they can also put them on Social Security disability and get a separate check. That is wrong on every single level.” (James Lankford)

Bonus Quote

“Our bodies are wiser than we ever imagined, and so much of what plagues them is interrelated. Overmedication has robbed us of our sense of control, and modern life has separated us from the restorative rhythms of nature. It is understandable to respond to the man-made madness of this world with tears and frustration; those feelings of distress are a pathway toward health and wholeness. We need to tun in to our discomfort, not turn it down…and sit in our being.” (Julie Holland)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“The five ways to tell if a friend is toxic are: (1) Do they make you feel bad about yourself? (2) Do you have to change the way you act in front of them? (3) Do they use their power to control you? (4) Do they drain you, emotionally and mentally? (5) Do you feel trapped in a vicious cycle with them?” (John Wei)

Quote #2

“You shouldn’t be always available for someone who doesn’t even ask how you are doing.” (Gnanasri Iswani)

Quote #3

“Some people aren’t loyal to you…they are loyal to their need of you…once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” (Unknown)

Bonus Quote

“Toxic friends are people who speak badly about others, are negative, lack compassion, constantly have drama, lie to you, talk more than they listen, have to be right, and try to control you.” (Unknown)

Peace, love, light and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“A person may look strong on the outside, but may need another’s emotional support.” (Mary Watkins)

Quote #2

“Emotional support is the biggest support, because it not only uplifts our moral courage, but also holds us united in every juncture of our life.” (Birister Sharma)

Quote #3

“How someone makes me feel emotionally and mentally is way more important that what they can do for me materialistically and physically. I’ll always choose love, affection, and emotional support over being showered with gifts.” (Unknown)

Bonus Quote

“Be someone’s security blanket when their is in the wash.” (Richelle E. Goodrich)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“It doesn’t matter how many Sundays you sit in church, or if you think you are saved or how many you think you saved. God sees what you do and how you treat people. That’s what really matters.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“Religion is like a pair of shoes. Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.” (George Carlin)

Quote #3

“Open-minded people don’t impose their religious beliefs on others. They accept all of life’s perspectives and realities, doing their own thing in peace.” (Unknown)

Bonus Quote

“If we live in our oneness-heart, we will feel the essence of all religions, which is the love of God. Forgiveness, compassion, tolerance, brotherhood, and the feeling of oneness, are the signs of a true religion.” (Sri Chinmoy)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Love your family. Spend time, be kind, and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Forgive and don’t hold onto resentments. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family” (Mother Teresa)

Quote #3

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” (Lisa Weed)

Bonus Quote

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” (Barbara Bush)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Inside every man, there’s a little boy crying, ‘I want my mama!’” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“Crying does not mean a person is weak, it means a person has a heart.” (Unknown)

Quote #3

“Men hate to cry, they rarely ever do. But, when a man cries over you, you know he loves you. Because men often only cry when they’ve lost something or are afraid of losing something that they love as much as or even more than themselves.” (Unknown)

Bonus Quote

“People cry, not because they’re weak, it’s because they’ve been strong for too long.” (Unknown)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Addicts may seem apathetic to the problems they are causing. Be aware they are relying on an innate defense mechanism – denial.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“If a person doesn’t want to take responsibility for the consequences of their actions, they may try to blame others. Don’t accept blame or try to fix things for them when you’ve done nothing wrong. They need to learn that if they want different outcomes, they will have to make different choices.” (Doe Zantamata)

Quote #3

“Blame is a cigarette. It soothes your mind and your muscles when you take a drag on it. It feels like it helps. If you do this long enough, you forget that it helps only because it takes away the same stress it creates. Blame is an addiction.” (Vironika Tugaleva)

Bonus Quote

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” (Audre Lorde)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Accepting difference is when you recognize and respect people who are different to you, but also embrace their differences and see what you can learn from them.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” (Audre Lorde)

Quote #3

“Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act. Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with people.” (Arthur Forman)

Bonus Quote

“Acceptance of others, their looks, their behavior, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquility instead of anger and resentment.” (Dalai Lama)

Peace, love, light, and joy
Andrew Arthur Dawson

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“A true alcoholic/addict will eventually realize that when they enjoy their drinking and drugging, they aren’t able to control it, but when they do attempt to control it, they don’t ever enjoy it.” (Unknown)

Quote #2

“Alcoholics and addicts often try to control their drinking and drugging because if they totally stop, they’ll have to fully deal with those painful parts of their lives that started their reliance upon drinking and drugging in the first place.” (Unknown)

Quote #3

“An alcoholic and an addict have an allergy of sorts, an allergy that when in full effect, the consumption of alcohol or drugs will eventually only result in the inability to control them whatsoever.” (Unknown) 

Bonus Quote

“Incredible change can begin to happen in an alcoholic and addict’s life when they decide to take control of what they do have power over, instead of craving control over the things they absolutely don’t have control over, things like alcohol and drugs.” (Unknown)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” (Roy T. Bennett)

Quote #2

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” (Francis of Assisi)

Quote #3

“I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your ind to it and put the work and time into it.” (Michael Phelps)

Bonus Quote

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” (Doug Larson)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Quote #2

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)

Quote #3

“You give but little when you give or your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” (Kahlil Gibran)

Bonus Quote

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” (Mandy Hale)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Suffering is always hard to quantify, especially when the pain is caused by as cruel of a disease as Alzheimer’s. Most illnesses attack the body, but Alzheimer’s destroys the mind, and in the process, annihilates the very self.” (Jeff Kluger)

Quote #2

“The thing about Alzheimer’s is that it’s sort of life all these little small deaths along the way, before they actually physically die.” (Lucinda Williams)

Quote #3

“There is one thing Alzheimer’s cannot take away, and that is love. Love is not a memory, it’s a feeling that resides in your heart and soul.” (Michele DeSocio)

Bonus Quote

“One of the easiest ways to rob someone with dementia of their dignity is to be dismissive, talking through, over, or about them, as though they aren’t there. Imagine living your whole life and not remembering it anymore. Imagine forgetting those you love the most. Imagine becoming as vulnerable as a small child. Imagine how terrifying it must be to have dementia. You probably can’t imagine it, but you can become dementia friendly. Do your best to include, involve, and respond to someone with dementia, as though you understand what they’re going through, even though you may not understand it or ever be able to fully. ” (Unknown)

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

Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one.” (Naval Ravikant)

Quote #2

“I love when people that have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire.” (Stephanie Sparkles)

Quote #3

“May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.” (Winston Churchill)

Bonus Quote

“Walk through pain. face it, lay down in it and rest. Get up and walk again, repeat until you reach the end.” (Juls Amor)

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