Michael J. Fox – Will Rogers – Emma Curtis Hopkins – Luis Sierra – St. Augustine – Jon Kabat-Zinn – Shakespeare
First post of a new feature in the dkhometree blog: occasional posts of quotations I stumbled across and liked. Up to a dozen quotes in each post. Not more than two posts per month. None promised. There is a menu item where you can get a list of all “Ponder This” posts. You can get a list of all the posts for a particular person by clicking on their names in the tags on each post. Got one you want to share?
“My happiness goes in direct proportion to my acceptance [of matters], and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” – Michael J. Fox, AARP Magazine, April-May 2017
“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers
“Complaints increase conditions.” – Emma Curtis Hopkins, Scientific Christian Mental Practice
“Unexpected things happen now and then; mostly now.” – Luis Sierra, ADK Yoga, Plattsburgh, NY, from a teacher of his.
“If the past and the future exist, where are they?” – St. Augustine
“We can’t stop the waves, but we can learn to surf.” – Attributed to Jon Kabat-Zinn.
And this our life,
Exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees,
Books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones,
And good in everything.
– William Shakespeare, As You Like It
– A motto/mantra of TheBalsamean
I find that things improve when I lower my expectations, including people. I can improve them beyond my expectations!
I like the angle Sylvia Plath gave it. “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”
See the source of this image: Inspirational Sylvia Plath Quotes (LogicalQuotes.com) for many more Sylvia Plath quotes. I recommend LogicalQuotes.com, one of only two quotations blogs I follow, and I’ve seen scads. Great stuff from all the greats. Nicely curated. (Unbiased review.)