A Question of Focus. “It appears that the way people perceive the world is much more important to happiness than objective circumstances.” Ed Diener. Emotions determined by external and internal Choice of focus.
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“To the different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
Stavros and Torres
“The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise”Henry David Thoreau
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Now however fixed these elements of reality may be, we still have a certain freedom in our dealings with them. Take our sensations. That they are is undoubtedly beyond our control; but which we attend to, note, and make emphatic in our conclusions depends on our own interests; and, according as we lay the emphasis here or there, quite different formulations of truth result. We read the same facts differently. ‘Waterloo,’ with the same fixed details, spells a ‘victory’ for an englishman; for a frenchman it spells a ‘defeat.’ So, for an optimist philosopher the universe spells victory, for a pessimist, defeat. What we say about reality thus depends on the perspective into which we throw it.”
Isn’t it strange how princes and kings,and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,and common people, like you and me,are builders for eternity?
Each is given a list of rules;a shapeless mass; a bag of tools.And each must fashion, ere life is flown,A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone.
James D. Sutton
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Anne Harbison
“Things don’t necessarily happen for the best, but some people are able to make the best of things that happen.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
1. All-or-nothing thinking
3. Mental filter
4. Disqualifying the positive
5. Jumping to conclusions
6. Magnifying or minimizing
7. Emotional reasoning
8. ‘Should’ or ‘must’ statements
10. Personalization and blame
“I was born on September 26, 1909, the eldest of seven children, five girls and two boys... My candidate year was spent in the mother-house, teaching chemistry and second year Latin at Notre Dame Institute. With God’s grace, I intend to do my best for our Order, for the spread of religion and for my personal sanctification.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sandra J. Shaw
“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”
“Gratitude produced the most purely joyful moments that have been known to man.” G. K. Chesterton
“Gratefulness is the measure of our aliveness. Are we not dead to whatever we take for granted? Surely to be numb is to be dead.”
“We live in a ‘given’ world... What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple response of our heart to this given life in all its fullness.” Brother David Steindl-Rast
“To live and die in gratefulness, if in no other virtue.” Galway Kinnel
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others”. Cicero