Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wisdom of the Soul

No one can ruin your day without your permission.

Most people will be about as happy, as they decide to be.

Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.

Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.

Success stops when you do.

When your ship comes in ... make sure you are willing to unload it.

Life is a journey ... not a destination.  Enjoy the trip!

The biggest lie on the planet:  When I get what I want I will be happy.

The best way to escape your problem is to solve it.

I've learned that ultimately "Takers" lose and "Givers" win.

Life's precious moments don't have value, unless they are shared.

 If you don't start, it's certain you won't arrive.

We often fear the thing we want the most.

Yesterday was the deadline for all complaints.

Look for all opportunities ... not guarantees.

Life is what's coming ... not what was.

Success is getting up one more time.

Now is the most interesting time of all.

When things go wrong ... don't go with them.

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.

A person who asks a question might be a fool for five minutes, but a person who doesn't ask, is a fool forever.

A best friend is like a four leaf clover ... hard to find, and lucky to have.

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look behind.


lisa golightly said...

AMEN SISTER !!! Just love ya !

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I want to scream. These are all so fantastic and the images are sublime. Wonderful. I send little quotes like this with images to my daughter every week. This week, she's getting this entire post. Really, I loved it - couldn't possibly pick a favorite. Going to go back now and read them again and possibly put sticky notes up all over my computer.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Beautiful images and beautiful quotes. The blue gown and the globes made my heart go thump-thump. Beautiful.

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful...and just what I needed today. (I am borrowing one of these photos from you, K?)

Love, Donna

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I'm with Donna - I needed to hear these today, Terri. Thanks for picking me back up again. Lots of love to you x

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy your juxtapositions, Terri! like a descant to a song~

Glamourshoes said...

I love this! And agree with Everton Terrace! Every single one of these is fantastic! I love the beautiful girl lying on the ground in the roller skates! Well definitely be following you!

Scarlett Fiona Reed said...

Perfect! I love all of them, and that skirt with the hydrangeas, amazing. I may post one of your quotes daily, until people get sick of me :)

Beth said...

Oh, Terri...what a perfect post! I so needed to hear this!!! By the way, thank you for your encouraging comment today...You're the best!
xoxo Beth

Anonymous said...

Love it.... needed this today.. thank you!! xo

Unknown said...

YES...YES...YES...to all of it!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Nothing to disagree with here my friend - my favourite picture has to be the ballet dancers; my favourite quote is the one about sharing precious moments.
thank you

Farmgirl Paints said...

Well that was fun. I LOVE quotes...thank you for so many good ones;) Look forward to getting to know you.

Unknown said...

Without a doubt....my most favorite of all your posts, ever!!!! Loved every word. Drank up every picture.

xo Elizabeth

savvycityfarmer said...

oh darling ...
I've been a b.a.d. girl!


I love this post--each saying I read I think is just perfect and then I reach the next! Will have to keep this around for inspiration!

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Therese this is so beautiful and full of such wisdom. It has made my day and I feel inspired .... thank-you! So gorgeous and so true!
Have a lovely day and best wishes to you!

Kitty said...

Girl! What a fab post! Hey, I'm hosting a giveaway on both Organic Orgy and Kitty's Zen of Homekeeping. I have a great natural sports drink that's ecofriendly and delicious. Come on by and throw in your hat! XO Kitty

lisaroy said...

I love everyone of these! I should just print out your post and put it on my inspiration board! beautiful photos as well. xx

Beach House Living said...

Well said! Thank you for this and picking me up yet again.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Beautiful! "We often fear the thing we want the most"..., I know that now!!

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

"Life is a journey ... not a destination. Enjoy the trip!" So true. As my husband always says "There is only one take of this life, this is not a rehearsal".

Love especially one of the photos... the saint statue one... http://lumolifestyle.blogspot.com/2010/04/saint-statues.html

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I love it when you do these type of posts Lisa, you do them so beautifully. The photos were perfect and I especially liked the last line. You are the best. Much love XO

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Sorry, i meant Terri! in last comment.

La Brocanteuse said...

Thank you Terri, this is a great post- every image and piece of wisdom you shared ,is really special. XO Colette

Angie said...

These were great!!!

TwoMaisons said...

Oh how this helped me today. Thank you for being there with such lovely inspiration. ~Susan

Kathysue said...

Terri, I do not know How in the world I missed this post!! I love, love it!! This is totally YOU!! Love the words and the images are spot on. I really liked the one when your ship comes in be ready to unload it!! Sounds funny but it really is deep. Looks as if you have been soul searching and It looks like you have found some wonderful words to ponder. Great post, sweetie, Kathysue

Cashon&Co said...

my two faves?

when your ship comes in make sure you can unload it


you dont' have to attend every argument you're invited to.

These are both great little pearls of wisdom, that i hadn't heard put like this before.