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People know your name, not your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but not what you’ve been through. So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. - from 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently

Being violated, either physically or emotionally, by a friend or family member is one of the most agonizing occurrences in life. A series of questions ultimately arise in the aftermath. When a trusted third party consciously dishonors you, should you forgive them? How and when do you forgive them? Where exactly should you draw the line of no forgiveness? - via:

Realize that not everything in life is meant to be modified or perfectly understood. Live, let go, learn what you can and don’t waste energy worrying about the things you can’t change. Focus exclusively on what you can change, and if you can’t change something you don’t like, change the way you think about it. Review your options and then re-frame what you don’t like into a starting point for achieving something better. - via:

People are interesting creatures, and no two people are exactly alike. So meet someone new today. Find out what makes them tick. They’ll likely open your eyes to fascinating ideas and perspectives. And you never know, they just might change your life. - via:

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. To believe that you can reach a state of happiness and stay there forever, is like the tide believing she can reach for the shoreline and remain there forever. - via:

9 Reasons You’re Stuck Where You Are

<b>You haven’t taken responsibility for your circumstances.</b> – Too many people have a habit of blaming their circumstances or mistakes on bad fate or bad …