“The sadness that results from the come-down of accomplishments, the uncertainties of love and the curiosities of existence should not be repressed, but reflected upon. Enjoy it, it’s part of living fully.” ~ Unknown, The Daily Zen
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” ~ Horace
“In my own experience, both personally and professionally, I’ve learned that you don’t wait to confront reality. It doesn’t get easier. It doesn’t get better. And, in some cases, if you don’t get the relevant information from people and act quickly, you start losing options. You’re into damage control.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
“We forget that life isn’t as bad as we’re making it out to be. We also forget that when we’re blowing things out of proportion, we are the ones doing the blowing.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
…One day the farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. Continue reading