Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

Woke up this morning to wind and rain and decided I had a choice to make. I could pull up the soft covers and hide from the clouds or get out and put my day in order. On days like this I have to remind myself that I can make the choices that will make my time what I want it to be.

So, here I am to share with you thirteen favorite pieces of advice and inspiration to move your day along too.  
1. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. –Theodore Roosevelt
2. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. –Joseph Campbell
3. In a moving world re-adaptation is the price of longevity. –George Santayana
4. Arrange whatever pieces come your way. –Virginia Woolf
5. Full maturity is achieved by realizing that you have choices to make.
-Angela Barron McBride
6. The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of a day I am going to have. –Robert Frost
7. Although perfectionists believe their goal is excellence, they are really just looking for security.
8. Only he who believes is obedient, and only he who is obedient believes.
-Dietrich Bonheoffer
9. No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it.
-Charles Schulz
10. Be at peace with yourself. If you are not a peace with yourself, you are at peace with nothing.
11. If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. –Albert Einstein
12. You cannot keep trouble from coming, but you needn’t give it a chair.
13. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. -John Heider

Wishing for you, on this delightful Thursday, sunshine at the end of your day.
There are others who like to share on Thursday with their thirteen.  Click here to see.


  1. Great choice of "choice" quotes. And I join you in wishing for sunshine. Love the photo. Somehow I know the day will end with sunshine, or at least a warm smile... and for me, that will be sunshine enough.

  2. Love those quotes!!! Great TT! Mine is up over at

  3. We have the sunshine now, after the storm. Maybe you have OUR storm now? But it's supposed to be rainy again tonight... tomorrow... Go see my 13 and then give me a call. Today would be a good day to have a mother nearby!

  4. Good quotes! Nice reminder that much of life is indeed a choice.

  5. choosing to live in joy is my favorite. these are truly inspirational quotes. great thursday 13 post here!

  6. truly problem lies in our focusing too much on the problem and ignoring the solution