Life’s Inspiration

I am come a long way since I was made fun of in Grade 2. After life changing workshops on enlightenment, I can honestly say that my life’s path is unique. Here are some inspirational quotes that really makes you think. For more quotes, I have been updating my Twitter account whenever I get a chance! View here.

  • Every 60 seconds you spend angry is a minute of happiness you will never get back, so smile because your smile is beautiful.
  • It is true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but is it not also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.
  • “Sometimes you have to be willing to let things fall apart, so people will appreciate what u do.” ~ J.F.
  • Rather be unhappy and be able to help others then to be happy and no help anyone.
  • Though one cannot satisfy others if its own desire is still unknown.
  • “Never shall I forget the times I spent with you; continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “Never regret what made you smile. Just learn from the tears that followed.” ~ Unknown
  • “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” ~ Denis Waitley
  • “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
  • “There are many things in life that will catch your eye. But only a few will catch your heart.” ~ Ben Crenshaw
  • “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller
  • “I too was concerned about making a decision that might rob me of a greater option, until I realized that the great option was the ability to keep making those decisions.”
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Letting go of people that drain you in your life is a gift of greatness you make to yourself.” ~ Carele Belanger
  • “You cannot change other people. You love them the way they are or you don’t. You accept them the way they are or you don’t. To try to change them to fit what you want them to be is like trying to change a dog for a cat, or a cat for a horse. That is a fact. They are what they are; you are what you are.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
  • “Love yourself first and everything falls into line.” ~ Lucille Ball
  • Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.
  • No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won’t make you cry.
  • Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have
  • A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
  • The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can’t have them.
  • Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.
  • To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
  • Don’t waste your time on a man/woman, who isn’t willing to waste their time on you.
  • Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
  • Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.
  • There’s always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around.
  • Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you.
  • Don’t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.


The Farmer and the Old-Bucket
Today, I went to an appreciation dinner hosted by my chiropractor. I took my mom and she told me an interesting story I thought I would share. The story goes like so…..

There once was a farmer (think, old traditional Chinese farmer who looked after rice fields) (example, see photo) who had two water buckets hanging off his shoulders. One bucket (yes, the farmer was delusional) who was looking worn out said to the farmer. “Why do you keep using me? Why don’t you replace me with a new bucket like the one on the other side! I have holes all over me and don’t hold as much as the newer bucket!” The farmer gaze down the path in which they take everyday and tells the old-bucket “look at the flowers on your side, they are blooming and baring beautiful flowers for me to see! The newer bucket’s side…dry as dirt, not pretty at all!” The old-bucket dawned a new realization and was then happy to keep the farmer company.

Interesting story to say the least. Kind of the same theory of “the grass is greener on the other side” and of course, it rarely is. Think about your past and perhaps sticking to the old bucket was a better off..maybe you will find something you never realized…like the pretty flowers growing beside you.