Hi guys! Hope your Friday afternoon is going quickly 🙂 I have a little more work to do but wanted to check in with a quick post while I wait for my afternoon coffee to kick in…
I love reading the Friday Favorites posts on blogs I follow, so I decided to do one of my own this week – but instead of finds from around the web, below is a roundup of quotes I love. They generally apply to the way I want to live my life – unafraid, hardworking, calm (or, the opposite of my normal state). Enjoy and have a great weekend!
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. There can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
-Unknown (even I know that this is not physics, but I like it anyway).
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists…it is real…it is possible…it’s yours.”
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day and you shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What if I forgave myself? I thought. What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I’d done other than because it was what I wanted and needed to do? What if I was sorry, but if I could go back in tie I wouldn’t do anything differently than I had done? What if I’d actually wanted to fuck every one of those men? What if heroin had taught me something? What if yes was the right answer instead of no? What if what made me do all those things everyone thought I shouldn’t have done was what also had got me here? What if I was never redeemed? What if I already was?”
-Cheryl Strayed, Wild
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who in the end knows at best the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”