Quote of the day #22

“Intensive work engagement is an effective medicine that we should use in case of many problems that occur in life.

For example, when you are being treated unfairly at work or going through promotion discrimination, do not despair or complain that life isn’t fair, but rather respond by intensive work, start a new challenging project, enroll in a master’s degree program or in a doctoral program.

Such activities will occupy you completely, so that you will quickly overcome the problem and repair your injured self esteem.”
― Eraldo Banovac

Quote of the day #20

“Garraty wondered how it would be, to lie in the biggest, dustiest library silence of all, dreaming endless, thoughtless dreams behind your gummed-down eyelids, dressed forever in your Sunday suit. No worries about money, success, fear, joy, pain, sorrow, sex, or love. Absolute zero. No father, mother, girlfriend, lover. The dead are orphans. No company but the silence like a moth’s wing. An end to the agony of movement, to the long nightmare of going down the road. The body in peace, stillness, and order. The perfect darkness of death.

How would that be? Just how would that be?”
― Stephen King, The Long Walk

Quote of the day #19

“We shall surely be remembered for something; something good or something bad; something mediocre or something noble; something great or something small! In all things we do, always and always, let us not forget that we shall either be remember for something or nothing, and be it something or nothing, we shall still be remembered!

If you are to be noted for your words, let the words be that which are breath-taking! If you are to be noted for your attitude, let that attitude be that which is solemn and distinctive! If you are to be noted for your thoughts, let the thought be that which gives unique reasons to ponder for distinctive footprints!

If you are to be noted for your deeds, let the deeds be that which touches the heart of Heaven , give noble reasons for action and put smiles on faces (and believing that God sees and rewards every act of good deed)! If you are to be noted for certain stands, let it be that which is either a firm yes or bold no! Always remember, you shall surely be remembered for something or nothing; live well then!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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Quote of the day #17

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

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At peace with myself

Hello, my dear readers! Today is Friday. I don’t know how but after the quarantine lockdown the days appear to move on slower. I notice the day that goes through and I am eager for tomorrow.

As you know from my latest posts, these two weeks have been rough for me and I underwent certain changes. I managed to come more at peace with myself and accept the changes that life brought upon me.

If at the beginning I was confused and did not understand why we’re all of these changes necessary and why was the break down requested, now I come to realize that everything happened for a reason.

Things change, friends leave and life doesn’t stop from anybody, just because we want it. And it’s totally normal to be affected, nothing is more painful to the human mind than a sudden change.

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Lao Tzu used to say that life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. It’s important to not resist them as we are inviting sorrow in. Let’s accept reality as it is and let’s let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.

Quote of the day #14

“It’s too early for strawberries. But the clearing is filled with their leaves and their little white flowers, like fallen stars. The wishing well was covered, too, so that only someone who knew it was there would have really noticed it. It looks like a barrow under the green; somewhere fairies or goblins might live.”
― Joanne Harris, The Strawberry Thief

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Samur Isma)

Quote of the day #13

“Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Benjamin Davies)