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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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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Grumpy quotes for a peaceful Monday

Hello, dear readers. Today is Monday again and God decided to give us another amazing day to enjoy it to the fullest. With one minor change, my dear cat Fifi decided it will be interesting if she would wake me up at say, 5 AM in the morning.

I could not fall asleep for other 3 hours and had to wake up because I had to get write on the blog, exercise and get ready for work. Now she is sleeping because she had a rough night (obviously), scratching chairs material, running from one place to another and meowing like its the end of the world.

Now, as you might guess she is tired and sleeps peacefully in her favorite spot of the house. I think I should wake her up and scratch something, making her pay attention like she did this early morning. But I will focus on my blog instead, and on the sudden headache.

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So, this morning got me a little bit grumpy and angry with the cat situation and I am going to share with you a few grumpy funny quotes to loosen up and get ready for a wonderful, productive day.

Grumpy quotes

“Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man’s venom poisons himself more than his victim.” ― Charles Buxton

“Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. ” ― Baltasar Gracian

“There’s a fine line between angry and grumpy. Angry isn’t nice, but grumpy is funny. ” ― Rick Wakeman

“Sometimes you can’t tell if you’re just in a bad mood or everyone around you is being annoying. ” ― Hussein Nishah

“No! I’m not ready, this is still my first cup of coffee!” ― Anthony Liccione

“Most annoying circumstances have brought you into the presence of a man who has broken all the ties of humanity. You have come to trouble my existence.” ― Jules Verne

“Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think maybe sometimes it’s misinterpreted.” ― Harrison Ford

“One of the very first things I figured out about life…is that it’s better to be a hopeful person than a cynical, grumpy one, because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you’re hopeful, you have more fun.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

“I wouldn’t say I was grumpy. It’s more pathological – I have seismic tantrums. I get red in the face and cry at least three times a week, and I have to lie down and have a nap afterwards.” ― Jenny Eclair

“A smile is nature’s best antidote for discouragement. It brings rest to the weary, sunshine to those who are frowning, and hope to those who are hopeless and defeated. A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought, begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will. You have to be willing to give a smile away before it can do anyone else any good. So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile, let him have one of yours anyway. Nobody needs a smile as much as the person who has none to give.” ―Dale Carnegie

“The grumpier you are, the more assholes you meet. ” ― Banksy

“Don’t talk to me. I’m tired and grumpy and I’ll probably make fun of you.” ― Ann Brashares

“I once got a postcard from a French poet who wrote – „you don’t know me but I’m always very grumpy when I get up in morning. But when I get up now I put the tea kettle on, and when it starts to sing it makes me smile – goddamn you!” That’s what happened when we first designed it – we got a lot of mail.” ― Michael Graves

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Spring quotes and joy

Today it’s first day of March 2020. A new year with new hopes and goals that become more achievable as the time goes by. I wanted to celebrate this special day with spring quotes and joy lyrics from all around the world with my special people, here on the Kate’s page Blog.

I wish you a happy bright spring with happiness and magic!

Spring quotes

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”
 — Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’”
— Robin Williams

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.”
 — Jessica Harrelson

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
― Kobayashi Issa, Poems

“Is the spring coming?” he said. „What is it like?”…
„It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
― John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”
― Oliver Herford

“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”
― Millard Kaufman, Bowl of Cherries

“She’s a manner of speaking.
Even the flowers don’t come back, or the green leaves.
There are new flowers, new green leaves.
There are other beautiful days.
Nothing comes back, nothing repeats itself, because everything is real.”
― Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”―  Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers. ” ― Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”― Bern Williams

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