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[Quote No.53103] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem:- about the value and benefit of using activity to distract the attention from boredom, heartache or other negatives and feel a little satisfaction when achieve some goals.]

'Find Work'

...

My mother’s mother, widowed very young
of her first love, and of that love’s first fruit,
moved through her father’s farm, her country tongue
and country heart anaesthetized and mute
with labor. So her kind was taught to do -
'Find work,' she would reply to every grief -
and her one dictum, whether false or true,
tolled heavy with her passionate belief.
Widowed again, with children, in her prime,
she spoke so little it was hard to bear
so much composure, such a truce with time
spent in the lifelong practice of despair.
But I recall her floors, scrubbed white as bone,
her dishes, and how painfully they shone.

" - Rhina P. Espaillat
(1932 - ) She was born in the Dominican Republic under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. After Espaillat’s father opposed the regime, her family was exiled to the United States, where they settled in New York City. She began writing poetry as a young girl, first in Spanish, then English, and has published in both languages.
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[Quote No.53131] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem: about not dwelling longer than necessary to learn and deal with negatives in the past, present or future; and when taking time to have fun, relax and recreate focusing your attention - being mindful - on enjoying the present moment]

'It's Fine Today'

Sure, this world is full of trouble
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord, I've had enough and double
Reason for complaint;
Rain and storm have come to fret me,
Skies are often gray;
Thorns and brambles have beset me
On the road — but say,
Ain't it fine today?

What's the use of always weepin',
Making trouble last?
What's the use of always keepin'
Thinkin' of the past?

Each must have his tribulation — Water with his wine;
Life, it ain't no celebration,
Trouble? — I've had mine —
But today is fine!

It's today that I am livin',
Not a month ago.
Havin'; losin'; takin'; givin';
As time wills it so.
Yesterday a cloud of sorrow
Fell across the way,
It may rain again tomorrow,
It may rain — but say,
Ain't it fine today?

" - Douglas Malloch
(1877 – 1938) American poet, short-story writer and Associate Editor of American Lumberman, a trade paper in Chicago.
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[Quote No.53233] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem:- about the restorative benefits of mature to brighten emotional gloom]

'Little Heartbreak'

A little heartbreak, wan and sore,
was sitting by herself.
A sunbeam slipped around the door
and danced upon a shelf.
Though little Heartbreak knew not why,
she ceased, quite suddenly, to cry.
Still little Heartbreak sat alone.
'I never will be whole again,'
thus said she in her saddest tone,
'I never will be healed of pain.'
Then, unannounced, a little breeze
that had been playing in the trees,
passed softly over Heartbreak's face,
and, lo! of tears there was no trace.
Then when a bird began to sing,
and Heartbreak couldn't help but hear,
there happened such a curious thing -
a silvern echo did appear,
enthroned itself in Heartbreak's breast
and, like the bird, sang with sweet zest!
So little Heart-break tossed her head
and laughed to find the world so fair.
'It's true,' she cried, 'My heart has bled,
and I have lived with black despair.
But I can't be quite broken, long -
with sunbeams, zephyrs, and birds' song!'

" - Wilhelmina Stitch
(1888-1936) Wilhelmina Stich is the pseudonym of Ruth Jacobs Cohen Collie. She was a writer, lecturer and poet - called 'The Poem A Day Lady'. Born at Cambridgeshire, England in 1888, daughter of I. W. Jacobs, she married E. Arakie Cohen while he was visiting England and returned with him to Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. They had one son, Ralph. After her husband’s death in 1919, she was forced to seek employment to support herself and her son. Her friends encouraged her to submit her writing for publication, which led to a successful career as a writer which continued to the time of her death. Writing under the pen names 'Sheila Rand' or 'Wilhelmina Stitch', she had poetry and stories published in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Telegram. In time, she became, in the words an obituary, 'one of the best-known women writers in the British Empire'. She later remarried to Scottish physician Frank K. Collie and moved with him to London, England where she died on 6 March 1936. [refer http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/collie_rjc.shtml and http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/ref/collection/ceww/id/254 ]
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[Quote No.53250] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem:- about changing what you are looking for and therefore what you are sensitive to and so naturally notice within your environment and in what you experience each day. Then you can note each beautiful thing at the time and perhaps even include it each night in a diary after noted other things that day such as perhaps three things you are grateful for and three things you are satisfied with and three things you are looking forward to.]

'Beauty Each Day'

I shall find beauty in this day,
Perhaps I'll see (Oh, rare delight!)
blue columbines, like butterflies in flight,
or daisies starring all the meadow white;
I cannot say.

I shall find beauty. This alone I know.
It may be framed within the dawn-lit skies,
or lurking in true friendship's tender eyes,
or set within some precious words and wise,
or in the sunset's glow.

I shall find beauty in such little things.
Perhaps I'll see, on some drab, dusty street,
ill-shod, but carefree, twinkling, rhythmic feet
responding to a barrel-organ's beat,
while laughter gaily rings.

I shall find beauty ere the set of sun.
It may not flow from flowers that brightly gleam,
nor from a rose-winged, fairy-nurtured dream,
nor from the moonbeams on a silver stream -
merely from Duty done.

" - Wilhelmina Stitch
(1888-1936) Wilhelmina Stich is the pseudonym of Ruth Jacobs Cohen Collie. She was a writer, lecturer and poet - called 'The Poem A Day Lady'. Born at Cambridgeshire, England in 1888, daughter of I. W. Jacobs, she married E. Arakie Cohen while he was visiting England and returned with him to Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. They had one son, Ralph. After her husband’s death in 1919, she was forced to seek employment to support herself and her son. Her friends encouraged her to submit her writing for publication, which led to a successful career as a writer which continued to the time of her death. Writing under the pen names 'Sheila Rand' or 'Wilhelmina Stitch', she had poetry and stories published in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Telegram. In time, she became, in the words an obituary, 'one of the best-known women writers in the British Empire'. She later remarried to Scottish physician Frank K. Collie and moved with him to London, England where she died on 6 March 1936. [refer http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/collie_rjc.shtml and http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/ref/collection/ceww/id/254 ]
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[Quote No.53255] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem:- about 'counting your blessings', noticing and collecting beautiful things, that give you pleasure and that you are grateful for]

'Song Of Lovely Things'

How many lovely things there be!
The ever-changing, restless sea;
The gracious, friendly, shady tree;
And children laughing in their glee.

How many lovely things there are!
The glowing, beaming, friendly star,
The garden gate that stands ajar,
The sound of Church bells from afar.

How many lovely things I know!
Stories of lovers long ago,
and places where the lilies blow,
and children's voices sweet and low.

What lovely things have touched my heart -
See how the waves caress and part,
And watch pale Dawn from Night upstart
And slip into her mystic mart.

What lovely things my ears have heard:
The thrilling song of happy bird,
A horse by anxious lover spurred,
A toddler's sweetly lisped first word.

What lovely things my eyes have seen:
Snow-covered hills and fields of green,
And silks of wondrous weave and sheen -
And Baby's toothless smile serene!

" - Wilhelmina Stitch
(1888-1936) Wilhelmina Stich is the pseudonym of Ruth Jacobs Cohen Collie. She was a writer, lecturer and poet - called 'The Poem A Day Lady'. Born at Cambridgeshire, England in 1888, daughter of I. W. Jacobs, she married E. Arakie Cohen while he was visiting England and returned with him to Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. They had one son, Ralph. After her husband’s death in 1919, she was forced to seek employment to support herself and her son. Her friends encouraged her to submit her writing for publication, which led to a successful career as a writer which continued to the time of her death. Writing under the pen names 'Sheila Rand' or 'Wilhelmina Stitch', she had poetry and stories published in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Telegram. In time, she became, in the words an obituary, 'one of the best-known women writers in the British Empire'. She later remarried to Scottish physician Frank K. Collie and moved with him to London, England where she died on 6 March 1936. [refer http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/collie_rjc.shtml and http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/ref/collection/ceww/id/254 ]
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[Quote No.53257] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem:- about 'counting your blessings', noticing and collecting beautiful things, that give you pleasure and that you are grateful for.]

'Simple Joys'

I would sing songs of simple things,
of things beloved the wide world o'er;
of columbines with fairy wings,
of stars that gem blue Heaven's door,
of rocks where shining seaweed clings -
I would sing songs of simple things.

Of white-capped waves that gaily dance
Towards the cliff's indifferent breast;
of sunbeams that so brightly glance,
of winds that lull the trees to rest,
of joy that from good laughter springs -
I would sing songs of simple things.

Oh, had I fingers magic tipped,
a golden harp with golden strings;
had I the draught of Poesy sipped,
I'd play and sing of simple things.
Of patchwork quilts so bright of hue,
Of table linen gleaming white,
of china, every shade of blue,
of benison in candle-light.
Of books of wisdom, books of wit;
of friendship's hand, the strength it brings;
of friendship's voice, the joy in it -
oh, I would sing of just these things!

" - Wilhelmina Stitch
(1888-1936) Wilhelmina Stich is the pseudonym of Ruth Jacobs Cohen Collie. She was a writer, lecturer and poet - called 'The Poem A Day Lady'. Born at Cambridgeshire, England in 1888, daughter of I. W. Jacobs, she married E. Arakie Cohen while he was visiting England and returned with him to Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. They had one son, Ralph. After her husband’s death in 1919, she was forced to seek employment to support herself and her son. Her friends encouraged her to submit her writing for publication, which led to a successful career as a writer which continued to the time of her death. Writing under the pen names 'Sheila Rand' or 'Wilhelmina Stitch', she had poetry and stories published in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Telegram. In time, she became, in the words an obituary, 'one of the best-known women writers in the British Empire'. She later remarried to Scottish physician Frank K. Collie and moved with him to London, England where she died on 6 March 1936. [refer http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/collie_rjc.shtml and http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/ref/collection/ceww/id/254 ]
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[Quote No.53275] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem: about which Time perspective is best - WAS: looking back with satisfaction - IS: experiencing the present moment - YET-TO-BE: anticipating the future. There is another which covers them all and adds another level of pleasure to each namely gratitude: (WAS) it could have been worse, (IS) it could be worse, (YET-TO-BE) it could end up being worse!!!]

'WAS, IS, and YET-TO-BE'

WAS, IS, and YET-TO-BE
Were chatting over a cup of tea.

In tarnished finery smelling of must,
Was talked of people long turned to dust;

Of titles and honours and high estate,
All forgotten or out of date;

Of wonderful feasts in the long ago,
Of pride that perished with nothing to show.

'I loathe the present,' said WAS, with a groan;
'I live in pleasures that I have known.'

The YET-TO-BE, in a gown of gauze,
Looked over the head of musty WAS,

And gazed far off into misty space
With a wrapt expression upon her face.

'Such wonderful pleasures are coming to me,
Such glory, such honour,' said YET-TO-BE.

'No one dreamed, in the vast Has-Been,
Of such successes as I shall win.'

'The past, the present -- why, what are they?
I live for the joy of a future day.'

Then practical IS, in a fresh print dress,
Spoke up with a laugh, 'I must confess'

'I find to-day so pleasant,' she said,
'I never look back, and seldom ahead.'

'Whatever has been, is a finished sum;
Whatever will be -- why, let it come.'

'To-day is mine. And so, you see,
I have the past and the yet-to-be;'

'For to-day is the future of yesterday,
And the past of to-morrow. I live while I may,'

'And I think the secret of pleasure is this,
And this alone, said practical IS

" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(1850 - 1919) American poet.
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[Quote No.53366] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem: about putting joy into each and every day so they are a pleasure to anticipate, experience and recall!]

'Fabric'

I try to live each day
In such a way
That when tomorrow makes today a yesterday
I will have woven into the fabric of my life
Some gay design,
Some patch of color,
Bright, to please the eye.
So that, in the graying years to come,
When all the quick responsive senses dull,
I may look back across the patterns of my past
And, in my memory,
Live the joys and pains
Of all my yesterdays.

" - Don Blanding
(1894-1957), Hawaiian Poet Laureate, artist, designer, songwriter, theatrical actor, director and producer of musicals, soldier, lecturer, radio, film and television personality and newspaper columnist.
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[Quote No.53388] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem: about the joys of imagination - memory and fantasy]

'My Mind to me a Kingdom is'

My mind to me a kingdom is;
Such perfect joy therein I find
That it excels all other bliss
That world affords or grows by kind.
Though much I want which most men have,
Yet still my mind forbids to crave.

No princely pomp, no wealthy store,
No force to win the victory,
No wily wit to salve a sore,
No shape to feed each gazing eye;
To none of these I yield as thrall.
For why my mind doth serve for all.

I see how plenty suffers oft,
How hasty climbers soon do fall;
I see that those that are aloft
Mishap doth threaten most of all;
They get with toil, they keep with fear.
Such cares my mind could never bear.

Content I live, this is my stay;
I seek no more than may suffice;
I press to bear no haughty sway;
Look what I lack my mind supplies;
Lo, thus I triumph like a king,
Content with that my mind doth bring.

I little have, and seek no more.
They are but poor, though much they have,
And I am rich with little store.
They poor, I rich; they beg, I give;
They lack, I leave, they pine, I live.

I laugh not at another's loss;
I grudge not at another's gain:
No worldly waves my mind can toss;
My state at one doth still remain.
I fear no foe, nor fawning friend;
I loathe not life, nor dread my end.

Some weigh their pleasure by their lust,
Their wisdom by their rage of will,
Their treasure is their only trust;
And cloaked craft their store of skill.
But all the pleasure that I find
Is to maintain a quiet mind.

My wealth is health and perfect ease;
My conscience clear my chief defense;
I neither seek by bribes to please,
Nor by deceit to breed offense.
Thus do I live; thus will I die.
Would all did so as well as I!

" - Edward de Vere
(1550 – 1604), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era. Oxford was heir to the second oldest earldom in the kingdom, a court favourite for a time, a sought-after patron of the arts, and noted by his contemporaries as a lyric poet and playwright, but his reckless and volatile temperament precluded him from attaining any courtly or governmental responsibility and contributed to the dissipation of his estate. Since the 1920s he has been the most popular alternative candidate proposed for the authorship of Shakespeare's works. This poem (created before 1581) has been attributed to de Vere by Steven May, but has also been published as the work of Edward Dyer. [Refer http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/My_Mind_to_me_a_Kingdom_is ]
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[Quote No.53561] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[Poem:- about the dangers of creating a person who rushes through life and forgets to 'smell the roses' along the path and savour each present moment and experience]

'Making A Man'

Hurry the baby as fast as you can,
Hurry him, worry him, make him a man.
Off with his baby clothes, get him in pants,
Feed him on brain foods and make him advance.
Hustle him, soon as he's able to walk,
Into a grammar school; cram him with talk.
Fill his poor head full of figures and facts,
Keep on a-jamming them in till it cracks.
Once boys grew up at a rational rate,
Now we develop a man while you wait,
Rush him through college, compel him to grab
Of every known subject a dip and a dab.
Get him in business and after the cash,
All by the time he can grow a moustache.
Let him forget he was ever a boy,
Make gold his god and its jingle his joy.
Keep him a-hustling and clear out of breath,
Until he wins -- nervous prostration and death.

" - Nixon Waterman
(1859 - 1944) American newspaper writer, poet and Chautauqua lecturer, who rose to prominence in the 1890s.
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[Quote No.53587] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber
American writer
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[Quote No.53692] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." - Henry Miller

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[Quote No.53784] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those [people, things, activities and experiences that] we love." - Jean Baptiste Moliere
(1622 - 1673) French dramatist
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[Quote No.53808] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed." - Joseph Addison

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[Quote No.53825] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"The travel impulse is mental and physical curiosity. It's a passion!" - Paul Theroux

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[Quote No.53878] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[To stop yourself from focusing on something unpleasant and feeling bad - after you have learnt all you can from the experience to make the future better - plan activities and get busy doing something engrossing to distract your conscious self:] I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair." - Lord Alfred Tennyson

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[Quote No.54101] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"The less routine the more life. [Variety is the spice of life.]" - Amos Bronson Alcott

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[Quote No.54186] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"Not all those who wander are lost!!" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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[Quote No.54347] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"[A story - with a message about finding happiness through a blend of necessary skills:] - 'The Secret of Happiness' - A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived. Rather than finding a saintly man, though, our hero, on entering the main room of the castle, saw a hive of activity: tradesmen came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft music, and there was a table covered with platters of the most delicious food in that part of the world. The wise man conversed with everyone, and the boy had to wait for two hours before it was his turn to be given the man's attention. The wise man listened attentively to the boy's explanation of why he had come, but told him that he didn't have time just then to explain the secret of happiness. He suggested that the boy look around the palace and return in two hours. ‘Meanwhile, I want to ask you to do something’, said the wise man, handing the boy a teaspoon that held two drops of oil. ‘As you wander around, carry this spoon with you without allowing the oil to spill’. The boy began climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace, keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon. After two hours, he returned to the room where the wise man was. ‘Well’, asked the wise man, ‘Did you see the Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall? Did you see the garden that it took the master gardener ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful parchments in my library?’ The boy was embarrassed, and confessed that he had observed nothing. His only concern had been not to spill the oil that the wise man had entrusted to him. ‘Then go back and observe the marvels of my world’, said the wise man. ‘You cannot trust a man if you don't know his house’. Relieved, the boy picked up the spoon and returned to his exploration of the palace, this time observing all of the works of art on the ceilings and the walls. He saw the gardens, the mountains all around him, the beauty of the flowers, and the taste with which everything had been selected. Upon returning to the wise man, he related in detail everything he had seen. ‘But where are the drops of oil I entrusted to you?’ asked the wise man. Looking down at the spoon he held, the boy saw that the oil was gone. ‘Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you’, said the wisest of wise men. ‘The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon’." - Paul Coelho
This story is found in his book, ‘The Alchemist’.
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[Quote No.54456] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"You'll hit gold more often if you simply try out a lot of things." - Ira Glass

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[Quote No.54459] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist!!" - Anthony Burgess

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[Quote No.54490] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of [also] enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today." - Dale Carnegie

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"There are a number of very enjoyable meditations that a person can do. Some of the common ones include focusing on the experiences of breathing in and out or absolute stillness. Other ones focus on holding for as long as possible the feeling of gratitude, satisfaction or anticipation. But some of the most enjoyable focus on experiencing - holding and drawing out - the feeling of a smile or a laugh including the physical feelings around the eyes, lips and face. Remember when you meditate, if your mind wanders, calmly bring it back." - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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"A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. You have a chance to select from some pretty elegant furnishings! " - Louis L'Amour

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"[Avocation and hobby:] Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. " - Julia Child
American chef, author, and television personality.
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"I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you!" - Anne Frank

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[Quote No.54819] Need Area: Fun > Experiences
"Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live." - Anna Quindlen
'A Short Guide to a Happy Life'.
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"The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence." - Samuel Johnson

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"Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour." - William Cowper

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"[If feeling down, a person can often feel better by distracting themselves from unhappy thoughts and feelings by getting busy:] The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic -- in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea -- known to medical science is work." - Thomas Szasz
(1920-2012), author and professor of psychiatry.
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"[Variety is the spice of life:] It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way." - Christopher Morley
(1890 - 1957)
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"There is no better high than discovery!" - E. O. Wilson

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"Boredom is useful to me when I notice it and think: Oh I'm bored; there must be something else I want to be doing.... Boredom acts as an initiator of originality by pushing me into new activities or new thoughts." - Hugh Prather
(1938 - 2010)
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"Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries!!" - Corita Kent
nun, artist and educator
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"For Proust, the great artists deserve acclaim because they show us the world in a way that is fresh, appreciative, and alive... The opposite of art, for Proust, is something he calls habit. For Proust, much of life is ruined for us by a blanket or shroud of familiarity that descends between us and everything that matters. It dulls our senses and stops us [savouring - also spelt as 'savoring' - and] appreciating everything, from the beauty of a sunset to our work and our friends. Children don’t suffer from habit, which is why they get excited by some very key but simple things – like puddles, jumping on the bed, sand, and fresh bread. But we adults get ineluctably spoiled, which is why we seek ever more powerful stimulants, like fame and love. The trick, in Proust’s eyes, is to recover the powers of appreciation of a child in adulthood, to strip the veil of habit and therefore to start to look upon daily life with a new and more grateful sensitivity. This, for Proust, is what one group in the population does all the time: artists. Artists are people who strip habit away and return life to its deserved glory." - Alain de Botton
philosopher and author. From his book, 'How Proust Can Change Your Life'.
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"A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty...is a poverty stricken day!" - Lewis Mumford

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"...don't allow an event, however unpleasant or momentous, to claim any more time [mental attention-focus] than it took for it to occur [and you to learn its lessons]. Don't linger on them mentally or verbally ...This way you'll spare your brain cells a lot of useless agitation ...So [distract your attention-focus] flip the channel: you can't put this network out of circulation, but at least you can reduce its ratings." - Joseph Brodsky
Russian-born poet and essayist and Nobel Laureate in literature. [http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/12/18/joseph-brodsky-speech-at-the-stadium-commencement/? ]
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"'What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well...' [That is to say within negative things, there is a little positive - just like the yin-yang symbols, have a little dot of the opposite within and Pandora's box of evils also included the redeeming hope] " - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Quote from his famous book, 'The Little Prince'.
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"Develop a childlike fascination with life and people." - Jim Rohn

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"If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it! Many of the things we find interesting are not so by nature, but because we took the trouble of paying attention to them!" - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Quote from his book, 'Flow'.
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"I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to go forth into its expanse!" - Charlotte Bronte

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"When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms." - Mary Oliver
American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
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"Life is divided into three terms [time tenses] - that which was [the past where we can learn and enjoy satisfaction], which is [the present where we can act and enjoy the experience in the moment], and which will be [the future where we can imagine and enjoy anticipation]!!! All the time, whether thinking about the past, present or future, grateful that things could always be worse but aren't." - William Wordsworth

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"This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with [totally aware of, fully focused on] what you are doing in the here and now. " - Alan Watts

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"A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points [as Archimedes said], but it is by no means the most interesting!" - Robert Holmes

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"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon Verdure in the most perfect refreshment!" - Jane Austen
(1775-1817), English novelist.
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"Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough!!" - Gustave Flaubert

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"The world is not yet exhausted: let me see something to-morrow which I never saw before!" - Samuel Johnson
(1709 – 1784)
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"Knowing that everything is temporary and will end, in pain gives hope and endurance and in joy gives the incentive to savour the moment!" - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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"[Travel is a great educator:] Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased! " - Bible
Daniel, 12:4
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