Beautiful Quote from Dale Carnegie
“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” - Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie’s beautiful words serve as a reminder to choose our words and use our words carefully. Words are powerful, powerful things and can impact people for a lifetime.
Just as we can lift someone else with carefully spoken words, we can tear them down with carelessly spoken words. I think only the worst sort of person in the world would actually want to tear someone down. More times than not, hateful, careless, and potentially damaging words come from speaking without thinking.
The next time you find yourself on the brink of speaking, ask yourself…
- Is what I’m about to say necessary?
- Is what I’m about to say kind?
- Is what I’m about to say going to cause a smile?
- If my words stay with this person for the rest of their life, how will that make me feel?
“Worry is a thin stream of fear that trickles through the mind, which, if encouraged, will cut a channel so wide that all other thoughts will be drained out.” – Author Unknown
Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you. – Frank Barron
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou
Life is now in session. Are you present? – B. Copeland
“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” – Shirley MacLaine
You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind. – Zig Ziglar
Just In Case You Forgot How Beautiful Kindness Is...
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power that seems to be beyond natural causes, as though they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come back to earth.
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There's a Great Deal of Comfort in a Cup of Tea
This morning, my trip to the grocery store wasn’t as uneventful as it normally is. Seems my car’s brakes forgot how to do their job. Thankfully when I first noticed their sudden case of amnesia I was in a parking lot so I was going really slow. So thankfully I didn’t hit anyone or anything.
Just as it approaches that time of year when my brain begins to think about the holidays, Christmas shopping, and all the wonderful things that come from September – December… that’s when my car says, “You know what’d be cool right now? A big fat Mechanic Shop bill!”
It has such a sick idea of good times.
As soon as I got back home, I did the only thing I could do or needed to do. I poured myself a big tall glass of sweet tea and everything was right with the world again.
Tea is the comfort food of drinks, isn’t it? I love it for that.
The quote at the top is from a great book I recently reviewed on my tea blog. The book’s aptly titled Tea Wisdom and it’s absolutely a little beauty. Click the title to read more about this book and see more tea quotes.
As for me, I think my day calls for another pot of tea.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. – Henry Ford