Archive for ‘Quotes’

January 11, 2012

Whisper words of wisdom

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December 15, 2011

Luck of the draw.

Since it’s finals week, I thought I’d talk about luck.

Do you have any lucky tricks?

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I have a few tricks I whip out on exam days.

For example, it’s all about what you wear. I do have lucky underwear. I am one of those people. Don’t judge me. I also try to wear one of 3 pairs of shoes.

Then we have music.

I listen to either my newest pump up song or one of my favorites to get my mind focused. Usually this one. After that, it’s just about being comfortable. I try to wear leggings or something similar. Uncomfortable jeans are not your friends on test days.

Here are some lucky superstitions if you’re shopping for a new one.

When I used to cheer, I had to stand there before going on stage and silently go through the entire routine. I also wore lucky underwear back then…

You may think superstitions are silly, but it’s more of a mental state. It boosts confidence or how comfortable you feel. Lucky people make their own “luck.” Just read this. Or don’t, it’s kind of long. Read this instead. Anyway, I’m going to continue my superstitious ways whether or not it really helps. It’s routine now, it makes me feel better.

~Always remember, though:

“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”

-Louis Pasteur

Regardless, you’ll probably look like this after exams.

Just make sure you write correctly. Or think about ALOTS.

December 5, 2011

Shake the Dust

Speak every time you stand so that you do not forget yourself,
never let a moment go by you that doesn’t remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day…
That there are enough gallons of blood to make you an ocean.

 

No matter if you think you can accomplish everything or have trouble getting out of bed. No matter if you are religious or not. No matter if you are someone who is confident in yourself or if you are someone who struggles with who you are. You are worth it all. & I think everyone needs a little inspiration and support, no matter who they are.

” So grab this world by its clothespins and shake it out again and again and jump on top and take it for a spin and when you hop off shake it again for this is yours.”

 

October 4, 2011

The rest is just sand

My sister posted this on FB, it caught my heart.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle and 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class with several items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the …students if the jar was full…. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. Once more they agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked one more time if the jar was full, and the students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand, the pebbles, and the golf balls. The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions—things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else—the small stuff. The professor continued, “If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.” “So,” he cautioned, “pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children; take time to get medical checkups; take your partner out to dinner; play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked.” He elaborated. “It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

 


September 29, 2011

It’s not always easy.