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20 Quotes About Love

I’m not big on Valentine’s Day but I don’t mind celebrating a little love! Especially with quotes from our favorite movies and books!

Image result for when harry met sally“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally, 1989 

“They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.” ~ Big Fish, 2003

“Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.”
— Alfred Tennyson (In Memoriam)

“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump, 1994

“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Notting Hill, 1999

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
— Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“Loving someone, and being loved means so much to me. We always make fun of it and stuff. But isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?” – Before Sunrise, 1995

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“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.” – William Parish, Meet Joe Black

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
— Mother Teresa

 

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“If you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just…passes you by.” – My Best Friend’s Wedding

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
— Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper)

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” – The Notebook

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” – The Notebook 

“Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some time, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me.” – Runaway Bride

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
— Robert Fulghum (True Love)

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
— Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

“I always thought that there was this one perfect person for everybody in the world, you know, and when you found that person the rest of the world kind of magically faded away, and, you know, the two of you would just be inside this kind of protective bubble, but there is no bubble, I mean if there is you have to make it, I just think life is more than a series of moments, you know, we can make choices, and we can choose to protect the people we love, and that’s what makes us who we are and those are the real memories.”  – Forces of Nature

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” – Dead Poet’s Society

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
— Oscar Wilde

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But remember the best love is the love you give yourself!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

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Realizing Our Personal Legends

The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one’s Personal Legend is a person’s only real obligation. All things are one.

— Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

I am currently reading The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho.

While reading, I was struck by a particular thought. Coelho talks about realizing your Personal Legend.

“… (Personal Legend) ‘It’s what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives.”

This sounds all well and good. I am certainly a dreamer who wants to realize her Personal Legend. But then he goes on…

“But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their Personal Legend.”

The crystal merchant expresses how he dreams of a dream he knows will never come true but he is okay with it. He wants to go to Mecca but he has never been able to make the trip. “…It’s the thought of Mecca that keeps me alive.” He says. “I’m afraid if my dream is realized, I’ll have no reason to go on living.”

What if I live my whole life without accomplishing my Personal Legend? What if I think I’m headed in the right direction and I’m doing my best at everything I do along the way but I never realize the dream? Or what if I do realize the dream and I don’t feel accomplished? Is dreaming of the dream better than living it, like the crystal merchant says?

This can’t be the right attitude. We can let the “mysterious force” win!

I tend to believe if we are lucky enough to realize one dream, we will find another. No one says we have to stop wanting to accomplish things after having accomplished something else. There is not a limit to a single person’s amount of happiness or success…especially when it comes to one’s Personal Legend.

Our Personal Legends, to me, seem like they would be a process. A sequence of little successes building our ultimate selves.  So does this mean we should aim small in the short term and celebrate the small victories?  Or do we shoot for the stars?

I think the answer is both.

Even if a person dreams of becoming President or winning a Nobel Prize and never does, they were, hopefully, on a path of their choice. They did what they did with passion and enthusiasm, which in turn was following their legend.

“We all need to be aware of our personal calling. What is a personal calling? It is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.”

The beauty of our calling or legend is that it can change and grow as we do. Whether you believe in God, the universe,  source energy, fate or that just gut feeling inside of you we always have the choice to live as we like.

“It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”

Do you have a personal calling or legend? Have you realized your dream(s)? I don’t care if you’ve answered yes or no…go on and keeping living it or towards it. Do what makes you come alive!

A little inspiring tune for you:

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Eliminate​ the Unessential

Needs and wants. Wants and needs. Do we really need anything? We tend to convince ourselves so…

“I need a coffee.”

“I need that car.”

“I need to get out of town.”

Okay, yes, we “need” food and water to survive. But I’m talking about the act of mistaking luxuries for necessities.

We want a lot of things in life. But that doesn’t mean we can’t live with them.

The true test of self-discipline, try living without something you think you need.

Give up coffee for a week and see how you feel. Take a break from TV for a week and see what you notice around you.

Making these little changes in your life can help you first, get out of your comfort zone, but also, you will find out what you are capable of doing and what makes you happy. You will start to see the difference between a want and a need. You can eliminate the unessential.

I think one of the biggest problems we’ve run into in modern times is feeling that we need technology. The words, “I need my phone” are probably uttered way too often.

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Obviously, in this day in age, it is almost impossible to tell you to give up your phone or the internet for a week. Most of our jobs and daily lives depend on it. This is kind of sad when you think about it… But I will challenge you to take a day. On the weekend or on your day off…let your phone have a day off too.

When we take such a prominent thing out of our life’s equation we might be able to appreciate and enjoy other parts of our lives in a way we haven’t before.

Here we go again, living life the hard way. If we voluntarily put ourselves in situations where we are uncomfortable, we can learn about ourselves and what really makes us happy.

If you find, after a period of time, that life is miserable sans coffee then by all means, enjoy your coffee but at least you know it’s possible to go on without it. You do not need it, you want it and that’s okay.

Is there something in your life that you believe you “can’t live without”? How will you know unless you try?

Try it. I dare you.

 

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Hitch your wagon to a star – Quotes for the Dreamer

“Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.” – Larry Niven

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Frank Scully

“A dream is in the mind of the believer, and in the hands of the doer. You are not given a dream, without being given the power to make it come true.” – Anonymous

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“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
Barbara Kingsolver (Animal Dreams)

“If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.”
Paulo Coelho

“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.”
Amy Tan (The Hundred Secret Senses)

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
Anaïs Nin

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“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.” — Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones)

“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.”
Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1))

“Follow your bliss.” – Joesph Campbell

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”  — Albert Einstein

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting…” Pablo Coelho, The Alchemist

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

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Becoming Financially​ Ultimate

Rent, insurance, utilities, credit card, student loans, car payment, phone bill, internet bill, cable bill, Netflix, Audible, Spotify, Amazon…not to mention groceries, gas, social life, family needs.

Every month we have our financial responsibilities. Every month we are reminded of the debt, the interest rates, and the balances.

It is no doubt money causes us a great deal of stress. So much so that it could affect our relationships and our health. This includes self-discipline.

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Day 7 of Self-Discipline, improving your financial health.

Handling our money requires a lot from our willpower muscles. There are so many temptations, but this is one of the most important times to think about how your decisions will affect your future. Whether it’s the near or far future. We may have some buying power this month but just because the money is there doesn’t mean it needs to be spent. Do we want to spend it? Probably. There’s always that little knick-knack at the store that stares you in the face saying, “buy me!” Just say no!

I’m not saying you shouldn’t buy something just for the fun of it. There’s something to be said about a guilty pleasure of yours that you buy for your happiness in that moment, but we do need to be careful. Those extra purchases start to add up.

This has been a huge adulting step for me, being in charge of all of my finances. I recently started getting paid monthly…not my ideal situation. I get paid and my bank account is super happy and then within a couple of days I pay all my bills and realize… that’s all I have left for the month? It’s been an adjustment, to say the least.

I have found that this keeps my self-discipline in check. I have to be very cautious with my spending at the beginning of the month so I can eat by the end the end of the month. This forces me to look ahead, but we should always be looking ahead.

It’s tax season! What are your plans for your tax return? Blow through it on a fancy night out? If you have a nice savings already maybe you deserve that. If you don’t have a savings account, maybe you could start one? Do you have a trip coming up in a couple of months, maybe it’s time to buy that plane ticket?

As you begin to plan out your finances and your savings plan you will feel so much more confident in the purchases you want to make and the ones you have to. Improving your financial health will, in turn, improve your mental health.

We worry way too much. Not being able to afford things we want is frustrating but that actual act of worrying or stressing out about these things will make it that much more difficult to achieve our financial goals.

Do your research. Make a plan. Write it down. Make the choice to be financially disciplined. Know your bank account, your loans, your credit score and keep track it all. Your goals, your dreams, and your future depend on it.