Lori Smiley


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Never throw out anyone." --Audrey Hepburn “Passion lies in all of us, sleeping, waiting. It will stir, speak to us, guide us, rule us. We obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love, the clarity, the ecstasy. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace, but we'd be hollow, empty rooms shuttered & dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.” ~Joss Whedon "Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care." "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain "There is no difference between a person who can't read and one who won't read." ~ Mark Twain At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines... that are way too dangerous to cross." - Grey's Anatomy "Be careful whose toes you step on today; they may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow." (stolen from my friend Walt Dykes) "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." -–Melody Beattie 'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather an attempt to skid in sideways - drink in one hand - chocolate in the other. Enjoy life to its fullest...having fun. He who angers you, controls you.

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