Forgiveness is an Expression of Love

Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the offense up against the offender. Forgiveness is an expression of love. “I love you. I care about you, and I choose to forgive you. Even though my feelings of hurt may linger, I will not allow what has happened to come between us. I hope that we can learn from this experience. You are not a failure because you have failed. You are my spouse, and together we will go on from here.” Those are the words of affirmation expressed in the dialect of kind words.
― Gary Chapman

Elevated the World

If I force you to be like me,
I have failed you.
If you force me to be like you,
you have failed me.
If you force anyone to be someone else,
you have failed the world.

If I encourage you to be you,
I have empowered you.
If you encourage me to be me,
you have empowered me.
If you encourage anyone to be themselves,
you have elevated the world.
― Matshona Dhliwayo

7 Laws of Self Awareness

1. You are what you think.
2. You are what you desire.
3. You are what you seek.
4. You are what you believe.
5. You are what you value.
6. You are what you do.
7. You are what you master.
― Matshona Dhliwayo

Stand Up For Yourself

You almost have to step outside yourself and look at you as if you were someone else you really care about and really want to protect. Would you let someone take advantage of that person? Would you let someone use that person you really care about? Or would you speak up for them? If it was someone else you care about, you’d say something. I know you would. Okay, now put yourself back in that body. That person is you. Stand up and tell ’em, “Enough!”
― Queen Latifah

Believe You Can Do It & You’re Already There

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
― Mahatma Gandhi

You Don’t Need Validation From Others!

Self-worth is defined as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person”; “a sense of one’s own value as a human being”. Self-worth is the value that we place on ourselves. It is sad that we can spend years, even decades of our life, seeking out the validation from other people, when the only thing we need to feel worthy is to start seeing our own value (worth)!”
― Danijela Jokic Vaislay

Don’t Waste a Moment of Today on Yesterday

Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Connections are Made with The Heart

You can talk with someone for years, every day, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.
― C. JoyBell C.

Make a Commitment to Succeed

Successful people are influenced by the desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing activities. They are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do. Make a list of six activities you know will give you the success you seek. Commit to doing these things religiously for thirty days and they will become habitual.

~Bob Proctor

The Ups and Downs of Relationships

In any relationship things will get hard, it will get messy too, your opinions about each other will change. People who know them will say something they don’t like. Everything can and will happen. The only thing you need to remember is you love them, and they love you back. No other reason matters enough.
― Sarvesh Jain