Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.
When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.
Never allow anyone to hold the key to your happiness, key to your heart, or key to your dreams. Be in control of your life and build your hopes on things eternal. No one should have the power to manipulate your life, optimism, love, or success.
If a person is not inspiring you positively. There is no reason for you to be around them. You don’t need their negativity in your life. There’s already too much in the world. Surround yourself with people who are going to uplift you and encourage you to move forward with your dreams and goals.
God is my strength and my defense. When I am weak, he makes me strong. When I am broken, he makes me whole.
But I was not a mouse. In the fields where I walked, I was much more interested in the actions of the hawks.
Thus heaven’s gift to us is this: That habit takes the place of bliss.
The knowledge of Evil brings you near to God.
I’m reasonably optimistic about the future, especially the future of the United States – for the century, at least.
Its important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.