My niece Olivia posted this quote today and it made me smile.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire
I began to wonder about my shipwreck and my song. I know my song is more of a song and less of a whine if I fill my mind with positive thoughts. And so I went back through my journal and found some of my favorite quotes.
To laugh often and love much… to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self… this is to have succeeded.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.- Aristotle
You must be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.- Hugh Downs
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Sir Winston Churchill
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.- Unknown
I wonder what thoughts fill your mind each day…
I find that if my mind is thinking neutral to negative thoughts, it is time to pull out my journal and read some lyrics to favorite songs or focus in on some favorite quotes.
I don’t believe positive thinking erases the struggles we have, for in every life there is a shipwreck and a life boat. It is my hope that I will move through my struggles with more ease if I remember that my life is not all about struggle. I am thankful that even in the ache, there are seeds of joy being nurtured!
May you find your song today in your shipwreck and your life boat!