you are strong


  life sometimes seems too hard and difficult to understand but no matter what obstacles are standing in your way right now you have the power to overcome them. sometimes your strength lies in stubbornness and determination but even more often it is hidden in your ability to go around obstacles and learn from the previous mistakes. be strong as a fire that crushes everything in its way and like water that finds a way around any obstacle with gentle determination and a peaceful flow。



  you are the best at being yourself


  you have unique gifts and talents that no one else in this world has. sometimes we feel that we need to be someone else in order to fit in, be a better mother or wife, or portray an image that we believe everyone else will love. no matter how hard you try to be someone else you will never be good enough. you will do the best and be the happiest only if you stop living by someone else’s standards and start using your unique potential to shine like a light in this world。



  you are rich。


  true wealth comes from within. of course, money matters but so does the way you spend and treat it. if money is the only purpose of your life then you will never feel rich even if you become a millionaire. treat money the way it was meant to – as means to existence rather than the ultimate source of happiness and joy. right now write down 5 things that make you a rich person and keep this list where you will always see it。



  you deserve pursuing your passion


  your passion is the integral part of you, the minute you lose it you will start losing yourself. did you ever feel that you hardly even remember the girl you were when you were 16? what gave you that enthusiastic drive to pursue your goals and dreams?


  no matter how many years passed since you were 16, that girl still lives inside of you. even though today you have responsibilities, chores and the schedule you still need to make room for your passion。




  真正的自我the real selfthe only problem unconsciously assumed by all chinese philosophers to be of any importance is: how shall we enjoy life, and who can best enjoy life? no perfectionism, no straining after the unattainable, no postulating of he unknowable; but taking poor, modal human nature as it is, how shall we organize our life so that we can woke peacefully, endure nobly and live happily?

  who are we? that is first question. it is a question almost impossible to answer. but we all agree with the busy self occupied in our daily activities is not quite the real self. we are quite sure we have lost something in the mere pursuit of living. when we watch a person running about looking for something in a field, the wise man can set a puzzle for all the spectator to solve: what has that person lost? some one thinks is a watch; another thinks it is a diamond brooch; and others will essay other guesses. after all the guesses have failed, the wise man who really doesn't know what the person is seeking after, tells the company:" i'll tell you. he has lost some breath." and no one can deny that he is right. so we often forget our true self in the pursuit of living, like a bird forgetting its own danger in pursuit of a mantis which again forgets its own danger in pursuit of another.



  我们是谁呢?这是第一个问题。这个问题几乎是无法答复的。可是我们都承认在我们曰常活动中那么忙碌的自我,并不完全是真正的自我;我们相信我们在生活的追求中已经失掉了一些东西。当我们看见一个人在一片田野里跑来跑去在寻找东西时,智者可以弄出一个难题给一切旁观者去解答:那个人失掉了什么东西呢?有的猜一只表;有的猜一支钻石胸针;其他的人则作其他的猜测。智者委实也不知道那个人在寻找什么东西;可是当大家都猜不中的时候,他会对大家说:“我告诉你们吧。他失掉了一些气息了。” 没有人会否认他的话是对的。所以我们在生活的追求中常常忘掉了真正的自我,像庄子在一个美妙的譬喻里所讲的那只鸟那样,为了要捕捉一只螳螂而忘掉自身的危险,而那只螳螂又为了要捕捉一只蝉而忘掉自身的危险。


  享受今天的快乐no living creature can laugh except man. trees may bleed when they are wounded, and beasts in the field will cry in pain and hunger, yet only i have the gift of laughter and it is mine to use whenever i choose. henceforth i will cultivate the habit of laughter. i will smile and my digestion will improve; i will chuckle and my burdens will be lightened; i will laugh and my life will be lengthened for this is the great secret of long life and now it is mine.

  i will paint this day with laughter; i will frame this night in song. never will i labor to be happy; rather will i remain too busy to be sad. i will enjoy today's happiness today. it is not grain to be stored in a box. it is not wine to be saved in a jar. it cannot be saved for the morrow. it must be sown and reaped on the same day and this i will do, henceforth.

  and with my laughter all things will be reduced to their proper size. i will laugh at my failures and they will vanish in clouds of new dreams; i will laugh at my successes and they will shrink to their true value. i will laugh at evil and it will die untasted; i will laugh at goodness and it will thrive and abound. each day will be triumphant only when my smiles bring forth smiles from others and this l do in selfishness, for those on whom l flown are those who purchase not my goods.


  只有人类才会笑。树木受伤时也会流“血”,禽兽也会因痛苦和饥饿而哭嚎哀鸣,然而,只有我才具备笑的天赋,可以随时开怀大笑。从今往后,我要培养笑的习惯。 笑有助于消化,笑能减轻压力,笑,是长寿的秘方。现在我终于掌握了它。





  many people think that they have to accept whatever life throws at them. they'll say, "this is my fate, my destiny. i cannot change it."

  of course not!

  you don't have to suffer needlessly. your destiny depends on you, not on any other external factors.

  i know someone who says she just accepts what life gives her because she has done everything she can to improve it.

  guess what her lifestyle is?

  she wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes back home, relaxes, chats with people, watches tv, then goes to sleep. next day, the same routinary cycle ensues.

  huh?!? is this what she calls "doing her best?"

  she believes she has tried her best and just accepts it in her heart that this is the life that god has intended for her to live; that her luck can only change if god wills it.

  of course god wants us to be happy and live our life to the fullest, but we have to do our share of exerting the effort to live the life of our dreams.

  you reap what you sow.

  you just don't sit around and wait for a million dollars to fall from the sky. you have to get off the couch, get your eyes off the tv screen, get your hands off the phone (unless it contributes to your success), and get your mind and body to work!

  if your life is not meant the way you want it to be, don't just say: "our time will come." or "things will get better some day."

  don't expect your luck to change, unless you do something about it. if something goes wrong, don't just regard it as a temporary setback; but use it as feedback. learn your lesson, make the most of the situation, and do something to resolve the problem.

  it's not enough to think positive; you also have to act positive.

  if someone's life is in trouble, do you just hope and pray that things will turn out fine? of course not! you got to do anything you can to save the person.

  so it is with your own life. it is not enough to hope for the best, but you have to do your best.

  in other words, don't just stand (or sit) there, do something to improve your life!