Words of Wisdom Wednesday, no. 34

Every Wednesday I share a quote that resonates with me in some way. This is miscellany‘s thirty-fourth installment of WoWW

let-your-action-determine-your-mood

I’ve really been trying to focus on positivity recently. And to my surprise, as I’ve ALWAYS considered myself a pessimist, it’s working! I’m not sure if I’ve ever been happier, actually! I love this quote; it resonates with me in one cohesive way, yet it also works in two parts for me…

  1. “Instead of using your mood to decide your action…” For this first part, I take it as a reminder to not let my mood get the best of me. If I am having a rough time at home or in my personal life (mood), it should not effect my work (action).
  2. “… let your action determine your mood.”  This second part reminders me to do the things (action) that make me happy (mood)!
  3. “Instead of using your mood to decide your action, let your action determine your mood.” With both parts together this quotes says, “When I feel like shit (mood) and want to do nothing (action, or lack thereof), I need to get off my ass (action) and do something I love (which will make me happy – mood).”

What does this quotes say to you?

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Words of Wisdom Wednesday, no.31

Every Wednesday I share a quote that resonates with me in some way. This is miscellany‘s thirty-first installment of WoWW

wild moon woman

I simply love this. As a female, it is so empowering. Personally, I am not one to be contained. Elyse Morgan is simply wonderful; check out more of her poetry here.

Share your empowering quotes in the comments below!

Words of Wisdom Wednesday, no. 29

Every Wednesday I share a quote that resonates with me in some way. This is miscellany‘s twenty-ninth installment of WoWW

lifetime of adventures

Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

This is a beautiful quote. It really captures my fascination with travel. And what a way to live a life, one adventure and on to another. A little reminder though, a “lifetime of adventures” doesn’t need to be a gift from someone. You can make it happen yourself; give yourself the gift of adventure!

I ADORE all things Alice! I have character figurines and dolls; I have a tiny tea set and a full size tea cup and pot; I have books; I have ornaments. I collect anything and everything “vintage” Alice (the original Disney classic and the Carroll’s book illustrations). Two shelves on my bookcase are dedicated to my Alice collection.

Anyone else obsessed with Alice?

Words of Wisdom Wednesday, no. 25

Every Wednesday I share a quote that resonates with me in some way. This is miscellany‘s twenty-fifth installment of WoWW

remember how far you have come

This is such a great reminder to be thankful for how far we’ve already come in our lives. Especially working within my #365grateful Challenge, I’m learning to stop judging myself against others and to rather focus on the things I appreciate in my life each and every day, regardless of what others are doing during the same days. I am not where I want to be in life yet (I have many goals that need accomplishing), but I’m also not where I was a few years ago, or hell, not the same person I was even just a few months ago.

(( This image comes from an unlikely source, a divorce attorney’s website in Minnesota. ))

Words of Wisdom Wednesday, no. 24

Every Wednesday I share a quote that resonates with me in some way. This is miscellany‘s twenty-fourth installment of WoWW

art-is-the-literacy-of-the-heart

Mr. Eisner hit the nail in the head with this one. Making art, looking at art is in a sense reading. And art is for everyone; it should be assessable to each and every human on planet earth.

To learn more about the art advocate and educator Elliot Eisner, click here.

Words of Wisdom Wednesday, no. 23

Every Wednesday I share a quote that resonates with me in some way. This is miscellany‘s twenty-third installment of WoWW

one of the best days

I love this quote and I love the picture it’s typed on. The best days truly are the ones we’re living life to the fullest, without pondering too much about life itself, but rather enjoying ourselves limitlessly.

For more information on the American writer, Jonathan Safran Foer (b. 1977), check out this quick biography on him.