You have inherited a lifetime of tribulation. Everybody has inherited it. Take it over, make the most of it and when you have decided you know the right way, do the best you can with it.
People do not marry people, not real ones anyway; they marry what they think the person is; they marry illusions and images. The exciting part of marriage is finding out who the partner really is.
We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.
Real life romance is fueled by a far more humdrum approach to staying connected. It is kept alive each time you let your spouse know he or she is valued during the grind of every day life.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at the times of challenge and controversy.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.
– Brené Brown
The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don’t do what I say.
If you are always striving to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
There is a voice inside of you, that whispers all day long, I feel this is right for me, I know this is wrong.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
-Sir Winston Churchill
Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are.
– Brené Brown
Too often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish. A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioral consequences.
-Daniel J. Siegel
My child isn’t giving me a hard time. My child is having a hard time.