Don’t take life too seriously – nobody gets out alive anyway…
-many people, at varying points in time
I’m rather firmly of the opinion that there isn’t much to life other than surviving as long as you can, having kids if you want them, and spending as much of that time being as happy and kind as is humanly possible. As far as I can see, If you nail those things, you’re pretty much golden. You’re going to die at some point, *sniff* and the world is going to carry on as it was, drifting through the inky abyss, until everything explodes, collapses, and maybe starts again. (contentious)
Maybe you’ll come back as a duck or something.
I’m a complete sucker for the feel-good, motivational, ‘you-go-girl’ quotes that get banded around the internet. They’re often pretty quirky, and leave you with a quick, tingly feeling of motivation or sudden renewed faith in humanity.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later – Og Mandino
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it – Charles R. Swindoll
Start where you are, do what you can, use what you have – Arthur Ashe
Other times they’re just crap.
I can’t see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I’d be useless. Seriously. – Nicki Minaj
Sometimes they have a really profound impact on me, and I actually try and learn something from them, such as – The Magical Bank metaphor…
It goes along the lines of:
- Each morning you get £84000 thrown into your bank account
- At the end of each day your account is wiped clean, and you start again the next day
- The bank might crash at any point, and the game is over
- Anything you don’t spend is lost, anything you buy you get to keep
Sounds awesome right?
Gives you a new perspective on the 84,000 seconds you wake up with each morning to spend how you please, knowing that any time you don’t use will be lost forever. If someone stole £300 from you, would you spend the remaining £83,700 trying to get them back for it? Probably not… So why spend the rest of the day fretting about something that can’t be changed, or someone that wasted your time? Surely you can’t afford it!
Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does, keep going – Sam Levenson