Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Don't Be Angry...Be Brilliant!

I think it's safe to assume that we all get angry sometimes. Anger can consume us, before we are even truly aware of what's happening. At the time yelling seems like the right thing to do, but most of the time we only end up regretting everything we said. Ironically, we become angry with ourselves for being so angry.

Are you feeling angry today? Let the wise words of Confucious, Benjamin Franklin and a few others put your anger into perspective.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

The wind of anger blows out the lamp 
of intelligence.

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
Joan Lunden

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.
Benjamin Franklin

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Chinese Proverb

One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.
Japanese Proverb

Never answer a letter while you are angry.
Chinese Proverb

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Thomas Jefferson

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Josh Billings

Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.
Christian D. Larsen, from The Optimist Creed

It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.
James Whitcomb Riley

He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny

He who angers you enslaves you.

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
Mohandas Gandhi

Don’t be angry…be brilliant!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Quotes on Dealing...with Frustrating People

There are days when I wish I could I just run away to somewhere that I could be alone, have endless privacy and not have to deal with people who drive me absolutely nuts.  I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that, that wish will never come true. Life isn’t easy and some days it feels like it just wants to remind me of that over and over and over again.  I know I’m not an easy person to get along with, but some of the people I have to deal with are impossible.  I’m not sure how they even function.  In a moment of frustration I came across these quotes that are all about having to deal with people that we would rather not have to deal with.

A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.
Lord Chesterfield

To rejoice in another's prosperity, is to give content to your own lot: to mitigate another's grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own.
Thomas Edwards

We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
Denis Diderot

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
Doris M. Smith

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few;
and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington

Look to be treated by others
as you have treated others.
Publius Syrus

Success in life, in anything,
depends upon the number of persons
that one can make himself agreeable to.
Thomas Carlyle

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
Jean Paul Richter

I hope everyone is having an awesome night.  Don’t forget to be brilliant!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stop Judging Others and Focus on Yourself

Every day I write about phobias and the effects that they have on the lives of the people who suffer from them.  Sometimes I sit back and wonder how someone can be deathly afraid of such trivial things like butterflies.  How is a butterfly scary?  I don’t understand it, because I’ve never experienced it.  We’re all quick to judge the shortcomings of others, because it makes us feel better.  It makes us feel like we’re in control of our own lives when in fact if we didn’t have our own shortcoming we wouldn’t be worried about everyone else’s.

I have Fibromyalgia and I’ve been fighting this invisible battle for the last 22 years.  Most people never even realized anything was wrong with me until the last couple of years.  These people never paid attention to the changes taking place in my life.  They never cared, but for some reason they choose to judge me now.  I should have a full time job and my life should be all full of sunshine just like the lady on the Lyrica commercial.  First of all I don’t take Lyrica and secondly I got fired from my last full time job because I had to go to the doctor so much, because if I put too much strain on my body it goes absolutely haywire and I end up with extreme pain, fever, rashes and migraines.

We all face our own battles and if we’re busy judging someone else’s ability to fight their battle, then we’re not focusing on our own.  You can’t be all up in someone else’s business and keep track of your own.  It just can’t be done and it just turns into a vicious cycle that gets us nowhere. Why would anyone want to live like that?

I hope everyone is having a good night. Now get out of everyone else’s business and be brilliant!

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