Thursday, December 30, 2010

LIFE is...(What it is-Part 2)


A new year is almost upon us all. Life moves pretty fast. Take some time to let the lessons learned by others instruct you on your journey. Here is a collection of quotes from people who've had the guts enough to say truths that the rest of us know deep inside of us but we have struggled for the means of expression.
Through both humor and insight, I hope that these quotes help you better define what LIFE is, which can in turn redefine how you Live in this upcoming new year...

“Life is just one darn thing after another” Mark Twain

“And they Lived happily ever after” any old Fairy tale

“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else” Will Rogers

“You’re not the man I knew ten years ago...It’s not the years Honey, it’s the Mileage” Marion Ravenwood to Indiana Jones

“A survey stated that the average person’s greatest fear is having to give a speech in public. Somehow this ranked even higher than Death which was third on the list. So, you’re telling me that at a funeral, most people would rather be the guy in the coffin than have to stand up and give a eulogy” Jerry Seinfeld

“I had always felt Life first as a story--and if there is a story there is a story teller” G.K. Chesterton

“You could not Live or love or laugh or cry had God not given you a heart” John Eldredge

“The difference between school and Life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In Life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson” Tom Bodett

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that Life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”
Bill Cosby

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

“I fight really hard to remain unjaded—to keep believing that you can actually walk into a studio and write a song that breathes Life..I know music can’t change the world, but who says God can’t speak through a song...Life is serious, but I do think that God wants us to enjoy the things He's given us, like music” TobyMac

“The doors we open and close each day decide the Lives we Live” Flora Whittemore

“When I stand before God at the end of my Life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” Erma Bombeck

“I think I’ve discovered the secret of Life - you just hang around until you get used to it” Charles Schulz

“You see things and say ‘why?’ but I dream things and say ‘Why not?’ ” George Bernard Shaw

“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer” Jim Carrey

“to Live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else” Emily Dickinson

“There are only two tragedies in Life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it” Oscar Wilde

“A simple rule of thumb: God leads us one step at a time...with God there is no wasted time. We will be surprised by how the threads of our Lives are woven together” Gordon T. Smith

“I wonder if some of us are living such safe Lives that not only are we bored, but so are our guardian angels” Mark Batterson

“The soul Lives by that which it loves” St. John of the Cross

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” Helen Keller

“we are inclined to be so mathematical and calculating that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing...Certainty is the mark of the common-sense Life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness; it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation." Oswald Chambers

“Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your Life that count. It’s the Life in your years”
Abraham Lincoln

"When you sing, you make people vulnerable to change in their lives. You make yourself vulnerable to change in your Life. But in the end, you've got to become the change you want to see in the world." BONO

“God puts us in positions, all the time, for a reason...You can say, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ But you have to understand that it’s happening for a reason, and God is doing it to strengthen you” Drew Brees

“The most glorious reason you exist is for the proclamation of the glory of God to the ends of the world. And it's more than having a nice Life.” David Platt

“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost him. And never assume that if it cost him his very Life, that it won’t also cost you yours” Rich Mullins

“All their Life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before” C.S. Lewis

“If you cling to your Life, you will lose it; but if you give up your Life for me, you will find it.” Jesus (Matthew 10:39)

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