Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot. You’ll survive whatever is happening right now too.

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

Abandon the idea that you will forever be the victim of the things that have happened to you. Choose to be a victor.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love—even the most simple action.

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.

You are not a burden. You HAVE a burden, 
which by definition, is too heavy to carry on your own.

Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.

Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.

Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.

Just remember, when you think all is lost, the future remains.

It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.


Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.

If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.

At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.