“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Albert Einstein
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu
What really matters to you? What truly counts? If all the glitz and glamor are swept away, and you must turn to what will sustain you, what will you choose? What counts for you? Kindness, Life, Love, Laughter, Longevity…? Health, Happiness, Home and Hearth…? Friends, Family, Funds, Fame…? Drop the shame of failure… We all fail at something. You count. Your Heart Knows What Counts…
“When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.” Khalil Gibran
Nothing you love is lost. Not really.
Things, people –
they always go away, sooner or later.
You can’t hold them,
any more than you can hold moonlight.
But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you,
then they’re still yours.
The only things you ever really have
are the ones you hold inside your heart. Bruce Coville
We all want to be loved and respected for who we are and as we are; flaws and all… and that is fine. But we must love and respect ourselves first; hold love inside our hearts. Seek a higher, spirit love. The rest is fleeting. Your Heart Knows What Counts…
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
To turn our lives around demands standing in the glaring light of truth about who we are and be at peace with it. Be kind to others but stand in your own shoes. Many are swayed by a mob mentality and follow blindly, like the misconceived idea of lemming “mass suicide,” for fear of being ignored or not liked. But which truly matters? Living your vision or living another person’s dreams and decisions? Your Heart Knows What Counts…
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” E. E. Cummings
To find the best in others,
to appreciate beauty,
to laugh often and much,
to leave the world a little bit better,
whether by a healthy child or garden patch,
to know one life has breathed easier because you lived,
this is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Encouragement, laughter, love, compassion, kindness, appreciation, gratitude, and giving others the benefit of the doubt enrich us as much as it enriches others. Cancel out the noise and choose how you use your gifts to help others… many approaches exist. Your Heart Knows What Counts… To create your own photo collages, go to pixlr express. More below!