I will first share Gretchen’s, (those listed in her book “The Happiness Project”). Then, I will add mine.
My readers are free – and encouraged – to add their favorites in the comment section below.
*Aphorism: a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Gretchen’s Words to Live By
- People don’t notice your mistakes as much as you think.
- Ask for help.
- Most decisions don’t require research.
- Do good feel good.
- Be nice to all you meet.
- Bring a sweater.
- By doing a little each day, you can get a lot accomplished
- Soap and water remove most stains.
- Turning the computer (or laptop) on and off a few times often fixes the glitch.
- If you can’t find something, clean up.
- You can choose what to do, you can’t choose what you like to do.
- Happiness doesn’t always make you happy.
- What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
- You don’t have to be good at everything.
- If you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough.
- Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.
- What’s fun for others may not be fun for you, and vice versa.
- People prefer you buy a wedding gift from their registry.
- You can’t profoundly change your kids’ nature by nagging them or signing them up for classes.
- No deposit, no return.
Florence’s Words to Live By
- People don’t care about what you know until they know how much you care.
- Most of what we worry about never happens.
- Getting old is a privilege not given to everyone.
- You can’t change anyone except yourself.
- Treat yourself with as much kindness as you would a dear friend. You are just as worthy.
- You are here for a reason, your presence was and is required.
- It is okay to be different.
- Treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Don’t judge a book by its cover.
- Outward beauty cannot hide shallowness or self-centeredness.