“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
– J.K. Rowling
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
– Carl Bard
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
– Helen Keller
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
— Albert Einstein
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”’
– Hermann Hesse

Words of encouragement or words of wisdom? You decide. Right now, at this moment, we live in an upside down world. One I never thought would happen in my wildest imaginings. Of course, that means I could imagine it, maybe…

I hear the words “The New Normal” which is total crap. I read the latest mumblings from the egotistical, power mad governor of icontrolyoufornia who is a total asterisks and also the mayor of Los Angeles each trying to outdo the other with their god complex control over the people of this state.

I have some words to share with them. But then I think that sociopaths don’t care what other people think. I would be wasting my time and energy focusing on them when they could give an asterisks. So instead I’ve decided to spend some quality time with encouraging thoughts that make you go “hmmm…”

It sure beats spending a night in jail for daring to contradict Pukesom Newsom and Confetti Garcetti. Yep, my soapbox is just starting…(smile)

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
– Aesop

“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”
– Christine Mason Miller 

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
– Albert Ellis

And for the ending thought…

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
– Jack Canfield

Night…y’all ZZzzzzzz