(The following excerpt from 10 Lessons From 10 Quotes That Changed My Life by Angel originally appeared on marcandangel.com. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
Today I want to share ten life lessons with you. I learned them when I was young by reading and re-reading some of my favorite books and quotes. And over the years I have validated each of them gradually with firsthand experience. Together these lessons have positively changed my way of thinking and my life. I hope they do the same for you.
1. Your thoughts create your reality.
2. You will regret the chances you didn’t take.
3. Change is the only constant thing in life.
4. What you resist persists.
5. You judge others for the deficiencies you haven’t yet accepted in yourself.
6. You have far less control over the behavior of others than you think.
7. You are what’s on the inside.
8. You can’t force love in relationships.
9. Sometimes the only healthy option is to move on.
10. Life as you know it doesn’t last forever.
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren
(The following excerpt from The Power of a Mother’s Love by Jill Savage and posted on focusonthefamily.com was taken from My Heart’s at Home Copyright © 2007 by Jill Savage, published by Harvest House Publishers. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
A mother’s love needs to be given unconditionally to establish trust and a firm foundation of emotional intimacy in a child’s life.
A child should never feel as if they need to earn a mother’s love. This will leave a void in their heart all of their life. A mother’s love needs to be given unconditionally to establish trust and a firm foundation of emotional intimacy in a child’s life. If love is withheld, a child will look for it in a million other ways, sometimes throughout their lifetime unless they come to some sort of peace with their past. The emotional foundation we give our children at home is foundational to their life. We cannot underestimate the value of home and the power of mother love.
“Truth is stranger than fiction.” – Mark Twain
(The following excerpt taken from The Cicadas Are Coming: Billions Of Insects To Emerge After 17 Years Underground originally appeared on huffingtonpost.com. To view this article in its entirety please click on the link below.)
If you live on the East Coast between Georgia and Connecticut, get ready for the air to be filled with billions of large, buzzing insects known as cicadas, a massive brood of which have been feeding on roots underground for the past 17 years — all in preparation for this one moment.
A small number of the “Brood II” cicadas, which are one of seven different species of the insect, have already begun emerging in some eastern states, according to Magicicada.org, a website run by John Cooley, a cicada expert and research scientist at the University of Connecticut.
By the end of May, the inch-and-a-half-long insects will come out in full force, swarming in massive, noisy clouds up and down the eastern seaboard, reports CBS New York.
The red-eyed insects, also known as Magicicada, tend to form denser clouds than other varieties of cicada. These swarms can be as dense as 1.5 million cicadas per acre, Cooley notes on his website. A single Brood II female, the website also says, can lay as many as 600 eggs before she dies, but we’re much too scared to do the math on how many eggs per acre that would be.
“Classy: having or reflecting high standards of personal behavior, admirable skills, and grace.”
“Check out what these guys did in New York to make people feel more comfortable about their faith. I have to warn you though, there’s a shocking dose of reality at the end. If you’re watching at work, be sure to put on headphones at 2:44.”
(This post The Classy Way To Take On People Who Hate You from upworth.com originally appeared on TrueStoryASA and was found on the Twitter feed of NPR’s fabulous Celeste Headlee. Share if you care.)
A group of Northwestern journalism students recently produced Until The Day Breaks, a film about the difficulties of breaking free from prostitution in Chicago. They focus on the story of Patricia, a mother of four, who was forced into prostitution at age 12 and was only able to leave the trafficking circle recently. The film was nominated for a NATAS Student Student Achievement Award from the Television Academy, the producers of the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards.
Watch the Film:
“Nobody ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence or taste of the American public.”
- P.T. Barnum
(The following excerpt from 7 Things You Shouldn’t Bother 911 Dispatchers About by Lauren Hansen originally appeared April 28, 2013, on huffingtonpost.com. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
Emergency (n.): A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.
Please keep this definition in mind when dialing 9-1-1. Ask yourself: Does my particular pickle warrant a police response? If you are ever in doubt, check out this veritable rap sheet of emergency-service abusers. And keep your loneliness, buyer’s remorse, and parental complaints to yourself… unless you’d like to spend the night in jail.
Here are just 7 reasons not to call 911…there have been many, many others:
1. To get a refund from your drug dealer.
2. Because you’re lonely.
3. To request a divorce.
4. To complain about your mom.
5. To avoid bedtime.
6. To complain about a sandwich.
7. To ask for cigarettes.