Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Albanian born Indian Missionary and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979.)
I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
Jack Benny (American Entertainer whose unusual comedic method and expert timing made him a legendary success in US radio and television for more than 30 years.)
Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
The dog doesn't know the difference between Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so I have to walk the dog early those days too.
Donna Edna Shalala served for eight years as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton and has been president of the University of Miami, a private university in Coral Gables, Florida, since 2001. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush in June 2008.
Building a spiritual perspective about life and its challenges will free you from self-pity. You'll realize that everything in life is meaningful and purposeful. Even if you don't yet know the true meaning of events, you know that all is for an ultimate beneficial purpose. This awareness makes it easier to cope.
Self-empowered people live meaningful lives. Their suffering makes them kinder and more compassionate. They understand life more profoundly.
People who have experienced difficulties and rough challenges can become the most heroic. Their life stories can be told as heroic models from which to learn.
Even if you have already engaged in many hours of self-pity, you can now think the thoughts of self-empowerment. You are always in the present, so you can select an elevating and empowering pattern of self-talk right now.
If it is difficult to speak to yourself in an empowering way, it's great to make a sincere effort to do it anyway. It is an important step in the right direction. You can have great self-talk about the current effort.
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