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Motivational Quote - Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

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You may not be able to control certain things that happen to you in life, but you CAN control the way you handle your reactions. Choose happiness today!

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12/8/2014 2:59:57 PM

LORNE67's SparkPage
So true! I need to keep that thought to help keep up my battle with depression and emotional eating!


12/7/2014 3:16:06 PM



11/22/2014 10:08:34 AM

This reminds me of a quote I heard from Billy Graham's wife, Ruth. She said an elderly farmer once told her the way he maintained his happy spirit was to "make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes." This may not be exact, but it's approximately right! Wish I could live this.


9/5/2014 3:22:04 PM

KEEPITUP62's SparkPage
and this is what I practice every day now. It has made my life a whole lot happier and stress free now.


9/5/2014 11:15:40 AM

BAMAJAM2's SparkPage
To be satisfied and happy with your life and circumstances--- is genuine wealth!
Happiness is a choice...


2/7/2014 12:46:45 PM

PENUMBRA52's SparkPage
great advice

will take it


1/11/2014 7:58:15 PM



10/17/2013 9:20:30 PM

HIMELISSA2007's SparkPage
Helps to keep positive and conquer depression this way


3/4/2013 10:02:13 AM

HARTMOM7's SparkPage
I love the story about the young girl who carried a yoke of clay pots every day down to the river to get water. One of the pots was cracked and everyday the girl bemoaned how the crack pot leaked and by the time she got home she only had half the water she started with. Then one day as she headed down the hill she noticed that there were flowers along the path, but only on ONE side. She found in intriguing. On the way back up the hill as she bemoaned her lost water from her cracked pot she figured out WHY there were flowers on only ONE side of the path. That was the side her crack pot leaked on as she went up the hill.

What we perceive as our cracks, may be a blessing to those around us. There is perfection even in our imperfection.


1/23/2013 10:21:47 AM

DDHEART's SparkPage
I'm feeling very 80/20 today and this quote just says it all. I'm not perfect but I can choose to be happy with doing pretty darn well about 80% of the time!


11/7/2012 6:25:05 PM

MAYBER's SparkPage
Perfect imperfections
control what you can and accept what you cannot
and have the wisdom to know the difference
one day at a time


11/7/2012 11:24:19 AM

ROCKETGIRL229's SparkPage
I just looooovveeeee this quote!


11/7/2012 10:33:17 AM

BRENDA_G50's SparkPage
Fantastic quote that can be used in everyday living.


11/7/2012 9:53:23 AM

SANDYPAWS3's SparkPage
I love this quote about happiness. I think all too often we say, "We'll be happy when"...we lose weight, we make more money, etc. We think everything has to be perfect, and that never happens. I like the idea of "looking beyond" what's not perfect and being happy in spite of that. That's living in the present, but waiting until everything is perfect means we never live in the present.


11/7/2012 7:49:53 AM


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