Posts Tagged ‘acceptance’

If you can …

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

If you can, always be cheerful.

If you can, resist complaining.

If you can, accept that your loved ones cannot always give you their time.

If you can, take criticism and blame without resentment.

If you can, conquer tension without medical help.

If you can, relax without alcohol.

If you can, sleep without the aid of drugs.

 

If you can do all of the above, then you are probably the family dog. But just in case you are not, make the family dog your role model. Inner peace and happiness will be yours. Guaranteed.

— Anonymous

 

If you can ... try to handle stress like a dog. J. Elke Ertle, www.walled-in-berlin.com

If you can … try to handle stress like a dog. J. Elke Ertle, www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Ultimate Challenge

Monday, May 5th, 2014

The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides.

–Tony Schwartz

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

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