Thoughts For The Day


TH 1

“A river is victoriously persistent, overcoming all barriers. For a while it goes steadily on its course, but then comes to an obstacle. And for a while it is blocked, yet it soon makes a pathway around the obstacle. Or a river will drop out of sight for miles, only later to emerge again even broader and greater than ever… Never focus your eyes on the obstacle or the difficulty.” ~ Oswald Chambers

TH 2

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” ~ Ben Carson

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

Both of these quotes are about Obstacles. I love the first one…because it so eloquently points out that…the flow of a river never stops, or never runs out. It may have to weave around barriers, or overcome obstacles, and it may even disappear for a stretch…but its persistent waters will always find their path again. Like we humans. We are ever resilient…as the river…so take that reflection and live by it. Do not fence yourself in with your fears. Use those hurdles and obstacles to make you stronger.

Our reaction to, and our attitude towards obstacles and barriers is THE thing that determines whether we get stuck or flow on.

TH 3

“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?” ~ Albert Camus

MarDrag’s Thoughts:

No matter where you are, how you live, or what circumstances you face…seek to be in Harmony with them. That is…do not fight with your life…fight to find Harmony with it. It is when we flow with our life rather than against it that we can find a way to Happiness, even through the difficulties.


13 comments on “Thoughts For The Day

  1. Exactly Mar… Happiness comes from a state of being, on our ability to Look at life from the perspective of what we add to the river of life, learning to go with its flow.. IF we fight the current then we will run into difficulties as we resist changes too… Water will always find its own level, So too must we learn to live in balance with all that comes our way…
    A wonderful thought as all of yours are Mar… Enjoy your day 🙂

  2. Ah those obstacles…so true that we cant focus too much on them…what to do around them avoiding them OR crush through them, but we can not let them stop us or discourage us.
    Thanks Mar 🙂

  3. Thank you, Mar. You are such a Blessing to me. Learning to flow as the river flows, is so not easy at times, yet with practice, we can and we do succeed. That is, IF we choose to do so. Love, Amy

  4. Indeed happiness can come in many forms…even through loss for within pain; love gently awaits to flourish:)
    You have such beautiful thoughts my friend

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