Emotional Wellbeing


Mandy Kloppers

Words of wisdom

Over the years, there have been a few quotes that have stuck in my mind and they have been useful reminders when life felt tricky or challenging. These words give me strength and perspective, I hope they offer that to you too.

1) You teach people how to treat you

Even when you don’t express yourself, you send messages to others by what you don’t do. Passivity send its own message – make sure to be assertive about how you wish to be treated.

2) No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt

3) For you to offend me, I would have to respect your opinions.

4) Whether you think you can or you can’t – you are probably right – Henry Ford

5)See failure as a lesson – it’s not that you are the failure. Rather it is what you tried that didn’t work out.

6) See yourself as a prize – someone to be cherished and loved by another.

7) Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.- Judy Garland

8)  Don’t  Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

10)     Today we have higher buildings and wider highways, but shorter temperaments and narrower points of view.

We spend more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families. We have more compromises, but less time. We have more knowledge, but less judgement. We have more medicines, but less health.We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk much, we love only a little, and we hate too much.

We reached the moon and came back, but we find it troublesome to cross our own street and meet our neighbors. We have conquered the outer space, but not our inner space.

We have higher income, but less morals. These are times with more liberty, but less joy. With much more food, but less nutrition.

These are days in which two salaries come home, but divorces increase. These are times of finer houses, but more broken homes.

That’s why I propose that as of today — You do not keep anything for a special occasion, because every day that you live is a special occasion. Search for knowledge, read more, sit on your front porch and admire the view without paying attention to the needs. Pass more time with your family, eat your favorite food, visit the place you love. Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment; it isn’t only survival.

Use your crystal goblets. Do not save your best perfume, use it every time you feel you want it. Take out from your vocabulary phrases like, one of these days, and someday. Let’s write that letter we thought of writing one of these days.

Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them. Never pass up a chance at adding laughter and joy to your life. Every day, hour, and minute are special.Because you never know if it will be your last

If you’re too busy to take some minutes to share this message with someone you love, and you tell yourself that you will share it one of these days, one of these days can be very far away, and you may not be there to see it.

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