The Sunny Side: Powerful Thoughts on Positive Thinking

Great hearts send forth
steadily the secret forces that
incessantly draw great events.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cherish your visions, your ideals,
the music that stirs in your heart.
If you remain true to them,
your world will at last be built.
~James Allen
It is the mind that maketh good or ill,
that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
~Edmund Spencer
I am thankful for the abundance
that surrounds me.
A joyful heart is the inevitable
result of a heart burning with love.
~Mother Teresa
Don't judge each day by the harvest
you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
"Let me light my lamp," says the star,
"and never debate if it will help to
remove the darkness."
~Rabindranath Tagore
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
~William Ernest Henley
The way always opens
for the determined soul.
The man of faith and courage.
~Orison Swett Marden
"Dear God," she prayed, "let me be something
every minute of every hour of my life."
~Betty Smith
Everything was beautiful
and nothing hurt.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Let us go singing as far as we go:
the road will be less tedious.
I must lose myself in action,
lest I wither in despair.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Never in my life have I experienced
utter despair*.Something in me has
always been convinced that I am a
child of great destiny, that I have a
star; that I am led on by it toward
great fulfillment.
~Jean Toomer
Life is either a daring
adventure or nothing.
~Helen Keller
Sometimes I go about with pity for
myself and all the while Great Winds
are carrying me across the sky.
~Ojibway Saying
Plant the seeds of expectation in your mind;
cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement.
Believe in yourself as being capable of
overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.
~Norman Vincent Peale
Follow your bliss. Find where it is
and don*t be afraid to follow it.
~Joseph Campbell
First say what you would be,
then do what you have to do.
A man is but a product of his thoughts;
what he thinks, that he becomes.
~Mohandis K. Gandhi
Be brave, and rise superior to
your sorrows, and maintain a
spirit that cannot be broken.
The happiness of your life depends
on the quality of your thoughts.
~Marcus Aurelius
Live so that you are at ease, in
harmony with the world, and full of joy.
Look with hope to the horizon of
today, for today is all we truly have.
~Vickie M. Worsham
I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
~Richard Le Gallienne

I don't think of all the misery but
of all the beauty that still remains.
~Anne Frank
Give thanks for the unknown
blessings already on their way.
~Native American Saying
My heart leaps with joy and I
will give thanks to the Lord in song.
~Psalm 28:7
And the night shall filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wait till the sun shines, Nellie,
When the clouds go drifting by,
We will be happy, Nellie,
Don't you sigh.
~Andrew B. Sterling
All the windows of my heart
I open to the day.
~Emily Dickinson
Learn to... be what you are,
and learn to resign with a good
grace all that you are not.
~Henri Frederic Amiel
Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
~Rabindranath Tagore
Those who wish to sing,
always find a song.
~Swedish Proverb
If we should live a thousand years,
our time is all today, today.
~James Montgomery
And now, this is the sweetest
and most glorious day that
ever my eyes did see.
~Donald Cargill
The best and most beautiful things
in this world cannot be seen or even
heard, but must be felt with the heart.
~Helen Keller

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