“The way someone treats you isn’t meant to be taken lightly. How they treat you, is how they view you.”
“Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.” — Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
“We cannot control everything that happens to us in life, but we can choose how we respond. When we respond with an attitude of ‘Why is this happening to me?’ and adopt a victim mentality, we suffer. When we choose to respond with an attitude of ‘Why is this happening for me and what can I learn?’ then we feel a lot more empowered, which impacts our mental state positively.
The biggest misconception about happiness is that we can outsource it — that something external is going to make us happy. Happiness is NOT a constant state. As humans we experience and grow through a variety of emotions. The expectation that we should be happy all the time will leave anyone with an expectation hangover. What we can be is grateful.”
—Christine Hassler, empowerment coach and author of Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life
“Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.”
— Dorothy Rowe
“The best way to learn from your mistakes is to admit them rather then blame them on someone else.”
“Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.” – Unknown.