"I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."
— Anne Frank
"It is easy to have calmness in inactivity, it is hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness."
— Shunryu Suzuki (via yogachocolatelove)
"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."
— Haim G. Ginott, Teacher and Child: A Book for Parents and Teachers