"Challenges are what makes life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Joshua J. Marine -checktheshades
"Take a deep breath. It's just a bad day, not a bad life." -Unknown -checktheshades
"Great people were not born great. They became great by making a decision to pursue their dream in life and by refusing to give up. The struggle we must all face on the road to our dreams is what makes us great. Ordinary people can become extraordinary if they dedicate their lives to the pursuit of their dreams." -Ruben Gonzalez
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." -Aldous Huxley -checktheshades
"Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses."
-Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr -checktheshades
"People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools." -Alice Walker
"As the Black Lives Matter movement grows across the country, the names of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray have become well known. All died at the hands of local police, sparking waves of protest. During this time, far less attention has been paid to women who have been killed by law enforcement. Yesterday, a vigil under the banner of Say Her Name is being organized in New York to remember them." -DemocracyNow
"The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible." -Joel Brown -checktheshades
"If you want to improve your world, then focus your attention on helping others." -John C. Maxwell -checktheshades
"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." -Jim Rohn
"Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.
He was 89." -CNN -checktheshades
"Either you run the day, or the day runs you." -Jim Rohn
"If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams."
-Les Brown -checktheshades
"Happy 20th Birthday Dre. May you continue to Rest In Peace." 05/10/95 - 03/27/14 #Tech13
"Today is a brand new day
A fresh start
Replace any negativity with
Think happy thoughts
Drink lots of water
Fill your body with fuel
Healthy is happy
Go for a run
Do some sit-ups
Give someone a compliment
Make a new friend
Tell yourself you are
Be kind and create good karma
"Before you pray - BELIEVE
Before you speak - LISTEN
Before you spend - EARN
Before you write - THINK
Before you quit - TRY
Before you die - LIVE."
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one."
-Elbert Hubbard -checktheshades
If I shall die before they wake, I pray the Lord my shades are safe.