“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You

“I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts

“The secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by slowing down and inventing some imaginary letters along the way.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts

“Love is a wonderful gift. It’s a present so precious words can barely begin to describe it. Love is a feeling, the deepest and sweetest of all. It’s incredibly strong and amazingly gentle at the very same time. It is a blessing that should be counted every day. It is nourishment for the soul. It is devotion, constantly letting each person know how supportive it’s certainty can be. Love is a heart filled with affection for the most important person in your life. Love is looking at the special someone who makes your world go around and absolutely loving what you see. Love gives meaning to one’s world and magic to a million hopes and dreams. It makes the morning shine more brightly and each season seem like it’s the nicest one anyone ever had. Love is an invaluable bond that enriches every good thing in life. It gives each hug a tenderness, each heart a happiness, each spirit a steady lift. Love is an invisible connection that is exquisitely felt by those who know the joy, feel the warmth, share the sweetness, and celebrate the gift! ”Douglas Pagels

“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts

“You’re an original, an individual, a masterpiece. Celebrate that; don’t let your uniqueness make you shy. Don’t be someone other than the wonder you are. Every star is important to the sky.”Douglas Pagels, 100 Things to Always Remember…and One Thing to Never Forget: Words to Live by and Wishes to Share

“You are personally responsible for so much of the sunshine that brightens up your life. Optimists and gentle souls continually benefit from their very own versions of daylight saving time. They get extra hours of happiness and sunshine every day.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts That Can Literally Change Your Life

“Nothing wastes more energy than worrying. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it becomes. Don’t take life too seriously. Live a life full of serenity, not of regrets.”Douglas Pagels

“Write out your own definition of success. Fill it with a mix of stardust and wishes and down-to-earth things, and provide all the insight you can give it. Imagine what it takes to have a really happy, rewarding life. And then go out — and live it.”Douglas Pagels, Wishing You a Happy, Successful, Incredible Life!

“If you have a choice between a la-di-da life and an ooh-la-la! one, well — you know what to do. Choose the one that requires you to dust off your dancing shoes.”Douglas Pagels, Wishing You a Happy, Successful, Incredible Life!

“’There is nothing more important than family.’ Those words should be etched in stone on the sidewalks that lead to every home.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts That Can Literally Change Your Life

“Don’t judge yourself – love yourself.”Douglas Pagels, Wishing You a Happy, Successful, Incredible Life!

“I may be uncertain about exactly where I’m headed, but I am very clear regarding this: I’m glad I’ve got a ticket to go on this magnificent journey.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts That Can Literally Change Your Life

“When your heart is filled with gratitude for what you do have, your head isn’t nearly so worried about what you don’t.”Douglas Pagels, Simple Thoughts That Can Literally Change Your Life