words to live by...

Recently my life was hit by a tornado, leaving nothing but destruction in its' past, or so I thought.  But then I had an AH HA moment, and realized that life was really trying to show me lessons that I had been ignoring for far too long.  Trusting the wrong people, resorting to my emotions to deal with situations out of frustration, minding my manners, using actions not words, etc.  The last 4 months of my life have been the most trying I have ever experienced, but honestly without them I would never have had the opportunity to learn and grow into a BETTER human being.  Cheers to personal growth.  

The following are modern day proverbs I collected from websites that spoke to me and provided a lot of perspective and propelled soul searching for myself.