It’s finals time, y’all! Many of you are probably knee-deep in preparation for your testathons. Some of you I’m sure are tired and a bit cranky, but you are almost done! To help, we wanted to share some quotes, poems, and pictures that keep us keepin’ on. Hopefully these will give you an extra boost to make it through the week!
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wrote down ‘happy!’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need. Not more.” – Mother Teresa
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“The core of every fruit is better than its rind: consider the body to be the rind, and its friend, the spirit, to be the core. After all, the human being has a precious core; seek it.” -The Rumi Collection
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all problems for the time being.” – Frank Kafka
“Life always bursts the boundaries of a formula. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as a seed.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don’t look at it and wish you had painted something different.” – Author Unknown
“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” – Charles Bukowski
“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker
Stay happy, my friends.