10 Lessons For Living

  1. It is not easy for us to change. But it is possible. And this capacity is our glory as human beings.
  2. The only way to assure being loved is to be a person worthy of love.
  3. If you desire greater wisdom, you can find it inside you.
  4. Integrity is never painless.
  5. We are incapable of loving another unless we love ourselves.
  6. True listening is love in action.
  7. It is through love that we elevate ourselves. And it is through our love for others that we assist others to elevate themselves.
  8. It is our sense of commitment after the wedding that makes possible the transition from falling in love to genuine love. And it is our commitment after conception that transforms us from biological into psychological parents.
  9. Learning from our children is the best opportunity we have to assure ourselves of a meaningful old age.
  10. The farther one travels along the journey of life, the more joy and the more pain one experiences. However, for all that is given up, even more is gained.

M. Scott Peck

M. Scott Peck

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About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com
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