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A Quote by Patrick J. McBride on sundrops, stress, and religion

It matters not whether you win the race or not but that you cross the finish line with a smile and a bit of a laugh.    

Stress does not come from having too much on your plate. Stress comes from labeling too many of those things as very important.    

Discussing religion, no matter how in depth the discussion, should never be confused with actually practicing that religion.    

Patrick McBride

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A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops, independence, and worry

When there is a storm in your life, it is not the time to build. No creature on earth tries to build during a storm. Conserve your energy until the storm passes.    

The dance floor of life is filled with joy for everyone except for those who forget that it is better to dance by yourself than to dance with a partner who always criticizes your step.    

You would not go into an apple orchard and eat the weeds so why would you go into your day and feast on worries?

Patrick McBride

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A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops and self criticism

Self criticism is a toxic byproduct of criticizing others.

Patrick McBride

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A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops, important, and perspective

How little the color of a life jacket matters when we fall overboard. If something is important, it will be important under all circumstances. Otherwise, it's not important. 

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A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops, love, problems, and positive

  Problems are gifts from heaven to help every one of us to grow but for those who are to grow the most, heaven bestows rejection.    

Today is not bad just because yesterday seemed better.    

All the keys to joy can be reduced to these two. Laugh but at no one's expense and love but without expectation.

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A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops, love, relationships, and life

When we are angry, we will use a lie as fast as a truth if we can hurt with it. Anger feels strong but it is actually a disguised weakness.    

To someone with their eyes closed, all the pictures that you show them will seem the same. It is better to whisper words of love instead of trying to find a better picture.    

The end of a relationship is not a failure any more than the end of a book is a failure.

Patrick McBride

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A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops

Recalling any memory has the power to elevate or depress us. The power lies not in the memory but in what mood we are currently building.    

Would you judge the worth of a diamond by just one facet? Isn't that exactly what we do when we label a stranger by how they dress?    

Thinking can be a fine way to live and learn but beware that thinking doesn't disguise itself as living.   

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A Quote by Patrick McBride on sundrops

If we identify with our thoughts, our identity will change with every thought and we will feel lost unless we remember that we are the thinker and not the thoughts.    

If we showed the same kindness to our friends that we show to ourselves, we wouldn't have any friends.    

If the only good deed that you ever did in an entire lifetime was holding the door open once for someone it would be a million times better than just thinking about helping people.  

Patrick McBride

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