quotes that kick you in the ass

graffiti on Shotwell St., Canon Digital Rebel

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

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  1. laura

    how true that is!
    life is as rich as you make it, life is as full of fun and laughter as you make it. if you surround yourself with misery, you will be miserable, if you surround yourself with joy, you will be joyful.
    if you think your life is bad, that it could be no worse, think of what you have. most of us have so much. we take it all for granted. even something like electricty. if you think you have nothing, think of who you reach out to when you are in need. that person alone makes your life rich.

  2. Julia

    So True!! I’m sure that we could all find the good in our lives if only we stopped complaining long enough. We all have many gifts,and finding and using them is the key. I also love this photo. Your graffiti in SF is so intense and colorful. Even if it is defacing property…..Great post! 🙂

  3. jenn

    i just love this quote. I am placing it on the top of my computer to remind myself to be greatful for everything i have. i completly believe every situation is exactly what we want to make it. this will be a great reminder of that.

  4. Jen

    I just absolutely adore this quote. Quite a good find!!!

  5. penelope

    Ooh, right in the kisser!

  6. Donavan

    Is there any emptiness that a little Rilke could not pour some wisdom into?
    Any problem not helped by diving into his words?
    Haven’t found one yet.
    Thanks for the reminder rich girl.
    I’m off to call forth…

  7. Marilyn

    The quote is powerful. But my first thought seeing this post was…oh, look…Shotwell Street…and remembering an artist I dated once who lived there… 🙂

  8. Jennifer

    such a powerful quote…I’m one of those awful people that wishes that things would just come to me. Thanks for posting this..

  9. brian orme

    Avoiding the urge to point the finger at anyone but ourselves – a well taught life lesson. Great pic too.

  10. Mary

    I look forward to your posts. You have such great talent with a camera!

  11. patricia

    hi andrea — lots of people read your blog so could you please do a post about “not one damn dime day?”
    i’ll be contacting as many folks as i can but if you and other bloggers get the word out, who knows? a little difference is better than none…
    thx so much,

  12. Leonie

    YOu wouldn’t be reading Simple Abundance by any chance, would you?
    Just pondering ~ coz this quote appears in one of the pages this week 🙂
    you so rock 😉
    love and laughter,

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