Good advice from my childhood re: bad thoughts:
"You can't keep a bird from landing on your head...but you don't have to let him build a nest!"
Art credit: The Birds Nest by Sophie Gengembre Anderson
"Where words fail, music speaks."
--Hans Christian Andersen
Art credit: Zwei Singende Junge Madchen by Minna Heeren
"Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.
"Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.
"Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love."
Art credit: Late Afternoon by Hans Andersen Brendekilde
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart