"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn


"Friendship enhances our lives and gladdens our hearts." ~Francis Gay, The Friendship Book 2014 - in grateful thanks to Maurice Ware
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

3/3/15

Proverb for Today

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"Cheerfulness smooths the road of life." ~Proverb

Source: List of Proverbs by Tom Wills

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"Sometimes the world is not enough for those who knows no real love and compassion, humility and human sacrifice." ~Paul Pastrano Gangoso

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Cindy Hess Kasper - abundant love

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"Our God is a God of abundant love. When trouble comes, His presence is His promise." ~Cindy Hess Kasper

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Quotes on ABUNDANCE


"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." ~Eckhart Tolle

"Our God is a God of abundant love. When trouble comes, His presence is His promise." ~Cindy Hess Kasper

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Quotes on OPTIMISM


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~Helen Keller



OTHERS

“HAPPINESS is a choice. We all seem to be chasing it. It starts with us! True happiness is a gift that we give to ourselves, but it is also a gift that we pass to others. True happiness radiates from us and affects those around us…so the gift just keeps on giving! Every moment of the day there's a chance to create it. How? By the little and simplest ways. Doing things that we love, for our self and for others - nurtures and fulfills our soul. There will always be times of sadness in our life, we can't escape that, however, being optimistic with our thoughts at times like these we will bounce back from adversity. Most of all, be generous with your time, your compassion and your heart.” ~Angie Karan Krezos

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3/2/15

Ayrton Senna - clear

"If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear." ~ Ayrton Senna

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Laura Hegfield - blooming beauty

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"May your life continue to bloom with beauty, day by day." ~Laura Hegfield

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Matthew Henry - confidence

"Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul. It is the tranquil stillness of a soul that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ." ~Matthew Henry

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"True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be. ~Ralph W. Sockman

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April A. Peerless - reaching out

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"You know when someone is true to you if they reach out to be there when you need them and have absolutely nothing to gain from it." ~April A. Peerless

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Quotes on ACHIEVEMENT


"My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'" ~Helen Hayes

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~Helen Keller

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Hans Urs von Balthasar - reality

"The inner reality of love can be recognized only by love." ~Hans Urs von Balthasar

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3/1/15

Brandon Bays - self

"Honour, cherish and nourish yourself." ~Brandon Bays

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"Gratitude is the memory of the heart." ~Jean Baptiste Massieu

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Vicki Reece - moments

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"There are some moments that will stay with us forever." ~‪Vicki Reece

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Randall M. Core - shone like the sun

"She picked up the pieces of her life and created something beautiful. From that day forth she shone like the sun and changed the definition of broken." ~Randall M. Core

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Kenneth Massey - truth

"And the day you find the truth.. Your own truth.. You will be amazed n that day would be a new beginning of your life." ~Kenneth Massey

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Zadie Smith - story

"The end is simply the beginning of an even longer story." ~Zadie Smith

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2/28/15

Kristen Kappel - forever

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"Love is something you can't describe like the look of a rose, the smell of the rain, or the feeling of forever." ~Kristen Kappel

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Donna Hedges - place

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"Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing." ~Donna Hedges

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Oliver Barrett - LOVE

"Love means never having to say you're sorry." ~Oliver Barrett IV

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2/27/15

Rod Cannon

"Real love is feeling like being a part of that person's life almost isn't enough. It's more like a feeling that you would live in the same skin with them if you could and share every thought, heart beat, and emotion as one." ~Rod Cannon

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2/25/15

Stacie Cunningham- art work

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"Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful." ~Stacie Cunningham

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Kathleen Noble

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'We must be “independent without being alienated; courageous without being contemptuous of the weak; powerful without dominating or exploiting others; rational without suppressing or abandoning feeling and intuition; autonomous within interconnected, interdependent, and equal relationships; nurturing without denying or sacrificing our own needs.” ~Kathleen Noble

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Louis Nizer - therapy

"Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man." ~Louis Nizer

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2/24/15

Dr Ciriimiacoli and Greham - Hope

"Hope is not the belief that everything will turn alright rather the conviction that when things go wrong as they inevitably do , one can find his way through." ~Dr Ciriimiacoli and Greham, The Power of Empathy

Source: Abdullah Dangcal Alonto, FB

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"When the mind and heart are in harmony, the soul is content." ~A. D. Williams

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2/23/15

SPECIAL FEATURE on NATURE


Disclaimer: I found this on Facebook garnering favourable LIKES and attracting reviews or comments, allowing different levels of human perceptions on this specific subject called NATURE. If the "eyes is your honest window", then the brain must be the faithful door where understanding enters and flows. Opinions differ, so it's common knowledge that each individual edges splinter. While reading through the comments, I was intrigued by the norms of varying reactions and interpretations that compel me to include this here as a special feature, thus, breaking my usual format. I only selected few Interactors to substantiate my interest on the matter. This may be an unauthorize post, but I source this from a public domain which I assume will not jeopardise my right to repost. Authors are quoted and respective names affixed.

"Nothing in nature lives for itself;
Rivers don't drink their own water,
Trees don't eat their own fruit,
The sun doesn't shine for itself,
A flower's fragrance is not for itself.

Living for each other is the Rule of Nature."
~Collective Wisdom 2013
Source: Cosmic Intelligence-Agency FB
INTERACTORS:

Significant:

"Each thing in nature is to do its own thing. And when it does, it gives life to the rest of nature, creating a perfect ecosystem for us to live. But man in his greed changes these things in the name of progress. The earth is crying because we do not let each thing in naturre do its job. Therefore, we have failed to conceive the truth of a world going awry." ~Joan Meeker (Edited)

"Living for each others is the rule of nature and the wisdom of God." ~Mohamed Naaima

"Nature lives on various levels. The entire tree as a system strives to self-actualize through fruition. Rivers journey to self-actualize by finding the ocean, etc. And yes, they also live for themselves through decomposition and meandering. That's how they self-sustain and preserve. On a different level, they live so that the entire eco-system is balanced by their presence, and thus they also live for others. There is no difference between self and other.. We are all one. When we live for others we live for ourselves and when we live for ourselves, we also live for others. The difference is imaginary." ~Shereen Mohd Idris

"True Nature shows a 'live and let live' phenomenon. Not for self but for others." ~Mohamed Lamin Kamara-Kolleh

Analogy:

"Musicians can play for themselves, but if they have a sincere listening ear to grace with their beauty, then magic happens, the music flows with a greater heart... It is like the two poles of a battery needs to be active and linked so the electric current of inspiration flows naturally, with the full power of life." ~Astraelia Vega

Comparatives:

"It would be wonderful if human kind lived life as nature does." ~Nana Foster

"The only really destructive force on earth is mankind." ~Muriel Cheyne

Scriptural:
"... Nature is the first Bible as Genesis and Romans 1:20 reveals! Nature is in perfect Harmony with God! It does not have a mind of its own to get in the way! Is that why Jesus said we must Die and be reborn of His Spirit instead of ours? His mind instead of ours?" ~Ronnie Richardson

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James Carter - love

"A child's love knows no bounds." ~James Carter

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Gede Prama - window

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"Your eyes are your most honest window." ~Gede Prama

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"The practice of forgiveness can play an important role in your relationships with others. Forgiveness will enable you to correct distortions in your relationships and to improve the quality, intensity, and meaningfulness of relationships. It means letting go of past resentments toward others so that you can experience them in the present. Even if you do not "feel" like forgiving someone, forgiving them will release you from the hold of the past and allow you to experience the world in a new way. To forgive is to step outside the vicious circle of interpretation, where concepts from the past dominate experience, and to begin to live in terms of a larger, more worthy purpose. Forgiveness eliminates fear and anxiety, weakness and vulnerability." ~Ari Kiev

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David Hobson - plants

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow." ~David Hobson

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2/21/15

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"I am smiling at myself today
There's no wish left in this heart
Or perhaps there is no heart left
Free from all desire
I sit quietly like Earth
My silent cry echoes like thunder
Throughout the universe
I am not worried about it
I know it will be heard by no one
Except me." ~Rumi

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Sherry Jones - lessons

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"One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it's guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy. You fight to hold on and you fight to let go." ~Sherry Jones

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Sandra Sully - experience

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"Experience teaches you that you have to ride the tide. The setbacks can be public. That’s a given and that’s never easy but you learn to deal with those." ~Sandra Sully

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2/20/15

Heather Corinne Lang - appreciate life

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"Ensure you pause each day to savor each moment and appreciate what you love. To fully appreciate life, it is so important to savor, absorb and and appreciate each moment in your life. Whether you are at home, at work, running errands or traveling elsewhere, there is always something to appreciate and love." ~Heather Corinne Lang

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Criss Jami - laughter of children

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“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.” ~Criss Jami

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Quotes on ACCEPTANCE


"I made a covenant with myself: I will accept. Whatever will be, will be. I have a life to lead. I recalled words a friend had told me, the philosophy of her faith. "Life is a journey and a struggle," she had said. "We cannot control it, but we can make the best of any situation." I was indeed in quite a situation. It was up to me to make the best of it.” ~Wangari Maathai

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ~J.K. Rowling

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Wangari Maathai - covenant

"I made a covenant with myself: I will accept. Whatever will be, will be. I have a life to lead. I recalled words a friend had told me, the philosophy of her faith. "Life is a journey and a struggle," she had said. "We cannot control it, but we can make the best of any situation." I was indeed in quite a situation. It was up to me to make the best of it.” ~Wangari Maathai

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Shannon. L Alder - valley of change

"Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases off pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which land in the valley of change." ~Shannon. L Alder

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2/19/15

Quotes on HUMANITY


"Humans need to be humane for the sake of humanity." ~A.D. Williams

"Humans of all ages benefit from feeling seen, valued and appreciated in big and small ways." ~Genevieve, The Way of the Peaceful Parent

"I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides people why they act the way they do. I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other. As one, we can help society." ~Megan Lynne Young, Miss World 2013, Miss World 2013 (28 September 2013)

"The world has its own ways of treating us like what we will never be, but want to be. It relinquishes its grip on our souls while lulling us with the songs of freedom and conquest of beauty. It magnifies every tiny bit of something useless over an unfathomable presence of humanity. And we all waste the whole of our lives standing in queue for gaining its attention to be abdicated as if we never existed in the eyes of our fellow men.” ~Annie Ali

“What sets heroes aside from the rest of humanity is the willingness to assume a personal responsibility for public problems.” ~Earl Babbie from Inspiration Line

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Quotes on VALUES


"Humans of all ages benefit from feeling seen, valued and appreciated in big and small ways." ~Genevieve, The Way of the Peaceful Parent

"I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides people why they act the way they do. I will use this to show other people how they can understand each other. As one, we can help society." ~Megan Lynne Young, Miss World 2013, Miss World 2013 (28 September 2013)

"Value is your way out of the trap!" ~Bryant McGill

OTHERS

"Valuable friends will bring more richness to your life than valuable things." ~A.D. Williams

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Cindy Crawford - women

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"I really think—at any age—it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see." ~Cindy Crawford on Body Image

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David Brower - legacy

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” ~David Brower

Imelda Deinla - aspiration vs reality

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"How do we develop a culture of responsibility and accountability - amidst the prevailing culture of opportunism, populism, papogi-ism and in the face of competing claims of various other 'isms'? After the euphoria of Pope Francis' visit, it seems that aspirations of positive, emotive, and accountable change have just dissipated into thin bubbles of air. It seems that both institutional and behavioral change are a long way to go - and would remain an aspiration than reality." ~Imelda Deinla

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2/18/15

Lillian Williams - profoundly human

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"One of the most profoundly human things you can do is talk to someone instead of about them." ~Lillian Williams

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Carl Reiner - snow


Photo: Sourced from FB
"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." ~Carl Reiner

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2/17/15

R. Sauter - journey

"On this life journey you will both give and receive love. All to bring you to that which are; love." ~R. Sauter

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Joan Savell - birds

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"It is not accidental that native trees are the birds natural food. They love it and so, you are visited frequently and given the quiet joy of watching their antics and interactions with one another. You can quietly admire the wonder of the artistry of their colours and how beautifully each colour blends with one another. One of my favourite birds to admire the colouring of is the brown pigeon. Their brown-ness ranges through cinnamon, nutmeg, tan, dark brown, russet and every shade of brown you can imagine. And when seen in the sunlight, they are gorgeous." ~Joan Savell on Should you feed birds in your backyard? (FB Starts at 60 Community Page)

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Thaddeus of Vitovnica - humility

“Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility.” ~Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

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