"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


Kathryn Ireland - decoration

"Serious is a word that must be entirely avoided when it comes to decoration." ~Kathryn Ireland

Marcel Lawrence - challenge

"Life challenges, like illness can make us bitter and resentful. But being bitter and resentful is a choice. Let your pain make you soft, not hard. Compassionate, not cruel. Gentle, not unkind. Choose to be loving and tenderhearted. Take care of each other and be kind." ~Marcel Lawrence


June Ahern - true self

"How hurtful it can be to deny one's true self and live a life of lies just to appease others." ~June Ahern

Wilson Kanadi - judge and understand

"Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge." ~Wilson Kanadi

Ian Lawton - Friend

"Be kind today....to yourself, remember to be a good friend to yourself, accept that you're doing your best, love your perfect imperfections, be mindful of what you need and give it to yourself, and surround yourself with people who honor, love and cherish you for who you are." ~Ian Lawton

Mind Recipes - new adventures

"Look forward to the new adventures in the unknown." ~Mind Recipes

Sarah Strohmeyer - Mother

"A mother is a mother from the moment her baby is first placed in her arms until eternity. It didn't matter if her child were three, thirteen, or thirty." ~Sarah Strohmeyer

Lord Milner - Duty

“If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it, it is our duty to try to prevent it and to damn the consequences.” ~Lord Milner on Duty

Patrick Ness - life

"You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do." ~Patrick Ness


John Oliver Hobbes - destiny

“Men heap together the mistakes of their lives and create a monster they call destiny.” ~John Oliver Hobbes
on Destiny

Hailliard - force of gravitation

“The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation.” ~Hailliard


Feelings of Life -power of beauty

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." ~Feelings of Life, FB

Nicholas Chamfort - laughter

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~Nicolas Chamfort


Rafael de Cardenas - Home

"A home should be a distillation of your interests, of who you really are. If you're happy with your life, your space will reflect that." ~Rafael de Cárdenas

Steve Chandler - challenge

“I can choose to perceive every circumstance as an opportunity to grow and stay on my mission. And if this opportunity is also challenging, that’s even better. I have a chance to rise up--like a kite rises against the wind. If there’s no wind the kite can’t fly. Have you ever tried to fly a kite when there’s no wind at all? Have you ever tried to have a great life when there’s no challenge? If there’s no challenge for me I cannot become stronger. I cannot grow.” ~ Steve Chandler


Michael Huddleston - stay positive

"In the middle of the storm be loving, positive, and honest. It doesn't matter if the storm is of your making or that of someone else that your caught in. You determine if you are positive or not, angry or not, loving, respectful, open, honest or not. I hope you will choose to be positive for yourself and others." -Michael Huddleston

Living Life Fully - awareness

"One of the most important elements of living life fully is awareness-- awareness of our surroundings, of other people and their motives and fears and desires, of the things that affect us most in our lives, both positively and negatively." ~Living Life Fully

John Banville - childhood

“Happiness was different in childhood. It was so much then a matter simply of accumulation, of taking things - new experiences, new emotions - and applying them like so many polished tiles to what would someday be the marvelously finished pavilion of the self.” -John Banville, The Sea

MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY - From Our Daily Bread

"Lord, help me to be ready at any time to be Your hands and feet to those in need." -Our Daily Bread


Vera Wang - comfort

"For me, it's not about age—it's about comfort; it's about style. It's not about the clothing—it's about the way it's worn...” ~Vera Wang

Emersonine Hiraldo - heart

"Your heart knows the answer your mind has been searching for.” ~Emersonine Hiraldo

Aurora Hernandez - shine

"I ask of life to shine meaning in everyone who is searching.” ~Aurora Hernandez

Des Renford - enjoy life

"Resist modern society's temptation to live soft. Go out and do something – run, swim, bicycle or walk, and do it when the weather is adverse, because you will enjoy it all the more." ~Des Renford


Capt. Bill Bulla - children of creation

"I cannot claim to Love God if I don’t hold a sacred reverence, for the loving care for all of his children, and all of his creation." ~Capt. Bill Bulla

Marya Mannes - sincere

"It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere." ~Marya Mannes

PEACE PILGRIM - wait in the stillness

"We spend a great deal of time telling God what we think should be done, and not enough time waiting in the stillness for God to tell us what to do." ~Peace Pilgrim

Eknath Easwaran - protection

"At the beginning of every winter people are careful to install storm windows. These extra panes of glass protect their houses against the bitter winds. We do something very similar to protect our minds through the practice of meditation." ~Eknath Easwaran

Elsie Hickman - environment

Photo Credit: Motivating Inspiration To Inspire You

"I think that slavishly following or not following rules is outdated thinking. If it looks good to you and you enjoy your environment, then it's right. I see lots of designer rooms I think are ugly or tense looking to be enjoyed." ~Elsie Hickman

Trip Haenisch - essential

Photo Credit: Amazingly Beautiful Flowers, FB

"Less is more. Texture is essential, as well as scale." ~Trip Haenisch


David Weekly - Journey

"There is no finish line. So love the journey." ~David Weekly

Jackie Kay - parents

"Nothing properly prepares you for becoming a parent, true, but what seems to be even truer is that nothing prepares you for being the daughter of ageing parents." ~Jackie Kay


FOOD For THOUGHT: Matchsticks in a Matchbox

Photo Credit: Internet

Some catch fire on first strike and light a candle or lamp. Some catch fire on second or third strike. Few catch fire but are blown out by wind before they can light a candle. Some cannot light because the wick is damp or there is no oil or it is way too burnt out. In a quiet room, with candles closely stacked together, couple of matchsticks manage to light several of them. And then there is this one. You strike her repeatedly but no fire. Either because the sides have worn out or her edges have been blunted or your hands were wet. The more you strike, the more the edges peel off and she wilts. You fling her away saying “Poor quality matchstick.” Was she?" ~Bhavana Nissima, FB


Isaac D’Israeli - knowledge

“A well-read writer, with good taste, is one who has the command of the wit of other men; he searches where knowledge is to be found....” ~Isaac D’Israeli

Johann Pestalozzi - search what is right

“Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own.” ~Johann Pestalozzi

Lisa Zimmermann - moments

"To have experienced beautiful moments together are forever locked in the memory and in the heart. Surrounded by happiness and love for one another, that nobody can take friends!" ~Lisa Zimmermann

Joseph B. Wirthlin - beauty

Photo Credit: Fioretti, FB

"The more often we see the things around us, even the beautiful and wonderful things — the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world." ~Joseph B. Wirthlin


Walter M. Horton - meditation

"The practice of reflective meditation, which consists of holding certain ideas in the mind long enough to enable them to form emotional connections, tends to break up the crust of habit and to create a new will." ~Walter M. Horton


Henri Junttila - how you lived

"One day your heart will stop beating, and none of your fears will matter. What will matter is how you lived." ~Henri Junttila

Thomas Nash - beauty

Photo Credit: Fioretti, FB

"Beauty is but a flower, which wrinkles will devour." ~Thomas Nash

David Sarnoff - failure and success

"The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success." ~David Sarnoff

Robert Delaunay - Light

Photo Credit: Greg Olsen, FB

"Light in Nature creates the movement of colors." ~Robert Delaunay


Quotes from The Pride

Photo Credit: from The Pride, FB

"Don't let somebody else place their own limitations on you. There are already too many people pulling you down. Shine beyond the darkness and achieve what others say is impossible." ~The Pride

"Don't let "bad" weather stop you from being happy. No matter the circumstance, try and remain positive and take the opportunities we are blessed to have." ~The Pride

"Happiness can be found by giving to others. The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. A small genuine compliment or gesture can make somebody's day." ~The Pride

"Sometimes we miss being in the moment waiting for the perfect conditions. Do what you want now and be who you want to be now!" ~The Pride

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Ma. Victoria Martinez


Photo Credit: Amazingly Beautiful Flowers

"Success is not in perfection, but in motivation, effort and consistence." ~Ma. Victoria Martinez


Bret Harte - smile

"Never a lip is curved with pain that can't be kissed into smiles again." ~Bret Harte

Alan W. Watts - secret of life

Photo Credit: Amazing World of Animals and Nature

"This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." ~Alan W. Watts

Vicki Harrison -


"Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” ~Vicki Harrison


Ron Lambros - Shepherd

Photo Credit: Touching Lives

"So many people today lie trapped in the "world of want." They all want more than they have and feel that their happiness lies in the bigger paycheck, the larger home, the special vacation, the promotion, marrying that certain someone, or a host of other wants their hearts desire. But all we should truly want lies in God Himself for, "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want." Trust God for your supply. He'll always give you all you ever really need." ~Ron Lambros, President, Touching Lives

Joan Laius - beauty


Photo Credit: Heart of Mine, FB, 2015

"What God creates is beyond beauty." ~Joan Laius


Lance Pierce - connection

 Photo Credit: All Is About Love

"Our lives are infinitely more intertwined than we realise.... With whom can we make a true connection today?" ~Lance Pierce

Thomas Möginger - creature

"Man is the only creature that constantly asks for the meaning of life and yet most is from all of them." ~Thomas Möginger