"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


Proverb for Today


"Give credit where credit is due." ~Proverb

Source: Save the Proverbs by Tom Wills



Denise Austin - worth living


"Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring." ~Denise Austin




“Naturally, after many, many, many, years of experiencing rejection from people who were supposed to Love her, that was the very first time she had been exposed to identify a blessing. However she didn't know how to respond, because at the same time as her conscious mind generated a feeling of glorious pleasure; her subconscious reacted awkward affecting her physically, as if her body was rejecting the unfamiliar emotion she was experiencing. Sadly, she was not equipped to fully assimilate and accept a simple blessing with grace and she had to go through much more to understand what accepting a blessing entailed.” ― A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 from Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes



Naomi Smith - charity


"What a beautiful tribute! I'd just like to remind the negative people (on this comment stream) that charity is not about money; it is about what you do each and every day to those around you. It's the smile you give to a passer by, it's helping the elderly or disabled to their car, it's mourning with those who are mourning. And this is exactly what the people of Sydney are doing. They are saying they care. They are saying they are not filled with hate, but with love and compassion. This is charity!" ~Naomi Smith (NSW Incident Alerts on Martin Place Memorial Floral Shrine)


Amani Kerr Quotes

"One stupid act of some stupid extremist puts us all down." ~Amani Kerr on Sydney Siege, 15 December 2014, ABC news online

"We're all mankind and humankind - so just be one and show kindness." ~Amani Kerr

"We just all need to stick together and unite, be together and support one another." ~Amani Kerr

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Joel Goodman - attitudes

“Humor prevents a "hardening of the attitudes."" ~Joel Goodman

Roman Gary - humour

“Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.” ~Roman Gary

Ali Bin Abi Taleb - patience

"A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you thousands of moments of regret." ~Ali Bin Abi Taleb (A.S.)


Katharine Lee Bates - rose


"Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." ~Katharine Lee Bates


Norman Ralph Augustine - motivation

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent." ~Norman Ralph Augustine

Melanie Joy - intelligent


"Educating yourself does not mean that you were stupid in the first place; it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn." ~Melanie Joy


Mastering Relationship With Love - journey

"Life is miraculous progressive journey where you need to learn, grow and shine personally and professionally as well as spiritually rising above mistakes, criticisms and countless negative stormy times. Once you follow your inner guidance system then you can rise above any stormy adversities, negative people and unexpected knocks encountering in the highway of your life and success. Actually your inner guidance system has power to create miracles in your personal, professional and spiritual life. So always hear your inner strong calling and utilize your own intelligence to understand the right calling while manifesting your dream desires into physical reality. Never blame others or live with excuses in the highway of life. If you dont feel happy with what you are doing then change it and do what you love to do at any point of life. Finally abundance, happiness,success and prosperity i\ will be reflection of who you become." ~Mastering Relationship With Love



Paul Sweeney - celebration of love

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” ~Paul Sweeney


Sam Kao - believing

"There is nothing more beautiful like believing in yourself." ~Sam Kao

Diane Arbus - winner


"Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory." ~Diane Arbus


Diane Von Furstenberg - best friend


"When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier." ~Diane Von Furstenberg



Terri St. Cloud - move forward

“She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.” ~Terri St. Cloud


Annie Ali - songs of freedom

“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


Manish Kathuria - ray of light

“When does the dust of life seems to be a golden haze? When the whole gloomy day is manipulated by the ray of light through a lamp, ignited by a person with a surprise of love beneath an act of compassion.” ~Manish Kathuria


Paul Hoffman - spirit passing by

“... If the dead can come back to this earth and move unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night—amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours—always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or if the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.” ~Paul Hoffman, The Left Hand of God


MY PICK of the DAY

"Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment." -Charles Stanley



Steven Aitchison -

"Sometimes it feels as if nothing is going your way, and you’re in the middle of a meltdown. Please know that it will pass, and you will come out the other end much stronger than you were before." ~Steven Aitchison

Robert Warren Painter Jr - down the road

"Good things are coming down the road. Just don't stop walking." ~Robert Warren Painter Jr


Quotes on STORMS

Photo Credit: Manly Northern Beaches FB Page

"Every one of us must eventually face the storm." ~Bryant McGill

"I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature." ~Paulo Coelho

"When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again." ~Bryant McGill

"When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about." ~Haruki Murakami

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Alexandra Skiathitis - smile


"As you travel on life's way, with its many ups and downs, remember it's quite true to say one smile is worth a dozen frowns." ~Alexandra Skiathitis, Family Friend Poems


Katherine Woodward Thomas - self-reflection


"Practice radical honesty with yourself, knowing that seeing the answer clearly is the key to your power and liberation." ~Katherine Woodward Thomas
on Self-reflection


Michael Lane - loving relationship

"Learn how to leave your baggage behind, and your home and house. Do whatever it takes, but leave your luggage at the front desk, the airport check in/conveyor, the hotel lobby, in the boot of the taxi, sitting in the rain without a home, leave it out, whatever floats your boat, loose it, it has no place in your brand new open and loving relationship." ~Michael Lane


Spencer Johnson - truth

"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people." ~Spencer Johnson




"Life does not have meaning through mere existence or acquisition or fun. The meaning of life is inherent in the connections we make to others through honor and obligation." ~Laura Schlessinger (Living Life Fully)


Dwight Swain - feelings

"Feelings tell you what to say. Technique gives you the tools with which to say it. Faculty lies in knowing what to do next. To know what to do next, you must master process ... an ordered step-by-step presentation of materials that presses emotional buttons in your reader, so he feels the way you want him to feel." ~Dwight Swain - Techniques of the Selling Writer


Dorothy Gilman - choice


"It's when we're given choice that we sit with the gods and design ourselves." ~Dorothy Gilman


Beardsley Jones - one life

"You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don't see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud." ~Beardsley Jones


Sallirae Henderson - gestures


"Gestures of kindness, courage, honesty, and love tend to be small and quiet, and most of them are made by ordinary human beings. But these acts create and sustain a dense web of commitment that holds this planet and its people together. The web is so resilient that it will never be completely destroyed, because it is constructed of human goodwill rather than bricks, money, or nationalism." ~Sallirae Henderson (Living Life Fully)


Dave McIntyre - appreciation

"Appreciation is like an insurance policy. It has to be renewed every now and then." ~Dave McIntyre

Karter Zaher - Parents


"Appreciate your parents. They're the only ones who would do anything in the world for you." ~Karter Zaher


Michael Goddart - community


"One aspect of true community is that we respond to the needs of another within our own capabilities. Living in a community consciously, responsibly, and actively provides opportunities for growing naturally in compassion.
Living compassionately in a community means that we care not only about our own advancement, materially as well as spiritually, but also about the well-being of all members, including those at the bottom. Those at the so-called bottom may be far more spiritually rich than those with whom we aspire to consort. . . . there is no limit to how we conceive the expanse of community, only our own thinking." ~Michael Goddart (Living Life Fully)




"Appreciation is like an insurance policy. It has to be renewed every now and then." ~Dave McIntyre

"Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times, you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons." ~Troy Amdahl

"Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough." ~Oprah

“He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart” ~Anon

"Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it." ~Ralph Marston

"Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives." ~Rumi


I Live in the Land of Thankfulness

I love the Land of Thankfulness where blessings overflow.

I claim it as my native home, most charming land I know;

And if I've need of anything, no matter what it be,

I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me.

I like to live in Thankfulness! Would live there all my days;

Would let its spirit stir my soul and fill my heart with praise.

I questioned once how I had found a place of such a kind;

Knew I'd discovered it, because I'd thankful thoughts in mind

Oh, come with me to Thankfulness! We ask this of you:

That you be always thankful, friend, but this is all you do.

And if there's anything you need, no longer doubt or fear;

The thing you seek's awaiting you, it surely will appear.

Copyright© 2004 - Frank B. Whitney
Founder of Unity Publication "Daily Word"

"Today I give thanks for it all,
Though I do not understand much of what I see,
I surrender anyway....
I trust in the Goodness of Life,
I open to the One that breathes me,
To the One who has given me one more day
To feel so alive and free"
~Flora Aube

"What we say about our blessings and how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." ~Anon
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. . . O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment." ~Henry David Thoreau

"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest person it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow." ~Edward Sandford Martin

"Thanksgiving for me really was a time of being thankful. I think it is great for people of all ages to celebrate the day with good people, good food, and football, but I hope in the midst of our busy lives we have not forgotten the
importance of observing the real reason for the holiday: to give thanks." ~Matthias Reightman

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest people; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude." ~E.P. Powell

"We remember the Pilgrims on Thanksgiving Day, not so much for their turkey dinner, but for the sheer faith that inspired them to give thanks in a year that saw nearly half their number die of sickness. Yet they prayed with thanksgiving." ~Ralph F. Wilson

Source: http://www.livinglifefully.com

. . .
"Now the trouble with you and me, my friend
Is the trouble with this nation
Too many blessings, too little appreciation
And I know that kind of notion--well, it just ain't cool
So send me back to Sunday school
Because I'm tired of waiting for reason to arrive
It's too long we've been living
These unexamined lives

I've got great expectations
I've got family and friends
I've got satisfying work
I've got a back that bends
For every breath, for every day of living
This is my Thanksgiving. . . .

Here in this fragmented world, I still believe
In learning how to give love, and how to receive it
And I would not be among those who abuse this privilege
Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge

And I don't mind saying that I still love it all
I wallowed in the springtime
Now I'm welcoming the fall
For every moment of joy
Every hour of fear
For every winding road that brought me here
For every breath, for every day of living
This is my Thanksgiving

For everyone who helped me start
And for everything that broke my heart
For every breath, for every day of living
This is my Thanksgiving."

By Don Henley
Source: Living Life Fully

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“She had learned to play Chess from the doctor’s approach which was a bit different than the norm; he taught her that competing was for fools and after enjoying Christmas dinner, she was getting ready to play Chess with Valentin and she remembered the doctor’s words, ‘The essence of the game is to develop a strategy to corner the king. Neither of the players is looking out to destroy the king. Bear in mind my dear, the king cannot be held captive, once the king is cornered, the game is over. Every piece is a symbolic member of a kingdom and in course to the objective each piece risks to be held captive; however never destroyed. There would be a tragic situation for a Chess player if a piece belonging to a specific Chessboard is misplaced, much less destroyed. The game of Chess cultivates not destruction but honorable warriors instead. There is a difference between surviving in battle for a humanitarian cause and competing to win for fame or gold. Some might kill one person out of greed in order to win in competition and as a result, they become murderers; whereas great warriors kill hundreds united in battle for a humanitarian cause to defend the weak, and as a result, they become heroes. ’” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 from "Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes


Robert Kincaid - lifetime

Bridges of Madison County, FB

“This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime.” ~Robert Kincaid Bridges of Madison County (Goodreads)


Bhavya Gaur - beyond illusion

Source: FB

"When we look beyond the illusion we live in, we realize that we are nothing and being nothing we are everything" ~ Bhavya Gaur


Michael Pollan Quotes

NSW Government House Gsrden
Bennelong, NSW, 18 November 2014

“A garden should make you feel you've entered privileged space -- a place not just set apart but reverberant -- and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.” ~Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

“Culture, when it comes to food, is of course a fancy word for your mom.” ~Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

“Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris.” ~Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

“Eating is also an ecological act, and a political act, too. Though much has been done to obscure this simple fact, how and what we eat determines to a great extent the use we make of the world - and what is to become of it. To eat with a fuller consciousness of all that is at stake might sound like a burden, but in practice few things in life can afford quite as much satisfaction. By comparison, the pleasures of eating industrially, which is to say eating in ignorance, are fleeting. Many people today seem perfectly content eating at the end of an industrial food chain, without a thought in the world; this book is probably not for them.” ~ Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

“Eating's not a bad way to get to know a place.” ~Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

“For it is only by forgetting that we ever really drop the thread of time and approach the experience of living in the present moment, so elusive in ordinary hours.” ~Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World

“More grass means less forest; more forest less grass. But either-or is a construction more deeply woven into our culture than into nature, where even antagonists depend on one another and the liveliest places are the edges, the in-betweens or both-ands..... Relations are what matter most.” ~Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

“Rule No.37 The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.” ~Michael Pollan

"Shake the hand that feeds you.” ~Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

“The green thumb is equable in the face of nature's uncertainties; he moves among her mysteries without feeling the need for control or explanations or once-and-for-all solutions. To garden well is to be happy amid the babble of the objective world, untroubled by its refusal to be reduced by our ideas of it, its indomitable rankness.” ~Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” ~ Michael Pollan

“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” ~Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ” ~Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

“... the way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world. Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds.” ~Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

“...There's a lot of money in the Western diet. The more you process any food, the more profitable it becomes. The healthcare industry makes more money treating chronic diseases (which account for three quarters of the $2 trillion plus we spend each year on health care in this country) than preventing them. ” ~Michael Pollan, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Source: The Goodreads

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PICK of the DAY

"When you make a mistake in life, or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as detours on the road to success, and view ridicule as ignorance. After a rejection, take a look at your BAG. B is for Blessings. Things you are endowed with that you often take for granted like life itself, health, living in an abundant country, family, friends, career. A is for accomplishments. Think of the many things you are proud of that you have done so far. And G is for Goals. Think of your big dreams and plans for the future that motivate you. If you took your BAG - blessings, accomplishments and goals - to a party, and spread them on the floor, in comparison to all your friends and the people you admire, you'd take your own bag home, realizing that you have as much going for yourself as anyone else. Always view rejection as part of one performance, not as a turndown of the performer." ~Jim Rohn

Source: Positive Thoughts



Arthur Freed - be good

"Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough." ~Arthur Freed

Lucy Larcom - kindle fires


Photo: Sourced from FB

"If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it." ~Lucy Larcom



"What frustrates you right now will be over one day, and believe it or not, you will miss something about it. So look at your challenges with a degree of appreciation. This may be where you are now, but not tomorrow, and when that time comes you will realise that it all had great purpose in your life." ~Bryant McGill


Quotes on FLOWERS

"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, for hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see;
Father in heaven we thank Thee.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." ~Adabella Radici

"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." ~Terri Guillemets

"A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms." ~Zen Shin from The Burned Hand Bloom.

"A flower fails, though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it." ~Wheeler Cox

“A flower is an educated weed.” ~Luther Burbank

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today." ~Indian Proverb

"And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns." ~Thomas Moore

"As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed." ~James Allen

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~Albert Camus

"Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't, they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers." ~Ray Bradbury

"Blossom by blossom spring begins." ~Swineburne

"By cultivating beautiful peace ~ we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity." ~Vernon Howard

"Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?" ~Maurice Maeterlinck

"Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul." ~Mario Quintana

"Each flower is a soul opening out to nature." ~Gerald De Nerval

"Earth laughs in flowers." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every flower that blooms has to go through the dirt." ~Treasures from Heaven

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." ~Luther Burbank

"Flowers are like foods. Instead of flavours, they come in colours, varieties and with fragrant or no fragrant scents." ~Leah C. Dancel, 10 March 2012

"Flowers are love's truest language." ~Park Benjamin

"Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like; friendship is a sheltering tree." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts." ~Sigmund Freud

"Flowers are sunshine o the soul." ~Anon

"Flowers are the music of the ground, from earth's lips spoken without sound." ~Edwin Curran

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts." ~Dodinsky

"Flowers awakened my soul. Flowers brought me into the Present Moment where there is no space for blame, resentment, anger or guilt. A new world opened up to me." ~Michelle, Peace in the Present Moment

"Flowers bring to a liberall and gentlemanly minde the remembrance of honestie, comelinesse and all kindes of virtues." ~John Gerard

"Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful." ~Jim Carrey

"Flowers grow out of dark moments." ~Corita Kent (1918-1986)

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." ~Lydia Marie Child

"Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them." ~Chinese proverb

"Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower."~Jean Paul Richter

"Flowers whisper "Beauty!" to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall." ~Dr. SunWolf

"For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!" ~Edward Abbey

"For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ." ~Christopher Smart

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." ~Walt Whitman

"I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy, but a flower couldn't help but bloom inside me." ~Lupita Nyong'o

"I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers and nothing but the thread which binds them is my own." ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"I like to think a flower opens itself to outgrow its plantedness. That it yearns to be carried away." ~Anon

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom." ~Audra Foveo

"If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation." ~Osho

"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends." ~Kozuko Okakura

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." ~Abram L. Urban

"In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet." ~Albert Schweitzer

"In the language of flowers the white chrysanthemum represents truth and honesty." ~S (Each Day Anew)

"In your heart is a volcano. How shall you expect flowers to bloom?" ~Khalil Gibran

"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits." ~William Carlos Williams

"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees." ~George Eliot

"Just as the flower is not the petal, the hues and colour, our Soul is not just the physical presence we have; but it's beyond the existence of it. Just as a bud becomes a flower; in flowering with all its essence, we must also strive to flower into a beautiful living. And remember the essence of a beautiful life is Love and Kindness." ~V.E.D.

"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..." ~Susan Polis Shutz

"Little flower, but if I could understand what you are, root and all in all, I should know what God and man is." ~Tennyson

"Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air." ~Georges Bernanos

"Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you." ~Edward Payson Rod

"Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works it's sweet miracles undaunted by Autumn frost or Winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all year, and blessing those who give and those who receive." ~Louisa May Alcott

"Many people have never learned to see the beauty of flowers, especially those that grow unnoticed. For instance, when you walk outside and look down at your feet, you may see tiny flowers nestled in the moss and clover hiding under a curled fern. Most people just step on them. I paint them." ~Erika Just

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants." ~John W. Gardner

"Nothing quite like a bright spay of yellow to brighten the winter blues." ~Solo:The Independent Traveler

"Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness." ~Conor Oberst

"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~Iris Murdoch

"Perfumes are the feelings of flowers." ~Heinrich Heine

“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank... and had midnight swims...” ~Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things from Goodreads

"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him." ~Auguste Rodin

"The earth laughs in flowers." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The flower is aware of the fact that it contains everything within it, the whole cosmos, and it does not try to become something else." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life." ~Jean Giraudoux

"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size." ~Gertrude S. Wister

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." ~Chinese Proverb

"The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days." ~Robert Leighton

"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly." ~William Wordsworth

"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction." ~Chanakya

"The inner complexity and form of a flower is awe-inspiring." -Anon

"The nature of This Flower is to bloom." ~Alice Walker

"The next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless... remain that way, say nothing and listen as heaven whispers, 'Did you like it? I did it just for you.'" ~Max Lucado

"The splendour of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness." ~Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

"Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers." ~Henry Walter Bates

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." ~Henri Matisse

"'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." ~William Cowper on Liberty

"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat." ~Beverly Nichols

"To wander in the fields of flowers pull the thorns from your Heart." ~Rumi

"We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces." ~Richard Le Gallienne

"We grow like flowers, and bear desire, The odor of the human flowers." ~Richard Henry Stoddard

"What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry." ~Laurie Lee

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable." ~Joseph Addison

"When mindfulness embraces those around you, they will bloom 1ike flowers." ~Anon

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." ~Lady Bird Johnson

"Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought." ~Sophie Scholl

"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy." ~Lope de Vega

"You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers." ~Walter C. Hagen

"You can see the goldenrod, that most tenacious and pernicious and beauteous of all New England flora, bowing away from the wind like a great and silent congregation." ~Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot

"Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance." ~an imaginary view of a blind patient told to another patient in exquisite details sourced from the article of Encouragement.



"Around the pillars of the palm-tree bower
The orchids cling, in rose and purple spheres;
Shield-broad the lily floats; the aloe flower
Foredates its hundred years."
~Bayard Taylor, Canopus


"Be flowers
In these troubled times
smoked out with coal
Be roses and lilies."
~Charles Cros


It's nearly spring...A Sonnet for Springtime.

Gazing with love at the world around me
Seeing the flowers in full bloom
A kaleidoscope of colours in harmony
Washing away Winter's gloom
Suddenly life erupts noisily in the air
A flurry of forms all excited
That the world is renewed
by Nature's tender care...

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Bob Harris - know yourself

"The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less things upset you." ~Bob Harris




“Lonesome, without a soul to guide her or anyone to follow, not knowing where to go or what to do next, her mama was dead, and she had no clue about what else could she care for thereafter. She didn't know whether to give up by drifting away, or to find the strength to seek for an irreversible comfort zone to appease her torment. Suddenly, a complete sense of deception hit her, when she realized that the world didn't revolve around her and that she was the one revolving around the world along with the rest of its inhabitants. She sensed for the first time ever, what meant to be alone, by her own, and isolated from any physical human contact. Still, the world went on, Earth continued revolving, and nothing seemed to stop just because she wasn't out and about.” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 by Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes


Betty J. Eadie - inner voice


"The knowledge of what has always been, remains in us,.. When we follow our hearts, when we are in tune and balanced, and when we listen to the still inner voice within . . . we 'know.'" ~ Betty J. Eadie


Leticia M. Dancel - GIFT


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"Let's live LIFE and enjoy every moment as much, while we stll can. Let's enjoy the PRESENT, another name for GIFT...that we receive as long as we live. Yesterday is gone and nobody knows what the future holds for us." ~Leticia M. Dancel