"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
"I don't want someone to want me only when I'm around them. I want someone to want and miss me when I'm not." ~Brigitte Nicole

10/24/14

PASSAGE

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“She kept looking in the outside for the truth that was supposed to set her free, until one day, she realized that there was no truth to be found out there; for as time went by she was lead to the most profound areas of her heart and she was able to understand that, the truth that would set her free to be and let it be, was not the truth that she told or heard from others but the truth that she confronted within.” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014, Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes

Vee - message

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"When the messenger becomes a "rock star" the message becomes secondary." ~Vee on Televangelism
(Blogger: Very Verla - joie de vivre)

Note: Thank you Vee.

Joe Vitale - masterpiece

"You want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life." ~Joe Vitale

C.D. Jackson - see through

"The idea is not to see through one another, but to see one another through." ~C.D. Jackson

Thomas R. Kelly - food, clothing and shelter

"The deepest need of men is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are. It is God. We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating, loving peace. Peer into poverty and see if we are really getting down to the deepest needs, in our economic salvation schemes. These are important. But they lie farther along the road, secondary steps toward world reconstruction. The primary step is a holy life, transformed and radiant in the glory of God." ~Thomas R. Kelly

Walking My Talk

"Perspective is all about how we see, reflect, and interpret. Seek beauty, love, and peace on this wonderfully crazy journey we call life." ~From Walking My Talk

Akemi G - plan

"When you are tuned in to who you are, you naturally desire what is in your own plan." ~Akemi G, author of Why We Are Born

Michael Baisden - fit in

"Don't you remember who you were before family and society defined you? Stop trying to fit in, you're not normal." ~Michael Baisden

Jessi Lin - forgiveness

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"Forgiveness is letting go of the past and those who hurt us. Being able to forgive, so we can move on, find peace of mind and be happy." ~Jessi Lin, Taiwan

10/21/14

TRIBUTES TO GOUGH WHITLAM


"Gough came in with a view, I don't know how long I'm going to be on the stage, I really have to make a difference as quickly as I can. I don't think people understood the broader economic implications of some of those decisions and I think Hawke and Keating actually learnt from it, and governed more effectively because of what they learnt, I think our Parliament is a very important institution. I would hope that many more people of Gough Whitlam's talent would see it as a role that they should fulfil. I'm not sure there are many Gough Whitlams in the Parliament today." ~Philip Ruddock (is the only serving MP who was in Parliament during the Whitlam years. He praised what he described as very significant changes made by Mr Whitlam in the way Australia accepts its foreign and domestic responsibilities, but he told ABC News 24 they did come at a political cost.)by Clayton Bloom 4:41 PM

"Gough Whitlam was prime minister for only 1071 days - less time than Julia Gillard - but he nevertheless managed to sign off on a number of significant reforms, including universal healthcare, free university education, Indigenous land rights and no-fault divorce." ~by Clayton Bloom 6:01 PM

"The affection and respect for Gough Whitlam was on display when he once turned up to the Sydney Symphony free concert in the Domain during one Sydney Festival. Seeing him and Margaret approaching, hundreds of people stood up and applauded this great Australian. He was held in affection and warmth in the heart of many who benefited from the changes to this country that he brought about. Not least in the Arts." ~Audience comment by J Gross

Source: ABC NEWS, 21 October 2014

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BY OTHERS

"A great Australian whose vision and ambition transformed Australia. May his legacy of equality live on." ~Dalai Lama in Australia on Gough Whitlam (1916-2014)

"I was saddened to hear of the passing of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. As I listen today to the many remarkable stories reflecting on his life and legacy, it is clear that he will be remembered as one of Australia’s most iconic leaders. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Whitlam family and the people of Australia." ~US Ambassador John Berry, FB

"Like than the late John Gorton - a man who identified with all people, had integrity, intelligence, principles and was a gentleman to the end. He will be missed but always remembered for his endeavors and his genuine concerns for all. Without his reforms a lot of today's doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers would never have received a university education - myself included. I'm proud to say I voted for Gough when It Was About Time. Loved forever along with his wonderful wife Margaret they were a great team for Australia!" ~Marian Bovell Smith

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Emma Griffiths - on Gough Whitlam

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"Edward Gough Whitlam was Australia's 21st prime minister and a titan of the Australian Labor Party.

He leaves a legacy of unprecedented and unmatched change in Australian politics.

Arguably, he was as much lauded for his reformist leadership and eloquence as he was lambasted for his autocratic style and profligacy.

But it is for being at the centre of Australia's most ferocious political storm, the dismissal, that Mr Whitlam will forever be remembered." ~Emma Griffiths, ABC political correspondent

Edward Gough Whitlam Quotes


"Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji People and I put into your hands part of the earth itself as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever.” ~Gough Whitlam (formally handed the Gurindji people at Wattie Creek in the Northern Territory title deeds to part of their traditional lands on August 16, 1975 -ABCNews)
Gough Whitlam, we remember you.
RIP - 21 October 2014 at the age of 98
Source: AIME, FB

FAMOUS WORDS

"Conscription is an impediment to achieving the forces Australia needs. It is an alibi for failing to give proper conditions to regular soldiers. We will abolish conscription forthwith. By abolishing it, Australia will achieve a better army, a better-paid army – and a better, united society." ~Gough Whitlam speaks about abolishing conscription, one of the most divisive issues in Australian society during the 1960s and early 1970s. (ABC News)

"He is lofty, and I am eminent." ~Gough Whitlam compares himself to Malcolm Fraser in 1975. The pair later teamed up to join the republican movement in 1999. (ABC News)

"Hostility towards China distorted Australia's international affairs for 20 years until 1972, but reconciliation with China 30 years ago had produced a quarter century of constructive bipartisan relations with our region and the world, unmatched in Australian history." ~Gough Whitlam, speaking in 2002 about establishing diplomatic relations with China. At the time Mr Whitlam said "a generation of lost contact between our peoples has ended". (ABC News)

"I have more influence now than when I had the power." ~Gough Whitlam in 1997. (ABC News)

"I was profoundly embarrassed by it (the White Australia Policy) and did all I could to change it." ~Gough Whitlam quoted in Paul Kelly's 100 Years – The Australian Story published in 2001. (ABC News)

"My great objective as a parliamentarian was to dramatise the deficiencies and devise practical government programs to deal with them. It was a cause that went to the heart of our way of life." ~Gough Whitlam recalls his values as a parliamentarian. (ABC News)

"Poverty is a national waste as well as individual waste. We are all diminished when any of us are denied proper education. The nation is the poorer – a poorer economy, a poorer civilisation, because of this human and national waste." ~Gough Whitlam's 1969 election pitch for equal access to education. (ABC News)

"The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race." ~Gough Whitlam, writing in the London Daily Telegraph on October 19, 1989. (ABC News)

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Edward Gough Whitlam was Australia's 21st prime minister and a titan of the Australian Labor Party.


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Sherry Lynne - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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"Why domestic violence runs rampant? If people had to face the consequences of their behaviour, ie,; their peers, their family, their victims and the legal system no longer "forgave" them, no longer "overlooked" the behaviour, and no longer "forgot" that they were abusive and gave them an excuse for it, maybe, just maybe they might learn." ~Sherry Lynne, FB

Sojourner Truth - mind

"It is the mind that makes the body." ~Sojourner Truth

PASSAGE

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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 as she was getting ready to play Chess with Valentin; 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...'” ~A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 by Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes

MY PICK FOR TODAY


"Nothing is nicer than having someone who: appreciates you in the smallest things, accepts you in times of hardships, comforts you when you're troubled, loves you no matter what and is simply happy for having you in their life." ~Anon

Kirshnamurti - freedom

"Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all." ~Kirshnamurti

John Grogan - give your heart

"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his." ~John Grogan

Jan Ashford - society

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"There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realise we are special people." ~Jan Ashford

10/20/14

Emilie Griffin - Prayer

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"The best reason to pray is that God is really there. In praying, our unbelief gradually starts to melt. God moves smack into the middle of even an ordinary day ... Prayer is a matter of keeping at it... Thunderclaps and lightning flashes are very unlikely. It is well to start small and quietly." ~Emilie Griffin

Isaac Kubvoruno - HUSBANDS


"Being the head of the household means work, duty, and great responsibility. The head of the household is the one responsible for everything that happens in the family. You cannot enjoy the privileges of headship and not be willing to shoulder the responsibilities that come with it. You can’t franchise, subcontract or outsource your husband responsibilities and not hurt your wife and marriage. You are accountable to God for the physical and spiritual welfare of your family. Make your wife’s life easier by carrying all your responsibilities dutifully. Your wife was not created to play her role and yours at the same time. Your wife should not live like a widow while you are still alive. You are the CEO, you are the Priest, Provider and Protector of the family. Therefore be involved. Be present. Take charge. Work hard. Pray, plan and execute. Remember your wife is your “suitable helper” not the other way round. Let your wife thank God that she is married to you." ~Isaac Kubvoruno on HUSBANDS

Sarah Jakes - LEARN

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"No matter what, once in your life, someone will hurt you. That someone will take all that you are, and rip it into pieces and they won’t even watch where those pieces land. But through the breakdown, you’ll learn something about yourself. You’ll learn that you are strong. And no matter how hard they destroy you, that you can conquer anyone and anything." ~Sarah Jakes

Kristin Armstrong -

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"Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don’t be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally know who you are." ~Kristin Armstrong

Claire Nuer - ROCK

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"Will you be the rock that redirects the course of the river?" ~Claire Nuer from Rebel Thriver

MY PICK FOR TODAY: COMMITMENT NOT CONVENIENCE


"In a relationship, you need somebody who's gonna call you out, not someone who's gonna let everything slide. You need someone who doesn't want to live without you but can. Not somebody that is dependent but somebody who is stronger with you. A relationship is two people, not one." ~Anon

Jose Pepito Cunanan - Nature

"Nature paints in strange and unique way, natural and original, the canvass is the scenery all around." ~Jose Pepito Cunanan

D. Schacht - MARRIAGE

"Marriage without friendship is like a bird without wings." ~D. Schacht from I Love My Family

Edith Armstrong - telephone

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"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and they'll soon forget my number." ~Edith Armstrong from Be Positively Inspired

10/19/14

Brendon Burchard - temptation

"Freedom and victory belong to those who remain true and strong despite temptation to be dishonest and weak." ~Brendon Burchard

John Tesh - parenting


"As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life's harsh realities and disappointments. We don't want our kids to struggle like we did.
But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Dan Kindlon says that 'overprotected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges.'
We're sending our kids the message that they're not capable of helping themselves." ~John Tesh

Dr. Wendy Mogel - job

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"It is our job to prepare our children for the road, not prepare the road for our children." ~Dr. Wendy Mogel

David L Hill - new chapter

"Life is like reading a good novel. We cannot change what is written but we can turn a new page. So don't look back at things that can't be changed. Today is a new chapter in your life so write it the way you want it to be. Truly the best life lived is a life spent serving others." ~David L Hill

One Spark Foundation - read a story

"Write your day as you want your story to read. Make this day count more than yesterday." ~John, One Spark Foundation

Ben Affleck - work harder

"You have to work harder than you think you possibly can. You can't hold grudges. ...And it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up." ~Ben Affleck, 2013 Oscars Speech

Frank Langella - pitted against

"If I don't pit myself against things that are larger than myself, I'm lost." ~Frank Langella

10/18/14

Ken Follett - butterfly

“She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.” ~Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

Virgil Aeneid - gifts

["Equo ne credite, Teucri.
quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes."]
"Do not trust the horse, Trojans.
Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts."
~Virgil Aeneid ~from "Aeneid" (29–19 BC)

Josh Coleman - alienation

"As a society, grandparents' alienation is a very, very serious cultural problem. The fact that we as a society haven't identified it and have a blind eye to it is appalling...Those parents who have invested the most in their children are most at risk" ~Josh Coleman, PhD from Grandparent Alienation Is Not Natural

PASSAGE

“Have you ever wondered when does the mind rest? Because even when one is sleeping the mind is always in motion creating dreams through one’s subconscious thus the mind seems to function day and night without ever stopping. The only difference is that when sleeping one does not have an option to select thoughts, whereas when awakened one does.” ―A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 (Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes)

Dr. David Jeremiah - pathways

"Our pathways often twist through stormy landscapes; but when we look back, we’ll see a thousand miles of miracles and answered prayers." ~Dr. David Jeremiah

Quotes on AUSTRALIA


"Australia is a land of contrasting weather condition of floods droughts and bush fires and recently snow and ice up in the blue mountains." ~Frank Cavar

"We live in a beautiful wild patch of the world!" ~Paloma Saldivia

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Warren Beatty - success

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.” ~Warren Beatty

Jaime Lichauco - meeting

"When it’s time for souls to meet, there’s nothing on earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located." ~Jaime Lichauco

P.G. Wodehouse - foundation

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” ~P.G. Wodehouse

Rebecca Fox - brand new day

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"Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one amazing day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the absolute fullest. In each waking day, you will find so many blessings and opportunities for positive change. Do not let your magical TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future! Today is a brand new day!" ~©Rebecca Fox

10/16/14

ANON ON PROVERBS


"Begging a courtesy is selling liberty." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Consider the misfortunes of others, and you will be better able to bear your own." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Even to smile at the misfortunes of others is to do an injury." ~Anon on Proverbs

"He blames Neptune unjustly who twice suffers shipwreck." ~Anon on Proverbs

"He bristles with hair, like a sea-urchin or a hunted boar." ~Anon on Proverbs

"He only does it to annoy you." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Just staying one day ahead of yesterday." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Let nothing offensive to the ear or the eye enter these thresholds, within which youth dwells." ~Anon on Proverbs

"On with the dance, let joy be unconfined." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Our fears vanish as the danger approaches." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Passion and strife bow down the mind." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Retirement without literary amusements is death itself, and a living tomb." ~Anon on Proverbs

"She can change her mind like the wind: whatever she has said or done, is light to what she'll say or do." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Shows that we build, when we should but entomb us." ~Anon on Proverbs

"The drunkard is convicted by his praises of wine." ~Anon on Proverbs

“The finishing stroke of all sorrow.” ~Anon on Proverbs

"The only gain from the friendship of the great is a fine dinner." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Want of pluck shows want of blood." ~Anon on Proverbs

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10/15/14

Atty. Romeo S. Occeña, Sr. - mountains of waves


“Tonight, we took the first giant leap over the mountains of waves of the dark and unchartered seas of our destiny. What tomorrow will bring, only the events will teach us in its hour. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today. Let us meet the challenge of the future because it is in the blood of Filipino s... never to retreat nor to surrender despite the overwhelming odds.” ~Atty. Romeo S. Occeña, Sr. (Posted by Jossef Dancel Occeña, grandson)

Leah C. Dancel - Motherhood

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"MOTHERHOOD is a noble calling that requires a lifetime commitment." ~Leah C. Dancel, 15 October 2015

Wassily Kandinsky - dot

"Everything starts from a dot." ~Wassily Kandinsky

Jim Chiddix - painting


"I paint what I find beautiful. Unique things of beauty that catch my eye are my subjects and I try to replicate the scene in paints on canvas. I had no idea it was my sole into which I was dipping brush and that it was my nature I was painting. If one is alert and open minded, the things one can learn every day are amazing." ~Jim Chiddix