"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

9/11/14

Quotes from Mermaids of the Lake

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"When someone offers you a compliment, they’re saying that they’ve observed and assessed a praiseworthy quality in you. When you deflect or deny that praise, you’re basically contradicting them; you’re saying that they don’t have good judgment, discernment, or taste, or that they’re insincere – that they don’t know what they’re talking about. You’re returning their kind words with an insult." ~From the blog, The Art of Manliness - How to Accept a Compliment with Class

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“Head up, heart open. To better days!” ~T.F. Hodge from Mermaids of the Lake

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9/9/14

Quotes From The Healing Room


"Come meet me in the night sky - under the brightest star. I'll be waiting for you." ~Fiona

"Don't allow other people's noise ruin your inner peace." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"I've come to realise that love doesn't always last forever - no matter how much you want it to.
That you cannot love enough for two people and by trying you will be crushed. That trust can be betrayed - and often by the one person you never dreamt could be capable.
That true love can lead to grief and loss. That hearts are shattered as often as they are cherished.
And I've also realised that the longest, toughest and most harrowing day is still only 24 hours long.
That even though I might cry through the darkness of the night, the sun still rises in the morning, bringing with it a new day full of purpose and potential.
That love can cause devastation and tears, but that there will be friends nearby to wipe them away.
That support comes from all directions and in the most unexpected and unlikeliest places - especially when you're on the right path.
And I've finally realised that it's okay not to know what to do next. Not to know what I want, and to be comfortable in that confusion and pain.
And the very best realisation of all is that there isn't a single answer for every question - and that it can evolve and change and transform with me. " F. Dunphy, The Healing Room

"It's impossible to be angry and to laugh at the same time. The emotions we feel are based on the choices we make. We can choose to feel sad, angry, resentful or we can choose to be happy, joyful, forgiving. It's not always easy to choose the latter - sometimes it's so tough you have to keep focusing on your decision every single minute. And that's ok too. Remember that what you focus on is what grows - so choose laughter, choose joy, choose love." ~Fiona

"Keep your head up, your shoulders back and look the world in the eye. Miracles are all around you if you take the time to look." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Let no one dull your sparkle or dim your light." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"Oh Beautiful Soul, for you to feel this sad, you must have once felt so very happy. Know that you will be happy again. It will be wondrous, it will be beautiful, and it will be real." ~Fiona Dunphy

"One of the hardest lessons I've ever learnt in my life is to simply ignore most of what people say.... I now watch what they do instead." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"People who are truly beautiful are always filled with beauty on the inside, which spills over to the outside." ~Fiona Dunphy (The Healing Room)

"Time won't make you forget your pain - but it will help you to understand it and help you to grow from it. " ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"To experience peace does not mean that life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life." ~Fiona

"People who are truly beautiful are always filled with beauty on the inside, which spills over to the outside." ~Fiona (The Healing Room)

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Katherine Scholes - PEACE

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"Peace is not a gap between times of fighting, or a space where nothing is happening. Peace is something that lives, spreads, and needs to be looked after." ~Katherine Scholes

George E. Lyon - PEACE

"Peace is a process of responding to diversity and conflict with tolerance, imagination, and flexibility; war is a product of our intent to stamp out diversity and conflict when we give up on the process of peace." ~George E. Lyon

W.H. Murray - elementary truth


"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of creation there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of events and meetings and material assistance which no man would have believed would have come his way." ~W.H. Murray, who led a Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

Sakyong Mipham Quotes


“Awareness puts us in tune with the elements. This elemental connection is part of being alive. We are too often indoors, unaware of the elements. The elements are not our enemies: we ourselves are made of the elements. When we connect with them, they inspire us and make us stronger, allowing us to communicate with the world in much subtler ways.” ~Sakyong Mipham

“If we do not push ourselves enough, we do not grow, but if we push ourselves too much, we regress. What is enough will change, depending on where we are and what we are doing. In that sense, the present moment is always some kind of beginning.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“In the beginning of running and of meditation, one of the biggest obstacles is laziness. One kind of laziness is basic slothfulness, in which we are unable to extract ourselves from the television or couch. In this case, just a little bit of exercise can send a message to the body that it is time to move forward. Even putting on workout clothes and beginning to stretch helps bring us out of our sloth. By the same token, sitting down to follow the breath for even five minutes has the power to move us out of laziness. Another form of laziness is that we don’t make time in our busy, speedy life to go for a run or to sit down and practice.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it.” ~Sakyong Mipham

"Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We're left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don't we think about training our minds?” ~Sakyong Mipham

“Running and meditation are very personal activities. Therefore they are lonely. This loneliness is one of their best qualities because it strengthens our incentive to motivate ourselves.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“The bones and tendons of the mind are mindfulness and awareness. Mindfulness is the mind’s strength, and awareness is its flexibility. Without these abilities, we cannot function. When we drink a glass of water, drive a car, or have a conversation, we are using mindfulness and awareness.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

“Then we wonder, “Why is nothing turning out the way I want?” Tiger mind creates a little gap in which we can look at our choices. We could get mad or not get mad. We could manipulate or not manipulate. We could become desirous and fixate. We could get jealous or not. It’s up to us. Wisdom and compassion begin with cultivating discernment—not just reacting to what happens.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life

“True happiness is always available to us, but first we have to create the environment for it to flourish.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Turning the Mind Into an Ally

“When stress is the basic state of mind, even good things stress us out. We have to learn to let go.” ~Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

"When we are certain that the way to accomplish our own wishes is to help others, we have no regrets." ~Sakyong Mipham

Source: The Goodreads

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Quotes from I Love My Family


"Love is Homemade and Grandma's kitchen is never Closed!" ~I Love My Family

"Mother is a beautiful creation, because in this selfish world, she is the only one who always want to see you happy." ~I Love My Family

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Heart and Soul matters - stand in awe

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"I stand in awe and give thanks for all life's blessings." ~Heart and Soul matters

Ervin K. Kery Quotes


"We experience an entirely new dimension of ourself, and this dimension is in fact and ancient, indescribable, intelligent, living, endless space, space-like emptiness, in which bodily sensations, emotions and thoughts as well as material objects appear and vanish, like the waves on the surface of the ocean. We know that it exists, it is the one and only Life, and at the same time it is the essence in us we call ”I” (The ”I am–sensation”). It exists as an ancient, living empty space, a Consciousness conscious of its own existence that comprises everything. Nothing exists outside it, and everything that exists is born inside it: within its space and as its own manifestation. This state is characterized by tranquility, deep silence, peace and all-permeating love. We know that this mysterious ”something” is beyond time, it does not have a beginning and end, it was never born and it will never die." ~Ervin K. Kery

"When you have accepted the Present, you cease fighting yourself and the world: you will feel a deep internal peace and tranquility, in which you have a fresh experience of the world." ~Ervin K. Kery

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Andrew Lloyd Webber - educational opportunities


“We theatre producers are not Victorian pit owners sending children down the mines. In reality, a well-managed show provides children with great educational opportunities and prepares them for the real world.” ~Andrew Lloyd Webber via The Stage

Swami Chetananda - being together

“When you are with someone you love very much, you can talk and it is pleasant, but the reality is not in the conversation. It is simply in being together." ~Swami Chetananda

Peter Abelard - truth

"By doubting we are led to question, by questioning we arrive at the truth." ~Peter Abelard

9/8/14

Inner Calm Reiki - nature

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"Being out in nature is a wonderful way to ground yourself and relieve some stress. Walk outside and just breathe in all the wonder that surrounds you. Tune out the stress and tune into the good stuff!" ~Leslie, Inner Calm Reiki

9/7/14

Judy Frenette Quotes

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"Life experience has taught me, we never get over things, if you go into a painful heart memory, it is still there, but life pushes us forward, like an ancient deep river, it still keeps flowing and moving with natural rhythms of life, don't look to move on when you get over things, because it doesn't happen, move on with the wisdom you earned from your pain, you may be dragging your feet, but keep moving forward, make a choice to own your amazing strength with pride, love and compassion, you have expanded your heart wisdom." ~Judy Frenette

"No matter how bad things get, and sometimes they do get real bad, know that the sun will rise again and we can always make a new start, this time with all the knowledge of our experiences, work with the Universe by accepting what is, understand that challenges and heartaches are universal for all and not something that is faulty in you, create and practice the habit to give thanks for every single blessing in your life and feel the abundance and power of that prosperity of blessings." ~Judy Frenette

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Alfred Jarry - tangent

"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity." ~Alfred Jarry

Richard Peck - light

"We write by the light of every story we have read." ~Richard Peck

Eddie Cantor - scenery

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." ~Eddie Cantor

Darlene Schacht - quiet moments

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"Purpose is found in those quiet moments when no one but God sees the work of your hands." ~Darlene Schacht from Bringing In The Sheaves

Katie Maslin - sense of accomplishment

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"Do you see the lengths you have come? You should feel such a sense of accomplishment! If nothing else, one day you can look someone straight in the eyes and say: "but I lived through it all, my life has given me strength and it has made me who I am today. And for that, I am forever grateful." ~Katie Maslin

Quotes from Bringing In The Sheaves

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"A happy marriage is a selfless journey in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." ~George and Yvonne Levy

"Life is not about making others happy, life is about being honest and sharing your happiness with others." ~Anon from Bringing In The Sheaves

"May your life preach more loudly than your lips." ~William Wllery Channing

"When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms." ~Ma Jaya

"Often God puts a thirst in a person's life that only He can quench." ~Woodrow Kroll

"The right relationship won't distract you from God. It will bring you closer to Him." ~Bringing In The Sheaves

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Maeve Greyson - dreams

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"No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them." ~Maeve Greyson

REALM of Love - harmony

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"Do not give your attention to things that don't allow you to vibrate in harmony with who you are." ~REALM of Love

Dan and Jan Dravecky - golden treasures


"Hope is perhaps the most precious commodity we have. Hope has the power to splash living colors on a bleak landscape, to fill empty chests with golden treasures, and to infuse life and vitality where before there was only death and despair." ~Dan and Jan Dravecky

Orebela Gbenga Quotes


“Don't tie your heart to a person that has nothing left to offer you. Let it go. It might hurt for a while, but when you get over it, you'll see that its better.” ~Orebela Gbenga

"No matter how bad it hurts or how bad you feel, it’s time to stop thinking about that person who played with your feelings, who took your love for granted, who never appreciated your care, who wasn’t contented with what you could give him or her. You can’t stay at that hurtful place anymore. You can’t keep shedding tears over someone who doesn’t deserve the love you gave. You can’t keep feeling sorry for yourself and thinking if only you did more. You can’t make them want the relationship because if they wanted they wouldn’t have let go of you.
You deserve better now. You deserve someone who appreciates you and who won’t play with your delicate heart.. Just like a cut on your hand will take time to heal, your broken heart needs time to heal as well. That’s not the end of your life. You will get over that pain you’re having right now and one day you’ll be happy again." ~Orebela Gbenga

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Ralston Bowles - identity

"Don't let your struggle become your identity." ~Ralston Bowles

Stephanie Alexander - friendship

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"Food and wine and friendship matter more than almost anything I can think of. " ~Stephanie Alexander

Pierre Lieutaghi - forests

"Forests are places where we can get back in touch with our inner- selves .. where we can walk on soft ground - breathe in natural scents." ~Pierre Lieutaghi

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha Quotes


“Between goal and success, there is one critical thing - perseverance: it is the fundamental belief to always succeed, the determination to turn goal to gold, the greatness to never give up, the foresight to dream that enables you to make it happen.”

"Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go - backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough." ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“Girls are pearls, ladies are rubies, mothers are moulders, and women are wonderful.” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“It is the duty of youths to war against indiscipline and corruption because they are the leaders of tomorrow.” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“The simplest way to enjoy lasting success in life is to strike a balance between your career and family. If one must suffer, never it be your family.” ~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“There is only one you on the globe today. You have been built to inspire and designed to dazzle. Live your uniqueness!” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“When something poses as obstacle to you,surmount it and use it as a miracle to move on to greater height.” ~Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Overcoming the Challenges of Life

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Necole Stephens - baby steps

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"When an event of any kind occurs in your life, you have two choices: Allow it to define you or allow it to strengthen you. No matter what you have been through, you are still here. Keep taking baby steps, one day at a time." ~Necole Stephens

Quotes From I Must Be A Mermaid

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"Allow peace to enter into your heart and soul. Let it surround you, embrace you, carry you to that calm and serenity that you so desire." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Be still and you will hear the sound of your own ocean." ~I Must Be a Mermaid

"Embrace all that life gives you. Breathe through the intense times. Float in the peaceful ones. Live!" ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"If you are struggling and feeling down, please remember that there is always someone to reach out to. You are not alone on this journey. There is always love." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"If you will open the veil to your inner soul, you will find your deepest truth. It is a vast landscape for all your dreams and wishes...." ~JMAB2013 (I Must Be A Mermaid)

"Struggle is nature's way of strengthening your character." ~

"Swim your path with courage and confidence." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"The ocean is my well. It replenishes all that I am. It is there that I feel whole." ~JMAB, I Must Be A Mermaid

"There are lessons in every relationship. I know it is hard to fathom this, but sometimes there are people who we meet, just so they can teach us to let go." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"There is love everywhere. We need just to look for the glimmer of light that illuminates the blooming flower or the blade of grass or the butterfly dancing in the wind." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Truly we can be grateful only when we recognize what makes our heart sing, our soul swoon, our very being dance with delight. Open your eyes, your heart, your soul, your mind and see and feel and smell and touch and taste the world. It is through those experiences that we become conscious of our treasures." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"We are all swimmers. We swim through our days, our relationships, our work, our lives... Sometimes our strokes are strong, sometimes gentle... Sometimes we power through, and sometimes we struggle just to push our hands through the water. All the time we are aware of our feelings, our heartbeat, and our rhythms of life." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

"Whatever it is that is holding you back, whatever is weighing and bringing you down, you must find the wind that allows you to rise above it. and plus, perspective is everything." ~I Must Be A Mermaid

Source: FB

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Antony de Mello - dependence

"Only he who knows how to live without dependence on others will love them as they are." ~Antony de Mello

Kobe Bryant - inspire people

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do." ~Kobe Bryant

Reamus Wilson - strong person

"It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something." ~Reamus Wilson

Sunil Quotes


"Mind is full with thoughts and heart is full with wounds..I too need deep sleep." ~Sunil

"We lie when we want to escape from truth." ~Sunil

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Lesley Ann Warren - instinct

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"Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. Go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I've learned, that's the path to happiness." ~Lesley Ann Warren

9/3/14

Robert Hill Sr. Quotes


“A relationship that can handle the trials is built to celebrate many triumphs.” ~Rob Hill Sr., For Single People Who Still Understand The Value of Relationships

“Am I lonely because no one cares, or am I lonely because I’m not strong enough to let anyone get close enough to care?” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

“Any person you deem worthy enough to share your space with should value it.” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

“It is not enough to get so used to saying “I love you” that you forget to take advantage of chances to show it.” ~Rob Hill Sr., For Single People Who Still Understand The Value of Relationships

"Just be smart enough to know when “enough is enough.” You can’t complain about somebody crossing the line if you fail to set the boundaries. You can’t complain about somebody wasting your time when you didn’t require them to earn it. Sometimes you just have to let go. Not everything is meant to be a “forever” kind of thing. You have to be honest with yourself even if it hurts. You can’t give people too many chances to make the same “mistakes.” Learn from it. Grow out of it. Be done with it." ~Robert Hill Sr.

"Learn how to lead your heart; start recognizing when something isn’t good for you and be strong enough to let it go. A person can only waste the time you give them an opportunity to waste. Stop trying to open doors for people who constantly shut you out. Make sure the interest is shown in the effort, the talk is supported by the actions, and the trust is earned through the consistency." ~Robert Hill Sr.

“Real love does not destroy you. It builds you up!” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

“Understand who you are as a woman in a way that radiates to men that you are one of one, not one of many.” ~Rob Hill Sr., For Single People Who Still Understand The Value of Relationships

“We never arrive at a place of knowing it all. For as long as we are alive, we are challenged to grow, learn, evolve, and mature.” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

"When I give, it does not come with strings. I’m not keeping track of what you owe me. When I give, I choose to do so without ulterior motives. I give because I’m genuine. I give because I know what it’s like to be without. To long for and be ignored. To speak and not be heard. To care for and have nothing returned. When I give it’s because I get it. It’s because I know the value in what I have in my heart and I refuse to let the world stop me from sharing that. But when things start being taken for granted. When you no longer appreciate my sincerity. I won’t switch, I won’t get angry, and I won’t be spiteful. I’ll just get smart and I’ll change your role in my life. Because when I give, I’m all in. But when I’m done, there’s no looking back." ~Robert Hill Sr.

“When you try to control and manipulate your relationship, the limitations you set don’t allow you, or the other person, to freely experience the opportunities love has to offer.” ~Rob Hill Sr., I GOT YOU: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships

Source: Goodreads, Lessons Learned in Life

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Elder Neil L. Andersen - calling

"Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what GOD gave you time for." ~Elder Neil L. Andersen from I Love My Family

Heather Corrine Lang - tides of life

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"Nature has a way of reminding us the tides of life will continue to shift." ~Heather Corrine Lang

Sharon Jaynes - people

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"Successful people are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones who NEVER GIVE UP, despite the struggles." ~Sharon Jaynes

Jasmeine Moonsong - freedom

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"Find the things that make your heart sing, and your soul soar with the freedom and all the glorious wonders that life has to offer." ~Jasmeine Moonsong

Jan Lundy - peace, love and joy

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"We are ever invited into quieter places so that we can truly hear what we need to know to live with greater peace, love and joy." ~Jan Lundy

MY PICK of the DAY

"Those who love you for who you are and not for what you can do for them are the best kind of people to have in your life." ~Anon


José Micard Teixeira - I NO LONGER


“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.

I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”

-José Micard Teixeira (words Meryl Streep live by)

9/2/14

Bettina Arndt - dream partner

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"Online dating is not for the faint-hearted – you have to stick with it to be successful. Meeting your dream partner may be closer than you think." ~Bettina Arndt, Your Life's Choices

John Powell - new depths

"If you knew me in the past, please do not think that I am the same person that you are meeting today. I have experienced more of life, I have encountered new depths in those I love, I have suffered and prayed, and I am different." ~John Powell

Daniel Bond - expectations

"Like goals, if expectations are too high then they no longer serve as something to aim for, but rather a stick to beat yourself with.” ~Daniel Bond

Michael Faudet - arms of a dream

"May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you'll cry when you awake." ~Michael Faudet

Diana Cooper - universe

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"Bless the waters for they carry the love of the universe." ~Diana Cooper

B. Hamilton - sugar and spice

"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice." ~B. Hamilton

Darren John Maxwell - serve a purpose

"The sad truth is that there are some people who will only be there for you as long as you have something they need. When you no longer serve a purpose to them, they will leave. The good news is, if you tough it out, you’ll eventually weed these people out of your life and be left with some great people you can count on. We rarely lose friends, we just gradually figure out who our real ones are." ~Darren John Maxwell