"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"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
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel

11/29/15

Nicholas Cage - Understanding

"Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There are many who know you but very few who understand you." ~Nicholas Cage ‪

11/26/15

Cathy Myors - tourism

"This Country is losing identity and culture and turning into a pack of dogs. What's the point of people visiting Australia as a tourist now? To see a Rock and the weather?" ~ Cathy Myors on current events (FB Nov 2015 related to Paris attack)

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Mark Anthony Sutton Quotes


"It's not selfish to do what is best for you." ~Mark Sutton

"What helps me on this Earthplane is realising that everything I experience is for my own growth. Therefore, I can never be upset with any circumstance because I become more wise in the process. We are here to learn. If you are still here, your purpose is not complete. Embrace everything." ~Mark Anthony Sutton

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Tali Sharot - progress

"To make any kind of progress, we need to imagine a different reality and believe it's possible." ~Tali Sharot

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Eleni Gabre-Madhin - ambition

"We spend most of our lives cutting down our ambitions because the world has told us to think small. Dreams express what your soul is telling you, as crazy as your dream might seem - even to you - I don't care; you have to let that out." ~Eleni Gabre-Madhin

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: Zig Ziglar

"Turn the page and begin a new chapter." ~Zig Ziglar

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Linda Ellerbee - change

"What I like most about change is that it's a synonym for 'hope'. If you're taking a risk, what you are really saying is, "I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it." ~Linda Ellerbee

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11/25/15

Radclyffe Hall - sands of convention

“The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth.” ~Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness

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Doris Mortman - contentment

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have." ~Doris Mortman

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11/24/15

Barbara Pletcher - winners

"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better." ~Barbara Pletcher

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Kathryn Schulz - miracle

"The miracle in your mind isn't that you can see the world as it is. It's that you can see the world as it isn't." ~Kathryn Schulz

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Bill Mycoskie - people

"No matter how convenient it is for us to reach out to people remotely, sometimes the most important task is to show up in person." ~Bill Mycoskie

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Madeline Bridges - world

"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." ~Madeline Bridges

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Michael Gabellini - embrace

"Light, air, sound. In every space, it's how you embrace those things." ~Michael Gabellini

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: LaKesha Womack

"Do not give up. Even when others do not understand. Even when you feel alone with your dreams. Even when the vision gets a little blurred... Your steps are ordered, and you are destined for greatness. You are stronger than your mind can conceive, everything you need lies within." ~LaKesha Womack

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William Bernbach - idea

“An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.” ~William Bernbach on Talent

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QUOTES on GENERATION and YOUTH


"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” ~Bettie Friedan

"Creativity, intellect and talent are the main sources of eternal youth." ~Sophia Loren

"He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.” ~Plato

"If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old." ~Lord Chesterfield

"It is up to the youth to decisively and finally break our society out of the constricting and divisive definitions of our past." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the re-burial ceremony for Anton Lembede, Mbumbulu, South Africa, 27 October 2002, LivingTheLegacy

"It is vital that our youth lead the efforts to create the conditions in which our people can sleep peacefully at night and our children can go to school without fear." ~Nelson Mandela upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 30 May 1998, Living The Legacy‬

‪"Only few people have that heart to mold the next generation." ~John Vier ‬

"Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at a National Men's March, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 November 1997, LivingTheLegacy

"Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during the Dedication of the Qunu and Nkalane Schools, Qunu, South Africa, 3 June 1995, LivingTheLegacy

"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later." ~Charles Caleb Colton

“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth” ~Desiderius Erasmus

"To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during a birthday celebration for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, French International School, Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 July 2008 ‪

"Today's youth are in touch with technology, but they have lost touch with nature." ~A.D. Williams

"When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable." ~Anon

"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." ~Franz Kafka

“Youth is the seed time of good habits, as well in nations as in individuals.” ~Thomas Paine

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GENERATION

"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." ~John Quincy Adams

“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation.” ~Nelson Mandela

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." ~William James
"We Must Be That Generation - that climate of change, by coming together with all the generations that are currently living on this planet, to bring our desire for peace, kindness and respect to the forefront. Together. Now." ~Heather McCloskey Beck
"You are powerful in that you shape the future of young people whose future is also that of our nation. This is not only in the aspect of the sizable contribution of merchant marine officers to our economy, but in their being worthy and productive citizens whose example would pass on to the next generations." ~Marichu Bergu, Guest Speaker and Lecturer

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OTHERS

"Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.” ~Gabriel García Márquez

“I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.” ~Frederick Hudson Ecker

"Strange times are these in which we live where old and young are taught falsehood in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool." ~Plato

"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured." ~Kurt Vonnegut

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Judaism 101 - warming hearts

"When you warm other people’s hearts, you remain warm yourself. When you seek to support, encourage and inspire others; then you discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own life as well.” ~Judaism 101(based on the story of Yankel on Holocaust)

Sydney Heritage Fleet - Sydney Harbour

"Imagine the sound of the wind flapping the sails. Or breathing the marine fresh air of the wonder big blue. Or taking in the city skyline sight from a different angle. ~Sydney Heritage Fleet

11/23/15

Nigella Lawson Quotes


Laduree Cafe with Lily
19 November 2015

"Food should always be pleasurable." ~Nigella Lawson

"‪I find the beauty of food makes me smile..." ~Nigella Lawson (Masterchef May 2016)

“It’s not just about what foods I cook, it’s the experience of cooking that alters my mood." ~Nigella Lawson (Masterchef May 2016)

“What and how we cook can make our lives easier, make us feel better and more alive”. ~Nigella Lawson

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11/22/15

Horace Greely - Fame

“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.” ~Horace Greely

W. S. Ross - rock and rule

"For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." ~W. S. Ross

Jon Katz.- friendship

“I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” ~Jon Katz

Yoshiaki Yamashita - mind and hand

“The technique and mind are just like the front and back of one’s hand, meaning they are very closely related.” ~Yoshiaki Yamashita
on Judo

11/18/15

Lawrence K. Fish - explore

"Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life." ~Lawrence K. Fish

Rebecca Falls - listen

“One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.” ~Rebecca Falls on Inspirational

Lin-chi - doors

“The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face.” ~Lin-chi

11/17/15

PEARL OF WISDOM: From a Mother to a Daughter


Note: I read this divinely penned letter of a mother to a daughter who is engaged to be married. In most eastern culture, we have this tradition of offering pre-nuptial counselling to children who are set to get married by the parents. This open letter is full of love and wisdom where our young generation can glean inspiration from. As I was reading this, I was deeply moved and wish someone had given me the same indepth advice before I got married. It's so compelling that with the writer's permission and blessing, you my readers will also allow me to share this with you.

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Dear Girl,

I cannot advice you on relationships or marriage. There are those who are wiser than me who can and will. Perhaps advice you more than you want to hear.

What I want to tell you is how to keep your relationship to yourself intact and beautiful. Here is the thing, no matter how lovely the marriage or relationship, there comes a time when you miss being with yourself. And then you will be restless, agitated, worried. You may then get upset or sad or angry at your partner.

The root is you did not nourish yourself. And how can you do that?

No matter how much in love you are, no matter how fantastic the honeymoon, take time to practice silence and solitude. In silence, you will come to rest by your side, to sleep with the spirit of your being, to love the person you are.

Pour on yourself kindness for days are not always the same. You may be hurt or you may hurt someone. Teach yourself the art of being water—flowing always. Move on.

Fertilize yourself with confidence. For when confidence is gone, the soil of your being goes limp. How do you do that? Keep challenging yourself with new tasks, new pursuits or increase complexity of whatever you are doing. Put yourself in difficult situations and practice unraveling it. And appreciate yourself when you succeed and forgive when you don’t and try again.

Give yourself the sunlight of love. Your partner may not be always able to do that. They are also on a journey. Learn the art of hugging yourself, to give yourself a treat, to make yourself feel special, to tease and frolic with yourself. And know that is often enough, no matter what others say.

Teach yourself the courage to stand up. If you are mistreated, discriminated, muted, erased, violated, do not be afraid to stand and speak up. Yes, you won’t be liked for that. But if you don’t do it, you won’t like yourself for long. And when you don’t like yourself, you will be restless and upset and sad and agitated.

And if perchance things go south, and you are uncomfortable and unsafe, if I am alive, find me. Don’t suffer it alone.

But for now, my dear, practice silence and solitude, so you may come to rest by your side, to sleep with the spirit of your being, to love the person you are.

And through that walk with your partner, grounded and in joy.

Blessings of Peace always,

Bhavana
17 November 2015

Source: FB

David Vox Quotes


"I would love if we had a world icon as an option, so we could stand in solidarity. Not to a specific country, religion, race or sexuality-- But to humanity as one." ~David Vox

"If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse." ~David Vox

"If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place." ~David Vox

"It's not happy people who are thankful, it's thankful people who are happy. " ~David Vox

"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears." ~David Vox

"Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate." ~David Vox

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Maxine Hong Kingston Quotes


“In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful movement." ~Maxine Hong Kingston

“Ocean people are different from land people. The ocean never stops saying and asking into ears, which don't sleep like eyes." ~Maxine Hong Kingston from China Men

"Sometimes ocean people are given to understand the newness and oldness of the world; then all morning they try to keep that boundless joy like a little sun inside their chests." ~Maxine Hong Kingston from China Men

"The ocean also makes its people know immensity.” ~Maxine Hong Kingston from China Men

"The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods." ~Maxine Hong Kingston

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11/16/15

Susanne Csongor - home designing

“I mix anything and everything. If it looks good, makes sense, and has integrity to it, it doesn’t need a provenance. I respond to the form, shape, and beauty of it.” ~Susanne Csongor, Designer, Traditional Home

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Lassana Diarra - on unity

"In this climate of terror, it is important for all of us who are representatives of our country and its diversity to speak and remain united against a horror that has no colour, no religion." ~Lassana Diarra, France midfielder, Guardian Australia (16 Nov 2015)

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Tiani Barber - part of the solution

"You can't strike out against terrorism with one sword and stab another minority with another sword. Bigotry and hypocrisy is not attractive, nor is it going to solve the world's problems. All acts of terrorism are as bad as the next. Whether it's extremist or bureaucratic western wars, terrorism is terrorism. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." ~Tiani Barber, FB 2015

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Leah C. Dancel on Photography

"Photography in its amateurish sense is my Poetry through images." ~Leah C. Dancel, 12 November 2015

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11/11/15

Bernard Wiiliams - sunrise

"There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope." ~Bernard Williams

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Quotes of the ANONS Part 2


"Come, cheer up, old man; there's no use in losing your grip and going back to this child's play merely because this big sunspot is drifting across your shiny new disk." ~Anon

"Don't waste your time looking back on what you have lost. Move on, life is not meant to be traveled backwards." ~Anon

"Everyone has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were." ~Anon

"Everything is happening exactly as it's supposed to, with hidden blessings that you'll soon understand. Sometimes what appears to be a problem is actually an answered prayer in disguise." ~Anon

"Everything you go through grows you." ~Anon

"He who would live must fight, he who will not fight in this world where eternal struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist." ~Anon

"How one appears on the outside does not necessarily portray what they are feeling on the inside." ~Anon

"However boldly their warm blood was spilt, Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt; And this they knew and felt, at least the one, The leader of the hand he had undone,-- Who, born for better things, had madly set His life upon a cast, which linger'd yet." ~Anon

"If someone comes into your life and has a positive impact on you, be thankful that your paths crossed. And even if they can’t stay for some reason, be thankful that somehow they brought joy into your life, even if it was just for a short while. Life is change. People come and go, some stay, some don’t and that’s okay. Remember the good times and smile that it happened." ~Anon

“If you want breakfast in bed, then start sleeping in the kitchen.” ~Anon

"It is easy to forget how perfectly life works out. When you are down, you believe that things never work in your favor. But if you look back, you see that, in many cases, things happened exactly the way they needed to." ~Anon

"Joy is portable bring it with you." ~Anon

"Just because I laugh a lot, doesn’t mean my life is easy. Just because I have a smile on my face everyday, doesn’t mean something isn’t bothering me. I choose to not dwell on the negatives, keep my head up, and move on with my life." ~Anon

"Live life to express, not to impress." ~Anon

"Look straight at the eye of the lion when you are very afraid." ~Anon

"Magic is not something you do. Magic is something you are." ~Anon

"Make service your first priority, not success, and success will follow." ~Anon

"Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them." ~Anon

"Never lie to someone who trusts you, and never trust someone who lies to you." ~Anon

"No matter how many times I've done wrong, I'll continue to be faithful, honest and loving. Sooner or later someone will appreciate it." ~Anon

"No one has ever stumbled whilst lying in bed." ~Anon

“None but a mule denies his family.” ~Anon

“Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life.” ~Anon

"Not flesh of my flesh,
nor bone of my bone,
and yet miraculous my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
you didn't grow under my heart,
but in it."
~Anon

"One of the biggest faults of man is trying to make love happen where it isn't destined to. Sometimes love is a one-way street, and despite the efforts some feel compelled to commit to, love just won't happen." ~Anon

"Opening your eyes to what's really going on in the world can be the most painful thing you ever have to do." ~Anon

“Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends.” ~Anon

"Pressure can lead to focus, leading to fantastic results. Comfort and growth are bitter enemies. Learning from mistakes is a champion's way. There is a sense of adventure when under pressure." ~Anon

"Remember there's a difference between somebody who wants you and somebody who would do anything to keep you," ~Anon

"Say how you feel, leave the job you hate, find your passion, love with every ounce of your bones, stand up for things that matter, don't settle, don't apologize for who you are. Be brave." ~Anon

"Self-care is not selfish, you cannot serve from an empty vessel." ~Anon

"Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don't feel good about YOU, it's hard to feel good about anything else." ~Anon

"Shame is an ornament of the young; a disgrace of the old." ~Anon

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

“Silence is golden but shouting is fun.” ~Anon

"Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give." ~Anon

"Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any." ~Anon

"Smile, things are going to work out. You may not see it now, but you're being directed to a much greater happiness." ~Anon

"Someday, we'll forget the hurt, the reason we cried and who caused us pain. We will finally realize that the secret of being free is not revenge, but letting things unfold in their own way and own time. After all, what matters is not the first, but the last chapter of our life which shows how well we ran the race. So smile, laugh, forgive, believe and love all over again." ~Anon

"Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction." ~Anon

"Sometimes life really gets busy and we need to get away from it all and find some calm." ~Anon

"Sometimes you have to die a little on the inside in order to be reborn and rise again as a stronger, smarter version of you." ~Anon

"'Sorry' works when a mistake is made, but not when trust is broken. So in life make mistakes, but never break trust. Because forgiving is easy, but forgetting and trusting again is sometimes impossible." ~Anon

"Speak the truth lovingly and persistently, and then trust God to move on the hearts of those who are in error." ~ Anon

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." ~Anon

"Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong." ~Anon

"Taking time and sharing is the essence of teaching. The future of those we cherish, will be a reflection of what we model today." ~Anon

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." ~Anon

"The darkness of trials only make God's grace shine brighter." ~Anon

"The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them." ~Anon

"The eyes are the mirror to the soul, they reveal how precious our character is." ~Anon

"The gentle footprints of kindness that you leave behind makes a lifetime of soft imprints in the hearts of others that will never wash away."~Anon

"The great charm of all power is modesty." ~Anon

"The greatest evil we face is not those that intend to destroy us but those that seek to prevent us from destroying evil." ~Anon

"The hardest things in the world is keeping your mouth shut when you know something needs to be said." ~Anon

"The hardest walk is walking alone. But if you let it, it's the walk that can make you the strongest." ~Anon

"The only reason the grass may look greener on the other side is because it’s fake grass." ~Anon

"The past cannot be changed, forgotten or erased. However, the lessons learned can prepare you for a brighter future." ~Anon

"The present technology goes so fast forward, that people cannot catch it up. In a few years we will be like a tribes from caves, but with laser guns..." ~Anon

"The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour." ~Anon

"The reason why playground slides were made, is for us to experience the happiness of falling even when there's no one catching." ~Anon

"The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others." ~Anon

“The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.” ~Anon

"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in." ~Anon

"The sun of their life has set but their deeds shall shine on forever." ~Anon on Memorial Day 31 May 2016

"There are faults we would fain pardon." ~Anon

“There are plenty more fish in the sea.” ~Anon

"There are times in your life when you realize that no matter what you do for some people, it will never be good enough. The question is, is that your problem or theirs?" ~Anon

“There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them." ~Anon

"There is a close connection between getting up in the world and getting up in the morning." ~Anon

“There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love.” ~Anon

‪"There is nothing noble in being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to your previous self." ~Anon‬

“There is room left also for several to bring their friends.” ~Anon

"There is something beautiful about having the chance to rewrite your future." ~Anon

“Those with the best advice usually offer no advice.” ~Anon

"Time is still the best answer. Forgiveness is still the best painkiller and God is always the best healer." ~Anon

"Today is the day that you become the person that you were always meant to be. That can’t happen if you have baggage. Leave the past. You have a chance to restart, and all you have to do is forget all the bad things that you did, all the things that has happened to you, and just move forward." ~Anon

"Try to manage your anger since people can't manage their stupidity." ~Anon

"Understand that not everything is meant to be understood. Live, let go, and don’t worry about what you can’t change." ~Anon

"Until you are broken, you don't know what you're made of. Being broken gives you the ability to build yourself all over again, but this time around build yourself stronger than ever again." ~Anon

"We all make mistakes. But usually we learn from them and gain experiences to master new challenges. You know how it feels to make mistakes but you've learned that it shouldn't discourage you. You fight for your dreams and thus, inspire the people around you! You can turn your biggest mistake into your strength!" ~Anon

"We are made strong by the difficulties we face, not by those we evade." ~Anon

“We could all take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.” ~Anon

"We go to our graves clutched in our hands with nothing except those that we have given away." ~Anon

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.“ ~Anon

“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” ~Anon

"We live our life in quiet silent desperation". ~Anon

"We try to hide our feelings, but we forgot that our eyes speak." ~Anon

“Wealth is good, wisdom is awesome, and beauty is impressive. But when a person makes these preeminent in life, these are surefire agents of PRIDE and ARROGANCE.” ~Anon

"What you do for yourself dies with you but what you do for others, lives on." ~Anon

"When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." ~Anon

"When enough water builds up behind the blockage, eventually it will push the blockage away." ~Anon

"When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection." ~Anon

"When one is in love, even the scars left by smallpox are as beautiful as dimples on a person’s cheeks." ~Anon

"When things are at the worst they sometimes mend." ~Anon

"When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable." ~Anon

"When you're a king and you dress like a monkey, You look like a MONKEY. When you're a monkey and you dress like a king, You're still a MONKEY" -Anon

“When you're a nurse, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” ~Anon

"When you feel lost, pause and look closely around you. Somewhere, somehow an Angel will be waiting to guide you home." ~Anon

"When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace." ~Anon

"Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house." ~Anon

"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion." ~Anon

"Write your hurts in the sand. Carve your Blessings in stone." ~Anon

"You can't fall off the floor." ~Anon

"You decide every moment of every day who you are and what you believe in. You get a second chance, every second." ~Anon

"You never know what God has in store for you if you hide behind the friendship ... Sometimes it takes risking that friendship to find a love that will endure all things." ~Anon

"You never look good trying to make someone else look bad." ~Anon

"You will be never be good enough for everybody, but you will always be good enough for someone who really appreciates you." ~Anon

"You would be late for your own funeral.” ~Anon

"Your dazzling beauty is the result of your character integrity, your personal charm and your fantastic looks. Even your tiny flaws are enchanting because they make you more interesting!" ~Anon

"Your heart is a muscle, so exercise by loving more." ~Anon

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Jeffrey Stepakoff - fragrance

"A good fragrance is really a powerful cocktail of memories and emotion." ~Jeffrey Stepakoff

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Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Summer

"Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me." ~Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Clarence Day - curiosity

“Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.” ~Clarence Day

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Jennifer Edwards - beauty of life

"The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love." ~Jennifer Edwards

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Michael Kewley - experience

"Happiness is the experience of mind when there is no presence of fear." ~Michael Kewley

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Dan.Gilbert Quotes

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"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." ~Dan Gilbert

"Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others." ~Dan Gilbert

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Brianna West - time

”There is no designated time for anything in your life. You don’t have to have your first kiss at any certain time, you don’t have to get married in your 20′s and you don’t have to do anything just because other people think it’s best. In fact, you will be much better off if you just do what your heart says. The day you stop caring what other people think is the day their opinions don’t mean anything, because you’re not there to give them weight.” ~Brianna West

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THOUGHTS TO PONDER: KNOW YOUR WORTH

"In the end…It’s not about who broke your heart. It’s about who mended it. It’s not about the times you put your self esteem in the hands of others. But instead, the days where you knew your worth. It’s not about those who let you down, but rather those who always held you up.

It’s not about the many people who desired you. It’s about the ones that valued you. In the end it’s not about all the times you were called beautiful, it’s about all the days you felt it." ~Anon

Carol McCall - LISTEN

"Listen, there's a world waiting to be heard." ~Carol McCall

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Dawn Haehl - relationship

"So many people stay stuck in a horrible or unloving relationship for the sad sake they are afraid of change and afraid of being alone. It takes courage to stand alone; it takes strength. Loveless relationships only hurt people. Move on. Happiness is in our mind and in our soul, and is to be shared with those who deserve us — not ones who disrespect and hurt us. Make good decisions. Make it work or make an exit. Don't live in misery." ~Dawn Haehl

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11/9/15

Marie Rutkoski - freedom

"Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous." ~Marie Rutkoski

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Geanini Barbeli - life

“While I breath, I hope.” ~Geanini Barbeli

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Yannick Murphy - thrill

"I should have known I was never lost at all but just letting myself enjoy the thrill of fear, a thing that seemed to be alive." ~Yannick Murphy

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Rowan Swan - Poverty

“Poverty within is as dangerous as poverty without.” ~Rowan Swan

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Anna Lee Huber - shadows

"We all must deal with our shadows the best we can. No one can conquer them for us." ~Anna Lee Huber

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Words of Wisdom - UNDERSTANDING

"We do not have to understand each other's paths completely to offer love and care. Sometimes we can't do anything but just being there is enough." ~WOW (Words of Wisdom)

Matt Damon - all that matters

"I think what's important for kids to know is that your decisions here on Earth matter. Your behavior matters and how you treat other people matters." ~Matt Damon (On Parents In Recovery)

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Giorgio Armani - being remembered

"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." ~Giorgio Armani

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Kate Morton- life

"You make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing." ~Kate Morton

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Carl Sandberg - RELIGION

“I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.” ~Carl Sandberg

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Proverb For Today: Jewish Proverb

"Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys." ~Jewish Proverbs

William Stringfellow - LISTENING

"Listening is a primitive act of love in which a person gives him- or herself to another's word, making oneself accessible and vulnerable to that word." ~William Stringfellow

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James Gates Percivalq - POETRY

"The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness." ~James Gates Percivalq

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: DETERMINATION

In dedication to My Son-in-Law:

"It takes a level of self-love, of dedication and determination to live your greatest life. So, look within. Look at every area of your life and ask yourself these questions:

Am I on course? Am I growing mentally, emotionally and spiritually? Anything that is blocking that, anything that is preventing you from living your greatest life, make the tough decision to…

Let it go." ~Anon

POET OF THE DAY: ROBERT BROWNING

“Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.” ~Robert Browning

Robert Jordan - OAK

"The oak fought the wind and was broken,
the willow bent when it must and survived."
~Robert Jordan

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11/8/15

T. F. Hodge Quotes


“Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.” ~T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

"Elevate your inside game. A negative attitude is below the horizon...a place for lonesome hearts.” ~T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician's karmic calamity.” ~T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“Solitude is the house of peace.” ~T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“The path of peace is not a passive journey. It takes incredible strength not to open a can of 'whoop-ass', justifiably, when ones button is pushed.” ~T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

"Though I think and speak of greater becoming, I, too, am an infinite work in progress." ~T.F. Hodge

"You don't have to be a big name to do big things. Shine does not require recognition." ~T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

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Christopher De Vinck - life and grace

"Look deep within yourself and recognize what brings life and grace into your heart. It is this can be shared with those around you. You are loved by God. This is an inspiration to love." ~Christopher De Vinck

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INSPIRATIONAL FOR TODAY: ON LETTING GO

On Letting Go
by Robert Paul Gilles

To "let go" does not mean to stop caring.
It means I can't do it for someone else.

To "let go" is not to cut myself off.
It's the realization that I can't control another.

To "let go" is to admit powerlessness,
which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another.
It's to make the most of myself.

To "let go" is not to care for, but to care about.

To "let go" is not to fix, but to be supportive.

To "let go" is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.

To "let go" is not to be in the middle, arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To "let go" is not to deny, but to accept.

To "let go" is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead
to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To "let go" is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

To "let go" is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

To "let go" is to fear less and to love more.

(from his bookThoughts of the dreampoet : vol. 1.)

Source: Positive Thoughts

R. Venning - wealth

“Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broken in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.” ~R. Venning

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Thoughts To Ponder: Self-sufficient

"I want to feel it. The sensation of standing on my own two feet. Knowing that there are people willing to be there, but I can handle things on my own. Accepting that I have love around me, but keeping my heart self-sufficient. I need this feeling. I absolutely crave it. Being empowered over my own life. Knowing that I am in control of my own feelings. Understanding that I am not so easily broken. Giving no one the power to hurt me again. I have to feel what it’s like, just to be myself."~Anon

Cherrie Facun Dancel Quotes


"Sa kabila ng aming mahigpit na pangangailangan,
masaya ang aming tahanan.
Sa kabila ng suliraning aming nararanasan,
payapa ang aming kalooban."
~Cherrie Facun Dancel

Translation:

"In spite of our pressing needs,
we have a happy home.
In spite of the problems we endure,
we have peace within."
~Cherrie Facun Dancel

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HER WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS VIA FB

"From beginning to end, all of life is a continuous gift-giving by God, We deserve nothing. He owes us nothing. Yet He gives is everything. If we remember this, we need not feel selfish or guilty. Whatever material blessings we have are a gift from our gracious God." ~Dennis J. DeHaan

"God, who has given so much to us, gives one more thing--a grateful heart." ~Herbert

"God's whisper of comfort quiets the noise of our trials." ~‎Our Daily Bread

"In dark times, it's comforting to remember that God is our deliverer. He is always at work on our behalf, even if we can't see what He is doing." ~Jennifer Benson Schuldt

"Not to the strong is the battle,
Not to the swift is the race;
Yet to the true and the faithful
Victory is promised through grace."
~Crosby

"One grace each child of God can show
is giving from a willing heart;
Yet, if we wait till riches grow;
It may be that we'll never start."
~D. De Haan

"Since God searches our hearts and minds, He sees and hears every prayer--even the ones that never escape our lips." ~Jennifer Benson Schuldt

"The act of giving reminds us that we live by the grace of God. Giving offers us a way to express our confidence that God will care for us just as He cares for the sparrow and lily."
~Philip Yancey

"There is more power in the open heart than in the clenched fist." ~Our Daily Bread

"Times of trouble are times of trusting." ~Our Daily Bread

"To stand up to any challenge, spend time on your knees." ~‪from Our Daily Bread

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Bonnie Mohr - little things

"Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself. Plan for longevity. Recognize the special people you’ve been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment." ~Bonnie Mohr

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: what it means to be HUMAN

"The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections." ~Brahma C. Foz

11/6/15

Emanuel Swedenborg Quotes


“A spiritual aura is around everyone, as well as an earthly aura, and a bodily one.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“Heaven becomes more perfect as more people enter it… Each new addition strengthens the fabric and joins others more closely.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“I have noticed that an aura flows out not only from angels and spirits but also from absolutely everything you see in that world.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“No one’s character is completely like another’s...this infinite variety is like a mirror in which we can see the infinity of God the Creator.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“Our mind or spirit is either a miniature heaven or a miniature hell.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

"Real joy, which comes from loving to do good things without wanting to be repaid, is the reward that lasts forever." ~Emanuel Swedenborg

"The death of our bodies is only a laying aside of the things that had allowed us to function in the world. Death itself is a continuation of life...” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“The human spirit does not know what old age is. As the body or the outer person ages, the inner person makes a passage into a new life.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“The more wisdom angels have, the brighter a light they are in.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

“We all communicate with heaven through the angels present with us.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg

"When we die, we simply move from one world into another." ~Emanuel Swedenborg

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Christine Carter - gratitude

"Abundant gratitude arises naturally in conditions of scarcity—and what that teaches us about evoking happiness." ~Christine Carter, PhD, Sociologist

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P. Allen Smith - mindfulness

" Whether it's feeling the soil as it fills the creases of your hands or breathing in the aroma of each ingredient to your favorite recipe, practice mindfulness and treasure each experience." ~P. Allen Smith, FB

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY - Happen for a REASON

"In order to become the person you’re meant to be, living the amazing life you’re meant to live, sometimes you have to go through hard times. Sometimes you have to be broken down so that you can learn, grow, release and re-calibrate. When times are tough, remind yourself that what is happening to you is happening for a reason." ~Anon

Fannie Flagg - wonder

“I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.” ~Fannie Flagg

Arthur Gordon - habit

"The trouble with 'if only' is that it doesn’t change anything. It keeps the person facing the wrong way—backward instead of forward. It wastes time. In the end, if you let it become a habit, it can become a real roadblock–an excuse for not trying anymore." ~Arthur Gordon

From the POSITIVE THOUGHTS - Soulmate

"There is no soulmate or best friend out there who will solve every one of your problems. There is no love at first sight that lasts without work and commitment. But there are, however, people out there worth fighting for. Not because they’re perfect, but because they’re imperfect in all ways that are right for you.

You complement each other’s flaws in a way that allows your souls to unite and operate more efficiently as one. You will know when you meet one of these people, when through them you meet the very best in yourself." ~Anon

11/5/15

Rae Earl - forest

“It’s like I’m walking through a forest the whole time. And for the most part, it’s fine. It can be beautiful; peaceful even. But, you always know that at some point, you’re going to come across these parts of the forest that you don’t recognize. Dark corners that you didn’t know were there but, well, you always kind of knew they were coming. And that’s when the world gets scary. And that’s when you can lose your way. But, because I’ve got great mates and people who make me strong and remind me that, well, even when I hit those dark parts of the forest, that I just got to keep walking. Just keep walking and I’ll be okay. I’ll be scared, but I’ll be okay.” ~Rae Earl

Dave Meurer - perfect in their differences

"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." ~Dave Meurer

Mark Hampton - comfort

"Real comfort, visual and physical, is vital to every room." ~Mark Hampton

John Piper Quotes


"Beware of giving up too soon. Our emotions are not reliable guides." ~John Piper

"Every day will have no more trouble than you can bear; and every day will have mercies sufficient for that day’s stress." ~John Piper

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Elizabeth Chase - Hope

“Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. It is faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark into the sunshine.” ~Elizabeth Chase

Frank Smith - language

"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ~Frank Smith

Brian Dickinson Quotes

"Be aware of the fact that that rock salt on sidewalks can kill grass." ~Brian Dickinson

"Go for a good long walk; stretch those legs, including those important Achilles tendons, so easily forgotten in the hectic pace of today's living." ~Brian Dickinson

"Humans are said to be the only creatures with a time sense, including an ability to contemplate such a thing as the future." ~Brian Dickinson

"Humankind is the only species able to deal with the concept of hope. ... I do believe that the capacity for hope can help us meet stiff challenges." ~Brian Dickinson

"Listen as the tea kettle whistles. Watch it steam up the kitchen windows. " ~Brian Dickinson

"Open the bedroom window a crack at night; sleep in fresh air." ~Brian Dickinson

"Remember to feed the birds." ~Brian Dickinson

"Time to take a deep breath--a deep breath, then pause." ~Brian Dickinson

"Watch dawn arrive; see how many colors the sky turns." ~Brian Dickinson

"We see an endless stream full of moments, so many that we could never count them." ~Brian Dickinson

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Karen A. Baquiran Quotes


"Laughing is so therapeutic but what is even more therapeutic is having someone laugh out loud with you." ~Karen A. Baquiran

"People should never be punished permanently for their mistakes.
It takes a strong person to admit their faults, but it takes an even bigger person to forgive and really let it go." ~Karen A. Baquiran

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Christopher Aiff - focus

“The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness – genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. When we devote our energy and time to trivial matters and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant, from that point, we perpetuate our own sadness and lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things.” ~Christopher Aiff

Humour Quote for Today

“We have stopped being fishers of men and we are now the keepers of the aquarium.” ~Anon

From Australian Traveller Magazine - story teller

“It’s one of those places where you don’t really need an invite as long as you come with a good attitude and a story to tell”… ~Intriguing reasons to take a Robe beach break via Australian Traveller Magazine.

Hubbard Davis - free

“To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.” ~Hubbard Davis

DeForest Kelley - influence

"The most important influence in my childhood was my father." ~DeForest Kelley

Carole King - smile

“You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, And show the world all the love in your heart, then people gonna treat you better. You're gonna find, yes, you will, That you're beautiful as you feel.” ~Carole King