"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


John Tullius - learn the craft

"I don't care how talented you are. It's not about contacting your muse. Success comes from taking the time to learn the craft." ~John Tullius, author and founder of the Maui Writers' Conference (TWS)

Daniell Koepke Quotes

"All of the times you felt this anxious and this overwhelmed. All of the times you felt this level of pain. And remind yourself how each time, you made it through. Life has thrown so much at you, and despite how difficult things have been, you’ve survived. Breathe and trust that you can survive this too. Trust that this struggle is part of the process. And trust that as long as you don’t give up and keep pushing forward, no matter how hopeless things seem, you will make it.” ~Daniell Koepke

“Breathe. You're going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you've survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They're painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you'll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.” ~Daniell Koepke

“Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still be good enough. You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. You can let people down and still be worthwhile and deserving of love. Everyone has disappointed someone they care about. Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes. Not because we’re inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we’re imperfect and fundamentally human. Expecting anything different is setting yourself up for failure.” ~Daniell Koepke

"Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs.
You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough." ~Daniell Koepke

“I choose to honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose to make self-care a priority. I choose me.” – Daniell Koepke

"I’ve learned from life that sometimes, the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places. That our most painful struggles can grant us the most necessary growth; and that the most heartbreaking losses of friendship and love can make room for the most wonderful people. I’ve learned that what seems like a curse at the moment can actually be a blessing, and that what seems like the end of the road is actually just the discovery that we are meant to travel down a different path. I’ve learned that no matter how difficult things seem, there is always hope. And I’ve learned that no matter how powerless we feel or how horrible things seem, we can’t give up. We have to keep going. Even when it’s scary, even when all of our strength seems gone, we have to keep picking ourselves back up and moving forward, because whatever we’re battling in the moment, it will pass, and we will make it through. We’ve made it this far. We can make it through whatever comes next." ~Daniell Keopke

"I know that there are times when you feel like you’re too much. Times when you wonder whether people would be better off without you in their lives. Times when you wonder whether you would be better off if you were someone different. Someone less intrusive. Less sensitive. Less vocal. Someone more acceptable. More tolerable. Someone easier. I understand that it’s so hard to drown out the voice telling you that there’s something wrong with who you are, but I need you to trust that you aren’t too much. I need you to trust that you deserve to be here. You don’t ever have to shrink or disappear for the sake of anyone else. You’re allowed to be immense and loud and open. You’re allowed to be unpalatable and unapologetic and uneasily defined. You’re allowed to use your voice and speak your truth. And more than anything, you’re allowed to take up space. Not despite who you are, but because of it. Because even though you might not always be able to see it, you have so many wonderful things to contribute to this world. Because you exist and therefore, you matter. Even when you’re struggling. Even when you’re difficult. Even when some people find you to be too much — you’re enough and you matter." ~ Daniell Koepke

"If I’ve learned anything from life, it’s that sometimes, the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places. I’ve learned that the most toxic people can teach us the most important lessons; that our most painful struggles can grant us the most necessary growth; and that the most heartbreaking losses of friendship and love can make room for the most wonderful people. I’ve learned that what seems like a curse in the moment can actually be a blessing, and that what seems like the end of the road is actually just the discovery that we are meant to travel down a different path. I’ve learned that no matter how difficult things seem, there is always hope. And I’ve learned that no matter how powerless we feel or how horrible things seem, we can’t give up. We have to keep going. Even when it’s scary, even when all of our strength seems gone, we have to keep picking ourselves back up and moving forward, because whatever we’re battling in the moment, it will pass, and we will make it through. We’ve made it this far. We can make it through whatever comes next." -Daniell Koepke

“If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.” ~Daniell Koepke

“In these moments, it’s easy to focus on all of the things that have gone wrong. It’s easy to focus on the loss and the heartbreak and the pain, but it’s also important to remember all of the things that have gone right. It’s important to remember all of the positive experiences and friendships and growth and laughter you’ve gained — things you would have never taken part in, lessons you would have never learned, and people you would have never met had you not veered off the desired path.” ~Daniell Koepke

“It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring — they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unloveable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are — that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others — is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection, you are enough.” ~Daniell Koepke (Goodreads)

“Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Less me. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose to honour my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose to make self-care a priority. I choose me.” ~Daniell Koepke(GR)

"No matter who you are, what you look like, or what you share with the world, there will always be someone who doesn’t approve. And that’s okay. You’re not going to like everyone and not everyone is going to like you. And that isn’t some fundamental failing on your part — that’s just life. It’s normal, and it’s nothing to beat yourself up over. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be accepted, but you shouldn’t ever have to change who you are for the sake of winning someone else’s approval. You don’t live for other people. It isn’t your job to conform to their idea of what constitutes a “worthwhile” human being. You are who you are, and you’re enough. Instead of focusing on all the people who don’t accept or appreciate you, take some time today to remind yourself of all the people who do. It’s easy to forget about them, but they exist and they care. They’re the people who matter. To them, you matter. Let go of the rest." -Daniell Koepke

“Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.” ~Daniell Koepke (Goodreads)

“Stop comparing where you're at with where everyone else is. It doesn't move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.” ~Daniell Koepke

"The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness." ~Daniell Koepke

"There is a big difference between giving up and letting go. Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no longer serving you. It means removing toxic people and belief systems from your life so that you can make room for relationships and ideas that are conducive to your wellbeing and happiness. Giving up reduces your life. Letting go expands it. Giving up is imprisoning. Letting go is liberation. Giving up is self-defeat. Letting go is self-care.So the next time you make the decision to release something or someone that is stifling your happiness and growth, and a person has the audacity to accuse you of giving up or being weak, remind yourself of the difference. Remind yourself that you don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to live your life in the way that feels right. No one has the authority to tell you who to be or how to live." ~Daniell Koepke

"You don't ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn't matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don't have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It's one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and "continues" to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go." ~Daniell Koepke

"You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.
~Daniell Koepke

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Karen Lamb - start today


"A year from now you’ll wish you had started today." ~Karen Lamb

Roman Price - mirror

"If you’re still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror. " ~Roman Price from Start from the Heart


Eden Ahbez - loved


"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." ~Eden Ahbez from Karen Salmansohn aka www.notsalmon.com

Francesca Reigler - attitude


"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same." ~Francesca Reigler fom Ups, Downs & Roundabouts

Anthony T. Hincks - civilisation

"Mankind's lessons are written in the ruins of his civilization.” ~Anthony T. Hincks

Max Lucado Quotes

"In God’s hands no defeat is a crushing defeat." ~Max Lucado
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back to the crowd." ~Max Lucado

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her." ~Max Lucado

"Forget greatness; seek littleness. Trust more; strut less. Come to God the way a child comes to Daddy." ~Max ‪Lucado

"God's dream isn't just to get you into heaven, but to get heaven into you." ~Max Lucado

"God never said that the journey would be easy. But He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile." ~Max Lucado

"In confession, we come clean with God. Silence isolates. Confession builds a bridge." ~Max ‪Lucado

“Let God have you, and let God love you, and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” ~Max Lucado

"Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child." ~Max ‪Lucado

"Since God works, prayer works. Since God is good, prayer is good. Since you matter to God, your prayers matter in heaven." ~Max Lucado

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

"Though you have failed, God’s love does not. Face your failures with faith in God’s goodness." ~Max Lucado

"We are great sinners in need of a great Savior. Salvation comes as God's sudden, calming presence during the stormy seas of our lives." -Max Lucado

"We speak. He listens. He speaks. We listen. This is prayer in its purest form. God changes his people through such moments." ~Max ‪Lucado

“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most now?” ~Max Lucado

"You change your life by changing your heart!" ~Max Lucado

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Carmel Schmid - help


"Blessed are those that come together to help another." ~Carmel Schmid

Margaret M. Painter Quotes

"Acceptance is the beginning of the best part of your life." ~M.M.Painter, Life's a Dance

"As the sun slips below the horizon, drawing the covers over another day, I remind myself that you, like the sun, are still out there ... just out of sight. And maybe this night, I'll see you again in my dreams." ~Margaret Moss Painter

"Be grateful for the rough seas... even though they are difficult and sometimes so painful, it is by navigating through those waters that we acquire our greatest strength and perspectives on life." ~Life's a Dance

"Everyone falters. Everyone stumbles... take courage and follow your heart." ~Margaret M. Painter, Life's a Dance

"Forget about being 'right'. It is our own hubris that drives the urge to be right, and so unimportant in the final analysis." ~Margaret M. Painter, Life's a Dance

"Hold on to what is good, if only with your heart. Reach out with kindness, if only with your words. Count your blessings, if only with one hand." ~Margaret M. Painter Life's a Dance

"If we all viewed the world with kindness and compassion only, we might see peace." ~Margaret M. Painter, Inspiration Page Owners Group & Life's a Dance

"See all the possibilities in life is all about your vantage point." ~M.M. Painter, So stand up tall!

"Speak from your soul and every heart will understand." ~Margaret M. Painter, Life's a Dance

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Erin Weed - decisions


"My truth is to never make decisions stemming fom fear, and to always speak up when something needs to change." ~Erin Weed

Mia Hamm - success


"Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed." ~Mia Hamm

Robert Sullivan - moral rules

"Since moral rules have the characteristic of universality, what is morally forbidden to one is forbidden to all, what is morally permissible for one is equally permissible for all, and what is morally obligatory for one is equally obligatory for all." ~Robert Sullivan


Marc Chernoff Quotes

"A good relationship happens when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and encourage each other’s future, without trying to micromanage any of part it. So don’t rush relationships, especially those that feel overbearing. Find a partner, and friends for that matter, who encourage you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. And always pay them the same courtesy." ~Marc Chernoff

"Find the strength to leave in the past those parts of your life that are over." ~Marc Chernoff

"Good things come to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they've tasted failure, to those who still love even though they've been hurt. So never regret anything that has happened in your life; It cannot be changed, undone or forgotten. Take it All as Lessons Learned and move on with grace." ~Marc Chernoff

"Letting go is NOT easy – it’s a journey that is traveled one day at a time." ~Marc Chernoff

"Life is what you make it. It’s a wild rollercoaster. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. And then just when you think it can’t get any better, it does. Every day is a beautiful mystery. Let go of yesterday’s mistakes and enjoy the mystery as it unfolds today." ~Marc Chernoff from Start from the Heart

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Queen Latifah Quotes

"I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard." ~Queen Latifah

"No one ever got ahead by going through the motions. You have to constantly be improving yourself. Make your life the masterpiece you want it to be." ~Queen Latifah

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From Awesome Quotes

"Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress over the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful." ~Awesome Quotes

"Don't expect too much from people, the less you expect, the less disappointed you will be when they let you down." ~Awesome Quotes

"If you have something to say to someone, just go tell the person by yourself before they hear the remixed version from someone else." ~Awesome Quotes

"No matter how hard life can be, you can still grow to be beautiful and strong." ~Awesome Quotes

"Patience with family is love, with others is respect, with self is confidence and Patience with God is faith" ~
Awesome Quotes

"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." ~Awesome Quotes

"The things that hurt you, break you down and make you weak today, are the same things that will build you up, make you strong and help you carry on tomorrow." ~Awesome Quotes

"The wrong person makes you beg for attention, affection, love and commitment. The right person gives you these things because they you." ~Awesome Quotes

"There is no beginning or end to your dreams or plans. Life is a journey from moment to moment. Live it's moment to the fullest." ~Awesome Quotes

"Words and hearts should be handled with care for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair." ~Awesome Quotes

Gleaned from FB

Lorraine Hansberry - sit awhile


"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think." -Lorraine Hansberry

Heath L. Buckmaster - person

"Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be." ~Heath L. Buckmaster

Susane Colasanti - person

“I want to be the kind of person who can do that. Move on and forgive people and be healthy and happy. It seems like an easy thing to do, but it's not so easy when you try it in real life, others respect those who can forgive, a LOT more than those who hate.” -Susane Colasanti, Waiting For You from TWS


J.V. Manning Quotes

"A solitary lighthouse casts a single beam. Yet changes the course of others. A solitary voice can cast a single message. Yet change the world." ~J.V. Manning

"When I silenced the demons, my soul spoke and for the first time in my life - I understood. I chose my mother for who she was, who she came to be and how she lived."
~J.V. Manning

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Helen Gurley Brown Quotes


"My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense." ~Helen Gurley Brown from BrainyQuote

“Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.” ~Helen Gurley Brown

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Quotes from Mountain Wisdom

"A daughter takes your finger for but a moment, and for a little longer she holds your hand and then one day you look and there a woman stands where your baby used to be. I love the child she was, and the woman she is and my love she has and my heart she will hold for all eternity but no matter how old she might be, she will always be my little girl to me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"A grandchild is a flower like no other you will ever see, as the love of a grandchild blooms in your heart forever, and in your soul for all eternity." ~MW

"A hug is the best gift because it shows that those you love also love you, it costs nothing, but is priceless, it takes a moment but lasts a lifetime, and it is a gift that can never be taken from you." ~MW

"A true friend in times of need gives you a shoulder to cry on, two arms to rely on, love that you can count on, and the strength to go on." ~Mountain Wisdom

"A walk down an old country road is the perfect place to learn that true inner peace comes not by thinking about what you want, but by thanking God for what you already have." ~MW

"Age is nothing but a number as long as I never let go of the child living inside of me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Any day with a grandchild in my arms, on my lap, in my home, or on my mind is a very good day." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Children are flowers that bloom in your heart everyday. And I love mine more than words could ever say." ~MW

"Children learn not by listening to what you say, but by watching what you do." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Dear God, please forgive me for sometimes forgetting about you, when you have never forgotten about me." ~MW

"Death has taken you, but neither time nor death can take away our love or memories. One day we will be together again, but not for just a moment, but for all eternity." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Doctors give the medicine, but God supplies the cure ." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Enjoy each second with those you love and who love you, for if it is wasted, the loss will forever haunt you and them." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Feeling lost and depressed, unsure of what will become of you, then turn to the word of God, open your heart to it and before you are through, you will find the message of love and comfort, placed there by God for you." ~Mountain Wisdom

"God has filled my soul with a peace that goes beyond anything I can explain." ~Mountain Wisdom

"God I ask that you stand with those I love today, comfort them if they are in need, watch over and guide them along their way, and fill their souls with the peace that you have given me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"God is always with me and while his face I may not see, when I am in need, I can feel the light of God shining down upon me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"God never said that the trip through life would be easy, the road free of stones, or the sky always clear. He does promise that the journey will be worth it and that he will travel it with you." ~Mountain Wisdom

"God took an ordinary woman and through the power of love, He made her a nurse, a teacher, a cook, a maid, a banker, a guide, a protector, and a best friend, and then He gave this super woman to me as my MOM." ~MW

"Grandchildren are better than flowers because they bloom in your heart forever." ~MW

"Grandchildren are proof that dreams can come true, as mine did the day I was handed my first grandchild." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Grandma said a small house filled with love is better than a large house where there is none. A cookie shared with a friend is better than two eaten alone. A broken down sofa filled with family and friends is better than an empty throne." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Growing up others may have had more material things than we did, but no one had a better mother than I did." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Help me age with grace and dignity, as you will one day walk the same road traveled now by me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Hold the hands tightly of those you love today, as the day will come when they are but a memory and those things that you did and did not do will either comfort or forever haunt you." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Hold the hands tightly of those you love today, laugh with them, cry with them, share with them, speak of your love for them freely, as the day will come when they are but a memory and those things that you did and did not do will either comfort or forever haunt you." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I am a parent. My love for my children knows no limits, no bounds. Time and distance are meaningless as nothing could break the bond we share. I loved them yesterday, I love them today and I will love them through eternity." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I am not afraid. Storms have come before and they will come again. I do not face them alone. He who calmed the seas with "peace be still" is always with me. What is torn down, he can pick back up, what is shattered he can make whole, what is taken, he can return. The winds will cease and the clouds will part and all will be as my God has said it will be. The storms of Earth mean nothing, as my God and his Angels are standing with me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I am only visiting here as one day when God calls me home, I will fly away and where I am going no more troubles or sorrow will there be." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I can smile because I know where I have been, I know where I am, and when this life is over thanks to God I know where I will be." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I cannot see the face of God, but my heart knows that he is here with me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I do not fear, as God protects me. I do not despair, as God guides me. I do not feel alone, as God is with me. I do not worry about tomorrow, as my God has already prepared the path for me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I find comfort in knowing that life is but for a moment, but our love and memories we carry with us always and they will comfort me until we meet again to be together for all eternity." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I found the fountain of youth: grandchildren. While they may not make me look any younger, they do awaken the child in me and despite what time may do to my body, thanks to my grandchildren my heart leaps, my soul rejoices and I am so very happy." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I have nothing to fear as wherever I might be, God and his Angels will be there also watching over me." ~MW

"I lift my hands to God, when I can go no further on my own, knowing that he will carry me home." ~MW

"I live by the code of the hills. The code of the hills states that friends are family. If you have a problem with my friends then you have a problem with me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I may be by myself, but I am never alone. No matter where I go an Angel goes with me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I praise God because I know where I have been, I know where I am, and when this life is over thanks to God I know where I will be." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I praise God now for each calm and beautiful day I see, as I have learned that they are not all that way." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I refuse to allow the troubles of this world to burden me. My God’s eye is upon the sparrow and I know his eyes are upon me, and God is stronger than any problem of mine could ever be." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I shall not fear what is on the other side of tomorrow, as God has sent an Angel to walk the path with me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I thank God for my mom and the home she made for me. No matter how far life may take me from her, her love is always with me, and even now it continues to warm and comfort me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I thank God for the mountains I have had to climb, the storms I have faced, and the tears I have shed, as they have made me understand how strong I really am and how blessed I am when the road is smooth, the sky is clear, and my soul has a reason to smile." ~Mountain wisdom

"I will continue to open my heart to others as the reward of love is worth more to me than the risk of pain could ever be." ~Mountain Wisdom

"I will not fear the end of any day as God and his Angels are never more than a prayer away." ~MOuntain Wisdom

"I will not be ruled by fear this or any day. I am a prayer warrior and that makes me stronger than anything on this Earth that could ever come my way." ~Mountain Wisdom

"If as a child, you were taught to pray, before eating a meal or ending your day, someone loved you enough, to bring you up right." ~Mountain Wisdom

"If the love in my heart for my children was a cloud, it would fill the sky." ~Mountain Wisdom

"If you have ever heard a hymn being sung and it reminded you of one you heard when you were young, someone raised you right." ~Mountain Wisdom

"If you want God to make room for you in Heaven tomorrow, you need to make room for him in your heart today." ~Mountain Wisdom

"If your life is troubled and you do not know what to do, give it to God. Once he is through, you will know the depth of the joy that I feel too." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Knowledge is knowing that you cannot solve all of life’s problems. Wisdom is knowing that God can. Faith is putting them in God’s hands and accepting that his will shall be done." ~Mountain Wisdom

"My best friend is always waiting for me to get home. Happy when I get there, sad when I leave. I love my four-legged Angel more than most could ever believe." ~Mountain Wisdom

"My child, I may not always be able to travel the road with you, but no matter where life takes you, there also my love for you will be." ~Mountain Wisdom

"My children are not a big part of my life. My children are my life. Now and forever." ~Mountain Wisdom

"My day comes to an end and dear God, I thank you for giving it to me. I ask only that in your mercy and grace, you bless my family and friends as you have always blessed me." ~Mountain Wisdom

"My God and his Angels stand ready to lift me up beyond the reach of the troubles of this world. All I have to do is ask and lift up my hands." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Never let the darkness of this world, keep you from seeing the light of God that shines all around you." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Never wait until tomorrow to speak the words that your heart wants to say." ~Mountain Wisdom

"No matter the shape it is in, the road to grandma’s house is always the best road there is." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Nothings says you really do care about your family and friends, better than including them in your prayers." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Once I counted the love of my friends and family, and my God that watches over me, I came to realize that I am far richer than I ever believed." ~Mountain Wisdom

"One day I will die, but until that time comes I will live my life as I choose, follow my dreams where they lead me, love a lot, hate little, laugh, cry, feel, pray, and be who I was born to be. If you can accept me for me, you are welcome to join me on my journey." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Only those who have been touched by the love of an animal can understand the pain caused by their loss." ~MW

"Praying is sometimes not the only thing that we can do to help those we love, but in many cases it is the best thing that we can do for them." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Rejoice in the clutter. The day will come when your children are grown, and they will move out and live on their own. It is then that we realize that the little things that bothered us are often those we miss the most." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Some people wake up in the morning wondering when God is going to bless them without understanding that if you and those you love wake up in the morning, he already has." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Sometimes I glance up at the clouds and get the feeling that someone is looking back at me. Thanks to God, I know someone is." ~Mountain Wisdom

"Speak freely of your love for those you love and that love you, so that when the sun sets on your life for the last time, the light of your love will shine in their hearts and minds forever." ~Mountain Wisdom

"The best way to begin and end your day is to pray." ~Mountain Wisdom

"The day will come when your loved ones are but a memory and those things that you did and did not do will either comfort or forever haunt you." ~Mountain Wisdom

"The only person you need to impress is the one looking back at you in the mirror." ~Mountain Wisdom

"The only thing better than having a son that you love with all your heart, is the joy of watching him grow into the kind of man that you prayed he would be." ~Mountain Wisdom

"The smile on my face, lump in my throat and warm feeling in my heart were all gifts from my grandchildren to me." ~MW

"There is something about an old country road that speaks to you in a way that could never be explained, but when the journey is over a part of you will know that at times where you were going is not as important as how you got there." ~Mountain Wisdom

"When a child you love has a child you love with all that is within you, only then will you know just how grand being a grandparent truly is." ~Mountain Wisdom

"When I can go no further, I lift my hands upward and pray knowing that my God will carry me the rest of the way." ~Mountain Wisdom

"When I cannot handle it on my own, I turn it over to God." ~Mountain Wisdom

"When you pray, God hears your words, but he listens to what your heart has to say." ~Mountain Wisdom

"When your days come to an end, it will not matter the car you owned, or the money you had to spend. Only the love and time that you shared with your family and friends, will mean anything at all to you or to them when the last day of your life comes to an end." ~Mountain wisdom

Gleaned from FB authored by Jane Craft



Dear God, There have been times when I let my mouth speak what should have gone unspoken by me.There have been times when I have let a little problem sour my mood and blind me to the many blessings I have been given by you. There have been times when I forgot to thank you for all you have done for me and continue to do. Forgive me for these and for sometimes forgetting about you, when you have never forgotten about me." ~Jane Craft, Mountain Wisdom

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Erika Ferenczi - lead


"One of the biggest obstacles we have in reaching success is the constant thousand voices in our heads, until you lead your thoughts, until you learn to lead your mind, lead your emotions ....you wont be able to lead your life."
Lead your thoughts
Lead your mind
Lead your emotions
Lead your heart
Lead yourself
then and only then
Lead others." ~Erika Ferenczi


Quotes From A Better Me

"Like the butterfly, I have the strength and faith to believe that in time I will emerge from my cocoon...transformed." ~A Better Me

"May Angels fly with you wherever you roam and guide you back safely to family and home." ~A Better Me

"May peace be in your heart. And troubles melt away." ~A Better Me

"You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one dy you look back and you've climbed a mountain." ~A Better Me

"Your positive attitude not only unites you with others, but it helps you to live the life grateful for all the good that it exists." ~A Better Me

"When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light."

"When you feel like you're about to fall, it might be that you're ready to FLY!" ~A Better Me


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From Everyday HOPE and Quotes

"Don't be the kind of person that wants live above the rules and guidelines set for everyone else to follow. It really doesn't matter what kind of title you carry. Just step up and become a person of integrity. Put your pride aside and do the right thing no matter how hard that may be to do. Let wisdom lead your actions."

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and Pride is taking Less than you need."

"Kindness is your soul's way of finding a place inside other people's Heart."

"Learn to accept that not everyone is who you once knew. And realize that sometimes it’s not the person you miss, it’s the feeling you had when you were with them. Remember life doesn’t always change as fast as people do."

"Love is the bridge that connects and forms two hearts, two souls and two minds from separateness to oneness."

"May the footprints of ANGELS lead you to a sea of blessings."

"Silence and smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems. And silence is the way to avoid many problems."

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Leo C. Rosten Quotes

"I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong." ~Leo Rosten

"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all" ~Leo C. Rosten

"Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind." ~Leo Rosten

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Karen Hamm Sandler - happy


"Life is better when you are happy, but life is best when other people are happy because of you." ~Karen Hamm Sandler

True Refuge - awareness

"Having spiritual friends is not a superficial comfort. It helps free us from a trance of separation so deep that we are often not aware of it. Conscious relationships shine a direct light both on our layered feelings of unworthiness and loneliness, and on the truth of our belonging. We begin to respond more compassionately and actively to the suffering of the world. Our real community, we discover, includes all beings. As we relax and trust this belonging to the web of life, we recognize the one awareness that shines through each being. Our spiritual friends open the way to the inner refuge of unconditional loving presence." ~True Refuge (FB)


Jamie Winship - kindness

"Nothing carries more potential for change than individual acts of human kindness." -Jamie Winship from Start from the Heart


William Wilberforce - other way

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." ~William Wilberforce from Thyme and Again

Shanel Cooper-Sykes - prayer


"If somebody mistreats you today, treat them to a prayer and continue with your day!" ~Shanel Cooper-Sykes


Eileen Dielesen Quotes


"An Angel is a human being who has signed a contract to be an employee of God. Do you not know that you are a spark of the Divine? A sacred and beautiful thought in the mind of God? I tell you that you are! Angels are ordinary human beings who simply trust this Truth and walk in the world shining the Light of God even when they can't see its Source. May you remember this today as you go about your daily doings and bring the LIGHT and LOVE to those who do not yet have the Trust or Faith...for that is the work of an Angel." ~Eileen Dielesen.....the Woman with a Dream

"Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." ~Eileen Dielesen

"BLESSINGS are like butterflies. You can't force them to land on you, but when they do your heart lights up with joy!" ~Eileen Dielesen, the "Woman with a Dream"

"Change takes time...be patient....new paths in the wilderness require we walk them again and again before they are fully formed." ~Eileen Dielesen....the 'Woman with a Dream'

"Dare to visit the wild place within yourself for there you will find your wings." ~Eileen Dielesen (the Woman with a Dream)

"Don't let every little wind that blows bend and break you! Save your strength for the big storms that come!" ~Eileen Dielesen....the WOMAN WITH A DRE‪AM

"I AM NEVER ALONE. My SOUL is my most treasured friend and goes with me everywhere I go. To make friends with your Soul is to see with completely new eyes. A whole new world begins to open up and you recognise that you are connected to everything and there is no sense of loneliness, just a deep abiding peace with all that is. Life becomes magical." ~Eileen Dielesen, the WOMAN WITH A DREAM ‪

"It's the friends who walked with me during the darkest times of my life's journey that have been my most precious blessing." ~Eileen Dielesen

"It's the simple things that have such power to touch our Spirits and bring us so much JOY." ~Eileen Dielesen, the Woman with a Dream

"LOVE hangs patiently waiting for us to remember what we are! To think we are unworthy and 'little' is absurd! We are LOVE...so beautiful and incredible....the only thing that stops us from knowing this are the beliefs that we have been fed! Let them all go, right NOW...yes NOW! Go into your mind and tell yourself to just hold the space for Truth to be remembered. You only need to remember...that's all...remember what you are." ~Eileen Dielesen....the "Woman with a Dream"

"Never let someone else's boundaries stand in the way of reaching out for what your own heart and soul desires." ~Eileen Dielesen...the WOMAN WITH A DREAM ‪

"Once you have learned to be comfortable alone, you will walk the way of DEEP PEACE. To be your own best friend is the greatest gift. It offers you complete peace because you no longer need to seek for anything. You have found it all right where you stand. This is bliss!" ~Eileen Dielesen, the "Woman with a Dream"

"Stumbling on rocks and falling is a common issue! Rest awhile, then get up, dust off and keep going." ~Eileen Dielesen....the 'Woman with a Dream'

"The heart knows nothing of suffering...only the mind can think that the heart is broken. The heart is love...let it rule over the mind and be happy." ~Eileen Dielesen

"The work you do to remove the darkness in your own mind and Heart is the most powerful work you can do to change the world.....For as you change yourself.....your Heart begins to Light up every other Heart." ~Eileen Dielesen

"Your magnificence is always quietly singing its song in your heart. Let the song become so loud that the whole world will hear it and will sing it with you." ~Eileen Dielesen....the "Woman with a Dream"

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Catherine Ryan Hyde - kindness


"There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness." ~Catherine Ryan Hyde

John E. Monaco - kids

"Was their faith intrinsic, somehow instinctual? Did kids have knowledge of the big picture of their lives, that we adults, in our cynical, callous approach to all we deal with in everyday life, lacked? Did they possess the basic fundamental understanding of the eternity of the soul, which we adults had somewhere along the way unlearned?" ~By John E. Monaco, MD, Learning From My Tiny Pstients extracted from Inspiration Line

Michael Altshuler - time

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.” ~Michael Altshuler

Benjamin Carson Quotes

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” ~Ben Carson via My Renewed Mind

"You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can - prepare, pray and achieve - to make it happen." ~Benjamin Carson

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Irving Berlin - always

"Days may not be fair...
That's when I'll be there...
Not for just an hour, not for just a day,
Not for just a year but ... always.”
~Irving Berlin

St. John of the Cross - kingdom of heaven

"And I saw the river over which every soul must pass to reach the kingdom of Heaven. And the name of that river was suffering. And I saw the boat which carries souls across the river. And the name of that boat was Love." ~St. John of the Cross


"Canberra is the home of the Australian stories, where our national attractions hold and share the essence of Australia. Beyond the striking ‘house on the hill’ you’ll find experiences showcasing Australia’s history, culture and lifestyle. An array of stylish restaurants, bars, shops are close by and for those more adventurous, scenic natural surrounds await you." ~Your Life Choices

FUN FACT: "In 1959, the US Postal Service sucessfully delivered mail over 1000kms, from Virginia to Florida, with a cruise missile."

Fun Fact: "Male Redback spiders are not harmful to humans, they're also not very harmful to female Redbacks which often eat them."

Fun Fact: "On average, a lead pencil will write a line 50kms long, or write approximately 50,000 words, before it runs out."

Fun fact: Snails can sleep for over three years.

Fun fact: "The average cloud weighs about 500,000 kilograms."

(Not so) Fun Fact: "Time magazine chose Adolf Hitler as man of the year in 1938."

"When travelling and visiting new places it is sometimes difficult to know whether to be brave and tackle the destination yourself, or if you would be better off engaging a travel guide." ~YOURLifeChoices

Fun Fact: "Zero decibels is not silence – it’s just the quietest sound an average human can perceive." ~Fun Fact from Your Life Choices

"The Gold Coast may have a reputation for being all glitz and little substance, but the beauty of its hinterland, and the magnificence of Mount Tamborine, offer the chance to experience another side to this beachside destination.
'Take a walk on the quiet side.'"~Your Life Choices


"A politician and a statesman or woman are not the same thing. He/She must possess four critical qualities: A bedrock of principles, A moral compass, A vision, and The ability to build a consensus to achieve that vision. " ~Mitzy, Your Lfe's Choices, on M. Thatcher, 09/04/2013
Somewhere I read and recorded someone saying ...

"The modern politician put his "feelers" out to gauge the public mood; once he knows which way the wind is blowing, he shapes his message to give the people (taxpayers) what they want." ~Unattributed

"A statesman/woman believes in absolute truth and his moral compass is rooted in a sense of "absolute right" and "absolute wrong". He/she leads by moral authority and represents all that is best in his/her countrymen/woman". ~Unattributed

"The "Poll" tax was the straw that broke the camel's back." ~Mitzy (as above)

"War is Hell. Mens basic animal survival instincts rule. I've been there." ~Aaron on M Thatcher, Your Life's Choices, 11/04/2013

"We don't need World Government. We don't need the controlling government ..., we need Government of our people by the people, free and in our own free land. ...No mandate was given for this to happen." ~Sylvia, YLC, 09/04/2013

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Bliss Carman - indifference


“Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run." ~Bliss Carman

Earl Babbie - humanity

“What sets heroes aside from the rest of humanity is the willingness to assume a personal responsibility for public problems.” ~Earl Babbie from Inspiration Line


John Trudell Quotes

"Every human being is a raindrop. And when enough raindrops become clear and coherent they then become the power of the storm." ~John Trudell

"Everything that has ever happened to us is there to make us stronger." ~Jihn Trudell

"Historically speaking, we went from being Indians to pagans to savages to hostiles to militants to activists to Native Americans. Its five hundred years later and they still cant see us. We are still invisible." ~John Trudell

"No matter what they ever do to us, we must always act for the love of our people and the earth. We must not react out of hatred against those who have no sense." ~John Trudell

"Our bones, flesh and blood are made up of the metals, liquids and minerals of the earth and everything on this planet is made up of the same things. As humans we have being, so everything on the earth does too in our culture, because we are made of the same thing." ~John Trudell



John Trudell (born 15 February 1946) is an American author, poet, actor, musician, and former political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz. Wikipedia

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Sandi Krakowski - truest friends


"The truest friends are the people who don't walk out the door when life gets real hard. They actually pour some coffee and pull up a chair." ~Sandi Krakowski

Steve McQueen - goodbye

"Sometimes you have to say goodbye to the things you know and hello to the things you don't." ~Steve McQueen

Valery Satterwhite - perfect order


“Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not.” ~Valery Satterwhite

Kate De la Rue - beauty


"No other beauty can be greater than a woman whose confidence and strength exude from the inside." ~Kate De la Rue

(8 March 2014)

Jennifer James - peace of mind


"Each of us seeks peace of mind, but we sometimes fear that it means giving up excitement and ecstasy. Peace sounds like contentment, which sounds like settling, which sounds like letting the fire go out. Actually, peace of mind allows you to go more deeply into the world and consequently to experience more excitement and ecstasy. The fire burns brighter, fueled by awareness instead of anxiety." ~Jennifer James from Ups, Downs & Roundabouts

Stephanie Perkins - things


“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” ~Stephanie Perkins

Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes


"Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time." ~Mary Wollstonecraft

“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” ~Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

"Virtue can only flourish among equals." ~Mary Wollstonecraft

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Maureen Dowd - settle for less


“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” ~Maureen Dowd, syndicated newspaper columnist

Leslie Vernick - control


“When you give another person the power to define you, then you also give them the power to control you.” ~Leslie Vernick, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It


Kendall Lepitzki - DO IT RIGHT

"The thing about falling in love, is that you do it right, you never have to hit the ground." ~Kendall Lepitzki


Mark Buchanan - rest

"Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest." ~Mark Buchanan

Millie Knight - gate


"I can see the gate, when it passes me." ~Millie Knight, British, Fifteen-year-old skier (Sochi Paralympic 2014 - March)

Lupita Nyongo - compassion


"You can't rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul." ~Lupita Nyongo from Thyme and Again


Nicole Graham - transformation


"Butterflies represent transformation. They evolve from a caterpillar into a beautiful, wondrous being - much like a woman finding her inner goddess; her personal power." ~Nicole Graham from Ups, Downs & Roundabouts

Nancy Rainwater Quotes


"Design your life one decision at a time." ~Nancy Rainwater

"Let sleep be your friend - let all of your fears be swept away, leaving only love and hope for tomorrow." ~Nancy Rainwater

"Let the cleansing waters of time and love and peace and joy wash away your cares and your burdens." ~Nancy Rainwater

"Live your life from your Heart. It will never steer you in the wrong direction." -Nancy Rainwater

"Look for the good and positive in yourself, in your life, in the world around you. Encourage it, nurture it, expect it to grow!" ~Nancy Rainwater

"Perhaps if we are mindful of our breath at least once a day, then we can be aware that there is always hope … no matter what happens … no matter where we are in our lives." ~Nancy Rainwater

"The only place you can start is right where you are." ~Nancy Rainwater


"Peace in my Cells.
Calm for my Nervous system.
Love in my Heart.
Fire for my Spirit.
Joy within my Being.
Hope for my Life.

May it be so.
May it be so.
May it be so.
It is so."
~Nancy Rainwater


"Sometimes, all you need is a little peace and quiet. Give yourself that gift." ~Nancy Rainwater

"The Light you seek comes from within. That's where your answers abide, as well." ~Nancy Rainwater

"The moment that you can truly do something, change something, advance something, improve something ... is this moment, right here, right now. Healthy AND Wise." ~Nancy Rainwater

"Truly, there are pitfalls both in the past and in the future. We either regret or worry. Staying present in the here and now, while difficult sometimes, really is the place to be ... for happiness, for growth, for learning, for love, for peace .... The urge within me says, Celebrate this moment, every moment!" ~Nancy Rainwater

"You just can’t apologize for being you. Nor for your emotional self. Nor for your intellectual self. Nor for your spiritual self. Nor for your physical self. It’s all a part of who you are in this precise moment. Apologizing for any part of who you are signals that you don’t value who you are, and once that occurs, you have some work to do to get back to where you need to be in order to move on in life. Don’t believe those around you who make you feel like apologizing for who you are, either. Time to move on, in my opinion, if that is how they make you feel. Life is short, friends. Make changes in your life when YOU want to do so, but do it on your terms and in your time. Every piece of you is precious. Self-love and care are your first priorities, not the last. Don’t apologize for being you. I’m glad you are here. I hope you are, too." ~Nancy Rainwater

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Hannah Craner - behaviour


"Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behaviour does." ~~Hannah Craner


Fanny Brice - world


"Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be." ~Fanny Brice


“A letter is a soul, so faithful an echo of the speaking voice that to the sensitive it is among the richest treasures of love.” ~Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone.” ~Jeremy Taylor on Wealth

“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.” ~C. JoyBell C.

"Be patient with the guarded hearts in your life. They’re protecting a true treasure." ~Robyn Reisch

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime." ~Honore de Balzac

"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself." ~Henry Miller

“Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.” ~Anon

"Do not hide the treasures in your heart in fear that they will be stolen - instead share them and find they multiply." ~Thought for Today, UK

"Each facet of a diamond reflects light in its own way, just like each of our souls is a unique reflection of divine love." ~Robert Clancy

"Earth is our treasure not our dump." ~A.D. Williams

"Even flawed diamonds shine in their inherent brilliance when they seek the light." ~Robert Clancy on Seek the Light

“For me, charity is practical. It’s the ability to use one’s position of influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better." ~Simon Rowe

"Fortune and love favor the brave." ~Ovid

"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered." ~William Shakespeare

"Fortune is found when we take the time to unwrap the treasure right where we are." ~Gigi Galluzzo

"Fortune will always come in to a house with laughter." ~Anon

"He who knows he has enough is rich." ~Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

“He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.” ~Miguel de Cervantes

"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

“I spend my working life sifting for nuggets of gold, sometimes they take a bit of polishing, but often that’s the fun bit.” ~Andrew Hornery

"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme." ~Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

"Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield." ~Benjamin Franklin

"Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned." ~Emily Dickinson

"Never be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily." ~Anon

"Not to understand a treasure's worth till time has stole away the slighted good, is cause of half the poverty we feel, and makes the world the wilderness it is." ~~William Cowper

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.” ~Mary Jean Iron

"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 ‪LTL

"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

"Our treasure is where the beehives of our knowledge are.” ~from "On the Genealogy of Morals" by Friedrich Nietzsche

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"Stop searching the world for treasure, the real treasure is in yourself." ~Pablo Valle

"The best treasure is a caring heart." ~Leah C. Dancel

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." ~Chinese Proverb

"The greatest treasures cannot be held in your hands. They're held within your heart." -Disney Fairies

"The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too." ~Vincent van Gogh

"The mob may hiss me, but I congratulate myself while I contemplate my treasures in their hoard.” ~Anon on Proverb

"The people to truly treasure in your life are those who are always there for you...no matter what." ~Karen Salmansohn

"There is a treasure in each one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth." ~Anon

"There is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind." ~from Positive Outlooks

"Treasure this precious day and treasure yourself. Truly, neither will ever happen again." ~Ray Bradbury

"Treasure those who remain loyal during dark times." ~I. J. Smith

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." ~Thornton Wilder

“Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.” ~Alexander Pope

“With a keen appreciation for the immaterial treasures that bring us closer to God, let us continue to pursue an agenda for genuine change that will be for the best interest of our people. I hope that we cherish with fondness, love and gratitude the spiritual inheritance left by our ancestors and loved ones on their special day." ~President RR Duterte, 1 November 2016



“For Native Americans, mirrors were symbols of wealth and prestige." ~Edwin L. Wade, a specialist in native culture (Beyond Buckskin)

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.” ~Socrates

"Humans are the only animals that seek happiness with wealth." ~A.D. Williams

"I've concluded that wealth is a state of mind and anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.." ~Young

"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness." ~Thomas Jefferson

"Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can't listen to the music of the meadow or the symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things." ~Dale Carnegie

"Love leaves legacy. How you treated other people, not your wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth." ~Rick Warren

"People are the custodians of the world’s wealth; if you want them to hand some over to you, you have to be nice to people!" ~Stuart Wilde

"Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.” ~Socrates

"Produce so much wealth that society becomes free of wealth. Produce so much wealth that no one has to do anything dishonest: no theft, black marketeering or corruption." ~Osho

"The bright light of your soul is your wealth to share with the world." ~Christine Mary, Live a Happy Wise Life

"The truth is like a diamond--you do not see it on the surface of the earth; you have to dig to find it." ~Philippine Progressive Watch

"There is great poverty in the world and even greater inequity because behind every great wealth is a great crime. The super rich just don’t want to get caught how they do it." ~Joffre Balce

“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.”

"When humanity measures wealth by love, truth and wisdom we will all be rich." ~ A.D. Williams

"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost." ~Billy Graham

“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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"A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before." ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

"Accumulate riches, not for ourselves, but for future generations and for the life that comes after.” ~President RR Duterte, Nov 1, 2016

"As to the sufferers, whose sole inheritance was labor, and who had lost that inheritance; who could not get work, and consequently could not get wages, and consequently could not get bread; they were left to suffer on, perhaps inevitably left." ~Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

"Coin always makes sound but the currency notes are always silent. So when your value increases keep quiet." ~William Shakespeare

"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor." ~Benjamin Franklin

"Even flawed diamonds shine in their inherent brilliance when they seek the light." ~Robert Clancy

“Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.” ~Chinese Proverb

“Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.” ~Thomas Hood

"It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom." -Aristotle

"Money is a kind of poetry." ~Wallace Stevens

"Money is a magnet for blood sucking leeches." ~Umm Hurairah

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." ~William Shakespeare

"Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want." ~Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

“Oppression is often the consequence, but seldom or never the means of riches; and though avarice will preserve a man from being necessitously poor, it generally makes him too timorous to be wealthy.” ~Thomas Paine

"Real riches are the riches possessed inside." ~B. C. Forbes

“Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us." ~Louisa May Alcott, Little Men, 1871

“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” ~H L Mencken

"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. " ~Thomas Jefferson

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own." ~Benjamin Disraeli

"Valuable friends will bring more richness to your life than valuable things." ~A.D. Williams

“What greater delight is there than to behold the earth apparelled with plants as with a robe of embroidered works, set with Orient pearls and garnished with the great diversities of rare and costly jewels. But these delights are in the outward senses. The principle of delight is in the mind, singularly enriched with the knowledge of these visible things, setting forth to us the invisible wisdom and admirable workmanship of almighty God.” ~John Gerard

"Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody." ~Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

"Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them." -Russel Conwell

"Your priorities, passions, goals, and fears are shown clearly in the flow of your money." ~Dave Ramsey

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Tom Hiddleston - two lives

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one." ~Tom Hiddleston

Dan Zadra - journey of life

"Don’t “GO” through life, “GROW’ through life. Realize the journey of life is not about being right or pretending to know it all. It’s about learning and growing every step of the way. What have you learnt about yourself on your journey?" ~Dan Zadra

Sir David Martin Quotes

'Excellence is a respectable goal. Competition is vital." ~Sir David Martin, on determination and achieving your goals.

"Success is not a dirty word, particularly if success in high places is achieved honorably." ~Sir David Martin, on determination and achieving your goals.

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Lupita Nyong'o - flower


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

Eva Burrows - family


"In family life, love is ... the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony." ~Eva Burrows

High Aldwin - universe

"Magic is the bloodstream of the universe. Forget all you know, or think you know. All that you require is your intuition." ~High Aldwin


Leah C. Dancel - rocks


"Be courageous as you always have been. No need of putting on a brave face. Just be yourself and don't forget to Smile. The world is wide and has a lot to offer. You are a carefree soul. Don't get confined in a cage of emotional abuse. You have your own flaws and you never hide them. You only showed and expressed what you needed to express, right or wrong." ~ZP, 21 August 2014

"Life's road would never be without rocks in whatever forms, sizes and purposes they signify or represent." ~Leah C. Dancel, 26 February 2014

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Paul Friedman - habits

"Don't put off your happiness by putting off the hard work of self improvement. You will find the hard work a lot easier than the burden of past bad habits." ~Paul Friedman

Isaac Watts - Psalm 126

"The Lord can clear the darkest skies
Can give us day for night.
Make drops of sacred sorrow rise
To rivers of delight.” ~Isaac Watts (Psalm 126)

Swinburne -spring

"Blossom by blossom spring begins." ~Swineburne

Mindful Wishes - children


"When we listen to what our children have to say and show them that we value their opinion, we teach them that what they have inside...a voice of their own, an imagination, a point of view, a perspective that is relevant to them...is valuable and valued. Just like them!Help them know their worth." ~Mindful Wishes, FB

Quotes on MIRACLES

"A miracle occurs every time you share a smile." ~Robert Clancy

"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug." ~Patricia Neal

"A strong and positive attitude creates more miracles than any other thing, because life is 10 percent how you make it and 90 percent how you take it." ~Anon

"Every moment of light and dark is a miracle." ~Walt Whitman

"Gratitude is the miracle cure for every moment of dis-ease. It is the fastest way to dissolve anxiety, to heal disappointment, to replace negativity with positivity. It is the connecting energy to God." ~Donald Neale Walsch

"Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles." ~Samuel Smiles

"I allow myself to rest and relax to make room for many more new ‪miracles‬." ~Emmanuel Dagher

“I discovered the miracle that all things that sound are music, including the dishes and silverware in the dishwasher, as long as they fulfill the illusion of showing us where life is heading.” ~from LIVING TO TELL THE TALE by Gabriel García Márquez

"I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles." ~Patrick Swayze

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change." ~Gautama Buddha

"If you don't believe in miracles, you will see none." ~A.D. Williams

"Loving ourselves creates a life of joy and fulfillment. Mirror work can help you learn to love yourself, and when you do, the abundance will flow. Let the love for yourself bring miracles into your life." ~Louise Hay

"Miracles are instantaneous, they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments and to those who least expect them." ~Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980)

"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." ~Wayne Dyer

"Miracles happen to only those who believe in them." ~Bernard Berenson

"Miracles seem to rest, not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from far off, but upon our perceptions being made finer so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear that which is about us always." ~Willa Cather

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

“Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible." ~Rumi

"People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on earth is the real miracle." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Seeing a miracle will inspire you, but knowing you are a miracle will change you."~Deborah Brodie

“Somewhere, right now, a miracle is happening.” ~Anon

"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

"The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth." ~Chinese Proverb

"The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have." ~Leonard Nimoy

"The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world." ~Anon

"The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to seeing them that we call them ordinary things." ~Hans Christian Andersen

"We have been looking for the burning bush, the parting of the sea, the bellowing voice from heaven. Instead we should be looking at the ordinary day-to-day events in our lives for evidence of the miraculous." ~M. Scott Peck

"When two sides rally around a common goal, the human spirit takes over and miracles happen." ~Rafael Alunan III, 26 July 2017

"Where there is great love there are always miracles." ~Willa Cather

"You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle." ~Paulo Coelho

"You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you can realize that your life is the miracle." ~Robert Brault

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Julie Parker Quotes

"Everything in this world has a song, its own tone, its own rhythm, its own music. Everything has its place and its purpose. When we are in harmony with our own song, we are in harmony with the world." ~Julie Parker

"Everything you do makes a difference. So choose the difference you wish to make and act with this intention." ~Julie Parker, Heart and Soul matters

"I have faith in myself and my life. I honour the wisdom of my soul." ~Julie Parker
"In the space between each thought,
may you know your greatness,
the vast nature of your Being.

In the space between each breath,
may you feel the immense depth of your Soul,
and know yourself to be Love."
~Julie Parker, Heart and Soul matters


"Love does not find you,
nor do you find love.
Love is ever present...
When you are willing to open, to risk,
to adventure, to live with authenticity -
then the power of Love flows through you."
~Julie Parker, Heart and Soul matters
"Sometimes we make the right choice for the wrong reason,
And sometimes we make the wrong choice for the right reason.
In truth, there is no wrong or right, only choice...
All of it is a lesson, which brings us to where we need to be,
For what we need to learn." ~Julie Parker


Love lights our way through the darkness.
Love keeps us safe through the storm.
Love opens us to new beginnings.
Love is the glow of emerging dawn.
~Julie Parker


"Out beyond the fear, anger, pain and denial,
Lies a field of possibility.
Beyond this a world of Love.
I will meet you there..." ~Julie Parker


"Perfection doesn't make a true musician but determination and passion!" ~Julie Parker

"Sometimes we need to sink to the depths to know how to swim to the light." ~Julie Parker

"There are hundreds of languages in this world and one transcends all, the language of love." ~Julie Parker


"We experience challenges in order to learn and grow.
To evolve into people who are able to Be Love
No matter what we face." ~Julie Parker

"What part of you is dying, in order to just survive? It is this very part you must ignite to really come alive." ~Julie Parker

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John O'Callaghan - blueprint

"It's alright to do things the way you want. There is no map to life, no blueprints to survival, you can create your world day by day if you have a clear vision and an unwillingness to give up." ~John O'Callaghan (B&P)

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero - love

"Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young." ~Sir Arthur Wing Pinero