"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

12/31/15

Michael Fiore Quotes


"Big things always have small beginnings." ~Michael Fiore

"No matter what stage in a relationship you are in, none of us are immune to having feelings of insecurity, neediness, and fear taking over in the relationship." ~Michael Fiore

"Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say." ~Michael Fiore

"One day you'll kiss someone and know those are the lips you want to kiss for the rest of your life." ~Michael Fiore

"Regret is a dark room." ~Michael Fiore

"The best love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time." ~Michael Fiore

"The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your flaws, mistakes, and weaknesses and still thinks you're
completely amazing." ~Michael Fiore

"The goal is to laugh forever with someone you take seriously." ~Michael Fiore

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Healing Path Recovery - lighten one's burden

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." ~from the Healing Path Recovery

Ronda Rousey - pressure

“I’ve been through so much that there isn’t much left that can scare me. I’ve felt the most pain that I could feel, and I’ve felt the most pressure that I could feel and there’s nothing else left. And I believe that I’m capable of doing anything.” ~Ronda Rousey

Leslie Samuel - education

"They say GET an education. I say CREATE your education. There's a HUGE difference." ~Leslie Samuel

Ranjana Srivastava Quotes


"... accounts of soaring humanity compete with sorry laments. A daughter bans her mother from lunch by text message. A son puts his reluctant father into a nursing home so the family can go to Europe. An adult locates his father and turns his back on his adoptive parents." ~Ranjana Srivastava

"We cured your mother's cancer, but your love fixed her broken heart." ~Ranjana Srivastava

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Archie Bland - person

"...knowing real things about a person, discovering the idiosyncrasies of their weirdness, will probably only make you like them more." ~Archie Bland (Guardian Australia)

Julie Corby - time

"Something that can never be taken for granted in life is, time." ~Julie Corby

12/30/15

Hunter S. Thompson - The Edge


"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over." ~Hunter S Thompson

"The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs." ~Hunter S. Thompson

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Cyndi Campbell - Peace and Happiness

"So many times people who are single find peace and happiness... People who are in a relationship often did it for the right reason but some how it changed... The love is still there but the in love has been replaced with routine or neglect ... Humans seek what they need... If you are in a relationship be sure to check on your partner, make them feel desired....That is a two way piece.. Communicate.. Don't have them seek what they once had in you.. People think it's easy to choose but often times ... People loved where they are and did try to reach out only to be turned away... Don't be surprised by the end results... Save what you have in front of you... Or leave... Peace and happiness shouldn't be taken for granted." ~Cyndi Campbell

MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: from Ralph Waldo Emerson on Companion

“Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

12/29/15

Deborah King Quotes


"Don't be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others." ~Deborah King

"Intuition often appears as a small quiet voice of wisdom in your head." ~Deborah King

"Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder." ~from Deborah King

"Quiet your mind, and the soul will speak." ~Deborah

"Some see a weed, some see a wish." ~from Deborah King

“Stay away from people who make you feel like you are hard to love.” ~Deborah King

"Unless you're living in your truth, you're slowly killing yourself." ~Deborah King

"Take a second and think about how blessed you are." ~Deborah King

“When you love and laugh abundantly you live a beautiful life”. ~Deborah King

"You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back." ~Deborah King

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Katherine S. White - mind's eye

"... there are for many of us three gardens - the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." ~Katherine S. White

12/28/15

Dale Chihuly - Glass

“Glass has the ability, more than any other material, to bring joy and a certain happiness to people.” ~Dale Chihuly

12/26/15

MY BEST PICK For TODAY : Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

12/25/15

HAPPY NEWS


Happy News to conclude my 2015: Congratulations to my daughter Lily on her engagement to JPC today!

12/23/15

MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: Kindness

"Kindness creates a magic that can only be matched by the enchantment you bestow upon the world with your beautiful heart." ~Robert Clancy

12/22/15

Our Daily Bread - open heart

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

Dorothy Koomson - feelings

"Feelings aren't like thoughts, they can't be changed at will." ~Dorothy Koomson

12/21/15

Peter McWilliams - power

"The amount of power freed by telling yourself you no longer choose to put energy into something can be remarkable. Be prepared for extra energy." ~Peter McWilliams

Mike Yankoski - simple kindness

"Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realise is that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someome who is stuck in a desolate place." ~Mike Yankoski

Emma Magenta - obligation

"You're under no obligation to diminish yourself to make others more comfortable." ~Emma Magenta

12/20/15

A Special Feature: Romance by Surf Reyes

"Romance ... It's not a place...it's not a dream. Nor is it exclusive to the blissful relationship of a man and a woman made one in love. It is the very dance of life itself...in sunrises and sunsets, in the pulsing firefly stars in the night-sky, in the stretching of grass, the fragrance of blooming flowers flirting with the flying flowers, in the reflection of the universe in the dewdrop clinging to a leaf in the morning mist...it is in the awesome poetry of the living oneness of all in love all around us!" ~Surf Reyes

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: loving-kindness

"We restore the holiness of the world through our loving-kindness and compassion. Everyone participates. It is a collective task. Every act of loving-kindness, no matter how great or small, repairs the world. All those ever born have shared this collective work since the beginning of time." ~Rachel Naomi Remen

Pablo Valle Quotes


"Regardless of sunshine or rain, be thankful for another great day and treat life as the ULTIMATE Gift…because it is!" ~Pablo Valle

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

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Josh Cox - creation

"Everything is created twice: First a mental creation then a physical creation. Dreams don't just come true; they're created, planned and earned." ~Josh Cox, Twitter

Prince Harry - gaping hole

"I knew there would always be a gaping hole that could never be filled." ~Prince Harry, During a moving speech at the opening of Mamohato Children's Centre in Lesotho, Africa, (Prince Harry described how hard it was to have his mom snatched away so suddenly, and when he was so young, 2015)

12/18/15

Leah C. Dancel - on TRAVEL

"Traveling makes me gain back my confidence. It gives me more opportunity to appreciate other cultures: people, food and their own natural gifts of beauty surrounding them. It helps broaden my mind how much we can learn from each other. The friendliness and kindness of strangers overwhelmed me most. The discovery that my friends whom I did not see for decades or lost contact with are still around and very much willing to embrace me as I am. Above all, as I dedicate this journey in praise to Him above, I cannot deny how much blessed I am." ~Leah C. Dancel, A Long Road To Fredom, 14 April - 2 May 2013 (Visited Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dallas, Texas, Lago Vista, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Duncanville, Texas, Loma Linda, California, Reno, Nevada, Sta. Clara, California and many other beautiful places of point of interests).

Lucy Gulle Quotes


"Good health is all I need after all our health is our wealth when no one really cares." ~Lucy Gulle

"If we have truckloads of money, our calls to our love ones will never left unanswered and visit and call time will be frequent. Friends and families and enemies alike will gravitate around us." ~Lucy Gulle

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12/17/15

Christine Mary - bright light

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

Andy C's Proverbs


"Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.‪" ~Andy C's Proverb‬

"Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich." ~from Andy C's Proverb

"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.‪" ~Proverb‬

"Thought is the blossom; language is the bud; action is the fruit behind." ~Andy C's Proverbs

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Belva Plain - netted birds

"How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!" ‪~‬Belva Plain

12/16/15

Kerrie Keen Shoesmith - grandchildren

"I just want my grandchildren to be confident and to know that they are loved whether they achieve amazing things or are just kind little people who will never achieve great heights. For them to care about others is so much more important to me than to teach academic brilliance." ~Kerrie Keen Shoesmith, FB

Rebecca Wilson Quotes


"I will raise “children” not “little egos”, and I am going to devote my life to teaching them how to learn, not how to be the centre of attention. From that they’ll surely find a way to enjoy their lives, as they will just keep learning until they find something they love." ~Rebecca Wilson

"My sense of achievement is in building self-empowered little people into bigger people that can enjoy being a normal part of society rather than needing to have them as the star of every show." ~Rebecca Wilson, publisher and founder of Starts at Sixty

"The reality is that while you can have a wonderful life over 60, there are some things that can put the brakes on your plans or lifestyle." ~Starts at 60

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Hallmark - power of language

"If you ever doubt the power of language, listen more closely. Witness the magic the first time someone whispers "i love you." Watch a woman put on head phones, close her eyes, and have her life changed by a lyric. See a bad moment flipped upside down by a well timed joke. Words propel us, empower us, make us human and more than human. We constantly struggle to say what we mean and mean what we say. To "wrestle with words and meanings." that's what t.s. eliot calls it. But as we whisper and shout, stutter and spin, we create order out of the chaos around us. We are built of words, and we live by them, too." ~Hallmark

Sobriety By The Grace Of God - my worth

"I can't make people value me. All I can do is show them who I am, what I feel, and what I believe in. It is up to them to realize my worth." ~Sobriety By The Grace Of God

Beyond Affirmations - watch your health

"Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then watch your health and life improve." ~Beyond Affirmations

Carl Rogers - on learning

"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned to learn and change." ~Carl Rogers

Sidney Howard - on decision

"One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it." ~Sidney Howard

12/13/15

Helen Proctor - animal

"It shouldn’t matter whether the animal in question is fluffy, scaly or feathery, or lives in our home. What really matters is whether the animal can feel." ~Helen Proctor, Sentience Manager.

Today's INSPIRATIONAL: Jacqueline Schiff


"Be true to the light that is deep within you. Hold on to your joy for life. Keep good thoughts in your mind and good feelings in your heart. Keep love in your life , and you will find the love and light in everyone.

Be giving , forgiving , patient , and kind. Have faith in yourself. Be your own best friend , and listen to the voice that tells you to be your best self.

Be true to yourself in the paths that you choose. Follow your talents and passions ; don't take the roads others say you must follow because they are the most popular.

Take the paths where your talents will thrive - the ones that will keep your spirits alive with enthusiasm and everlasting joy.

Most of all , never forget that there is no brighter light than the one within you. Keep on being true to yourself. Keep shining your light on others so they will have a reason to smile. Follow your inner light to your own personal greatness , and remember that you are admired and loved just as you are." ~Jacqueline Schiff

Source: Positive Thoughts

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Naguib Mahfouz - clever and wise

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." ~Naguib Mahfouz

Nicole Hollander- world without (m)en(d)

"Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women." ~Nicole Hollander

MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: James Joyce

"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." ~James Joyce

12/12/15

Christopher Barzak Quotes


"Don't ever put your happiness in someone else's hands. They'll drop it. They'll drop it every time." ~Christopher Barzak

"Sometimes you just gotta be there for yourself no matter what is happening in the busy world around you." ~Christopher Barzak

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Paul Cezanne Quotes


"Right now a moment of time is passing by! We must become that moment." ~Paul Cezanne

"Time and reflection change the sight little by little 'till we come to understand." ~Paul Cezanne

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Augusto Cury - people

"Sensitive people suffer more, but they love more and dream more." ~Augusto Cury

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: decimating population

"Coal consumption will definitely alleviate hunger by gradually decimating the population of the world; the dead feel no hunger so there'll be less mouths to feed." ~Zema Chulio, Guardian Australia

Mark Caine - planning

"Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous." ~Mark Caine

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12/10/15

ShiShi Rea-Dancel - marriage

"No marriage is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together." ~ShiShi Rea-Dancel, FB

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: the work of your hands

"I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not hated and shunned by all mankind? You, my creator, would tear me to pieces, and triumph; remember that, and tell me why I should pity man more than he pitied me? You would not call it murder if you could precipitate me into one of those ice-rifts, and destroy my frame, the work of your own hands." ~Frankenstein's monster addresses Frankenstein - his creator - on a snow-covered mountainside

Sarah Haynes - commercialising education

"I don’t know how to run a school but it seems to me that today’s schools are being run more and more like businesses, where everything becomes financially motivated, where more value is placed on those who provide good publicity or financial benefits." ~Sarah Haynes, Ravenswood Girls High, 2015 School Captain speech December 3, 2015

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12/9/15

L. C. Barclay - love yourself

"Learn to love yourself first instead of loving the idea of others loving you." ~L.C. Barclay

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Stieg Larsson - Friendship

"Friendship, is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual." ~Stieg Larsson

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: God works through People

"God can provide jobs.and a home. But He works through people. We are His hands and feet and heart here in the world. This woman obeyed God. How often do we hear His voice and ignore it, therefore losing our blessing and causing others to lose theirs." ~Carrol Dye on Homeless Boys and a Good Samaritan

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Ruth St. Denis - message and song

"We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds." ~Ruth St. Denis

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12/8/15

Kim Jones - culture

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"Today’s culture is so externally focused, that often we neglect the health of our inner world. Embark on the oldest human adventure and dive deep into your inner life today..." ~Kim Jones

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Flood Enters Our Home

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From My Favourite Deep Thinker

"Sometimes floodwaters enter our homes, sometimes they enter our lives, soaking, wiping all that we take for granted—our social beliefs, our skillsets, our place in hierarchy of things, our access to resources, our relationships, everything. We are forced to evacuate structures we called home — that which IS and WILL BE— and find ourselves in the relief camps of life. Here we sit stunned by loss, with uncertain days and bewildering tomorrows, at the mercy of strangers and systems beyond our control. Here we sit as refugees from hope, haunted by a yearning for better days.

Here we discover the other side of the world, that which always was. Like the shadow of silence between our words -- emptied of meaning, emptied of intention.

Only some of us get to return home. For others, we have to learn the art of making sea our home." ~Bhavana Nissima

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Quotes on JUSTICE


"A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist." ~Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

"...... Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice. Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor and be in readiness for the conflict: for it is better for us to perish in the battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our alter. As the will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be." ~Sir Winston Churchill

"In the end we must remember that no amount of rules or their enforcement will defeat those who struggle with justice on their side." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the 50th anniversary of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), Geneva, Switzerland, 19 May 1988 LTL‬

"Justice requires confronting injustice. Humanity requires confronting inhumanity." ~Joffre Balce

"Let love and justice flow like a mighty stream. Let peace fill the earth as water fills the sea." ~Torah

"No social justice without historical justice. No human rights unless there is association in equality. The struggle of the First Peoples of Australia is the struggle of all oppressed peoples." ~Joffre Balce

"Peace will not come out of a clash of arms, but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The first requisite of civilization is that of justice." ~Sigmund Freud

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"True warriors for social justice will never bow to masters responsible -- either by complicity or participation -- for social injustices and inequality in the application of rights in the world, regardless of what realpolitik presents as an excuse." ~Joffre Balce

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RELATED QUOTES

"Equality and fairness are at the heart of the rule of law." ~Imelda Deinla

"Every unlawful physical injury that is inflicted on an OFW is an injury that I personally bear as the head of this Republic." ~PRRD, February 2018

"I always look at justices as the PARAGONS of legal minds and I'm always in awe whenever I read their decisions. To me, the Supreme Court is an institution of excellence and discipline." ~Rik Perez-Escudero (March 2018)

“Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.” ~Theodore Parker, Ten Sermons of Religion, 1853

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12/7/15

Robert Cecil - solitude

"Solitude shows us what we should be; Society shows what we are." ~Robert Cecil

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Olivia Lichtenstein Quotes


"Grief, it turns out, is grief, however you cut it and comparing readings for pet grief as opposed to human grief on the griefometer serves little purpose. It’s still the same familiar ache that swells from gullet to gut and fills the entire chest cavity, which only that old cliché time can heal." ~Olivia Lichtenstein from Why dead pets matter - article

"Pets, they say, are good for children as they teach them about life and death and prepare them for the inevitable human event in the future." ~Olivia Lichtenstein

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Ted Hughes Quotes


“That's the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they're suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That's why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster.” ~Ted Hughes

"The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all." ~Ted Hughes from LLF

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MY BEST PICK FOR TODAY: Precious Gift

"Each and every day on earth is a precious gift. Rise each morning knowing this, and your day will feel precious." ~A.D. Williams

Donald Van De Mark - choice

"The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting." ~Donald Van de Mark from Living Life Fully

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12/6/15

Abe Nuok - on humanity

"They don't want to understand, they fail to see the desperation." ~Abe Nuok, Refugee and Slam Poet

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Hitopadesa - greatness

"Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down." ~Hitopadesa

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Lord Bacon - on humility

"The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it." ~Lord Bacon

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Tay Hohoff - cat


"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” ~Tay Hohoff

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Krista Willams - forgive

"The most courageous thing you may ever do is forgive those who have hurt you the most." ~Krista Williams

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Matthieu Ricard - on perception

"Whenever you perceive any feeling, whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, simply embrace it with your awareness. Feel the breeze passing on your face or the point of contact of your feet with the ground. If the feeling is pleasant, simply be aware of its pleasantness; if it is unpleasant, be aware of its unpleasantness. In the latter case, the sheer awareness of the unpleasantness replaces the reaction of repulsion that usually takes place. If you experience a diffuse feeling of your inner organs, concentrate on that. You may also concentrate on some parts of the body where you may not have any particular sensation at the moment, like your forehead or ears. Become aware of the subtle sense of their presence. Finally, try to investigate the very nature of sensations. Aren’t they just movements of the mind? Isn’t it the same awareness that perceives them all, without being affected by them?" ~Matthieu Ricard
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Alex Woodard Quotes


"The only way you can truly hear is to be very quiet. All the answers are there in that stillness, in the quiet." by Alex Woodard - For The Sender

"To allow each moment to unfold on its own will reveal beauty unimagined." ~Alex Woodard

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12/3/15

Sara June Parker - sunset and rainbow

"May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down." ~Sara June Parker

William B. Sprague - strike it hot

"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." ~William B. Sprague

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche - Dimension of being

"Our agitation, conflicts, and habits can be a doorway to another dimension of being." ~Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Quotes on HEAVEN, HORIZON and SKIES


"A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea." ~1 Kings 18:44

"A star can only be inspired to shine that much brighter when the night is darkest." ~Robert Clancy

"A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky - unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder." ~Susan Orlean

"All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates, hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God's eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to always seem the best."-John Muir

“And heaven had wanted one immortal song.” ~John Dryden on Songs

"Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness."~Henri Frederic Amiel

"Climbing a mountain may bring you closer to heaven’s light; helping others overcome their mountains makes you become heaven’s light." ~Robert Clancy

"Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God." ~Honore de Balzac

“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” ~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” ~William Shakespeare,Romeo and Juliet

“Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.” ~Jon Krakauer (from Chicken Soup for the Soul)

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ~Anton Chekhov

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit. There's footprints on the moon." ~Paul Brandt

"Do you see how beautiful the sky looks from here? Wait 'til you see how beautiful the earth looks from there." ~RJ Nieto

"‪Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits." ~Fulton Sheen

"Even if the sky has fallen down upon you, you’ll still have a piece of heaven at your feet." ~Robert Clancy on Hope

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman

"Every phase of our life belongs to us. The moon does not, except in appearance, lose her first thin, luminous curve, nor her silvery crescent, in rounding to her full. The woman is still both child and girl, in the completeness of womanly character." ~Lucy Larcom

"Every sweet-scented rose tells from its heart the secrets of heaven and earth." ~Rumi

"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody." ~Mark Twain

"Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up someone's life - but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour?" ~Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

"He turns not back who is bound to a star." ~Leonardo Da Vinci

"Heaven becomes more perfect as more people enter it… Each new addition strengthens the fabric and joins others more closely.” ~Emanuel Swedenborg, Last Judgment 12

"Heaven grant us patience with a man in love." ~Rudyard Kipling

"Heaven never helps the man who will not act." ~Sophocles

"Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water." ~Christopher Morley

"I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings." -Gustave Flaubert

"I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could." ~ Evel Knievel

"I hope I never get tired of the night sky, of thunderstorms, of watching galaxies, of making my cream coffee. I hope I never grow to be someone who can no longer see the small beautiful things." ~Word Porno, FB

"I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars." ~Jacqueline Cochran

"I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky." ~Anton Chekhov

“I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.’” ~Buzz Aldrin

"If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” ~Robert Browning

"In the light of eternity we shall see that what we desired would have been fatal to us, and that what we would have avoided was essential to our well-being." ~Fenelon

"It's like a finger pointing to the moon... Don't concentrate on the finger, because you will miss all the heavenly glory..." ~Bruce Lee (Enter the Dragon)

"It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion." ~Southey

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." ~Theodore Roosevelt

"Life is a series of ups and downs. As we pause from a long tiring Journey: Here, we find time to see our surroundings. Sometimes, we feel we are all alone. No one to hold our hands when we are down. But as we pause and ponder: even the trees and stars are reminding us dearly — 'Do not be afraid!'" ~Rado Gatchalian

"Light is more beautiful when it has to fight to be noticed, light sunlight fighting through the clouds after a rainstorm." ~Anon

"Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed." ~Indra Devi

"Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest." ~Eleanor Farjeon

"Love is like all the stars in the heavens. The beautiful light it creates reaches every corner of the universe." ~Robert Clancy

"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." ~Socrates

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien,The Lord of the Rings

"Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Old stars fade away but new stars take their place and shine ever so brightly!" ~Jovybev Aquino

"On earth, money is the power. In heaven, love is the power." ~ A.D. Williams

"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." ~Jules Renard

"Only from the heart can you touch the sky." ~Rumi

"Our mind is like a cloudy sky: in essence clear and pure, but overcast by clouds of delusions. Just as the thickest clouds can disperse, so, too, even the heaviest delusions can be removed from our mind." ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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

"Skyscapes and hidden places have the magical power to energize your soul." ~George Daniel Anos

"Some people are like clouds, when they disappear it's a brighter day." ~Arthur Gabriele

"Sometimes I look at the clouds and get the feeling that someone is staring back at me." ~Mountain Wisdom

“Stay Light! Angels always win every battle against darkness, because their weapon of choice is light.” ~Robert Clancy

"The best way to experience heaven is to spend time with Mother Nature." ~A.D. Williams

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise." ~Maya Angelou

“The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” ~Confucius

"The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it." ~Augustus Hare

"The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities." ~Khalil Gibran

"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven." ~John Milton

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

"The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates for life in the solar system; what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork." ~Walter Lang

"The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty." ~Lyndon B. Johnson

"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

"The moon reflected in the water is not the real moon, but still it has tremendous beauty; and if the waters of your mind are silent, then the moon reflected in those waters is exactly the same." ~Osho

"The moon rose above the canopy and a dreamy mist swirled around our knees as we danced, fingers entwined and hearts in sync with the universe; just a prince and his princess, a boy and a girl, learning to love in a beautiful world.” ~ Aishabella Sheikh, Entwined

"The pilot and the Vice-pilot are responsible for each other's role, and they have the best of the sky, and they are safe in the sky." ~Boeing 767 Kaneko, Japan Air Lines (JAL), FB, May 25, 2017

"The sky is a canvas, so paint your own life." ~Jada Berglund

"The sky was clear—remarkably clear—and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse." ~Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

"The star dies, but the light never dies; such also is the cry of freedom." ~Nikos Kazantzakis

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

"The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us." ~Dennis Banks

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands." ~Henry Ellis

"The sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light, While it's here is up to us." ~Alexandra Elle

"The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies." ~Anon

"The word 'escape' comes forward, a channel leading you to freedom, a sky promising a fabulous future, a fantasy alien landscape to escape into." ~Gary Hayes, Sunrise at Bombo photo, 29 June 2014

"There is only one path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love." ~Anon

"Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other." ~Sojourner Truth

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven." ~Karen Sunde

“…To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly … to listen to stars and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart; await occasions, hurry never … this is my symphony.” ~ William Henry Channing, Memoir of William Henry Channing,1886

"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~Rabindranath Tagore

"Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness."
~Khalil Gibran

"Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star." ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the
universe in a glass of rain." ~Ihab Hassan

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

“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…” ~John Lennon

"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

"We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds." ~Ruth St. Denis

"We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes." ~A.B. Alcott

"What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly." ~Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

"When the Earth has fallen to dust and the last star in heaven ceases to shine, love will remain…forever." ~Robert Clancy

"When the sun takes its final breath just before its last rays drop below the horizon, let all the twinkling stars in heaven remind you that the light of hope will never leave your side."—Robert Clancy

"Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand?...Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light....There you go . . . That was easy!" ~Vera Nazarian

"Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?" ~Leo Buscaglia

"You could set out to write your name in the stars, but you’ll have a much grander time painting the world with your heart." ~Robert Clancy

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~E.E. Cummings

HORIZON

"As we look out upon the horizon of our own problems, may we not despair. May we have hope through the certainty of our faith in the One Man—Jesus, our God and Savior." ~Randy Kilgore

“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
~Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi ~
The Essential Rumi

"Reading something unfamiliar widens our horizon." ~Alex Umali

"Reality is like the horizon...
always there -- far away,
inaccessible,
yet approachable.
And always, always -- changing."
~Carlos S Bueno

"The horizon is out there somewhere if you just keep looking for it, chasing it, and working for it." ~Bob Dole

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." ~Alexander Supertramp


VERSE

"Friendship with trees: true and pure,
One beautiful day from spring to summer.
Let yourself be free and spread your wings,
Keep calm and she will take you to heaven."
~Rado Gatchalian, short poem

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Robert Rauschenberg - world

"There is no reason not to consider the world as one gigantic painting." ~Robert Rauschenberg

Dagobert D. Runes - thinker

"Hesitancy in judgment is the only true mark of the thinker." ~Dagobert D. Runes

Juan Montoya - fantasy

"A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy." ~Juan Montoya

John Assaraf - truth

"The truth is, no matter what your current circumstances, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it." ~John Assaraf

Betsy Brown Braun - moral fiber

"The plain truth is that honesty is critical to the moral fiber of every individual. Experts agree that people who are honest feel better about themselves. They are able to enjoy stronger friendships, are more successful in school and in other pursuits and, in the long run, have deeper, happier marriages. It is from honesty that so many other desirable traits spring forth." ~Betsy Brown Braun

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12/1/15

John Francis - gratitude

"We can have all that we need, but without gratitude we will never have enough and will always want more." ~John Francis Phd

Maddy Malhotra - voice

“The most influential and frequent voice you hear is your inner-voice. It can work in your favor or against you, depending on what you listen to and act upon.” ~Maddy Malhotra

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

"Never live." ~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

“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.” ~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

“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.” ~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

"Strength is when you have so much to cry for but you prefer to smile instead." ~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 eyes are useless when the mind is blind." ~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 slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none." ~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

"This is the secret of successful persons: Endurance by faith and in faith which comes through understanding and knowledge." ~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

"To understand the human mind, understand self-deception." ~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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