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Friday, August 22, 2014

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Life of Storms


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me
- Psalm 23

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass,
you live more richly those moments.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us,
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation: I walk today's march with courage.
I create today as my celebration of life.


Further reading: Serenity in Times of Crisis

The Storm of Life

Pragmatism (The Serenity Prayer)

Strength in the Eye Of The Storm

The Power of Stillness

Life only appears to be rushing toward us

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Unbending


A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu


Read the Aesop fable The Oak and the Reeds

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is...
The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales


Today's affirmation:
I practice non-resistance.
I accept the wisdom of God
in creating the world exactly as it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Hold on... Joyfully

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Choosing to Love Life

The River of Life

Enjoy the Journey

Life is Love

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Only Today


Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured,
it may never arrive.
Mountains will not be climbed, races won,
or lasting happiness achieved.
- Maurice Chevalier

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

YOU make a difference to the world.
Act on your dreams today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Cherish This Moment

Take Action Today

The First Day

Mastering Time

Later is Never

Do It Now



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Cherish the Whimsey


You're only given a little spark of madness.
You mustn't lose it.
- Robin Williams

The moment you start seeing life as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life, of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is your day to
smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat,
and dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Do Something Crazy

Make Time For Yourself

Today is Your Day (my whole poem)

Life is too important to be taken seriously


Monday, August 18, 2014

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Rekindling the Light


Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
- Jeremy Taylor

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Your world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
The more love that is given, the more love returns.
The more a helping hand is given, the more hands
are strengthened and empowered to help.
We can help each other to all be winners.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Pay It Forward

A Little Help from My Friends

Zero-Based Gratitude

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Feeling Blessed

Our Light

Your Brother


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