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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Step Forward


Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen: ...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton


Today's affirmation:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Take Charge of Your Life - 9 Secrets For Getting Un-Stuck

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

Later is Never

One More Step

Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Failure

Begin Today

Courage

Live Life to the Fullest

Time Flies

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Bright Side


Every cloud has a silver lining.
- Anonymous proverb

Count your blessings - not your troubles.
- Dale Carnegie

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that
you can stay on the bright side of things until the
bright side actually comes along.
- Allen Klein

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Be Grateful for All of Life:
Each of us has been infinitely blessed - beginning with the gift of life.
Whatever may appear to be missing or broken on any particular day,
our glass is not half full, it is 99.9% full.
 - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
- from 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

Further reading: Anne Frank - Optimism among Suffering

Zero-Based Gratitude

Bad Job, Tough Times

How To Cope When Bad Things Happen

Be Grateful

Be Positive

Optimism

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Our Shared Humanity


Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We all share unity with each other
and with the one Creator Spirit.
We are one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
I choose acceptance and compassion toward all humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Kindness, Compassion, Generosity

Sowing Generosity

Generous Love

Seeing Others

Care Deeply about Others

Share Your Heart

Shared Happiness

Unity


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Loving Life


I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Our Opportunity

Live Gently

The Secret of Happiness

Enthusiasm

Life Is Beautiful Quotes 

Loving Life

Live Life to the Fullest Quotes

Love Your Life

Living Life Quotes

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

For Our Children


There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
- Bruce Barton

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor


Further reading:  Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

The True Meaning of Life

Our Children's World

Responsibility to Future Generations

Kindness and Charity

Children

Future Generations

Conscience

Your Legacy

Child

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Bad Day?


Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and, someone's got to pay.
- Jewel

Our attitudes control our lives.
Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day,
for good or bad.
It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness
and control this great force.
- Irving Berlin

There's nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day.
There's everything wrong with making others
have to have it with you.
- Neil Cavuto

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
I gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Having a Bad Hair Day?

Release your burdens. Choose Joy.

Life's Storms

Breathe deeply and rejoice.

Bad Day quotes

Sad

Life's Burdens

A Burden?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Humble Yet Confident


Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Humility is not cowardice.
Meekness is not weakness.
Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.
- Swami Sivananda

Pride makes us artificial, and humility makes us real.
- Thomas Merton

It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity.
- Debra Wilson


Further reading: Be Humble

Be Confident

Self-Importance

On importance - read this first - then this

Excellence

Respect

Cowardice

Integrity

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Ideas


An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

New ideas pass through three periods:
1) It can't be done.
2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing.
3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
- Arthur C. Clarke

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas
as in escaping from old ones.
- John Maynard Keynes

Incite a riot of new ideas.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Be True to Yourself

Be Adaptable

Progress

Ideas

Adapt

Move Forward

The Past


Friday, August 23, 2013

Your Community


Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

A small compassionate act enlarges the scope of community.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Civic Responsibility

Our Circle

Encourage Others

Opportunity

Meaning

Cooperation

Understanding

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Focus


To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter Drucker

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Be Here Now

Seize The Day

How to Motivate Yourself

How to be Successful in Business

Pay Attention

Focus

Choose

The Center

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Don't Struggle


Struggle: to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition.
- Merriam Webster Dictionary

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


To struggle less:
Plan more.
Thoughtfully consider alternatives.
Have more patience.
Have more Faith.

Further reading: The Inner Smile Exercise

End the Struggle

Go With the Flow

Bad Hair Heron

Honest Disagreement

Comparisons

Violence

Planning


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We see what we expect to see


We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anaïs Nin

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world will persist in exhibiting before you
what you persist in affirming the world is.
- Emma Curtis Hopkins

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

We see what we expect to see.
If we believe the world to be violent and ugly,
we see violence and ugliness.
If we believe the world to be a gift,
we see rainbows, and butterflies, and smiles,
and hear babies cooing, and roosters greeting the dawn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Attitude is Everything

When You Have Been Wronged

Zero-Based Gratitude

Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies

Thankful for Life's Many Blessings

Point of View

Attitude

Mirror

Look Deeply

Reality

Gentleness




Monday, August 19, 2013

Have Confidence in Yourself


Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift,
uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift.
- Louis Farrakhan

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Need for Approval

Be Confident, Not Co-Dependent - Secret #4 for Happy Couples

How to Gain Self Confidence

How to Feel Better About Yourself

Talents

Confidence

Perseverance

Abilities

Self Esteem

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Know That You Are Loved


You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

We live in a spiritual Universe.
God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

Know that you are loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Trust in the Light

Have a Conversation With God, Today

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Quotes about Love 

Spiritual Love Quotes

Bible Quotes 

Inspirational Quotes

Spiritual Quotes 

Being Alone Quotes


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Answer 'Yes'


Choose in ways that support your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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Further reading: The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage Doesn't Always Roar - Mary Anne Radmacher

Dare to Dream of Your Great Success - Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose

Difficulty

Courage

Adversity

Dreams

Mary Anne Radmacher quotes


Friday, August 16, 2013

Give People the Gift of Themselves


Give light and people will find the way.
- Ella Baker

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen (pioneer in bringing literacy to rural China)

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the
gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
- Brian Tracy

If you really want to make a friend,
go to someone's house and eat with him...
the people who give you their food give you their heart.
- Cesar Chavez

Give people the gift of themselves.
Give them the gift of self esteem.
Show them that they are special and important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Pay It Forward

Offering Comforting Words and Support

Open Mind - Open Heart

Are Gifts Obligations?

Is there a place for Honor today?

Losing Your Job

Self Esteem

Jimmy Yen quotes

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ritual and Celebration


Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred.
Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
- Christina Baldwin

Appropriate rituals channel your emotions
and life energy toward the light.
- Lao Tzu

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know the power of ritual.
Release your troubles to the cleansing fire of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's Affirmation: I create Today as a celebration of my life.

Further reading: Release Your Troubles

Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

Celebrate Today

A Release Ceremony

The Eight Points of an Inspired Life

Celebration

Reverence

Life Path



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Be a Gift


As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa 

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Your Gift

Love ... waits to be accepted

Today is a gift

Giving liberates the soul

Light

Smile


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rainbow


And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The rainbow will remind me of the covenant between God and all living creatures.
- Genesis 9:16


Further reading: Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies - the Small Miracles of Our Life

May you be blessed by rainbows and butterflies

Dance in the Rain

Little Things

Rainy Day

Rainbow

Rain

Storms

Miracles

Butterflies



Monday, August 12, 2013

News


News is always bad news.
Good news is simply not news
… that is our [human] bias.
- Ron Bailey

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

I find television very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the set,
I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx


Each day, much more good happens than bad.
More babies born than people killed,
more people well fed than hungry,
more people housed than homeless,
more people with jobs than jobless,
more people healthy than sick,
more reasons to thank God than to curse Him.
Yet, especially when watching the "news,"
people focus almost entirely on the negative.
Let's turn that around.
Focus on the positive.
Be grateful for life's many blessings.

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith


Today's affirmation:
My Cup Runneth Over - My Life Is Abundant.

Further reading: How to Think Positive

Attitude is Everything

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Gratitude

Fear

Abundance

Give Thanks

Pessimism


 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

What is Your Religion?


We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

You hold onto religion ... rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A person's religion is what they do and say all day, seven days a week -
not what they say and do at 10 am on Sunday.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Never let your zeal outrun your charity.
The former is but human, the latter divine.
- Hosea Ballou

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi


Further reading: Love Your Neighbor

Be Kind

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Divine Spark


What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to God.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,
called conscience.
- George Washington

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Today's affirmation:
I view the Divine, and All of Life,
from the perspective of Celebration.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Our Light

Grant That I May Radiate

Celebrate

Candle

Flame

Light



Friday, August 9, 2013

Participate in Life

Life is for participating, not for spectating.
- Kathrine Switzer

This is not the time to be passive.
This is the time to shape, sculpt, paint, participate…
the time to get sweaty, to get dirty, to fall in love,
to forgive, to forget, to hug, to kiss…
this is the time to experience, participate and live your life as a verb.
- Steve Maraboli

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.
- Joseph Campbell

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
My world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that I contribute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to Motivate Yourself

Later is Never

Do What You Can Do

Begin Today

Inaction

Begin Now

Participate

Contributation


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Other People's Opinions


Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

[Your inner] Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
- Booth Tarkington

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to be Positive Around Negative People

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

Beliefs, convictions, opinions.

Be skeptical, but learn to listen

Don't Take It Personally

Set Your Own Course

Advice

Opinions

Expectations

Inner Peace


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fly Free


Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes

The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves.
But if we look at our lives we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Without change, there would be no butterflies

Need For Approval

Move with the wind

Personal Growth

Aesops Fables: The Miller, His Son, and the Ass

Soar

Live Boldly

Freedom

Beauty

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Consciousness


It is the Consciousness with which we participate
in activities that makes the difference.
- Michael Beckwith

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

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

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch


Today's affirmation:
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I CHOOSE with courage, awareness,
consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Habits - Like Water to a Fish

Cultivating Awareness

Assumptions are Limiting

Common Sense

Awareness

Habit

Free Choice

The Mind

Question

Think


Monday, August 5, 2013

Conscience


'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)


Further reading: Standing Up For Principles

Values

Responsibility

Principles

Good Conscience

Leadership

Encouragement

Change


Sunday, August 4, 2013

The World is My Family


Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Enemies

Bringing Peace

Your Partner

Learning To Live Together

Misunderstanding

Family

Humankind

Community


Saturday, August 3, 2013

You are the Window

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Ensuring a bright future for all our children
is the responsibility of the community,
the schools, families, and like it or not-
politicians as well.
- Michael N. Castle

When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes.
- Oprah Winfrey

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Practice Conscious Awareness

Think a Kind Thought Today

Life's Many Blessings

Attitude

Vision

Sparkling

Perspective

Open Mind

Heart

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Myth of Security


Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Guarantees

Risk a Little

Our Opportunity

All Life is a Risk

The works of man do not endure. 

Fear

Faith

The Unknown

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Say It Out Loud

If you love someone, you say it, right then,
out loud.
Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.
- Julia Roberts

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know the power of saying, "Thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, say "Thank you" to someone  -- clearly and distinctly, while looking directly at them.
Today, say "I love you" to someone.
Today, say "I appreciate you" to someone.

Further reading: Show Your Appreciation

Sing Loud - Laugh Loud

Say Yes

Thank You

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