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Friday, January 31, 2014

Humble Places


Blessed are they who see beautiful things
in humble places where other people see nothing.
- Camille Pissarro

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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


Further reading: Humble Yet Confident

Simple Joys

Simplicity

Being Blessed

Living Simply

Being Humble

Thursday, January 30, 2014

True Riches


He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

A good life isn't measured in material goods.
There is no quicker path to misery than coveting your neighbors' stuff.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Gratitude, Not Worry

Welcome Abundance

Be as a Child

Bounty of the Earth

Worshiping Money

Riches

Wealth

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sense of Humor


A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole
that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Laugh at Yourself

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart

May love and laughter light your days

The Power of Laughter

Life Is Not Meant to be Serious

Humorous Insights into Life

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Explore. Dream. Discover.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Addicted to safety?

Become a Seeker

How to Choose Your Life Purpose 

New Worlds

The Edge of All We Know

All Life is a Risk

Adventure

Dream

Possibility

Monday, January 27, 2014

Renewing Love


Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  7 Secrets of Happy Couples

What is Love?

Marriage

Looking For Love

Coping with Heartbreak

Say It Out Loud

Love

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Light for Others


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

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Think a Kind Thought Today

Eight Rules for Living Your Greatest Life

Be a Gift

Go and Do Likewise

Trust in the Light.

Kindness

Light

Service

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Today is Your Day


Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors,
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum,
walk today's march with courage,
create today as your celebration of life.

Today is your day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade your story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.

Today is your day to honor your being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.

Today is your day to see in yourself the face of God.
Your mind sparks, your soul sparkles.
Your peace is counterpoint to the clamor of daily life.
You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Dance with Life

Tread Lightly

Smell The Flowers

Never Stop Playing

Balance

Make Time For Yourself

Life is Beautiful

Friday, January 24, 2014

Feeling Discouraged?


When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank


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


Further reading: Feeling Depressed?

Feeling Down? Help Someone Else

Heartbreak

Feeling Sorry for Yourself?

Times of Trial and Suffering

Don't Struggle

Bad Day

Life's Burdens

Sadness

A Burden?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Finding Beauty


Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

See beauty in unexpected places.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

You have a choice
about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Beauty is Everywhere

Seeking

Perspective

You are Beautiful

Beauty is whatever gives joy

Inner Beauty

Beauty of Life

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Just Before Dawn


When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Do the one thing you think you cannot do.
Fail at it.
Try again.
Do better the second time.
The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.
This is your moment.
Own it.
- Oprah Winfrey

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Dark Days

When Life Looks Hopeless

Celebrate Endings

Dark Times

How Life Teaches

Try Again

Failure

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Being a Leader


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader is not one who says, "Follow me."
A leader is one who says, "I'll go first."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Becoming a Leader

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself

Leading by Example

Stay adaptable, stay Joyful

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Leadership

Motivation

Never Give Up

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Further reading: Our Light

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Hopes and Dreams

Responsibility

Climb Every Mountain

Inspirational Love

Peace

Non Violence

Dream

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi


The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

Further reading: Doing God's Work

Being an Open Channel

Feed Just One

Peace IS the Way

Thoughts of Peace

The Universal Sacrament of Compassion

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Seek the Truth


Keep the company of those who seek the truth;
run from those who have found it.
- Václav Havel

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Danger of Assumptions

Be a Seeker

Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Lifelong Learning

Truth isn't True. Reality isn't Real.

Knowledge

Truth

Opinion

Assumptions




Friday, January 17, 2014

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790) was a scientist, inventor, writer, printer, and the first American Ambassador to France, as well as being a signer of both the American Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin


Further reading: Proverbs

Aging with Grace

Beauty

Life Changes

Quotes about Life Being Hard

Education

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Clarity


CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
- Thomas Huxley

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


Further reading: Life's Surprises

Pragmatism

Progress of the Human Mind

Moving Forward

Uncertainty

Understanding


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Count Your Blessings - Not Your Troubles


Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

Count your blessings - not your troubles.
- Dale Carnegie

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, service, and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: End Overwhelm, Fear, and Worry

Lighten Up

Smell The Flowers

Worry

Feel Overwhelmed?

Inaction breeds doubt and fear

Being Strong

Being Courageous

Quotes to Live By

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Excellence


We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical,
and expecting more than others think is possible.
- Anonymous

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

Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
While I choose never to be dissatisfied or unhappy
with my current level of knowledge or accomplishment,
I constantly seek excellence in all domains that truly matter to me.

Further reading: Accentuate the Positive

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life - 5 Secrets For Breaking Your Bad Habits

When is Your Best Good Enough?

Play to win, but be a good loser

We see what we expect to see

Choice

Your attitude determines the quality of your life

Creating Your Future

Excellence

Attitude

Monday, January 13, 2014

Perspective on the Past


You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

[Reading about the unemployment, economic disparity, and political polarization of the 1890s is a great background for gaining a new perspective on today's events.]

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

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


Further reading: Learning From History

Release the Past

Historical Perspective

Take Charge of Your Life

Step Back

New Eyes

History

Past

Perspective


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Go and Do Likewise



That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb
[There is a form of the "Golden Rule" in virtually every religious and cultural tradition.
This is perhaps the earliest.]

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite [religious leader], when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan [Samaritans and Jews generally disliked and were suspicious of each other] came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds ... and ... took him to an inn and took care of him. ...
Jesus [said] "Go and do likewise."
- Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

Further reading: Be a Pillar of Goodness

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Peace IS the Way

Being an Open Channel

Doing God's Work

Light

Love 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Shared Dream


The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

We are each of us are angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

Individual commitment to a group effort -
that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
- Vince Lombardi

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


Imagine what you could accomplish if you enrolled others into your dream. The world changes when people of vision and commitment create an infectious enthusiasm for their ideas. What is your great idea whose time has come?

Today's affirmation:
I feel unity with Spirit and with all that is.
My life is richer for sharing my being with all those I meet.
Each experience, however it appears at the time,
highlights and strengthens the fabric of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Power of Teamwork

Win-Win vs. Compromise

William Arthur Ward

My Personal Greatest Hero

Progress

Cooperation

Friday, January 10, 2014

Intentional Living


Start each day with a heartfelt prayer that reaffirms
your intention to always act with compassion and love.
- Lama Surya Das

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation: Today, I will do my best... and then relax in the knowing that I have done all I could.

Further reading: Living with Intention

Creating Your Future

Mary Anne Radmacher: Frankie's Story (The origin of Live With Intention)

Compassion Quotes

Thoughts

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Character


Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Further reading: Integrity

Circumstance Reveals What You Are Made Of

Values

Basics

Conscience

What Really Matters

Social Mask

Character


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pass the Word


He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it,
without asking who is for it or who is against it.
- Henry George

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts,
declare the truth thou hast, that all may share;
Be bold, proclaim it everywhere:
They only live who dare.
- Voltaire

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
- Leonard Nimoy

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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


If you are a Twitter user, please follow me @jonhuie - and retweet.

Further reading: How to Share Your Thoughts With the World

Integrity

Power of Your Word

Speak

Spread

Share

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Step Back from the Clamor


Take a step back, evaluate what is important,
and enjoy life.
- Teri Garr

In the midst of movement and chaos,
keep stillness inside of you.
- Deepak Chopra

Winners have the ability to step back
from the canvas of their lives
like an artist gaining perspective.
They make their lives a work of art -
an individual masterpiece.
- Denis Waitley

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Step back from the clamor.
Step back from the urgency.
Step back from the anger.
Step back from the fear.
Step back into the knowing and the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Mastering Time

Kick Back

Stop Hurrying

Overwhelm

Time Flies

Inner Peace

Distance

Monday, January 6, 2014

Common Sense


Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Common sense in an uncommon degree
is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
- An Wang


Further reading: Take Nothing On Authority

Consciousness

Reason

Seeing, Really Seeing

Common Sense

Awareness

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Never Lose Hope


Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

You can create miracles in your own life,
and in the lives of those around you -
because you are a miracle,
and you are connected to the source of all miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless,
you are slamming the door in the face of God.
- Charles L. Allen

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are no hopeless situations;
there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Life only appears to be rushing toward us.
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future - our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Forgiveness

Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

Cheer Someone Else Up

Trust in the Light

Hope

Patience

Encouraging Thoughts

Keep Going

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Winter


If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
- Hal Borland

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
- Anton Chekhov

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Winter Blahs

Honor a season for rest and renewal

Renewal

A Joyous Season of Renewal

Words of Encouragement

Words of Comfort

Inner Strength Quotes

Friday, January 3, 2014

Condemn None


Condemn none:
if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so.
If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers,
and let them go their own way.
- Swami Vivekananda

We have the tendency to condemn what we don't understand.
- Mercedes Ruehl

It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept,
and celebrate those differences.
- Audre Lorde

So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious,
and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day,
only in a different way.
- Will Rogers

Whenever we condemn, we cloak the world in pain.
- Hugh Prather

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Respect Others

Each To Their Own

A Different Drummer

Condemnation

Differences

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Resolutions


Have your new year's resolutions been a new beginning for you
or have they just been different words on the same old beginning?
Maybe now's the time to establish
a new pattern of viewing your life fresh.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let our New Year's resolution be this:
we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity,
in the finest sense of the word.
- Goran Persson

Every day is a good day to make a resolution
for beginning a new way of living,
but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus
for reviewing our lives and resolving
to live each day with conscious attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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: Tips for Keeping Your New Years Resolutions

New Beginnings: A Time to Begin Anew

What is Your Resolution for the New Year?

New Year Suggestions

New Beginnings

Perspective

Change

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year, A New Beginning


This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.
- William Arthur Ward

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

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
- Oprah Winfrey

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


I wish you joy, inspiration, and insight each day of this year.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.

Further reading: What is Your Resolution for the New Year?

New Beginnings: A Time to Begin Anew

New Year Suggestions

Have a Happy New Year - All Year Long

Mary Anne Radmacher: Old Beginnings versus NEW beginnings

Ring Out The Old

New Ideas

New Year quotes

New Beginning quotes

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