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Monday, June 30, 2014

There is a Way


Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


In their own way, problems can be blessings. They can be the prod to get us out of our complacency and into action.

Problems create an opportunity for us to exercise our ingenuity, to plan, to persevere, to interact with our social network, and to feel a sense of accomplishment when we finally overcome the unexpected roadblock.

Further reading: Problem-Solving Abilities

Ask Better Questions

Overcoming Obstacles

When Life Kicks You

Adapt to Circumstances

Be Flexible

Life Lessons

Life Changes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Wish


I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get.
- from "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

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: Being of Service

Life is a Song

The Storm of Life

Soar

Coping with the Storms

The Least Of These

Live Boldly

Saturday, June 28, 2014

You Make Your World


There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
- Wayne Dyer

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

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

We want the facts to fit the preconceptions.
When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts
than to change the preconceptions.
- Jessamyn West

Your world IS as you believe it is.
If you believe your world is a scary place, you are right.
If you believe your world is loving and supportive, you are also right.
You make your world with your attitude toward it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


What we see depends more on ourselves than on what is "out there." We see what we assume will be there. We see what we expect to be there. We see what we fear will be there. And we see what we wish will be there. Then we label what we "see" as fact.

Wherever there are disagreements and confrontations, there are at least two interpretations that are vehemently labeled as "fact." Almost everyone considers "I'm right, you're wrong," to be a fact - the only difference is to whom "I" and "you" refer. 

Further reading: What Is Reality?

Our Opinions

Choosing the World You Live In

Beauty is Everywhere

You are the Window

Practice Conscious Awareness

Prejudices

Assumptions

Friday, June 27, 2014

Forgiveness Releases the Past


Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past.
- Lama Surya Das

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

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


Further reading: Perspective on the Past

Release the Past

9 Secrets for Getting Un-Stuck

Overcoming Anger

Stop Blaming Others

Forgive Others for Your Own Sake

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Master of My Emotions


If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

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


Further reading: Choose to Live Life Joyfully

Love in My Heart

How to Get Motivated

The Secret of Happiness

Don't Worry Be Happy

Too Serious?

Emotions

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Master of Patience


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

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's Affirmation:
I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


Further reading: 12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Mastering Time

Model Nature's Patience

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind - jlh

Urgency

Time

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Conformity


That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
- Rita Mae Brown

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson


Today's affirmation:
I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: A Foolish Consistency

My Own Person

How to Deal with Rejection

The Choice to be Free

Be Yourself

Values

Responsibility

Monday, June 23, 2014

When Life Appears Difficult


All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

It is not because life is difficult
that we do not dare.
Life is difficult
because we do not dare.
- Seneca

Difficulties show men what they are.
In case of any difficulty,
remember that God has pitted you
against a rough antagonist
that you may be a conqueror,
and this cannot be without toil.
- Epictetus

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Only when life is difficult, are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Dark Times

Courage Overcomes Difficulties

Overcoming Disability

Courage

Overcoming

Courage Doesn't Always Roar by Mary Anne Radmacher

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Love Your Neighbor


The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.
- Rick Warren

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love your neighbor as yourself.
- Leviticus 19:18

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

It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa


Further reading:  The Least Of These

Being of Service

Go and Do Likewise

Doing God's Work

Being an Open Channel

Believe in People

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's Not About You


Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you.
Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.
- Doug Coupland

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy on the wall of her orphanage)

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Whatever anyone else says or does, their words
and their actions are truly about themselves.
Don't take it personally when they rant,
even if they direct their unhappiness in your direction.
Their negativity is basically selfishness,
and their selfishness is about them, not about you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Don't Take Rejection Personally

How to be Positive Around Negative People

How to Not Care What People Think about You

When You Have Been Wronged

When to Avoid Battles

Friday, June 20, 2014

Adaptability


A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

Life is not always as it seems.
What you have wished for is not always best.
What you have feared may become a blessing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Go With the Flow

Enjoy the Journey

Be Flexible

Do What You Can Do

Flexibility

The Simple Life

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ingratitude


Ingratitude is a painter of hard lines on the face.
- Emma Curtis Hopkins

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

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness
of the interdependence of all these living beings,
which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
- Thomas Merton (American Catholic writer and monk 1915-1968)

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father
goes forward, not backward.
What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday

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

If I have seen further, it is
by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

Ingratitude often hides behind a mask of independence or self-sufficiency.
An assertion of being "self-made" is a rejection of God, one's ancestors, and society.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Pay It Forward

Zero-Based Gratitude

Feeling Blessed

Thanksgiving

Gratitude for Our Blessings

Ingratitude

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dream. Begin. Persevere.


You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

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

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

Dream. Begin. Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Dream and Take Action

Explore. Dream. Discover.

A Single Step

How Much Do You Want It?

One More Step

Never Quit

Success

Life Purpose
 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Channels Made for Sharing


We are not cisterns made for hoarding,
we are channels made for sharing.
- Billy Graham

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

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

It's about sharing.
You just give what you have to give
wherever you go,
and you let God handle the rest.
- Lindsay Wagner

A bone to the dog is not charity.
Charity is the bone shared with the dog,
when you are just as hungry as the dog.
- Jack London

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha


Further reading: As you sow, so shall you reap

Being of Service

Simple Joys

Creating the world that could be

Being an Open Channel

Monday, June 16, 2014

What You Know Is Right


That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

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

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity
is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
- Thomas S. Monson

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.

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Further reading: Being Honorable

Who You Are

Morality

Do Right

Be a Light for Others

Conscience

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Faith Before Dawn


Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

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

I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado


Further reading: Serenity in Times of Crisis

The Message of Easter

Hope for the Future

Just Before Dawn

Faith

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The First Day


Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

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

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Explore. Dream. Discover.

Our Challenge

A New Day

Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Release the Past

Endings and New Beginnings

Friday, June 13, 2014

Optimism and Hard Work


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
- Helen Keller

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather of all sorts –
a gardener still plants. And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Sow optimism and hard work; reap a harvest of success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Is your glass of life half empty? Or half full?

Look on The Bright Side

Attitude is Everything

How to Stop Worrying

Helen Keller - Beyond Disabilities

How to Build Self Esteem and Self Confidence

Reporting "The News"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Embrace Change


If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- The character Spock on the TV series Star Trek

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

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett


The nature of life is constant change, yet we fight against it. Why do we fight change? Humans are creatures of habit and instinctively fear the unknown.

Affirmation: I welcome change as a great adventure.

Further reading:  Success Tip: Drive Change

Better Alternatives to Complaining

How to Change Your Life 20% at a Time

How to Change the World

Take Action - Now

Accepting Change

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Beyond Your Limits


Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
- Richard Bach

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

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

Don't Limit Your Challenges... Challenge Your Limits.
- Anonymous

Life is unlimited - it expands with the generosity,
compassion, inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: You Can Do It

Challenge of Dark Times

The Power of Courage

Be Unstoppable

Beyond Average

Life Is Unlimited

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Self Discipline


Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
- Jim Rohn

It takes discipline and compassion
to awaken the divine in ourselves long enough
to recognize the divine in another.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates.
There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward,
backwards, or sideways.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

With self-discipline most anything is possible.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In speech, in anger, in spending, in greed, and in food,
self restraint leads to success, true friends, and a joyful being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Daily Renewal

Break Old Patterns of Action

Self Discipline

Courage

Keep Going 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Choosing Your Friends


Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
- Oprah Winfrey

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Be careful the friends you choose - for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed
by choosing personality over character.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin


Further reading: Happy Friends, Happy You

True Friends

A Little Help from My Friends

Listen

A True Friend

Encourage Others

Choices

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Natural Goodness


When we trust in the natural goodness around us,
we open ourselves for the blessings of life to flow toward us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it, it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Believe in People; Believe in Yourself

How To Be Happy In Life

Everything is a Miracle

Creating the world that could be

Miracles

Well Being

Renewal

Saturday, June 7, 2014

How To Know What To Do


About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln


Needless to say, the Lincoln/Hemingway test for whether an action is moral only applies to people who are fundamentally moral.

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

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always appear that good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Who You Are

Character

Conscience

Morality

Intentional Living

Friday, June 6, 2014

We Come This Way But Once


We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life
achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw


Further reading: Do You Love Your Life?

What is Your Life Purpose? 

Live Your Greatest Life

What Is Success?

Simple Joys

What Really Matters?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Life as a Dance


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

Your life within God's arms,
Your dance within God's arms,
Is already Perfect!
- Hafiz

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Today is Your Day

Choosing to Love Life

Go With the Flow

Life's Rhythm

Balance on the Tightrope of Life

Another New Beginning

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Value Honor, Not Ego


The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

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

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

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

Comparisons are odious.
- Old English Saying

We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura


Further reading: my thoughts on ego

The Problem with Comparisons

On Importance - read this first - then this

You are Important

Humble Places

Humility

Honor

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Burden of Jealousy


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

He that is jealous is not in love.
- Saint Augustine

The jealous are troublesome to others,
but a torment to themselves.
- William Penn

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

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house;
you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
- Exodus 20:17


Further reading: Comparisons are Odious

Secrets of Happy Couples

True Riches

Jealousy

Envy

Monday, June 2, 2014

Thankful Heart


A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
- William Blake

Keep your eyes open to your mercies.
The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
- Jean Baptiste Massieu

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

With gratitude, all life appears as a blessing -
without gratitude, all of life is perceived as a burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

Thank You God

Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies - the Small Miracles of Our Life

A Life of Abundance

A List of Gratitudes

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life

Sunday, June 1, 2014

This God Called Money


The world has become an idolator of this god called money.
- Pope Francis

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

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

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.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

The love of money is the root of all evil:
which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things;
and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
- Timothy 6:10-11


Further reading: More Than Money

True Riches

A Story of Money

Gleaning

Being of Service

The Least Of These

Generosity

Greed

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