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Friday, October 31, 2014

As a Child Again - Halloween


The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Today is your day to laugh at life.
Laugh loud - laugh often.
Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.
Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly
toward the solution that is certain to come.
Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun - because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Cherish the Whimsey

Play Day

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy

Your Day to Dance Lightly with Life (complete poem)

Sense of Humor

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Price of Standing for Something Important


You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill


Let's be VERY clear about "having enemies."
It is never productive to consider anyone to be your "enemy."
The Churchill quote is about other people choosing to label YOU as THEIR enemy.
Whenever a person of principle advocates for important issues,
others will declare them an "enemy."
For example, Martin Luther King, Jr. never chose to view anyone as an enemy,
but many considered him to be their enemy.

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

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

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44


Further reading: Don't Let Criticism Get To You

Any Fool Can Criticize

Pragmatism

Conscience

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Circumstance Reveals a Person's Nature


Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

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

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations"
are opportunities to either advance,
or stay where you are.
- Maxwell Maltz

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: What One Emphasizes.

An Attitude of Gratitude

How I React

Thoughtful Response, Not Panic

Moderate the Anger Response Through Training

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Life's Daring Adventure


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

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

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

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

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


Further reading: Guarantees

Our Opportunity

Risk a Little

All Life is a Risk

Thrown Out of the Nest

Monday, October 27, 2014

Everything is a Miracle


There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

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

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things,
then I should have said, "God, why me?"
about the good things that happened in my life.
- Arthur Ashe

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


Further reading: Giving Thanks for the Small Miracles

Unanswered Prayers

Three Rules of Life

Faith Plus Action

Don't Struggle

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Adjust Your Sails


We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway (attributed)

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached,
don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
- Confucius

I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley

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

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes


Today's affirmation:
I set my own course through the ocean of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

What Can Christopher Columbus Teach Us Today?

Tested by Storms

An Anchor And A Sail

Being the Melody

Where do you want to go?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Our World is Magnificent - All of it


The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

We have to stop and be humble enough
to understand that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

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

Today is a good day to look around at the grandeur of creation.
Whether flower or cactus, butterfly or caterpillar, elk or lizard,
vegetable garden or compost pile.
Our world is magnificent - all of it.
Rejoice and give thanks for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Mystery of Life

Experience Life with Reverence

Wonder and Mystery

Beyond Answers

Friday, October 24, 2014

Stand Up To Your Obstacles


Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off your goals.
- Henry Ford

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Photo: Talking to relatives across the Berlin Wall 1961.

Further reading: Step by Step

Wanting is Not Enough

What is Defeat?

Choose to Soar

Keep Moving

Beyond Failure

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Avoid Labeling Yourself


Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

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

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist


You didn't get stamped out of a mold. You aren't a "black person" or a "white person," a "fat person" or a "skinny person," a "bad person" or a "good person." You are a highly complex human being with emotions, beliefs, capabilities. Each day you face challenges to your health, relationships, finances, and world-view -- and every day you respond to those challenges in ways which are unique to you.

Honor and love all of your unique self. Never diminish yourself with self-applied labels or categorizations.

Today's affirmation:
I follow my own star and my own inner compass.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Don't Label Yourself, or Others

Honor Your Heart

Other People's Opinions

Categorizing People

Trust Your Intuition

You Make Your World

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Worry, Frustration and Resentment


Our fatigue is often caused not by work,
but by worry, frustration and resentment.
- Dale Carnegie

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry,
and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed
to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas Gandhi

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration:
set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes,
cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell,
simmer down and go about business as usual.
- Phyllis Diller

3 Rs that Plague Humanity - Regret, Resentment, and Revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whether we allow external events to shape our lives
at a core level is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to Live a Stress-Free Life

Renew Yourself

Create Balance

Feeling Stuck?

Finding Peace in Forgiveness

How to get over regrets and resentments


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Offering Comfort


I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

The best comfort I could offer
was to just let her tell her story.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
- Hippocrates

“Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.”
- A. A. Milne

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


Generally, your greatest service to someone in their time of trouble, sorrow, or confusion, is your comfort. Take the time to listen to their troubles and concerns with patience, kindness, and empathy, but without offering unsolicited advice or suggestions. Your kindly hand on their shoulder, supportive hug, and patient listening are often the greatest gifts you can offer.

Further reading: Giving Love and Comfort

The Art of Listening

This is my wish for you...

Radiate Kindness

Encourage Others

Monday, October 20, 2014

Emulate the Patience of Nature


Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Patience, persistence and perspiration
make an unbeatable combination for success.
- Napoleon Hill

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
- Ovid

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

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


Further reading: 12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Master of Patience

Fortitude

Don't Fight Against Time

Unbending
 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Taking Action About Things That Matter


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

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

When the rights of any group, no matter how small, no matter how marginal,
are violated, your liberty, your freedom is put at risk.
Let there never be a day when we cast about in horror
and have to ask the question, "How did it ever come to this?"
- Thomas Childers

Do your little bit of good where you are;
its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
- Desmond Tutu


Further reading: We are free only if we do the work of freedom

Independence - Freedom - Liberty

What Really Matters

Majority Rule vs. Individual Rights

Injustice


Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Fire to be Kindled


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

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.
- Reggie Leach


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


Further reading: Life is an Adventure

How to Think Positive

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Our Challenge

Impossible?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Turning Crisis into Progress


There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes,
we must try charity, which is love in action.
We must speculate no more on our duty,
but simply do it.
When we have done it, however blindly,
perhaps Heaven will show us why.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

Ask not why it happened, but what you are going to do about it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Moving Forward

Explore. Dream. Discover.

An Unknowable Future

We Come This Way But Once

Why?

Your Attitude is Your Window

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thank You Prayer


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?"
- William Arthur Ward

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus


However much or little you have,
"Thank You" is always a more powerful prayer than, "I need more."

Further reading: Unanswered Prayers

The Power of Gratitude

Zero-Based Gratitude

Gratitude for Small Miracles

Giving Thanks


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Life: Mystery and Riddle


The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

God is not what you imagine,
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates


Life is a riddle.
We cannot expect to understand life's twists and turns as they occur each day,
and we greatly frustrate ourselves in the futile attempt.
Be content to appreciate that there is an overarching purpose,
though that purpose be known only to God, and to history.
Choose service. Choose joy. Accept the unknowing.

Further reading: It Is Up To You

How Life Teaches

Not Knowing

The Riddle of War

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

The Secret of Happiness

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Desmond Tutu on Forgiveness


Without forgiveness, we remain tethered to the person who harmed us.
We are bound with chains of bitterness, tied together, trapped.
Until we can forgive the person who harmed us,
that person will hold the keys to our happiness; that person will be our jailor.
When we forgive, we take back control of our own fate and our feelings.
We become our own liberators.
Forgiveness, in other words, is the best form of self-interest.
This is true both spiritually and scientifically.
We don’t forgive to help the other person.
We don’t forgive for others.
We forgive for ourselves.
- Desmond Tutu (Archbishop Emeritus and recipient of Nobel Peace Prize)

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.
- Desmond Tutu

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Do your little bit of good where you are;
it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
- Desmond Tutu


Pray for Forgiveness and Peace in our troubled world.

Further reading: Where there is Injustice

Ending Hatred

You have Enemies??

Judging Others

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mental Attitude


Nothing can stop the [person] with the right
mental attitude from achieving [their] goal;
nothing on earth can help the [person]
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

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

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

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Could We Change Our Attitude...

Success Tip: Drive Change

Your Attitude is Your Window

Purpose and Direction

What One Emphasizes



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Seek To Love


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

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa 

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Guide our feet into the way of peace.
- Luke 1:79


Further reading: You Have No Enemies

Doing God's Work

The Power of Unconditional Love

Creating the world that could be

Never Ascribe to Malice...

Renounce Vengeance

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Stop Longing for "Easy"


Of course there will be disappointments
and the way will not always be as I expected it.
But if it seemed easy, then that would be the time
to worry that I am on the wrong path.
- Anne Perry

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy


Further reading: Choose Joy Anyway

Times of Trial and Suffering

A Hard Life

Strength In Hard Times

Not the Easy, but All That I May Be 

Eye Of The Storm



Friday, October 10, 2014

Celebrating Your Differences


If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Fear of difference is fear of life itself.
- M. P. Follett

Differences challenge assumptions.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee


Further reading: Renewing Love

Differences of Opinion

Respecting Others

Each To Their Own

Celebrating Our Differences

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Action Overcomes Fear


Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do:
realize the fear is there,
and do the action you fear anyway.
- Peter McWilliams

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Wanting is Not Enough

What is Defeat?

Take Action Today

Faith Plus Action

Only Today

Action Beats Inaction

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Honorable Paths to Noble Goals



How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
- Francis Hutcheson

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Prefer the honorable to the expedient.
- Horace

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


Further reading: Acting Honorably

What We Are Made Of

What to Do When Your Whole World is Falling Apart?

To love - To be loved
 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Another Door


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

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

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Love recognizes no barriers.
It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to
arrive at it destination full of hope.
- Maya Angelou


Further reading: There is a Way

Trying Again Tomorrow

Endings and Beginnings

Faith Plus Action

Keep Moving


Monday, October 6, 2014

Calm During Storms


Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

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

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

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

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West


Relax. Deal with life as it comes -- with grace and courage.

Further reading: Love All of Life

Life of Storms

Beyond the Cloud

Risks Define Life

Feeling Discouraged?

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Revenge, the Deadliest Sin?


Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  The Unworkability of Vengeance

Forgive from the Heart

Ending Hatred

Creatures of Emotion

Assignment of Fault

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Creating Your Own Future


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

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Create your future from your future not your past.
- Werner Erhard

Don't let the past bully the future.
You own the future; the past owns itself.
- Carly Cermak

Don't let the past drive life - choose life.
Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
I choose not to project my past onto my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Where do you want to go?

Be the Melody

Captain of your ship

Purpose and direction

What is your goal?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Giving Unconditional Love


Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

True love never comes with conditions.
Become a source of unconditional love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Becoming Love

This is my wish for you...

What Does Love Look Like?

Extending Love

What is Love?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Planting Flowers


I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must remember that one determined person can make
a significant difference,
and that a small group of determined people
can change the course of history.
- Sonia Johnson

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime,
and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time,
it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.
- James Branch Cabell

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike


Our actions today will determine the world we leave our children.

Please register to vote today, and VOTE November 4.

Further reading: Feeding the Children

Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

Our Grandchildren's Planet

Making a Difference

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Importance of Asking The Right Questions


When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination.
- Albert Einstein

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.
- Tom Lehrer

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon


Today's affirmation: I question my questions.

Further reading:  Profound Questions

Seek the Truth

Many Answers

What You See

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