Welcome to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote. See today's daily inspirational quotes below.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Get my Free Daily Inspiration Quotes email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

Next step: Click link in confirmation email.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER abuse your email.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for Help.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Habit vs. Thinking


A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it
a superficial appearance of being right.
- Thomas Paine,

[Likewise, A long habit of not thinking a thing right gives it
a superficial appearance of being wrong.]

A habit is something you can do without thinking -
which is why most of us have so many of them.
- Frank Howard Clark

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sadly, there is comfort in what we find familiar,
even when it causes us pain and suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Don't Be Too Sure

What You've Always Done

The Good Old Ways

Your Whole Toolkit
    

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

We Must DO


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

The risk of a wrong decision
is preferable to the terror of indecision.
- Maimonides

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore


Today's affirmation:
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Wanting is Not Enough

Act Today

Feed Just One

Action Overcomes Fear
    

Monday, November 28, 2016

Make the Difficult Choice for Joy


Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today.
Choose Joy Anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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


Further reading: Choose to be Peaceful

Fake It 'Til You Make It

Life Really Is Good

Creating Happiness
    

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Faith vs. Belief


The attitude of faith is the very opposite
of clinging to belief, of holding on.
- Alan Watts

Faith is much better than belief.
Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Faith is not belief.
Belief is passive.
Faith is active.
- Edith Hamilton

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

The Bible is self-contradictory,
so a belief in the Bible as God's literal truth
requires that one pick and choose,
which generally consists of clinging to the choices others have made.
In contrast, Faith in an Omnipotent and Benevolent God
doesn't even require reading, listening to, or speaking a single word.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Power of Faith

The Edge of All You Know

Worrying about Tomorrow

Release the Struggle
    

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Our Life Journey


To live only for some future goal is shallow.
It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
- Robert M. Pirsig

In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right,
but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
- Daniel L. Reardon

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The Joy is in the Journey.
- Anonymous

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin


Further reading: One Step, Another Step

You Can't Escape Yourself

Stay Adaptable

Wander, but Not Aimlessly
    

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Reality of Money


Money is neither my god nor my devil.
It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are,
whether it's greedy or loving.
- Dan Millman

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good,
but for neglecting his neighbor's.
- Richard Whately

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

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.
- Matthew 25:40


Further reading: True Riches

Material Possessions

Welcome Abundance

This God Called Money
   

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016



As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a world where so many are hungry,
may we eat this food with humble hearts;
in a world where so many are lonely,
May we share this friendship with joyful hearts.
- Anonymous

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

The food which we are about to eat
Is Earth, Water, and Sun, compounded
through the alchemy of many plants.
Therefore Earth, Water and Sun will
become part of us.
This food is also the fruit of the labor of
many. We are grateful for it.
May it give us strength, health, joy.
And may it increase our love.
- Unitarian Blessing

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing


Further reading: Thankful and Content

Zero-Based Gratitude

My Thoughts on Thanksgiving 

Opportunity for Daily Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks for the Commonplace
    

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Progress Requires Change


Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

The important work of moving the world forward
does not wait to be done by perfect men.
- George Eliot

You've gotta find a way to get out of your own way,
so you can progress in life.
- Steve Carlton


Cheer progress and never try to stop the music. Read more here...

Further reading: Moving Forward

New Ideas

Progress of the Human Mind
     

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Creating Your Inspired Future


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

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

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


Further reading: Thinking as Creation

Create Light for Others

Where do you want to go?

Coping With Life

Finding God in Silence
    

Monday, November 21, 2016

Moving Beyond Misfortune


The longer we dwell on our misfortunes,
the greater is their power to harm us.
- Voltaire

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Don't dwell on what went wrong.
Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
- Denis Waitley

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


Further reading: Scared of What MIGHT Happen?

Set Goals - Take Action

Choose to Soar

Create Your Legacy
    

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Social Morality


To love our neighbor as ourselves
is such a truth for regulating human society,
that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
- John Locke

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Religion is no more the parent of morality
than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave
as you wish them to behave
in the name of the Golden Rule
is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: To Keep the Golden Rule

Go and Do Likewise

More Understanding, Less Hate

Our Character
    

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Do As Much As You Can, That's Enough


Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing
because he could do only a little.
- Edmund Burke

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
- John Burroughs

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa 

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Always do the best you can,
and everything else will take care of itself.
Focus your energies on doing what you can
rather than worrying about what you can't.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Take Action on Things That Matter

You Are What You Do

Simply Do Your Best

DO IT
    

Friday, November 18, 2016

Rekindle the Light


TODAY, consider performing an act-of-kindness for someone who can never repay you.

Is there someone who will be alone on Thanksgiving unless you share your table with them?

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

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

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho


Each of us has been generously gifted by parents, teachers, mentors, and others we can never repay. So, in gratitude for what we have received, it is now our turn to generously gift the children, the up-and-coming, and the down-and-out -- with no expectation that they can ever repay us - and with the hope that they will, in turn, pay-forward to another generation.

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

Opportunity for Daily Thanksgiving

Universal Kindness and Compassion

True Measure of a Successful Life
    

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Gratitude for EVERYTHING


Develop an attitude of gratitude,
and give thanks for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward
is a step toward achieving something bigger
and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude
for what God has done for us.
- Lauryn Hill

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


Today's affirmation:
I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness

Zero-Based Gratitude

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now
    

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Smile - It's Worth the Effort


Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

A smile that begins as an effort and a pretense
quickly grows to become genuine,
and given time, a habit of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Inner Smile Exercise:
1. Close your eyes.
2. Breath slowly, deeply, and consciously.
3. Set the corners of your mouth in just the slightest smile.
4. Visualize your smile growing larger and larger, and your happiness increasing.

Repeat anything often enough
and it will start to become you.
- Tom Hopkins

Although it is always better to live with conviction and enthusiasm,
some days it is better just to go through the motions than to do nothing.
Smile even when you feel grumpy.
Meditate or Pray even when you have nothing to say to God.
Cook a healthy meal even when you are tired.
Walk or exercise even when the thought doesn't excite you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen


Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Overcome Being Negative

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy

Practice makes perfect - sometimes
     

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Knowing What You Want


If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Read: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu


Further reading: Choosing Your Destination

What is my happiness supposed to look like?

To Live, Not Merely To Exist

Where Are You Going?

Creating Your Own Future
    

Monday, November 14, 2016

Attitude of Happiness


Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple
determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
- J. Donald Walters

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous


Affirmation:
Today, I choose to create joy in my life.
Whatever my external circumstances,
I choose to see all of life through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Ways to Happiness

What One Emphasizes

Breathe
    

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Becoming Kinder


Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.
- Matthew Arnold

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

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

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The only commandment that really matters
is universal kindness:
Be as kind as you can to everyone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Charity: To Do God's Work

The Purpose of Our Lives

Measure of Your Heart

Basic Kindness
    

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Expect Nothing


It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

When you expect nothing,
you can receive everything as a marvelous gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Knowing the Difference

Cheer for Endings

Choose Joy Anyway
   

Friday, November 11, 2016

Appreciate the Basics


Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
- Wayne W. Dyer

Our journey into consciousness of wealth begins with the realization
that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith


A Table Grace of Thanksgiving:
We gather today in gratitude for the bounty of the land,
the joyful company around this table,
and all the other blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

A List of Gratitudes - a Thanksgiving

Gratitude: Virtue and Joy

Thank You God
    

Thursday, November 10, 2016

For Those in Need of Comfort for the Past and Courage for the Future


Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

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

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
- Vince Lombardi

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace 

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

If you can't fly then run,
if you can't run then walk,
if you can't walk then crawl,
but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

In the face of unthinkable catastrophe,
hold on to your courage, your moral values,
and your vision for a brighter tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


Today's affirmation:
I shine my Light of God wherever I see darkness. 

Further reading: Learning from Failure

Endurance

The Darkest Night
      

Your sense of humor makes you more human


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

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

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

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


Further reading: The Need for Humor

Not Too Serious

Be as a Child

Cherish the Whimsey
    

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Golden Rule and "The Truth"


There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr


Niels Bohr, the great Danish physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of atomic structure and quantum mechanics, is making a point that is very Zen - or very Taoist if one prefers.

An example of a "great truth" for which the opposite is also true is the statement, "You are not your body; you are not your mind." While it is very true, if one so believes, that the "real you" is neither physical nor mental, it is simultaneously true that your body and your mind are very real, and ignoring their reality is likely to cause great suffering.

Another example of a "great truth" is the Golden Rule. It is true that we should treat others as we wish to be treated in the sense of being kind and compassionate to everyone. Yet the opposite of the Golden Rule is also true in the sense that it is kind and compassionate to recognize that everyone is called to a different life path and to honor those differences.

[As always, the purpose of these daily messages to provide something to think about, rather than to attempt to dictate conclusions.]

The more opinions you have, the less you see.
- Wim Wenders

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past,
threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
- Maya Angelou

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu


Further reading: To Keep the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is Not Always Golden

What You're Sure You Know, But Don't

What is "The Truth?"
    

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Today is Election Day - VOTE NOW!


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

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon


PLEASE remind your family and friends to vote today!

Voting for the kind of America you believe in
is one of the greatest gifts you can give your grandchildren.
Make a difference. VOTE NOW!

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- Native American Proverb

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman


Further reading: A Truly Successful Life

The Test is How We Care for Society's Children

Honor the Children

Feeding the Children
   

Monday, November 7, 2016

Living TODAY, Without Regret or Fear


Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Inuit Saying

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions,
that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
- Alan Watts

Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Generations

Create Your Own Future

The Futility of Regret

Letting Go - Moving On
    

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Gratitude is the Most Perfect Prayer


A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gratitude is an attitude that
hooks us up to our source of supply.
The more grateful you are,
the closer you become to your maker,
to the architect of the universe,
to the spiritual core of your being.
- Bob Proctor

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

Our opportunity is to love ourselves exactly as we are -
with all our joys and sufferings.
To be grateful for everything.
To forgive ourselves for our doubts of our own worthiness -
for we have no need to be anything other than what we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Attitude toward Gratitude

A Thankful Heart

Have a Conversation with God, Today

Love All Of Life
    

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fully Living Your God-Given Life


Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back - and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey 

Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible,
and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when
we concern ourselves with other people.
- Harry Chapin

Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

Challenge Yourself

Curious - Adventurous

Be Fully Present in TODAY
   

Friday, November 4, 2016

Don't Resist Life


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

What you resist, persists.
- Carl Jung

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
- Jules Verne

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

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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


Further reading: Non-Resistance

Serenity in Times of Crisis

Everything Happens In Its Own Time

Acceptance Is Not Resignation
    

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Mind Stretched by New Ideas


The human mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never returns to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar,
you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
- Charles Kettering

Few new truths have ever won their way
against the resistance of established ideas
save by being overstated.
- Isaiah Berlin

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead


Let today be a day to break with convention,
and try out new ideas and ways of living.

Further reading: You are the Window

Cultivate Awareness

The Art of Seeing

New Ideas

Honoring Our Roots
    

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dream It - Do It


If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard
Today's picture shows rocket pioneer and dreamer Robert Goddard in 1926.

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe
around him and calls the adventure Science.
- Edwin Powell Hubble

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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


Further reading: All That I May Be

Fears vs. Dreams

Hold Fast to Your Dreams

Choose to Soar
    

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Gratitude Expands Life


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

Know that You have been Blessed

The Truly Rich

My Glass of Life
    

Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote.

Please visit www.jlhuie.com often for quotes to inspire, motivate, comfort, or nudge you to look at life in new ways. Each day there are several new quotes on a common theme, which might be finding comfort, living life to the fullest, being of service to the less fortunate, giving thanks for your blessings, or a myriad of other topics. I hope you also like each day's picture-quote. Please let my know what you think of my Daily Quotes by emailing me at jlh @ sail7 .com

I recommend that you subscribe to my free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email using the form at the top of this page. However, if you find that method unreliable, you may receive my Daily Inspiration email via Google-FeedBurner. Add jlh@sail7.com to your address book to ensure delivery to your in-box.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner