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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Measuring Life


To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous


Further reading: The Paradox Of Living In The Moment

Fear of the Unknown

My thoughts on "safety" versus living full-out

This Above All, to Thine Own Self Be True
     

Monday, January 30, 2017

Non-Attachment


The secret of success is non-attachment to results;
doing your best at the moment,
and letting the results take care of themselves.
- J. Donald Walters

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions;
reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
- Simone Weil

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation
of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next.
Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
- Ramakrishna

You are attached to what you attack.
- Robert Shea

Your best is ALWAYS good enough.
After you have truly done your best,
release your attachment to the outcome.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The Buddha discovered that the block to enlightenment is ATTACHMENT to the things of this world, rather than the things themselves. This great revelation is known as the Middle Way - living in moderation, without either gluttony or denial, and without attachment.

Further reading: Time to Smell the Flowers

What's Done is Done

Do What You Can Do

New Strength and New Thoughts
    

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Compassionate Connection with All Creation


If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

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

I wept because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian proverb

Let today be a day of acceptance, compassion, and understanding.
Let us feel our bond of humanity with each of our planet's six billion souls.
Put aside color, geography, wealth, education, political and religious beliefs,
and feel the throb of each human heart in your heart.
Never let your compassionate connection with all creation
be limited by your politics, your language, or your traditions.
Know that Spirit transcends all cultural differences and embraces all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's Affirmation: I choose acceptance and compassion toward all humanity.

Further reading: The Good Samaritan

How Helping Others Helps You

Commitment To Service

Feed Just One

Helping Others

The Dog Who Came to Dinner (an old parable retold)
     

Saturday, January 28, 2017

How do you want to be remembered?


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

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

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

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

How do you want to be remembered?
Take action now to earn that legacy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Your Legacy - Making a Difference

True Measure of a Successful Life

Our Children's Earth

The Seeds You Plant
   

Friday, January 27, 2017

Forsake All Blame


A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
- Robert Anthony

No one "does it to you."
You do it to yourself through other people.
- Anonymous

Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom
understand that the impulse to blame
something or someone is foolishness,
that there is nothing to be gained in blaming,
whether it be others or oneself.
- Epictetus

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
Take responsibility for your whole life -
regardless of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Fault

Judge Not

Criticism and Complaint

 Why I Choose to Believe that Others are Never the Cause of My Unhappiness
    

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The More You Look


The more you look, the more you see.
- Robert M. Pirsig

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass,
it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
- Henry Miller

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.
Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.
It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
- Paulo Coelho

Reason, observation, and experience;
the holy trinity of science.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Have Eyes for Beauty

Stay Alert for Opportunities

Why Are You Going?
      

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Radiate Through You


Deep within you is everything that is perfect
ready to radiate through you and out into the world.
- A Course In Miracles

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be a beneficial presence in the world,
cultivate a conscious awareness of your unity with Spirit.
Expect good in your own life.
Desire good for all others as well.
See and affirm abundant blessings of peace,
health, and plenty for everyone.
Align your thoughts with peace and happiness,
and realize that these qualities are your true nature.
- Kathy Juline

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes


Today's affirmation:
I shine my Light of God wherever I see darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Create Light

Be an Open Channel

A Tool for Healing Your Troubles

Allow Healing

Be a Pillar of Goodness
    


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Win-Win: Cooperative, Not Competitive


Your mother really did know the secret to a better world:
"Play nicely together. Don't fight."

Most of us think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing --
that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose.
Life becomes a zero-sum game.
... [In contrast,] Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one.
Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks
mutual benefit in all human interactions.
Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying.
- Stephen R. Covey

When we seek to discover the best in others,
we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
- William Arthur Ward

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


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: Helping Others

Our Shared Humanity

A Shared Dream

Caring for Others
      

Monday, January 23, 2017

Believe that Life is Worth Living


Be not afraid of life.
Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Read more about this...

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

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us,
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Tested by Storms

How to Live a Stress-Free Life

How to Stop Worrying

Beyond Fear
     

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Your Infinite Body


Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings, and deeds
are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

He who experiences the unity of life
sees his own Self in all beings,
and all beings in his own Self.
- The Buddha

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
- generally attributed to Chief Seattle
but actually written by Ted Perry in 1972


Further reading: Everything is God

One With Spirit and All Creation

Sharing the Same Breath

All Brothers and Sisters
   

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Beauty from Contemplation


The beauty does not live out there; the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Nothing is beautiful from every point of view.
- Horace

There is no absolute point of view from which real
and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.
- T. S. Eliot

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
- David Hume


Further reading: We see what we expect to see

Finding Beauty

What You See

Through the Eyes of Another
    

Friday, January 20, 2017

Amish Sayings


We didn't inherit the land from our fathers.
We are borrowing it from our children.
- Amish Saying

It is better to give others a piece of your heart than a piece of your mind.
- Amish Saying

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice you give others.
- Amish Saying

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be glad that the thornbush has roses.
- Amish Saying

Be what you wish others to become.
- Amish Saying

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.
- Amish Saying

Worse than failure is the failure to try.
- Amish Saying


Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

The Secret of Happiness

How to Move On and Let Go
    

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Our Purpose


The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations,
and small needs.
- William Howard Stein 

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins


Further reading: The Purpose of Our Lives

Our Purpose is to Serve

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Radiate Your Happiness to the World
    

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Blessing of Love and Kindness


Love and kindness are never wasted.
They always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them,
and they bless you, the giver.
- Barbara de Angelis

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

Let us be kind;
The way is long and lonely,
And human hearts are asking for this blessing only --
That we be kind.
We cannot know the grief that men may borrow,
We cannot see the souls storm-swept by sorrow,
But love can shine upon the way to-day, to-morrow --
Let us be kind.
- W. Lomax Childress

The greatest impact we can have on our family, our friends, and our world
is our kindness and love.
Your love is more powerful than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Do a Kindness Today

Comforting Words and Support

Offer Comfort 

Giving Unconditional Love
      

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Let Problems Spur Ingenuity


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

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

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

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

In the midst of crisis, boldly seize opportunity.
- 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: Rising Again

Another Door Opens

Problem-Solving Abilities

Be Flexible
    

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017


Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Further reading: Honorable Means to Worthy Goals

The First Step in Faith

Serving Others

Hate Returns Upon Itself
      

Sunday, January 15, 2017

May You Be Blessed With Inner Peace


When you have inner peace, you have everything.
When you do not have inner peace, you have nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao Tzu

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- The Buddha

Peace is the ultimate blessing.
- Jewish traditional

Good health is not the absence of symptoms,
it is the presence of peace.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


May you be blessed with inner peace now and always.

Further reading: Surrender

Living in Peace

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Forgiveness: Path to Inner Peace

Inner Smile
    

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wakeful yet Still


To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

"Beginner Mind" is a Zen Buddhist term
that describes moving past our assumptions
of the nature of our life,
and really SEEING our surroundings -
especially the people we interact with -
with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Managing Your Wayward Mind

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Opening Your Mind

The World is a Paradox

Stay Adaptable
    

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Sense of Humor Adds Balance


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

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign
that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

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


Further reading: Sense of Humor

Be as a Child

Not Too Serious

Cherish the Whimsey
    

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Forgiveness Grants Peace


As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness,
I will see a world of peace and safety and joy.
- A Course In Miracles

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

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In forgiveness you grant,
and more so in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Forgiving Sets You Free

The Cleansing Power of Forgiveness

Blessed to Forgive

Hatred vs. Love
    

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It's Not Personal


Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

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

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
- Henry Miller

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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: Your Own Reality

How to Not Care What People Think about You

How to be Positive Around Negative People

Don't Take Rejection Personally
     

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

You Are Known by Who Admires and Loves You


Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do.
It’s a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities
to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing.
Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your greatest contribution
to current and future generations
will be the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: What We Are

Your Answers

I have a Dream...

Harmony

Rattlesnake of the Mind
    

Monday, January 9, 2017

Highest Impulse of the Human Heart


The desire to serve others is the highest impulse of the human heart
and the rewards of such service are beyond measure.
If you wish to taste this, then just do it. Just take one step...
You will see that the tyranny of self-concern, worry, and trivial pursuits
can be released from your life with that single step.
It doesn't really matter what you do, it only matters that you do it.
- Ganga Stone

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

The bond of our common humanity is stronger
than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices.
God gives us the capacity for choice.
We can choose to alleviate suffering.
We can choose to work together for peace.
We can make these changes - and we must.
- Jimmy Carter

Helping someone is what life is all about.
- Willie Stargell

For me, an area of moral clarity is:
you're in front of someone who's suffering
and you have the tools at your disposal
to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it,
and you act.
- Paul Farmer

If you are healthy, support those who are sick.
If you have a job, support those who have lost theirs.
If you are strong, support those who are feeble of body or mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: For Future Generations

Judge Not

Christians Charged with Helping Others

Measure of Your Heart

Our Purpose is to Serve
    

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Peace of God


My peace I give to you...
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
- John 14:27

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace.
Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world.
Amen.
- Marianne Williamson

Inhale, and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you.
Exhale, and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
- Krishnamacharya


Further reading: Choosing Inner Peace

Blessed to Forgive

The Cleansing Fire of Spirit

Focus on Peace
    


Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Purpose of Education


Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
- Margaret Mead

The function of education is to teach one
to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts
but the training of the mind to think.
- Albert Einstein

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm Forbes

The principle goal of education in the schools
should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done.
- Jean Piaget


Further reading: The Nature of Learning

Teaching by Example

Our Future is the World's Children

Welfare of Our Children
      

Friday, January 6, 2017

Trust Your Own Choices


Trust yourself. Only you can live your life.
Only you can taste your victories.
Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats.
Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences -
for better or worse.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

There's no reality except the one contained within us.
That's why so many people live an unreal life.
They take images outside them for reality and never
allow the world within them to assert itself.
- Hermann Hesse

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

Many Answers

Seek the Truth

Knowing Yourself
    

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Transformation of the Caterpillar


Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

Come to the edge
We can't. We're afraid
We can't. We will fall. Come to the edge
And they came. And he pushed them
And they flew
- Guillaume Apollinaire

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke


Today's affirmation:
When I Come To The Edge of the Familiar,
I Spread My Wings and Fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Accepting Miracles

The Edge of All You Know

Live Your Life Fully

Soar Your Spirit
    

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Conscience and Principles


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

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

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
- Mark Twain


Further reading: For Future Generations

Live Your Principles

Either Accept It, or Change It

The Price of Standing for Something Important
    

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Possessing does Not Create Happiness


Before we set our hearts too much upon anything,
let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


In considering the above quote, think of money, of course, but also think of power, and of possessing a physically spectacular spouse.

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

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
- John Lahr

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

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: The Pain of Envy

Burden of Jealousy

Comparisons are Odious

Grasping at the Shadow
    

Monday, January 2, 2017

Pause to Appreciate the Beauty


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

See beauty in unexpected places.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly, mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Your Point of View

Inner Beauty

Joy at Home

What You See
    

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Years 2017


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

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

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

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

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further Reading: The First Day

Have a Happy New Year - All Year Long

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