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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Make a Commitment to Understand Others


Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones
who do more listening than talking.
- Bernard Baruch

Give whatever you are doing
and whoever you are with
the gift of your attention.
- Jim Rohn

Further reading: Pay Attention

True Understanding

Be Aware

Through the Eyes of Another
   

Monday, April 29, 2019

Life is too valuable to spend time not being lighthearted



Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a writer, playwright, humorist, satirist,
and astute observer of the human condition.
What does he mean by, "Life is too important to be taken seriously?"
Is it just a simple joke?

"Serious" can mean thoughtful, careful and profound,
but it also can mean unsmiling, grim, and humorless.

I am inclined to paraphrase Wilde as...
Life is too valuable to spend time not being lighthearted.

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.
Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.
Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor,
and your picture begins to lighten up.
- Allen Klein

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

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance lightly with life today and every day.
Life is too short not to be joyful and celebrate each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: As a Child Again

Humor in the Face of Adversity

Time to Smell the Flowers

Be Gentle with Yourself
      

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Above All, Avoid Hypocrisy


He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 8:7)

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
- Matthew 7:5

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.
- William Hazlitt

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Further reading: Love All, Judge None

Tolerance

Criticism and Complaint
     

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Choose to Dance Lightly with Life



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

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: A List of Gratitudes

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment

Appreciate the Unexpected
              

Friday, April 26, 2019

Appreciate and Give Thanks

 
Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

There is more hunger for love and appreciation
in this world than for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Appreciate and give thanks for all the people who make your life possible.
Think of food: think not only of the supermarket cashier, but also the unseen workers, those in distribution and packing centers, truck drivers, the migrant farmworkers picking your lettuce and strawberries, and so many more.
Think of the doctors, nurses and so many health workers. Think of trash collectors, firefighters, the police, those who support your car or your rapid transit, your electric service, your internet and mobile service, and SO many others without whom your life would be unlivable.

Consider the contrast between the warmth of expressing sincere appreciation and the sinkhole of needing approval. Let others know how grateful you are for their kindness (when it is true), but never depend upon others to validate your own worth.

At the beginning of a relationship
we are attracted to the other person because
we think they are sexy, smart, funny -
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today

Caring - Kindness - Compassion - Appreciation

Don't allow the need for other people's approval to control your life
          

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Find Harmony Within Constant Change


To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

Change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.
- Ron D. Burton

We have an obligation to live in harmony with God's creation.
- Bruce Babbitt

A time for everything: a time to relax and a time to be busy,
a time to frolic and a time to lay up food for the winter,
a time to receive and a time to give,
a time to begin and a time to finish.
A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One has to find a balance between
what people need from you
and what you need for yourself.
- Jessye Norman

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

Further reading: Living in Harmony

Balance vs. Moderation: Eight Ways to Balance Your Life

Creating Balance

A List of Gratitudes

Renew Yourself

Yin-Yang
   

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Be Great in Humility


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

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

All who exalt themselves will be humbled,
and all who humble themselves will be exalted.
- Matthew 23:12

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

Further reading: Humble Yet Confident

Living Simply

Simple Joys
      

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Make Your Life A Celebration


Choose to celebrate life.
Celebrate family, celebrate friends, celebrate love, celebrate adventure and discovery.
Celebrate and give thanks for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.
- Joanne Harris

See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
Watch existence,
listen to the existence and become part of it.
- Osho

You are here to evolve and make your consciousness high
You are here to dance, sing and celebrate life.
You are here to help others to make their life happy.
We are here not to compete, but to learn, evolve and excel.
We are not here to make divisions in the name of prophets and religions.
We are here to encompass the world with love and light.
- Amit Ray

When what you see in front of you is so far outside of what you dreamed,
but you have the belief, the boldness, the courage
to call it beautiful instead of calling it wrong,
that's celebration.
- Shauna Niequist

Most people reserve celebration for some future "special day."
I choose to celebrate each and every day as a special day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Celebrate Rainbows and Butterflies - the Small Miracles of Our Lives

What If Every Day Were Your Day - Celebrate Whimsey Today

Appreciate Today

CELEBRATION - An Inspired Life
   

Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019 - Let Us Be Protectors of Creation


Let us be protectors of creation,
protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature,
protectors of one another, and of the environment.
- Pope Francis

We need to think of the future and the planet we are
going to leave to our children and their children.
- Kofi Annan

To cherish what remains of the Earth
and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

Consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Further reading: For Future Generations

Our Grandchildren's Planet

Reverence

Your Legacy - Making a Difference

For Our Children
     

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter 2019


Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

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

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

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire

Today, Easter, the most Holy day on the Christian calendar, is a day to celebrate our spiritual natures. We are not just bones and flesh, chemicals and electricity, we are beings of Spirit, one with each other and one with the eternity and infinity of Creation.

On this day, let us affirm the core values of unconditional love of all humans and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all who are sick, infirm, or troubled - as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan. (Read more on Loving your enemies, the Golden Rule, and the parable of The Good Samaritan)

Further reading: Jesus own Words about Forgiveness and Unconditional Love

Love even those who hate you
          

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Aspire To Forgiveness And Service


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

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

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

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

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

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: Christians Charged with Helping Others

For Future Generations

Our Purpose is to Serve

Judge Not

Measure of Your Heart
    

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday 2019 - Sacrifice


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

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

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

Let us be protectors of creation,
protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature,
protectors of one another, and of the environment.
- Pope Francis

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: Everything is God

The Least Of These

Our Children's Earth

Unity with Spirit and All Creation
    

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Look Beyond And Within, Look Deeply


Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

"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: Miraculous in the Commonplace

Observe

What You See

Choose the World You See -jlh

Beauty is Everywhere
             

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Forgive For Your Own Sake, Escape The Prison Of Resentment

Forgiveness is unlocking the door
to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

I can only have peace of mind
when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Resentment is a Prison.
It is not easy to forgive,
but make the effort again and again.
Nothing else you can ever do in life
will repay you as richly as forgiving
and loving those you have called enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is an act of self-love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Further reading: Forgiveness Releases the Past

Treat ALL with Goodness

Are You a Prisoner?

The Futility of Regret
      

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Live an Honorable Life


This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare
[Be true to your own values - live an honorable life.]

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
- Osho

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: At the Center of Your Being

Either Accept It, or Change It

Earning a Good Name

Treat ALL with Goodness
        

Monday, April 15, 2019

Appreciate And Take Action On Your Potential For Good


Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

True love doesn't come to you it has to be inside you.
- Julia Roberts

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
å I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Solitude vs. Feeling Lonely

What is a Home?

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

The Power of Unconditional Love

Living from Your Heart
        

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Less Fear, More Faith


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

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

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

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

True faith needs no guarantees.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: The Power of Faith

Stop Worrying about Tomorrow

The Edge of All You Know

Release the Struggle
    

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Question All Your Assumptions and Expectations


You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

"You always..." and "you never..." are code phrases for
"you don't meet my expectations, so I am declaring you inadequate and unacceptable."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People see you as an object, not as a person,
and they project a set of expectations onto you.
- Candice Bergen

Question every assumption and expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Choice, Not Obligation

Value Your Self Respect

A Choice for Joy

Criticism and Complaint
      

Friday, April 12, 2019

Balance Caution With Courage


Too Much Caution is Not Prudent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me
- Psalm 23

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

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rather than worrying about the continuous stream of potential threats,
let us give thanks for our blessing of living in the eye-of-the-storm -
our protected refuge from the terrors
of fearsome dangers just outside our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever the challenges that actually confront any of us on a given day,
the potential threats are always far greater.
There are always an array of catastrophes overhanging our lives -
wars, terrorists, hurricanes, earthquakes, escaped murderers,
child molesters, and maybe a runaway asteroid.
In comparison with what "could" happen, our lives are rather serene.

Today's affirmation:
I walk today's march with courage.
I create today as my celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Life is Not Fearsome

Serenity in Times of Crisis

The Storm of Life
      

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Laugh Together, Work Together


A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Though force can protect in emergency,
only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing
we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you can laugh together, you can work together.
- Robert Orben

Further reading: A Shared Dream

Win-Win vs. Compromise

Standing Together

Progress of the Human Mind
       

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A Calm Spirit


There is more to life than increasing its speed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Whenever you feel you must hurry,
ask yourself whether the busy-ness is fulfilling your purpose in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Feeling Overwhelmed?

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Clarity

Living in Peace
    

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fully Experience THIS Moment


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious
privilege it is to be alive -
to breathe,
to think, to enjoy, to love.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Here Now
- Ram Dass

Further reading: Give Thanks

Be Fully Present in TODAY

Gratitude and Life

Nurture Yourself Today
     

Monday, April 8, 2019

Without Regret for the Past or Fear of the Future


Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

Today's affirmation:
I never regret what I have ever done or failed to do,
but I learn from my mistakes.
I never worry about tomorrow,
but I prepare for the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Live Life with No Regrets

Burn Away Old Regrets and Resentments

Revising the Past
      

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sow Love and Peace


You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:38-39)

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

If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray,
does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains
and go in search of the one that went astray?
And if he finds it, truly I tell you,
he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.
- Jesus (Matthew 18:12-13)

It is not enough to say we must not wage war.
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Where there is Great Love

Be a Channel for God's Light

Gain Peace Through Peace

Do God's Work
    

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Talk A Walk With Nature


Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

Forests, lakes, and rivers,
clouds and winds, stars and flowers,
stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -
every form of animate or inanimate existence,
leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden

All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
- Alexander Pope

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful,
for beauty is God's handwriting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Further reading: Healing in Nature

Tending the Garden of Our Lives

The Melody Within Your Soul

The Beat of the Universe
    

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Serenity of Simple Pleasures


If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Simple Life

Bounty of the Earth

Giving of Yourself
    

Thursday, April 4, 2019

What You Have That Money Can't Buy


He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

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

Further reading: Become Conscious of Your Wealth

A Life of Abundance

Thankful and Content

A Simple Life
     

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Allowing Others the Right of Free Speech


I disapprove of what you say,
but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
- Voltaire

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

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech.
Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz

Without free speech, no search for truth is possible.
- Charles Bradlaugh

The whole point of Freedom-of-Speech
is supporting the right of others
to say things you find personally offensive.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game.
Free speech is life itself.
- Salman Rushdie

It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
- Leo McKern

We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
- Boyle Roche (hopefully said satirically)

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Independence - Liberty - Freedom

Point of View

Our Bond of Humanity
         

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Fight the Fight of Freedom


We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom, do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

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

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
- Jimmy Carter

Further reading: The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

Mother Teresa prayer

Compassion is the basis of morality. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Jimmy Carter: We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
             

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Fool's Day 2019


The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare

Dare to wear the foolish clown face.
- Frank Sinatra

Life is short,
Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly,
Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret
ANYTHING
That makes you smile
- Mark Twain

Further reading: Power of Laughter

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat

As a Child Again

Life Is Not Meant to be Serious

Sense of Humor
    

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