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May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Perspective On Life

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

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

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

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Further reading: Perspective - what is the difference between a flower and a weed?

We All Want Great Results but what are "great results?"

Don't Let Assumptions Limit Your Greatness

Monday, July 30, 2012


Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: There are Only Fear and Love

How to Deal with Anger and Fear

How to Be Yourself

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. - Rabindranath Tagore Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. - Max Lucado One who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. - Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. - Henry Ward Beecher Further reading: Miracles Need Both God and You How God Works - old story retold A Story of Money

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Life Choices

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today's affirmation:
I make my own choices.
I decide what I will and will not do.
I am proud of my independence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

Success Tip: Drive Change

You are defined by your habits.

Life Choices Quotes

Quotes about Life Lessons

Quotes about Being Yourself

Quotes about Inner Strength

Empowering Quotes

Everything Happens for a Reason Quotes

Friday, July 27, 2012

Generous Love

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 Intense love does not measure, it just gives. - Mother Teresa

You can never love without giving. - Robert Louis Stevenson 

 You know you love someone when you know you want them to be happy, even if their happiness means that you are not a part of it. - Anonymous 

 Further reading: 7 Secrets of Happy Couples 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Choose Your Focus

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

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Fork in the Road

Life Begins When You Do

A decision about Who You Are

Aesops Fables: The Miller, His Son, and the Ass

Pay Attention Quotes

Quotes about Choices

Quotes about Focus

Meaning of Life Quotes

Quotes about Helping Others

Quotes about Being Strong

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Civic Responsibility

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. - Eleanor Roosevelt If humanity does not opt for integrity, we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference. - R. Buckminster Fuller 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 If you aren't yet a registered voter, please register to vote TODAY. And consider signing up to vote by mail, or participating in early balloting. Further reading: Responsibility to Future Generations Together as brothers How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Feel Overwhelmed?

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

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

When you feel overwhelmed...

1. Ask yourself, "What is the smallest list of tasks that I MUST accomplish TODAY?"
2. Work on that short list right now. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
3. Don't worry about anything not on the short list. Read How to Stop Worrying if you need help with this.
4. Don't blame yourself for feeling overwhelmed, for having gotten yourself into this situation, or for anything else. If you have failed at some task, that does not make you-the-person a failure. If you need help getting in touch with your own worthiness read How to Feel Good About Yourself.

Further reading: I Say NO - I Say YES

Monday, July 23, 2012

Living Simply

Simple living is the way to happy living. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness. - Thomas Jefferson 

 The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life. - Peace Pilgrim 

 Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. - Soren Kierkegaard 

 The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: The simple gifts of life 

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Yes. As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
- Henry Van Dyke

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

Today I offer a prayer of forgiveness:
forgive the pettiness of my ingratitude...
the absence of profound thankfulness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

The Small Miracles of Our Life

Gratitude for All of Life

Kindness and Charity

Quotes about Thankfulness

Quotes about Gratitude

Quotes about Thanksgiving

Quotes about Prayer

Quotes about Generosity

Wise Quotes

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Doing Nothing

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Rest when you're weary.
Refresh and renew yourself,
your body, your mind, your spirit.
Then get back to work.
- Ralph Marston

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

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today In My World: Pay attention to the people you encounter today who you are seeing for the first time - at a restaurant, at a bar, at the bank, in the grocery store, on the subway, at your job (if you interact with the public). Notice everything you see and hear someone do or say that doesn't appear to be in the best interest of that person. How do you feel when you hear their gossip and complaints?

Further reading: Ways to Balance Your Life

Question Your Questions

Daily Renewal

Friday, July 20, 2012

Staying Young

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

You are only as old as you think you are.
- Anonymous

Please read How to Stay Young - my compilation of quotes, studies, and my own thoughts on staying young.

Further reading: Aging With Grace by Dr. David Mokotoff

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Thursday, July 19, 2012


The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
- Sydney Harris

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.
- Dalai Lama

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Further reading: Take Time

You`re not as important as you thought you were

How to De-Stress Your Life

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Live Every Moment

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

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

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hillary Clinton

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Today's affirmation:
I live every moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: The Paradox Of Living In The Moment

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

This Above All, to Thine Own Self Be True

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Further reading: We All Want Great Results

Nothing to look forward to

Quotes about Thought

Quotes about Suffering

Words of Encouragement

Quotes about Being True to Yourself

Wise Words

Quotes about Failure

Monday, July 16, 2012


Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today's affirmation:
I live with enthusiasm, and give thanks for my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Dare

How to Motivate Yourself

Success Tip: Drive Change

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. - Henry Ward Beecher 

 Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. - Anonymous 

 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 (Developed the world's first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926) 

  Find a time and place of solitude. Look into the distance, and into the future. Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build - and begin to build that tomorrow, today. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: Time Has No Inherent Meaning 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Believe in Yourself

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale 

 Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe. - Claudia Black As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up. - Rachel Corrie 

 Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Why Me?

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

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings - not your troubles.
- Dale Carnegie

Read more Why Me? quotes

Further reading: Coping with the Impossible

Play to win, but be a good loser

How to Cope With Life

Count Your Blessings Quotes

Words of Encouragement for a Friend

Determination Quotes

Quotes about Worries

Encouragement Quotes

Encouraging Quotes and Sayings

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cute Wisdom

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

 In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. - Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon 

 An optimist is one who makes the best of what he gets the worst of. - Anonymous 

 Further reading: Life Wisdom Benjamin Franklin more Cute Wisdom

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Never Give Up

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar. - 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 

 Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

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

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Further reading: Many Paths to Joy and Service

Kindness and Charity

How to Share Your Thoughts With the World

Share Quotes

Words of Comfort

Words of Sympathy

Motivational Words

Inspirational Pictures

Inspirational Posters

Monday, July 9, 2012


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain 

 It is not the easy or convenient life for which I search, but life lived to the edge of all that I may be. - Mary Anne Radmacher 

 Life is lived in the living. Set aside convention, caution, and arbitrary "rules" about how life is supposed to be lived. Choose! Explore! Adventure! Live life to the fullest. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Gratitude for Life

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
- Henry Van Dyke

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

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
- W. Clement Stone

Further reading: Regarding gratitude and life

When You Feel You Have Nothing To Look Forward To

Abundance or Scarcity?

Quotes of Thanksgiving

Serenity Prayer

Quotes about Helping Others

Quotes to Live By

Encouraging Quotes

Recovery Quotes

Daily Inspirational Quotes

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Conquer Ourselves

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Further reading: Pleasing Everyone

Play to win, but be a good loser

Over 30 and Not Married

Conquer Quotes

Fear Quotes

Victory Quotes

Ourselves Quotes

Mountain Quotes

Daily Inspiration

Friday, July 6, 2012


The boldness of endurance is the underline to almost every success. - Mary Anne Radmacher Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance. - Virgil This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. - Winston Churchill Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our Children

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted. - Garrison Keillor If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. ... If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive. ... If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident. ... If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love. - Dorothy Law Nolte If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. - Bruce Barton 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 Further reading: Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable What is Love? Families and Social Expectations Kindness and Charity I thank Joy Warden for today's picture, and the next two days' pictures.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. - Abraham Lincoln Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. - Louis D. Brandeis It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude - Ralph Waldo Emerson Independence of nation begins with independence of self. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Winston Churchill Further reading: Is there a place for Honor today? How to be Positive Around Negative People How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gratitude is an attitude that
hooks us up to our source of supply.
And 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

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

Many Paths to Joy and Service

Miracles Need Both God and You

Monday, July 2, 2012

Giving Happiness

The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others. - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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

 Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime, your best contribution to those around you and to future generations will be in the happiness and joy you generated and radiated to those around you. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

 Further reading: The Secret of Happiness 

Sunday, July 1, 2012


A hero is somebody who is selfless,
who is generous in spirit,
who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people.
A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.
- Debi Mazar

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

Our compassion and acts of selflessness take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

Today, I choose the higher road - the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Empathy

The Brick - a story of brotherly love

Helping Others
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