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

Monday, December 31, 2012

Ring Out The Old

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Further reading: Break Old Patterns of Action

Time to Move On

How to Forgive and Move On

Quotes about Endings

Journey Quotes

Learn Quotes

Happy New Years Quotes

Life Lesson Quotes

Quotes about Getting Older

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Commitment To Service

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Further reading: Brotherly Love (being of service)

Pay It Forward

Lighting the Way

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Bible Quotes on Love

Quotes about Service

Quotes about Generosity

Quotes about Riches

Quotes about Helping Others

Quotes about Humanity

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Today's Questions

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

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Today's problems can seldom be solved using yesterday's answers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Question Your Questions

Maybe So, Maybe Not


Quotes about Asking Questions

Quotes about Answers

Quotes about Today

Quotes about the Past

Answer Quotes

Quotes about Problems

Friday, December 28, 2012

Good Endings

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most useful piece of learning
is to unlearn what is untrue.
- Antisthenes

Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it happened.
- Anonymous

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

How to Stop Worrying

How To Not Care What Others Think

Thursday, December 27, 2012


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

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it.
- Simon Travaglia

Further reading: Living Your Greatest Life
Your Dream

Paths to Joy and Service

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

The highest proof of the Spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Further reading: Conscious Breathing to Relieve Stress

How To Stop Worrying By Using the Qigong Release Exercise

Breathe Quotes

Quotes about Worries

Quotes about Being Joyful

Quotes about Spirit

Quotes about Calm

Quotes about Breath

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

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

Further reading:  Grant That I May Radiate

Have a Conversation With God, Today

Why Me, God?

Christmas Quotes

Jesus Quotes

Family Quotes and Sayings

Quotes about Love

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Pray Quotes

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Quiet Moment

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go
on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace,
like a clock during a thunderstorm.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends,
rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
- William Powell

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

Further reading: Feel Happier Right Now

Go With the Flow - Six Ways to Live a Happier Life

Break the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Quotes about Quiet

Quotes about Inner Peace

Quotes about Being Peaceful

Quotes about Circumstances

Quotes about Fear

Quotes about Hurrying

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Imagine peace. Imagine love. Imagine oneness.
Imagine whatever most speaks to your heart.

Take a moment to sit back, close your eyes,
and visualize what you wish for the world,
what you wish for the future of humankind.

Further reading: Why be Reasonable?

Time to Move On

Nothing to look forward to

Quotes about Imagination

Imagine Quotes

Quotes about Hopes

Quotes about Dreams

Quotes about Potential

Quotes about The Future

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Seeing, Really Seeing

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
- Wayne Dyer

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

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

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Further reading: Mary Anne Radmacher: THE GIFT OF SEEING

Truth isn't True. Reality isn't Real

Question Your Questions

Quotes about Seeing

Quotes about Vision

Heart Quotes

Quotes about Assumptions

New Eyes Quotes

Quotes about Common Sense

Friday, December 21, 2012

Spirit of The Season

May your season shine with delight and surprise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

It's about sharing.
You just give what you have to give
wherever you go,
and you let God handle the rest.
- Lindsay Wagner

A Table Grace:
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

In the Spirit of The Season...
  • Be Kind
  • Be Generous
  • Be Helpful
  • Be Forgiving
  • Be Thankful
  • Smile
  • Be Cheerful
  • Celebrate Your Blessings
  • Do an Act Of Kindness for Someone Who Can Never Repay you
Further reading: Pay It Forward


Season Quotes

Quotes about Delight

Smile Quotes

Be Cheerful Quotes


Quotes about Sharing

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Forgive and Forget

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
- Publilius Syrus

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

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your own inner peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Forgive and Forget

How to Move On and Let Go

Forgiveness and Acceptance

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Appreciating Our Blessings

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

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

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

With gratitude, all life appears as a blessing -
without gratitude, all of life
is perceived as a burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessings flow toward gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: My glass of life

Appreciate the Unexpected

What do you take for granted?

Disabilities - Abilities

Quotes about Blessings

Count Your Blessings Quotes

Quotes about Appreciation

Gratitude Quotes

Quotes about Being Blessed

Quotes about Acceptance

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Our Circle

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Create around one at least a small circle where matters
are arranged as one wants them to be.
- Anna Freud

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Until he extends the circle of
his compassion to all living things,
man will not himself find peace.
- Albert Schweitzer

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.
- the movie The Lion King

Further reading: Can You Make Them Change?

Gratitude for All of Life

Great Results

Circle Quotes

Quotes about Home

Quotes about Community

Quotes about Safety

Quotes about Compassion

Quotes about Peace

Monday, December 17, 2012

Good Deeds

Regrets are the tears of choices not made
and of good deeds left undone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Further reading: What is Love?

How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret

Kindness and Charity

Good Deeds Quotes

Quotes about Regret

Quotes about Reward

Quotes about Choice

Return Quotes

Quotes about Making Choices

Sunday, December 16, 2012


We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

How good things are

Appreciate again and again

Bible Quotes

Abundance Quotes

Appreciation Quotes

Quotes about Intention

Quotes about Gratitude

Quotes about Love

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Don't Take It Personally

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Don Miguel Ruiz' Four Agreements

Families and Social Expectations

Eight Rules for Living Your Greatest Life

Quotes about Judging Others

Quotes about Helping Others

Quotes about Opinions

Quotes about Advice

Being Yourself Quotes

Self Esteem Quotes

Friday, December 14, 2012

Really Listen

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
- Maya Angelou

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Further reading: The Brick


Question Your Questions

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

To love. To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used to the unspeakable violence
and the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated
or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, never power.
Above all, to watch. To try to understand.
To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Today is a unique and special day.
It is unlike any other day you have ever experienced.
If you assume that today is like every other day,
you will never notice today's uniqueness.
If you practice keen awareness, you will get
to savor today's uniquely wonderful qualities.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Habits - Like Water to a Fish

Your Tool Box

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Quotes about Awareness

Quotes about Perspective

Quotes about Anger

Quotes about Fear

Quotes about Love

Quotes about Assumptions

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sharing with Friends

Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

Further reading: Pay It Forward

Show Your Honest Appreciation

Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality.
All men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Faith is the great affirmative power that
says "yes" to the infinite goodness of life -
regardless of appearances. We all have within us
the potential for mountain-moving faith,
but we must take the steps necessary to activate it.
- Mary Omwake

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances,
and demonstrations for impressions.
- John Ruskin

Trust not too much to appearances.
- Virgil

Further reading:

Henry David Thoreau quotes

Quotes about Faith

Quotes about Power
Quote about Potential

Quotes about Goodness

Quotes about Science

Monday, December 10, 2012


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

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Further reading: Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Many Paths to Joy and Service

Kindness and Charity

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Giving Up

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

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

The deer in the picture is standing on her hind legs to reach the apples in an apple tree.

Further reading: Is Hope Futile?

How to Build Self Confidence

Miracles Need Both God and You

Quotes about Giving Up

Never Give Up Quotes

Try Again Quotes

Success Quotes

Defeat Quotes

Overcoming Quotes

Saturday, December 8, 2012

You Are The Pilot

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

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

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Further reading: Break Old Patterns of Action

How to Cope With Life

Eight Rules for Living Your Greatest Life

Friday, December 7, 2012


Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Further reading: Assumptions

How to Forgive and Move On


Opportunity Quotes

Crisis Quotes

Quotes about Being Open Minded

Quotes about Difficulty

Heart Quotes

Dance Quotes

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Live and work but do not forget to play,
to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
- Eileen Caddy

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Finding Balance in Life

Tips for Stress-Free Living

How to Stop Worrying

Balance Quotes

Work-Play Quotes

Quotes about Choice

Quotes about Work

Quotes about Adventure

Quotes about Play

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hard Work

Plans are only good intentions unless
they immediately degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Further reading: The price of anything ...

You are a success when ...

How To Get A Job

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

A leader is not one who says, "Follow me."
A leader is one who says, "I'll go first."
- Neale Donald Walsch

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus
but a molder of consensus.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

Leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Overcome Being Negative

Pleasing Everyone

How to be Successful in Business

Monday, December 3, 2012

Positive Thinking

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

The fact is, that to do anything
in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering
and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through
as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone
and into your appreciation zone.
- Martha Beck

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

Positive Thinking has been called "unrealistic" and much worse, but the bottom line that it works. Read more at the most ignorant thing ever uttered

Further reading: How to Think Positive

Three Rules of Life

Attitude is Everything

Positive Attitude Quotes

Positive Thinking Quotes

Goals Quotes

Positive Quotes about Life

New Start Quotes

Optimism Quotes

Quotes about Being Optimistic

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Your Life

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Know that you can always choose your own inner peace -
regardless of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Eight Points of An Inspired Life - Keys to Happiness

A Story of Money

Solitude Quotes

Quotes on Being Alone

Inner Peace Quotes

Beautiful Thoughts

Quotes about Simplicity

Quotes about Meditation

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Your Day

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal.
Live this day as if it were your last.
The past is over and gone.
The future is not guaranteed.
- Wayne Dyer

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

Further reading: What If Every Day Were Your Day

How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow

How to be Positive Around Negative People

Bold Quotes

Adventure Quotes

Soar Quotes

Mountain Quotes

Quotes about Dreams

New Beginning Quotes
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