Friday, May 30, 2008

By Perseverance

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance."--H. Jackson Brown

Thursday, May 29, 2008

In Yourself Alone

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."--Orison Swett Marden

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

There Are Times We Need To Struggle

"Before a butterfly can emerge out of it's chrysalis it has to go through a lot of struggling. Yes, struggling. Each time it lunges out to escape, acids are being removed from its wings. If someone were to come along and break the chrysalis open for it then the butterfly would die from those acids. In essence the struggle is necessary for the butterfly to survive. Then in the stillness, when the struggle is over, the butterfly can come out and share its beauty with the world.
We as humans are not any different. There are times that we need to struggle, to rid ourselves of the acids that make up sadness, fear, and anger. It is only at this time when we are exhausted and still that we begin to hear the Universe whisper to us."--Tony Masiello

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Smallest Change in Perspective

"The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?"--Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

"All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be the blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king."--J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday, May 9, 2008

Live Life One Second at a Time

"My old dog taught me that we live life one second at a time. Even the most complex of projects are begun with a single step. The forest must be cleared one tree at a time -- a stone wall is built stone by stone. Our Corgis teach us that joy is realized in the moment -- a lifetime of seconds can be a span of joy. Yea! Even though a Corgi's life is bracketed in a decade, a Corgi gives full measure, second by second, for every moment that is run."—Joe Novak

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Perpetual State of Wonder

"If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving."--Earl Nightingale

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Miracle of Life

"In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia."--Charles A. Lindbergh

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Your Beauty Still

"To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still."--William Shakespeare

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Repeated Refrains of Nature

"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter."--Rachel Carson

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Every Sunset

"Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal."--Elbert Hubbard

Friday, May 2, 2008

No Love for Solitude

"Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on some support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship."--Cicero

Thursday, May 1, 2008


"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."--Eleonora Duse