Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

How swiftly time flies like the spin of the Fates

A new year with its hopes and challenges

Plan thoroughly and be

Prepared for surprise

You will achieve the SUCCESS you're after

Nothing fearing,

Expect all things possible

With commitment

Yearning true


Aim for nothing less than the Best you can

Rise up and shine, ready for anything! ~ Agung Halim

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Soul Expands

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.--Mohandas Gandhi

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Be Thankful

Be thankful for this day, and you will fill it with joy.

Be appreciative of those around you, and they will bring much value to your life.

Be grateful for your opportunities, and you'll find yourself making the most of them.

Be thankful for what you have, and you'll get more from it.

Be grateful for the challenges, and they will help you become stronger.

Appreciate the dark, cloudy days and they'll instantly become brighter.

Appreciate the sunny days, and you'll enjoy them even more.--unknown

Friday, November 13, 2009

Transform Common Days into Thanksgivings

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.--William Arthur Ward

Friday, October 2, 2009

To Live and Let Live

To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine Love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal.--Mary Baker Eddy

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Heart Is Our Garden

"The heart is our garden, and along with each action there is an intention that is planted like a seed. We can use a sharp knife to cut someone, and if our intention is to do harm, we will be a murderer. We can perform an almost identical action, but if we are a surgeon, the intention is to heal and save a life. The action is the same, yet depending on its purpose or intention, it can be either a terrible act or a compassionate act."--Jack Kornfield

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Joy and Glory of the Climb

"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."--Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, July 31, 2009

To Do Good To Others

"We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne."--Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Saturday, July 25, 2009

We’re Magic!

"We think, sometimes, there’s not a dragon left. Not one brave knight, not a single princess gliding through secret forests...What a pleasure to be wrong. Princesses, knights, enchantments and dragons, mystery and adventure...not only are they here-and-now, they’re all that ever lived on earth! Masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that we’ve never lost the shield we need against dragons, that blue-fire voltage arcs through us now to change our world as we wish. Intuition whispers true: We’re not dust, we’re magic!"--Richard Bach

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Contentment of Soul

Find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savor a favorite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.—John & Patrice Robson

Thursday, June 25, 2009

To Look Backward

"To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward."--Margaret Fairless Barber

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hieroglyphics of Angels

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decypher even fragments of their meaning."--Lydia M. Child

Monday, June 1, 2009

All My Life's a Circle

"All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls through the night-time till the daybreak comes around
All my life's a circle -- I can't tell you why
Seasons spinning round again, the years keep rolling by."—Harry Chapin

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Real Beauty

Real beauty isn't about symmetry or weight or makeup; it's about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.--Valerie Monroe

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

By a Simple Smile

"I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile."--Goldie Hawn

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The More You Understand

"There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world - its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles. The more you understand, the more you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace."--Anne Rice

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Excellent Schoolmasters

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.--John Lubbock

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Thousand Winds that Blow

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.—Mary Frye

Monday, March 23, 2009

As the Round Earth Rolls

"This grand show is eternal.
It is always sunrise somewhere:
the dew is never all dried at once:
a shower is forever falling, vapor is ever rising.
Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming,
on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn,
as the round earth rolls."--John Muir

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Teach Me

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.--William Alexander

Friday, February 27, 2009

Point Your Arrow at a Star

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Plan more than you can do, then do it.
Point your arrow at a star, take your aim and there you are.
Arrange more time than you can spare, then spare it.
Take on more than you can bear, then bear it.
Plan your castle in the air then build a ship to take you there.--Author unknown

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nature's Sweet Charm

"Life's simplest things are love, and kindly friends, Nature's sweet charm of earth and sea and sky; gladness of soul that with right living blends -- home's dear content, so cheap that all may buy."--Ripley D. Saunders

Friday, February 20, 2009

No Medicine Like Hope

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow."--Orison Swett Marden

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dreams Will Come True

"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."--Woodrow T. Wilson

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Fresh New Year

"Another fresh new year is here
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
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!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!"-- William Arthur Ward