Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Because someday in life, you will have been all of these.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
- The XIVth Dalai Lama
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
to do unto others as I would have them do unto me,
to give more of myself, every hour, than is expected,
to set goals and hold fast to my dreams,
to search for the good in every adversity that befalls me,
to perform all my duties with enthusiasm and love,
and above all, to be myself.
- Og Mandino, The Return of the Ragpicker
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
~ Robert Kiyosaki
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one’s way.
The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity—even in the most difficult circumstances—to add a deeper meaning to life.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Be an Angel to somebody today.
Be a Blessing to those who deserve it and those who do not,
because you may never know whose life you are turning around.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Looking out to the distance
I see places I've not been
And I won't close these eyes yet
Whilst there's sunsets
I've not seen
I will dance and I will sing
I will live and I will dream
I will be and I will do
I will be fearless
I will fear less
I will stay in motion
I will be here beside you
You'll be holding someone's hand
She'll wrap both arms around her
And together we all stand.
We will dance and we will sing
We will live and we will dream
We will be and we will do
We will be fearless
We will fear less
We will walk we will run
We will keep moving on
'Til we're breathless
We will stay in motion
- O. Thomas and L. Young
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
don't give up 'cause you have friends
don't give up - you're not beaten yet
don't give up - I know you can make it good
though I saw it all around
never thought I could be affected
thought that we'd be the last to go
it is so strange the way things turn
don't give up - you still have us
don't give up - we don't need much of anything
don't give up 'cause somewhere
there's a place where we belong
rest your head - you worry too much
it's going to be alright
when times get rough you can fall back on us
don't give up - please don't give up
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
You may encounter the phrase, “The gift of cancer.” It may take some time, but you may come to see it this way, too.
Every crisis contains the seed of opportunity. Open your spirit as you would open the earth to plant a flower’s seed. Give yourself permission. If you will allow yourself, you can find beauty in any beast, even cancer.
Your journey to these remarkable resources requires no suitcase or ticket. The only prerequisite is an openness of spirit - an attitude that seeks to find blessings in adversity. Prepare to be filled with faith and interior joy. Always seek the light: the darkness will dissipate. By being mindful of the present moment, you likely will discover a totally different world filled with abundance.
“Inhale peace; exhale despair.” “Breathe in hope; blow out fear.” “Inhale healing; exhale disease.” “Breathe in love; blow out turmoil.” Mindful meditations. Sensory awareness. Healing touch.
Let yourself be open to the love that is waiting to surround you. Love is everywhere...waiting to be tapped. Don’t be afraid to tell those close to you how much you love them. Chances are they need to hear those words as much as you need to say them. Likely, you will be astonished at the extent of your support system. Now is not a time for isolation. Express your feelings like you never have before. Always remember: hugs are wonderful healing tools. Allow relationships to strengthen and deepen. Let yourself be open to the love that is waiting to surround you. Love is everywhere...waiting to be tapped. Don’t be afraid to tell those close to you how much you love them. Chances are they need to hear those words as much as you need to say them. Likely, you will be astonished at the extent of your support system. Now is not a time for isolation. Express your feelings like you never have before. Always remember: hugs are wonderful healing tools. Allow relationships to strengthen and deepen.
Recognition and acceptance of death as a natural transition of life will likely come to you sooner than most. Yes, confronting your own mortality is uncomfortable. But you must. The gift of cancer can bring a sense of peace and serenity that few know. After you have dealt with the possibility of dying, you are freed to savor the reality of living.
Live, laugh, love as though your life depended on it - it does. Wiggle your toes in a carpet of grass. Be open to the romance of life. Laugh a lot. Cry when you feel like it. Let the child in you emerge. Talk about your dreams, your fears, your expectations. Take time to listen. Discover your source of peace and strength. Spend time there. Touch and be touched.
In the end, it’s love. Cherish yourself and others. Find joy in everyday experiences. Allow yourself peace. Embrace each day.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour.