Friday, October 31, 2008

Farewell October

October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.
- Nova Bair

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stand Up ...

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Be An Angel Today

Encourage someone today.
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.

- Author Unknown

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Breast Cancer Hope - YouTube Video

Check out this wonderful tribute video and song from Cloning Einstein. It brings a message of hope to survivors and honours those who have succumbed.

YouTube - Breast Cancer Hope

Saturday, October 25, 2008

In Motion - In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is winding down, however the fight for a cure and the efforts to assist those stricken with the disease is not. Here are the moving lyrics to the song, In Motion, from the Pink Ribbons Project (Houston) website. You can hear it for yourself at

In Motion

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

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

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

How you live

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when.
You can decide how you're going to live now.
- Joan Baez

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Disposition vs Circumstances

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances.

We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go

- Martha Washington, U.S. First Lady

Sunday, October 19, 2008


A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

- Hugh Downs

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Learning Wisdom

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and
Third by experience, which is the bitterest.

- Confucius

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Don't Give Up ...

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

- Peter Gabriel

Friday, October 10, 2008


At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.

Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those
who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

-George Washington Carver

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Don't Give Up

When it's dark enough
you can see the stars.

- Persian proverb

Saturday, October 4, 2008


"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune -- without the words
And never stops at all.

- Emily Dickenson