Wednesday, December 30, 2009


When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.

- Anthony Robbins

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

- Mark Twain

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Life has taught me that respect, caring and love must be shared, for it's only through sharing that friendships are born.

- Donna A. Favors

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Childhood Memories

And even if you were in some prison, the walls of which let none of the sounds of the world come to your senses - would you not then still have your childhood, that precious, kingly possession, that treasure-house of memories?

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, December 25, 2009


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

Burton Hillis

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Best Things

The best things in life aren't things.

- Art Buchwald

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Abundant Life

The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.

- William Mather Lewis

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Never Give In

It's not what they take away from you that counts.
It's what you do with what you have left.
Never give up and never give in.

- Hubert H. Humphrey

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Life's Challenges

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Zest in Living

Nothing else matters much -- not wealth, nor learning, nor even health -- without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.

- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Friday, December 18, 2009

True to Your Vision

Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.

- James Allen

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another Kind of Poverty

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.

We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

- Mother Teresa

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.

- John Buchan

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Exercise for the Heart

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
- John Andrew Holmes Jr.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Look up and not down.
Look forward and not back.
Look out and not in,
and lend a hand.

- Edward Everett Hale

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Live Today

Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today.

Friday, December 11, 2009


People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is light from within.

- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Attracting Greater Good

When your heart is focused on love for all living things, you're magnetically attracting your own greater good. Simply know that.

- Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Negativity is born in the gap where love has been excluded.
Gaps occur in places where we are afraid to see ourselves.

- Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gift of Friendship

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure,
because, of all the things granted us by wisdom,
none is greater or better than friendship.
- Pietro Aretino

Monday, December 7, 2009

Failure - A Step Toward Success

Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.

- Og Mandino

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.

- Arthur Golden

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Impact of Our Choices

Spirit is the Life, Mind is the Builder, and the Physical is the Result.
In other words, spirit is the source of all life.
The mind focuses that energy into creative (positive)
or destructive (negative) avenues of expression.
The impact of our choices will eventually find expression in the physical,
affecting ourselves and our relationships with one another.

- Edgar Cayce

Friday, December 4, 2009

Only You

There is a place that you are to fill that no one else can fill -
something you are to do that no one else can do.
- Plato

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Live ...

Live a life as a monument to your soul.

- Ayn Rand

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Activism is my rent for living on this planet.

- Alice Walker

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Generosity consists not the sum given,
but the manner in which it is bestowed.

- Unknown

World AIDS Day

Ignorance and prejudice are fuelling
the spread of a preventable disease.

World AIDS Day, December 1 is an opportunity
for people worldwide to unite in the fight
against HIV and AIDS.

It's up to you, me and us to stop the spread
of HIV and
end prejudice., 2006

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
~William Hazlitt

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Monday, November 30, 2009

This Amazing Day

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite,
which is yes.

- e.e. cummings

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Self Righteousness

Self righteous morality is jealousy with a halo.

- HG Wells

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Each Day - A Miracle

You can become blind by seeing
each day as a similar one.
Each day is a different one,
each day brings a miracle of its own.
It's just a matter of paying attention
to this miracle.

- Paulo Coelho

Friday, November 27, 2009

Secret of Health

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future,
or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live in the present moment
wisely and earnestly.

- Buddha

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Keep All Things Positive

Keep your thoughts positive because
your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive because
your words become your behaviors.

Keep your behaviors positive because
your behaviors become your habits.

Keep your habits positive because
your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive because
your values become your destiny.

- Gandhi

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What You Think

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do,
but not for what you think.
The truth is that you are responsible for what you think,
because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice.
What you do comes from what you think.

- From a Course in Miracles

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let Life Flow Through You

Lighten up and let life flow through you, and be on the waves as they go up and down.

A great image in mythology is Tristan (Tristan and Isolde).
He's out there on a little boat without an oar,
without a rudder, on the Irish sea . . .

You float your way. You drift.
... be extravagantly
accepting and forgiving
of yourself and others.

Ride the waves and let life take you
where it has good things for you.

- Thomas Moore

Monday, November 23, 2009


There is only one way to happiness
and that is to cease worrying about things
which are beyond the power of our will.

-  Epictetus

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wind to thy wings

Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.
- Anonymous

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Aim Big

Aim for the moon.
If you miss, you may hit a star.

- W. Clement Stone

Friday, November 20, 2009


Reading is to the mind
what exercise is to the body.

- Sir Richard Steele

Monday, November 16, 2009

On Children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

- Khalil Gibran,  from The Prophet

Friday, November 13, 2009


Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born

- Anais Nin

Saturday, November 7, 2009


There is nothing like returning
to a place that remains
to find the ways in which
you yourself have altered.

- Nelson Mandela

Thursday, November 5, 2009


If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Great works are performed not by strength,
but perseverance.

- Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,
 this in turn makes us think more deeply about life,
which helps us regain our equilibrium.

 ~ Norbet Platt

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Personal Growth

You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution.
Change is inevitable,
personal growth is always a personal decision.

- Bob Proctor

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something special in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
- Christian D Larson

Monday, October 26, 2009


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

- John Muir

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Change is a measure of time and,
in the autumn,
time seems speeded up.
What was is not
and never again will be;
what is
is change.

- Edwin Teale

Friday, October 23, 2009

Formula for Success

I cannot give you the formula for success,
but I can give you the formula for failure -- which is:

Try to please everybody.

- Herbert Bayard Swope

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Life Advice

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.

- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fear Nothing

Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons,
all sins into experience.

- Unknown

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt,
we must leave them more than the miracles of technology.
We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning,
not just after we got through with it.

- President Lyndon B. Johnson

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Good Character

A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you, and were helped by you,
will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered.
Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dreamers and Doers

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Visions and Dreams

Cherish your visions and your dreams
as they are the children of your soul,
the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments.

- Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You are Unique

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small,
you are also unique and irreplaceable,
as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

- Margaret Laurence

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.
Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation.
Lend and borrow to the maximum -- of both books and money!
But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money.
A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you.
When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched.
But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.

- Henry Miller

Friday, October 9, 2009


Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn't learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn't learn a little,
at least we didn't get sick,
 and if we got sick,
at least we didn't die;
so, let us all be thankful.

- Buddha

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blessed are those

Blessed are those that can give without remembering
and receive without forgetting.

- Elizabeth Bibesco

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


What you need to know about the past is
 that no matter what has happened,
 it has all worked together to bring you
to this very moment.
 And this is the moment
you can choose to make everything new.
Right now.

- Unknown

Monday, October 5, 2009

Harvesting Wisdom

Now in my later years I can harvest
the wisdom of my childhood.
I treasure those precious roots knowing
that I have grown wings
and I must move on.
I must let go.

- MacRina Wiederkehr

Saturday, October 3, 2009


The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence,
but by oft falling.

- Lucretius

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fork in the Road

We stand now where two roads diverge.
But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem,
they are not equally fair.
The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy,
a smooth superhighway on which we progress
with great speed,
but at its end lies disaster.
The other fork of the road - the one "less traveled by" -
offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination
that assures the preservation of the earth."

-  Rachel Carson

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Infinite Nature

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you
as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you
 and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

- John Muir

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Through adversity we learn

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled;
through sickness we recognize the value of health;
through evil, the value of good;
through hunger, the value of food;
through exertion, the value of rest.

- Greek Proverb

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.

- Melody Beattie

Friday, September 25, 2009

Never Again

despite its wrenching pain,
cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage,
need not be lived again.

- Maya Angelou

Thursday, September 24, 2009

No Hiding from Success

Never again clutter your days or nights with so many
menial and unimportant things that you have no time
to accept a real challenge when it comes along.
This applies to play as well as work.
A day merely survived is no cause for celebration.
You are not here to fritter away your precious hours
when you have the ability to accomplish so much
by making a slight change in your routine.
No more busy work.
No more hiding from success.
Leave time, leave space, to grow.
Now. Now! Not tomorrow!

- Og Mandino

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.

- Leo Tolstoy

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Extraordinary Thing Called Love

The moment you have in your heart
this extraordinary thing called love
and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstacy of it,
you will discover that for you
the world is transformed.

- I. Krishnamurti

Monday, September 21, 2009

Living -- the Act of Giving

I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else
but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not--
more important now was for me to love them.
Feeling that way turns your whole life around;
living becomes the act of giving.

- Beverly Sills

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009


Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

- Og Mandino

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Ideals are like stars:
you will not succeed in touching them with your hands,
but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters,
you choose them as your guides,
and following them you reach your destiny.

~Carl Schurz

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Light Within

People are like stained glass windows:
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in
their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light within.

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Meaning of Life

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

- Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.
If suffering alone taught,
all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers.

To suffering must be added mourning, understanding,
patience, love, openness
and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant,
and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

- Cicero

Monday, September 7, 2009

Salt Water

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.

- Isak Dinesen

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Marriage is not a ritual or an end.
It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together
and nothing matters more
than your own sense of balance
and your choice of partner.

- Amy Bloom

Truly Living

When we are motivated by goals
that have deep meaning,
by dreams that need completion,
by pure love that needs expressing --
then we truly live life.

- Greg Anderson

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Don't Be Silent

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.

- Martin Luther King

Friday, September 4, 2009

Truest Life

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.

- Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Dreams are renewable.
No matter what our age or condition,
there are still untapped possibilities within us
and new beauty waiting to be born.

- Dr. Dale Turner

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see.

~ Mark Twain

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Kiss

It is the passion that is in a kiss
that gives to it its sweetness;
it is the affection in a kiss
that sanctifies it.

- Christian Nevell Bovee

Monday, August 31, 2009

Everybody Can Be Great

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.
you only need a heart full of grace.
a soul generated by love.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Never Too Late

It is never too late
to be who you might have been.

- George Eliot

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Speak Your Truth

The moment we begin to fear
the opinions of others and hesitate
to tell the truth that is in us,
and from motives of policy are silent
when we should speak,
the divine floods of light and life
no longer flow into our souls.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Friday, August 28, 2009

You Need One

Call it a clan, call it a network,
call it a tribe, call it a family.
Whatever you call it,
whoever you are,
you need one.
~Jane Howard

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Our plans miscarry
because they have no aim.
When a man does not know
what harbor he is making for,
no wind is the right wind.

- Seneca

Monday, August 24, 2009


Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

- Confucius

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.

- Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Love and Friendship

So long as we love, we serve.

So long as we are loved by others

I would almost say we are indispensable;

and no man is useless

while he has a friend.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, August 21, 2009

Selfless Giving

You have not lived until you have done something
for someone who can never repay you.

- Anonymous

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Raising Funds

Let us more and more insist on raising funds
of love,
of kindness,
of understanding,
of peace.

- Mother Teresa

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Living the Choices

Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing, pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, capricious, wise, selfish, kind or sacrificed.

Life does, however, require us to live with the consequences of our choices.

― Richard Bach, Running From Safety

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Perhaps Love

Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home.

- John Denver, Perhaps Love

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Gifts in Disguise

If we could see that everything,

even tragedy,

is a gift in disguise,

we would then find the best way

to nourish the soul.

- Elizabeth Kubler Ross


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shape Your Life

We are each given a block of marble
when we begin a lifetime,
and the tools to shape it into sculpture ...
We can drag it behind us untouched,
we can pound it into gravel,
we can shape it into glory.

― Richard Bach, One

Friday, August 14, 2009

In the Sunshine

Far away there in the sunshine

are my highest aspirations.

I may not reach them,

but I can look up and see their beauty,

believe in them,

and follow where they lead.

—Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blessed are those ...

Blessed are those who can give without remembering
and take without forgetting.

- Elizabeth Bibesco

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

- Aristotle

Monday, August 10, 2009


Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.

- Lao Tzu

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pursuit of Dreams

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, August 8, 2009

When Things Go Wrong

Things don't go wrong and break your heart
so you can become bitter and give up.
They happen to break you down and build you up
so you can be all that you were intended to be.

- Samuel Johnson

Friday, August 7, 2009

Life Affirmations

Make of your life an affirmation,
defined by your ideals,
not the negation of others.

Dare to the level of your capability
then go beyond to a higher level.

- Alexander Haig

Thursday, August 6, 2009

How You Make People Feel

I've learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Out on a limb

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb.

It's where all the fruit is.

- Shirley MacLaine

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Love doesn't make the world go 'round;
love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

- Franklin P. Jones

Friday, July 31, 2009


The newest computer can merely compound,
at speed,
the oldest problem
in the relations between human beings,
and in the end
the communicator will be confronted
with the old problem,
of what to say
and how to say it.

- Edward R. Murrow

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sacred Tears

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.

- Washington Irving

Monday, July 27, 2009

Reason for Everyone

There are no extra pieces in the universe.
Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill,
and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.

- Deepak Chopra

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Live Your Dream

Don’t dream your life,
live your dreams.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Human Journey

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey.
We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
- Stephen R. Covey

Be Content

For I have learned,
in whatsoever state I am,
therewith to be content.

- St. Paul [Philippians 4:11]

Monday, July 13, 2009

Every Day - A New Day

Today a new sun rises for me;

everything lives, everything is animated,

everything seems to speak to me of my passion,

everything invites me to cherish it.

- Anne De Lencos

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sacred Idleness

Work is not always required.
There is such a thing as sacred idleness
the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.

- George MacDonald

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Approach to Life

The world is my country,
all mankind are my brethren,
and to do good is my religion.

- Thomas Paine

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Exquisite Moments

Summer weather - like being in love,

is a philosopher’s stone

which turns our ordinary days to gold.

But not the whole day…

For it is never the whole day,

never all our life

which is transformed in any happiness,

but only the exquisite moments.

--Nan Fairbrother


Guard well within yourself that treasure - kindness.

Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret,

how to acquire without meanness.

- George Sand