Saturday, January 31, 2009


If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of the potential,
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible …
what wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating,
as possibility!

- Soren Kierkegaard

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Listen to Your Heart and Mind

Acquire the courage to believe in yourself.

Many of the things that you have been taught

were at one time the radical ideas of individuals

who had the courage to believe what their

own hearts and minds told them was true,

rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.

- Ching Ning Chu

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Heaven or Earth

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness
should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether
it should be ours here and now
and on this earth.

- Ayn Rand

Monday, January 26, 2009

Moved by Nature

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,


for your soul is alive.

- Eleonora Duse

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Soul Riches

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot.
In your soul are infinitely precious things
that cannot be taken from you.

- Oscar Wilde

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Beauty in Nature

Science will never be able to reduce

the value of a sunset to arithmetic.

Nor can it reduce friendship to formula.

Laughter and love, pain and loneliness,

the challenge of beauty and truth:

these will always surpass the scientific

mastery of nature.

- Louis Orr

Friday, January 23, 2009

Voyage Through Life

One ship sails east and another sails west

With the self-same winds that blow.

Tis the set of the sail and not the gale

Which determines the way they go.

As the winds of the sea are the ways of fate

As we voyage along through life,

Tis the act of the soul that determines the goal,

And not the calm or the strife.

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Thursday, January 22, 2009


The deeper sorrow carves into your being
the more joy you can contain.

- Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Doctrine Divide

Many a doctrine is like a window pane.
We see truth through it
but it divides us from truth.

- Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Looking to the Light

Every day you must arise and say to your heart,

I have suffered enough and now I must live

because the light of the sun must not be wasted,

it must not be lost without an eye to appreciate it.

- Simone Schwarz-Bart

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Today - Vision of Hope

Look to this day,
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence;
The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day,
Such is the salutation of the ever-new dawn.

- Kalidasa

Friday, January 16, 2009

Open Door

You can do anything
you think you can.

This knowledge is literally
the gift of the gods,
for through it you can solve
every human problem.

It should make of you
an incurable optimist.

It is the open door.

- Robert Collier

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Helping Hand

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. . .

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.

One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

- Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gift in Difficult Times

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before,
how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way,
and that so many things that one goes worrying about
are of no importance whatsoever.

- Isak Dinesen

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Eyes Have It

My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.

- Anna M. Uhlich

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Furry Friends

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.
For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Sunday, January 4, 2009


You may be whatever you resolve to be.
Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something.
"I cannot," never accomplished anything;
"I will try," has wrought wonders.

-J. Hawes

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

- Ovid

Thursday, January 1, 2009

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