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