Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nothing We Can't Handle

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

- Mother Teresa

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Look Well to This Day

Yesterday is but a dream,

tomorrow but 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.

- Indian Proverb

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Human Family

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order;

to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order;

to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life;

we must first set our hearts right.

- Confucius

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Golden Moments

The golden moments in the stream of life
rush past us and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when they are gone.

- George Eliot

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jump In With Gusto

To do anything truly worth doing,
I must not stand back shivering
and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in with gusto and scramble through
as well as I can.

- Og Mandino

Monday, March 23, 2009


There is a magnet in your heart
that will attract true friends.
That magnet is unselfishness,
thinking of others first...
when you learn to live for others,
they will live for you.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Share the Light

Thousands of candles can be lighted

from a single candle,

and the life of the candle will not be shortened.

Happiness never decreases by being shared.

- Buddha

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fight On

What we do not see, what most of us
never suspect of existing,
is the silent but irresistible power
which comes to the rescue of those
who fight on in the face of discouragement.

- Napoleon Hill

Friday, March 20, 2009

No Enemies

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

- Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Self Giving

When you become detached mentally from yourself

and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties,

you will be able to cope with your own more effectively.

Somehow, the act of self-giving

is a personal power-releasing factor.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand,

and you will see in it all the marvels of creation.

Listen to your heart.

It knows all things,

because it came from the Soul of the World,

and it will one day return there.

- Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Dance as if no one were watching,

Sing as if no one were listening,

And live every day as if it were your last.

- Irish Proverb

Monday, March 16, 2009

Opportunity in Your Hand

I held a moment in my hand,

brilliant as a star,

fragile as a flower,

a tiny sliver of one hour.

I dripped it carelessly,

Ah! I didn't know,

I held opportunity.

~Hazel Lee

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Value What You Are

Too many people overvalue what they are not
and undervalue what they are.

- Malcolm Forbes

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Beauty of the Soul

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.

- Saint Augustine

Friday, March 13, 2009

Unlock Our Giving

In the long run we get no more than

we have been willing

to risk giving.

- Sheldon Kopp

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sharing and Caring

Man should not consider his material possession his own,
but as common to all,
so as to share them without hesitation
when others are in need.

- St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,
but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself,
but always in the experience
which is going on around me.

- Albert Schweitzer

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gifts of Giving

Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression.
We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous.
We experience joy in the actual act of giving something.
And we experience joy in remembering the fact
that we have given.

- Buddha

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Today is International Women's Day 2009

It is now more dangerous to be a woman
than to be a soldier
in modern conflict.

- Maj Gen Patrick Cammaert,
Former commander of UN forces, eastern Congo (DRC)

A day to remember women around the world, especially those who are suffering unspeakable pain and violence. View the slideshow from The UN Refugee Agency.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Happy Face

The only thing that will make you happy
is being happy with who you are,
and not who people think you are.
- Goldie Hawn

Friday, March 6, 2009

If We Had No Winter ...

If we had no winter,
the spring would not be so pleasant:
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.

- Anne Bradstreet

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Judging the Lives of Others

We can never judge the lives of others,

because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.

It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path,

but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

- Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Voice Within

It is then that you will hear a voice within yourself.

It was there all the time, but you never listened before.

Faintly it will speak to you at first,

but it will grow louder and clearer the more you take heed of its message

until one day it thunders inside you

and you will have come home.

- Rusty Berkus

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One of Those March Days ...

soul snaxIt was one of those March days
when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light,
and winter in the shade.

- Charles Dickens

Monday, March 2, 2009

We Need Others

We need others.
We need others to love and we need to be loved by them.
There is no doubt that without it, we too,
like the infant left alone, would cease to grow,
cease to develop, choose madness and even death.

- Leo F. Buscaglia

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March is Born

With rushing winds and gloomy skies
The dark and stubborn
Winter dies:
Far-off, unseen,
Spring faintly cries,
Bidding her earliest child arise;

- Bayard Taylor