Tuesday, August 31, 2010


The grand show is eternal.
It is always sunrise somewhere;
the dew is never dried all at once;
a shower is forever falling;
vapor is ever rising.

Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming,
on sea and continents and islands,
each in its turn,
as the round earth rolls.

- John Muir

Friday, August 27, 2010


Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present - love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Movement

Women's Equality Day - August 26

Across the world women are joining hands in solidarity and support, in a global women’s movement, sharing knowledge and experience and empowering themselves to build a peaceful and fairer world.

- Marilee Karl

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Self Discovery

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

- Thomas Merton

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Today I bent the truth to be kind,
and I have no regret,
for I am far surer of what is kind
than I am of what is true.

- Robert Brault

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

- Albert Einstein

Monday, August 16, 2010

Diamond in the rough

A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.

- Unknown

Friday, August 13, 2010


A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.

- Maya Angelou

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Be Yourself

To be yourself in a world
that is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Change and Conflict

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
- Saul Alinsky

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.

- Mother Teresa

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

- Sir Winston Churchill

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Female Friendship

There is a kind of quilt called a friendship quilt, but I imagine all of mine, no matter what their pattern, are emblems of female friendship, that essential thread that has so often kept the pieces of my own life together, and from time to time kept me from falling apart.

- Anna Quindlen