Sunday, October 31, 2010

Little Things

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

- Robert Brault

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shift Towards Peace

Rather than talking about peace or forgiveness,
let's talk about trust, dignity, our shared humanity,
and the one hundred thousand other steps it takes
to finally achieve peace and forgiveness. ...

There is no "magic" square metre, or hilltop, or valley,
that if ceded by one side to the other will bring about
peace in the Middle East.

Peace can only come bout after an internal shift --
on both sides.

What we need is respect, and the inner strength
to refuse to hate.

Then we will achieve peace.

- Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Make the Exchange

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it.

Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness.
Tear out arrogance and seed humility.

Exchange love for hate ---
thereby, making the present comfortable
and the future promising.

- Maya Angelou

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul
and sings the tune without the words
and never stops... at all.

- Emily Dickinson

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

- Jacob A. Riis

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Courage doesn't always roar.

Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow".

- Mary Anne Radmacher

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wearing Your Life

Your life feels different on you once you greet death and understand your heart's position. You wear your life like a garment from the mission bundle sale ever after -- lightly because you realize you never paid nothing for it, cherishing because you know you won't ever come by such a bargain again.
- Louise Erdrich

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Give Meaning to Life

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.
- Tom Head

Sunday, October 10, 2010


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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sand and Stone

When someone hurts us,
we should write it down in sand,
where winds of forgiveness can erase it away.

When someone does something good for us,
we must engrave it in stone,
where no wind can ever erase it.

Learn to write your hurts in sand, and to carve your benefits in stone.

- Unknown