Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.

- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Gift Suggestions

Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
~ Oren Arnold

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Life and Love

Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing
save the limit of our sight.

- Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Candle

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;

It makes no noise at all,

But softly gives itself away.

- Eva Logue

Friday, December 3, 2010

Getting More Than We Give

Do not stand on a high pedestal and
take 5 cents in your hand and say,
"here, my poor man",
but be grateful that the poor man is there,
so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself.

It is not the reciever that is blessed, but it is the giver.

Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise
your power of benevolence and mercy in the world,
and thus become pure and perfect.

- Swami Vivekananda (Indian Spiritual leader)