Friday, May 31, 2002

It is the imagination that helps us find meaning and beauty in our
lives... we are alive or dead according to the condition of our souls.
~ Carol S. Pearson

Thursday, May 30, 2002

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
When the character of a man is not clear to you,
look at his friends.
- Japanese proverb
"There are only two lasting bequeaths
we can hope to give our children...
One of these is roots,
The other is wings."
~~ William Hodding Carter ~~
"I'm drawn to the people who waltz to
a different beat. I've always felt like
I didn't belong in the majority, so I
have a tendency to go the minority in
spirit, because I sense their feeling
of not belonging."
~~ Wynonna Judd ~~
"Save a tree. Eat a beaver."
-- Anonymous
"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."
Henry Miller
"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
Henry David Thoreau
Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards.
R. A. Dickson

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Don't walk in front of me
I may not follow
Don't walk behind me
I may not lead
Walk beside me
And just be my friend
“It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”
––W. Somerset Maugham, American author (1874 — 1965)
"The more secure I am within myself, while allowing others
to be who they are, the more easily success flows to me."
-- Eva
To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy
and a whole heart and a free mind.
- Pearl S. Buck
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence,
but an optimist because of will.
- Antonio Gramsci
"From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone."
-Edgar Allen Poe

Monday, May 27, 2002

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~ Mother Teresa
Your embraces alone give light to my heart. ~ Ancient Egyptian saying
We are challenged to develop the toughness of skin to shed criticism
and/or to develop the depth of belief in our own voice to write our
truth anyway.
~ Jill Hackett
"It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't
been anywhere."
-- Anonymous
"The problem with reality is the lack of background
-- Anonymous
Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also
have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up
and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then
you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around
inside of you.
- E. L. Konigsburg
Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless
you stop pedaling.
- Claude Pepper

Sunday, May 26, 2002

“In love there is always one who kisses, and one who offers the cheek.”
––French proverb
"When you begin focusing on how you are feeling, rather than
what you are thinking, you begin to attract what you want.
The Universe is responding to how you feel." -- Eva

Saturday, May 25, 2002

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a huge granite mountain cannot be denied--it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.
Ansel Adams
Art is lies that tell the truth.
"Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it."
Henry Rollins
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
Jane Austen
It is from the quietness of the heart,
That the light of the Star radiates across the world.
--White Eagle
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful
We must carry it with us or we will find it now
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Experience is the name everyone gives their mistakes.”
––Oscar Wilde
"There are no short cuts
to anyplace worth going."
~~ Beverly Sills ~~
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" Aesop
"Hating a person is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat."
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.
- "Back To The Future, Part III"
Try to learn something about everything
and everything about something.
- Thomas H. Huxley
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything
except what you're going to do now, and do it.
- William Durant
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart
and you shall find it is only that which has given
you sorrow that is giving you joy.
-- Kahlil Gibran
"Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune
-- Anonymous
“Peace without justice is tyranny.”
––William Allen White, American writer and newspaper editor (1868 — 1944)
"Life is what happens when you are making other plans."
John Lennon
"Life is too important to be taken seriously."
Oscar Wilde
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and
love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a
time, they can seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall.
Think of it, always.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Tiny drops of rainwater are soft as they fall on your face. They yield to the slightest breeze. Yet if you gather enough of those raindrops together, and get all that water flowing in the same direction, it can destroy anything in its path.
It is better to ask some questions than to know all the answers.
- James Thurber
What the gentleman seeks, he seeks within himself;
what the small man seeks, he seeks in others.
- Confucius (551-479 BC)
"It isn't always enough
To be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn
To forgive yourself."
~~ Unknown ~~
"I take a simple view of life:
keep your eyes open and get on with it."
~~ Sir Laurence Olivier ~~
"Silence is one great art of conversation."
-- Anonymous
"Most people deserve each other."
-- Anonymous
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;
teach him to use the Internet and he won't bother
you for weeks."
-- Anonymous

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

The fire that seems so cruel is the light that shows your strength.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."
John Gardner
"Life is either a great adventure or nothing."
Helen Keller
“The ‘C’ students run the world.”
––President Harry S Truman
“The world fears a new experience more than it fears anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences.”
––D.H. Lawrence (1885 —1930)
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
(Chinese Proverb)
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William A. Ward
The stones that Critics hurl with Harsh Intent,
A Man may use to build a Monument.
-- Arthur Guiterman
"And in the end / The love you take / Is equal to the love you make"
The Beatles
"Happiness isn't doing what you like, it's liking what you do."
Not infrequently, one encounters copies of important people; and, as with paintings, most people prefer the copy to the orginal.
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Well done is better than well said.”
––Benjamin Franklin (1706 — 1790)
Always and never are two words you should
always remember never to use.
- Wendell Johnson
"Life is a tragedy for those who feel; and a comedy for those who think."
Chinese Proverb
"Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal."
Jean-Paul Sartre
The pure clean waters of a stone-lined mountain stream are about as attractive to a mud hen as are beams of sunlight to a cave-dwelling bat. So it is with human beings, for it is where we dwell inwardly that tells the truth of our nature. by Guy Finley
Slow me down Lord...Ease the
pounding of my look at a flower
to chat with a friend...
That I may grow toward the stars of my greater
A few words drifting over time and space
Can bring warmth, a glow of friendliness;
A voice unheard, a loved one’s absent face
Return with written words…a soft caress.
If you're looking for a big opportunity,
seek out a big problem.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The beginning is the most
important part of the work."
~~ Plato ~~

Monday, May 20, 2002

“A true friend is someone who’s there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.”
––Len Wein
“The truth is more important than the facts.”
––Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (1869 — 1959)
I always had a dream that when I am asked to give an accounting of my life to a higher court, it will go like this: "So, empty your pockets. What have you got left of your life? Any dreams that were unfulfilled? Any unused talent that we gave you when you were born that you still have left? Any unsaid compliments or bits of love that you haven't spread around?" And I will answer, "I've nothing to return. I spent everything you gave me."
Erma Bombeck
"Unspoken words of endearment
are often understood by the heart."
Bridge to The World
How easy the breath that kills a flame,
How hard to kindle that light again.
Cold words kill and kind words kindle,
By words withheld a dream may dwindle.
-- Joan Walsh Anglund
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much,
you won't become much.
- Jim Rohn
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It's what you think about!
- Dale Carnegie
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
You never know what you will learn until you start writing. Then you
discover truths you never knew existed.
~ Anita Brookner
He drew a circle that shut me out --
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in.
Edwin Markham
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
- Joe Ancis
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."
Robert Frost
Thanks, True, sometimes life is nothing but strife. Like a river flowing, many things coming and going. The waters can be turbulent and rough but we are tough.

Saturday, May 18, 2002

Writing has nothing to do with communication between person and
person, only with communication between parts of person's mind.
~ Rebecca West
"In heaven all the interesting people are missing."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"If you don't run your own life, somebody else will."
John Atkinson
“I know well what I am fleeing from, but not what I am in search of.”
––Michel de Montaigne, French essayist

Friday, May 17, 2002

I call that mind free which resists bondage of habit,
which does not mechanically repeat itself and copy
the past, which does not live on its old virtues, which
does not enslave itself to precise rules, but which
forgets what is behind, listens for new and higher
monitions of conscience, and rejoices to pour itself
forth in fresh and higher exertions.
-- William Ellery Channing
Writing is a voice that calls us from dreams, that peeks out of the
corner of our eyes when we think no one is looking, the longing that
breaks our hearts even when we think we should be happiest, and to
which we cannot give a name.
~ Judy Collins
“I still haven’t found what I’m searching for.”
––U2, Irish rock band
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas Alva Edison.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anon.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving,
and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley
"If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"I went to the woods, because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau
"A dream is a goal that is worth the time, talent & toil, it takes to achieve. Without these three, a dream is simply a dream."
"When you take risks, there is the possibility of failing,
and yet by not taking risks, failure is certain." -- Eva
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from her website

Thursday, May 16, 2002

You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for
the right thing, then you do it without thinking.
~ Maya Angelou
It does not take much strength to do things,
but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
- Elbert Hubbard

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

"If you clutch the past so tightly to your chest
it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present."
~~ Jan Glidewell ~~
"Letting go doesn't mean giving up,
it means accepting that some things can't be."
~~ Unknown ~~

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

I've learned... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned... That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.

I've learned... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned... That simple wakls wih my father around the block on summer nights whn I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned... That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I've learned... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned... That love, no time, heals all wounds.

I've learned... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned... That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling thir breath on your cheeks.

I've learned... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned... That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.

I've learned... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned... That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I've learned... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned... That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a lfie threatening situation.

I've learned... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done

-- By Andy Rooney
To be great, art has to point somewhere.
~ Anne Lamott
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The wise have a solid sense of silence and the ability
to keep a storehouse of secrets. Their capacity and
character are respected.
- Baltasar Gracian
Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine
"It is time to start living
the life you've imagined."
~~ Henry James ~~

Monday, May 13, 2002

Above all be true to yourself,
and if you cannot put your heart in it,
take yourself out of it.
- Hardy D. Jackson
I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose
another guide.

~ Emily Bronte (1818-1848) English Novelist
The image is as real as a table or the galaxies. The image matters.
Matters as much as anything matters. The image is the prima material.
To respect it, work with it, live with it, act upon it, finally to
live it is the very core of a creative life.

~ Deena Metzger
Memories are the most beautiful pictures our minds can paint, and nothing can ever erase them. -- unknwon
In those rare moments when we slow down, we are given the chance to contemplate what really matters in our lives. -- unknown
Sometimes we want to fold up our dreams and put them away. Then, from somewhere inside, there comes a song of courage and we know we can never give up. -- unknown
Today, and in all your days to come, believe in your heart that everything is going to be all right. -- unknown
If while we are young, just one person loves us uncritically, then we will have love to give for the rest of our lives. -- unknown

Sunday, May 12, 2002

"Life can be wildly tragic at times, and
I've had my share. But whatever happens
to you, you have to keep a slightly comic
attitude. In the final analysis, you have
got not to forget to laugh.
~~ Katherine Hepburn ~~
"Life is 10 percent what you make it
and 90 percent how you take it."
~~ Irving Berlin ~~
People are like stained glass windows; they sparkle and shine when
the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is
revealed only if there is light within.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Try a thing you haven't done three times.
Once, to get over the fear of doing it.
Twice, to learn how to do it.
And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.
- Virgil Thomson, advice given at age 93
To get your ideas across use small words, big ideas,
and short sentences.
- John Henry Patterson
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think
for yourself.
- Dorris Lessing
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame.
I simply follow my own feelings.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Where is home?
Home is where the heart
can laugh without shyness.
Home is where the heart's
tears can dry at their own pace."
~~ Vernon G. Baker ~~
You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think.
- The Talmud
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer a need
to ask permission of other people or society at large. When
you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
- Geoffrey F. Abert
Success is in the way you walk
the paths of life each day;
It's in the little things you do,
and in the things you say.
Success is not in getting rich,
nor rising high to fame.
It's not alone in winning goals
that all people hope to claim.
Success is being big of heart,
and clean and broad in mind,
It's being faithful to your friends,
and to the stranger, kind.
It's in the child whom you love
and all they learn from you,
Success depends on character,
and everything you do.
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. " - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him then say "No."
~Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Were An Evil Overlord
Let the world forsake me;
Let them do their worst,
I will withstand it all
They will not break me!
"The only person who never makes a mistake is the person who never does anything." Theodore Roosevelt-26th president of the United States(1858-1919)
Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is greaving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true. -Cinderella
Dreams are like may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny. -Unknown
"Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?"
-- Groucho Marx
"The greatest mistake you can make
is to be afraid of making one."
~~ Elbert Hubbard ~~
"Show me a person who has never made
a mistake and I'll show you somebody
who has never achieved much."
~~ Joan Collins ~~
Sometimes I don't know how to ask for help. I can get trapped inside my
pain. Some nameless thing seems to tear at my insides. I freeze, thinking
that if I don't move, it will go away. So I don't ask, I don't talk, and
the pain grows. Does my face look calm? Don't be fooled. I'm just afraid
to let you see the truth. You might think I'm foolish or weak. You might
reject me. So I don't talk, and the pain remains. But I listen. And
through other people God does for me what I can't do for myself. One of the
miracles I have found is that help often comes when I most need it. When I
can't bring myself to reach out for help, it sometimes comes to me. When I
don't know what to say, I am given the words I require. And when I share
what is in my heart, I may be giving a voice to someone who cannot find his
own. Today I have God who knows my needs. As I walk, God is walking with me.
--author unknown to me
My class, you will learn to think for yourselves again.
You will learn to savor words and language. No matter
what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
- Robin Williams,
"Dead Poets Society"
Something happens to me when I witness someone's courage. They may not know I'm watching and I might not let them know. But something happens to me that will last me for a lifetime. To fill me when I'm empty, and rock me when I'm low.
~ Holly Near
"You don't know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it."
~~ Bum Phillips ~~
"I like to fill my tub up with water, then turn the shower on and act like I'm in a submarine that's been hit." -- Anonymous
Always behave like a duck--keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath. -Jacob Braude
Our eyes were placed in front because its more important to look ahead than to look back.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -Immanuel Kant
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop
A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty. -G. Donald Gale
"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
"My parents have taught me to always be proud of my ethnic background. ...On my father's side I am African-American.On my mother's side,I am thai.I feel very fortunate,and Equally proud ,to be both African-American and Asian! The critical and fundamental point is that ethnic background...should not make a difference ...The bottom line is that I am an American ... and proud of it! Now, with your cooperation,I hope I can just be a golfer and a human being
--Tiger Woods
Whenever possible, remember that you are still free and that there is still beauty in the world. It's OK to smile.
- words appearing on fliers the Red Cross is distributing
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another - Jonathan Swift
"Let a new earth rise; Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth." -Margaret Walker
"America is woven of many strands; I would recognize them and let it so remain.. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description. -Ralph Ellison
I failed on a climbing problem eight times before realizing
I was climbing as high as I KNEW I could and then letting go.
On my next try I climbed with no thought of failure and
reached the top. We cannot know what we can do in advance.
The only way to find out is to go all-out trying, thinking
only of success.
- Royal Robbins, legendary climber
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
- A. J. Muste
When you walk to the edge
of all the light you have
And you take the first step into
the darkness of the unknown
You must believe that
one of two things will happen
There will be something solid
for you to stand upon
or you will be
taught to fly
- Patrick Overton
"Do,or do not.There is not 'try' "
-yoda ('The Empire Strikes back')
Courage can't see around corners, but goes around
them anyway.
~ Mignon McLaughlin ~
"Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more." - Lee Iacocca<
Senility Prayer: God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference. Amen.
Do you believe in love at first sight or do I need to walk by again? ~Unknown Author
In life, actions speak louder than words. But in love, the eyes do.
Unless it's mad, passionate, extraordinary love, t's a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn't be one of them. ~movie: Dream for an Insomniac
Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance, but in the heart. Real treasure lies not in what can be seen, but in what cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what is done and not known.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
"Knock knock."
"Who's there?"
"Boo Hoo?"
"Why cry, its just a joke."
- told by one of two children on Rosie, 09/19/2001
Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent. ~Victor Hugo
All that we see, or seem, is but a dream within a dream. ~Poe
It is the climbing of the mountain that makes the view from the top so breathtaking. ~Richard C. Miller
Truth often hurts but it’s the lie that leaves the scars.
"What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever" -Anthony Robbins
It is better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven't done.
"Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness" -James Thurber
"Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it...that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear" -Dale Carnegie
"Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you fear" Anthony Robbins
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved." -Helen Keller
"Patience with others is love. Patience with self is hope. Patience with God is faith." -Adel Bestravos
"Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone" Roy R. Gibson
"Each Player must accept the cards life deals him or her; but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game" -Voltaire
"He who angers you conquers you" -Eliz Kenny
"Self worth comes from one thing; a belief that you are worthy" -Wayne Dyer
"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions" -Deepak Chopra
"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality" -Les Brown
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength" -Corrie Ten Boom
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you. -Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Keep working your way through the maze. You'll know what it is when it happens, but you won't know until then. 'God grinds the axes he intends to use.'" -Dave sim
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved" William Jennings Bryant
"Your Thoughts determine your actions. Your actions determine your habits. Your habits determine your character. And your character gives birth to your destiny" –unknown
"For the rest of my life I'm going to trust that God is always at work in all things, and give Him thanks long before my simplest prayers are answered" -Nancy Parker Brummett
"One of the things that makes God different from people is that God is always available to listen" Rabbi David Wolpe
"When you respond to an unreasonable person by getting emotional, you give them victory. How do you manage unreasonable people? You dismiss them...Like shadows" -David Viscott
I asked for bread and received a stone. I used the stone to grind the grain. That made the flour to form the bread. Instead of asking God to give us the things for which we pray, all that we need to ask is this: show us the way.
"There are stars whose radiance is visible on earth though
they have long been extinct. There are people whose
brilliance continues to light the world though they are no
longer among the living. These lights are particularly
bright when the night is dark."
~ Hannah Senesh ~
"All things are difficult before they are easy." -- Italian proverb
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding,
I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
- Helen Keller