Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

Friday, December 25, 2009

Not only for Christmas

Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you glad.

John Greenleaf Whittier:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Monday, December 21, 2009

Immature love...

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'"
Erich Fromm

Saturday, December 19, 2009


You are your own peace. Be it.
Dr. Wayne Dyer

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Work and Play

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
Mark Twain

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Joseph Campbell

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sole Purpose....

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung, "Memories, Dreams, Reflections", 1962

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Carl Jung

Monday, December 7, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Problems are not stop signs. They are guidelines.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


"Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another."
John Muir, naturalist and explorer (1838-1914)

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Last Key

Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Live your beliefs.....

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Henry David Thoreau

Friday, November 27, 2009

Your Consent

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves
Carl Jung

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Shoe...

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares.
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Monday, November 9, 2009


Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

(even more) Yoda Wisdom

[Luke:] I can’t believe it.
[Yoda:] That is why you fail.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.” - Ben Okri

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.”
Chuang Tzu

Sunday, November 1, 2009

When I Quote Others....

"When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly." - Michel de Montaigne

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate.”

Chuang Tzu

Saturday, October 24, 2009


“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 22, 2009


“Some pursue happiness - others create it.”

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Try it!

Lollipops make you forget about failure!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I work....

I work as hard as I can,
For as long as I can,
And the best that I can,

Friday, October 16, 2009

No Hopeless Situations....

There are no hopeless situations.
There are only men who have grown hopeless about them.

Clare Boothe Luce

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009


"Happiness is a habit - cultivate it.”
Elbert Hubbard

photo found here

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

Tao Te Ching

Sunday, October 4, 2009

In Dwelling....

“In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.”

Tao Te Ching

Friday, October 2, 2009

You miss....

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."
Wayne Gretzky

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Empty your mind.....

Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.

If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.

When you realize where you came from,
you naturally become tolerant,disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,dignified as a king.

Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.

Tao Te Ching

Monday, September 28, 2009

(more) Yoda Wisdom

"Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


"Where there is humankind there is potential for an Act of Goodness."
image by cindysarcady found here

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Life is short...

"Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Feeling Grateful

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Northrup Christiane

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Everyone has talent....

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
Erica Jong