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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day 36

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which gives happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

Friday, May 30, 2014

Day 35

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

Day 34

You are perfect just the way you are and ...there is still room for improvement.
Zen Master Shunru Suzuki

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Day 33

It never hurts to think too highly of a person; 
often they become ennobled and act better because of it.

Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day 32

Keep before you always your most unaffected  goals:
to become fearless
to be at home with your life just as it is
to rest gently on the waters of the mysterious universe.

Elizabeth Lesser

Monday, May 26, 2014

Day 31

Some people just don't seem to realize, when they're moaning about not getting prayers answered that "no" is the answer.

Neil Gardner White

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Day 30

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectation.
Michael J. Fox

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Day 29

There is nothing more important than what you are doing right now. 
(A standard astronaut adage)
Chris Hadfield

Friday, May 23, 2014

Day 28

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Day 27

With unfailing kindness, your life always presents what you need to learn. Whether you stay home or work in an office or whatever, the next teacher is going to pop right up.
Charlotte Joko Beck

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Day 26

Only you can take inner freedom from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can.

Michael A. Singer

Monday, May 19, 2014

Day 25

Every day is a new chance to choose.

Ishita Gupta

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Day 24

Successful people are successful for 1 simple reason; they think about failure differently.
Seth Godin

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Day 23

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Day 22

The best way out is through.

Robert Frost

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 21

Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Day 20

I can't change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 19

We can't help everyone, but we can help someone.

Ronald Reagan

Monday, May 12, 2014

Day 18

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still want to plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day 47

"Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”
Dr. Seuss

Day 17: Friendship

A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Day 16

Today, you are you
That is truer than true.
There is no one alive 
Who is you-er
Than you.

Dr Seuss 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Day 15

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Day 14

I will trust and not be afraid.
Isaiah 12:2

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.'

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Day 13 About worrying

I am an old man and I've had many troubles-most of which never happened.
Mark Twain

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 12

I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Day 11

Peace starts here. Peace starts with you and me. It starts today.
Old woman in Nagasaki

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Day 10

It is not joy which makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
Brother David Steindl Rast

So, I finally heard from my best friend. She left a message on my machine while I was out. Wish I'd been there. Wished she'd call my cell. At least I know that she is well. I am grateful. 
I have found that there is an advantage to having missed her call, I can listen to her message over and over and hear the joy in her voice as she walks the Camino.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Day 9

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.

G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 8

We're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.

C.S. Lewis