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Friday, February 26, 2010


We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.
~Tobias Wolff
In Pharaoh's Army

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
~Natalie Goldberg

Monday, February 22, 2010

Times of change

"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
~Eric Hoffer

Friday, February 19, 2010

Appreciate Nature

Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.
~Joan Borysenko

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Dawn

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.
~Anne Lamott

Monday, February 15, 2010


"The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that
places harmony in one's life."

~Peace Pilgrim

Friday, February 12, 2010


Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
~Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


"Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone."
~Czesław Miłosz

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Tide

A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.
~Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider,
Northern Exposure, Northern Lights, 1993

Friday, February 5, 2010


When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves,
it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld
French author & moralist (1613 - 1680)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spending Time

"Are you spending time doing what you love? Are you inspired by your life? Do you have someone you admire and want to emulate? Do you have a vision for your life? These things are some of the things you need to be the best you, so that authentic footprint becomes your service to others. Sing your song. Life is short. Fear is a waste of your valuable time."
~Colette Baron-Reid

Monday, February 1, 2010


dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child.
OK, a good education, then a dog.
~John Grogan, An Interview with John Grogan, 2008