Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ocean Drop


We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ~Mother Teresa
Happy New Year to All!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Change

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~Maya Angelou

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blessed


Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.
~Hannah Senesh
Happy Hanukkah!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Style

Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. ~Orson Welles

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Unity

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. ~Baha'u'llaha
Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Salt Water


The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just Go


Just go out there and do what you have to do. ~Martina Navratilova

Friday, November 06, 2009

Meditation


What's encouraging about meditation is that even if we shut down, we can no longer shut down in ignorance. We see very clearly that we're closing off. That in itself begins to illuminate the darkness of ignorance. ~Pema Chödrön

Friday, October 30, 2009

Autumn's Fire


Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. ~William Allinghamy

Friday, October 23, 2009

Harvest


Believe in yourself, your neighbors, your work, your ultimate attainment of more complete happiness. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in Autumn. ~B. C. Forbes

Friday, October 16, 2009

Drum Dance

He who cannot dance will say: "The drum is bad”.
~African Proverb

Friday, October 09, 2009

Rainbow

Leroy bet me I couldn't find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.
~Rita Mae Brown

Friday, October 02, 2009

Smile

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney

Friday, September 25, 2009

Praying

Some people pray to a totem pole, some people pray to a sun, some people pray to a god. It all works for them. It all comes back to what you think. ~Thich Nhat Hanh


Happy Autumn!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Music

We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound. ~Zoltan Kodaly

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Ocean


Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. ~H. P. Lovecraft

Friday, August 28, 2009

Walk Alone

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, August 21, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Courage


Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. ~Ruth Gordon


Just back from vacation and spending 9 days with my nephews (7 & 9), I needed courage at times :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Presence


The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
~Thich Nhat Hanh


Friday, July 24, 2009

Hang On


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, July 17, 2009

Perpsective


Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dreams


People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food. ~Dorothy Gilman

Friday, July 03, 2009

Dragon


It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. ~J.R.R. Tolkien


When I think of dragons, I think of fireworks - Happy 4th!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Self-Realized


For a long time I thought I wanted to be a nun. Then I realized that what I really wanted to be was a lesbian. ~Mabel Maney

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Normal


Normal is in the eye of the beholder. ~Whoopi Goldberg

Friday, June 05, 2009

Progress


Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. ~Frank Zappa

Friday, May 29, 2009

...of Nature


Look at the optimism of Nature. Nothing can stop it. Only the ego makes humans pessimistic, and this causes suffering. ~Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Spring


Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. ~W. Earl Hall

Friday, May 15, 2009

Own Feelings


We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. ~Jim Morrison

Friday, May 08, 2009

Teaching


Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Foolishness


Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness. ~May Sarton

Friday, April 24, 2009

Admonishments


The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. ~Lynn Lavner

Friday, April 17, 2009

Humor


Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. ~Bill Cosby

Friday, April 10, 2009

Regret


They who spend time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future. ~Francisco de Quevedo

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Women


Sons branch out, but one woman leads to another.
~Margaret Atwood

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Process

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. ~Anais Nin

Friday, March 20, 2009

Springtime


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
~Margaret Atwood


Happy Spring Equinox!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Stand and Stare


What is this life if, full of care, 
We have no time to stand and stare.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Rekindled


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~Albert Schweitzer

Friday, February 27, 2009

Erotica


Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken. ~Isabel Allende

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wings


First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down. ~Ray Bradbury

Friday, February 13, 2009

Heart Love


The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Food For Thought


If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian. ~Linda McCartney

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ride a Bike!


When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year!


We write our own destiny; we become what we do.
It's the year of the Ox.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tea


Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one. ~Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day


If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
~Barack Obama
– Chicago, Nov. 4th 2008

This is a most amazing day for me and I know for so many others in the world!