Friday, September 20, 2019

Love is a verb!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4

Friday, September 13, 2019

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.   

Beautiful memories are like old friends. They may not always be on your mind, but they are forever in your heart.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Brooklyn is the new Manhattan

I come from nowhere Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These days Williamsburg is a hip area, but when I grew up there, the taxi drivers wouldn't even go over the bridge, it was so dangerous.  Barry Manilow

Sunday, August 18, 2019

“Celebrate your journey of life.”

“I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.” 
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Thursday, August 1, 2019

“Whatever gets you through the night”
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” 
― John Lennon

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Forgiveness is the final form of love

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. 
Lewis B. Smedes

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Life is the dancer and you are the dance.

“In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being.” 
― Eckhart Tolle

Friday, July 5, 2019

The essential ingredient of change is timing.

A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.
Gloria Steinem

Dedicated to the union of 
 Chax and Rick

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Creativity is God’s gift to us.

Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness. Wayne Dyer

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.    Confucius

Thursday, June 6, 2019

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.   Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dreams don’t work unless you do

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

Thursday, May 23, 2019

“If you live in harmony with nature, both nature and you win!”

“The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . . . We watched in silence at the beauty and grandeur of the great fish. Out of the corners of my eyes I saw Cico hold his hand to his breast as the golden carp glided by. Then with a switch of his powerful tail the golden carp disappeared into the shadowy water under the thicket.” 
― Rudolfo Anaya

Saturday, May 18, 2019

“We have to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.”

"Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet" ― Marc Bekoff

Friday, May 10, 2019

Gifting flowers speak volumes
My lover gave me beautiful red roses 
To express his love on my birthday
God carpets my walkways with rainbow colored flowers
To remind me I am loved every day.      Joan Reese

Friday, May 3, 2019

“The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.”

“I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life.” 

― J.A.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Knock on the sky and hear the sounds


There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

Thursday, April 18, 2019

One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.

Sometimes in life, you do things you don't want to. Sometimes you sacrifice, sometimes you compromise. Sometimes you let go and sometimes you fight. It's all about deciding what's worth losing and what's worth keeping

Lindy Zart

Friday, April 5, 2019

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.

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 

Friday, March 29, 2019

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.         
 N. R. Narayana Murthy

Friday, March 22, 2019

The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”           Buddha

Friday, March 15, 2019

You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.

From my viewpoint, I believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have gained strength in moments of despair or fear. That's what I believe, and it is very strong when I sit meditating by the sea.     Joan Reese