Friday, April 5, 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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


Friday, March 8, 2019

It's an insane world but in it there is one sanity, the loyalty of old friends.

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“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”  -William Shakespeare 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The human face is the subtle yet visual autobiography of each person.

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In a certain sense, to gaze into the face of another is to gaze into the depth and entirety of his life.                      John O'Donohue
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

“The train is a small world moving through a larger world.”

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Suspended in a moving night.       The face in the reflection train
Looks at first sight as self-assured.       As your own face - But look again:
Windows between you and the world.         Keep out the cold, keep out the fright;
Then why does your reflection seem   So lonely in the moving night?” 
Louis MacNeice

Sunday, February 17, 2019

“You never forget someone you've loved once.”

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Make as many friends as you can, but don't build your life on them alone. It's an unstable foundation. 
Some people are going to leave, but that's not the end of your  story. That's the end of their part in your story.    

Thursday, January 31, 2019

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

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“If Irish or Italian culture dies in America it really isn't that big a deal. They will still exist in Italy and Ireland. Not so with us. There is no other place. North America is our old country.” 
Janet Campbell Hale

Friday, January 25, 2019

“Wisdom comes from reflection.”

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“Each time a person passes by you and you say 'hello', imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.” ― Suzy Kassem

Saturday, January 19, 2019

“A dove carries peace on its wings.”

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Every morning my Dove family arrives at 7AM for their feeding of wild bird seed. I do not know how birds communicate but they found a way to bring family and friends. They have to be alert at all times; a hawk flies by looking for a Dove Buffet.  Joan Reese

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The atmosphere sets the mood.

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A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.     
Bertrand Russell

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

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Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one. John Lennon

Saturday, December 15, 2018

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

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Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem

Thursday, December 6, 2018

An angel has no memory.

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The way people come into your life when you need them, it's wonderful and it happens in so many ways. It's like having an angel. Somebody comes along and helps you get right. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Friday, November 30, 2018

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.      

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Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.      
Marcus Aurelius

Friday, November 23, 2018

“Don't be in a hurry. Everything arise in the due time.”

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“To grant all a man's wishes is to take away his dreams and ambitions. Life is only worth living if you have something to strive for. To aim at.” 

Friday, November 16, 2018

A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.

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Be thankful for the struggles you go through. They make you stronger, wiser and humble. Don’t let them break you. Let them make you.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Time will pass and seasons will come and go. ...

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Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something's time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings.  Henry Cloud


Friday, November 2, 2018

The universal pursuit of the individual human being is to escape loneliness.

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One of the illusions that we live by is that we can really know anybody else, and we're often surprised by traits in people that we thought we knew very well. The struggle to overcome loneliness, which is sort of our universal burden, leads us to leap to conclusions about who other people are.   Thomas McGuane


Saturday, October 27, 2018

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

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“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.” 
Roy T. Bennett