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

Friday, March 8, 2019

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

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.”
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.

“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.”

“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.”\
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.

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