Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Deepest Thanks

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

~© Albert Schweitzer~

Monday, January 29, 2007

Rain, Sun or Snow

Rain, sun or snow, it makes no difference. I take what comes. You can't be a quitter - although I prefer the sun.

~© Richard Cooper~

Sunday, January 28, 2007

What Love Can Be

Come to me now
I want to be your best friend for all the time
I want to be the tissue for your tears
I never want to be alone

I never, never, never really thought that I could feel
A feeling that awakened me so
I was astray, not knowing where I belonged
Living out of time, living out of time

Now that you've come and set me free
Now that I know, what love can be
All that I want is you with me
That's all I want

You allow me to be what I wanna be
Thanks for helping me
I'm gonna be, I feel like a brightly shining star
For only you to see

Hold me tight, hold me tight
I won't let you go
Hold me now, hold me now
Give me all your love

All that I want
Is for you to be with me...

~© Kingdom Come, lyrics~

Saturday, January 27, 2007

You Never Know

You never know when someone
May catch a dream from you.
You never know when a little word,
Or something you may do
May open up a window
Of the mind that seeks the light
The way you live may not matter at all...
But you never know - it might.

And just in case it could be
That another's life, through you,
Might possibly change for the better
With a broader brighter view.
It seems it might be worth a try
At pointing the way to the right.
Of course, it may not matter at all,
But then again it might.

~© Author Unknown~

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Sun

The sun is nature's Prozac.

~© Astrid Alauda~

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us:
We taste only sacredness.

~© Rumi~

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In Your Light

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you.

~© Jalal ad-Din Rumi~

Monday, January 22, 2007

Expect To Have...

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

~© Sarah Ban Breathnach~

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Precious Things

Ordinary riches can be stolen: real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

~© Oscar Wilde~

Friday, January 19, 2007

Keep Your Faith

Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone.

~© Roy R. Gilson~

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Thank You, Friend

I never came to you, my friend,
and went away without
some new enrichment of the heart;
More faith and less of doubt,
more courage in the days ahead.
And often in great need coming to you,
I went away comforted indeed.
How can I find the shining word,
the glowing phrase that tells all that
your love has meant to me,
all that your friendship spells?
There is no word, no phrase for
you on whom I so depend.
All I can say to you is this,
God bless you precious friend.

~© Grace Noll Crowell~

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

My Destiny

I can't control my destiny,
I trust my soul, My only goal is just to be.

There's only now, there's only here.
Give in to love or live in fear.

No other path, no other way.
No day but today.

~© Johnathan Larson~

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Rest In Peace

In Memory of Noah David Sears

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

~© Rabrindranath Tagore~

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Happiness Comes...

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

~© Storm Jameson~

Friday, January 12, 2007

I've Learned

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~© Maya Angelou~

Thursday, January 11, 2007

12 Years Ago Today...

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.

~© Bruce Barton~

The Most Important Things

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever you're secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst I think. When the secret stays locked within not for a want of a teller but for an ear.

~© Stephen King~

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours
For one lone soul another lonely soul,
Each choosing each through all the weary hours,
And meeting strangely at one sudden goal,
Then blend they, like green leaves with golden flowers.
Into one beautiful perfect whole;
And life's long night is ended, and the way
Lies open onward to eternal day.

~© Edwin Arnold~

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship.
And he answered, saying:
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own
mind, nor do you withhold the "ay".
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all
expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as
the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not
love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know the flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

~© Kahlil Gibran, excerpted from "The Prophet"~

Monday, January 08, 2007

I Don't Wish To Be...

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.

~© Javan~

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Live Life Fully

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.

~© Anthony Robbins~

Friday, January 05, 2007

From "The Hidden Power of the Heart"

When the heart is enlivened again, it feels like the sun coming out after a week of rainy days. There is hope in the heart that chases the clouds away. Hope is a higher heart frequency and as you begin to reconnect with your heart, hope is waiting to show you new possibilities and arrest the downward spiral of grief and loneliness. It becomes a matter of how soon you want the sun to shine. Listening to the still, small voice in your heart will make hope into a reality.

~© Sara Paddison~

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas

All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' In The Sun,
Talkin' 'Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did.

~© Shel Silverstein~

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

One Must Have...

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

~© Hans Christian Anderson~

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Choose Gratitude

If we become uncomfortable in any given moment, we can look at a flower, a pebble in the street or the tire on our car and be grateful. We can gaze at a person in the distance or at a cloud in the sky and be appreciative. We can smile at a stranger, hug someone we know or tidy a disorganized shelf and be thankful for the opportunity. If we choose gratitude, we will be happy!

~© Barry Neil Kaufman~

Monday, January 01, 2007

I Am The Decisive Element

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

~© Goethe~