Antennae for droplets of received wisdom

Thursday, July 30, 2015

"A note of caution:   We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us.  Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy.  Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you.  That's why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded." 

- Marcus Buckingham

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang." 

- Charley Reese

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. "

- John Muir 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Energy does not die...

"I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Human Condition

"All the world's a stage, 
And all the men and women merely players; 
They have their exits and their entrances; 
And one man in his time plays many parts, 
His acts being seven ages.” 

- William Shakespeare

Saturday, July 25, 2015

“Physics isn't the most important thing. 

Love is.” 

― Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1965

Friday, July 24, 2015

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” 

- Stephen R. Covey

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Melody:  "... Living in suburbia as I do, I have found myself longing for the beauty and peacefulness of the mountains lately, 
so I suppose we both need to remember to bloom where we are planted." 

Janet:  "That's the secret!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"The loss of a loved one is one of the most tragic and devastating things a person can endure."

~ Amber,  July 22, 2014 ~

Monday, July 20, 2015

“There are so many more important things to worry about than how you're perceived by strangers."

Sunday, July 19, 2015

“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.” 

- Victoria Moran,  Lit From Within:  Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

Saturday, July 18, 2015

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ~Buddha

Friday, July 17, 2015

“You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life!” 

- Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

Thursday, July 16, 2015

“And never have I felt so deeply at one and the same time so detached from myself and so present in the world.”

- Albert Camus

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Never complain, never explain." – Johnny Depp

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be." 

~Vironika Tugaleva

Monday, July 13, 2015


"The basis for true change is freedom from negativity. And that's what acceptance implies: no negativity about what is."

- Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, July 12, 2015

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” 

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, July 11, 2015

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius —and a lot of courage— to move in the opposite direction.” 

~E.F. Schumacher

Friday, July 10, 2015

“Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Because someone
doesn't love you the way
you want them to
doesn't mean 
they don't love you
with all they have

       - unknown


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves."

-  Carl Jung

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days ahead.” 
- Kris Carr

Monday, July 6, 2015

"We are the masters of our own lives and no one can force us to do anything that we do not want or give permission to do."

Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Enjoy the little things because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” 

- Robert Brault

Friday, July 3, 2015

" . . . because happiness begins when you stop complicating everything." 

Garance DorĂ© 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

“With awareness there comes choice. And so you are able to say: "I allow this moment to be as it is." And then, suddenly, where before there was irritation, there is now a sense of aliveness and peace. And out of that comes right action.” 

- Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody celebrates on my birthday?  Because it's July 4th."

- Gloria Stuart

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