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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Going Forward

Value integrity, eat well, and say "no" to things you truly are not interested in. 

Sleep in. Dream. Forgive.
Count blessings.

Walk in Nature and smile while doing it -- it's the best antidepressant EVER!!

Practice Love, Peace, and Happiness.

Monday, December 30, 2019

"Where there’s an end, there’s a beginning. And with every beginning comes new adventures."

Friday, December 27, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

"There's not much out there to hold on to to save each other and even then we only have a small window.  Don't waste time doing anything other than loving."

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

"You can never know how many lives you’ve touched, so just know it’s far more than you think. Even the tiniest acts of love, kindness, and compassion can have a massive ripple effect."

Monday, December 23, 2019

In Memoriam

"Soul doesn't have a fear of dying," he said. "Ego has very pronounced fear of dying. The ego, this incarnation, is life and dying. The soul is infinite."

- Ram Dass

“Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.” 

Friday, December 20, 2019

❤️ "Like the grinch....may your heart grow three sizes this Christmas." ❤️

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

"Kindness is never out of style."

Sunday, December 8, 2019

"I love being alone! piece and quiet, no drama, no complaining..its the best! = FREEDOM!!"

"I love being alone! piece and quiet, no drama, no complainingits the best! = FREEDOM!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” 
― Coco Chanel

Thursday, December 5, 2019

"Always remember you that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."

- Margaret Mead

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." - Proverbs 23:7

Saturday, November 30, 2019

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom."

- Edward O. Wilson

Friday, November 29, 2019

“The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.” 

— John Updike

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

"We're all just walking each other home."

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

“The days are long but the years are short.”

Sunday, November 24, 2019

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” 

~C. JoyBell

Saturday, November 23, 2019

"The Dunning-Kruger effect (also known as Mount Stupid[1] or Smug Snake[2]), named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, occurs where people fail to adequately assess their level of competence — or specifically, their incompetence — at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else. This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimation of themselves. In simple words it's 'people who are too ignorant to know how ignorant they are'."

Friday, November 22, 2019

"I never feel so alone as when I’m in a crowd or a room full of people—(time to withdraw and view the universe from my own private space)....then when nerves resettle to a tolerable level, I may venture back toward civilization again."

Thursday, November 21, 2019

"We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right.” ― George Orwell

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry.” 


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

"No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth."

                                                      - Plato

Monday, November 18, 2019

"Liars cover up lies with more lies and then more after that. If someone lies about one thing the law says you throw out their entire testimony. That sounds right."

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:  God will not hold us guiltless.

     Not to speak is to speak.

     Not to act is to act."

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Monday, October 28, 2019

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

“A lot of things broke my heart but fixed my vision.”

Friday, October 25, 2019

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch, but in its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”  

Thursday, October 24, 2019

“Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand you can’t love.” 

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

“A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.”
― Daniel Wallace

Thursday, October 17, 2019

"Do not listen to what people say, but watch what they do, and that will let you know who they are."

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

"only the boring....get bored"

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

"Not only does stress cause disease in the organs, hate does too."

Sunday, October 13, 2019

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder, than one closed by belief."

Saturday, October 12, 2019

"We don't have a soul~

We are a soul~

We have a body~" 


Friday, October 11, 2019

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.” 

~Rainer Maria Rilke

Thursday, October 10, 2019

"Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go."

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?”

― Brian Tracy

Friday, October 4, 2019

"Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome."

Thursday, October 3, 2019

"It feels good to be accepted, loved, and approved of by others, but often the membership fee to belong to that club is far too high of a price to pay.” 

~Dennis Merritt Jones

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

"There are no ordinary people."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

“The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” 

~ Barbara De Angelis

Sunday, September 29, 2019

"If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” 

~Ajahn Chah

Monday, September 23, 2019

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Just because you think it doesn't make it so.

Friday, September 20, 2019

"Forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they're sorry and an even stronger person to forgive." 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

“The truth is, I was there for 6 years," he explained. "I really started seeing things weren’t normal in the first year. And I started ... I wear shame and guilt," he confessed. Because you know what? When you allow money to dictate your moral consciousness, you’ve lost all idea of moral consciousness. It’s not about the money. It can’t be.”

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Note to Self:  Before you argue with someone, ask yourself, is that person even mentally mature enough to grasp the concept of different perspectives?  Because if not, there’s absolutely no point.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

"You only see in others what you have in yourself.” 

~ Annette Noontil

Friday, September 13, 2019

"Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.” 


Thursday, September 12, 2019

"Blessed are the flexible,

For they don't Break."

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

“Our relatedness with other living forms provides us something we sorely need: a reverence for the life of all creatures great and small, and an expanded view of our place in nature–not as rulers over it, but as participants in it.”  ❤️

― Larry Dossey, M.D., Recovering the Soul:  A Scientific and Spiritual Approach

Monday, September 9, 2019

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” 

-Jennifer Lee

Friday, September 6, 2019

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our hearts, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.” 

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, September 5, 2019

"Contentment is greater than success."

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

"If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.” 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

"Beauty is not what's outside, it's who you are.  What's inside is your true essence, and beauty comes from within.  It's pure energy."

Sunday, September 1, 2019

"Glimpses of love and joy or brief moments of deep peace are possible whenever a gap occurs in the stream of thought.” 

~Eckhart Tolle

Friday, August 30, 2019

"Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.” 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

"He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven." 

- George Herbert

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

"Let go of anger, guilt and hatred. Look for common ground between yourself and others...not build walls. Be imperfect as everyone else is..."

Monday, August 26, 2019

Common advice from people who are doing well at 100 is to "Decide to be content." Others say, "Don't chase happiness. Just be satisfied."

Sunday, August 25, 2019

“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change lies our happiness and freedom.” 


Friday, August 23, 2019

Only Love Endures

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

"Sadly, delusion is the slowest burning fuel."

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

"It’s not a matter of ‘letting go.’ You would if you could. Instead of ‘let it go’ we should probably say ‘let it be.’” 

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

Friday, August 16, 2019

“Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you."

Thursday, August 15, 2019

"Your greatest success is on the other side of your fear!"

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

"I don't have many failures....
If I make a cake and it fails it becomes a pudding."

Monday, August 12, 2019

"Good things take time."

Sunday, August 11, 2019

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”

- Carl Jung

Saturday, August 10, 2019

"The man with an experience is not at the mercy of the man with an argument."

Friday, August 9, 2019

“Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time. Forgive yourself for giving away your power. Forgive yourself for past behaviors. Forgive yourself for the survival patterns and traits you picked up while enduring trauma. Forgive yourself for being who you needed to be.” 

~Audrey Kitching

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

- Warren Buffett

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

“You have no friends. You have no enemies. You only have teachers.” 

~Ancient Proverb

Monday, August 5, 2019

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” 

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Lacordairie, 19th century theologian, said it best:

“It is not genius, nor glory, nor love that reflects the greatness of the human soul; it is kindness.”

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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"Life is fragile and heartbreaking. It turns upside down in a minute. Love your children, hold them tight. Love your family, hold them close. Love your friends, keep them near. Be gentle with others, as so many are fragile and struggling. Actually, I think it’s best to assume everyone is struggling, so treat everyone with love, tenderness, and compassion."

Friday, August 2, 2019

"Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.” 


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"George Bernard Shaw said in 1933:  

'Earth must be the insane asylum of the entire Universe.' "

Monday, July 29, 2019

"Every little action there's a reaction."

Saturday, July 27, 2019

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

 ~Thich Nh

Friday, July 26, 2019

“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” 

― Shannon L. Alder

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