Friday, July 31, 2009


Joy is not in things;
it is in us.
Richard Wagner

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Life is fragile
and we hang by a slender thread.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wine anyone?

Good men are like fine wine.
They start out as grapes,
and then women stomp on them.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lots of music

I've loved and been loved
and all the rest is just background music.
Hillary Clinton quoting a friend

Monday, July 27, 2009


Slow down
and everything you are chasing
will come and find you.
John De Paola

Sunday, July 26, 2009


The best prize of all is knowing
that winning isn't always a victory
and losing isn't always a defeat.
from Doogie Howser, MD

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Perks of Gardening

You can bury a lot of troubles
digging in the dirt.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Nature comforts and restores

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life.
Rachel Carson

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Different Roads

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

O Happy Day

There was a star danced,
and under that I was born.
William Shakespeare

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ah, the joy of gossip

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody,
then come sit next to me.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
and quoted in "Steel Magnolias"

Monday, July 20, 2009


Trust yourself.
Think for yourself.
Act for yourself.
Speak for yourself.
Be yourself.
Imitation is suicide.
Marva Collins

Sunday, July 19, 2009


This is the day that the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice an be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Obsession

H2O: two parts heart and one part obsession.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Bud Light Lime

Beer is proof that God loves us
and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, July 16, 2009

No Jelly Doughnut

You can roll manure in powdered sugar,
and it still ain't no jelly doughnut.
"Two and a Half Men"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Darkness Before Light

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise
if we have waited in the darkness.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Seasons of Life

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rust vs. Real Life

The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust,
and that real life is love, laughter, and work.
Elbert Hubbard

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come.
Song of Solomon 2:12

Friday, July 10, 2009

Saving the World

Only love can save the world.
Guiding Light theme song

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Trails

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous,
leading to the most amazing view.
Edward Abbey

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

Changing, Curious, Interested, and Happy

In spite of illness, in spite of the arch enemy sorrow,
one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration,
if one is unafraid of change,
insatiable in intellectual curiosity,
interested in big things,
and happy in small ways.
Edith Wharton

Monday, July 6, 2009

Giving more than you take

It's a matter of givin' more to this world than you take away from it. So when you die you don't owe it anything. It's bein' able to love when you want to hate- to forgive them that work against you- to tell the truth even when it hurts- to share your bread no matter how hungry you are yourself. Dyin' comes easy when you know you've done all these things right.
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

And for the support of this Declaration,
with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,
we mutually pledge to each other
our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Declaration of Independence-1776

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

I thank God for my country, and I pray for her each day.
May our people seek his guidance. Let our leaders show the way.
God has blessed my father's homeland, made her what she's come to be.
So I thank God for my country, and what she means to me.
Sunday School song lyrics

Friday, July 3, 2009

Risks Worth Taking

Don't you sit upon the shoreline and say you're satisfied.
Choose to chance the rapids and
dare to dance the tide.
Garth Brooks song lyrics

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Nature and Art

Keep your love of nature,
for that is the way to understand art more and more.
Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Easing the Burden

What do we live for; if it is not to make life
less difficult for each other?
George Eliot