Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Anthem

Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
from Leonard Cohen's "The Anthem"

Monday, June 29, 2009

Those That Serve Us

If you want to know what a person's like,
take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Harry Potter Quote- J.K. Rowling

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fruits of the Spirit

When the Holy Spirit controls our lives
he will produce this kind of fruit in us:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control...
Galatians 5:22

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Changing and growing

The only things that are going to change you from where you are today to where you are going to be five years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.
Lou Holtz

Friday, June 26, 2009

Going deeper

We cannot control the length of our life,
just the depth of it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

For Mom- the daisy lover

I'll give you a daisy a day, dear
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until
the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away
Eddy Arnold song lyrics

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Keeping the Trust

How desperately we wish to maintain our trust in those we love! In the face of everything, we try to find reasons to trust. Because losing faith is worse than falling out of love.
Sonia Johnson

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Struggling and Enduring

Happiness is different than pleasure.
Happiness has something to do with struggling
and enduring and accomplishing.
George Sheehan

Monday, June 22, 2009


Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well-preserved body; but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body totally worn out and screaming "Woo Hoo! What a ride!"

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Secure Future

I don't know what the future may hold,
but I know who holds the future.
Ralph Abernathy

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Poetry of Life

Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in your humdrum routine, as perhaps it may be thought, the true poetry of life.
Sir William Osler

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Working Man

Better to wear out than to rust out.
R. Cumberland

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Pursuit

There are many things in life that will catch your eye,
but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Owe, I Owe

To whom much is given,
much is expected.
Luke 12:48

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No next time, only this time

Next time around--
we'll laugh more,
love more.
We'll see the world.
We won't be so afraid.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Chance and Change

I love to think about chance--
about how one little overheard word,
one pebble in a shoe, can change the universe.
Anne Tyler

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Looking Up

I will lift up my eyes to the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
Psalms 121:1

Saturday, June 13, 2009


The purpose of life is not the absence of suffering,
but that the suffering should bear fruit.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Dawn

It is always darkest before the dawn.
Old proverb

Thursday, June 11, 2009


The things we'll remember most,
won't be things at all.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


A tragedy in life--a time of great sorrow--is life changing. It is either going to make you or break you. You will never be the same.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A mess of a tragedy

It's not the tragedies that kill us,
it's the messes.
Dorothy Parker

Monday, June 8, 2009


In all things, just be present.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Playing the game

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is?
The opportunity to play.
Mike Singletary

Saturday, June 6, 2009


There'll be two dates on your tombstone
And all your friends can read 'em
But the only thing that matters
Is that little dash between 'em.
Kevin Welch

Friday, June 5, 2009

Softer Hearts

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
Standing Bear

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Paddling, Paddling

The secret of success is to be like a duck--
smooth and unruffled on top,
but paddling furiously underneath.
Bill Cosby

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Only the shallow know themselves.
Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pace and Priorities

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Monday, June 1, 2009


People are lonely because they build walls
instead of bridges.
Joseph Fort Newton