Sunday, January 31, 2010

There Isn't A Train I Wouldn't Take

My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I'll not be knowing;
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,
No matter where it's going.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Irish Blessing #2

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and a smooth road all the way to your door.
Irish Blessing

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunshine in the House

A good laugh is like sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackery

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rose Colored Views

I guess I live in a fairytale world--
looking at everything through rose colored glasses.
I guess I probably always will.
Sharon Tate

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Roads That Are Easy To Travel

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meeting Halfway

The most important trip you may take in life
is meeting people halfway.
Henry Boye

Monday, January 25, 2010

What We Wish For

My wish isn't to mean everything to everyone,
but something to someone.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

An Irish Blessing

These things I warmly wish for you:
Someone to love, some work to do,
A bit o' sun, a bit o' cheer,
And a guardian angel always near.
An Irish Blessing

Saturday, January 23, 2010

What road are you on?

If you don't care where you're going,
any road should take you there!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Learning Tree

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

MLK Questions

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
"What are you doing for others?"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm Gonna Spend My Time

How can we know how far, the long way can be?
Looking from where we are,
it never seemed that long to me.
I've many miles behind me, maybe not so much ahead.
It seems I've made good time,
with the directions I misread.

So I'm gonna spend my time like it's going out of style.
I'm moving the bottom line, further than a country mile.
I still have hills to climb, before I hit that wall.
No matter how much time I buy.
I can never spend it all.
Clint Black Lyrics

Monday, January 18, 2010

Forever Young

May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay--forever young.
Bob Dylan Song

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bring On the Rain

It's almost like the hard times circle round
A couple drops and they all start coming down
Yeah, I might feel defeated, and I might hang my head
I might be barely breathin' but I'm not dead
But tomorrow's another day
And I'm thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain
JoDee Messina

Saturday, January 16, 2010


It is not the clear-sighted that rule the world.
Great achievements are accomplished in
a blessed, warm fog.
Joseph Conrad

Friday, January 15, 2010

What We Learned In Oz

If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again,
I won't look any further than my own backyard.
Because if it isn't there,
I never really lost it to begin with.
The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Wisdom of Benjamin Button

"For what it’s worth, it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit... start whenever you want... you can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that stop you. I hope you feel things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
-from the movie "Benjamin Button"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Winter Sunset

I like these cold, gray winter days.
Days like these let you savor a bad mood.
Bill Watterson of "Calvin and Hobbs" fame

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Open Arms

Love is always open arms.
If you close your arms about love
you will find that you are left holding
only yourself.
Leo Buscaglia

Monday, January 11, 2010

Self Portrait of Aging

I am so blessed to have lived long enough
to have my hair turn gray
and to have my youthful laughs
forever etched upon my face.
email making the rounds
Self Portrait 2009

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Because You Love Me

I don't know how I survived
In this cold and empty world for all this time
I only know that I'm alive
Because You  love me
JoDee Messina Lyrics

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Laughing at Blue Skies

When you realize how perfect everything is
you will tilt your head back and
laugh at the sky.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Footprints on the sands of time
are not made by sitting down.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Some of my best friends
are flakes.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Loving Every Season

To be interested in the changing seasons
is a happier state of mind
than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
George Santayana

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Leaving Your Mark

Immortality is to live your life doing good things
and leaving your mark behind.
Brandon Lee

Monday, January 4, 2010

Writing and Thinking

You'll never know what you've thought,
until you write it down.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Little Feet

Children will follow your footsteps
easier than they will follow your advice.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Writing A Letter

Letters are among the most significant memorial
a person can leave behind them.