Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Inspiring Others

"Anyone can learn to draw, anyone can learn to play the piano, anyone can learn to write, but only a few learn it with passion and go on to inspire others."
~ Shari Jones

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chase It Down!

"Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night."
~ Glade Byron Addams

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Fire in Your Heart

"Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit."
~ Mary Lou Retton

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A week Of Passion

One of the definitions of passion is a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything, such as a passion sports, art or music. I think that everyone should try to find something they are passionate about because it will bring excitement, focus and inspiration into their life.

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Harold Whitman

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Flying Wizards

A diminutive flying wizard,
Darting sideways and upside down!
Hovering almost stationary,
From morning's first light to sundown.

From The Poem posted on Humabout.net
Summer Sprite by Kelly Bartlett

Friday, April 25, 2008

Like A Jewel

"The hummingbird hung Like a jewel up among the tilted honeysuckle horns."
~ James Whitcomb Riley

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Sunlight Speaks

The Hummingbird

The sunlight speaks. And it's voice is a bird:
It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard
Above the flower bed. Over the lawn ...
A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this --
A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.

by Harry Kemp

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

THE HUMMINGBIRD

Only a glimpse
at shimmering speed.
a presence so grand
stunning indeed.
a sign of great love . . .
the hummingbird.

by Desi Faraci Leavitt

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

HARMLESS LIGHTNING

"A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening From flower to flower he flies."
~ John Banister Tabb

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hummingbirds - Living Prismatic Gems


"Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers - a living prismatic gem.... it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description."
~ W.H. Hudson, Green

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Week Of Hummingbirds

I'm so excited that my hummingbirds have started to return.
I saw my first one yesterday at my feeder many times.
I decided to find quotes and poems to post about
my little feathered friends this week.

Be sure to check out my new hummingbird page on squidoo too!
http://www.squidoo.com/happyhummers

Winged Jewel ~ unknown

With wings spun of silver and hearts of gold,
These tiny creatures our hearts behold.
With angelic features and colors so bright,
Make even the heaviest heart seem light.
The magical way they flit through the sky,
They appear, then vanish in the blink of an eye.
They're sending a message for us to retrieve,
Anything's possible for those who believe!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

True Knowledge

"To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge."
~ Confucius

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Good Counsel

"A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart."
~ Confucius

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Be Worth Knowing

"Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing."
~ Confucius

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Progress and Development

"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development."
~ Confucius

Monday, April 14, 2008

To Be Wronged

"To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it."
~ Confucius

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Human Spirit

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
~ Helen Keller

Friday, April 11, 2008

A Nation Of Optimism

"We are a strong, robust, and prosperous nation. Optimism is the essence of our success. It drives our creativity and emboldens our entrepreneurial spirit. It is what makes us invest in the future and accomplish our highest aims."
~ Bill Frist

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Believe

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Positive Thoughts

"Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive, because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Control

"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us."
~ Benjamin Franklin

Monday, April 7, 2008

Moby Dick

"An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him."
~ Zig Ziglar

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Week of Optimism

The dictionary defines optimism as a feeling that all is going to turn out well and a general disposition to expect the best in all things . Are you an optimist? Go online and take this test by Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Ph.D., author of "Breaking Murphy's Law".

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
~ Lucille Ball

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Being Rich

"When you first get money, you buy all these things so no one thinks you're mean, and you spread it around. You get a chauffeur and you find yourself thrown around the back of this car and you think, I was happier when I had my own little car! I could drive myself!"
~ Paul McCartney

Friday, April 4, 2008

Getting Better

I've got to admit it's getting better. It's a little better all the time."
~ Paul McCartney

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Love

"In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
~ Paul McCartney

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Weird People

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird."
~ Paul McCartney

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Vegetarians

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
~ Paul McCartney