Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Word

"One kind word can warm three winter months." ~ Japanese Proverb

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Jay's Song

"Hear! hear!" screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, "winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Monday, December 27, 2010

Privacy of Winter

"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." ~ Ruth Stout

Friday, December 24, 2010

Messes

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ~ Andy Rooney

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Change

"If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it." ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our Purpose

"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all." ~ Leo Rosten

Monday, December 20, 2010

Living In Fear

"To know that any creature, man or animal, lives in fear of you is a condition intolerable to a person of noble spirit."~ Robert Brault

Friday, December 17, 2010

Helpfulness

"In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy." ~ Karl Reilan

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Act As If

"Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does."  ~ William James

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Purpose

"This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Make A Diffence

"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all."  ~ Leo Rosten

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hunger

"There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love."  ~ Mother Teresa

Friday, December 10, 2010

Same House

"Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house." ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The world

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."  ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Surprise!

"There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.  It is God's finger on man's shoulder."  ~ Charles Morgan

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Simple and Difficult

"Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that." ~ Michael Leunig

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Answer

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."  ~ Eric Fromm

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Child Again

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gifts

"Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts. Just like the rest of the year." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Gift Suggestions:

"To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child,
a good example.
To yourself, respect."

~Oren Arnold

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In The Heart

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." ~ W.T. Ellis

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Past

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness." ~ Bob Hope

Sorry about not posting my Inspiration Everyday quotes last week. (Right after I just started them up again.) My old computer quit on me, but a new one has got me up and running at full speed now. Since the Christmas season is upon us and there are SO MANY great Christmas quotes, I thought I'd post some here. ~ Sandy

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Person Of Influence

"You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me." ~ Scott Adams

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Life You Touch

"The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt." ~ Frederick Buechner

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Smiling

"Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart." ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Example

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." ~ Albert Schweitzer

Monday, November 15, 2010

Advice to Artists and Others

"The artists who influenced me most taught me never to stop learning, to always be curious, to try new things in spite of any fears, to face life with anticipation, and to delight the eyes - the doors to the soul." ~ Nina Baldwin

Friday, November 12, 2010

What You Are

"You teach a little by what you say. You teach most by what you are." ~ Henrietta Mears

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Growth

"Try to surround yourself with people that have as deep or deeper understanding of life.
In doing this they will inspire you to grow." ~ Miles Patrick Yohnke

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Influence On Others

"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another." ~ George Eliot

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Small Differences

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Monday, November 8, 2010

Let Your Light Shine

"And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same." ~ Marianne Williamson

Friday, November 5, 2010

Influence On Others

I have not been posting here regularly since August, when my life became complicated by caring for my sick horse. At that time, I had a feeling that I was not reaching anyone and was not making a difference through my efforts anyway. Since then, I have had several members contact me to say that they really missed my daily quotes. Today, after reading Bob Proctor's Friday story, I decided that sometimes we do not know the influence that we have on others, so I am about to give it another whirl. I think I will take weekends off this time however, so I don't get burnt out. If anyone wishes to be added or removed from my Inspiration Everyday Google Group emails, please contact Me any time at: sandy@sandysandy.com, with either "inspiration subscribe" or "inspiration unsubscribe" thanks, Sandy

This quote is from today's story from Bob Proctor's Insight Of The Day:

"Perhaps none of us realize the impact that we have on other people nor do other people have any idea how much of an impact they have on us. How much, then, should we be aware of our influence on others to make sure that it is for the best? And how much more should we tell those who have had a positive impact on our lives?" ~ Rick Phillips

Monday, October 11, 2010

No Guarantees

"I hope to be one of the survivors but, in painting, there are no guarantees." ~ Paul deMarrais

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Survival At Stake

"I think survival is at stake for all of us all the time. Every poem, every work of art, everything that is well done, well made, well said, generously given, adds to our chances of survival." ~ Philip Booth

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Each Moment

"Spend each moment perfecting the next, not correcting the last." ~ Scott Michael Durski

Friday, September 10, 2010

Creativity

"Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless." ~ Julia Cameron

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Autumn

"Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day." ~ Elizabeth Bowen

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Under Control

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." ~ Mario Andretti

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Most Useful Life

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable." ~ Sir Francis Bacon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Indecision

"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision." ~ William James

Friday, August 27, 2010

Practice Long Pursued

"Habit, my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes man himself." ~ Evenus

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Rut

"Your hand falls only too easily into that groove that has been carved inside you by time and custom. It is the hardest thing, to break that rut, even a little bit." ~ Olinda Everett

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Habits Form Us

"First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you." ~ Dr. Rob Gilbert

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Repetition

"Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Monday, August 23, 2010

Habits Form Futures

"Men form habits and habits form futures. If you do not deliberately form good habits, then unconsciously you will form bad ones." ~ Albert Gray

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Chains Of Steal

"Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken though, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel." ~ Tryon Edwards

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Twelvemonth

"The man who has acquired the habit of study, though for only one hour every day in the year, and keeps to the one thing studied till it is mastered, will be startled to see the way he has made at the end of a twelvemonth." ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Friday, August 20, 2010

Always

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." ~ Anthony Robbins

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Attending Classes

"Attending classes can become a habit creating a dependency for advice and support." ~ Elizabeth Azzolina

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Habits of Thinking

"Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think." ~ Martin Seligman

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Who Am I?

"I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command... Who am I? I am a habit!" ~ John Di Lemme

Monday, August 16, 2010

Master or Servant?

"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." ~ Nathaniel Emmons

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Habits Make Us

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." ~ John Dryden

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Evil

"No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from." ~ George Eliot

Friday, August 13, 2010

Insanity

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." ~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sketching

"If you get into the habit of sketching, you'll never be bored." ~ Sandy Sandy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Far Apart

"Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart." ~ Confucius

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Habit Forming

"I've decided that art is a habit-forming drug. That's all it is, for the artist, for the collector, for anybody connected with it." ~ Marcel Duchamp

Monday, August 9, 2010

Who Knew?

"Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them." ~ Agatha Christie

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fanatical

"Good habits are worth being fanatical about." ~ John Irving

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Long Shelf Life

“Bad habits have a long shelf life; you have to work harder to get rid of them” ~ Ellen Barnett

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Choose The Way

"Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think." ~ Martin Seligman

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bad Habits

"First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you." ~ Dr. Rob Gilbert

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jail or a Paradise

"Our habit is thinking about ourselves and our environment as a jail or a paradise." ~ Dr. Jay Dishman

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Habit

"Make today your day to start that uncomfortable new habit." ~ Jack Canfield

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Diligence

"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence." ~ Charles Dickens

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Habit of Study

"The man who has acquired the habit of study, though for only one hour every day in the year, and keeps to the one thing studied till it is mastered, will be startled to see the way he has made at the end of a twelvemonth." ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Observation

"Drawing not only develops hand-eye coordination, it teaches one to really observe, to see, as nothing else ever will." ~ Nancy Marculewicz

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Backbone

"Drawing is the backbone. It is no good having a lovely sense of light and color if there isn't the firm foundation underneath." ~ Alexander Creswell

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Seeing & Drawing

"I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen." ~ Frederick Franck

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Frame Of Mind

"Drawing is a frame of mind, a loving embrace, if you will." ~ Susan Avishai

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mood

"Nature suggests the mood, the painter interprets and records it." ~ Don Grieger

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rust and a Rose

"It takes a certain maturity of mind to accept that nature works as steadily in rust as in rose petals. " ~ Esther Warner Dendel

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Inspiration

"We must preserve the natural world; for without nature, there would be no beauty to inspire us." ~ Hap Hagood

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inarticulate Creatures

"Every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity. This was the beginning of my love for natural things... a love which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds and animals, and all inarticulate creatures." ~ Ellen Glasgow

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mood

"Nature suggests the mood, the painter interprets and records it." ~ Don Grieger

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Nature's Riches

"Nature seems to have poured forth her riches so without calculation, merely to mark the fullness of her joy." ~ Margaret Fuller

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Look Deep

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein

Friday, July 16, 2010

Free Lunch

"Nature is not a free lunch, but we treat it as a free lunch." ~ Robert Bateman

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inconvenience

"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better." ~ Richard Hooker

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Conservatism

"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But... if you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change." ~ G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Diary

"One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer." ~ Franz Kafka

Monday, July 12, 2010

Change Often

"In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often." ~ Cardinal Newman

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Methods

"A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods." ~ Robert Henri

Friday, July 9, 2010

Clear Sighted

"We make our discoveries while in the state [of high functioning] because then we are clear-sighted." ~ Robert Henri

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Living

"I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living." ~ Robert Henri

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Ability To See

"It is harder to see than it is to express. The whole value of art rests in the artist's ability to see well into what is before him." ~ Robert Henri

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The State Of Making Art

"The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable." ~ Robert Henri

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Brotherhood

"Through art, mysterious bonds of understanding and of knowledge are established among men. They are the bonds of a great Brotherhood. Those who are of the Brotherhood know each other, and time and space cannot separate them." ~ Robert Henri

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Pursuit of Happiness

"It takes wit, interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish, and spirits must flow." ~ Robert Henri

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Tree's Spirit

"In a tree there is a spirit of life, a spirit of growth and a spirit of holding its head up." ~ Robert Henri

This week, I'll be posting quotes by Robert Henri. Find out more about this artist, teacher and philosopher on my new Squidoo page here.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Like A Drug

"The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts." ~ Henry Moore

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'd Go Crazy

"I think only of my painting, and if I were to drop it, I think I'd go crazy." ~ Claude Monet

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Compulsive Work

"I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless." ~ Bette Davis

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Fanatic

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." ~ Winston Churchill

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Obsessions

"My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn." ~ Louis Armstrong

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Creating Art

"The act of creating art is not only an addiction, but a dance with an unwilling partner... and I'm gleefully waltzing all the way!" ~ Dorenda Crager Watson

Monday, June 21, 2010

Afflicted

"The only difference between an artist and a lunatic is, perhaps, that the artist has the restraint or courtesy to conceal the intensity of his obsession from all except those similarly afflicted." ~ Osbert Sitwell

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Not A Choice

"Being an artist is not a choice; it is an obsession." ~ Andrew Hamilton

Friday, June 18, 2010

Desire

"I equate inspiration with desire – the desire that moves us to be artists in the first place. To attempt to make a painting without this motivation is a waste of time." ~ Nita Engle

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hot Air

"Very few people know how to work. Inspiration, everybody has inspiration, that's just hot air." ~ Beatrice Wood

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Skill

"You can't express inspiration without skill." ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

Monday, June 14, 2010

Don't Wait

"Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working." ~ Henri Matisse

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Expressing Inspiration

"You can't express inspiration without skill." ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flat Tires

"Painting without inspiration is like trying to drive a car with flat tires. " ~ Ron Elstad

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Club

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." ~ Jack London

Monday, June 7, 2010

Our Own Lives

"The most important source of inspiration for painting ideas is our own lives... and what we like most." ~ Jack Dickerson

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Byproduct

"Inspiration is a byproduct of discipline... simply getting up everyday and planning, plotting, sketching, setting up or actually applying paint to a painting." ~ Beverly Claridge

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Deadlines

"A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all." ~ Rita Mae Brown

Friday, June 4, 2010

Inspiration Exists

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." ~ Pablo Picasso

Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's The Act

"Inspiration is the act of drawing up a chair to the writing desk." ~ Anonymous

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just Go To Work

"Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work." ~ Chuck Close

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Craftsmanship

"Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind." ~ Johannes Brahms

Monday, May 31, 2010

From Nature

"Inspiration comes from nature itself. I am enamored of nature, and that admiration has only increased as I age." ~ Benjamin Eisenstat

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Push Yourself

"I'm not inspired every day I go to the studio, but you've got to push yourself. Do it every day and once in a while things will really click. That's the biggest high you can imagine." ~ Jamie Wyeth

Friday, May 28, 2010

Workaholic Frenzy

"I need challenges to stimulate me to that frenetic, slam-dunk workaholic frenzy that gets lots of stuff created efficiently and in quicktime." ~ Nic East

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fall in Love With Discovery

"The how-to-succeed literature would have us forever looking for mountains to conquer. But the world's doers aren't interested in conquering a mountain – they want to be conquered by it, to fall in love with the adventure and the discovery." ~ Source unknown

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Find A Purpose

"Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best." ~ David O. McKay

Monday, May 24, 2010

Aim High

"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Meeting Challenges

"Self esteem comes from being faced with a challenge, whatever it might be, and meeting it." ~ Linda Fields

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Keep Going

"The challenge of life is to get up, dust off, and keep going – for the love of the work, for the love of life and all the gifts we have been given." ~ Carolyn McDade

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Make It Better

"To search for the good and make it matter; this is the real challenge for the artist." ~ Estella Conwill Majozo

Monday, May 17, 2010

Meeting Challenges

"Selecting a challenge and meeting it creates a sense of self-empowerment that becomes the ground for further successful challenges." ~ Julia Cameron

Sunday, May 16, 2010

To Choose Or Not To Choose

"You are always free to choose what you do first, what you do second, and what you do not do at all." ~ Brian Tracy

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Joy & Sorrow

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Self

"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action." ~ John Dewey

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Day

"Either you run the day or the day runs you." ~ Jim Rohn

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Avoidance

"We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision." ~ Gary Collins

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Choose What You Say

"It is better to choose what you say than say what you choose." ~ Anonymous

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Seeing

"Nature possesses far more variation and invention than we do... for an artist, it's a matter of seeing and choosing." ~ Mark Adams

Friday, May 7, 2010

Entire Worlds

"You have to choose where you look, and in making that choice you eliminate entire worlds." ~ Barbara Bloom

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What You Choose

"Nothing is carved in stone unless that is what you choose." ~ Banne Younker

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hand In Hand

"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand." ~ Emily Kimbrough

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Human Needs

"Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need." ~ Margaret Mead

Monday, May 3, 2010

Termites

"Assumptions are the termites of relationships." ~ Henry Winkler

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lasting Relationships

"To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship." ~ Doménico Cieri Estrada

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Joy & Sorrow

"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow." ~ Swedish Proverb

Friday, April 30, 2010

Never The Same

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." ~ Flavia Weedn

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Charming Gardeners

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~ Marcel Proust

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Those Who Love Us Best

There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Life of Every Man

"There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former." ~ Joseph Addison

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Light

"Each one prays to God according to his own light." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Days of Abundance

"You pray in your distress and in your need: would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, April 23, 2010

Uplifting Work

"Pray!!!! When you are making work that is uplifting, works to enhance others and describes the wonderful beauty around us, God honors that appreciation and helps." ~ Gil Dellinger

Thursday, April 22, 2010

POWERS

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks." ~ Phillip Brooks

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Mouth

"Lord, please keep one hand on my shoulder and one over my mouth!" ~ unknown

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Move Your Feet (Again)

"Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet." ~ unknown

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Desire

"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish." ~ Michelangelo

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Heart Without Words

"In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sufi Chant

"May the long time sun shine upon you, / All love surround you and the pure light within you / Guide your way on." ~ Sufi Chant

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sweat Then Beauty

"First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty – if you're very lucky and have said your prayers." ~ George Balanchine

Thursday, April 8, 2010

To Strive

"It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray." ~ Aesop

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Visual Prayer

"All great art is a visual form of prayer." ~ Sister Wendy Beckett

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thank-you

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is "Thank You," it will be enough." ~ Meister Johann Eckhart

Monday, April 5, 2010

Good Art

"Good art is a form of prayer. It's a way to say what is not sayable." ~ Frederich Busch

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Prayer

"For the man who prays in his heart, the whole world is a church." ~ Sylvain of Athos

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Revelation

"Every work of art which really moves us is in some degree is a revelation – it changes us." ~ Lawren Harris

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fulfillment

"There is no state of final fulfillment. Each change opens new doors and ushers in new possibilities." ~ Margo Adair

Monday, March 29, 2010

Our Dilemma

"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better." ~ Sydney J. Harris

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Creative Soul

"Change is so essential to creativity: a change of tools, size of canvas, location... all feed the creative soul." ~ Cathie Harrison

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Growth

"Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow." ~ Ernest J. Gaines

Friday, March 26, 2010

Conservatism

"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But... if you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change." ~ G. K.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Consistency

"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead." ~ Aldous Huxley

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Affirmations

"Affirmations are like prescriptions for certain aspects of yourself you want to change." ~ Jerry Frankhauser

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Believe

"It is the job of each artist to believe in the possibility of meaningful, substantial, and sustainable change." ~ Eric Maisel
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Everyday Life

"If we want to change existing conditions, we must first transform ourselves, which means that we must become aware of our own actions, thoughts and feelings in everyday life." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thinkers

"Thinkers do not accept the inevitable; they turn their efforts toward changing it." ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Changing Others

"Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of trying to change others." ~ Jacob Braude

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Right Direction

"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction." ~ Winston Churchill

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Sacrifice

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." ~ Charles du Bois

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Wish

"A wish changes nothing. A decision changes everything." ~ Anonymous

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Moral Progress

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, March 12, 2010

One's Soul

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dogs

"A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mercy

"Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind." - Henry Bergh

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Man's Religion

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." - Abraham Lincoln

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Person's Heart

"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals." - Anonymous

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Animals Eyes

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." - Martin Buber

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Excellence

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." ~ Ralph Marston

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Blues

"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet." ~ Ancient Persian Saying

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What We Find

"If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's Ccontagious

"Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?"  ~ Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Monday, March 1, 2010

A LITTLE HELP

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." ~ Edmund Burke

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shipwrecks and Singing

"Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats." ~ Voltaire

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Beauty

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains." ~ Anne Frank