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