Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Doesn't Come From a Store

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."  ~ Dr. Seuss

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Message


I am still in the Christmas Spirit here and have just painted this little holiday hummingbird today. The Christmas Day post on my web log was my 500th post on this blog! To celebrate, I am having an original watercolor painting giveaway! To be eligible to win this one of a kind, 5" x 7" double matted painting, you have to leave a comment on my web log post and tell me why you would like to win this piece. If you subscribe to that blog, or are already a follower, with your comment you get an extra two entries into the drawing, making it a total of three! The drawing will be held at 3pm, EST on January 6th, Little Christmas, the traditional end of the Christmas Season. This contest is open to all residents of the USA and Canada. The winner will be notified here on my blog and by email. I will mail the painting as soon as I have the winner's shipping address. Thanks to everyone who reads my posts and adds their thoughts and comments! Please tell your friends about this drawing and good Luck to you all!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!


"Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.  It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved." ~ Augusta E. Rundel

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Day Of Tradition

"Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends."  ~ Margaret Thatcher

Warmest Wishes to You and Yours, 

Sandy

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Opening Hearts

"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts."  ~ Janice Maeditere

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gifts

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."  ~ Peg Bracken

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Religous Views

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them."  ~ Dave Barry

Monday, December 19, 2011

What are the Odds?

"The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one."  ~ Erma Bombeck

Friday, December 16, 2011

Seeing

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."  ~ Betty Smith

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Keep Moving

"Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving."  ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

All Good Things

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."  ~ Swedish Proverb

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Make Others Happy

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it."  ~ Author Unknown

Monday, December 12, 2011

What Saves A Man

"What saves a man is to take a step.  Then another step.  It is always the same step, but you have to take it."  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Friday, December 9, 2011

Know Where You Are Going

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."  ~ Lawrence J. Peter

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Knowing What You Want

"One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it."   ~ Sidney Howard

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Spirit

"The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible.  That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit."  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

So Much or So Little

"When people say to me:  "How do you do so many things?"  I often answer them, without meaning to be cruel:  "How do you do so little?"  It seems to me that people have vast potential.  Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks.  Yet most people don't.  They sit in front of the TV and treat life as if it goes on forever."  ~ Philip Adams

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Feeling

"The question of world peace, the question of family peace, the question of peace between wife and husband, or peace between parents and children, everything is dependent on that feeling of love and warmheartedness." ~ Dalai Lama

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Give Away

"Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away." ~ Robert Fulghum

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Where?

"If you don't have peace at home, then where will you have it?"~ Jeff Davidson

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Forest

"To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace and dancing shadows." ~ John F. Carlson

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank you!

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."  ~ Meister Eckhart

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blessings

"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Naughty World

"How far that little candle throws his beams! 
So shines a good deed in a naughty world." 
~ William Shakespeare

Monday, November 21, 2011

Our Treasures

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."  ~ Thornton Wilder

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanks

"He loses his thanks who promises and delays."  ~ Proverb

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Hopes

"We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears."  ~ Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Non-Performance

"Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies."  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Performance

"An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise."  ~ William Dean Howells

Friday, November 11, 2011

Like A Full Moon

"Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day."  ~ German Proverb

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Polititions

"A politician is known by the promises he keeps." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crying Babies

"Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once."  ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Delays

"He loses his thanks who promises and delays."  ~ Proverb

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hard To Deliver

"Promises are like babies:  easy to make, hard to deliver."  ~ Author Unknown

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

One Life

"There is just one life for each of us:  our own."  ~ Euripides

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Be Who You Are

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."  ~ Dr. Seuss

Monday, October 31, 2011

Can't Suit Them All

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."  ~ Raymond Hull

Friday, October 28, 2011

Twitter

"Using Twitter like a dandelion uses the wind... Spreading messages, not exactly knowing where they might go, some taking roots and blossoming, some making a adventurous journey through the air but not falling on fertile ground.  So what?  A process of beauty and joy."   ~ Detlef Cordes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Borders

"National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway."  ~ Tim Mayrdes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Computer Technology

"Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates.  The Internet has become an integral part of America's economic, political, and social life." ~ Bill Clinton

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Blog

"A blog is a message in a bottle, both in purpose and likely readership."  ~ Robert Brault

Friday, October 21, 2011

Look Big

"If you have a web site, it makes your small business look big."  ~ Natalie Sequera

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Needle In A Haystack

"One of the Internet's strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data."  ~ Jared Sandberg

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Communication

"Internet:  absolute communication, absolute isolation."  ~ Paul Carvel

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Internet

"The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life."  ~ Andrew Brown

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Firse Rate

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."  ~ Judy Garland

Friday, October 14, 2011

Milk

"He who wants milk should not sit himself in the middle of a pasture waiting for a cow to back up to him." ~ Unknown

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Aspirations

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wanting More

"Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, you want to leave yourself wanting more." ~ Carole King

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Money

"Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Monday, October 10, 2011

Art Springs From Desire

"My art springs from my desire to have things in the world which would otherwise never be there." ~ Carl Andre

Friday, October 7, 2011

It's Contagious

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

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Look At Everything

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."  ~ Betty Smith

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Don't Know Attutude

"I value a "don't know" attitude highly, because it's ambiguous, and fosters a "beginner's mind" in which there are more possibilities than "expert's mind." ~ Theresa Bayer 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Love What You Do

"Love what you do. Believe in your instincts. And you'd better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day. While life is not always fair, it is manageable. It is a matter of attitude and confidence." ~ Mario Andretti

Friday, September 30, 2011

Control

"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force." ~ Irving Berlin

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Negative Thinking

"Negative thinking destroys your brain cells and causes global warming.  Source: The Scientific Institute of GetOverIt!"  ~ Dodinsky

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Certain Set

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."  ~ Hugh Downs

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Excellence

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

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Quote to Remember

A good quote for me to remember today - "A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.  You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."  ~  Roald Dahl

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inner Attitudes

"Your outer world of attitudes, wealth, work, relationships and health will always be a reflection of your inner attitudes of mind." ~ Brian Tracy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Smile

"Start every day off with a smile and get it over with." ~ W.C. Fields

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Big Difference

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

Friday, September 16, 2011

New and Old

"Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old."  ~ Robert Brault

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rowing Upstream

"Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to drop back."  ~ Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Never Stop Learning

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty."  ~ Henry Ford

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Barefoot Irreverence

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."  ~ Jacob Bronowski

Monday, September 12, 2011

After You Know it All

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  ~ Attributed to Harry S Truman

Friday, September 9, 2011

Something New

"Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will."  ~ Vernon Howard

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Diploma

"I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma."  ~ Eartha Kitt

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Man's Mind

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Curiosity Is Key

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."  ~ Clay P. Bedford

Friday, September 2, 2011

Attitude Of Mind


"Your outer world of attitudes, wealth, work, relationships and health will always be a reflection of your inner attitudes of mind." ~ Brian Tracy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Don't Know


"I value a "don't know" attitude highly, because it's ambiguous, and fosters a "beginner's mind" in which there are more possibilities than "expert's mind." ~ Theresa Bayer 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kick It!


"Am I Getting Lazy? Am I Too Busy? Am I Becoming Arrogant? Am I Getting Timid? If you answer "yes" to any one of these questions, that's your warning to Kick that attitude!" ~ Roger von Oech

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

To Be Happy, Healthy and Prosperous


"You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you have a bad disposition." ~ Emmet Fox

Monday, August 29, 2011

Forward or Down


"Your attitude can take you forward or your attitude can take you down. The choice is always yours!" ~ Catherine Pulsifer

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Facts


"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure." ~ Norman Vincent Peale 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inner Attitude


"Your outer world of attitudes, wealth, work, relationships and health will always be a reflection of your inner attitudes of mind." ~ Brian Tracy (Brian Tracy)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Secret Power


"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force." ~ Irving Berlin

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Winner's Edge


"The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success." ~ Dennis Waitley 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Attitudes


"Attitudes are much more important than aptitudes." ~ Unknown

Friday, August 19, 2011

Act of Kindness

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."  ~ Oscar Wilde

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Gift


Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.

~\James Russell Lowell

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hem Your Blessings

"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."  ~ Author Unknown


Monday, August 15, 2011

Not A State


"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."  ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Most I Can Do


"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Good Friend

"A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world"  ~ Lois Wyse

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'll Be Me


"If you're alone, I'll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.  But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me."  ~ Author Unknown

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Language


"The language of friendship is not words but meanings."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Sabbath

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,
I keep it staying at Home -
With a bobolink for a Chorister,
And an Orchard, for a Dome.
~Emily Dickinson

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nature Speaks

"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks.  Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough to pay attention to the story."  ~ Linda Hogan


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bare Feet

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."  ~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Dawn

"What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the Dawn!"  ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Draw Everyday

"Draw every day for at least half an hour. If you don't feel like it then draw until you do." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Meditation

"Drawing is one of the best ways to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us." ~ Elsha Leventis

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Both Sides Of The Line

"Draw on both sides of the line, not just what you're enclosing. The shape you're making on the outside is as important as the one you're making on the inside." ~ Leon Polk Smith 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Trouble

"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Don't Mind Criticism

"Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Constructive Criticism

"No one so thoroughly appreciates the value of constructive criticism as the one who's giving it." ~ Hal Chadwick

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday's Child

 Is  Fair  Of  Face . . 


"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."  ~ William Shakespeare

Like Rain

"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots." ~ Frank A. Clark

Monday, July 18, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Desire and Excuses

"The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse."  ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Urgency

"Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value." ~ Jim Rohn 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What You Want

"When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you'll find a way to get it." ~ Jim Rohn

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vain Wishes

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes." ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, July 11, 2011

No Excuses

"If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses." ~ Bruce Nauman

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Racehorse

"A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time."  ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

If You Must Play

"If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time."  ~ Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Money Won

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."  ~ From the movie The Color of Money

Friday, July 1, 2011

Stick With It!

"You can't go through life quitting everything.  If you're going to achieve anything, you've got to stick with something."  ~ From the television show Family Matters

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hang On

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hard Work

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."  ~ Newt Gingrich

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stubbornly Persist

"Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits."  ~ Robert Brault

Monday, June 27, 2011

Give It Your Best Shot

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."  ~ Dale Carnegie

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Try It Again

"When the world says, Give up, Hope whispers, Try it one more time."~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Persistence

"Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain."  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Parking Places

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places."  ~ Author Unknown

Monday, June 20, 2011

Success

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."  ~ William Feather

Friday, June 17, 2011

Spreading Light

"There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."  ~ Edith Wharton

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Make It Count

"Instead of counting your days, make your days count."  ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Givers

"It's not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people."  ~ Patti Thor

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Twice The Value

"A good example has twice the value of good advice."  ~ Author Unknown

Monday, June 13, 2011

Being Good

"Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful." ~ Author Unknown

Friday, June 10, 2011

Judging

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." ~ Mother Teresa 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Keep The Lamp Burning

"If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
 ~ Mother Teresa 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hungry For Love

"Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own." ~  Mother Teresa

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hunger

"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat." ~ Mother Teresa 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Small Things

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."  ~ Mother Teresa

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Beginning

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." ~ Mother Teresa 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Gift

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." ~  Mother Teresa 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Simple Smile

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~ Mother Teresa 

Friday, May 27, 2011

It's Everything

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." ~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, May 26, 2011

An Artist

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination." ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Logic Vs. Imagination

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." ~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beautiful Thing

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and science.  He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." ~ Albert Einstein

Monday, May 23, 2011

Imagination

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cleansing The Soul

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."  ~ Yiddish Proverb

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Wasted Day

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."  ~ e.e. cummings

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Possibilities

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."  ~ Jean Houston

Monday, May 16, 2011

What Man Needs

"Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food."  ~ Anna Fellows Johnston

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Silent Persuit

"Want applause, seek the stage. Art is the silent pursuit of the inner self, communicated to others via public view. Collection of the artist is the saddest refrain." ~ Dave Ames 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Making Your Mark

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. 
It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way." ~ Barack Obama

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Personal Validation

"Every human being is trying to say something to others. Trying to cry out - I am alive, notice me! Speak to me! Confirm that I am important, that I matter!!" ~ Marion D. Hanks 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Common Things

"Recognition is when you do the common things in life in an uncommon way. Then you command the attention of the world." ~ George Washington Carver

Friday, May 6, 2011

Understanding

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Let Us Have It

"I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it."  ~ Dwight Eisenhower

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

World Blindness

"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."  ~Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Warless World

"A warless world will come as men develop warless hearts."  ~ Charles Wesley Burns

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Blessings Of Peace

"We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.  Then will our world know the blessings of peace." ~ William Ewart Gladstone

Friday, April 29, 2011

Walks In The Woods

"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Preservation

"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Doorway

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world."  ~ John Muir

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alone

"Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart."
~Candy Polgar


Monday, April 25, 2011

The Secret Life Of Trees

On Friday, I posted my 1,000th quote here on Blogger. YAY! Well, the themes just keep coming, so I guess I'll just keep popping them up here. I received my New Plains Review literary journal from the University of Central Oklahoma with my art on the cover today. Wow! This is an excerpt from the poem on the first page I opened:

Time shrieks past in cars and clocks
but a tree knows the seasons
the turning of the earth,
the deep kiss of raindrops
and the intimate touch of snow.

~ Allene Rasmussen Nichols, "The Secret Life Of Trees".

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Soul In Bloom

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom."  ~ Terri Guillemets

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Miracles of Spring

"Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!"
~ L.H. Bailey

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Illumination

"Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring." ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An April Day

"The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day." ~ Robert Frost

Monday, April 18, 2011

Everything Blooming Recklessly

"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, April 15, 2011

Common Sense Dancing

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." ~ William James

I really had to think about this one for a while, but I do think it is so true! ☺

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Sunny Spirit

"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place." ~ Mark Twain

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Survival Kit

"Every survival kit should include a sense of humor." ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Importance

"Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs." ~ Christopher Morley

Friday, April 8, 2011

What One Must Be

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be." ~ Abraham Maslow

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tranquility

"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good." ~ James Allen

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Get Out Of Our Way

"I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it." ~ Dwight Eisenhower

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Question

"The question of world peace, the question of family peace, the question of peace between wife and husband, or peace between parents and children, everything is dependent on the feeling of love." ~ Dalai Lama

Monday, April 4, 2011

Only You

"Peace doesn't require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there." ~ Byron Katie

Friday, April 1, 2011

Control

"To be at peace in any endeavor, we must release our need to control the outcome." ~ Diane Dreher

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Peaceful Person

"If you want to be a calm, peaceful person, behave as if you are a calm, peaceful person; before you know it, you will become calmer and more peaceful." ~ Suzette Fram

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Forest

"To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace and dancing shadows." ~ John Carlson

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fear Unknown

"Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown." ~ John Buchan

Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

An Animal's Eyes

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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Difference

"The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude." ~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Facts

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons." ~ Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Good Listeners

"Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem." ~ Benjamin Hoff

Monday, March 21, 2011

All Things Are Connected

"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth." ~ Chief Seattle

Friday, March 18, 2011

Judgement

"Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others' shortcomings and by harshly examining our own." ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Greatest Discovery

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind." ~ William James