Thursday, May 31, 2012

Impersonation

"Why try to be someone you're not?  Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required."  ~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Whittled Away

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

Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happiness is a Butterfly


"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Irish Blessing


May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~ Irish Blessing

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sunny Side


"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine."  ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Suddenly Happiness


"They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods." ~ Edith Wharton

Monday, May 21, 2012

Counting Moments

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."   ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, May 18, 2012

Revery


"When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it."  ~ John Locke

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Change

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Daydreaming


"A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten.  Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish." ~ W.H. Auden

Monday, May 14, 2012

Unconscious Cruelty


"We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals.  Animals suffer as much as we do.  True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them.  It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it.  Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace." ~ Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization

Friday, May 11, 2012

Charming Gardeners


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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Expressions of Love


"For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle."  ~Robert Brault

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A World in You


"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you."  ~ Frederick Buechner

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Smiles

"I like him because he smiles at me and means it."  ~ Anonymous

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Dream


"Happiness is having a dream you cannot let go of and a partner who would never ask you to." ~ Robert Brault

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Safe From Fools


"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools."  ~ John Muir

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Virgin Woods

To heal mine aching moods,
Give me God's virgin woods.
~ Clinton Scollard

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Tree's Caress


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