Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On Loyalty

“A person who deserves my loyalty receives it.”
~Joyce Maynard

“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”
~Ayn Rand

“Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.”
~Edwin Louis Cole

“For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.”
~Marie de France

“No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.”
~Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Jimmy Buffet Kind of Monday

“Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.”

“If I couldn't laugh I just would go insane, If we couldn't laugh we just would go insane, If we weren't all crazy we would go insane”

“Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.”

“Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.”

“Indecision may or may not be my problem.”

(all quotes by Jimmy Buffet)

Happy Monday = )
(warning this statement is an oxymoron)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Diligence (something to strive for)

"Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know."
~Charles Kingsley

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes."
~Miguel de Cervantes

"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."
~Charles Dickens

"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
~Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Praise the bridge that carried you over. ~George Colman

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus

We thank Thee, O Father of all, for... all the soul-help that sad souls understand. ~Will Carleton

Friday, August 19, 2011

Today's Gifts

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."
(I found this on Facebook. I'm not sure who wrote it, but it is beautiful and worth sharing)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


"Goals in writting are dreams with deadlines."
Brian Tracy

"I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives.Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change."
Jim Rohn

"The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break."
Rick Hansen

"You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures."
Charles C. Noble

"It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world."
Og Mandino

"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings."
Brian Tracy

"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
H. L. Hungt

"Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high."
Greg Norman

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


“You must decide and define who you are. Not others, not past experiences or old perceptions. Until you define who you are by your own inner standards, you will not know freedom. Decide who you are and be it, and know freedom in all things.”
~Jennifer Miller

Monday, August 15, 2011


"At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance."
~Paul Tournier

"Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it."
~Malcolm Muggeridge

"Happiness can exist only in acceptance."
~George Orwell

"I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things."
~Tina Turner

"Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not
mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting
it as it comes. . . . To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety."
~Paul Tournier

Friday, August 12, 2011

All Living Things Need Love,
& Attention.

~Jennifer Miller

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy 8-11-11

11 is the number of angels. 11 is the number of awakening. 11 is the number of "we are with you right now." 11 is the number of divine love. 11 is a secret~when paired with another 11, 11:11, a code we had forgotten. Do you see 11:11 often? On clocks or anywhere else? I often see 11:11 corresponding to a spiritual thought or realization in life. I feel the angels near and often see a spark of light to accompany this. Sometimes it is blue, sometimes it is white. 11:11 may be our destiny, and when it comes time, we may perfectly understand it's meaning and reason. It is a loving and flashing reminder of who we really are, and why we are really here.

~Jennifer Miller

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Life Is Short

"Mindfulness is a love affair~
with life, with reality and imagination, with the beauty of your own being, with your heart and body and mind, and with the world."
~Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stay In The Present Moment

"The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for. Everybody’s life really consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness." ~from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

On Letting Go

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” — Herman Hesse

“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.” – Unknown

“Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain.” – Brenda MacIntyre

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

“The Tao Te Ching says, When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. Have you ever struggled to find work or love, only to find them after you have given up? This is the paradox of letting go. Let go, in order to achieve. Letting go is God’s law.” – Mary Manin Morrissey