Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I like you just the way you are.

You've made this day a special day by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are.

~ Fred Rogers

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Crucible Of Life

Sunshine and shadow, blue sky and gray,

Laughter and tears as we tread on our way;

Hearts that are heavy, then hearts that are light,

Eyes that are misty and eyes that are bright;

Losses and gains in the heat of the strife,

Each in proportion to round out his life.

Into the crucible, stirred by the years,

Go all our hopes and misgivings and fears;

Glad days and sad days, our pleasures and pains,

Worries and comforts, our losses and gains.

Out of the crucible shall there not come

Joy undefiled when we pour off the scum?

Out of the sadness and anguish and woe,

Out of the travail and burdens we know,

Out of the shadow that darkens the way,

Out of the failure that tries us to-day,

Have you a doubt that contentment will come

When you've purified life and discarded the scum?

Tinctured with sorrow and flavored with sighs,

Moistened with tears that have flowed from your eyes;

Perfumed with sweetness of loves that have died,

Leavened with failures, with grief sanctified,

Sacred and sweet is the joy that must come

From the furnace of life when you've poured off the scum. 

~ Edgar A. Guest

Thursday, 2 February 2017

When I'm Gone...

All my days won't be dances of delight when I'm gone.
And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I'm gone.
Can't add my name into the fight while I'm gone.
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here.

Phil Ochs
When I'm Gone lyrics

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Let it be, let it be…

And though the night is cloudy,
there is still a light that shines on me.
And Mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be…

John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Determine Who You Want to Be

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.

Neale Donald Walsch

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Spreading Joy

There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.
Frederick William Faber

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Everyone on your path presents a lesson for you

People you meet on your journey may not give you direct answers, but listen and observe. Everyone on your path presents a lesson for you.
~ Sheila Burke