Wednesday, 29 January 2014

We All Have Talent

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
~ Henry Van Dyke

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Are You an Artist?

Regardless of the medium you create in, I think half the battle to being an artist, is accepting or admitting to yourself that you are one.
~ Bob Rodkin

Monday, 27 January 2014

The Present Moment

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it... 
~ Eckhart Tolle

Letting go...

There is love in holding on and there is love in letting go.
― Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

Never Be in a Hurry

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
~ Saint Francis de Sales

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Develop a Greater Vision

People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.
~ Stedman Graham

Friday, 24 January 2014

Beautiful is the moment...

Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only do as much as God makes us able to do; we are only as intelligent as God would have us be.
~ Oscar A. Romero


Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
~ Stephen R. Covey

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

What Matters

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Fear's a powerful thing

I got God on my side
And I'm just trying to survive
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love
Fear's a powerful thing, baby
It can turn your heart black you can trust
It'll take your God filled soul
And fill it with devils and dust
                     ~ Bruce Springsteen
                        Devils & Dust lyrics

Monday, 20 January 2014

Take time

Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care.
~ Author Unknown 

Life is one indivisible whole

One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

There's Still Time

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run,
there's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.
~ Robert Plant, Stairway to Heaven

Always Pray to have ...Faith

Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith.
~ Unknown Author

Live. Your. Life.

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
~ Grace Hansen

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Two Things Define You

Live. Your. Life.

I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.
~Robert Henri

What matters most

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Do this...and your life will never be the same.

 Bob Rodkin Photography

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
~ Og Mandino 

Every Moment Counts!

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
~ Thomas Merton 

Loving People. Hostile People.

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
 ~ Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A Fresh New Year

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!

~ William Arthur Ward

Monday, 6 January 2014

Let us all be thankful...

"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."

~ Buddha