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Monday, 31 December 2012

109/365 - The Lesson (Sasha Azevedo)


“When you're a beautiful person on the inside,
 nothing in the world can change that about you.

 Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, 
self-worth, and self-acceptance.

 The Lesson: 
If you can't accept yourself,
 then certainly no one else will.”

- Sasha Azevedo


Sunday, 30 December 2012

108/365 - Honor what you've accomplished (John Bingham)


“It was being a runner that mattered,
 not how fast or how far I could run. 
 
The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, 
not in the destination. 
 
We have a better chance of seeing where we are 
when we stop trying to get somewhere else. 
 
We can enjoy every moment of movement, 
as long as where we are is as good
 as where we'd like to be.
 
 That's not to say that you need to be satisfied forever 
with where you are today. 
 
But you need to honor what you've accomplished, 
rather than thinking of what's left to be done.”

- John Bingham
(No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running)


Friday, 28 December 2012

106/365 - Worlds within Worlds (Daniel C. Dennett)


“If you can approach the world's complexities,
both its glories and its horrors, 
with an attitude of humble curiosity,
 acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, 
you have only scratched the surface,
 you will find worlds within worlds, 
beauties you could not heretofore imagine,
 and your own mundane preoccupations 
will shrink to proper size,
 not all that important in the greater scheme of things.”

  - Daniel C. Dennett
(Breaking the Spell: 
Religion as a Natural Phenomenon)


Thursday, 27 December 2012

105/365 - Lay Yourself Down (Oscar Wilde)


“If you want to be a doormat 
you have to lay yourself down first.”

  - Oscar Wilde


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

104/365 - Cherish it (Leo Babauta)


“The life you have left is a gift.

 Cherish it.
 Enjoy it now, 
to the fullest.

 Do what matters, now.”

  - Leo Babauta



Tuesday, 25 December 2012

103/365 - Joyeux Noel!


Wishing you all a Very
Merry Christmas!

May you be Loved,
Blessed,
and Cherished.

Thank you for making Life
All that it is.

Kimie
xx



Monday, 24 December 2012

102/365 - The Real Test of Character (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)


“Sometimes knowing when to give up
 is the real test of character."

- Susan Elizabeth Phillips
(Match Me If You Can)


Sunday, 23 December 2012

101/365 - The Opportunity to put it right (Ann Brashares)


“You couldn't erase the past. 

You couldn't even change it. 

But sometimes 
life offered you the opportunity to put it right.”

  - Ann Brashares
(Girls In Pants: The Third Summer Of The Sisterhood)



Saturday, 22 December 2012

Friday, 21 December 2012

99/365 - Unanswered Questions (J.D. Stroube)


“Life is filled with unanswered questions, 
but it is the courage to seek those answers 
that continues to give meaning to life.

 You can spend your life wallowing in despair, 
wondering why you were the one
 who was led towards the road strewn with pain,
 or you can be grateful
that you are strong enough to survive it.”

  - J.D. Stroube
(Caged by Damnation)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

98/365 - To Be So Human (C. JoyBell C.)


“I'm not in search of sanctity, 
sacredness, purity; 
these things are found after this life,
 not in this life; 
but in this life I search to be completely human: 
to feel, to give, to take, 
to laugh, to get lost, to be found, 
to dance, to love and to lust,
 to be so human.”

- C. JoyBell C.



Wednesday, 19 December 2012

97/365 - Our Wounds, the Openings (David Richo)


“Our wounds are often the openings 
into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

- David Richo



Tuesday, 18 December 2012

96/365 - Choices we've made along the way (Megan McCafferty)


“I believe that what we get out of life
 is what we've set ourselves up to get, 
so there's no such thing as an inconsequential decision. 

Our destinies are the culmination
 of all the choices we've made along the way,
 which is why it's imperative
 to listen hard to your inner voice
 when it speaks up.

Don't let anyone else's noise drown it out.”

  - Megan McCafferty
(Second Helpings)


Monday, 17 December 2012

95/365 - Real or not (Toni Morrison)


“What difference does it make
 if the thing you're scared of
 is real or not?”

  - Toni Morrison


Sunday, 16 December 2012

94/365 - Fear is inevitable (Isabel Allende)


“Fear is inevitable, 
I have to accept that, 
but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.”

  - Isabel Allende 
  (The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

93/365 - Hear them Sing (Eric Berne)


“The moment a little boy is concerned
 with which is a jay and which is a sparrow,
 he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.”

  - Eric Berne



Friday, 14 December 2012

92/365 - Firmest Friendships (Charles Caleb Colton)


“The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,

as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.” 

  - Charles Caleb Colton

Thursday, 13 December 2012

91/365 - Fall Together (Jessica Howell)


“Sometimes good things fall apart, 
so better things can fall together.”

  - Jessica Howell


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

88/365 - Eyes off the Goal (E. Joseph Cossman)


“Obstacles are things a person sees 
when he takes his eyes off his goal.”

  - E. Joseph Cossman


Sunday, 9 December 2012

87/365 - The End of your Rope (Theodore Roosevelt)


“When your at the end of your rope,
 tie a knot and hold on”

  - Theodore Roosevelt



Saturday, 8 December 2012

Thursday, 6 December 2012

84/365 - They have a Song (Gregory Colbert)


“The whales do not sing 
because they have an answer,
 they sing because they have a song.”

  - Gregory Colbert



Wednesday, 5 December 2012

83/365 - What the Man Seeks (Confucius)


“What the superior man seeks is in himself; 
what the small man seeks is in others.”

  - Confucius

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

82/365 - Rational Thinking (Albert Einstein)


“I never made one of my discoveries
 through the process of rational thinking.”

  - Albert Einstein


Monday, 3 December 2012

81/365 - What you whisper to yourself (Robert Kiyosaki)


“It's not what you say out of your mouth
 that determines your life,
it's what you whisper to yourself 
that has the most power!”

- Robert Kiyosaki



Sunday, 2 December 2012

80/365 - Mental Blueprint (Robert Collier)


“Visualize this thing you want. 

See it, feel it, believe in it. 

Make your mental blueprint and begin.”
  
- Robert Collier




Saturday, 1 December 2012

79/365 - 1 percent Inspiration (Thomas A. Edison)


“Genius is 1 percent inspiration 
and 99 percent perspiration.”

  - Thomas A. Edison



Friday, 30 November 2012

78/365 - Luck in Life (Mother Teresa)


“God made the world for the delight of human beings-- 
if we could see His goodness everywhere,
 His concern for us, 
His awareness of our needs: 
the phone call we've waited for,
 the ride we are offered,
 the letter in the mail, 
just the little things He does for us throughout the day.

 As we remember and notice His love for us, 
we just begin to fall in love with Him 
because He is so busy with us --
 you just can't resist Him. 

I believe there's no such thing as luck in life, 
it's God's love, it's His.”

  - Mother Teresa
(A Simple Path: Mother Teresa)



Thursday, 29 November 2012

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

76/365 - To live on top of the Mountain (Andy Rooney)


“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain,
 but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.”
 
- Andy Rooney





Tuesday, 27 November 2012

75/365 - When the People (Thomas Jefferson)


“When the people fear the government 
there is tyranny, 
when the government fears the people 
there is liberty.”

  - Thomas Jefferson



Monday, 26 November 2012

74/365 - My Apple Tree (Martin Luther King Jr.)


“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
 I would still plant my apple tree.”

  - Martin Luther King Jr.



Sunday, 25 November 2012

73/365 - Grab on with Both Hands (Christine Feehan)


“Life gives us choices. 

You either grab on with both hands
 and just go for it,
 or you sit on the sidelines.”

  - Christine Feehan
(Night Game)


Saturday, 24 November 2012

Friday, 23 November 2012

71/365 - Little Cost in the Giving ( F. Scott Fitzgerald)


“It was only a sunny smile,
and little it cost in the giving, 
but like morning light it scattered the night
 and made the day worth living.”

  - F. Scott Fitzgerald



Thursday, 22 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

68/365 - The only cure for loneliness (Mother Teresa)


“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy;
 it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for.

 We can cure physical diseases with medicine, 
but the only cure for loneliness, 
despair, and hopelessness
  is love.

 There are many in the world who are dying
 for a piece of bread 
but there are many more dying for a little love.

 The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -
 it is not only a poverty of loneliness
 but also of spirituality. 

There's a hunger for love,
 as there is a hunger for God.”

- Mother Teresa
 (A Simple Path: Mother Teresa)



Monday, 19 November 2012

67/365 - Power over your mind (Marcus Aurelius)

“You have power over your mind - 
not outside events. 

Realize this, and you will find strength.”

  - Marcus Aurelius



Sunday, 18 November 2012

66/365 - The Race (Garth Stein)


“There is no dishonor in losing the race.

There is only dishonor in not racing
 because you are afraid to lose.”

  - Garth Stein
(The Art of Racing in the Rain)


Saturday, 17 November 2012

65/365 - The Beauty of the Earth (Rachel Carson)


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth 
find reserves of strength 
 that will endure as long as life lasts. 

There is something infinitely healing
in the repeated refrains of nature -- 
the assurance that dawn comes after night, 
and spring after winter.”

  - Rachel Carson
(Silent Spring)


Friday, 16 November 2012

64/365 - Loyalty to who I am (Jarod Kintz)


“Just because I liked something at one point in time
 doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, 
or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time 
as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, 
based solely on who I was as a person.

 To be loyal to myself
 is to allow myself to grow and change, 
and challenge who I am and what I think.

 The only thing I am for sure is unsure, 
and this means I’m growing, 
and not stagnant or shrinking. 
”

  - Jarod Kintz



Thursday, 15 November 2012

63/365 - Tomorrow will be better (Morgan Matson)


“Tomorrow will be better.”

“But what if it’s not?” I asked.

“Then you say it again tomorrow. 
Because it might be. 
You never know, right? 
At some point, tomorrow will be better.”

  - Morgan Matson
(Amy and Roger's Epic Detour)



Wednesday, 14 November 2012

62/365 - A Little bit of Summer (Henry David Thoreau)


“One must maintain a little bit of summer, 
even in the middle of winter.”

  - Henry David Thoreau



Tuesday, 13 November 2012

61/365 - Into a Golden Haze (Elinor Glyn)


“Romance is the glamour
 which turns the dust of everyday life
 into a golden haze. ”
 
- Elinor Glyn


Monday, 12 November 2012

60/365 - A Single Heart (Mahatma Gandhi)


“To give pleasure to a single heart 
by a single act
 is better than a thousand heads 
bowing in prayer.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

Sociable