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If the world seems cold to you, kindle fire to warm it.
Monday, January 05, 2009      0 comments

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fire to warm it. - Lucy Larcom, hymnist I've long understood that I have to give friendship to recieve it, but it has taken me a long time to get to the position where I can give it. After all I've b... Read more
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the on
Sunday, January 04, 2009      0 comments

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - M... Read more
Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink. That is the finest of suppers, I think; when I'm grown up and
Saturday, January 03, 2009      1 comments

Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink. That is the finest of suppers, I think; when I'm grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these. - Christopher Morley, author & journalist Sometimes Mike and I do just... Read more
A rock pile ceases being a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the
Friday, January 02, 2009      2 comments

A rock pile ceases being a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. - Unknown Author I'm in the process of trying to decide how to break my big tasks into manageable pieces. I get ... Read more
Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer.
Thursday, January 01, 2009      0 comments

Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer. - Lion from Wizard of Oz I've seen this movie dozens of time and again fairly recently, and I can't remember this line or even a context where it would have... Read more
Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008      1 comments

Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves. - Robert Frost While I can see myself holding myself back, I resent it when someone else points it out. Already this morning, I've wasted an hour. I've got to... Read more
Should you find yourself at a loss, wondering what life is all about and what your purpose is, be th
Tuesday, December 30, 2008      1 comments

Should you find yourself at a loss, wondering what life is all about and what your purpose is, be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity to wonder. - Unknown I certainly haven't always been thankful ... Read more
Do something for somebody every day for which you don't get paid.
Thursday, November 01, 2007      1 comments

This is a simpler version of what I've heard in 12-Step Meetings. In meetings it is suggested that we do something nice that no one else knows about. That's a bit tougher. Doing something for which we don't get paid, is a given. That's just ... Read more
Sleep is a generous thief; he gives to vigor what he takes from time.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007      2 comments

The Healthy Reflections for the day implied that lack of sleep was a choice. It's not that I don't have time to sleep -- I lack the necessary skills. I go to bed at an early hour only to be awakened by bad dreams at 2am. I still don't know ho... Read more
One man's creativity is another's brain damage.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007      0 comments

At first I was thinking along the lines of being accepting of others' differences. I need to be conscious of that, because I often find that people who are "different" frighten me. I miss a lot in life when I avoid people just because they are... Read more
In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opp
Monday, October 29, 2007      0 comments

Ouch! That quote hits home; it's definitely something I needed to see today. My cowardly behavior is something I need to address. How many opportunities pass without me speaking up? Not taking a stand on controversial issues, but something a... Read more
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
Sunday, October 28, 2007      0 comments

I disagree with this quote -- no day is ever lost. I consider each encounter with another person a dance. These dances are sometimes hesitant, sometimes a comfortable and familiar beat, and sometimes an exhilirating adventure. There are days ... Read more
The belly comes before the soul.
Saturday, October 27, 2007      1 comments

What a funny quote! It makes me think about taking all aspects of my physical being, treating my body with consideration and respect. A couple of years ago, I told someone I was trying to find God. She gently reminded me that God was not lost... Read more
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Friday, October 26, 2007      0 comments

That's a whole new way of thinking that I can't quite get my mind around. It's more familiar for me to concentrate on my failures and mistakes. I'm determined to learn how to do things right so most of my time is devoted to dissecting and anal... Read more
Life is not a 'brief candle.'
Thursday, October 25, 2007      2 comments

I've been told to let my light shine. I prefer to sit in the corner, quietly flickering. In my past there has been a high penalty for calling attention to myself. I've put myself around people who would hurt me and then tried to stay out of t... Read more

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