Thursday, August 27, 2015

Measuring Up

So often with old people, and children, all sense of what would be appropriate is swallowed up in what feels right. That's refreshing. We waste too many years between childhood and our older years measuring our behavior on a scale we think we see in someone else's eyes.
(Shelia Walsh in Promise Of Joy, p. 305)
27 August 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Magic Potion

Let me realize that ... [having and following a] program is not a magic potion that will instantly cure all my ills, but a pattern of living that will serve me to exactly the degree that I work at it.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 3 March)

What's holding you back from making the changes you put off for years?
(Mr. Dickie after, The Color Of Light, by Perry Tilleraas, 4 June)
26 August 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Finding Strength

As long as we're taught to believe we are victims to whatever health hazards come our way we won't have the necessary strength to change the conditions that gave us the trouble in the first place.
(Margo Adair in The Color Of Light by Perry Tilleraas, 1 April)
25 August 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

I Didn't Know That

The world won't stop if you keep some of your knowledge to yourself.
(Sally Stitch, in Three Minutes A Day by The Christophers, Vol. 41, 29 January)
24 August 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Thinking About the Fires On The West Coast

Relationships carry power, power to do good or power to do evil.
One of the most spiritual things that anyone can do is to combat toxicity by avoiding it  or by confronting it.
(Cloud & Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 155)
23 August 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Tomatoes and Coneflowers in  our backyard

Learning to detach will help us to see that many of our problems stem from minding everyone's business but our own.
(After Hope For Today, 21 May)
22 August 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spiritual Growth

Finding and healing the cause of emotional pain is at the core of spiritual growth.
(Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, Thoughts From The Heart Of The Soul, p. 227)
18 August 2015