Thursday, April 17, 2014

Burning Bridges

We should think seriously before we slam doors, before we burn bridges, before we saw off the limb on which  we find ourselves sitting.
(Richard L. Evans in Night Light by Amy E. Dean)
17 April 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sit Quietly

Simply sit quietly, take a few breathes, and focus your awareness within - to the wise being within you who is in touch with the wisdom of the universe.
(Shakti Gawain in The Color Of Light by Perry Tilleraas, 7 October)

[Note: This is the 2000th post to Mr. Dickie's Blog.]
16 April 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Setting boundaries can be an important step in simplifying your life, and it does not require an explanation.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 7)
15 April 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014


Addiction is an inability to stop a repeated and compulsive use of an activity, behavior, or substance in spite of negative consequences.

Addiction becomes apparent when a person doesn't acknowledge the negative consequences, explains it away, or acknowledges it and yet is unable to stop.

The hallmark of all addictions is that the person has lost control and is experiencing negative consequences as a result.
(Cloud & Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 220-1)
14 April 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Peace Of Mind

When something robs you of your peace of mind, ask yourself if it is worth the energy you are expending on it. If not, then put it out of your mind in an act of discipline. Every time the thought of it returns, refuse it.
(Kay Arthur in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women)
13 April 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014


I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber.
(Blaise Pascal in Excuses Begone! by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, p. 246)
12 April 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014


No matter how many books you read, no matter how many schools you attend, you're never really wise until you start making wise choices.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 241)
11 April 2014