Saturday, February 28, 2015
The art of life is to live in the present moment and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God himself.
(Whispers Of Blessing, Day 48)
For the present is the only thing a man can lose, if it is true that it is the only thing he has, and that a man cannot lose a thing which he has not.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter II, 14)
28 February 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 4 October)
... the "image" of our senators and presidents is as important to society, if not more so, than their achievements.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 38)
26 February 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Life is a challenge. If you think life is smooth and it's perfect, you are wrong or you are delusional.
(Anastasia Soare in Hero by Rhonda Byrne, p. 157)
What a profound challenge! We must go on growing. We must continually learn. It is a divinely given mandate that we go on adding to our knowledge.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 21 January)
25 February 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
... difficult people come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. Few visual clues will alert you to difficult people before you engage them.
(Sandra A. Crowe, Since Strangling Isn't An Option, p. 115)
23 February 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.
(Herophilas in, Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 13 January)
20 February 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Let me conduct myself and my life in such a way that I will have no reason to reproach myself for making a bad situation worse. This, at least is within my power: "to make it better."
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 February)
And if not now, when?
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 19 January)
18 February 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 44)
10 February 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
We're beginning to see that our real struggle is with fear. So we try to stay away from people who spread fear, stay out of rooms that are filled with fear and avoid the media that promotes fear.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 29 June)
9 February 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
We receive our lessons individually packaged, custom made, slightly different from the next person's. We can't compare how we're doing with another person. Life is not a competition.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 30 June)
8 February 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
(Mark Twain in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 165)
7 February 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
One moment ... [we are] full of life; the next moment ... [we are] gone. [Knowing] this helped me realize that each and every moment is precious. Life is both priceless and unpredictable; I don't know how long it will last. I don't want to waste a minute of it on self-pity, worry, guilt, resentment, anger, or any character defect that may stand in the way of becoming the kind of person I want to be. I don't want to leave, or be left with, a long trail of regrets. I want to have as many good memories as possible. Compassion can help me create those memories. Patience can help me create compassion.
(Hope For Today, 27 March)
5 February 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Not our Amaryllis
The problem with most of us is that we are afraid to stand up for what we believe, to be witnesses for what is true and right. We want to do the right thing, but we are troubled by fears. So we sit back, and the world drifts about us, and society increasingly adopts attitudes and standards of behavior of which most of us do not approve.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 28 June)
Melva has two amaryllis blooming in the north basement window. She bought these plants several years ago. One is wine colored and has two blooms and the other is red-orange and has four blooms. They are spectacular.
4 February 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Be happy in ... [what] you do. Cultivate a spirit of gladness in your homes. Subdue and overcome all elements of anger, impatience, and unbecoming talk one to another.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 16 March)
2 February 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Your goal is to develop habits that serve you and enhance your opportunity to maximize your success, happiness, and health ...
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Excuses Begone! p. 172)
1 February 2015