Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Art of Life

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

Sincerity and Truth

Sincerity and truth are extremely valuable because they are so rare.
(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

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

... 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


Act as if you already have everything you need and your life will be filled with abundance in more ways than you ever imagined.
(Donna Smallin, Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness, p. 224)
22 February 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Taking away an obsession doesn't mean we're cured.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 13 January)
21 February 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


As someone once said, "If I got rid of my defects of character, I might find that I have no character at all."
(Harry and Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 11 December)
16 February 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.
(Luke 12:15, The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 19 January)
15 February 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Making up a string of excuses is usually harder than doing the work.
(Marie T. Freeman in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 114)
12 February 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


My friend, there are many things in life that you must simply pass by. If you wish to grow in your spiritual life, you must not allow yourself to be caught up in the workings of the world; you must find time alone, away from noise and confusion, aware from the allure of power and wealth. You must also turn a deaf ear to many things, and think instead on those things that contribute to your peace.  It is  better to avert your eyes from what distracts you from your purpose. Quietly leave each person to his own opinion, and avoid contentious bickering. If you stand in good stead with God and respect His ways, you will more easily be able to do this.
(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


When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Excuses Begone! p. 22)
6 February 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Patience and Compassion

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

Stand Up

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.

Dick Henthorn
4 February 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


San Francisco, CA

There's no point in reasoning with people who are unreasonable.
(Sandra A. Crowe, Since Strangling Isn't An Option, p. 117)
3 February 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Be Happy

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

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