Monday, August 31, 2015

Three Words

In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life:
It goes on.
(Robert Frost in Night Light by Amy E. Dean, 4 June)
31 August 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Earth Is Sick

Earth itself has been pushed to the edge of collapse.
(after, Keith Gann in The Color Of Light by Perry Tilleraas, 3 June)
30 August 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Growth and Self-Awareness

Everyone has the capacity for growth, and for self-awareness through an honest encounter with reality. When we don't avoid issues but meet them directly, always trying to resolve them, they become fewer and fewer.
(Daily Reflections, 1 April)
29 August 2015

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

Monday, August 17, 2015


Entitlement is the belief that you have the right to what you desire, regardless of what others desire. It is a perception that you are fundamentally superior. Beneath entitlement is a very different reality.
(Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, Thoughts From The Heart Of The Soul, p. 221)
17 August 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Think About This

Stop and think about this for a moment and you will never be the same again.
All feelings begin in the mind.
They begin with a single thought.
Think a happy thought and you will be happy.
Think about sadness and you will feel sad.
Think about a worrisome fearful thought and you will fell fear.
Fear does not lie outside of you.
It lies within you.
No one can produce fear in you but you.
Only your mind can produce fear in your body.
Your own fear comes from your own interpretation of a condition in your life.
You have power over all your fear.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 20 May)
16 August 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

De-clutter Generously

Divide unwanted items into trash or treasure when you're de-cluttering your home.

Recycle the trash; give away the treasure.

You may wish to sell expensive items in good condition, but as this could be unbudgeted income, couldn't you afford to give them away instead?

Matching each object to an appreciative recipient can be rewarding, just like any other form of voluntary work.
(Barbara Ann Kipfer, 1,001 Ways To Live In The Moment, #414)
12 August 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Dick & Melva in Annapolis, MD (2015)

I have all the power I need today to say no to negative choices.
The personal choices I make today are positive and healthy.
I take responsibility for my life today.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 14 May)
11 August 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Each Day

Mr. Dickie in Annapolis, MD

It is natural to be grateful for your life, and to look forward to each day.
(Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, Thoughts From The Heart Of The Soul, p. 212)
10 August 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Cactus Plant In Bloom By Our Front Door
Photo by Mr. Dickie

Willingness is a state of mind and emotions that propel us into action.
We may have the best intentions, but until we are willing to act, we won't.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 113)
9 August 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Get Around To

We must not take one another for granted ... Death can come unexpectedly to ones we love, regardless of their age. We need to take time today to notice the many little things our ... [friends and loved ones do] for us, the many things ... [they are] to us. We need to get around to all the loving things we know we should say and do - before we have to be sorry.
(Harry and Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 6 October)
9 August 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015


Today I will let my Higher Power handle my worry so that I can be free.
I choose to be alive in this moment and not blocked by the conversations that go on over and over in my head.
I will stop trying to figure everything out and will trust that I will get the right answers at the right time.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 5 May)
7 August 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Positive Thoughts

It is exciting to know that my thoughts and my actions in the present moment condition the next moment. I am responsible for my future. Today I am bringing awareness to my self-talk and replacing all negative thoughts with positive thoughts as soon as they appear on my mindscape.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 28 April)
4 August 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Controlling People

Controlling People are often drawn to [other] people they can dominate and turn into what they want. Control freaks cannot appreciate or accept others wishes or likes if they are different from their own.
(Cloud and Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 113)
3 August 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Thoughts are intensely powerful things. Our thoughts have the power to lift us up or drag us down; they have the power to energize us or deplete us, to inspire us to greater accomplishments, or to make those accomplishments impossible.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 171)
2 August 2015