Saturday, December 30, 2006

Out of Difficulties

Key West, Florida

"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
~ Jean De La Bruyere


Yes, this has been a difficult month for us, full of heartbreak and challenges to accept what is. 

I am reminded that from pain new life grows and that our lives are balanced by new experiences, change, and joy. 

And always, the miracles... and surprises... of life are as true as the morning sunrise.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Comes a Yes!


Key West, Florida

"After the final no there comes a yes,
And on that yes
the future world depends."
~ Wallace Stevens

Friday, December 15, 2006

So Many Objections



"So many objections
may be made to everything,
that nothing can overcome them
but the necessity of doing something."
~ Samuel Johnson

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Learning and Purification



"The spiritual journey is
one of continuous learning
and purification
.When you know this,
you become humble."
~ Sogyal Rinpoche

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Taking a Chance


"Nothing important was
ever
achieved without
someone important
taking a chance.
"~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Happily May I Walk



"Happily may I walk.
May it be beautiful before me.
May it be beautiful behind me.
May it be beautiful below me.
May it be beautiful above me.
May it be
beautiful all around me.
In beauty it is finished."

~ Navajo Night Chant

Friday, November 24, 2006

All Things

Friday, November 24, 2006

"All things excellent are
as difficult as they are rare."
~ Benedict De Spinoza

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Human Spirit

Tuesday, November 21, 2007
"Man never made any material
as resilient as the
human spirit."
~ Bern Williams

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

It's My Daughter

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"For decades my role model
was my mother.
Now it's my daughter.
I’m just the woman who was
lucky enough to come
between the two."
~ Anna Quindlen

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

View from the Base

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

view from below

"A well-ordered life
is like climbing a tower;
the view halfway up is better
than the view from the base,
and it steadily becomes finer
as the horizon expands."

~ William Lyon Phelps

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Monday, November 6, 2006

Lion For a Day

Monday, November 6, 2006
"It’s better to be a lion for a day
than a sheep all your
life."
~ Elizabeth Kenny

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Untie the Ribbons

Sunday, November 5, 2006


"Each day comes
bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons. "
~ Ruth Ann Schabacker

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Explodes the Illusions

Thursday, November 2, 2006

"A crisis event often
explodes the illusions
that anchor our
lives."
~ Robert Veninga

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

All Colors

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"All colors
are the
friends of their neighbors
and the
lovers of their opposites."
~
Marc Chagall

Monday, October 30, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

Live Alone

Monday, October 23, 2006

"Inside myself is a place
where I live
alone
and that's where you
renew your springs
that never dry up."
~
Pearl S. Buck

Monday, October 16, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Grace is to Beauty

Saturday, October 14, 2006

"Delicacy is to love
what grace is to
beauty."
~ Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon

Friday, October 13, 2006

Line By Line

Friday, October 13, 2006

"Line by line,
moment by moment,
special
times are etched
into our memories
in the permanent ink
of everlasting
love
in our
relationships."
~ Gloria Gaither

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Might Have Been

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

"No star is lost we once have seen.
We always may be
what we might have been."
~ Adelaide Anne Procter

Monday, October 9, 2006

Improve the World

Monday, October 9, 2006

"How wonderful it is
that nobody need wait
a single moment
before starting to
improve the world."
~
Anne Frank

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006

Enjoy Life

Friday, September 29, 2006,
(From the Blue Ridge Parkway)

"My motto is that I enjoy life.
I
think there's a kind
of
simplicity to that
way of thinking."
~ Jenna Elfman

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Good Example

Thursday, September 28, 2006

"A good example is like a bell
that calls many to church
."
~ Danish Proverb

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Misty Morning


Sunday, September 24, 2006
"A misty morning
does not signify a cloudy day."
~ Ancient Proverb

Monday, September 18, 2006

Measure Ourselves

Monday, September 18, 2006

"It is by that which cannot be
taken away that we can
measure ourselves."
~ Mia Farrow

Saturday, September 16, 2006