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

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Taking a Chance

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

Thursday, November 30, 2006

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

It's My Daughter

"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

View from the bottom of my mountain
"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

Monday, November 6, 2006

Lion For a Day

"It’s better to be a lion for a day
than a sheep all your
~ Elizabeth Kenny

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Untie the Ribbons

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

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Explodes the Illusions

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

Live Alone

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

Monday, October 16, 2006

Empty Pockets

"Empty pockets
never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and
empty hearts can do that."
Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006

Line By Line

"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

"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

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

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

My Me

(From the Blue Ridge Parkway)

"My me is God!"
~ St. Catherine of Genoa

Friday, September 29, 2006

Enjoy Life

(From the Blue Ridge Parkway)

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

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Good Example

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

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

We Can Measure Ourselves

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

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