Peace Talks

May 28, 2012

People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway…In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

Joy du Jour

May 27, 2012

…… and what else?.

This is a re-post from an uplifting blog, Tracie Louise Photography.  Lots of great positive affirmations there, along with vivid, elegant photographs.  I stop by this blog every day for a shot of pure positivity.

Go Forth

March 30, 2012

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture…Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Norman Vincent Peale

Deep Wisdom du Jour

February 25, 2012

This blog post from Nadine Marie Niguidula’s Aligning with Truth really got me thinking, so I thought I’d better re-post it. It’s called “Do Heaven and Hell Exist?” by Paul Ferrini and really brings home the message of doing our part to create a peaceful world.

When God Closes One Door…

January 26, 2012

You have to let go of “It’s always going to be this hard,”
“I never get what I want.”

It’s like you’ve already shut the door on maybe.

Never and always are the two poles of failure.

You wonder why good things don’t reach you.

Could be the moat, drawbridge and electric fence around your heart.

Isolation leads to depression.

Be in the world (but not of it.)

Be an optimist (cockeyed or otherwise.)

Be yourself (but be open to new ideas.)

This day alone is the gift. Open it.

Find Your Forté

July 26, 2011
Not Too Early [Explore] by David Butali (Dylan@66)
Not Too Early [Explore], a photo by David Butali (Dylan@66) on Flickr.

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.

Abraham Maslow


June 9, 2011
Stairs by Chris (archi3d)
Stairs, a photo by Chris (archi3d) on Flickr.

Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.

Indira Gandhi


June 2, 2011
Real cat in a display of stuffed dogs! by JehiahCzebotar
Real cat in a display of stuffed dogs!, a photo by JehiahCzebotar on Flickr.

If you go around pretending to be something you’re not, don’t be surprised if you end up surrounded by phonies.


May 30, 2011
if you see my friend the sun by knitalatte11
if you see my friend the sun, a photo by knitalatte11 on Flickr.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blaze a Trail

May 24, 2011
onkalo by TommyOshima
onkalo, a photo by TommyOshima on Flickr.

We can never judge the lives of others. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.

Paulo Coelho