Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday ~ August 11, 2018

The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you ever were before. If you can live through that, you can live through anything. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face... The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. If you fail anywhere along the line, it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

(Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 - 1962)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday ~ August 10, 2018

Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: Kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, Kindness in your greeting.

(Mother Teresa, 1910 - 1997)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday ~ August 9, 2018

I have no creative use for guilt, yours or my own. Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action, of buying time out of the pressing need to make clear choices, out of the approaching storm that can feed the earth as well as bend the trees.

(Audre Lorde,  1934 - 1992)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday ~ August 7, 2018

But how are we to love when we are stiff numb and disinterested? How are we to transform ourselves into limber and soft organisms lying open to the world at the quick. By what process and what agency do we perform the Great Work, transforming lowly materials into gold? Love, like its counterpart Death, is a yielding at the center. Not in the sentiment. Not in the genitals. Look deep into my eyes and see the love-light. Figured forth in intelligent cooperation, sensitive congeniality, physical warmth. At the center the love must live... Love is not a doctrine, Peace is not an international agreement. Love and peace are beings who live as possibilities in us.

(Mary Caroline Richards, (1916 - 1999)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday ~ August 7, 2018

I invented this rule for myself to be applied to every decision I might have to make in the future. I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness, and other things being equal I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side. I think it must be a rule something like this that makes jonquils and crocuses come pushing through cold mud.

(Katherine Butler Hathaway, 1890 - 1942)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday ~ August 6, 2018

I doubt that anyone does not really believe in God. People may think they don't have any belief, but you will usually find that there is a belief in something beyond themselves. In any case, I would not judge people's character by their belief or unbelief. I would judge their character by their deeds; and no matter what they said about their beliefs, their behavior would soon show whether they were people of good character or bad.

(Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 - 1962)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday ~ August 5, 2018

It is the steady and merciless increase of occupations, the augmented speed at which we are always trying to live, the crowding of each day with more work and amusement than it can profitably hold, which has cost us, among other good things, the undisputed enjoyment of friends. Friendship takes time, and we have no time to give it.

(Agnes Repplier, 1855 - 1950)


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