Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday ~ February 22, 2020

When your spirits need a lift, think of the virtues and talents of those around you - one's energy+, another's modesty, the generosity of a third, something else in a fourth. Nothing is so inspiring or uplifting as the sight of these splendid qualities in our friends. Keep them always in mind.

(Marcus Aurelius, 121 - 180)

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday ~ February 21, 2020

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.

(Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892 - 1971)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday ~ February 20, 2020 / 02/20/2020

The taste of food is not the result of my own effort. How wonderful is the miracle of taste! There is a mysterious interaction between the tongue, my nervous system and the quality of the food itself. How this developed, I do not know; what the secret is, always escapes me. The taste of food floats the whole eating experience and gives to it a dimension of delight that joys the mind and gives to the whole being a sense of gentleness and benevolence. How can I say "Thank You" to God for food? By making the eating of food a blessed sacrament. By a self-conscious recognition of the source. Bt sharing my food with the hungry. By knowing that my food is a gift of which I am merely the trustee.

(Howard Thurman, 1899 - 1981)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

(Martha Washington, 1732 - 1802)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday ~ February 18, 2020

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature,  nor do the children of men and women as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

(Helen Keller, 1880 - 1968)

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday ~ February 17, 2020

When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you til it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the time and the place the tide will turn.

(Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811 - 1896)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday ~ February 16,2020

For the truth is that in the end loyalty is never an attachment to something external so much as it is an allegiance to something inside yourself. That which commands you outwardly has first possessed you inwardly. That is why a bad human being is never a reliable patriot, nor a good human being a bad citizen. There is no surer test than this: Your loyalty will always be what you secretly love and serve.

 ( A. Powell Davies, 1902 - 1957)


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