Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Second Self

In my friend, I find a second self.  
~Isabel Norton~

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Greeting

I find myself at the extremity of a long beach.  
How gladly does the spirit leap forth, 
and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep!  
A greeting and a homage to the Sea!  
I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, 
and bathe my brow.  
That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome.  
His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.  
~Nathaniel Hawthorne~


Friday, June 28, 2013

Strength

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.
~Anonymous~

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beauty and Joy


If we do not permit
 the Earth to produce 
beauty and joy,
 it will in the end
 not produce 
food either.
~Joseph Wood Krutch~

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beyond Horizons

A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed... 
It feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now.  
But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, 
and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.  
~Richard Bach~

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nature


Nature is not a place to visit, 
it is home.  
~Gary Snyder~

Monday, June 24, 2013

As It Was

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man 
than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. 
 ~Robert Lynd~

Sunday, June 23, 2013

We Be Jammin

 
Each small task of everyday life
 is part of the total harmony 
of the universe.
~ St. Theresa of Lisieux ~
 
Thanks for the Strawberries

Saturday, June 22, 2013

School's Out For Summer!

You worked so hard and we are SO proud of you!
It has been such a pleasure to be your teachers.  
Know that you are loved and cherished.
School's out for summer kiddos!
Play hard, enjoy the sun, and love life!

Happy Summer Everyone!

~Becca and Susan~

Friday, June 21, 2013

Chains


So often time it happens, 
we all live our life in chains, 
and we never even know we
 have the key. 
 ~The Eagles~

We Love you Molly!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friendship


Friendship is unnecessary, 
like philosophy, like art.... 
It has no survival value; 
rather it is one
 of those things that
 give value 
to survival. 
 ~C.S. Lewis~

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Depicting Peace

If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, 
I would surely vote for the purr.  
~Barbara L. Diamond~

Monday, June 17, 2013

Courage

Courage is a peculiar 
kind of fear.  
~Charles Kennedy~

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

I love my father as the stars — 
he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. 
~Terri Guillemets~

Thank you to all the wonderful dads in our lives!
We love you so much!

~Becca, Susan, Beth, Sean, Kim, Sarah, and Shannon~

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What you Have


Until you make peace with
who you are,
 you’ll never be content with
what you have.
~Doris Mortman~

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Vegan


Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything;
 it is about gaining the peace within yourself 
that comes from embracing nonviolence 
and refusing to participate in the
 exploitation of the vulnerable
 ~Gary L. Francione~

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Static Things

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. 
In physical terms, I move through them; 
yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. 
~John Fowles~

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mow


The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence,
but you still have to mow it.
~Anonymous~

Monday, June 10, 2013

Still Water

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
~Wendell Berry~

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Forever

Mom,
I planted you Foxgloves.
I hope you like them.
I miss you
and 
Love you
so very much.

If the people we love are stolen from us,
 the way to have them live on is to 
never stop loving them. 
Buildings burn, people die, 
but real love is forever.
 ~The Crow~

Saturday, June 8, 2013

How To Remain

Every child is an artist.  
The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  
~Pablo Picasso~

Friday, June 7, 2013

Labels


Labels are for filing.  
Labels are for clothing.  
Labels are not for people.  
~Martina Navratilov~

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Secret Places

We all have our secret places that are safe from the world.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Magic

 
Those who don't believe in magic
 will never find it.
~ Roald Dahl~

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Drawn

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.  They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death.  Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.  ~George Bird Evans~

Monday, June 3, 2013

Your Friends


The world is a rose;
 smell it and pass it to
 your friends.
~ Persian Proverb~

Sunday, June 2, 2013

On The Cusp

On the cusp between child and adult,
we watch you becoming this amazing man!
You are so loved buddy!
Just wanted you to know!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Step

 
What saves a man is to take a step.  
Then another step.  
It is always the same step, 
but you have to take it. 
 ~Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry~