Tuesday, September 30, 2014



That you may retain your self-respect,

 it is better to displease the people

 by doing what you know is right,

 than to temporarily please them by

 doing what you know is wrong.

~William J. H. Boetcker~

Monday, September 29, 2014


It is necessary to
 distinguish between 
the virtue and the vice
 of obedience. 
 ~Lemuel K. Washburn~

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Thinking is like loving and dying. 
Each of us must do it for himself. 
~Josiah Royce~

Saturday, September 27, 2014


What sunshine is to flowers,
 smiles are to humanity. 
These are but trifles, to be sure;
 but, scattered along life’s pathway,
 the good they do is inconceivable.
~Joseph Addison

Friday, September 26, 2014


 Normal is an illusion.
 What is normal for the spider
 is chaos for the fly.
 ~ Morticia Addams~

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Each and Every

Be kind,
 be all sympathy,
 for each and every 
human being
 is forced to fight 
against himself.
 ~Sri Chinmoy~

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

May Lead

Do not go where the path may lead, 
go instead where there is no path
 and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Which Way

You don't need a weather man
 To know which way
 the wind blows 
~Bob Dylan ~

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bow to You

Painful though parting be,
 I bow to you
 as I see you off
 to distant clouds. 
~Emperor Saga~
You will be so very missed
Big Buddy.
We Love you.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Some people
 are so much sunshine
 to the square inch.
 ~Walt Whitman~

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Feelings are really your GPS system for life.
 When your supposed to do something,
 or not supposed to do something,
 your emotional guidance system
 lets you know.   
 ~ Oprah Winfrey~

Friday, September 19, 2014


    The purpose of life is to live an ordinary life
 in an extraordinary manner.  
~Vikrant Parsai ~

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Don't Wait

Infuse your life with action.
 Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen.
 Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love.
 And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator,
 not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high,
 but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself,
 right now, right down here on Earth. 
~Bradley Whitford~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Motivation is a fire from within. 
If someone else tries to light that fire under you, 
chances are it will burn very briefly.
~Stephen R. Covey~

Monday, September 15, 2014


Dreaming permits each and every one of us
 to be quietly and safely insane
 every night of our lives.  
~William Dement~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I Live

With arms outstretched I thank.
With heart beating gratefully I love.
With body in health I jump for joy.
With spirit full I live.
~Terri Guillemets~

Saturday, September 13, 2014


 like unhappiness,
 is a proactive choice.
~Stephen Covey~

Friday, September 12, 2014


Hope is the thing with feathers,
that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without words,
and never stops at all.
~Emily Dickinson~

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Never stop dreaming 
of moonbeams and fairy dust,
 shiny stars and the wonder of the heavens,
 a happier life and a better world.
~ James J. Gormley~

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


A tangerine and russet cascade
Of kaleidoscopic leaves
Creates a tapestry of autumn magic
Upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.
~ Judith A. Lindberg~

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Special Person

I love being married.
 It’s so great to find one special person 
you want to annoy for 
the rest of your life.
~Rita Rudner~
15 years
 My Monkey
I Love you more
each day.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Goofy Stuff

You're never too old 
to do goofy stuff.  
~ Ward Cleaver~

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Soul Food

Vegan food is soul food in its truest form.
 Soul food means to feed the soul. 
And to me, your soul is your intent.
 If your intent is pure, you are pure.

~Erykah Badu~


Saturday, September 6, 2014


Summer ends, and Autumn comes,
 and he who would have it otherwise would have
 high tide always and a full moon every night;
 and thus he would never know
 the rhythms that are at the heart of life. 
~Hal Borland~

Friday, September 5, 2014

Apple Tree

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
 I would still plant my apple tree.
~Martin Luther~

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Is For

This life is for loving, sharing, learning,
 smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging,
 helping, dancing, wondering, 
healing, and even more loving.
 I choose to live life this way.
 I want to live my life in such a way
 that when I get out of bed in the morning,
 the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!
~Steve Maraboli~

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Education is the kindling of a flame,
 not the filling of a vessel.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Don't Worry

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. 
They just open up and turn toward the light
 and that makes them beautiful. 
~Jim Carrey~

Monday, September 1, 2014


My mission in life is not merely to survive,
 but to thrive; 
and to do so with some passion,
 some compassion, 
some humor,
 and some style.
~Maya Angelou~