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Daily Meditation:

How will I choose to live my life in a manner that

brings joy and peace to my life and

to those whom I influence?

There are lots of quotations located throughout my site.

Please check back here as I continue to gather and share

some of my other favorite quotations ~

"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms,

you would never see the beauty of their carvings"

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"Let's be grateful for those who give us happiness;

they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom"

Marcel Proust

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. 

For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation;

our neighbors build their philosophy of life.

A. J. Cronin

...this is one of my mother's favorite quotations:

"There is so much good in the worst of us,

and so much bad in the best of us,

that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us."

Robert Louis Stevenson

"People are like stained-glass windows.

They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,

but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within."

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."

A. A. Milne Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh

"Fear and growth go together like macaroni and cheese."

John Ortberg

"A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly,

unless you want to hurt the giver.

Eleanor Hamilton

"Avoid the trivial pursuit of the petty."


"Some us need to discover that we will not

begin to live more fully until we have the courage

to do and see and taste and experience

much less than usual."

Thomas Merton in 'Nothing Doing'

"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

"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum."

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"What if the healing of the world utterly depends on the

ten-thousand invisible kindnesses we offer simply and quietly

throughout the pilgrimage of each human life?"


"One drinks tea to forget the sounds of the world."

T'ien Yixeng

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

Melody Beattie

"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp,

but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea"

Bernard-Paul Heroux

"To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted,

but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action.

Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course.

Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you.

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude."

Albert Schweitzer


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