Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

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Opening Sentence

April 29, 2014

“You just don’t understand the monsters I face when I’m sober.”

Would you read a book that started like that?  if it was fiction and not a memoir?  Just wonderin’.

I would love to write fiction. Harper Lee once said, “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”

Whoa.

Considering she only wrote ONE book – and a GREAT book, at that! – it makes one wonder if she never quite got that hide thick enough.

Just what I’m thinking about today…

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Volunteerism Quotes

July 27, 2010

Guess what!   I’ve been invited to contribute to the newsletter of the nursing home where I volunteer.    I thought this space might be a great way for me to ‘practice’ a few ideas.       I’ll write here my samples – get an idea how it looks and how it sounds before I submit to the editor.

First, how about some inspiration:

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Mahatma Gandhi


Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.
Henry David Thoreau, poet, writer, philosopher

Service to others is the payment you make for your space here on earth.
Mohammed Ali

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.
Erma Bombeck

No matter how big and powerful government gets,
and the many services it provides,
it can never take the place of volunteers.
Ronald Reagan

Throughout my life, I’ve seen the difference that volunteering efforts can make in people’s lives. I know the personal value of service as a local volunteer.
Jimmy Carter

We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

I have been the recipient of love and service, therefore I can love and serve. There is great satisfaction in service to others, in seeing people and their conditions change.
Clarence E. Hodges

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.
George Washington Carver

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for someone else.
Benjamin Franklin

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.
Leonard Nimoy

Snowflakes melt alone – but together they can be traffic stoppers!
Anonymous

Volunteers aren’t paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
Anonymous

“You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving – and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it – and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return.” Robert Collier

“All that you send into the lives of others, will come back into your own, tenfold”…..   May Kay Ash

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Rain

September 29, 2008

Hanging around.  Nothing to do but frown.  Rainy days and mondays always get me down….  -The Carpenters

Gloom and doom and one more day of rain.

Dreariness-weariness, it’s all the same.

Husband says I need to get a job.

But I’m just sitting here feeling like a blob

and I am just too darn meloncholy to figure out a long A sound word to end this stupid poem with…

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.    -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Photo Friday: Stained Glass

September 5, 2008
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Readfield, Maine
Readfield, Maine
   
For another Photo Friday that features beautiful stained glass windows, click here:   https://ideajump.wordpress.com/2008/05/02/photo-friday-religion/

“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 from within.”

– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Photo Friday: Hats

August 22, 2008

and some scary “terrible fluidity of…” self-revelations!     If this Self-Portrait Friday didn’t show you how I look, this will….

 

First, let’s get the admin crap (I love you Jan!) out of the way.   Click here to get the officialness of this auspicious occasion…

and the logo:

 

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and a quote?

 

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran

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Quite Serious

August 20, 2008

“For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns.  For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same.  And it’s not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing?  It’s not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers?  It’s no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up?  Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he’s doing – that isn’t important?”  His face turned red now, and he went on.  “If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that’s enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars.  He tells himself, ‘My flower’s up there somewhere…’ But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it’s as if, suddenly all the stars went out.  And that isn’t important?”

 – From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

May you love a flower on a distant planet, a star, all your own.

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Dumb Thing

July 22, 2008

If you ever do a stupid dumbass thing (and hopefully aren’t captured on video by Joan), perhaps you may find solace in the following quote.  I know I do…

 

“Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered,

but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way,

lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley.

 

But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us,

not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of,

but one that will ultimately prove good for us.”

– A.J.Cronin

 

 

But, even that could just be a load of crap.