When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. ~ Peter Marshall

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

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Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

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The Heart of Empathy

IMG_1873Today’s Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope had this quote.  I thought it was worthy of a repost here on the blog.

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.  ~ Homer


Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.     –Jack Kerouac

The Road to Fulfillment

20140708-185332-68012898.jpgPeople take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.     ~ Dalai Lama XIV

We Are Not Trapped…

IMG_0535We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.
― Walter MosleyBlue Light

Happy New Year

This girl has been under the weather for several days.  This bug got ahold of me and is just starting to ease a bit.  My honey is still  in the last stages of it, two weeks later.  It’s a bugger.  Consequently there haven’t been any posts from me lately, and there won’t be a big New Year’s post either.

Instead I’m going to repost this quote from Neil Gaiman.  It’s a great one and says what I’d want to say anyway.

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. ~ Neil Gaiman

May the new year bring you every good thing.  Here’s to 2015.