Seeing the beauty

It's been little while since I wrote a quote post, but I think this one is well worth the effort: "Everything has beauty in it, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius It might sound a bit cheesy, but this year I'm trying to make an effort to start each day with gratitude.  I'm hoping … Continue reading Seeing the beauty

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On presence

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." - Eckhart Tolle As we finish out the first month of this new … Continue reading On presence

Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…

"In a world where you can be anything.  Be kind." - unknownI don't think this quote for my quotable Thursday series really needs all that much explanation, as I think we learned its basic principle in kindergarten. You have the power to be anything; you control how you treat people. And with all of those … Continue reading Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…

Quotable Thursday – kindness

I often pick Thursdays to showcase quotes that I love or that I've been thinking about.  Today, I'm picking a quote on kindness, which seems to be underrated lately. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop I've been thinking about kindness a lot lately.  Not only in the recent political … Continue reading Quotable Thursday – kindness

Quotable Thursdays

I love quotes, especially the meaningful ones. And it's funny, because they can show up anywhere - books, movies, tv...  Sometimes, you hear them and they speak to you right away. While other times, it takes months for you to really grasp their message...maybe even years.  Today's quote is about love (altogether now, awwwww).  I … Continue reading Quotable Thursdays

Take a chance

I've always loved music, sayings, and quotes.  They have that unique ability to impart thoughts and feelings with a memorable punch. This week's quote is one I've come across recently - “So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in … Continue reading Take a chance

Until being strong is the only choice you have

As a writer, I've always believed in the magic of words and as a reader, I've often felt their power.  Stories and songs have that amazing ability to break through barriers and - teach, show, remind, and reach us.  Quotes can be the distilled form of that magic - few words, with a powerful punch. … Continue reading Until being strong is the only choice you have

Solid foundation

A powerful quote for you today - on building, or more accurately, rebuilding your life from one of my favorite authors: Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. - JK Rowling I feel like that's so powerful, it deserves a second picture quote with my new Hermione action figure .(That's … Continue reading Solid foundation

Quotable Thursdays – Be so good…

Life is a bit of bitch sometimes, isn't it? I mean, you have these dreams - some are ridiculously big (like being interviewed on the Today show, preferably by Savannah Guthrie, for your breakout novel) and some are small (like getting through a Monday morning without banging your head on your desk).  And then you have life, which … Continue reading Quotable Thursdays – Be so good…