Favorite Quotes

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. ~Caskie Stinnett

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at? ~W.S. Gilbert

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. ~Albert Einstein

"As I stumble through this life, help me to create
more laughter than tears. Never let me become so
indifferent, that I will fail to see the wonder in
the eyes of a child. Never let me forget that my
total effort is to cheer people, make them forget,
at least momentarily, the unpleasantness in their
lives. And in my final moment, may I hear You
whisper: "When you made My people smile, you made Me
smile."" ~Unknown

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996

"It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at bottom. Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heartknowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual life upon another; each leaves the passionate lover, or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his object."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne's “The Scarlet Letter”

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~ Marianne Williamson

"The people in our lives aren’t always who we want them to be. Grace accepts them for who they are. I'm not always the person I want to be, and I need grace from others. I need people to accept me for who I am, but love me too much to let me stay that way.

I want to be full of grace. I suppose when you are full of grace, you begin to see life as a gift. Especially people. When you realize it's all a gift, you begin to treat people like they are a gift.

"The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the father, full of grace and truth." -John 1:14" ~ Kim O'Connor

- Happy moments, praise God.
- Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
- Every moment, thank God.