The darkness and the light

Where I also say thank you to a special unnamed friend – you provided me so much strength when I didn’t have my own.

A New Schnikism: Ken

I’ve got a great job. But, it’s hard work. And tonight, I stayed late, frustrated that some seemingly simple task was taking me forever and keeping me from spending time with my loved ones. So frustrated, was I, when I left work that in my head I was talking to myself as I walked to…

Quote of the Day – Barbara Brown Taylor on Faith

Today’s quote really doesn’t need much introduction. I think it really does speak for itself. It’s message is bold and open. To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger — these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone…

Quote of the Day – Agnes de Mille on Living

Today’s quote, by Agnes de Mille, is really a simple statement on what we already know to be true. Sometimes we’re too focused on living our life “the right way” instead of living it. Just something to think about. Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment…

Quote of the Day – Twila Tharp on Everything

Today’s quote is all about creativity and using the right materials to be creative. Here’s the key, all things are the “right materials.” Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it. – Twyla Tharp Used…

Quote of the Day – Thomas Merton on Faith

Today’s quote is a good reminder for us all. Sometimes you just have to believe you’re taking the right steps, going in the right direction and making all the right decisions. I remember the words from The West Wing if ever I need a boost in the right way, “Act as if ye have faith…

Quote of the Day – Joseph Campbell on Bliss

Sometimes you have to make decisions for you and how you’ll feel at the end of the day, not how you feel in the moment. I love decisions, they’re either things that will keep you safe or push you outside your limits. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there…

Quote of the Day – Washington Irving on the Power of Words

I love the power of words and I try to choose them with great care. I can’t believe i’ve never run across this quote before. So powerful and so truthful. I think this, striking a chord with the reader, is the one thing each writer strives for. If … I can by any lucky chance,…

Quote of the Day – Judith Viorst on Friendship and Laughter

I met some new friends yesterday, or rather, I met them in person. It’s amazing to me, something so simple as connecting with others can bring so much joy to your day. Yesterday, I got to connect with people I met on the internet, yet, it felt like I’d known them for years. Fast-friendship, made…