Quote of the Day – François Duc de La Rochefoucauld on Experience

Experience is a funny thing. I think we look at experiences differently. We also look at how we are prepared for experiences in different angles. We make things better/worse than they need to be in most experiences. When sometimes, all we need to do is enjoy whatever experience we are having in the moment we’re…

Quote of the Day – Walt Whitman on Growth

I really wanted to come up with a quote on trust today, and I even had one picked out. Then, I came across this quote by Walt Whitman, one of my favorite poets… Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to…

Quote of the Day – Nikos Kazantzakis on Trusting Others

I really enjoy this quote. It screams at me: Nothing can stand in your way, keep reaching higher and further, faster and faster. Nothing can limit you, but you. I choose the ascending path because my heart drives me toward it. “Upward! Upward! Upward!” my heart shouts, and I follow it trustingly. – Nikos Kazantzakis…

Quote of the Day – Thomas Hughes on Earthquakes and Hope

One year ago today, we heard of an event rarely seen in our time, or recorded history. An earthquake shook forth from the floor of the Pacific Ocean and sent forth a massive wall of water than changed the face of Japan. In my Geology Class we’ve been talking about earthquakes and I learned this…

Photo of the Day – Cloud Peeping

Today’s photo spoke to me; it reminded me that even when you’re knee-deep in just about everything that life can throw at you, and there are clouds on the horizon. There’s still blue skies ahead. Even when you’re surrounded by darkness. I hope you see that too.

Quote of the Day – Louis L’Amour on Going Somewhere

I think we’re always going somewhere. I think we’ve always got something on our minds. The hard part is filtering out what you need, what you don’t need, and what should matter. That’s the hard part of life, right? The first goal need not be the final one, for a sailing ship sails first by…

Quote of the Day – Tenzin Gyatso on Being Content

On this day, in 1940, Tenzin Gyatso was enthroned as the 14th, and current, Dalai Lama. I thought we could all use some reminders about inner peace and contentment. 🙂 There have been 14 Dalai Lamas, which are considered as reincarnations of the original. In order to be happy we must first possess inner contentment;…

Quote of the Day – Federico Fellini on Living

I think there is an important message in here, something we all too ofter fail to do: accept ourselves. Be who you are, be happy with what we have. Those are the reminders we need. You have to live spherically—in many directions. To accept yourself for what you are without inhibitions, to be open. –…

Quote of the Day – “Anonymous” on Why You Should

There’s always gotta be someone who can’t just leave well enough alone. “This isn’t Mother Teresa” Well fine. Then it’s just some Schmuck who said something wise. I was looking for a quote today on Truth and Honesty. They seem to be big topics in my life this week. From Ellen vs. One Million Moms,…

Quote of the Day – Henry Miller on Being Doomed?

On this day in 1773, the first public museum opened in the United States. It provided inspiration to select the following quote… “It may be that we are doomed, that there is no hope for us, any of us, but if that is so then let us set up a last agonizing, bloodcurdling howl, a…