June 30, 2009

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination. ~ Mark Twain

June 29, 2009

Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. ~ Helen Keller

June 28, 2009

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

June 27, 2009

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. ~ Anne Frank

June 26, 2009

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. ~ Albert Schweitzer

June 25, 2009

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~ Albert Camus

June 24, 2009

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” ~ Ann Landers

June 23, 2009

"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objectives. Analyze your life in terms of your environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?" ~ W. Clement Stone

June 22, 2009

"A good exercise for the heart is bending down and helping someone to get up." ~ Proverb

June 21, 2009

"Today is a most unusual day because we have never lived before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have." ~ William Arthur Ward


Make the most of this wonderful day.

June 20, 2009

"Any sane person loves chocolate." - Bob Greene

"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly,the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intrsigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real. It is possible. It's yours." ~ Ayn Rand

June 19, 2009


Take note of my new little gadget over on the sidebar!!!

Well, to make it a bit easier to find, I'm going to put it in this post, too. I'm nice like that.

A few of my lucky readers are already aware of my crafty nature. Now the rest of you can check my stuff out, too.

June 18, 2009

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever...” ~ Isak Dinesen


Celebrate your difficulties.

June 17, 2009

"Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour, for their curiosity and tolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision." ~ Aldous Huxley


If you allow a child to freely explore, you will be amazed at just how far their own explorations will take them.

June 16, 2009

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." ~Henry Ford


Everybody fails at times. The issue is to determine how one will deal with their own failure.

June 15, 2009

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." ~ Isaac Asimov


June 14, 2009

"The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet." ~ Bill Cosby


Quiet in a house full of children is a rarity. So is justice...

June 13, 2009

"A word to the wise isn't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice." ~Bill Cosby


Of course, those who need the advice the most are the ones who are most likely to refuse to accept any advice.

June 12, 2009

“Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once; just once, understand.”


Understanding another person - their thoughts and feelings - takes more than just listening.

June 11, 2009

"A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm." ~Bill Vaughan


Children do not require large amounts of money to provide them with entertainment. Children find more pleasure in the little miracles of the world than any expensive toy.

June 9, 2009

"Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." ~ Barbara De Angelis


Kindness costs you nothing to give and gives greatly in return.

June 8, 2009

"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about." ~Angela Schwindt


Parents should learn more from their children than they try to teach. Children are the key to knowing the greatest gifts this life has to offer.

June 7, 2009

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank


Look around and see what needs to be done then take action. Even the simplest action can improve the world around you.

June 6, 2009

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. " ~Stacia Tauscher


Honor your child for who he is today. The honor you give him today will help him to become the person you know he can be.

June 5, 2009

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." ~ Albert Einstein


Do something for somebody else today. A small act of kindness can change somebody's entire day.

June 4, 2009

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." ~ Abraham Lincoln


Take time today to enjoy the beauty of the world around you. Joy can be found in the most unexpected places.