Monday, May 31, 2010

I Remember

I remember the moment when you were born. How I looked at you and thanked God for this beautiful child, as I held you in my arms for the first time. Your tiny hands & feet, your little bright eyes and tiny nose. It is hard to describe the feeling if holding one's baby for the first time, but I remember how it felt and will never forget.
Even today, when I look at my children - the wonderful feelings of love and joy still go through my mind. Even when they grow up, I will still think back to the very day they were born and holding them in my arms.

Alone, But Not Lonely

Being alone does not mean being lonely. In fact, if we love ourselves & can be by ourselves, then we are already in good company. Sometimes, it's nice having peace and quiet, time to reflect. Truth is, there will always be somebody out there thinking about us - so we are never really alone. I have spent so much time alone in the last year and 1/2, but I can not say there was a time I felt lonely. Maybe beyond that fact that I can stand myself, there are also all the virtual connections through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc..); where I can have company if I choose to. Strange, but that is another way of reaching out to people, so never really feeling alone is a reality as well. Another thing one can consider, at least for me.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Best served up in some tasty quotes love is...

"A heart that loves is always young." Greek Proverb

"Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough. " Pierre de Beaumarchais

"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable." Dr. Joyce Brothers

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." Robert A. Heinlein

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." Hubert Humprey

Accept the things to which fate binds you and love the people with whom fate brings you together but do so with all your heart Marcus Aurelius

"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling love." Albert Einstein

"You can only have as much love for yourself as you can express to others." Brian Tracy

"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished." Og Mandino

"Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one." Japanese Proverb

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." --Helen Keller

"Romance isn't reserved only for the bedroom. Being affectionate, thoughtful and kind at other times are building blocks for a good love life." Wilma Watson

"Couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking." Chinese Proverb

"Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love." Lao Tsu.

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is Love." Socrates

New beginnings...

Some great quotes about new beginnings I was able to find:

"You will never reach your goal until you start to take action, any action."
Byron Pulsifer, from Take Action; Don't Procrastinate

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
Dave Weinbaum

"Almost everything comes from nothing."
Henry F. Amiel

"One step must start each journey."
Author Unknown, from Just One

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress,
and working together is success."
Henry Ford

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
Louis L'Amour

"All glory comes from daring to begin."
Eugene F. Ware

"Making the beginning is one third of the work."
Irish Proverb

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

"Every day is a chance for us to start with a fresh, new canvas & fill that canvas with the colors of our life that we see fit to put there." DK

Friday, May 7, 2010

For today...

Sometimes, for me, it's a nice thing to reflect on how blessed we are. At least from my perspective, far as being alive, free, happy, healthy and able to pretty much do as we wish in the world as we know it. This does not include anything illegal obviously... having said that, just checking in with anyone who cares to read and being grateful for today.


Some wonderful quotes about happiness:

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves."
James M. Barrie

"If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want."
Elbert Hubbard

"Happiness is a state of mind, an attitude that money cannot buy. One must look for happiness within, rather than in material acquistions. Look in nature, look for the good in others."
>M. K. Soni

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
Benjamin Disraeli

"Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul."

"Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy."
American Proverb

"As you grew, we shared many happy times. As you leave, always take time to laugh every day."
Byron & Catherine Pulsifer, from As You Grew

"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."
Dale Carnegie