Thanks, June. I love these quotes because they make us stop for a moment and say, "Oh yeah, I forgot about that."
Right on, Mary! Many people have been called "crazy" for even trying! I think, then, I would rather be called "crazy".... and the more "crazy" people on earth the better!
And each of you bring your own special brand of "something special" - like caring, laughter, friend and sistership, information, sharing.... and so much more!
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It's the 50th anniversary today since Martin Luther's speech... "I have a dream..." We've come a long way, but we still have some roads to travel. Keep optimistic we will get there!
Very beautiful Mary and Cheryl.
Beautiful text and picture, Mary.
for my chatter box friends
Great RULES, Mary. I especially like #4 because behind another's smile or riches, we don't know what kind of pain or crisis in their family they may be experiencing.
i sure do Cheryl i am sure you will too when you have yours i hope Lynn pops back soon and Thubten its lovely to hear from Barb isnt it ?theres a storm brewing here very strange weather for this time of year i'l never get my jungle sorted love ya
You're right, Mary -- I bet when you look at little Tom you have a sense of wonder.
Hey, I love that quote by John Lennon. If we're not aware, life can pass us by while we're fully concentrating on a misfortune/crisis/bad time happening. John sure did leave us (the world) with some good things, didn't he? I love that picture. I am mentally taking a walk with that person and their dog!
wonderful Cheryl we can learn so much just by watching our kids i love this one too
I found this thread had disappeared into the archives. Not sure if it's the last one we were working on but I'll bring it out anyway and keep looking. Please let me know if thread is too long and we'll start another one.
Is anyone finding this thread hard to load? If so, please let me know and I'll start a new one.
Mary and Les - those are awesome quotes! They even have a special connection to one another.
You know, even though we may say we love ourselves, we may do or think things that don't show that, i.e. always putting ourselves last, thinking it is the "polite" thing to do. I don't do that anymore, but I sure did for many many years.
When I look back in time, I really see where I would change some things if I had that time to do over again. But there's something important that happens within us when we realize that and can smile. I really wouldn't want to go back in time. I am enjoying what's before me right now, with the exception of a few things which I think most of us have in our lives. Probably they are our "challenges."
Thanks so much for adding to the thread. I love you both.
Les, I deleted the two posts that came out with nothing on them. PLEASE try again. You always have something wonderful to say.
Not long after you posted that greate quote, Mary, was when I couldn't type/post anything in Care2 for quite some time. Then my computer crashed. Glad to be back.
Beautiful quote, Mary. That's just what I want my heart and mind to do!
Thubten, what a magnificent poem! I read it very slowly and inhaled the words as if I had a daughter. Some really deep thinking went into that parent's prayer. I like Yeats too. Thank you!
how beautiful i love Yeats how is your beautiful daughter Thunten?
A Prayer for My Daughter
By William Butler Yeats
Once more the storm is howling, and half hid
Under this cradle-hood and coverlid
My child sleeps on. There is no obstacle
But Gregory's Wood and one bare hill
Whereby the haystack and roof-levelling wind,
Bred on the Atlantic, can be stayed;
And for an hour I have walked and prayed
Because of the great gloom that is in my mind.
I have walked and prayed for this young child an hour,
And heard the sea-wind scream upon the tower,
And under the arches of the bridge, and scream
In the elms above the flooded stream;
Imagining in excited reverie
That the future years had come
Dancing to a frenzied drum
Out of the murderous innocence of the sea.
May she be granted beauty, and yet not
Beauty to make a stranger's eye distraught,
Or hers before a looking-glass; for such,
Being made beautiful overmuch,
Consider beauty a sufficient end,
Lose natural kindness, and maybe
The heart-revealing intimacy
That chooses right, and never find a friend.
Helen, being chosen, found life flat and dull,
And later had much trouble from a fool;
While that great Queen that rose out of the spray,
Being fatherless, could have her way,
Yet chose a bandy-leggèd smith for man.
It's certain that fine women eat
A crazy salad with their meat
Whereby the Horn of Plenty is undone.
In courtesy I'd have her chiefly learned;
Hearts are not had as a gift, but hearts are earned
By those that are not entirely beautiful.
Yet many, that have played the fool
For beauty's very self, has charm made wise;
And many a poor man that has roved,
Loved and thought himself beloved,
From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes.
May she become a flourishing hidden tree,
That all her thoughts may like the linnet be,
And have no business but dispensing round
Their magnanimities of sound;
Nor but in merriment begin a chase,
Nor but in merriment a quarrel.
Oh, may she live like some green laurel
Rooted in one dear perpetual place.
My mind, because the minds that I have loved,
The sort of beauty that I have approved,
Prosper but little, has dried up of late,
Yet knows that to be choked with hate
May well be of all evil chances chief.
If there's no hatred in a mind
Assault and battery of the wind
Can never tear the linnet from the leaf.
An intellectual hatred is the worst,
So let her think opinions are accursed.
Have I not seen the loveliest woman born
Out of the mouth of Plenty's horn,
Because of her opinionated mind
Barter that horn and every good
By quiet natures understood
For an old bellows full of angry wind?
Considering that, all hatred driven hence,
The soul recovers radical innocence
And learns at last that it is self-delighting,
And that its own sweet will is heaven's will,
She can, though every face should scowl
And every windy quarter howl
Or every bellows burst, be happy still.
And may her bridegroom bring her to a house
Where all's accustomed, ceremonious;
For arrogance and hatred are the wares
Peddled in the thoroughfares.
How but in custom and in ceremony
Are innocence and beauty born?
Ceremony's a name for the rich horn,
And custom for the spreading laurel tree.
Originally published in Poetry, November 1919.
These are swesome and wonderful - but so are the people who have posted them.
Hi Mary - it is nice to look through these quote threads - I often do. They are good reminders for us!
just been looking through these Cheryl they are amazing
Having watched the movie recently, I cannot imagine what this man went through in his lifetime. Through a special doctor at a hospital in England, he found people who gave him love and respect and he had much of the same to return to others.
I love you John (Joseph) Merrick! You are such a beautiful soul! I believe you were born to teach many ignorant, cruel, or those who needed some "soul treatment" important lessons.
Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. He became well known in London society after he went to live at the London Hospital. Merrick was born in Leicester and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life. His skin appeared thick and lumpy, he developed an enlargement of his lips, and a bony lump grew on his forehead. One of his arms and both feet became enlarged and at some point during his childhood he fell and damaged his hip, resulting in permanent lameness. When he was 11, his mother died and his father soon remarried. Merrick left school at 13, and had difficulty finding employment. Rejected by his father and stepmother, he left home. In late 1879, aged 17, Merrick entered the Leicester Union workhouse.
Great quote, dear Les. Thank you! It's wonderful to believe that our journey never ends, that there are always new things to discover, learn, and enjoy!
I thought the world of Princess Diana and still find it hard to believe she's gone. She really did a lot while she was here, more than most people are aware of. She was taken far too soon.
Mary, what a magnificent horse - stallion? He looks free and wild and doing what horses should do. I love that picture! I have to look away when they show pictures on the news about the wild horse roundups.
Lynn, what a gorgeous job you did of that picture with the quote! Really nice, sis. I'll have to come to the other group and find out where you got that border and technique. I need to post more links in our other tiny group to practice on - gather them all together in one place. I have found that very handy
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i just love this picture "when your dream goes higher defy gravity"
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I heard the same story when I was a kid and still believe it today. You wouldn't believe where I find them sometimes!
I agree, they are wonderful Lynn! I love looking through these threads and taking them all in again. Great quote. It's amazing that a few words can give you a "Aha" moment of learning.
Wonderful quotes from everyone. They all bring great meaning to each of our lives.
I LOVE that, Les!
Isn't it the truth that often a child's point of view is laughed at and/or ignored? Maybe if we listened to them more and talked less, we'd realize how much they have to teach us.
My take on how life should be lived!
Absolutely the TRUTH, Mary! No wonder turtles live so long! Experts are now saying we can get as much from long slow walks as cardio exercises. Different things for different ages. Slow, simple yoga exercises and Tai chi are an excellent source of good health. That was good news to me. But cherishing every moment is the most important thing of all.
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Awww, lovely Mary. Somehow I overlooked your post... till now. Thank you!
Beautiful quote dear Barb! Don't they all just make you smile? Great beginning to a new day!
"Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure the comfort."
Boy, I sure feel the same way Lynn. We all reach out to one another in this group and others with respect and caring that we may not get from certain people "close" to us. It's very sad. And when I think that many of us are countries apart... somehow the distance doesn't matter. It's as though we live down the street from one another. I love it!
I love that quote of George B. Shaw. It's comes down to positive thinking and going after your dreams. And I love your art. I've got to learn how to do those awesome borders!
Cheryl, I love your quote because of the truth of it. I feel more at ease with all of you than I do with some of the people who are physically in my life and I thank you for it.
Wonderful quote, Lynn. I fight with my internal dialogue constantly. That's why doing the mandalas and other creations, and some meditation help calm the head chatter. If people could learn to not try to control others (thereby hindering or stopping their growth), and can get rid of the need to be approved of by others, and the damaging need to judge others, there would be so much more freedom to excel... don't you think? Sometimes it just takes trust.
Ever met a controlling person? I think such people are very insecure and often with the need to control come the jealousies that cause so much damage.
Thanks for great quote. Very meaningful!
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"If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up."
- Deepak Chopra -
I don't do much on Facebook (which I said I'd never join) but I have found some great places where there are quotes like this. I really relate to this one as there have been quite a few "difficult" people on my life journey. "Lessons In Life" is one of the places on FB that has some great quotes. It's fun to decorate as well as learn from them.
Thanks for all your help and notes in your wonderful creative group, Lynn. I'll be back.
"In our imaginations we believe that love is apart from us. Actually there is nothing but love, once we are ready to accept it. When you truly find love, you find yourself."
- Deepak Chopra -
Hi Les -- so good to see you again and it's great to know you pop in to see us even if you don't post. You leave your GOOD ENERGY!
Great quotes Les and Lynn. The more we talk about happiness and love, the more it makes us smile and feel them!
Wow, time sure flies by--it certainly does not seem like 2 weeks since I have posted here. Love all that has been shared. Thank you everyone.
Hi Barb and Mary. Barb, that sounds like a great book you're reading. The quote and explanation of the book sound very much like what Oprah is doing on her Life Tour on Monday nights. I'll post some of the notes I've been taking on the "Make Meditation..." thread as I think they apply. I agree with everything you said above. It is hard standing up to fate or get out of our comfort zone at times. I personally know what that's like and many times have had to PUSH myself really hard. You didn't copy that heart, by the way, because it's in the emoticons we can use on Care2.
Mary, your quote is a great way to live. This is the kind of thing we should read every morning in case we lose sight of one of them during the day.
Thanks for postings, sisters. I love you too!
Beautiful quotes dear sisters and brothers! I am sorry I haven't been here as much. I haven't been getting these posts to my email address.
Here is a good quote from my book, Beyond the Quotes by Patrick Griffin & Justin Ledvina.
"To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way Man was meant to operate." -John Glenn
In this book Patrick and Justin tell you that it's easy to just sit back and drift through life without any real purpose or direction. And that most of us do it to a greater or lesser extent. And if something gets in the way of achieving our goals we often give up. They talk about standing up to fate, which isn't easy and taking action to achieve our goals.
I love you my dear sisters and brothers.
Cheryl I hope you didn't mind me copying your heart.
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I love you guys!
i love it thanks Lynn
Thanks, Lynn. It was fun.
I love that quote. That's a hard one for me because I really like to see the whole staircase! That's definitely where Faith comes into play!
I just love what you did with that picture, Cheryl.
That's for sure, Lynn.
Hi Les! Good - as always - to see you and I hope you are well.
Great quote. Sometimes it's hard to venture out too far from what's comfortable or 'safe'. But when we do, often there's a new discovery meant just for us.
There is no doubt in my mind that all in this group have been or are now human angels to someone. You are all incredibly special people!
Oh such great words and pics Lynn and Mary, my sisters! And I do believe there is a guide - I just have to remember to remember that!
I don't blame you, Cheryl. I wouldn't want to walk alone through a forest. And Nancy Grace makes such a big deal out of everything, she's enough to scare anyone! lol
But think of it this way....
Hey, very nicely done, sis!
I do wish I could get to a forest more often. Trouble is, much as I hate to admit it, I don't feel comfortable walking through them anymore, especially alone like I used to. Maybe I watch too many Nancy Grace shows.
Me too, Cherl. It's always good to renew ourselves, somehow.
Amen to that, Lynn. Mr. Stephenson certainly knew the regeneration that can take place there. I need to drag my weary spirit into a forest very soon.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
~ Robert Louis Stephenson ~
Link to #12:
Try looking back on the threads when you have time -- there's really great quotes and pictures.
Thanks Barb for introducing us to Explore.Org, where I took these screenshots as I watched the gorilla video. These vegetarian gentle giants have much to teach humans about their society and families.
Link to #12:
Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
Sarah Ban Breathnach