"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Friendship “I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.” Robert Burns, Scottish Poet -from my dear friend, Claire. :)
On Striving Forward: "We are but tiny specks of dust in this great universe, but together we can become dust bunnies, never ending dust bunnies..." - Lloyd Lutterman, 18 September 2010
"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" -Eleanor Roosevelt
"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." -Crowfoot, Native American, Blackfoot
Loving yourself is not a matter of building up your ego. Egotism is proving you are worthwhile after you have sunk into hating yourself. Loving yourself will dissolve your ego: you will feel no need to prove you are superior. - Thaddeus Golas
I ate a ladybug, once...not on purpose, and not recommended...
Something I say to myself every day is, "I can do this; people do this every day, I can do it, too." It works in all situations. :)
What Gives Me Hope
The sun still rising gives me hope.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Close down Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Dupont, and Bayer. Prosecute Cheney, Bush, Rove, Greenspan - oh, the list is too long! Stop corporate special interest lobbies. Instate Universal healthcare. Outlaw factory farming. Outlaw fossil fuel. Make FDR's proposed 2nd Bill of Rights law.
What/who changed my life and why
Life changes from moment to moment, with many types of input, many variables. Every person I've ever met has changed my life.
Dear Katherine, I hope you are safe and well. I lit a Prayer Candle for all who lost their lives and homes in these horrible storms we're plagued with. Sending love and hugs, Vinnie and Dottie sends woofy kisses to you and your fur-babies. xoxo