Archive for the 'Fall Colors' Category

09
Dec
09

Epictetus

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

~Epictetus~

05
Dec
09

If All The Skies

If all the skies were sunshine,

Our faces would be fain

To feel once more upon them

The cooling splash of rain.

If all the world were music,

Our hearts would often long

For one sweet strain of silence,

To break the endless song.

If life were always merry,

Our souls would seek relief,

And rest from weary laughter

In the quiet arms of grief.

~Henry van Dyke~

24
Nov
09

Enjoy Life

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time.  Not tomorrow, nor next year, nor in some future life after we have died.  The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year.  Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life.  Today should always be our most wonderful day.

~Thomas Dreier~

21
Nov
09

Different Drummer

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him keep step to music which he hears, however measured or far away.

~Henry David Thoreau~

10
Nov
09

Death

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Nature herself gives us courage…Death is not to be feared.  It is a friend.  No man dies before his hour.  The time you leave behind was no more yours than that which was before your birth and concerneth you no more.  Make room for others as others have done for you.  Like a well-fed guest, depart to rest… The profit of life consists not in the space, but in the use.  Some man hath lived long that has had a short life…

Depart then without fear out of this world even as you came into it.  The same way you came from death to life, return from life to death.  Yield your torch to others as in a race.  Your death is but a piece of the world’s order, but a parcel of the world’s life.

~Michel de Montaigne~

31
Oct
09

I’m Looking Ahead

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For happy, successful living,

I’ll use this rule of thumb;

There are many good times behind me,

But more are yet to come.

So I’ll travel down life’s highway

And my road will be much clearer,

If I’m looking out the windshield,

And not the review mirror.

~Helen Bush~

25
Oct
09

Fountain Of Youth

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There is a fountain of youth:  It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love.  When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.

~Sophia Loren~