Friday, October 2, 2015


The sun
for everyone just
so joyfully
as it rises

under the lashes
of my own eyes, and I thought
I am so many!
What is my name?

What is the name
of the deep breath I would take
over and over
for all of us? Call it

whatever you want, it is
happiness, it is another one
of the ways to enter

~ Mary Oliver

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Now and then it’s good to pause in our
pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

~ Guillaume Apollinaire

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Be Still And Listen

The inspiration you seek is already within you.
Be silent and listen.

~ Rumi

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Blue Sky of Happiness

People think they have no control over whether they are happy or sad, but the grey clouds of their sadness are just like curtains covering a window. Just because the window can't be seen doesn't mean it's not there.

Happiness is like the blue sky, it is always there, it never goes away, it just gets hidden by grey sad clouds. People forget it's there because they choose to watch the clouds instead.

~ Nick Kettles

Monday, September 28, 2015

Universal Love

We can develop a love that is steadfast and universal. We develop it not because we force ourselves to love so fully. Rather, we discover that loving unconditionally is the greatest source of joy, and that we are the loser for any hesitation or interruption in that love, such as “I would really love you if you would just do your share of the cooking, if you would just do this, if you would be like that.”

Whenever we hesitate like that, we lose. This helps me remember not to mortgage away any of my days by having a grudge or a grievance or making myself distant. That would simply cause a rupture in that steadfast, universal love that is so joyful.

~ Sylvia Boorstein

Friday, September 25, 2015


I steep in the utter fullness of not wanting 
to have anyone else's life but my own.

~ Father Greg Boyle

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. 
If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. 
If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. 
If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

― Max Lucado