“Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.”
meditation April 7, 2008
Open my minds eye so I may see and feel Your shinning light presence close to me.
Give me inner strength for my stumbling feet as I battle the crowd on life’s busy street.
And widen the vision of my unseeing minds eye so in passing faces I’ll recognize not just a stranger, unloved, and unknown, but a friend with a heart and soul that is much like my own.
“Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.”
“Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.”
“Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.”
“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.”
“Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
So I’m the maid of honor at my sisters wedding…and all this mooshmosh of stuff to do for the wedding has got me thinking a lot about how people forget the best part of getting married, which is being with your lovemuffin forever. Somewhere behind all the glitter, sequins, rice / or whatever ecofriendly replacement they’ve found, we have to remember that the love that two people share is way more romantic than the most elegant reception, which so many end up getting too drunk to even remember anyhoo.
“I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked what kind of wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.”
– Author Unknown
“There are two things for which animals are to be envied: they know nothing of future evils, or of what people say about them.”-Voltaire
“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”- George Eliot
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
“A Horse! A Horse! my kingdom for a horse!” – Shakespeare
“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”- Abraham Lincoln
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” –Winston Churchill
“Certainly militarily and economically and in every sphere we have superiority, but the real question is do we have the will, the staying power, the character and the moral fiber as a nation to see it through? We have gotten used to quick and easy solutions in our country.”