Monday, May 31, 2010

ON DAYDREAMING..........


All through my school years, I would constantly be in trouble with my teachers because of my daydreaming. My mind would just wander out the window and into the world beyond. It's a wonder that I learned anything at all! I love to daydream to this day.

  • I think creative people are the best daydreamers. ~Sylvia Weaver Rivera
  • When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it. ~John Locke

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Aesop's Fables.......The Belly and the Members

This is one of my favorite of Aesop's Fables...............

One fine day it occurred to the Members of the Body that they were doing all the work and the Belly was having all the food. So they held a meeting, and after a long discussion, decided to strike work till the Belly consented to take its proper share of the work. So for a day or two, the Hands refused to take the food, the Mouth refused to receive it, and the Teeth had no work to do. But after a day or two the Members began to find that they themselves were not in a very active condition: the Hands could hardly move, and the Mouth was all parched and dry, while the Legs were unable to support the rest. So thus they found that even the Belly in its dull quiet way was doing necessary work for the Body, and that all must work together or the Body will go to pieces.
~~Aesop's Fables

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

THOUGHT PROVOKING QUOTES

  • As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. ~~Henry David Thoreau
  • Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. ~~Henry David Thoreau

Monday, May 24, 2010

Even when it looks like all is lost.......


I was walking down the hall in my house one day and I happened to glance out the window and stopped in my tracks when I saw a Mockingbird flapping it's wings suspended in midair, I thought that was a little strange so I stepped up to the window and I saw that it had a huge green caterpillar in it's beak! The caterpillar (similar to the one pictured) was hanging on for dear life with only a few of his many little legs wrapped around a small branch on the tree and the Mockingbird had a hold of the rest of his plump body, pulling it with all his might while flapping his wings to stay airborne! I was stunned at that sight and ran to grab my camcorder to film this war of the wills. The battery was dead and in between looking for the cord and the extension I would run to the window to make sure they were still there and they were. I finally found an extension cord, plugged the camcorder in and I ran out to film but the bird was gone! I stood there feeling sorry for the poor little caterpillar that for sure had lost it's life to the tenacious bird......and as I was looking at the branch.....lo and behold, there still clutching the branch, was the caterpillar!!! He looked a little worn but there nonetheless!! Wow, I thought to myself, this caterpillar never gave up!! He was in a battle for his life clinging on with only a couple of his many legs and he won!! Wow!
We could learn a lot from that caterpillar.....because even when it looks like all is lost......if you hang in there long enough, you will triumph!!
Sometimes when things get a little rough, I think of that caterpillar's will to survive and heck, if that caterpillar can do it...so can I!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

ON SERENDIPITY...........

......even the word is beautiful!
  • The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’, but ‘That’s funny ..’- Isaac Asimov
  • Serendipity is putting a quarter in the gumball machine and having three pieces come rattling out instead of one—all red.- Peter H. Reynolds

GREAT THINKING..........

  • Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown
  • Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day. ~Albert Camus, The Fall, 1956
  • Every one should keep a mental wastepaper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it - torn up to irrecoverable tatters. ~Samuel Butler
  • I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.... People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back. ~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982
  • "Learn to love the flaws that you see within yourself as they are often the unique characteristics that other people love most about you." ~~Janelle Johnston


NEW BLOG...........

Hi, this is my new blog, where I will journal observations, quotes, magical happenstance, kismet, serendipitous events and divine interventions that happen as we go about our daily living.
Things that people often chalk up to coincidence and lucky or unlucky breaks. I believe in Guardian Angels, divine intervention and that things really do happen for a reason. I believe in Karma. One way or another what goes around comes around.