Month: December 2018

Situations requiring great effort

“Once we know life is difficult, we are immediately empowered to take back how we manage it.” ~ Michelle Maros (1985 – ) The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ~ George Bernard Shaw…

Good feelings

“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.” ~ Anonymous I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.…

Quiet composure

“Self-control is strength.Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.” ~ James Allen (1864 – 1912) I am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race. ~ Hugh Elliott (1964…

Altruism

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~ Calvin Coolidge (1872 – 1933) I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after…

Congratulations

A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near. A little gift from one held dear. Best wishes for the coming year. These make a Merry Christmas! ~ John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892) If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. ~…