Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than any place else on earth.
"Children have more need of models than of critics." ~ Joseph Joubert
"Lord, don't let me die before I'm dead." ~unknown
"An aimless life is a living death." ~ unknown
"If you'd have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden- go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden." ~ unknown
"True love isn't gazing into each others eyes, but, standing side by side with a common goal and serving God." ~ unknown
"Isn't it better to have men be ungrateful, than to miss a chance to do good?" ~ Denise Diderot
"Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit." ~ Hosea Ballou
"Happiness comes more from loving than being loved, and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again- this is the brave and happy life." ~ J.E. Buchrose

Average Days

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want more than all the world, your return.
~ Mary Jean Iron

Autumn Days

When autumn days remind us that the summertime is gone
And the shadows show the sun is on the wane,
It seems so easy to forget that life continues on
As we revel in our strolls down mem'ry lane.
But then I stop to reason that living knows no season,
And realize our numbered days are few.
That's why I don't recall if summer skies were gray or blue
But live each lovely autumn day with you.
~ Francis Stroup
"The woman who works with her hands is only a laborer. The woman who works with her head is a craftswoman. The woman who works with her hands, her head, and her heart is an artist." ~ unknown
"Live for today, dream for tomorrow, let go of yesterday." ~ unknown
"As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled." ~ unknown
"When you walk with God, you always reach your destination." ~ unknown