Thought for the Day: Roald Dahl

Thought for the Day: Roald Dahl

 

Our thoughts define who we are.  Let’s choose thoughts that are beautiful, kind, and full of love.  And may those compassionate thoughts make all of us lovely.

 

 

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

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Thought for the Day: John Lennon

Thought for the Day: Lennon

 

This last week I’ve heard people say that this election proves that our country is falling apart.  Others declare that finally our country can be saved.

 

Whatever your belief, and no matter who you voted for, I hope we can agree that we all need to treat each other with kindness and compassion.  As humans, our similarities are far greater than our differences.… Continue reading

Thought for the Day: Mahatma Gandhi

Thought for the Day: Gandhi

 

Our thoughts lay the foundation for the rest of our lives.  Knowing that, let us choose thoughts that will drive us toward the lives we want to live.

 

Think peace.  Think simplicity.  Think gentleness.  Think brotherhood.  Think sympathy.  Think honesty.  Think kindness.  Think justice.  Think understanding.  Think benevolence.  Think integrity.  Think harmony.  Think compassion.  Think love.

 

 

“Let your thoughts be positive for they will become your words.… Continue reading

Thought for the Day: Emerson

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Isn’t it a blessing that we can begin anew each day?  It’s comforting to me that every morning I can start again, setting aside that which did not serve me well yesterday, and building upon that which did.

 

I can leave yesterday behind me.  Today I can try again.  Today I can recreate.

 

Every day is ours: to enjoy, to learn, to love, to experience, to grow, to live.… Continue reading

Thought for the Day: Oliver

Thought for the Day: Oliver

 

This simple advice of Mary Oliver’s is often quoted, and understandably so.  I love how it captures so much in so few words.

 

Pay attention.  Be mindful.  Be intentional.  Look around you.  Observe the details, they’re often where the greatest everyday joys can be found.  Life is full of beauty and grandeur, we simply need to open our eyes to see it.… Continue reading

Thought for the Day: William Wordsworth

Thought for the Day, Wordsworth

 

While I tremendously enjoyed our last trip and I’m looking forward to the two other big road trips we have planned for this summer, today my soul is rejoicing in some time spent alone.

 

We all need to make room for quiet in our lives.  Whether it’s taking a walk alone, taking a relaxing bath, spending time reading a good book, snuggling with your little one, or simply pausing for a minute of purposeful quiet in the morning before you step into the business of the day, it’s those moments when we can reconnect with our better selves.… Continue reading

Thought for the Day: Nelson Mandela

Thought for the Day: Nelson Mandela

 

On this day, when we celebrate our country’s declaration of freedom from British rule, may we be thankful for our own freedom as well as be willing to defend the freedom of others.

 

Freedom of speech.  Freedom to disagree.  Freedom of expression.  Freedom to object.  Freedom of thought.  Freedom of the press.  Freedom to love.  Freedom from corporate rule. … Continue reading

Thought for the Day: Martin Luther King Jr.

Thought for the Day: Martin Luther King Jr.

 

I believe that love can conquer fear, hatred, and heartache.

 

I look forward to a day when human kind can live in peace.  Let us work together, love one another, and leave a legacy of kindness and compassion wherever we go.

 

 

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.… Continue reading