Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone. May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them. May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than its form. May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time in each day to see beauty and love in the world around you. Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard you may be more than compensated for in another. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future. May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments.
may you always feel loved.
-Sandra Sturtz Hauss.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
"and as she left I heard her singing;
ohhhh let the sun shine in, and face it with a grin, because smilers, they never lose and frowners they never win..
oh, oh, oh, let the sun shine inagain again again again..face it with a grin and open up your heart child and let the sun shine in..."
(jason mraz - bright eyes, and drawing from the talented anyways)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
"Every choice you make puts you where you are. people need to stop the blame game - it comes down to the person you are inside making choices that are going to benefit your soul. feed your soul and you'll begin to realize who you are inside - the part on the outside is really just a reflection of this.
D'arcy blais once told his daughter who thought she was suffering from depression @ age 13 that if she looked worried/upset/sad all the time - she'd have old lady wrinkles just like that. so even if she was happy then her wrinkles would send messages otherwise. at 13 it made her realize she wanted an approachable friendly wrinkled face - so why cry when the life we're given is as beautiful we as want to believe it is.
Give a homeless guy $5 if you're waiting for a bus for his time to listen to you. then give him/her the gift of believing in themselves. even if they dont seem to care @ the time you never know what insight will sit in their minds. If not, why not walk away feeling like you might have had an impact on their lives."
(found on anyways, THANK YOU.)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
NICK & NORAH'S PLAYLIST
Thom: You just haven't figured it out yet, have you.
Thom: ...The big picture!
Nick: I guess not.
Thom: The Beatles.
Thom: Look, other bands, they want to make it about sex or pain, but you know, The Beatles, they had it all figured out, okay? "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The first single. It's effing brilliant, right?... That's what everybody wants, Nicky. They don't want a twenty-four-hour hump sesh, they don't want to be married to you for a hundred years. They just want to hold your hand.
Nick:So what is your favorite song?
Norah: Well my favorite verse was "The way your looking in your sleep, the way your looking when you leap. The strange Illusions that you keep. You don't know that I'm noticing.
Nick: I wrote that!
Norah: There's this part of Judaism that I like. Tikun Olam. It said that the world is broken into pieces and everyone has to find them and put them back together.
Nick: Maybe we don't have to find it. Maybe we are the pieces.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
"the ability to totally imagine what is it like to be another, to force that a bridge from the island of the individual to the island of the other.
it is an ability to step outside our own prespective, limitations and ego, and become attentive in a vulnerable, encouraging, critical, and creative way with the hidden world of another person."
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
"i will never give up on something i started on, or someone i love.
hope is all we lack in this world, and seeing you happy is worth all i have been through for you.
no one and no words are going to shake me, ever again,
just your actions, so prove them wrong."
never give up.