Tuesday, October 28, 2014

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” 
~ Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Monday, October 20, 2014

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.” 
― C.S. LewisThe Four Loves

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”

~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"The artist speaks to that part of you which yearns for beauty and creativity.  
Your inner artist invites you to participate in the great work of healing the world by lifting out of your senses creative images, words, and actions that inspire others to live lives of wonder and surprise."

~ Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.
Monk of St. Scholastica Monastery
Fort Smith, Arkansas
(from the Foreword in Artist's Rule, by Christine Valters Paintner)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little soon forgotten charities 
of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of 
pleasurable and genial feelings." ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart."
~ Washington Irving

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Tears are our holy water."
 ~ Jan Karon, "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good"

"It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, 
and softens the temper - so cry away." 
~ Charles Dickens