Poems and Quotes

Paul Bunyan

July 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Poetry Quote of the Day This version of the poem is from Shel Silverstein’s book of poems for children, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” published in 1974. A slightly different version of “Paul” is sung by Bobby Bare in his 1973 album, “Lullabys, Legends and Lies”. He begins with an introduction, “You know, American folklore is filled with legendary characters like… Billy The Kid, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill… and probably the greatest one of all has got to be Paul Bunyan, ’cause he was the meanest and the biggest and dirtiest, tobacco chewin’est, and the funkiest and the best woodchopper of all of ’em”. Paul Bunyan is a lumberjack of huge size and strength in American folk tales. Usually included in these Tall Tales is his companion, Babe the Blue Ox, a giant creature of extraordinary strength. He rode through the woods on a big blue ox, He had fists as hard as choppin’ blocks, Five [...]

Lemons

June 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jonathan Lockwood Huie Daily Inspiration – Daily Quote When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade. – Anonymous saying Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant Close scrutiny will show that most “crisis situations” are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are. – Maxwell [...]

Positive Quotes

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky. – Anais Nin The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis [...]

Finding Joy in Our Troubled

March 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. – Joseph Campbell I live to experience something new each day – to learn something new, meet a new friend, bring joy into someone’s life, feel the wind newly on my skin, touch a new fear, a new anger, and with focused intent and good fortune, find an ample measure of my own joy. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy. – Ernest Holmes Have NO EXPECTATIONS. Life will not meet your expectations. Choose joy anyway. – Jonathan Lockwood [...]

The Futility of Regret

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Regrets are the tears of choices not made and of good deeds left undone – Jonathan Lockwood Huie Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it – it’s only good for wallowing in. – Katherine Mansfield He who spends time regretting the past, loses the present and risks the future. – Quevedo I rest in the light of forgiveness. I forgive myself and others for that which is done (and better left undone) and also that which is not done (and better if done). I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt. I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear. – Mary Anne Radmacher The 3 Rs that Plague Humanity: Regret, Resentment, and Revenge. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce Live life with no regrets and no resentments. Whatever happened in the past, forgive yourself and others. Choose love. – Jonathan Lockwood [...]

Teaching By Example – history

March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It’s one of a parent’s greatest responsibilities and opportunities. – John Wooden Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. – Albert Schweitzer Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. – Dwight D. Eisenhower If you want others to follow your example, don’t criticize or cajole others, but rather live your own life in a manner that convincingly demonstrates both the virtue and the success of your way of life. – Jonathan Lockwood [...]

Understand More Fear Less

March 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. – Helen Keller Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them. – Joseph Henry Who never walks save where he sees men’s tracks, makes no discoveries. – J. G. Holland Fear is the root of the tree of suffering. – Jonathan Lockwood [...]

Power of Generosity

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World. – Mary Anne Radmacher Giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. – Pema Chodron Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. – Jonathan Swift Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa It is in giving that we receive. – St. Francis of Assisi by Jonathan Lockwood [...]

Create Light

March 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. – Mary Anne Radmacher As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. – Marianne Williamson Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. – St. Francis of Assisi Know that darkness is merely the absence of light. You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie by Jonathan Lockwood Huie Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration – Daily Quote free via email Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice, positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude. Inspiring motivational quotes plus Jonathan’s insights into [...]