Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hold your head high.
Don't ever let 'em define
The light in your eyes.
Love yourself, give them Hell.
You can take on this world.
You just stand and be strong
And then fight Like a girl.
Oh, with style and grace
Kick ass and take names

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

For Mom........

I miss you Mom J
I hope you and Papa are taking care of each other
I feel you with me
I know you watched over me on Monday
Thank you for being there

Monday, September 21, 2009

Oh, Emily

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

ease my troubles thats what you do.....

(picture courtesy of Sara)
Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you theres no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles thats what you do

For the morning sun in all its glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
You fill my life with laughter
And somehow you make it better
Ease my troubles thats what you do
Theres a love thats divine
And its yours and its mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To the one, to the one
(van morrison)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Sunday, September 13, 2009

“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.”
Thomas Merton

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The fog comes on little cat feet.

It sits looking over harbor and city
on silent haunches and then moves on.
Carl Sandburgh

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Bee and Me.....

“There is nothing perfect,”
August said from the doorway.
 “There is only life.”
From The Secret Life of Bees

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


.....grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

“Love is our true destiny.
We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.”
Thomas Merton

Monday, September 7, 2009

The connection.......

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:
"What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."
~ C.S. Lewis

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A present for you......

"Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that
goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going."
Tennessee Williams

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Whenever you see darkness, there is
extraordinary opportunity for the
light to burn brighter."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 is the best.....

"I love living. I have some problems with my life,
but living is the best thing they've come up with so far."
Neil Simon

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Live deep instead of fast."
Henry Canley

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"A lot of good things have come out of dreaming."
Arthur Miller

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Most of the shadows of this life
are caused by our standing in our own sunshine."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Come sail away.....

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So, throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Mark Twain
(double click on the picture to enlarge it)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Make your dreams come true......

"Beware what you set your heart upon,
for it surely shall be yours."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, August 23, 2009


"Do not go where the path may lead,
Go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

"My Friends are my Estate" Emily Dickinson

"A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world."
Leo Buscaglia

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"When the heart speaks,
the mind finds it indecent to object."
Milan Kundera, The unbearable lightness of being


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"It isn't life that weighs us down-
it's the way we carry it."
Elizabeth Potier

Monday, August 17, 2009

Knowledge, Hope, Love and Faith......

"The past is a source of Knowledge,
and the future is a source of Hope.
Love of the past implies Faith for the future."
Stephen Ambrose

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Finding strength.....

(Kaylee praying at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament)

"When love is your greatest weekness,
you will be the strongest person in the

Garman Wold

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage"
Anais Nin

On this Journey.....

"Not all those who wander are lost."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Friday, August 14, 2009

To Flower from Within......

"The bud
stands for all things,
even those things that don't flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on its brow
of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing;"
Galway Kinnell

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Oh, to live with abandon....

"The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy."
Angelina Jolie

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Close your eyes and breathe in.....can't you smell the ocean?

"It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on.
It takes a lot of strength to let go."
Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The glory of the morning.....

"We can do no great things,
Only small things with
Great Love."
Mother Theresa