Friday, January 29, 2010

Happiness Grows

He who would have beautiful roses in his garden must have beautiful roses in his heart.  He must love them well and always. He must have not only the glowing admiration, the enthusiasm, and the passion, but the tenderness, the thoughtfulness, the reverence, the watchfulness of love.
S.R. Hole

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Charles W. Eliot

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness.  If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought of others.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


With love in our hearts,
let us try this year
To lift the clouds of hate and fear,
For love works in ways
that are wondrous and strange,
And there is nothing in life
that love cannot change.
Helen Steiner Rice

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Life is a magic vase filled to the brim; so made that you cannot dip into nor draw from it; but it overflows into the hand that drops treasures into it- drop in malice and it overflows hate; drop in charity and it overflows love.
John Ruskin

Monday, January 25, 2010

In His Footsteps

When someone does a kindness,
it always seems to me
Thant's the way God up in heaven
Would like us all to be.
For when we bring some pleasure
to another human heart
We have followed in His footsteps
and we've had a little part
In serving Him who loves us
for I'm very sure it's true
That in serving those around us,
we serve and please Him, too.
~Helen Steiner Rice

Thank You Sitka