Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Keep pedalling

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

- In what areas are you actively engaged?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What you spread

It is not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells what kind of life you have lived.  ~ unknown

- What are you scattering?

Monday, July 6, 2015

The little moments

Exhaust the little moment.  Soon it dies.  And be it gash or gold it will not come again in this identical guise.  ~ Gwendolyn Brooks

- What little moments can you cherish today?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pure freedom

For Canadians and Americans (July 1, 4) happy Canada Day, Independence Day!

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  ~ Simone de Beauvoir

- What freedoms do you enjoy?
- What freedoms are denied to millions around the world?

Friday, July 3, 2015

Special event

Life is a festival to the wise.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

- What is so exciting and wondrous about life?

Fully alive

The glory of God is a human being fully alive.  ~ St. Irenaeus

- What are the qualities of a person who is fully alive?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A shady tree

A person of calm is like a shady tree.  People who need shelter come to it.  ~ Toba Beta

- How can you cultivate more calmness and composure in your life and relationships?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Within you to give



Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men.  ~ Rollo May

- What is your center of strength?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Living messages

 Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.  ~ Neil Postman

- What messages are you sending?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Shades of gray

Nothing is always absolutely so. ~ Theodore Sturgeon

- How should one deal with most issues?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

What you are



Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.  ~ Thomas A. Edison

- What aspects of character are worth a lot?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Striving for knowledge

We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge.  ~Rutherford Rogers

- How persistent are you in striving for knowledge?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Build a door

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.  ~ Milton Berle

- What opportunity do you seek?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Liking life



Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.  ~ Maya Angelou

- How 'successful' are you?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A meaningful life

The meaning of life is to give life meaning.  ~ Ken Hudgins

- What are the central elements of a meaningful life?

Monday, June 22, 2015

A new page

We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

-To what new page could you turn?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Do your best

All I ask is that you do your best, and forget the rest. ~ Tony Horton

- What are all the aspects of life in which you can try to do your best?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sense of wonder



If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.  ~ Ray Bradbury

- What wonders surround you?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What you do

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James

- What positive contributions can you make?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

To the heart



Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones.  A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.  ~ Shanon  L. Alder

- How does one reach to the heart in relationships?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The extra mile

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.  ~ Roger Staubach



- Where could you extend some extra effort and care?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fences

The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.  ~ Bill Copeland

- Where could you show more openness?

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The director of life

Be the master-gardener of your soul, the director of life.  ~James Allen

- How do you enrich your soul and spirit?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Like a river



 I would like to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.  ~ John Donohue

- How might more acceptance and openness enhance your life?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A little pruning



Rather than turning over a new leaf, prune your tree so that new leaves continue to blossom.  ~ Feroz Bham



- What positive adjustments could you make in your behaviour or perspectives?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Seeds of love

When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.  ~ Ma Jaya Sati

- When have you been enriched by showing some care?
- Where could you sew more seeds of love?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Worth living

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

-In what do you have faith and enthusiasm?

Monday, June 8, 2015

The sunny side

Grab your coat and get your hat.  Leave your worry on your doorstep.  Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street.  ~ Dorothy Fields

- What opportunity is there for sunshine in your day today?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

True beauty



Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.  ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

- What storms have helped to shape and strengthen you?

Friday, June 5, 2015

An act of courage



Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.  ~Seneca

- Where do you need to show some courage and resilience?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The noblest question

The noblest question in the world is, “What good may I do in it?"  ~ Benjamin Franklin

-What good could you do today?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Who we are

The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.  ~ Malcolm Gladwell

- To what values do you aspire?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Provides enough

Earth provides enough for every man's needs, but not for every man's greed.  ~ Gandhi

- In what areas could you make responsible decisions?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Wide the window

Set wide the window.  Let me drink the day.  ~ Edith  Wharton

- What vitality may you experience today?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Live them



If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.  ~ Bob Dylan

- What positive memories could you create today?

Friday, May 29, 2015

On the journey

Not all those who wander are lost.  ~ J. R. R. Tolkien



- How open are you to daily discoveries?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

As simple as ABC

Safety is as simple as ABC- Always Be Careful.  ~ unknown

- In what areas do you need to tread carefully?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A little whimsy



Fairy dust is very useful.  I use it to turn oatmeal into cake.  ~ David Shannon



- How could you cultivate a little more whimsy in your life?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Who you are

The most common form of despair is not being who you are. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

- How would you describe your authentic nature?

Monday, May 25, 2015

New frontiers

 I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.  ~ Carl Sandburg

- Why is the destination not the primary consideration?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

On the way



 I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.  ~ Carl Sandburg

- Why is the destination not the primary consideration?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kindling some joy

Pain comes like the weather, but joy is a choice.  ~ Rodney Crowell

- In what areas could you kindle some joy?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Life gives


Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.  ~ Henry Van Dyke

- What has life given you?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Daily endeavours

Movement is tranquility.  ~ Stirling Moss

- What pursuits help to keep you balanced?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The dash between



There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ‘em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ‘em.~ Kevin Welch



- How are you living your dash?

Friday, May 15, 2015

A shining light

Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.  ~ Anne Lamott



- What helps your light to shine?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

In the balance



The power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes.  ~ Barbara Kingsolver

- How do you keep you injuries and successes in balance?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Worth the effort

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!  ~ Dr. Seuss

- What mountains are worth climbing?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Emotional connection

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou

- How can you enhance your interactions?

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hopeful tomorrow



The future comes one day at a time.   ~Dean Acheson

- What can you do today for a hopeful tomorrow?

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lifetime goal


A lifetime of happiness.  No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

- If it's not happiness, what could be your lifetime goal?

Friday, May 8, 2015

How to live



As long as you live, keep learning how to live.  ~ Seneca

- What have you learned about life and living?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Glazed with rain

so much depends
upon
a red wheel
barrow
glazed with rain
water
beside the white
chickens.  ~ William Carlos Williams

- What vivid moments of observation have you enjoyed?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Walk beside me

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.  ~ Albert Camus



- What friendship could you nurture?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Live out loud



If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.  ~ Emile Zola

- What brings enthusiasm and zest to your life?

Monday, May 4, 2015

Before it's too late

Potential has a shelf life.  ~ Margaret Atwood

- In what area could you seize an opportunity?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Story to share

You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not.  ~ Isabel Allende

- What vital story lies within you?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Single steps

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  ~ Chinese proverb

- What understanding do you bring to each step?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ride the wind



 If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.  ~ Toni Morrison

- How willing are you to let go and experience some situations as they arise?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Garden wonders

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: the soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.  ~ Thomas More

- How vibrant is your garden (literal or metaphorical)?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Inner motivation



Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.  ~ Aristophanes



- What central principles guide your life?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sides of the mountain

To live for some future goal is shallow.  It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.  ~ Robert M. Pirsig

- To what extent are you actively engaging with your daily life?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Who are you?

We are what we believe we are.  ~ C. S. Lewis

- What understanding do you have about yourself?

Friday, April 24, 2015

A little weakness

It's a hard life if you don't weaken.  ~ Stephen King

- Where could you show some vulnerability?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Turn of the tide



The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.  ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

- In what area of your life could you find renewed hope?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Going forward

We are asleep with compasses in our hands.  ~ W. S. Mervin

- What may you missing about the direction for your life?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Getting better



Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better; it's not.  ~ Dr. Seuss

- About what things should you be concerned?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Celebrate the past



We celebrate the past to awaken the future.  ~ John F. Kennedy



- What do you cherish about your past which can provide direction for the future?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Good now days

People are always asking about the good old days.   How about the good now days?  ~ Robert M. Young

- What are the good things in your life right now?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Life to everything

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.  ~ Plato

- In what ways could you enrich your appreciation for music?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A mark above



If you do things well, do them better.  Be daring, be first, be different, be just.  ~ Anita Roddick

- Where could you show some positive initiative?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the bright side

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard

- What positive action/thought could you provide today?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A worthy goal



If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.  ~ Andrew Carnegie

- What worthy goal could you set?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Before you


The most sublime act is to set another before you.  ~ William Blake

- To whom could you be an encouragement/support?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The power of 3

Live, let live, help live. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

- In what ways could you live to the power of 3?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Making a life



If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.  ~ Andrew Carnegie

- What worthy goal could you set?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tearful eyes



My eyes were glued on life
and they were full of tears.  ~ Jack Kerouac

- What about the world causes you some concern and sadness?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hope and heroism



I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete.  It's so heroic.  ~ George Carlin

- What little deed of hope could you sow?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Toward the light



Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.  ~ Helen Keller

- How do you remain positive?

Find the energy

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.  ~ Gabrielle Roth

- What brings you energy and enthusiasm for life?

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Purpose of life



The purpose of life is to live, learn, and love.  ~ Christine Rice

- How well are you living up to the three l's?

Friday, April 3, 2015

True wealth

No one becomes rich unless he enriches others.  ~ Andrew Carnegie

- In what ways could you enrich others?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Becoming



We work to become, not to acquire. ~ Elbert Hubbard

- What are you becoming?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Focus

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  ~ Jim Rohn

- What areas deserve your focused pursuit?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Revealing character

Character is the sum total of all our everyday choices.  ~ Margaret Jensen

- What do your everyday choices reveal about you?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Every day



Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

- What will make today a very good one?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rewarding activities

Happiness consists in activity.  It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.  ~ John Mason Good

- What activities help to engage you?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Enriching opportunity



Seek opportunities to be remarkable.  ~ Seth Godin

- What enriching opportunity awaits you?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The most of each day


Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed. ~ Mel Brooks

- What helps you to make the most of each day?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Taking responsibility



We've gotten to the point where everybody's got a right and nobody's got a responsibility.  ~ Newton Minow

- What are some important responsibilities for you to uphold?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Positive marks on the day

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

-  How can you provide positive contributions to your day?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fragile earth

We are all butterflies.  Earth is our chrysalis.  ~ LeeAnn Taylor

- How sensitive are you to the fragility of our environment?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Quality of life



It's not the length of life, but the depth of life.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

- What are the qualities of a life well lived?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Without labels

What labels me, negates me.  ~ Soren Kierkegaard

- Why is stereotyping so destructive?
- What should your perspective be toward everyone you meet?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Warm sparks

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.  ~ Lucy Larcom

- Where could you spark some warmth?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A rewarding life



The journey is the reward.  ~ Chinese proverb

- What makes your life rewarding?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Reasonable risk

Behold the turtle; he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.  ~ James Conant

- What reasonable risk could you take?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Slow spaces

Lucid intervals and happy pauses.  ~ Francis Bacon

- How do you cultivate enriching interludes?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Role models



Children have more need of models than of critics.  ~ Carolyn Coats

- How can you be a positive role model to several impressionable young people in your life?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Living hearts



Hearts live by being wounded.  ~ Oscar Wilde

- How can brokenness be a springboard for the heart?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Each day



Make each day your masterpiece. ~ John Wooden

- How can you make this day special?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Keep focused



It is better to wear out than to rust out.  ~ Richard Cumberland

- In what areas lie your focused attention and pursuit?

Monday, March 9, 2015

A sturdy tree

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.  ~ Willa Cather

- How do you nurture resilience amidst life's challenges?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Get out there



Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.  ~ Danish proverb

- How often do you find nurture and exercise outdoors?

Friday, March 6, 2015

New frontiers

Make voyages!  Attempt them...there's nothing else.  ~ Tennessee Williams

- What new adventures/learning/discoveries await you?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Every day

May you live all the days of your life.  ~ Johnathan Swift

- What are the components of vital living?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Toward a full life



Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.  ~ Danny Kaye

- What activities/pursuits could enhance your life?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Toward a solution



Don't find fault.  Find a remedy.  ~ Henry Ford

- Where could you show some positive resourcefulness?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Occasional praise

I can  live for two months on a good compliment.  ~ Mark Twain

- Who deserves a good compliment in your relationships?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Open or close?



The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.  ~ Flora Whittemore

- What choices can you make to enrich your life and possibly others?

Friday, February 27, 2015

A valued contribution



Find a need and fill it.  ~ Ruth Stafford Peale

- Where could you provide a valued contribution?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

To be human

Remember your humanity.  ~ Bertrand Russell

- What are the basic humanitarian principles?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A fine art



All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.  ~ Henry Ellis

- What is worth holding on?
- What is worth letting go?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yes to life



I imagine that yes is the only living thing.  ~ e. e. cummings

- In what ways do you say yes to life?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Praise for effort

We can redeem anyone who strives unceasingly.  ~ Goethe

- For what are you striving?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Within you



The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.  ~ Walt Whitman

- What lies within you to give?