Saturday, January 31, 2015

From within

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.  ~ Robert Bresson

- What could you make visible for the enrichment of yourself and others?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Growth possibilties

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  ~ John Wooden

- Which of your talents, strengths, interests could you cultivate?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Small Ways

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~ Anne Frank

- In what small ways could you help to improve the world around you?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A little more effort

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.  ~ Latin proverb

- Where could you exert a little more effort to accomplish your goals?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Interacting with others

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.  ~ Richard Moss

- How can  you improve the quality of your interaction with others?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Living your potential

Bloom where you are planted.  ~ Mary Engelbreit done

- What can you do to blossom in the circumstances around you?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

To live by

It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.  ~ Roy Disney done

- What are some of your key values and principles which you strive to live by?

Friday, January 23, 2015

From day to day

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  ~ Annie Dillard

- What small steps can you take to transform or enrich your days?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In every step

Smile, breathe,  and go slowly.  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

- Why is this quote good advice in our fast paced world?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Confronting challenges

The only way out is through.  ~ Carl Jung

- Why is confronting challenges often the wiser option?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A daily choice

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day....Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

- How can you maintain a positive attitude through life's daily challenges?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Missing the beauty

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.  ~ Confucius

- Where might you be missing the beauty in your life?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time is clay

Time is clay.  Go make something.  ~ Barbara Bach

- How well are you using your time?

Friday, January 16, 2015

The only gift

The only gift is a portion of thyself.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

- What authentic gifts of self could you provide to several people around you?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Move that body

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~ Carol Welch

- What are you doing to enjoy the benefits of exercise?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Action is eloquence

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.  ~John Locke

- What do your actions reveal about your thoughts and beliefs?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

World Wide View

 I am not an Athenian or a Greek; I am a citizen of the world.  ~ Socrates

- Why is a global perspective needed?

Monday, January 12, 2015

How much is enough?

Enough is great riches.  ~ Danish proverb

- In what areas of your life could you apply this proverb?
- What makes your life rich?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

#12 The Best Thing

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

- What are the important ingredients for vital living?

(Sharing my new quote quest for 2015 is appreciated? What 365 pivotal quotes could inspire young and old?)

Friday, January 9, 2015

#11 Decisions, decisions

Life is the sum of all your choices.  ~ Albert Camus

-  What important choices lie ahead for you in the near term, in the long term?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

#10 Rise above

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone;
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own. ~ Adam Lindsay Gordon

- Why are courage and kindness important qualities to cultivate amidst life's difficulties?

#9 For our survival kit

He who laughs, lasts! ~ Mary Pettibone Poole

- Why is a sense of humor a vital ingredient for life?

(Recommending this blog is appreciated! I'm on a new quote focus for 2015. What are some pivotal quotes around which we can build a vital life?)

#8 Real life hero

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. ~ John Barth

- What positive qualities do you possess (need) to live your life well?

(Send me a message if you have a suggested quotation for my next booklet: 365 Pivotal Quotes for Enrichment and Growth.)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#7 Moment by moment

Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.  ~ Oprah Winfrey

-When have you excelled?
- In what areas of your life could you show a little more effort?

(Care to share my new quote quest for 2015 with others?)

#6 Storm clouds

~ He who angers you conquers you.  ~ Elizabeth Kenny

- What helps you to manage negative feelings?

#5 Spreading light

~Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.  ~ Walt Whitman

- How much sunshine do you spread?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

#4 Little things

~Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.  ~ Peter Marshall

-What 'little' things can you do today to enrich your life and possibly others?

#3 Forward thinking

~To make headway, improve your head.  ~ B. C. Forbes

- What are your learning frontiers?

#2 Deep into Nature

~Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~ Albert Einstein

-What insights about life have you gained through the appreciation of nature?

Care to share this post or my new focus: 365 Pivotal Quotes for Enrichment and Growth?

#1 Every new day

Every new day crowns us with new beginnings and glorious possibilities.  ~ Sandra Lugo

- What can you do to make this an enriching day for yourself and possibly for others?

Monday, January 5, 2015

New Focus for 2015

Dear readers,

Over the last five years I have posted over 4,500 quotes for inspiration and enrichment, and published four volumes with 1,460 entries for reflection.

Now I feel it's time to consolidate all of my contributions, and focus on a core of pivotal quotes. As our children and grandchildren grow up, become teens and young adults, what insights can they glean from the accumulated wisdom and learning of the ages? Also as a retired teacher I am mindful of what teenagers may learn from a core of key quotations. Indeed, what horizons can adults and seniors still enjoy?

Thus I am tweaking my focus for 2015. I will be posting individual quotes and provide a question or two for reflection. Hopefully each entry will present an opportunity for personal growth and enrichment for people of all ages, but particularly for young people just making sense of the world. By the end of the year I hope to publish my next booklet with a title something like: 365 Pivotal Quotes for Enrichment and Growth.

Thanks for coming along with me on this quote journey. I appreciate positive referrals to others about my quote quest for 2015. If you wish to provide any feedback or suggest favorite quotes, messages are welcomed.