Friday, May 31, 2013

And I was the Spirit of Love

Whirling and dancing like a spinning wheel
I saw myself as the source of existence
I was there in the beginning
And I was the Spirit of Love


Thursday, May 30, 2013

O love

"O love, whose lordly hand
Has bridled my desires,
And raised my hunger and my thirst
To dignity and pride,
Let not the strong in me and the constant
Eat the bread or drink the wine
That tempt my weaker self.
Let me rather starve,
And let my heart parch with thirst,
And let me die and perish,
Ere I stretch my hand
To a cup you did not fill,
Or a bowl you did not bless."

Khalil Gibran 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

love with no boundaries

Love with no boundaries
your future depends on
your capacity to love

Paulo Coelho

Monday, May 27, 2013

the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word...

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” 

Dr. Leo Buscaglia

Sunday, May 26, 2013

beautiful world

"Help create a beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible." 

Charles Eisenstein

Friday, May 24, 2013

be the hand

"Be a hand that reaches out. Be a smile for those who have no reason to smile. Be a light for those who live in darkness. Show them what it means to truly LOVE."


Thursday, May 23, 2013

truth :: beauty :: love

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love." 

Khalil Gibran

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

a strength & a blessing so large

"Believe in a love that is being stored up for you
like an inheritance, & have faith that in this love
there is a strength & a blessing so large that you
can travel as far as you wish without having to
step outside it."

Ranier Marie Rilke

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

recognize the wisdom

“You know that the teacher appears when you’re ready. Sometimes it’s a pop tune or an ad on the bus; sometimes it’s the handy man. Keep your heart open and you’ll recognize the wisdom when it shows up…wearing overalls and fedora.”

Danielle LaPorte

Saturday, May 18, 2013

true, necessary, kind

“If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind” 


Thursday, May 16, 2013

love & compassion

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” 

Dalai Lama

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

relax & wait

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” 

William S. Burroughs

Sunday, May 12, 2013

every day

"Basically, what we should be doing every day of our lives is taking care of ourselves--getting sufficient rest, eating well, exercising, making sure that we're touched lovingly, that we're supported by people who believe in us and encourage us." 

Susan Weed

Saturday, May 11, 2013

what is life?

“What is Life? It is the flash of a firefly at night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”

Blackfoot elder

Monday, May 6, 2013


Sunday, May 5, 2013

what love means :: a child's perspective

What Love means to a 4-8 year old: A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, ’What does love mean?’ The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined

See what you think:

‘When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ – Rebecca, age 8
‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ – Billy, age 4

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’ – Karl, age 5

‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.’ –Chrissy, age 6 

‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’ -Terri, age 4

‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is OK.’ – Danny, age 7

‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing , you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss’ – Emily, age 8

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and listen.’ –Bobby, age 7

‘If you want to learn to love better , you should start with a friend who you hate” –Nikka, age 6

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt , then he wears it everyday..’ –Noelle, age 7

‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ –Tommy, age 6

‘During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’ – Cindy, age 8

‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ –Clare, age 6

‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’ –Elaine, age 5

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’ –Chris, age 7

‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.’ -Mary Ann, age 4

‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ –Lauren, age 4

‘When you love somebody , your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ - Karen, age 7

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross..’ –Mark, age 6

‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ –Jessica, age 8

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, ‘Nothing , I just helped him cry’.
could not find original source to credit, so thank you internet!