One Thought A Day: April, 2012

April 30, 2012: Sometimes people can take you by surprise.

April 29, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxIXC6Ss2M

April 28, 2012: Somehow, everything will work itself out eventually.

April 27, 2012: Keep the conversation going; you never know what you’ll discover.

April 26, 2012: The best surprises are those that come unexpected.

April 25, 2012: The most tender moments are the most pure and simple.

April 24, 2012: You know more than you think you do.

April 23, 2012: If people rise up and take a stand, nothing is impossible.

April 22, 2012: “Chastity is not about repressing one’s desires or refusing to acknowledge the goodness and beauty of human sexuality. Instead of giving into the shamelessness of Playboy or the shamefulness of the prudes, it rejects and rises above both unbalanced attitudes of intimacy. Chastity does not blush at the sight of a female ankle, nor fail to blush when too much is shown. It frames human sexuality within the context of human love – which is something that both the puritans and the playboys forgot to do.” ~ Jason and Crystalina Evert in How To Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul, “Love Your Spouse Before You Meet Him” (p.56)

April 21, 2012: Seeing someone’s face light up as you tell them you love them is the best gift one could ask for.

April 20, 2012: Just get the words out! The longer you wait, the harder it is to say what you need to.

April 19, 2012: Hold out until the end to relax; it feels so much better when you finally finish something you disliked.

April 18, 2012: No matter what you say, someone is going to criticize you, so you might as well say what you want.

April 17, 2012: Amazing how when you’re busy you forget about the pain.

April 16, 2012: Nervous energy is good energy.

April 15, 2012: “Entertainment can be anything form a belly laugh, to being so emotionally affected that one’s life changes radically.” ~ David Booth and Bill Moore in Poems Please! Sharing Poetry with Children (p.119)

April 14, 2012: “Farewell, farewell/Godspeed, Titanic!” ~ “Godspeed Titanic” from Titanic: The Musical; composition and lyrics by Maury Yeston

April 13, 2012: Rain, rain, go away, come again another day… (Click here for the well-known poem’s origins)

April 12, 2012: “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head is taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?” ~Emily Dickinson, as quoted by David Booth and Bill Moore in Poems Please! Sharing Poetry with Children (p.22)

April 11, 2012: You never know how precious something is until you’ve lost it (some sort of well-known proverb).

April 10, 2012: “Something has changed within me/Something is not the same/I’m through with playing by the rules/Of someone else’s game/Too late for second-guessing/Too late to go back to sleep/It’s time to trust my instincts/Close my eyes: and leap!/It’s time to try/Defying gravity/I think I’ll try/Defying gravity/And you can’t pull me down!” ~excerpt of “Defying Gravity” from Wicked (Copied from MetroLyrics.com)

April 9, 2012: “The most striking feature of the process of physical evolution is that it is a miracle […] One of the basic natural laws is the second law of thermodynamics, which states that energy naturally flows from a state of greater organization to a state of lesser organization […] The process of evolution has been a development of organisms from lower to higher and higher states of complexity, differentiation and organization […] I state that the process of evolution is a miracle, because insofar as it is a process of increasing organization and differentiation, it runs counter to natural law.” ~M. Scott Peck, M.D. in The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

April 8, 2012: Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

April 7, 2012: Boredom = stifling.

April 6, 2012: “The Noble Joseph, taking down Thy most pure Body from the Tree, did wrap it in clean linen with sweet spices, and he laid it in a new tomb.” ~Byzantine chant for Good Friday Vespers.

April 5, 2012: Yes, good things end, but maybe that ending is really only the beginning of something better yet to come.

April 4, 2012: The biggest high: knowing that what you’ve done is appreciated by a large group of people.

April 3, 2012: Anticipation fuels accomplishment.

April 2, 2012: Funny how something

April 1, 2012: A sense of humour is crucial to good living; how else can you laugh at yourself and survive?

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