One Thought A Day: October, 2012

October 31, 2012: Every once in a while we need to become someone else to find ourselves.

October 30, 2012: “Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, are a substantial world, both pure and good: round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, our pastime and our happiness will grow.” ~William Wordsworth

October 29, 2012: “Every great dream begins with dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

October 28, 2012: “All the world’s a stage,/And all the men and women merely players.” ~from As You Like It by William Shakespeare (see the complete monologue here)

October 27, 2012: “A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.” ~Proverbs 14: 6

October 25, 2012: Relish in the happy times; you will need them when you’re in a funk.

October 24, 2012: Great expectations are not always fulfilled, so beware.

October 23, 2012: “You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.” ~Psalms 89:9

October 22, 2012: You never know what you’ll find if you look.

October 21, 2012: “There are three masks: the one we think we are; the one we really are; and the one we have in common.” ~Jacques Lecoq

October 20, 2012: “You already are what you strive to be.” ~Unknown

October 19, 2012: “If you don’t behave as you should, you’re likely to be very interesting.” ~Anna Russell

October 18, 2012: “Fair Trade: A movement which strives for fair treatment for farmers. In a fair trade agreement, farmers, who in other situations might be more susceptible to the will of the purchaser, will negotiate with the purchasers in order to receive a fair price for their products. Farmers who engage in fair trade also aim to pay their workers a fair price, and engage in environmentally-friendly practices.” ~http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/fair-trade.html#ixzz29iF7pNeJ

October 17, 2012: Delight in a child’s joy because it will bring you much joy as well.

October 16, 2012: Even if you have plenty of time to get something done, you have to be aware of it always because time is a great escape artist.

October 15, 2012: When injustice strikes, I don’t get angry as much as sad.

October 14, 2012: It’s alright to trip, just as long as you don’t rip your dress.

October 13, 2012: Sleep is the answer to success and good health.

October 12, 2012: The most difficult things to talk about are those most worthwhile.

October 11, 2012: Just because a story is made up doesn’t mean it isn’t true (a variation on something I heard once somewhere; unfortunately the time and place escapes me)

October 10, 2012: “I need more bottom and less top.” ~Aida Maestro on choral balance (a man after my own heart)

October 9, 2012: Time flies, so you better grow a pair wings.

October 8, 2012: Prayer is the best thing we can do for those injured and suffering.

October 7, 2012: “Ask and it will be given you.” ~Mat. 7:7

October 6, 2012: “The fact that there is always a positive side to life is the one thing that gives me a lot of happiness. This world is not perfect. There are problems. But things like happiness and unhappiness are relative. Realizing this gives you hope.” ~Dalai Lama in Speeches that changed the world, compiled by Cathy Lowne (p.100)

October 5, 2012: TGIF!

October 4, 2012: “Fear is the path to the darkside. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” ~Yoda in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

October 3, 2012: “Circus life under the big top world/We all need the clowns to make us smile.” ~from “Faithfully” by Journey

October 2, 2012: “[T]he words we use have default assumptions.” ~ from A First Look at Communication Theory by E, Griffin, “Chapter 4: Symbolic Interactionism” (p.63)

October 1, 2012: “Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough, and that we are enough.” ~ from The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, “Guidepost #4” (p.83)

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