Monday, March 14, 2011

Hang in there, Baby...

No truer words were spoken. This saying and image of a kitten hanging by his little paws was popular when I was growing up in the 70's. I was young and thought the kitten was so cute, with years behind me and a lot of right roads and wrong roads taken, I am enjoying this image of the little kitten in a whole new light!

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ~Ivy Baker Priest

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal. ~Jerome Fleishman

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn

If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

Hang in there, Baby!

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare, Othello

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. ~Barbara Bloom

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~Agatha Christie

Hang in there, Baby!

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. ~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959

It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. ~Edwin Markham

Adversity is the first path to truth. ~Lord Byron

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~Author Unknown

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. ~Author Unknown

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. ~Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything. ~William Faulkner

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. ~Winston Churchill

Hang in there, Baby!

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. ~Bernard M. Baruch

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. ~Cicero

I have woven a parachute out of everything broken. ~William Stafford

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

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

God brings men into eep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey

You must be at the end of your rope. I felt a tug. ~Author Unknown

Put one step in front of the other.

Baby steps....

Hang in there, Baby!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

nature quotes...

a good substitute for actual gardening which I am beginning to get the bug for, as white and purple crocuses are spotted across our yard, cherry trees sport new tiny pastel pink blossoms too. but we watch the rain drip drip drip today, Saturday. hard to believe tonite is daylight savings and mornings will slip to darker once again but evenings will benefit and capture that fleeting light we are so desperate for here since Fall. surely Wm Shakespeare had his own experience with long dark winters in england too, his beautiful words though:

I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
where the oxslips and the nodding violet grows.

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
with sweet musk-rose, and with eglantine.

William Shakespeare

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

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The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu

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

I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God. ~Alan Hovhaness

I'll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time. ~Emily Dickinson

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs

Any man that walks the mead
In bud, or blade, or bloom, may find
A meaning suited to his mind.
~Alfred Tennyson

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way. ~Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics

These pretty Quotes courtesy of Michael Garofalo, found here