‎”If you express what is inside you, what is inside you will save you.
If you don’t express what is inside you, what is inside you can kill you.” ~Gospel of Saint Thomas
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. – Claude T. Bissell
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann
Quality begins on the inside… then works its way out. – Bob Moawad
That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. – Paulo Coelho
‎”Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous.
Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…” ― Matilda by Roald Dahl
A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm. – Charles M. Schwab

I agree!

I’m not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories.

Either something works, or it doesn’t.
~Twyla Tharp

Bits and Baubles

I can’t quite seem to gather my thoughts to make a post. So I’ll do this instead:

‎”Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.

I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

~ Anatole France

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

-Michel de Montaigne

Don’t give up. I believe in you all.

A person’s a person no matter how small.

~ Dr. Seuss

“Just because you don’t name the direction, doesn’t mean that you aren’t going in one.”

– Say Yes Institute

“It’s not easy being grateful all the time.

But it’s when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you.”

– Oprah

today I am grateful for

clean water

abundant food



dear friends and readers

What are you grateful for today?

Love These Quotes

‎”If you hear a voice within saying, ‘You are not a painter,’

then by all means paint…and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh


If I have given my all & still do not win, I haven’t lost.

Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey. – Apolo Anton Ohno

Quick Quotes

“It’s never too late. There are a million things you can do, are doing, right now, to improve the world. The products you buy, the foods you eat, the stores you patronize, the news sources you value, the politicos you vote for, the love you make, the information you choose to share, the stories you believe in — every single choice, from coffee cup to charity donation, joke retold to tender human touch — these are what make all the difference.” -Mark Morford

‎”We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.”
– Etty Hillesum
Etty Hillesum, less famous than her contemporary, Anne Frank, lived a short life of great courage. She went voluntarily to the Westerbork camp to help fellow Jews interned by the Nazis. Her letters detail her experiences. She died at Auschwitz in 1943.

‎”It never amazes me that people will follow an illogical assumption and carry it out in a logical fashion”

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than what you think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery. -Fred Alan Wolf

That’s probably enough for now.