"LIFE IS AN OPPORTUNITY, BENEFIT FROM IT. LIFE IS BEAUTY, ADMIRE IT. LIFE IS A DREAM. REALIZE IT. LIFE IS A CHALLENGE, MEET IT. LIFE IS A DUTY, COMPLETE IT. LIFE IS A GAME, PLAY IT. LIFE IS A PROMISE, FULFILL IT. LIFE IS SORROW, OVERCOME IT. LIFE IS A SONG, SING IT. LIFE IS A STRUGGLE, ACCEPT IT. LIFE IS A TRAGEDY, CONFRONT IT. LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE, DARE IT. LIFE IS LUCK, MAKE IT. LIFE IS TOO PRECIOUS, DO NOT DESTROY IT. LIFE IS LIFE, FIGHT FOR IT" -----MOTHER TERESA-----
"REMEMBER, IF YOU EVER NEED A HELPING HAND, YOU'LL FIND ONE AT THE END OF YOUR ARM. AS YOU GROW OLDER YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE TWO HANDS. ONE FOR HELPING YOURSELF, THE OTHER FOR HELPING OTHERS."
"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on."
"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."
-----H. G. WELLS----
"HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS." -----Elizabeth Barrett Browning-----
I think this must be one of the most famous lines, ever written.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6 1806--June 29 1861) She, and her husband, Robert were both well known poets.
Their story is immortalized in a play "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" by Rudolf Besier, which Was produced in Cleveland, OH and also appeared on Broadway in 1931. It was also made into two movies, black and white in 1934 and in colour in 1957. The play must have been popular, as a musical version, Robert and Elizabeth was produced in 1964.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street became a BBC TV series in 1982. Quite a history! I came accross one of her poems, this morning, which got me thinking about her history.
"LIFE IS FILLED WITH SO MANY EXCITING TWISTS AND TURNS. HOP OFF THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW WHENEVER YOU CAN AND TAKE THE WINDING PATHS. EXPERIENCE THE EXILERATION OF THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE. BECAUSE THE MOMENTS SPENT THERE, THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY, ARE WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL TRULY ALIVE." -----STACY CHARTER-----
"LONG TERM SUCCESS IS BUILT ON CREDIBILITY AND ON ESTABLISHING ENDURING LOVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH QUALITY PEOPLE BASED ON MUTUALLY EARNED TRUST. CUT ALL TIES WITH DISHONEST, NEGATIVE OR LAZY PEOPLE, AND ASSOCIATE WITH PEOPLE WHO SHARE YOUR VALUES. YOU BECOME WHO YOU ASSOCIATE WITH. -----Dave Kekich-----
"TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED BY THE THINGS THAT YOU DIDN'T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID DO. SO THROW OFF THE BOWLINES, SAIL AWAY FROM THE SAFE HARBOUR. CATCH THE TRADE WINDS IN YOUR SAILS. EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER."
----- MARK TWAIN-----
"Appreciate the good things in the here and now. Seek the beautiful things and count the blessings of where you are. dissatisfaction will not bring the happier and the better into your life. Appreciation for what you have attracts the happier and better to you. Gratitude can transform your life."
-----The Secret----- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6t4Zs5Yq_k
During the day, when I am travelling in my car, I listen to CBC Radio. On Friday, I was listening to Jian Ghomeshi, and he had as his guest Loudon Wainright III. I don't know if people remember him, but he had a "hit" song in 1972 called:
"Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaN7xuAIjXI&feature=fvwrel
Anyway, apparently he has a new album out, "Older Than My Old Man Now"
He played a song from that album. "The Here and The Now" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WfkBGs0kf8
"Some day the earth will weep, She will beg for Her life, She will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice, if You will help Her or let Her die, and when She dies, You will die too." -----John Hollowhorn-----
I haven't gotten on my soapbox lately, but this is one of the issues that has been bothering me.
I am sure that most people remember the oil spill on the coast of Alaska, by the Exon Valdez.
Valdez is located in such a beautiful place. There are Bald Eagles in every tree. Don't ask the locals
about the oil spill, as they won't talk about it. They are all too dependent on Exon.
Now the Canadian government wants to put in a pipeline to the coast, so that big tankers can come in
and fill up with oil. This oil is bound mainly to China. Great for the economy, but if there are any problems,
we are left here, to clean up the mess.