Friday, January 24, 2014

A sense of one's being...!!

I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living.... In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. 

~Martha Graham, c.1953

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Simple beauty...!!

We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.  

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 20, 2014

Keep the hue in you...!!!

It's wonderful when you can bring sparkle into people's lives without fading away from your own true color. Keep the hue in you. 

~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

A Cup of blessing...!!

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.  

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 17, 2014

I started smiling too....

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.


~Author Unknown

Friday, January 10, 2014

Life of things...

[T]hat blessed mood,
In which the burthen of the mystery,In which the heavy and the weary weightOf all this unintelligible world,Is lightened:—that serene and blessed mood,In which the affections gently lead us on,—Until, the breath of this corporeal frameAnd even the motion of our human bloodAlmost suspended, we are laid asleepIn body, and become a living soul:While with an eye made quiet by the powerOf harmony, and the deep power of joy,We see into the life of things.

~William Wordsworth, 1798

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