Saturday, May 14, 2011

Words, thoughts , wisdom . . .

I began to formally collect favorite words,
thoughts, reflections a few years ago. 
I have collected them in a file I named, "Flirting." 
My thought was I might like to write a book one day and
since I had saved, tucked away, written down, quote after quote after quote
I thought it might be time to ask for some input from friends as to their favorites. 
Many responded and some I am sharing here.  Maybe this is my attempt at
My Book. 



One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson
about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is
between 'two wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. 
It is anger, envy, jealousy,
sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies,
false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is Good.
It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth,
compassion and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather; "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied,
"The one you feed."
author unknown


To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion.

To be worthy, not respectable,
wealthy, not rich.

To study hard, to think quietly,
talk gently, act frankly.

To listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with an open heart. 

To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasions, hurry never.

In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. 

This . . . . is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing 1810-1884
Contributed to my "Flirting" collection by Thora


"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."
author unknown
Contributed by Carol


What If The
'Hokey Pokey'
Really Is What
It's All About?
author unknown
A Jackie favorite

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