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Saturday, November 26, 2016


“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” 
- Mark Twain

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never having lived.” 
- Samuel McCord

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
  - Nicola Tesla

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
  - Wolf Howl

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
  - The Turquoise Woman

Here is a rule to remember in the future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: 

not "This is misfortune," but "To bear this worthily is good fortune.” 
 - Marcus Aurelius

“Father, Teach us:
       To give, and not to count the cost
        To fight, and not to heed the wounds,
        To toil, and not to seek for rest,
        To labor, and not to ask for reward,
         Save that of knowing that we do thy will”

― St. Ignatius of Loyola

“Father, may those who love us love us,
           and those who do not love us,
           may You turn their hearts,
           and if You cannot turn their hearts
           may You turn their ankles
          that we may know them by their limping.”

Prayer of Victor Standish.


  1. Hi Roland ... so true - we need to make our own thoughts and not just assume others ... simplicity with few needs - let's help others ... through these times - cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks so much, Hilary. I came down with food poisoning late yesterday and all night -- chills, shivers, and my teeth clattering like horses' hooves!

      I made a silly mistake as I was coming down, but hopefully I will be forgiven. :-)

      Luckily, I am much better today though weak. May your holiday season be spared any such visitations!!