Thursday, December 31, 2020

Today's Quote: Richard Hoffman

 2020 left many with undone plans and actions, 2021 may let us complete them.  Stay safe.  --DM



Text:

All my undone actions wander
naked across the calendar,

~ Richard Hoffman

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Today's Quote: Martha Washington

 

Text:

...the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. 

~ Martha Washington

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Today's Quote: Eckhart Tolle

 

Text:

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Today's Quote: Homer Hickam


 

Text:

Persevere with a plan to reach your passion, and life will be good.

~ Homer Hickam


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Today's Quote: Grace Paley


 

Text:

The main thing is this--when you get up in the morning you must take your heart in your two hands.  You must do this every morning.

~ Grace Paley

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Today's Quote: Steve Jobs

 

Text:

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

~ Steve Jobs 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Today's Quote: William Hazlitt

 


Text:

We never do anything well 'till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.

~ William Hazlitt

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Today's Quote: Nikki Grimes

 

Text:

Keep sending good out into the world, no matter what! Someone hungers for the good you have to offer.

~ Nikki Grimes

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Today's Quote: Tom Hanks


 

Text:

What do we have that we can have faith in? Well, we can have an understanding of yesterday, we can have a plan for today and we can have hope for forever, and that’s it.  

~ Tom Hanks

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Today's Quote: Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Text:

To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that's what I think a meaningful life is.

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Today's Quote: Proverbial Wisdom


Text:

It is impossible to find a man who has everything, but it is possible to find one who enjoys the things he has.

~ Maasai proverb

Make It Kenya photo/Stuart Price.




Thursday, September 10, 2020

Today's Quote: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Text:

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Today's Quote: Oprah Winfrey

 

Text:

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.

~ Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Today's Quote: Eric Hoffer

 

Text:

At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor. 

~ Eric Hoffer

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Within Imperfect

A poem and photo by Molly Hogan: 

 

WITHIN IMPERFECT

 

If you forever seek perfect, 

you may instead discover a recipe 

for dissatisfaction--a price 

too high to remit. 

 

But within imperfect is a permit 

to take risks, to light a fire 

of creativity, to be bold and fierce. 

 

When you embrace imperfect, 

you set yourself free. 

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Today's Quote: Nicolas Chamfort


Text:
I admire the man who exclaimed, "I have lost a day!" because he had neglected to do any good in the course of it; but another has observed that "the most lost of all days, is that in which we have not laughed;" and, I must confess, that I feel myself greatly of his opinion.
~ Nicolas Chamfort

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today's Quote: Pearl S. Buck


Text:
I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
~ Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Today's Quote: John Lewis


Text:
Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.
~ John Lewis

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Word for someone who learns from mistakes

On Twitter, Jason Kander tweeted that he and his wife Diana had been discussing whether there is a word that means “someone who learns from their mistakes”? He asked, "If not, what should that word be?"

People suggested:

Scientist
Wise
Reconstructed
Self-reflective
Strategist
Mature person
Meliorist
(someone who improves, makes things better)
Hindsighter
Life-long student
Learner


I especially like "strategist" and "learner," but my very favorite is this:

Butterhander, from the German verb handschmieren, i.e., you get burned, put butter on your hand, and move on.

Do you have any words you would add?

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Today's Quote: C. S. Lewis


Text:
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~ C. S. Lewis

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Today's Quote: Robert G. Ingersoll


Text:
There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments--there are consequences.
~ Robert G. Ingersoll

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Today's Quote: Alice Bailey


Text:
Sharing and cooperation must be taught instead of greed and competition.
~ Alice Bailey

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Today's Quote: William Wordsworth


Text:
On that best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love.
~ William Wordsworth

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Today's Quote: Neil Gaiman


Text:
The only thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
~ Neil Gaiman

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Today's Quote: Barbara Kingsolver


Text:
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
~ Barbara Kingsolver

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Today's Quote: Buddha


Text:
Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.
~ Buddha

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Today's Quote: William Shakespeare


Text:
Many strokes, though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.
~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Today's Quote: Proverbial Wisdom


Text:
Only when you have eaten a lemon do you appreciate what sugar is.
~ Ukrainian Proverb

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Today's Quote: Albert Einstein


Text:
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Today's Quote: Gillian Anderson


Text:
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
~ Gillian Anderson

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Today's Quote: James Thurber


Text:
Let's not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
~ James Thurber

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Hidden in the Seams

I am reminded that every day I have the chance to pick up a needle and some thread and add to the story.
~Jerusalem Jackson Greer


Robyn Hood Black made a video to go with her IMPERFECT poem!



Thursday, April 16, 2020

Today's Quote: Voltaire


Text:
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
~ Voltaire

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Today's Quote: Proverbial Wisdom


Text:
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
~ Japanese Proverb

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Today's Quote: Alan Baxter


Text:
You're never going to be good enough to start. But if you start, you'll get good enough. So start.
~ Alan Baxter

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Today's Quote: Cynthia Ozick

It is the same for any type of artist. Strive to be the best you can be without comparing yourself to others. --DM


Text:
To be any sort of competent writer one must keep one's psychological distance from the supreme artists.
~ Cynthia Ozick

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Today's Quote: Jay Woodman


Text:
It’s no good getting worked up about stuff--it’s better to relax and laugh at our mistakes, then figure out how to learn from them and move on.
~ Jay Woodman

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Today's Quote: Jodi Picoult


Text:
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
~ Jodi Picoult

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Today's Quote: Emily Brontë


Text:
'Twas grief enough to think mankind
All hollow servile insincere
But worse to trust to my own mind
And find the same corruption there
~ Emily Brontë