Ida Scott

“Do not grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled over the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”

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Robin Williams

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone…it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone.”

Miss you BIG TIME, Robin…

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“Legend of the Dreamcatcher

Native Americans of the Great Plains believe [that] the air is filled with both good and bad dreams.

According to legend, the good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they perish in the light of dawn.

Historically, dreamcatchers were hung in the tipi or lodge, and on a baby’s cradle board.”

[I'm a believer because they adorn every room of my home.]

( ~ Definition compliments of St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota.)

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Words of Wisdom…

“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.”

( ~ Native Spirits Community)

 

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George Carlin

“Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.”

Only you, George. could come up with such a “profound” thought. I miss you.

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Thought for the day…

“The next time you decide to ‘unclutter’ your life and clean up your space, start with the things that are truly useless, like: regrets, shame, and anger.” ( ~ Sandra King)

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~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul[s] when we look the other way.”

Amen…in my younger days, I inflicted these wounds on myself more than I care to admit. Thank God, now that I am older, I know better and no longer “look the other way.”

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Words of Wisdom (aka: Just so you know…)

“It is my nature to be kind, gentle, and loving. But know this: When it comes to matters of protecting my friend[s], my family, and my heart, do [NOT] trifle with me [because] I am also the most powerful and relentless creature you will ever know.”

(Thanks for this one, Kay.)

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Instructions for Life ( ~ The Dalai Lama) … Conclusion

The final four:

“(16) Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

(17) Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

(18) Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

(19) Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.”

How can (19) not be a favorite?

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Instructions for Life ( ~ The Dalai Lama) … Cont’d.

The next 5 of the 19 follow:

“(11) Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

(12) A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

(13) In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation; don’t bring up the past.

(14) Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

(15) Be gentle with the Earth.”

I will share the final 4 Instructions with you tomorrow.

Blessings…

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