T.S. Elliott’s Thoughts on Editors & Writers

“Some editors are failed writers; but, so are some writers.”


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(*As taken from Whispers of the Lakota, written by Isabelle, 10th grade, Red Cloud Indian School)

“She smiles, she laughs, she hurts, she cries. … She holds it all deep inside. … She lives, she flies, she soars. … She dies. …She is the one I idolize. … She loves, she gives, she cares. … She is the one I know I will someday be . . . a hero, a mother, a child, a soul, the woman inside of me.”

(So beautiful, Isabelle…thank you.)

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Wisdom from Mother Teresa…

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. BRING LOVE INTO YOUR HOME, for this is where our love for each other must start.


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A Quote From My New Favorite Author…

“Pride in your work puts joy in your day.” (Amish Proverb *)

* Taken from GONE MISSING, written by Linda Castillo, whom I just “discovered” two months ago; so far, I have read her first three books, one after the other. I am currently reading the fourth and just received the fifth and sixth in the mail this morning…have also pre-ordered the seventh in the series (being released in paperback in early May) “starring” Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. The setting is Ohio (where I was born) and the murders of several Amish teenage girls/women (for the most part) and a number of Amish families. Since first “discovering” Greg Iles, and reading seven of his books in a row, one after the other, Castillo is the only other author I have enjoyed so much to the point that I just MUST continue to read every book in the series, because it’s simply impossible for me to read anything else until I finish all that Castillo has to offer regarding the main character, the setting, and most significantly, the Amish way of life, in which I grew up.

With that said, I obviously recommend this author and this specific series with great enthusiasm! Please check it out…I promise you won’t be sorry!

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Thought for the day…

You can’t regret anything that leads to your children.

(From The Rescue: A Novel by Anita Shreve…great read…highly recommended.)

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Note to self:

None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.

( ~ sun-gazing.com)

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The Dalai Lama…

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

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Faith allows things to happen. It is the power that comes from a fearless heart…and when a fearless heart believes, miracles happen.

( ~ Annetta Powell )

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I’ve Learned . . .

. . . that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

. . . that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

. . . that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

. . . that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

. . . that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes; after that, you’d better know something.

There are MANY more to follow. (I’ve been saving the document, from which the above were taken, since April 1999, compliments of the Home Network.)



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[Seven] Rules of Life

(1) Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. (2) What others think of you is none of your business. (3) Time heals almost everything, [so] give it time. (4) Don’t compare your life to others, and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about. (5) Stop thinking too much; it’s alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it. (6) No one is in charge of your happiness, except you. (7) Smile! You don’t own all the problems in the world. 

( ~ Whisper of the Heart )

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