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Honor the Virtuous First – Then Save the Bad

30 Aug

“Take care lest perchance you fall into the mistake of thinking to gain more by being merciful than by being just; for to pardon him too easily that has transgressed is to wrong him that transgresses not.” 

~ Baldassarre Castiglione

It’s ok to #StandOut!

26 Aug

When the Earth Mourns ~ Where is the #Justice?

8 Aug

“Why? Why do only selfish people live, but those with a heart and the righteous die? The heaven have made such a cruel choice. Is there no fairness in this world?”

~ Wei Zheng (Nirvana in Fire)

**I think perhaps it is this sense of Fairness and Justice that separates the good from the bad.  The good know what should be done and do it, regardless of benefit to themselves. The bad see only what they would like to be done, seeing only the benefit to themselves.  The less fairness the world displays, the worse you know things are.

What’s Your Design?

4 Jul

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. 

~ Danny Kaye

Life

 

#Jealous Eyes ~ Sharpened Emerald Stones

8 Jun

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.”

by William Penn

From the Darkest Depths Come the Most Exotic Flowers

13 Feb

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“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”

**Suzy Kassem

The Robot Life – Human Style

8 Jan

We are raising today’s children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests.
**Darell Hammond

Happy New Year’s Everyone!

31 Dec

“Life goes by so very fast, my dears, and taking the time to reflect, even once a year, slows things down. We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live that it’s important we take at least this one collective sigh and stop, take stock, and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee. Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we’re aware of it or not, as we countdown together to it, we’re sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow.” ~ Hillary DePiano

Wanting and being Wanted

8 Dec

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

**Robert Frost

Helping Others, Help Yourself

28 Oct

“Help thy brother’s boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore.”

INDIAN PROVERB

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