Do Nothing


Aristotle said: “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing”

Today is the day to avoid criticism. Happy Saturday.

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Decluttering


There is something to be said for decluttering. In the process we find things we forgot we had; things that simply cannot be considered clutter. Yesterday, I found this lovely quote among piles of papers no longer needed.

Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can’t handle together.

This is definitely a keeper.

Happy Sunday.

Thomas Kinkaid on Life


The artist, Thomas Kinkaid, known as the painter of light, is also known for his uplifting thoughts of which I share a few here:

Life offers second chances.

You’ll never know if life can be trusted until you take the risk of really living.

Approach every day of your life with dedication.

To gain a fresh perspective on your world, try looking at life through the eyes of a child.

Life, even a balanced, harmonious life, was never meant to be static and unchanging.

Life offers courage and strength and humor to cope with the inevitable negatives.

If you want little gifts of joy in your life…you may actually have to train yourself to notice them.

Life, if you have eyes to see the whole picture, brims with meaning, with purpose.

I’ll have more Kinkaid quotes in a few days.

 

Even More Kinkade Quotes


It is a good thing to “live in the light”.

Schedules and routines were made to serve us, not to rule us.

Even if events don’t turn  out the way we want, we still have options and new possibilities.

Pay attention to your passions, your purposes, and your pursuits.

Small gestures, small events, small experiences often mean the most.

With every creative act, you light a fresh candle for a darkened world.

You can choose to trust in the richness and beauty of life.

The hard work of creativity includes the work of getting good enough to do what you really want to do.

It takes courage to push ourselves off center, to think in nonstandard ways.

If you want beauty in your life, you simply have to go outdoors from time to time.

 

 

Believe It Or Not


Frederick Buechner, American writer, novelist, poet, autobiographer, essayist, preacher, and theologian is one of many authors who makes us sit up and take notice of what goes on around us as well as what goes on inside of us. Here is a recent quote from Facebook.

UNBELIEF IS AS MUCH OF A CHOICE as belief is. What makes it in many ways more appealing is that, whereas to believe in something requires some measure of understanding and effort, not to believe doesn’t require much of anything at all. 

In my opinion, in order to believe we must choose to do so. I’m so happy I made that choice.

Jesus told him, “Is it because you’ve seen me that you have believed? How blessed are those who have never seen me and yet have believed!” International Standard Version

Happy Sunday.

More Thomas Kinkade Quotes


Thomas Kinkade was known as the Painter of Light because of the beautiful hints of light in all of his paintings. Here are a few more of his quotes.

Feed your heart with beauty.

Somewhere out there is a unique place for you to serve, a unique life role for you to fill.

Condition yourself for joy by doing little things you love on a regular basis.

Even the most mundane tasks can be transformed into inspiring sources of joy.

Opening our eyes to beauty really means opening our hearts and imaginations.

Beauty enters your heart to all the senses. 

Keep your eyes open for the signs of spiritual reality hiding behind a familiar disguise.

Only you can make your particular contribution to humankind.

We live far more joyfully when we allow ourselves a playful spirit.

Don’t be afraid to go deep, to dig out a spiritual reality that might not be readily discernible at first glance.

More to come.