Tag Archives: Quotes

‘Those Were Yesterday’s Feelings….’

3 Jul

I found this on my cyber-travels earlier today, and I love it. I love it so much in fact, that I am considering making it my personal motto when it comes to dealing with all the little nasties that life has a knack for bringing every now and again. The past few weeks have been a very tumultuous time for me, and it has got me thinking. While I believe we are all entitled to feel whatever it is we feel about certain situations, and have the choice to acknowledge and honor all these feelings and emotions that surface, wouldn’t it be simple, if at the end of each night, before we close our eyes, we simply make peace with our days? And move into the next as a new beginning, as a new opportunity to start afresh, telling those thoughts and feelings which we drag around with us, that they belong firmly in the yesterday, and not in our ‘today’.

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All The Small Things…

16 Apr

Small things – our whole world is made up of these tiny little building blocks, and they are to be found everywhere, forming and making up every part of our earthly existence. As part of this month’s topic over at the wonderful Creative Everyday 2011 Challenge, Small, I have put together this series of every day small things and moments I am grateful for. This is to remind me that everywhere I look, wherever I am, whatever I do, there is more to my world than meets the eye, and joy really can be found in the small and simple things!

“All great things are only a number of small things that have been carefully collected together” – Unknown

A single page when bound with many others, brings me the beauty of my notebooks, on which I write the stories of my life, composed by the tiny details of my daily events, all lovingly recorded in small, loopy handwriting all over the lovely lined pages

One tiny berry by tiny berry can I create a healthy body from the inside out, made up of teeny tiny essential vitamins and minerals I can’t even see! But I know they are there when I see the healthy skin and happy glow when I look into the mirror!

The  vibrant petals of the beautiful spring flowers, delicate and elegant, open to receive each new day

Little creatures come out to play in the spring sunshine- the joy of  watching the lady beetle sunning herself on my white-washed window-sill!

The delicate detail on my silver bracelet – those little, hand-crafted swirls are too cute, and make me smile whenever I wear it!

A Wise Man Once Said….

1 Mar

Because it feels like I have been away for a while ( which I have, I won’t lie!), I thought I would ease myself back into posting ( at least I can try to pretend I haven’t been away that long) by sharing a few wise words from Lao Tzu, which I discovered on Paulo Coelho‘s blog. I  am a regular reader of his blog, and I have found many an inspirational treasure among his words, and for today, these are the ones, as a collective whole, that have had an impact on me. Enjoy!

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Rejoice in the way things are.When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful.
Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.


Lao Tzu ( also Lao Tse) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching.

Jack Kerouac – Words of Wisdom and Inspiration

26 Jan

As those of you who personally know me are too well aware of, Jack Kerouac is my favourite writer. Actually, that’s an understatement – I absolutely idolise the man and his work, and was thrilled to bits when I found Atop an Underwood, Early Stories and Other Wrtings in a hole-in-the-wall bookshop yesterday. But what caught my eye about this particular book, besides the fact it contains a lot of his early work which I haven’t read ( so exciting) is the quote on the back cover. Being someone who often writes, and struggles with the whole process – from ideas, to fleshing out the story, to worrying about whether my characters and their dramas are believeable ( or not), I found the following inspiring, and hope that when doubts, writer’s block, and discouragement strike, that we can take heart from the following, and know that despite the odds, we can do it!

” Remember above all things, Kid, that to write is not difficult, not painful, that is comes out of you with ease, that you can whip up a little tale in no time, that when you are sincere about it, that when you want to impress a truth, it is not difficult, not painful, but easy,graceful, full of smooth power, as if you were a writing machine with a store of literature that is boundless, enormous, endless, and rich. For it is true; this is so. Do not forget it in your gloomier moments. Make your stuff warm, drive it home American-wise, don’t mind critics, don’t mind the stuffy academic theses of scholars, they don’t know what they are talking about, they’re way off the track, they’re cold; you’re warm, you’re red-hot, you can write all day, you know what you know….”.