“Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration & you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor.” — Francis Lucille

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day!

Dear American Friends, ever wonder what Boxing Day is really about? Here's the answer! (just kidding, but it will become a new tradition in our home!) Happy Boxing Day!
I adore Steve Jobs. I just ordered his biography, counting the days until it arrives at my door. Numerous Steve quotes coming soon lol! Love this idea of "poking." It just takes a little effort to transform your life, your vision, and others' lives. My favorite part is the end, where he explains that everything is a product of others' pokings... others who are no smarter than you. So what's stopping you from poking around? You CAN infinitely expand your mind and creativity and impact now!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. - Albert Einstein
Even our physical structure seems more suited to feelings of love and compassion. We can see how a calm, affectionate, wholesome state of mind benefits our health and physical well-being. Conversely, feelings of frustration, fear, agitation, and anger can be destructive to our health. This is why we are impelled to seek happiness. - The Dalai Lama
"Spirit of Ingenuity" at LeTourneau University, Longview, TX We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein
“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” — Friedrich Nietzsche
"If you want to be a rebel, be kind." - Pancho Ramos
Without music, life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche