“We don’t need more strength
or more ability or greater opportunity.
What we need is to use what we have.”
~ Basil S. Walsh
Valeni, Arges, Romania
Photo: Fusion of Horizons
“It’s easy to make a buck.
It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”
~ Tom Brokaw
Photo: Mathias Appel
“Having eyes, but not seeing beauty;
having ears, but not hearing music;
having minds, but not perceiving truth…
These are the things to fear.”
~ Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Calgary at Night
Photo: Bernard Spragg
“During anxious times, it can be tempting
to follow the siren call of the angriest voices.
We must resist that temptation.
No one who is willing to work hard,
abide by our laws and love our traditions
should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”
~ Nikki Haley
when you make the most out of what you have,
it turns out being a lot more than you ever imagined.”
~ Susan Gale
Photo: Eugeny P
“Forgive everyone and put yourself at the top of the list.”
“Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do,
but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it.”
~ Jodi Picoult
Photo: Kurt Bauschardt
South Banff Range, Canadian Rockies
“We must teach our children
To smell the Earth
To taste the rain
To touch the wind
To see things grow
To hear the sun rise and night fall
~ John Cleal
Photo: Thomas Plessis
”Differences of opinion are wonderful,
colorful varieties of expression.
Today my heart opens a little bit more
as I go about creating the world I want to live in.”
~ Victoria Halik
Photo: Shi-Hang Wei
Be who you are.
Because you never know
who would love the person you hide.
Photo: M. Louis
“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.”
~ John F. Kennedy
Photo: Zen Whisk
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Photo: zen whisk
“If you always do what you always did,
you will always get what you always got.”
~ Jackie “Moms” Mabley
Photo: Marilylle Soveran
“Life is about balance.
Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you.
Trust, but don’t be deceived.
Be content, but never stop improving yourself.”
~ Nishan Panwar
“You have made some mistakes,
and you may not be where you want to be,
but that has nothing to do with your future.”
~ Zig Ziglar
Photo: Nicolas Raymond
Gentle and easy
I touch flight…..
By Rick Parise
that one single positive dream
is more important than
a thousand negative realities.”
~ Adeline Yen Mah
“What I like most about change
is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’
If you are taking a risk,
what you are really saying is,
‘I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it.'”
~ Linda Ellerbee
Yesterday was a special day and we apologize that Remembrance Day
was not properly acknowledged.
Today we'd like to share a few words of a heartfelt poem
in honour of the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty
and to acknowledge their families that live on in pride.
November 11th, Remembrance Day:
Look at their eyes and see;
The boys that were - the men they are.
They fought so we’d be free.
~Margot Leolyn Hedden (Excerpt)
Photo: Q Thomas Bower
“To give real service,
you must add something which cannot be bought
or measured with money.”
~ Mokshagundam Visvesvaray
Photo: Lenny K
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”
~ Lilly Pulitzer
“To make mistakes is human;
to stumble is commonplace;
to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.”
~ William Arthur Ward
Photo: Konrad Lembcke
“Like music and art,
love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.”
~ Jimmy Carter
“Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.”
~ Alexander Pope
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