Monday, May 18, 2015

Quote of the Week

Laughter is like a windshield wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going. - Anonymous


Laughter just may be nature's best medicine...good for the mind, body and spirit. Never mind the rain - bring some laughter into your life and see how far you can go.



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Monday, May 11, 2015

Quote of the Week

I think therefore I am - RenĂ© Descartes (1596 – 1650)


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This sprang from the conclusion that while what he was thinking might be wrong, the fact that he was thinking proved that he existed.

After he was satisfied that he did, indeed, exist, he went on to ponder in what form he existed.  He knew himself to exist as a thinking thing but at that point was not sure whether he actually had a body.

Perhaps he did not have a mirror in which to see himself. But philosophically speaking, he may not trust what his eyes beheld...or did he have eyes?

I don't pretend to understand philosophy, but I believe that it calls for deep thinking. That is the reason for many of the quotes I choose...to make us think beyond just the surface, or the face value of the words.

This post goes out today to my nephew who graduated this past weekend with degrees in philosophy and mathematics. Chris, we are very proud of you and your accomplishments.




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Monday, May 4, 2015

Quote of the Week

Life is the sum of all your choices. -  Albert Camus


This week we wrap up a month of quotes exploring everything from where we are, where we went and what we did when we got there. We discovered why the grass may be greener wherever we are not.  Last week we learned that every step of our life journey leads us to where are today. In conclusion, we are where and who we are at this moment in time, and everywhere we go and everything we do makes us who we are at any moment in time.


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Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May Day!


What is May Day?

A celebration of Spring
A day of political protest
A neopagan festival
A Saint's feast day
A day for organized labor

In medieval England, people would go a-maying, or gathering fresh greenery and flowers from the woods and fields. This was also known as 'bringing in the May'.  This was described in "The Court of Love" written in 1561.

And furth goth all the Court, both most and lest,
To feche the floures fressh, and braunche and blome;
And namlyhawthorn brought both page and grome.
With fressh garlandespartie blewe and whyte,
And thaim rejoysen in their greet delyt.



Edited to add that you may place your mouse pointer over the strange words to see the translation.


Are there any May Day celebrations in your area?

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Quote of the Week

It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, 
that tells us who we are. - Joyce Carol Oates


This week we have another quote dealing with where we are. This time we focus on the journey and how it affects who we are when we get there. It is the in-between moments that fill our lives and ultimately defines us. Like the branches on this tree, our path can change course many times during our lives, and each branch represents another step in our journey toward becoming who we are.


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