Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thanks for the light

I ran another create your own quote contest on Twitter a few days ago, the prompt was "The light..." I am grateful to everyone who submitted, there were lots of great entries. The morning I posted the contest I was actually feeling a bit down which is quite rare for me, but when the entries began rolling in I was immediately uplifted by people's inspiring thoughts. You all definitely brought some light into my heart, thank you! Here are some of my favorites:

"The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there." ~Ellie Rodriguez, @sapphiremoon13 (winner)

"The light of starry dreams can only be seen once we escape the blinding cities of disbelief." ~Shawn Purvis, @shawnpurvis (

"The light keeps us on the right path, shows us the present and gives us faith that the future is ahead - shining bright." ~Shara Day, @sharaday

"The light goes out on purpose sometimes so we can get lost and then realize we weren't even on the right path to begin with." ~Michelle Christine, @Shellzs333

"The light might seem unreachable - but there is still a little hope if there's a tiny little light inside your heart." ~Nina Cremer, @NinaCremer

"The light is always shining, to see it we must stop focusing on the shadows it casts." ~Kim Clarkin, @Kimberleyhaa

The contest page is at

Saturday, December 26, 2009

No excuses

"How strange to use 'You only live once' as an excuse to throw it away." ~Bill Copeland

"I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum." ~Frances Willard

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life." ~Fr. Alfred D'Souza

"Life is a mixed blessing, which we vainly try to unmix." ~Mignon McLaughlin

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature." ~Joseph Campbell

A nod,
a bow,
and a tip of the lid
to the person
who coulda
and shoulda
and did.
~Robert Brault, "A Poem Missing the Word Woulda"

"Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice." ~Ani DiFranco

"There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later." ~Mignon McLaughlin

"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind." ~Leo Buscaglia