A little wisdom from the late Phyllis Diller:
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
And I daresay that what child doesn’t smile (and scream with delight) when riding along the curves of a roller coaster!
Don’t be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous.
– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom
Salvadoran woman with sorghum . . . and a true smile
The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace is Every Step
Another perspective on the importance of just one drop of water –
Penetrate the heart of just one drop of water, and you will be flooded by a hundred oceans.
– Mahmûd Shabistarî
The Mystic Rose Garden
The third psalm in our morning prayer today is Psalm 65
You still the tumult of the seas
(the roaring of their waves)
and the tumult of the people.
The ends of the earth stand in awe
at the sight of your wonders.
the lands of sunrise and sunset
You fill with Your joy.