There Is Enough Beauty

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.

– Michael Josephson

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The Calmness of Life

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

– Ralph H. Blum

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What a Wonderful Life!

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”

– Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras

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Warrior of the Heart

Lewiston, Maine

“To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit. But the place for this warrior strength is in the heart.”

  • Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart

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Sharing the Joy

“I was walking down the street in New York City one day, when I heard a woman’s voice saying, ‘I was very sick all winter.’ Intrigued, I turned around and saw the woman handing a street person, sitting on the sidewalk, some money. She went on talking to him. ‘I had pneumonia, and every time I started to get better, I’d have a relapse. Now I am finally really getting better, and I just wanted to share the joy.’”

  • Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness

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Contemplating the Beauty of Earth

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Reserve

“Those who contemplate the beauty of Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

  • Rachel Carson

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Watching the Eternal Show

Today is United Nations Day – United Nations Building

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

  • John Muir

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The Gift of Uncertainty

“To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.”

  • Rebecca Solnit

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What Is My Work?

“My work is loving the world.”

  • Mary Oliver

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Being Touched by Mystery

“The mystery of God touches us — or does not — in the smallest details: giving a strawberry, with love; receiving a touch, with love; sharing the snapdragon red of an autumn sunset, with love.”

  • Marion Woodman, Coming Home to Myself

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