"Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow.  Bloom and grow forever."  Oscar Hammerstein II

"Love and ever more love is the only solution to every problem that comes up."  Dorothy Day

"For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."  Matthew 7:8

"The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace."  Saint Teresa of Calcutta (aka Mother Teresa)

"We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence ... We need silence to be able to touch souls.”  Saint Teresa of Calcutta (aka Mother Teresa)

"Don't ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."  Howard Thurman

"You will know your vocation by the joy it gives you."  Dorothy Day

"The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away."  Pablo Picasso

"Each person has a unique part to play in the grand story of human life."  Sarah Swafford

"If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place."  Eckhart Tolle

"The only relationship that you can ever have, is a reflection of the one you're having with yourself ...  So, start with you."  Iyanla Vanzant

"When we are who we are called to be, we will set the world ablaze."  Saint Catherine of Siena

"People have phenomenal capacity."  President Bartlet, The West Wing, Season 1

"It is through the mastery of small disciplines that we become capable of greater things and, indeed, anything."  Matthew Kelly

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead

"The world only exists in your eyes.  You can make it as big or as small as you want."  F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Never give up on what you really want to do.  The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts."  Albert Einstein

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."  Coco Chanel

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."  Raymond Hull

"Space is where miracles occur."  Rich Litvin

"It has been said that silence is God's primary language.  When we are willing to encounter God in this way, we find ourselves calmed by the silence we share."  Joan Guntzelman

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”  C.S. Lewis

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."  Matthew 11:28-30

"To begin, begin."  William Wordsworth

"Kids will take a chance.  If they don't know, they'll have a go.  They're not frightened of being wrong ... If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."  Ken Robinson

"Comparison is the thief of joy."  Theodore Roosevelt

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future.  It is something you design for the present."  Jim Rohn

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."  Jack Canfield

"Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional."  Haruki Murakami

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."  John F. Kennedy

"It always seems impossible until it's done."  Nelson Mandela

"Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change."  Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Everything happens for a reason."  Mom (and an American Proverb)

"This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.  Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move against the earth and the sky, The Beloved has bowed there – Our Beloved has bowed there knowing you were coming."  Hafiz

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come."  Proverbs 31:25

"Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift."  Eleanor Roosevelt

"Creativity takes courage."  Matisse

"To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people just exist."  Oscar Wilde

"No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place."  Zen Proverb

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."  Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Always give rides."  Chris Utley

"Own your dreams.  There is no better way to make them happen."  Seth Godin

"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.  Don't make money your goal.  Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you."  Maya Angelou

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials."  Lin Yutang

"Half an hour's meditation each day is essential -- except when you are very busy.  Then a full hour is needed."  St. Francis de Sales

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."  Nelson Mandela

"Love doesn't divide; it multiplies exponentially."  Kacia/Coconut Robot

"The good God would not inspire unattainable desires."  St. Therese The Little Flower

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."  George Elliot

"Breath and let it be."  Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Be still and know that I Am God ..."  Psalm 46:10

"I am still learning."  and "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."  Michelangelo

"Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."  Norman Vincent Peale

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."  Eleanor Roosevelt

"When I'm worried and cannot sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep."  Lyrics by Irving Berlin

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall – think of it – always.”  Gandhi

"Give me what You have chosen for me and bring about in me what You desire for me."  St. Augustine

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Live the life you've imagined."  Thoreau

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything."  Irish Proverb

"When in doubt, vacation."  Unknown

"Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie."  Cookie Monster