Archives For strength

Take Sides

08/14/2017

“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

 

Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE (September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. [Wikipedia]

Check out his entire Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech at NobelPrize.org

Be Brave

02/13/2017

“I’m grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love – for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists.” ~Maya Angelou

“It seems to me that if God were to speak to us, the message would simply be to love each other and offer reverence, rather than enmity, toward all of life.” ~Wayne W. Dyer, The Shift

Always

04/18/2016

“Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?” ~Marilyn Monroe

 

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

~A. A. Milne (Christopher Robin to Pooh)

Allowing for JOY

01/17/2015 — 9 Comments


“When a sword is tempered, it is first heated to melting point then hammered into a desired shape. It is plunged into cold water. Once cooled it is fired and hammered again until it grows sharp and strong. This tempering makes the sword worthy of being carried by a King. As we learn to endure and surrender to the fire, the hammer, and the cold, we grow strong and uncomplaining. We are able to face whatever comes, holding our temper, while we ourselves we are being tempered.” ~Ann Mortifee, In Love With The Mystery
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[These images are not mine; sourced from Pinterest]

A Time To Rest

12/28/2014

take a bath copyToday is a good day to relax. Let us set aside moments to relish a bit of nourishing solitude.

How about spending time outdoors, reading some uplifting words, and cherishing a long, soothing soak in a tub.

There’s really nothing quite like laying down amidst warm water to help melt away the stresses of life. That’s where I’m headed and I wish that for you as well. Sometimes we just need to unplug.

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“There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”

~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)

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“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”

~ Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle (1948)

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old fashioned soap copy“This is what the Sabbath is for: reverence, rest, renewal, rejuvenation, reassuring rituals, recreation, rejoicing, revelation, remembering how much you have to be grateful for, and saying ‘thank you!’ You can do this in a church, mosque, temple or synagogue, on a walk, while antiquing, sitting in bed propped up on pillows reading something wonderful with a breakfast tray, working the crossword puzzle before a roaring fire, attending a marvelous art exhibition or movie matinee, or listening to opera in the kitchen as you sip sherry and prepare a fabulous feast. What matters is that you do something special that speaks to your soul and that you revel in whatever you do. Your activities on the Sabbath should uplift you and provide enough inspiration to sustain you during the week to come.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

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“Anybody can observe the Sabbath

but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.”

~ Alice Walker

“When a storm is raging and the waves are tumultuous, it is wise to dive deep down to where the water is calm. If we remain on the surface, we will be tossed and turned. But if, like the whale, we retreat to the quiet depths of our own being, our true home, we will find rest and peace there. Once refreshed, we can resurface. This is the value of meditation. We can weather any storm with greater ease if we allow ourselves to retreat when necessary to the still, vast depths within.” ~Ann Mortifee

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Quote is from an amazing, highly recommended book called ‘In Love With The Mystery