"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see!" ~Henry David Thoreau
"Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds."
“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese proverb
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for'." ~Tupac Shakur
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?" ~Albert Einstein
"You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because you're all the same." ~Jonathan Davis
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." ~Thomas Jefferson
The following quotes are as much for "me", as they are for all of you who read them. I have had some great epiphanies lately about myself, and my life. I'm posting these quotes for them to serve as reminders, reinforcement and encouragement for me . . . as I continue my journey through life.
"It is good to feel lost... because it proves you have a navigational sense of where "Home" is. You know that a place that feels like being found exists. And maybe your current location isn't that place but, Hallelujah, that unsettled, uneasy feeling of lost-ness just brought you closer to it." ~Erika Harris, empathicwriter.com
“Don't worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself.” ~Jason Evert
“Whatever it takes to find the real you, don't be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock.” ~Stephen Richards
“What is really scary is running naked inside yourself, revealing the real you.”
“Starting a new way is never easy so . . . keep starting until the start sticks.” ~Tim Fargo
“Some steps need to be taken alone. It's the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.”
~Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
“You know how creative people are, we have to try everything until we find our niche.”
~E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” ~Julien Green
“I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.” ~Michel de Montaigne
“When things get awfully tiring, seek for silence, most of the time the loudest lessons are learned at the most quiet corners of our hearts.” ~Kuya Rene
"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself." ~Alan Alda
"Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music." ~Mac Anderson
"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear." ~C.S. Lewis
"As for inflicting our sorrow on other people, one does not want to go around blathering and crying all the time. But perhaps it is our gift to others to trust them enough to share our feelings with them. It may help them deal with some of their own."
~Martha Whitmore Hickman
“Spirituality is that place where the utterly intimate and the vastly infinite meet.” ~Rick Fields
“Perhaps the shortest and most powerful prayer in human language is help.”
~Father Thomas Keating
"There will be an answer, let it be." ~The Beatles
“Being strong can impede your ability to heal. Embrace and release your feelings of grief and sorrow." ~Unknown
"Adversity often activates a strength we did not know we had." ~Joan Walsh Anglund
"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." ~Epictetus
I didn't know if I would watch the show this season or not. I am watching, because of my curiosity to see the new structure. I like it, so far. I like that they got 'mentors' and advice ahead of the game.
I'm still out on a limb with Harry Connick being a judge. He's a bit of a 'twit', in my opinion (not knocking his talent at all). His bedside manner leaves something to be desired. Nothing personal, Harry, but what's with the scruff stuff on your face? And I like men with beards. I wonder if he's preparing for some bit part or something . . .
Being a people watcher, one thing that struck me is the difference between the girls and gals. The gals were somewhat 'catty' (imagine that) and self-centered; they lacked the empathy and caring for one another. When the guys were chosen, eliminated, or performed you could see they showed much more feeling for each other . . . fist bumps, pats on the shoulder, and even hugs.
They're down to the final 13 - now the competition really beings. I will be watching! I haven't voted yet but, of course, do have my favorites! *smile*
Good luck everybody; I think it's going to be a great season of unexpected talent!
Who is this little girl?
I am . . .