Saturday, December 29, 2012


Spoke to my brother today and he reminded me of this from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings:

“Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

an important thought

Monday, December 24, 2012


A few nice thoughts for the end of the year ....

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. ~ Lao Tzu

General Failure's Fault. Not Yours. ~Anon.

Success is not a place at which one arrives, but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. ~ Alex Nobel

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus

We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have. ~ James R. Ball

Choose love and peace will follow. Choose peace and love will follow. ~ Mary Helen Doyle

If you are going through hell, keep going. SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

God has given us a world that nothing but our own folly keeps from being a paradise. ~ George Bernard Shaw

As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move. ~ Katherine Hepburn

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind. ~ Bruce Lee

"10 Lessons from 10 Quotes that Changed My Life" 

With thanks to several Twitter folks including @TeaKayB @gcouros @quotedojo @ShareAwakening 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

That was the year that was

An interesting year numerically. I was born in 56 and I was 56 this year. If you add 56 + 56 = 112 and it's the twelfth year of the century. There were other more auspicious dates generally such as 12.12.12 of course and 10.11.12 and so on.

There have been many good things, like my son's graduation with his BA degree.

Work has had its ups and downs.

I've done a lot of reading, knitting, crafting and a bit of gardening. Had some nice holidays and events.  I have valued friends (real life and virtual) and their help and support. I've spent some good times with family.

On balance, it's good to move forwards though.

“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Wishing everyone peace and happiness at this time of the year.