Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Challenge #50, My favorite quote

 This is one of my favorite quotes:

"The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The challenge from the Diva this week is to create a "zentangle using biggie" zentangle patterns. ( Unlike the brain however, I know I can go back to original zentangle size, and I like the smaller size better.) 

 Here's mine:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Red Thread Promise

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

This quote was the basis for the Diva's zentangle challenge this week.  Here is mine:

As I pondered this quote, I began to think about destiny.  Yes,  we may be destined to meet certain people at specific times, but how we choose to interact with people is our choice.  Thus my quote for the day:

" We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. "

Dag Hammarskjold

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/destiny_10.html#ixzz1eXlRozx4

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Are you Lucky?

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. "

Stephen Leacock

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Challenge #48

It's like deja-vu, all over again.

Yogi Berra

This weeks challenge from the Diva is to create a design featuring a circle, square and triangle.  I had so much fun, that I make three!

The quote today is from Yogi Berra - I think his quotes are so funny and thought provoking as well. 

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/y/yogi_berra_2.html#ixzz1dmr3TO7c

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amazed!"   - Shirley MacLain

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day thank you

"Courage is fear holding on a mninute longer."  - George S. Patton

My personal thank you to all the Veterans who are serving and have served to protect our freedoms.

Special thanks go out to our Grandson Cameron, currently in the Army; our grandson Neill, currently in the Marines;  and my brother Larry who served in the Army.  Also, in memory of Bob's Dad who served in the Army; and my Dad who served in the Air Force. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Love is hard work!

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships.
To love and to be loved
is the greatest happiness of existence."          - Aesop

Note that this quote does not simply state "To be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."  Merely being loved without feeling loving in return does not bring true happiness.   It takes effort to love someone.
Whether it's a parent, a child, a grandparent, a soul mate or a friend, loving involves effort.  Remembering birthdays,  truly listening to them both in good times and bad and being there for them when they need someone.  Sometimes it requires even putting their needs ahead of your own.    Today, truly give an act of love to someone close to you.  It will add happiness to your day as well as theirs.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"Fall back"

Lost time is never found again.   - Benjamin Franklin

Or do we find that lost time next year when we "spring forward"?

Don't forget to set all your time pieces back one hour tonight before you go to bed.