Good Morning Quotes

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Mother Teresa

“Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday; it will destroy your wonderful today and ruin your great tomorrow!”
Author Unknown

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”
Alexander Graham Bell

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough troubles of its own.”

Be Present Today

“Listen. Be present.  Value relationships today.”  Me

Have a great Sunday!!

‘Fresh’ Nugget

This morning I came across a verse that struck a chord in me.

May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, and enliven your speech. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 MSG

Wow, I want to be surprised with gifts of unending help and confidence. No fear. No reluctance. ‘Fresh’ is what I want in my life.

Fresh vision.

Fresh energy.

Fresh kindness.

Fresh purpose.

Lord, invigorate and energize us to speak words and do work that give life and encourage others today. Let us refresh others – for ‘whoever refreshes others will be refreshed’ (Proverbs 11:25).

Have a Fresh Friday!

Tahoe Ate My Peach

This peach was intended to nourish me.

While I was getting water across the kitchen I heard a ‘thud’. I left the water task to find my angelic, dog-food only eating canine assistant, Tahoe, looking at me. A peach lay beside him on the floor.

                                                                                                                        Not to worry, I thought as I reached in my purse to retrieve a small treat to use as a trade. I was certain he would give me the peach for a treat – and I probably would have eaten if it didn’t have teeth marks – I know you are saying ‘gross’ about now.

Tahoe tried to lift and hold the juicy fruit, but his teeth sunk into it…and well the taste was good. The next thing I knew he had the peach in the other room.

Concerned that he would eat the pit I watched as he looked up between licks.  He was quite a gentleman with the fruit. Then all that was left was the pit which he promptly gave me.

I love fruit and need it everyday.  This day I was sharing my fruit unexpectedly with Tahoe and got to thinking about the good fruit in our relationships – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. I’d better be careful not to let Tahoe or people or circumstances steal those from me or keep me from sharing them with others!  Oh my, I need fruit.  Good for the body, mind, and spirit.  I don’t want to be in the ‘pits’. OK, yes, that was corny but true.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Gal. 5:22

Choosin’ Joy,


Seven Days in Utopia – A Few Noteworthy Quotes

Movie theaters are not a place you’ll find me very often. Not sure if it is my short attention span in a dark place where my wheelchair needs to stay quiet (and turned off – as not to blind the person sitting next to me with my control lights), or if it’s my dislike of the cold temperatures in said theaters, or if I’m just willing to wait for the DVD.

My quotes are from the book, mind you, because a trip to the theater to see the movie was not on my agenda this week. (Update…I watched the movie and added more quotes here).

Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia by David Cook is a great read for golf enthusiasts.  Despite the fact that I’m not a golfer the story and the lessons were deep when applied to anyone’s life.  It’s a quick read, so pick it up if you get a chance.  No doubt the quotes won’t give away any critical plot line.

Find what you do well and perfect it.

Significance in life in the end will be measured by character, relationships, values, virtues, and faith.

You never really know when you might meet someone who will change your life. More importantly, you never know when your influence might change another life.

In life we must be willing to coach and be coached; either one alone will leave us empty. 

I don’t believe that we take into consideration the far reaching effects that our everyday decisions have on our destiny, the lives of others, or the world as a whole.

Update: See my post on movie quotes here.