Sunday, August 05, 2012

Quiet for the Weekend - August 4-5, 2012

"Timely advice is lovely;
like golden apples in a silver basket."
Proverbs 25:11 (NLT)

"Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere.
Self-pity gets you nowhere.
One must have the adventurous daring
to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities
and undertake the most interesting game in the world --
making the most of one's best."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

"Try to make at least one person happy every day,
and then in ten years, you may have made three thousand,
six hundred and fifty persons happy,
or brightened a small town by your contribution
to the general enjoyment."
- Sydney Smith

"Look, I really don't want to wax philosophical,
but I will say, that if you're alive
you got to flap your arms and legs,
you got to jump around a lot,
you got to make a lot of noise,
because life is the very opposite of death.
And therefore, as I see it,
if you're quiet,  you're not living.
You've got to be noisy,
or at least your thoughts should be
noisy and colorful and lively."
- Mel Brooks 

Pictures of ripening pomegranates in the historic gardens of the Old Mission, Santa Barbara CA
Quotes are examples of 'timely advice,'  Bold italics added to my favorite parts. 
Joining Sandy and Deidra in their quiet spaces this weekend, with gratitude
for who they are and how they welcome us.