“Together our fundamental worth is intrinsic. It’s based on kindness, compassion and generosity, the ability to give and receive love. Service to others has a powerful effect on how we feel about ourselves as well as on how it makes others feel. There are many opportunities to serve, to switch our focus from ourselves to others.” — Dr. Vivek H. Murthy
The Helping Hand, Emile Renouf
“You can either practice being right or practice being kind.”
Hello! I hope everyone had a nice weekend.
I made some changes to my site. I found out that my previous theme called Bueno (which I had been using since 2012) is no longer supported by WordPress, so I had to install a new theme. I hope you like it. The new one is called Penscratch 2. I chose it because I like having a sidebar.
Now that I have more time at home because of COVID, I am going to post on my blog more.
Take care and talk to you soon.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady
See how I’ll leave with every piece of you,
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.
Songwriters: ADKINS, ADELE LAURIE BLUE / EPWORTH, PAUL RICHARD
Rolling In The Deep lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing
Illustration by Harry Anderson
Instead of worrying about what you can’t control, shift your energy to what you can create.
— Roy T Bennett
Illustration by Carolina Rodríguez
Woman is not nature only. She is the mermaid with her fish-tail dipped in the unconscious.
— Anais Nin
Real Me Is Nothing ilustration by Henn Kim.
Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
— Martin Luther King
Illustration by Constantine Lianos
If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.
— Paul F. Davis
A view of a fireworks display in front of City Hall for the Publication of Peace in Paris, Jacques Chereau. Source: Public Domain Review
Graham Greene: He would structure his entire workday to harness the creative power of his dreams. He would draft new sections of a novel in the morning – tapping away until he had met his self-imposed daily quote of five hundred words – and then read them over before bed, leaving his subconscious to work during the night.
– Why We Dream by Alice Robb
I believe in thinking about a big problem before falling asleep, and seeing where my dreams take me, if I have any dreams at all!
The easiest way to disregard a woman’s voice is to package her as a scold.
Michelle Obama – Becoming
Look into his eyes
When you speak my name.
Maybe there’s a spark to start another flame.
Do I love him?
Don’t say yes or no
If he should ask you.
But he won’t I know,
Cause it’s all over and forgotten.
Just tell him I said hello.
Song: Tell Him I Said Hello
Written by Jack Canning and Bill Hegner
“You can do anything you want to do. What is rare is this actual wanting to do a certain thing: wanting it so much that you are practically blind to other things, that nothing else will satisfy you…I know I have said a lot when I say, ‘You can do anything you want to do.’ But I mean it…Blunder ahead with your personal view…The real work of art is the result of a magnificent struggle.”
—Robert Henri, painter
Illustration by John Gannam. Wow, what an amazing illustrator Mr. Gannam was!
“Her whole world, what was left of it, was here, and there was no way to get back to where she had been before.”
—A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick