"Story Lady"

Monday, August 31, 2009

This Friday - Wa-hoo!!!!


Gettin' excited. Evening Lights begins in its new home this Friday.
I heard the band play last week - talk about fun. The cake was ordered last month. They were concerned it won't be the same blue as your collectible story card. Heck, I figured it would be wonderful as long as it was edible - heck, its CAKE, right????

C U There . . .

love,
g
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
-- Japanese Proverb

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A few good thoughts before I head out the door - First I get to sing in Clayton - then I'm off to a gathering of artists . . creativity abounds.

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
-- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957

Do definite good; first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
-- John Lancaster Spalding

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
-- Edgar Watson Howe

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yep.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
-- Norman Vincent Peale


Friday, August 28, 2009

Tonight


Candle Lighting @ Unity Cafe

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.
-- Epictetus

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
-- Confucius

I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.
-- Anwar el-Sadat


Anwar el-Sadat . . wow! It's good to remember him . . . .
"The future ain't what it used to be"
Yogi Berra


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
-- Dr. Seuss


Friday, August 21, 2009

Ah!!! I barely escaped a bout of silliness - i wanted SO MUCH to add Lewis Carrol Quotes this morning . . . Oh, the JOY of it all!
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
-- William Penn


An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.*
-- Victor Hugo, 'Histoire d'un crime,' 1852


*I generally stay away from any kind of "war" philosophy - I find I am not able to understand what the heck is being communicated - but, this specific quote makes sense to me . . .

Happiest Day to You!
g

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yesterday At Breakfast

My friend and I discussed how negativity can be catchy. Each of us shared an experience where we were overwhelmed. In my case, I noticed the moment of "overload" and went to my alternative health care practitioner asking for assistance. Boy-O-Boy was he surprised. I gather I was the first patient he'd ever had with this request. He did rally - and we found way to "cure" - overcome - and, even protect ourselves from this possibility (for future reference.) . . . . (hurray!)

I am glad Og Mandino has a similar philosophy:

Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.
-- Og Mandino

May you stay well - and avoid continuous/recreational* complainers.

*(We DO want to assist anyone with a genuine need . . that is - as long as they desire a positive outcome . . giggle)

Love & Love,
g
(Your 21st Century Maggid)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aesop - -


The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.



Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.

-- Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999

Monday, August 17, 2009

Goofin' Off -


Sunday's Talk Went Well

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

-- Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.
-- William Penn

Monday, August 03, 2009

Who you are moment to moment is just a story.
-- Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Making Personal Alterations . . .

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
-- William James