"Story Lady"

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Special Thanks to JoAnn Corsiatto


“Have a definite plan. It is not spiritual to be vague or to muddle along indefinitely. Do not allow other people to waste your time. Do not hold onto things you do not want. Order is Heaven’s first Law.” 
Emmet Fox 
(The Science of Living)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


It’s amazing how when you have the courage to close doors that are not in alignment with your higher self, others open miraculously. Let your soul guide you through the doorways of life.

~ Sidonie Bouchet
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 



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

What matters is how quickly you do
what your soul wants.

Rumi



Monday, August 27, 2012






To become aware 
of the possibility of the search
 is to be onto something.
            -- Walker Percy
Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did.
            -- Lillian Hellman



Sunday, August 26, 2012

Everything - (from yehuda berg)

ENOUGH IS NEVER ENOUGH

I will no longer settle for less in any area of my life.

I want everything that is possible.

Banishing all darkness and doubt from my life, I will seize every opportunity available to me to reveal Light, making all things wonderful a part of my daily existence

 
 I don’t just ask the Creator to find my friend a husband. I ask that she find her soul mate. I ask that the soldier suffering from depression not merely get out of bed tomorrow morning, but that every morning he wakes up with a renewed sense of awe, appreciation and childlike wonder for the world. I pray that the hungry child not just be fed, but that she grows up to become rich in all areas of life.

After all, we’re talking about the Creator here! Why limit our desires to settle for anything less than everything?

We are meant to have everything.

You know how they say, “Shoot for the stars?”

Well, there’s another saying that when you shoot for the Heavens, you get the stars thrown in.

If we desire greater things and remain steadfast in our spiritual work of transformation, I believe we can have it all.

Let’s turn up the wattage on our desire and start doing whatever it takes to turn on the Light we are meant to manifest in the world.

All the best,

Yehuda

  
The human brain is unique 
in that it is the only container 
of which it can be said that the more you put into it, 
the more it will hold.
            -- Glenn Doman

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Be a fountain, not a drain.
            -- Rex Hudler


Friday, August 24, 2012


It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires.
 It must abandon itself to its master passion.
            -- Rebecca West

Isn't it peculiar
so many people would attempt to conform us to some
idea they have

Isn't it odd most of us would feel confined
imprisoned
by the restrictions others would attempt to insist
upon us?

How about labels some would try to impose upon us
that simply to not stick
because
well, I suppose because we do not accept them, hm?

Remember - Each of us is an individualized expression of The Holy.
We are part of the ONE
Just like one flake is part of the snow
BUT
Each one is unique.

'nuff said

except this:
love & love,
-g-



a Life Lesson by Adam Lieberman

A Sefer Torah, the traditional form of the Heb...
A Sefer Torah, the traditional form of the Hebrew Bible, is a scroll of parchment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

(a reminder to georgy:) Practice What You Preach

"...shall write for himself two copies of this Torah ... it shall be with him, and he shall read from it all the days of his life." (Deuteronomy 17: 18-19)

A LIFE LESSON
God wants the king to have a Torah - with all its commandments - in his personal possession at all times. Why would a king, the very person in charge of telling others what to do, have to do this?

It is because all too often we'll see people who are in charge decide - whether consciously or not - to have one set of rules for themselves and a completely different set of rules for everyone else.

Why is it that people "in charge" so often believe that one set of rules should apply to them and another set to everyone else? The reason is when you're the one barking out orders, it's very easy to forget that you too have a boss to answer to - one named God.

This is precisely the reason God wants every king not only to possess two Torah scrolls, but actually to keep one with him at all times. Every place a king goes (except in unclean places) the Torah goes with him as well. Clearly, there are many perks with being a king, and a king is certainly entitled to all of them. But his underlying behavior must be to abide by God's rules, not his own.

The powerful message is very clear. There cannot be one set of rules for a leader and another for his followers. God tells the Jewish people that kings and their followers must all live by the same rules.

We see this happening in our own lives all the time. Parents instruct their children never to lie, but when the same child answers the telephone, the parent may quietly whisper, "Tell him I'm not home." This is the exact behavior that God wants us to avoid at all costs.

And in everyday situations, sound advice you readily give to others you should also start taking for yourself. Practice what you preach. Live by the same words you give to friends, family, and co-workers, and don't feel you're above any of it. This will force you to grow in ways you've never imagined, and that's exactly what God had in mind.

Thursday, August 23, 2012



Love is not enough. 
It must be the foundation, 
the cornerstone -
 but not the complete structure.
 It is much too pliable, too yielding.
            -- Bette Davis


Say little, and love much; give all; judge no man; aspire to all that is pure and good.
            -- White Eagle
Madeleine L'Engle
Madeleine L'Engle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)









The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
            -- Madeleine L'Engle

her popular books are wonderful - I have enjoyed reading her journals  . . . her words continue to inspire, lift, encourage and guide . . . . I keep one of her journals near my desk - for "in case" -


 







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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Painting by my friend, Shoshanah Brombacher



Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall -
 but don't rush to pick him up either.
            -- Jewish Proverb
Who is William Lloyd Garrison?
There's a link to a Wikipedia Page . . . i am suddenly happy about being part of the army of kids who had a lemonade stand . . . .
Here's the Quote that got my attention this morning:

I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard.
            -- William Lloyd Garrison

English: I took photo of William Lloyd Garriso...
English: I took photo of William Lloyd Garrison at National Portrait Gallery with Canon camera. Public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don't remember being taught about William Lloyd Garrison, do you???

Do you have a historical person you've discovered you want to teach us about?



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Tuesday, August 21, 2012


 The human tendency to regard little things as important
 has produced very many great things.
            -- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Leaf in fresh tar
Leaf in fresh tar (Photo credit: safoocat)

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Whenever we are harsh with ourselves
 it is because we forget that we are not meant to be perfect. 
We are meant to become perfect. 
And the same applies to others.
 If we keep this in mind we won’t be tough on ourselves and others.

(another good thought from yehuda) 


 

from Yehuda Berg

 what we teach - yehuda teaches, too

Believing is Seeing

Most people wait for a miracle. They look for some holy spectacle to appear in order to believe in the impossible. They wait to see it to believe it. But it’s the other way around. When you believe it you will see it.

Your consciousness creates your reality. Your thoughts are powerful. Let yourself imagine great things happening to yourself and those around you.



Believe
Believe (Photo credit: uglyagnes)

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“An aged man is but a paltry thing, 
a tattered coat upon a stick, 
unless Soul clap its hands and sing…” 
-yeats


Today we had a question to answer:
What three things are on YOUR list 
for having a long life?

First thing this morning I answered that loving a puppy makes every minute more full
and happy for me.  Thank makes time seem longer.  Having someone continuously say mean, abusive things makes life too long and unpleasant.   I suggest this is not an advisable life choice.  I also remembered the command to honor/respect our Parents/Elders/Teachers/Each Other.  Yes, I KNOW it says Honor Parents.  I just decided respect is a great thing, so I added on - 

Want to give it a go???
I'd like to hear/read YOUR thoughts on Long Life.

love & love,
-g-

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012



We do not know what we want 
and yet we are responsible for what we are - 
that is the fact.
            -- Jean-Paul Sartre

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. 
Try to be better than yourself.
            -- William Faulkner


(and, just in case:)
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
            -- Martin Luther King Jr. 






Friday, August 17, 2012


Rest satisfied with doing well, 
and leave others to talk of you as they please.
            -- Pythagoras


Unveiling the Garden of Remembrance and Celebration

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I should be writing.
Right now, however
I'm on my way to 
Story Time
cookie of the day?
Chocolate Filled Golden Oreos

The JOY
should be something to write about

love & love,
-g-


Blessing - from my friend James Stone Goodman

Blessing [from Re’eh]

I will bless you and keep you as the written laws and the unwritten ones,
the ones that I have spoken and the ones you have interpreted, laws and the statutes, universals, and the inferred rules — I will bless you with them
and you will keep them because you live with the life of all Life.

You will be a kingdom of priests and a holy people. Priest kings,
holy men and women, in other words, men and women of flesh and bone.

I will bless you and increase you as the earth, as the sands of the seashore
as the sea, look at the algae now and the horseflies buzzing around your face,
I will make you as great as the algae, as the grasshoppers.

Look up now to the sky, you will be as great as the stars,
as the darkness too, you will be as great as the darkness,
as the sand and the sea and the stars, the mud and the dark and the green,
the sticky stuff on the surf, the early rains and the later rains,
the mud and the mud the green the sand the dark.

You will be a blessing, as great as the dark as the sea the sand the green.

I will restore the broken vav in briti shalom,
the covenant of peace, a covenant of salt to preserve and protect.

When you dream you will dream up. Look up —
you will become as great as the stars. Look down, you will see before you.

You will be blessed with both – the world as delivered to your understanding
and your slant individuality.

You will be a blessing — attached to the life of all lives,
heart of the world, essence to essence.

Now listen. Cover your eyes. 

Now take out the I’s entirely, pray –

Restore
the covenant of peace
we need it 

Now.

jsg, usa

Monday, August 13, 2012

Norman Vincent Peale, Christian preacher and a...
Norman Vincent Peale, Christian preacher and author of The Power of Positive Thinking (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





Change your thoughts 
and you change your world.
            -- Norman Vincent Peale
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Actor Mickey...
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Actor Mickey Rooney (R) and his wife Jan arrive at AARP Magazine's '10th Annual Movies For Grownups' Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)





You always pass failure on the way to success.
            -- Mickey Rooney
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.
            -- Sue Patton Thoele


I had cousins who played for marbles
every different type had value
we were wealthy

I think we still are . . . 

 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Refuse to be ill. 
Never tell people you are ill; 
never own it to yourself. 
Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.
            -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Thursday, August 09, 2012

You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, 
or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.
            -- Jeph Jacques


Wednesday, August 08, 2012


 






I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
            -- Jerry Van Amerongen

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Cover of "Wake Me When It's Funny: How to...
Cover via Amazon



It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes
 because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
            -- Garry Marshall, 'Wake Me When It's Funny'







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Monday, August 06, 2012

Happiness
Happiness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
            -- Dale Carnegie
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Picture of a dragon
Picture of a dragon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth…
Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.
            -- Noela Evans
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