Posts Tagged ‘quote’

“To love beauty…”

Monday, July 7th, 2014

“To love beauty is to see light.” ~ Victor Hugo

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As easy as it is to submit to the problems and the hassles and the disappointments of any day, we’re rewarded so much more by seeking that flicker of light our soul needs to catch flame and thrive. Amidst the most trying of circumstances, there is an ember of who we want most to be. BE that someone, despite the rest.

If we make each moment about who and what should consume us, then that sparkling goal becomes our reality, not all that stands in our way.

“Each one prays to God according to his own light.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Happily Ever Now…

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~Winston Churchill

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Now is our real, our chance to mark time as more than killing.

What of now will you remember always?

Make today a happy that stays.


Because you lived.

Piecing life together…

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” ~ Bruce Lee

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Heirloom quilts and Bruce Lee quotes? Leave it to a women’s fiction writer.

Quilts are strong, durable things once they’re pieced together. From variant bits of fabric, often discarded scrap, evolves a tapestry that can last decades, centuries. Like any other unique idea, any creation, any voice uniquely owned. And if you make a mistake making a quilt, making a life, making a vision come into being, you can always pull stitches out, see your next path more clearly, readjust and rework.

It’s hard work, leaving something so beautiful and enduring as your legacy. But look at the amazing thing you’ve done, once you admit what you know, what you don’t, what you’ve done wrong up ’til now, and make the decision to move onward.

I don’t craft quilts, though the gift is in my genes, women on both sides of my family craft working their entire lives. I craft words and thoughts and ideas into story. I miss and mess up more than I nail a concept at first pass. I flounder and struggle and prick my pride and damage my self-esteem and let the language the moment get the best of me, when the vision of the whole is what matters. And then I right myself. I admit my folly. I push on, forgiving what’s not perfect behind me and (more…)

The PERFECT Road Trip

Friday, June 27th, 2014

“People don’t take trips. Trips take people.” ~ John Steinbeck

My ideal road trip?

PERFECT road trip

Dreaming. Floating away. My best friend, my lover, my life at the wheel beside me.

I write and read best on the road, traveling and experiencing and loving the day for what it is, expecting nothing more. He knows that. He loves the journey and the release and the silence.

He loves me, so I am more as I create and experience the stories the road brings me. I am exactly what I need to be, with all that I need next to me

Where do you go when you get lost, and who do you take along for the ride?

Be smart…

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Don’t just be an ass. Aspire for more!

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Teach your skeletons to dance…

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you best take it out and teach it to dance.” ~ George Benard Shaw

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Don’t hide the scars and the mistakes and the embarrassing things that make you uniquely you. Celebrate the chance to dance, to grow and change and be more. And to inspire others who need to dance as much as you do.

Be free, and be aware of how lucky you are to have the chance to make right another day and another choice and another beginning.

We must…

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

“We must do that which we think we cannot…” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Who also tells us, “With the new day comes new strength…”

So let’s lean in and kick some ass today ;o)

Be brave enough…

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.” ~ Alan Alda

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

“Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything.” ~Michael J. Fox

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Love Eternally…

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” ~ Henry David Thoreau