Sunbeams – Roald Dahl


“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

~ Roald Dahl

Cooking is Creative


“Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.”

~ Julia Child

Smell Like Dirt – Margaret Atwood


“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

~ Margaret Atwood

Shabby Clothes and Shoddy Furniture – Albert Einstein


“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies… It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”

~ Albert Einstein

Finding The Limits of The Possible – Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke: 2005: A Tsunami Odyssey:  Recovery is slow in Sri Lanka

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

~ Arthur C. Clarke

Counting Blessings – Willie Nelson


“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

~ Willie Nelson

Something to Be Enthusiastic About – Charles Kingsley


“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

~ Charles Kingsley

To Laugh – Audrey Hepburn


“I love people who can make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like the most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”

~ Audrey Hepburn

Don’t Ask What The World Needs – Howard Thurman


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.”

~ Howard Thurman

Heavens, Nature and God – Anne Frank


“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.”

~  Anne Frank

Irish Blessing


May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

~ Irish Blessing

I Do Believe We’re All Connected – Harvey Fierstein


“I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.”

~ Harvey Fierstein

No Personal Goals – Maxwell Maltz


“People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile… Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project… Always have something ahead of you to ‘look forward to’ – work for and hope for.”

~ Maxwell Maltz

Happiness is Within – Steve Maraboli


“Finding happiness should not be seen as finding a needle in a haystack. Happiness is within. Each day is a blessing that brings an abundance of happiness. Therefore, finding happiness should be like finding a gift in a stack of gifts.”

~  Steve Maraboli

Life is Too Short to Live it Offended – Joel Osteen


“Life is too short to live it offended, upset, stressed out and discouraged.”

~ Joel Osteen