When Possibilities Surround You

“It’s in the morning, for most of us. It’s that time, those few seconds when we’re coming out of sleep but we’re not really awake yet. For those few seconds we’re something more primitive than what we are about to become. We have just slept the sleep of our most distant ancestors, and something of them and their world still clings to us. For those few moments we are unformed, uncivilized. We are not the people we know as ourselves, but creatures more in tune with a tree than a keyboard. We are untitled, unnamed, natural, suspended between was and will be, the tadpole before the frog, the worm before the butterfly. We are for a few brief moments, anything and everything we could be. And then…and then — ah — we open our eyes and the day is before us and … we become ourselves.”

** Jerry Spinelli

Wanted: A Good Example

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
**Fred Astaire

It’s Not My Fault!

George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.

**Anonymous

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Make Voting Work – Vote, But Only Once

The ‘democracy gap’ in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the ‘least worst’ every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the ‘least worst’ gets worse.
**Ralph Nader

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Wait and Hope

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.

” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”

~ Alexander Dumas

Hold On Tight

“Right now, the person’s hand that you hold – The chance of meeting that person is like a miracle. Even when you go into the light, don’t let go of that hand.”

~ Nobuta wo Produce

Which Candidate Understands This?

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
**Ronald Reagan

Appropriate Listening

The more you get involved, the more passionate you’ll be

For, verily, great love springs from great knowledge of the beloved object, and if you little know it, you will be able to love it only little or not at all.
**Leonardo da Vinci

Are You Sure It’s Not Worse

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.

**Emma Bombeck