a meaningful friend… a meaningful day.


“Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days.
An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”

~ Dalai Lama XIV






Artist~Simon Bull
Text & image source: Rest in the Arms of Angels


Today, see if you can stretch your heart . . .


Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love
so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily,
but also those who need it so much..





Text & image source: Welcome Home

If not now, when?


We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough, and we’ll be more content when they are.

After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our partner gets his or her act together when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, when we retire.

The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now.
If not now, when?






Text & image credit: Welcome Home

There is a very sacred sweetness about being alone.


“There is a very sacred sweetness about being alone.
When you are alone with yourself, you become sensitive to
and familiar with your own voice. You learn to appreciate quiet times with you.
When you are alone, you can pamper yourself and be extravagant with yourself.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant







Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant

I’m moving into that eldership age


“I’m moving into that eldership age, you know?
I’m at the ‘wise woman’ age where it’s not about learning,
but utilizing the information that I have in a way that serves other people. That’s a high calling and it’s a great responsibility.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant



Text & image source: Earthschool Harmony

Are you telling the truth about what you feel?


“Are you telling the truth about what you feel? What you know? Who you are?
Or, are you sugar coating the truth to yourself and others to avoid hurting their feelings and putting yourself on the spot?
When you do not tell the truth, the lie controls your life.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant




Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant

If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property


“Whether or not you have children yourself
you are a parent to the next generation.
If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property
and think of them as the next generation
then we can realize, we all have a role to play.”

– Charlotte Davis Kasl




Text & image source: Precious World