Tag Archive | inspiration

I want to live simply

I want to live simply. 
I want to sit by the window when it rains 
and read books I’ll never be tested on. 
I want to paint because I want to, 
not because I’ve got something to prove. 
I want to listen to my body, fall asleep 
when the moon is high 
and wake up slowly, 
with no place to rush off to. 
I want not to be governed by money or clocks 
or any of the artificial restraints 
that humanity imposes on itself. 
I just want to be, 
boundless and infinite.

~ Unknown

Text & image source: Marianne Gillis https://www.facebook.com/marianne.gillis.773

Sunday reflection . . . .I made a difference for that one

Source: David Millin @ ‎THE CELESTIAL SANCTUM

#SoftTuesday . . . .If you smile at me

If you smile at me 
I will understand
cause that is something
everybody everywhere does
in the same language.

~ David Crosby

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk

Blessed is he who has learned…..

“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.”

~ William Arthur Ward

Text & image source: Jana Eid

Happy World Book Day

World Book Day also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. World Book Day was first celebrated on 23 April 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day.”


In celebration of the ‘written word’ let us feel this deeply stirring quote from Alberto Manguel’s  “At the Mad Hatter’s Table.”:

“Most of the time I simply enjoyed the luxurious sensation of being carried away by the words, and felt, in a very physical sense, that I was actually traveling somewhere wonderfully remote, to a place that I hardly dared glimpse on the secret last page of the book…”

 Illustration by Catrin Welz-Steiner, “The Reading.” 

Quote & image source:  Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/Oct2282/

When you are at the your lowest point,

When you are at the your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming
the things you thought you couldn’t do.

Text & image credit: Spiritual Awakening