My Heart Is My Hand

My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.
( Jimmy Carter )

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
( Marian Wright Edelman )

One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm.
One needs to feel that one’s life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.
( Hannah Senesh )

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience.. This is the ideal life.
( Mark Twain )

He whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
( Thomas Paine )

Work for something because it is good..
Not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

( Vaclav Havel )

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
( Rumi )

In the end.. It is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.
( Thomas Merton )

Our face and our body will change and look older..
But a good person will always be a good person.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
( Peter F. Drucker )

What is a weed ? .. A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
( Henry David Thoreau )

Listen to your heart.. Not to the crowd.
( Ma Zu )

A good friend is there when you have nothing.. Or when you feel like nothing.
( Dion Felsrow )

When you relinquish the desire to control your future you obtain happiness.
( Nicole Kidman )

For many in the world.. Yesterday is gone.. Today is almost over.
And they will never see tomorrow.
( Rose Winfold )

It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
( Dizzy Gillespie )

Memories bring me comfort..
But they remind me how without you life has never been the same.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )

If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy.
Even if you wind up being left out.
( Stephen Chbosky )

A single lie is enough to create doubt in every other word spoken.

Those who speak the truth are always respected.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

Friends are the support bras of life.
( Lisa Kleypas )

When an ignorant man neglects valuable advice.
He becomes the cause of his own misery.
( Alfred Hookins, 1892-1956 )

I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.
( Kurt Cobain )

Worrying gives small problems big shadows.

When greed takes hold, all believe in the same religion, ‘money’..
More important than the lives of men, women and children.
( Rose Winfold )

There is no teaching better than the true practice of the awakening to one’s own nature.
( Len Firswood )

I pull away, you pull me back, you grab my hand and wrap me around.
What you did not know is.. My heart is my hand.
( Coco J. Ginger )

Summon the power of your inner courage and live the life you are completely comfortable with.
( Alfred Hookins, 1892-1956 )

Don’t underestimate the power of friendship.
Those bonds are tight stitches that close up the holes you might otherwise fall through.
( Richelle E. Goodrich )

Sleep doesn’t help if your soul is tired.

Sometimes we have to stop caring..
And turn off all our emotions and feelings..
Just to protect ourself from getting hurt.
( Rose Winfold )

Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.

We are fascinated by the words..
But where we meet is in the silence behind them.
( Ram Dass )

If someone’s life is not enriched by their time with you, then you’re not doing something right.
( Osayi Osar-Emokpae )

There is no death.. Only a change of worlds.
( Chief Seattle )

The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks you if you are okay.

Sometimes it’s best to say nothing.
Some people are not worth your breath, let alone your words.
( Robert William Hutchison, 1922-2006 )

We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place, or not to bother.
( Jane Goodall )

Life is full of ladders to climb, with snakes on every level.

Above all, don’t lie to yourself.. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.. And having no respect he ceases to love.
( Fyodor Dostoyevsky )

You should be honest to your friends, yourself and your passions and beliefs.
If you are consistently honest and fair then you will, inevitably, annoy some people.
But you will have the respect of others and yourself.

This is where it all begins.. Everything starts here, today.
( David Nicholls )

With every mistake, we must surely be learning.
( George Harrison )

A friend is..
The one who loves you
The one who shares
The one who listens
The one who cares.

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
( Victor Hugo )

Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens.
( Tony DeLiso )

Life is the first gift
Love is the second
And understanding the third.

When you have lost hope, you have lost everything.
And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.
( Pittacus Lore )

Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
( Stephen King )

I want to believe that I’m not wrong.
I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness.
Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again.
No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me.
( Natsuki Takaya )

Sometimes people accuse you of being a bad person just so they don’t feel guilty about the bad things they did to you.

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
( Henry David Thoreau )

Hope is not about proving anything.. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.
( Anne Lamott )

Three things in human life are important.
The first is to be kind
The second is to be kind
And the third is to be kind.

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do so with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
( Og Mandino )

Keep your face always toward the sunshine..
And the shadows will fall behind you.

What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it.. Elementary kindness.
( Barbara Kingsolver )

A wise man has something to say..
A fool has to say something.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
( J.K. Rowling )

Opportunity knocks only once, while temptation leans on the doorbell.

It’s not the hours you put in which count..
But what you put into the hours.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )

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