“On with the dance, let joy be unconfined is my motto, whether there’s any dance to dance, or any joy to unconfine.”
– Mark Twain, humourist
My brother-in-law was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Yesterday, his daughters threw a huge bash for him and invited the whole town. There were live bands, good homemade pot luck, wine and beer for toasts, games for the children, and a lot of love. They danced!
We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.
– Bill Waterson, cartoonist
Who can argue with the creator of Calvin and Hobbes?
I’m not Catholic, but I do sacrifice something for Lent each year.
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Years ago I had a Buddhist teacher in Thailand who would remind all his students that there was always something to be thankful for. He’d say, “Let’s rise and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we may have learned a little. And if we didn’t learn even a little, at least we didn’t get sick. And if we did get sick, at least we didn’t die. So let us all be thankful.”
– Leo Buscaglia, professor/writer
As I write this, three family members are sick – one very sick. But I am joyful that there are here at this moment. And I say a prayer that I can say this again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next …
Last week I promised to actually set a goal and put effort into fulfilling that commitment, because as I’ve gotten older I’ve quit trying. Life has been all about going through the motions and following routines.
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