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Weekend Wisdom: Bonfires

This edition of “Weekend Wisdom” was inspired by my neighbors.  They and friends over and had a bonfire last night. I had to shut the windows because of all the ruckus.         😉

May at least one of these quotes speak to you today.

 

One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. 

Odell Shepard

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another.  It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. 

Henry David Thoreau

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.

François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

Weekend Wisdom: Confidence

Whether you are a widow, a job seeker, or a widowed job seeker (been there, done that, it stinks!), confidence can be in short supply every now and then.  So I did some research and found some good confidence quotes.  I pray at least one of them will speak to you.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” 

Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” 

Henry David Thoreau

“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.” 

Ray Davis

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.” 

Zig Ziglar

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

May you be joyfully blessed with an abundance of confidence…and tartar sauce!           😀

Weekend Wisdom: Springtime

Springtime…Invites you

to try out its splendor…

to believe anew, to realize that

the same Lord who renews the trees

and buds and blossoms is ready to

renew your life with hope and courage.

Charles R. Swindoll

Spring… it is a natural resurrection, and experience of immortality.

Henry David Thoreau

From “The Glory of Easter”, Melinda Rathjen, Editor, Ideals publication, a Guideposts company 2009