quote du jour ~gibran – you often say….

You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pastures. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.

~Kahlil Gibran


quote du jour ~huxley – it is a bit…

It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than “try to be a little kinder.”

~Aldous Huxley

what can i do?

As I was driving through my neighborhood on the way to work one morning, I noticed a man a block or so away walking up the street in my direction. As I got closer, I watched as he bent over and picked up a cup, put it in a plastic grocery bag he was carrying, and kept walking.

I smiled, realizing that he was using his morning walk as an opportunity to help clean up the neighborhood. My friend Maura used to do the same thing in our neighborhood in North Carolina. I admired and appreciated her for doing it, and I felt the same way about the man this morning.

We get to choose every morning whether we’re going to leave the world a better place at the end of the day. Continue reading