“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr
“Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.” Roy T. Bennett; The Light in the Heart
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” Yoko Ono
“Finally! You’re here!”
Uh….Do I know you?”
Well, no….But you’re here, all the same…” Lynn Weingarten
“Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.” Joyce Meyer
“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Thank you to all my followers for your support through this year 2016. It’s been a challenge keeping the blog since I left life in Miami to move to Managua, Nicaragua. Photo opportunities can be scarce, therefore creativity is a must. My only hope is that you keep enjoying my images & quotes shared.
“May Christmas bring in your life the flame of eternal light. May you always smile and be blessed in the ray of Hope and Faith. Merry Christmas!” (source: inspirationallovequotesimages.com)
A beautiful song by artist Kem. Hope you enjoy this amazing song.
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” Burton Hills
“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” Washington Irvin
“Versatile tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natures and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.” Leatrice Eiseman
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” Gary Snider
“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” Nancy Wynne Newhall
“And I speak of spiritual suffering! Of people seeing their talent, their work, their lives wasted. Of good minds submitting to stupid ones. Of strength and courage strangled by envy, greed for power, fear of change. Change is freedom, change is life.” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
“Champagne arrived in flûtes on trays, and we emptied them with gladness in our hearts… for when feasts are laid and classical music is played, where champagne is drunk once the sun has sunk and the season of summer is alive in spicy bloom, and beautiful women fill the room, and are generous with laughter and smiles… these things fill men’s hearts with joy and remind one that life’s bounty is not always fleeting but can be captured, and enjoyed. It is in writing about this scene that I relive this night in my soul.” Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
“Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads.” Henry David Thoreau Walden
“Lord, make me now
As happy as the field.
With flowers enriched…” Eileen A. Soper
“The journey to a thousand stars is not too far a journey in the quest to have true love abiding in a pure heart.” C. Joybell C.
“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. ” Barbara Kingsolver
Even before we met and long after we’re both gone, my heart lives inside of yours. I’m forever and ever in love with you.” Crystal Woods