Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quotable Sunday

From the Desiderata:

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace within your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

From 10 Sterling Tips for a Happy Marriage:

Listen objectively to each other as you would to a friend. Give each other the right to disagree. You don't want anyone to control your feelings, so don't try to own the feelings of the one you love.

From For My Child, a poem:

Just for this evening, I will think about the mothers and fathers who are searching for their missing children,
the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms,
and mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children
suffer senselessly and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.

And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer.
It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing,
except one more day...

20 comments:

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Those are beautiful - very inspirational for sure. Thanks so much for sharing!

Enjoy your Sunday! :)

sunnymama said...

I love the Desiderata, I have it on the wall in our kitchen :)

Elle Bee said...

Oh, that poem is heartbreaking! But inspiring too... because that's really all I want in life is just one more day, everyday.
Elle

Dea said...

Thank you for visiting my blog as well as complimenting on my pictures! It was nice hearing from you =]

Jennifer-EightyMPHMom said...

I love these...they ring so true, and they are things we should always remember...

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very touching poem and Desiderata has been one of my favourite inspirational. Cherrie, would you like to read this? It's in my Random Notion blog. Please give it a visit, there is something there you might like. :)

Jennifer said...

Happy SUnday. Thank you for these. Very inspirational and true.

Ebie said...

This is my main blog.
Desiderata is one of my favorites! And another lovely poem! Very inspirational!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful quotes, Cherie... I like the one about the happy marriage. My first marriage was NOT happy. This one with George is GREAT....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie Faris said...

That last poem is beautiful.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Love this one...

Listen objectively to each other as you would to a friend. Give each other the right to disagree. You don't want anyone to control your feelings, so don't try to own the feelings of the one you love.

It fits right up there with my theme today! Happy Sunday!

Icy BC said...

Love the positive tone in this post, from top to bottom! I'm having a bit of a mess today, so this is so good to read!

betchai said...

thanks for these foods for thoughts Che. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Sunday.

cherie said...

oh, Icy! i am glad i cheered you up then! you've been so busy, take some time off - try myrtle beach? we're going to virginia beach on tuesday! come with us!

cherie said...

beth, i was having a spell, listnening to the preacher on tv. having a very nice laid-back Sunday. hope are, too!

shopannies said...

these are wonderful qoutes that give that extra boost of "you are someone special" feeling

cherie said...

hello, annie! yes, ma'am, i totally agree! whew, Sunday's almost over!! hahah!

Heather said...

I love that poem! i've read it before somewhere...

KimberlyKaye said...

Very good advice in those quotes. Thanks for sharing.

cherie said...

thank you, heather! you probably have...

thank you, kimberlykaye! love quotes!

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