Some Of My Favorite Peaceful Quotes

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. I just wanted to wish everyone a blessed beginning to your week. Let it be your best week ever. Fill it with feelings of joy from accomplishment and the inner peace that comes from knowing you have done the best that you can. Many Blessings!

Myspace Comments - Peace Dove

“There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”
A. J. Muste

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
Peace Pilgrim

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”
Robert Fulghum

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.”
Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it”
Author Unknown

“Peace is its own reward.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Jimi Hendrix

Put Your Imperfections To Perfect Use

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. Each of us is unique in our own way. Each of us has something to offer this world that no one else can offer. Each one of us is special. It is our job to bring ourselves into alignment with the Universe so that we can let our uniqueness shine.

All of us have our little imperfections. Little flaws that we would like to be rid. Sometimes we let these little flaws cause big problems. We tend to focus on what is wrong with us instead of focusing on our strengths. If we see something in our lives as being a problem, well, it will be a problem. But if we can find a way to focus on how we can use the talents that we have, we will soon discover that we can accomplish anything.

The following short story illustrates how we need to focus on the beauty that is around us and that we are creating. Don't focus on the little imperfections. Notice that these imperfections may be absolutely perfect if seen from a different angle. Yes, we may have a few cracks in the pot, but that should never stop you from striving for your ultimate goal. Enjoy this story and remember it as you go through your day. Beautiful gardens are growing all around you and you might be missing it. Thanks for listening, and many blessings!

The Cracked Pot
Author Unknown

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfectly made and never leaked. The other pot had a crack in it and by the time the water bearer reached his master's house it had leaked much of it's water and was only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his master's house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you." "Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master's house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the master's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path."

Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its failure.

The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master's table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house."
Tulips and Pansies in the Victorian Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Spring

Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots. But if we will allow it, God will use our flaws to grace his table. In God's great economy, nothing goes to waste. Don't be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you too can be the cause of beauty. Know that in our weakness we find our strength.

Happy Father's Day

Have a Happy Father's Day
More Comments and Myspace Layouts at

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Last month you had the opportunity to meet my mom on Mother's Day. Today I get to introduce you to the other person responsible for my existence. My Dad.

I am thankful for my father. I was looking at some old pictures of myself and my parents when I was a child. It brought back some great memories. I am very proud of my dad. He took a chance and followed his passion and left his home of Trinidad and Tobago. My father had a calling on his life to be a pastor and stared change in the face and didn't flinch.

Even though he had no idea what America would be like he decided to heed his calling to serve God and the people. I guess this is why I talk about breaking your comfort zone so much. When you break from the norm , amazing things can happen.

My dad taught me the fundamentals of life. He taught me about spirituality. I was taught to love God first and all else would fall in to place. I was also taught to love my neighbor and treat others equally. Our church motto was, "The church where everyone is someone, and Jesus Christ is Lord." This saying has stuck with me to this day. I truly believe that everyone has an infinite potential, that if explored in the light of the Source, will produce great things.

My dad encouraged me to be diverse in my studies as well as in sport. He never pushed me to play one sport, but encouraged me to strive to be the best I could be in all sports I played. Not the pressure filled encouragement that children sometime hate, but rather the encouragement that said, "see how far you can go."

My dad allowed me to grow up. He never babied me but still showed the love I needed. I was joking with my parents the last time I visited them about how I learned to drive. The day I got my driver's license, I wanted to take the car to Friday night youth group at church. My father handed me the keys and said "be careful." My mother was not so enthusiastic. She wanted to drive me instead. My dad said no, and that I was ready to go on my own.

I think deep down he was a little nervous but that is what dad's are for. They are there to teach there children when they are young. Mold them as they grow into teenagers. And finally to let them go to discover their own life. A father who has taught their children well, looks forward to the results of nurturing their seed.

I am very pleased to have my dad as my dad. A lot of kids are not fortunate enough to know there dads. A lot of marriages are ending in divorce. I am thankful that my parents are still together and going strong.

To all the fathers out there, remember why you have the title "Dad". Be a real dad. A dad that gets to the baseball games. A dad that has the patience to teach their child long division. A dad that drives 500 miles to see his son graduate from college. A dad, that when you call home at the age of 33, still offers the same comfort you felt at the age of 3. I love you dad. Thanks for teaching me and loving me as a real dad should. Many blessings to all.

When God was creating fathers, He started with a tall frame. An angel nearby said, "What kind of father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping." God smiled, "Yes, but if I make him child size, who would children have to look up to?" When God made a father’s hands, they were large and sinewy. The angel shook her head sadly and said, "Do You know what You’re doing? Large hands are clumsy. They can’t manage diaper pins, small buttons, or rubber bands on pony tails." God smiled, "I know, but they’re large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of a day… yet small enough to cup a child’s face." Then God molded long legs and broad shoulders. The angel nearby said, "Do You realize You just made a father without a lap? How will he pull a child close to him without the kid falling between his legs?" God smiled and replied, "A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle or hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus." God then created two very large feet. "Do You honestly think those feet are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries? Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at least three of the guests?" the angel said. God smiled: "They’ll support a child learning how to dance, and they will have shoes that young children can play in like clowns." God worked through the night, giving fathers few words but a firm authoritative voice; eyes that see everything, but remain calm and tolerant. Finally, He added tears, then turned to the angel, "Now are you satisfied?" The angel was silent.

-Author Unknown

Do Not Limit Yourself

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. Remember the only limits we have, are the ones that we put are on ourselves. Break through the uncomfortable or better yet leave your comfort zone. Explore new ideas. Make new friends. Travel to distant lands, rediscover where you reside now with all the beauty that currently surrounds you.

Set your goals high and understand the Universe has already set up everything that you need to achieve this goal. It is already yours. Just reach out and grab it.

Learn not to over think situations. Realize that some things are the way they are and you can't change it. So adapt and find a way to make it work. Be creative on your quest.

The journey, not the destination is what is important. It is along the journey that you learn. You grow. Where you pick up the "ammunition" you need to tackle life challenges. Never forget that challenges lead to greatness. So don't be afraid of challenges. Embrace them. Know that you will be stronger for having gone through such ordeals.

Life is truly limitless if you allow it to be. Find your passion and see it through to the end. By following your passion you will leave behind a legacy. And when they speak your name, they will say that you are a person who lived a rich and fulfilled life.

Think about the following quotes as you go through your day. Put no restraints on your existence. Experience all that you can and always continue to grow. Many blessings, and thanks for listening.

Myspace Comments

Myspace Comments