m u s i n g s
'Whatever you just did ... Don't do it again.'
Keep Doing it,
And Your Number Will Come Up.'
( My audition mantra ... 7/26/01)
|July 3, 2001. Hair update #1, 5 1/2 wks growth. Looking a bit Wind in the Willows' in the lush Siesta Key sun, luxuriating in the foliage on top of my head as well as behind it. Below, my sis with her first grandchild. Not too delighted, eh?|
|My niece Juliette and her sleepy newborn Claire Marie on her birthday May 4, 2001. Photo by Julie's mom, Pat, my sis. Madonna mia! It doesn't get more beautiful than this ...|
'If I would have a friendly day, Then I must live it. If I would know what gladness is, I first must give it. And if at sunset I would ask the gift of gifts! CONTENT! It must be done for an honest task, Well-done, a day well spent.'
|People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered,
LOVE THEM ANYWAY.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
DO GOOD ANYWAY
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies,
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY.
WHat you spent years building may be destroyed overnight,
People really need help but may attack you if you help them,
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth,
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY,
(From a sign on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the children's home in Calcutta. From a book by Mother Teresa. I have this on our guest bath wall and knowing a bit about the good lady from a close friend of hers, I think she would approve. :-)
|'Look to this day ...
For yesterday is already a dream. And tomorrow is only a vision; But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, And every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.' Such is the Salutation of the Dawn. From the Sanskrit
(These two glorious prints are on the walls of our master bath. There. Now you know everything about me. )