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Life is an Echo November 9, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Nature, Poetry.
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Life is an echo . . . what you send out comes back.  ~ Chinese Proverb

To a mind that is still, the whole Universe surrenders. ~ Chang Tsu

One today is worth two tomorrows. ~ Ben Franklin

Some things have to be believed to be seen.  ~ Ralph Hodgson

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Renewal * Nature’s Inspiration  (Simple Truths)

A Few Quotes Bumped Into Me Today March 14, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Life Lessons, Mindfulness, Word Play.
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“Great quotes make the light bulb go off in my mind. If you’re like me, you’ll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top ~ that is what quotes are . . . the cream of our learning!”
~ Zig Ziglar

So . . . here’s some cream for your coffee:

“It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

“Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will.” ~ Henry Cotton

Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.

Whether you think you can, or you think you cannot, you’re probably right.

“Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.” ~ B.C. Forbes

We build our muscles by flexing them.

“The more I practice, the luckier I get.” ~ Gary Player

“People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” ~ Anne Tyler

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King

Just leap . . . and the net appears.

“The mediocre teacher tells.  The good teacher explains.  The superior teacher demonstrates.  The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward

Feel inspired?  Great!   If not . . . keep practicing!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Care to share a quote that floats your boat?  Or helps you tread water?

For collections of quotes on Golf,  Leadership, Joy . . . Simple Truths.

Music Monday ~ Tom Petty November 14, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.
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Woodstock-&-Snoopy2Yesterday, I wrote about a favorite “local” band . . . Patchouli.   Today, I want to share five favorites from Tom Petty.

No matter my mood . . . No matter what I’m feeling . . .

Whether I’m flying high . . . Or feeling low . . .

Petty’s words resonate with gentle reminders that we must be patient and allow the path to unfold before us.

When I’m exploring or experimenting with something new . . . Learning to Fly:

When I’m feeling “trapped” or “hemmed” in . . . Wildflowers:

When I’ve jumped, while waiting for “the net” to appear . . . Free Falling:

When people don’t “get me” . . . You Don’t Know How It Feels:

And when I want a boost of energy . . . You Wreck Me, Baby.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Dragons In The Kitchen November 18, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Writing & Writers.
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200px-BedivereLast night I woke up with a terrific idea . . . a wonderful, exciting, marvelous life analogy.

Before returning to sleep, I wrote it down on the back of an envelope:

Dragons in the Kitchen
Good chefs
Know what YOU want 
Life ~> The Dish
Adjust to YOUR Taste

This morning over coffee I reviewed my scribbled notes to gather the gossamer of the dream into a unified whole.

No luck.

The last four lines meld with my life philosophy, but the central theme of dragons in the kitchen ~ the thought that tossed me out of bed at four in the morning ~ seems unrelated to the recipe as a whole.

Perhaps I left out the secret ingredient?

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Wind and Wings (Suzicate)

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