“The lesson I want you to learn is
it doesn’t matter what you look like.
You can be tall or short or fat
or thin or ugly or handsome,
like your father,
or you can be black or yellow or white
– it doesn’t matter –
what does matter is the size of your heart
and the strength of your character.”
~ Herman Munster more
“What others think of you
is non of your business.”
~ Seven Rules of Life
“I’ve long maintained that the American lawn
is one of the greatest mass brainwashings of all time.
How we all voluntarily signed up
to spend untold hours growing and cutting
a nonnative monoculture of green
which we lace with poisons
to kill plants and insects
never ceases to amaze.”
~ Bill Heavey more
“What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need.
What you do with them is up to you.
The choice is yours.”
~ Rules for Being Human
“Democracy begins with freedom from hunger,
freedom from unemployment,
freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred.
those are the real freedoms on the basis
of which good human societies are based.”
~ Vandana Shiva more
“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest.
Use both and overlook neither.”
~ Alan Cohen more
“The world is filled with people who,
no matter what you do,
will point blank not like you.
But it is also filled with those
who will love you fiercely.
They are your people.
You are not for everything and that’s OK.
Talk to the people who can hear you.
Don’t waste your precious time and gifts
trying to convince them of your value,
they won’t ever want what you’re selling.
Don’t convince them to walk alongside you.
You’ll be wasting both your time and theirs
and will likely inflict unnecessary wounds,
which will take precious time to heal.
You are not for them and they are not for you;
politely wave them on and continue along your way.
Sharing your path with someone is a sacred gift;
don’t cheapen it by rolling yours in the wrong direct.
Keep facing your true north.”
~ Rebecca Campbell more