Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014

363/365 Looking in...



363/365 Looking in...

“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”
Wallace Stegner, The Sound of Mountain Water

Sunday, 28 December 2014

362/365 What Counts




362/365 What Counts

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” 
Nelson Mandela

Saturday, 27 December 2014

361/365 Home



361/365  Home

"Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey."
Tad Williams

Friday, 26 December 2014

360/365 Eternal Spring




360/365 Eternal Spring

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
Victor Hugo

Thursday, 25 December 2014

359/365 Our Queen on Christmas


359/365 Our Queen on Christmas

"At Christmas, I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies also at the heart of the Christmas story. A young mother and a dutiful father with their baby were joined by poor shepherds and visitors from afar. They came with their gifts to worship the Christ child."
Queen Elizabeth II

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

358/365 Christmas Eve




358/365 Christmas Eve

“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart... filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever. Even though you grew up and found you could never quite bring back the magic feeling of this night, the melody would stay in your heart always - a song for all the years.” 
Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

357/365 I Heard the Bells



357/365 I Heard the Bells

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Monday, 22 December 2014

356/365 Winter Came



356/365  Winter Came

"Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again."
Bill Morgan, Jr.

355/365 Charles Dickens on Christmas


355/365 Charles Dickens on Christmas


“Christmas is a time in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good.”
Charles Dickens, The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

Saturday, 20 December 2014

354/365 Santa Claus



354/365 Santa Claus

“Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!” 
Francis Pharcellus Church

Friday, 19 December 2014

353/365 William Shakespeare on Christmas




353/365 William Shakespeare on Christmas

"At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; 
But like of each thing that in season grows."
William Shakespeare

Thursday, 18 December 2014

352/365 Christmas is Coming...




352/365 Christmas is Coming...

"Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat.
Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny, a half penny will do.
If you haven't got a half penny, then God bless you."   
Traditional English Christmas rhyme

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

351/365 Music Breaks the Air



351/365  Music Breaks the Air

"The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung."
Phillips Brooks

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

350/365 Look at the Sky



350/365 Look at the Sky

"Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work."
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

349/365 We are nearing the end of 2014



349/365 We are nearing the end of 2014


"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."
John Steinbeck



348/365 Darkness & Light



348/365  Darkness & Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

347/365 Christmas is...



347/365 Christmas is...

"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." 
Charles M. Schulz

Friday, 12 December 2014

346/365 Tell me...

 346/365 Tell me...

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

344/365 Freedom


344/365 Freedom

"Art is the daughter of freedom"
Friedrich Schiller




343/365 On a Winter's Day



343/365 On a Winter's Day

"All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day."

John Phillips & Michelle Phillips

Monday, 8 December 2014

342/365 Remember



342/365 Remember


"Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!"
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon



Sunday, 7 December 2014

341/365 A Yellow Rose



341/365 A Yellow Rose

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
Emma Goldman



Saturday, 6 December 2014

340/365 Happy, Happy


340/365  Happy, Happy

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!" 
Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers


Friday, 5 December 2014

339/365 Looking Forward


339/365 Looking Forward

"The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can't but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching."
Enya



338/365 The Christmas Tree


338/365 The Christmas Tree


“The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There's a kind of glory to them when they're all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.” 
Andy Rooney, Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

337/365 Light & Darkness



337/365 Light & Darkness

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."
Og Mandino



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

336/365 Memories



336/365 Memories

"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December."

J.M. Barrie 



Monday, 1 December 2014

335/365 December is here...



335/365 December is here...


"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"
Dr. Seuss