Friday, 30 May 2008


Celebrate the happiness
that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday
and celebrate just living!
- Amanda Bradley

Wednesday, 28 May 2008


Life is 10 percent what you make it
and 90 percent how you take it.
- Irving Berlin

Monday, 26 May 2008

Little Things

It is not the straining
for great things that is most effective;
it is the doing of the little things,
the common duties, a little better and better.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Friday, 23 May 2008


God determines who walks into your life....
it's up to you to decide who you let walk away,
who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.
- Unknown

Wednesday, 21 May 2008


Think rightly.
Feel deeply.
Choose wisely.
Act accordingly.
Live intentionally.
– Loren Fischer

Monday, 19 May 2008


Everyday, think as you wake up,
today I am fortunate to be alive,
I have a precious human life,
I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energies
to develop myself,
to expand my heart out to others;
to achieve enlightenment
for the benefit of all beings.
I am going to have kind thoughts
towards others, I am not going to get angry
or think badly about others.
I am going to benefit others as much as I can.

~ Dalai Lama

Friday, 16 May 2008

May 16, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

I was given this quotation the other day..."Nothing natural or interesting grows in a straight line. As a matter of fact, it is the quickest way to the wrong place. Don't pretend to know where you're going. Because if you know where you're going, that means you've been there, and you are going to end up exactly where you came from." (excerpted from the movie Snake Talk).

How true that is when applied to our lives. Rarely, I mean rarely, do our plans, dreams, and hopes for our lives and future follow a straight path. More often than not we end up detoured on some back road of life that we had no idea even existed, let alone had any desire to be on.

Yet, it is precisely in those life detours, twists and turns, roller-coaster rides, and arrivals at unknown places that the fabric of our lives are woven into the beautiful tapestry that we share with others. Where is life taking you today?


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Wednesday, 14 May 2008


One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes.
In the long run, we shape our lives
and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And, the choices we make
are ultimately our own responsibility.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, 12 May 2008


In times of change, learners inherit the earth,
while the learned find themselves
beautifully equipped to deal
with a world that no longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

Friday, 9 May 2008


Are you BORED with your life?
Then THROW yourself into some work
you BELIEVE in with all your heart,
LIVE for it, DIE for it,
and you will find HAPPINESS
that you had thought could never be YOURS.
- Dale Carnegie

Wednesday, 7 May 2008


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine Saint-Exupéry

Monday, 5 May 2008


Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity,
from discord find harmony,
in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Friday, 2 May 2008

May 2, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

This week is Volunteer Week across Canada. This is the week when we pay tribute to the most valuable resource our nation has...volunteers.

Too often someone will say that what they do is not important as they are “just a volunteer.” Or, they will downplay their contributions because they “volunteer” and are not paid.

Personally, I don’t think we should thank our volunteers just one week out of the whole year...we should be thanking our volunteers each and every day. Without volunteers our communities would be in very sad shape. Volunteers are the ones who make sure that we have activities in our communities, not only for the children, but for all ages. Volunteers are the ones who keep the community functioning in all areas...most particularly the areas that we don’t always see. Truthfully, too often we are not aware of everything that volunteers do because so much of the work happens behind the scenes, and we reap the benefits of that hard work.

So today, and every day, remember to thank the volunteers who make your life better, and to those who volunteer...thank you for all you do!


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