Tag Archives: Words of Wisdom

Today's Friday Photo comes from Maui, Hawaii. While some may think this paradoxical, I think it's pretty simple: You cannot change what you deny.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Cades Cove, Tennessee. There's a lot of talk from FaceBook lately on 'authenticity'. Mark Zuckeberg's definition of it seems a bit different than mine. It got me to thinking about this quote. I think FB is a lot like all of us. We start out with one goal or intention and it evolves into something quite different from where we started. When that happens, it's interesting to note that even when trying to convince ourselves of our "authenticity", our actions and words are unable to match up.......
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Malaga, Spain. This 200 year old olive tree has surely garnered wisdom over it's many years. Surviving in the middle of the city center, surrounded by shops and granite, I wonder what it could tell us. It reminds me of a Native American quote: "White men say trees can't talk; they just don't know how to listen"......
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You experience many losses over the course of a lifetime. Loss of innocence, possessions, pets and people you love. There are many ways that people move through the grieving process and many have to find what works for them. 
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Gibraltar - the infamous Rock. I almost deleted this picture. It's really not very spectacular, bordering on the ugly - the cloudy gloom seemed to suck the life out of it. Then I came across this quote and realized it was the perfect companion. Not stylish, but certainly rock solid.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Walker, Minnesota. Fall is in full swing as the trees begin to prepare to make their own space with a bright burst of color - Losing their leaves to prepare for a cold winter, building strength to be re-born bigger and bolder in the spring. It's a nice time to remember that your life is full of cycles, too. Having an idea, then bringing it into fruition. Watching your baby grow into adulthood. Recognizing where you are now and dreaming yourself right into your future. With each experience, good or bad, growing and expanding in patience, wisdom and beauty.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Civitavecchia, Italy. Watching the sunset as the cruise ships started to leave port, I reflected on the long history of Rome. The early travelers sailing across uncharted seas into the unknown, two thousand plus years ago. Today it's space travel and to the deepest depths of the ocean where we are discovering new worlds. But with all of this outward activity, the most profound exploration remains within ourselves.......
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Aberdare National Park in Kenya. Like these magnificent lions, I wanted to take a nap the other day but my mother's voice rang in my ears "Don't be lazy." It's easy to be judgmental of others but we are the harshest of critics of ourselves. Judgment doesn't mean not questioning motives or preferences or weighing options - why I want to do this or that, for example. It refers to being critical or berating aspects of the self without thoroughly thinking through the context of a thought or action that is being judged. Be kinder to others, and to yourself.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from Bridgeport, California. It is in those times that we dare to be different or to take a risk in life that we usually look back on and say "That really made me feel good!"
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Today's Friday Photo comes from upstate Washington at a Wildlife Refuge. The wolf is perfect for this quote. We learned at a young age to fear wolves form fairy tales, when in reality the number of fatalities from wolves is minuscule. When we let our negative thinking get out of control, it takes us to places that are much worse than our reality reflects.
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