Wisdom’s Inspiration – Quotes

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Many of us never tire of reading and repeating famous quotes.

Quotes are inspirational, regardless of subject matter, but bottom line, the main reason we love famous quotes is because of nuggets of wisdom buried within the quoter’s words.

We absorb these quotes because at subliminal levels we feel a sense of purpose or well-being, perhaps love, happiness, hope, awareness, understanding, determination, sacrifice, illumination and yes maybe even the feeling that we’re in touch with – wisdom of the ages.

A wisdom we believe to be true and frequently are determined to incorporate into our own mindset…

Therefore there will always be room in our minds or our hearts for quotes:

“He wrapped himself in quotation as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperiors.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

I hope you’re having a happy and fulfilling weekend. I wish you well.

With affection,
Penny

Kindness as a Religion or at the least a Way of Being!

Kindness just is. You know when you bestow it on others, and you know when you receive it. There are no “conditions” no rules or regulations, no specific ideology, no reference as to where you’re from or who you are. Kindness just is.

Personally, I consider kindness to be a Universal Way of Being. It excludes no one, includes us all and there is never ever any doubt, about what kindness is.

When we’re kind, we are at our best. We are showing our love, care and concern for others besides ourselves. Here are a few words on the subject of kindness by some well known and admired individuals:

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”Lao Tzu

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”Plato

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Henry James

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”Khalil Gibran

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”Dalai Lama XIV

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I think that sums it up nicely, lets all to kind to one another, it might go viral!

With Affection,

~ Penny

Imagination

       I’ve been thinking about imagination and the role it’s played in my life. MAJOR! To say the least. I was definitely very shy as a child. While growing up I was more comfortable living in my pretend   world using my imagination. I’m guessing this is probably true for many of    us. But once grown up I believe the process of imagination is still constantly at work assisting us with being creative every day.

Two of my all time heroes on this planet are Walt Disney and Albert Einstein. Each had very strong feelings about imagination. Albert Einstein wrote “Imagination is everything, it is a preview of life’s coming attractions”. Walt Disney wrote “imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” These two amazing gentlemen sum up my own feelings. When it comes to imagination, the more the better. Specially in today’s highly  technological environment (I must note that most probably the highly technological developments have come about as a result of both high creativity and imagination) however for the users of said technology the constant change and complexity of new interactive ways of communicating can be overwhelming. The need for exploring our own imagination was never greater than it is today.

Imagination happens suddenly in our minds. Where we go with it…well that’s up to each of us. I’d love to hear from you and have you share your thoughts on imagination.