"To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with."
~ Mark Twain
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
~ Rumi



Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, 
an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, 
good silence and nothing too much.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look for something, find something else, 
and realize that what you've found is more suited 
to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. 
~Lawrence Block



Feel the rain...

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. 
 If you are attentive, you will see it
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
by James and Pink Gerbera / Helen 

"Some people feel the rain.
Others just get wet."
~ Bob Marley  

"For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain."
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Life's bittersweet route

"Our individuality is all, all, that we have. 
There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for 
what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, 

but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star 
is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, 
in grace and love and wit, 
from peculiar station to peculiar station 
along life's bittersweet route."
~ Tom Robbins

Photo by Irene Suchocki

"Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; 
and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, 
which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only 
what lies in its own focus."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson