December 11, 2012


"Because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.." Jack Kerouac, On The Road

20 Inspiring Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi:

  1. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
  2. “A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”
  3. “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
  4. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.”
  5. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
  6. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
  7. “An ounce of patience is worth more than a tonne of preaching.”
  8. “Change yourself – you are in control.”
  9. “See the good in people and help them.”
  10. “Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”
  11. “Take care of this moment.”
  12. “Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.”
  13. “Continue to grow and evolve.”
  14. “A no uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ uttered merely to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
  15. “Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.”
  16. "An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.”
  17. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
  18. “A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”
  19. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
  20. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

December 07, 2012

Some inspiration - in pictures

(I am sorry I don't recall where I found these...)

December 05, 2012

The Guest House - by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

November 30, 2012


"If you want to shrink something,
You must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something,
You must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something,
You must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception
Of the way things are."

-Tao Te Ching

November 28, 2012

I love this!

"One of the most important lessons that experience teaches is that, on the whole, success depends more upon character than upon either intellect or fortune."
-William Lecky


L'Equipe du Son - Lesson 1

November 26, 2012

thinking about...

"You Are
In the Right Place,
At the Right Time,
Doing the Right Thing,
With the Right People,
For the Right Reason,
Everything is Perfect.
You Can Have the Right Results!
All you need is a Right Heart & Mind...
an Open Heart & Mind.
& remember to keep your Eyes Open too!"

November 12, 2012

Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye...

But it can be good to pack up and move onto the next chaper.

October 19, 2012

Oh Buddha!

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha

October 15, 2012

October 04, 2012

Perfect Celebration

Birthday's can be tricky beasts. But not this year.....This year mine was a delicious monster! Filled with a scrumptious dinner, a ferris wheel ride, cupcakes, champagne fountains and more love than one girl can handle, it was just perfect!



October 02, 2012

today ...

Anything good is worth waiting for

September 27, 2012


"Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired."

- Martha Graham, dance choreographer.

May 07, 2012

Much Love Monday May 7th

I love sunshine and bike rides and stopping when you're too tired to drink a mimosa!

April 19, 2012


What would you take with you if your house was burning?
I feel like my blog just burnt down, and I wasn't able to save much.
All my photo's from three years worth of posts are gone. (A sad face doesn't even begin to describe the loss I feel.)

If I set aside that ache and think about how to reconstruct my blog. I wonder if I should try to find all those images and re-upload them. Or if I should just start fresh like a Phoenix from the ashes, and if I started fresh what would that look like

Feels a little bit like my life right now. The ache of loss. Thinking about salvage or rebirth and what either of those would look like.

I'm glad I have this to listen to...

Photo Issues

Messy Pretty Things is having technical difficulties. Hopefully they will be resovled shorty and all the images will be restored.