Friday, January 19, 2007

More words for thought

So how do we feed and nourish our spirit, and the spirit of others?

First find a path, and a little light to see by. Then push up your sleeves and start helping. Every single spiritual tradition says that you must take care of the poor, or you are so doomed that not even Jesus or Buddha can help you.

...There are people in this country who are poor in spirit, worried, depressed, dancing as fast as they can; their kids are sick, or their retirement savings are gone. There is great loneliness among us, life-threatening loneliness. People have given up on peace, on equality.

From "Let Us Commence," by Anne Lamott. Found in her book Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Words to live by

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these."

George Washington Carver

(from a colleagues email signature line)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

New for 2007

I've done a major update on the sidebar info, and promise that I will be refreshing the blog more often in 2007. Of course, now that I'm ready to post, I've dried up with things to say....