Pen is Mightier Than The Sword!

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.
Bill Clinton

Pen is Mightier Than The Sword!

Love this quote. It means do not engaged in a fight or debate with someone who is at the ready with their pens or fingers in their keyboards.

They are prepared to give their opinions to kingdom come!  It will be a never-ending battle of words and wits and even sometimes stupidity.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Following Shrove Tuesday yesterday, today is Ash Wednesday, the official first day of Lent during the Christian year and the prelude to Easter.  Lent represents the 40 days that Jesus Christ spent in the wilderness, fasting and contemplating his mission on earth. Known as the ‘Day of Ashes’ because of the practice of having ash rubbed &  drawn on the forehead in the shape of a cross (representing Christ’s crucifixion), by a priest at the  dedicated Ash Wednesday church service. The priest and participants from the church congregation intone the phrase either the words:-

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or  the dictum “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”       

Anglican,Catholic and most Protestant and Christians hold Ash Wednesday services around the world. Following the service, participants observe some sort of fasting,abstinence and spiritual contemplation for 40 Days, ending on Maundy Thursday in 2018.

The practice of using  ash comes from the 11th Century and is taken from the Biblical Book of Daniel, where ashes are regarded as a sign of Penance & fasting. The ashes are normally made by the burning of palm crosses. These palm crosses were  handed out to  church congregations during the previous year’s Palm Sunday service (commemorating Christ’s entry into Jerusalem to crowds waving palm leaves in celebration) and given back to the priest shortly before Ash Wednesday. The priest will then burn the crosses and mix the ash normally with Holy Oil to sanctify and make a ‘paste’ with which to rub on the participant’s forehead.

Beautiful Life

Ladybird, photo by PH Morton

Beautiful Life

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!
~Albert Einstein

Thought of the Day
15 January 2018

This is a rather beautiful quote.

Sometimes we take our family for granted. Perhaps we always think that they are always going to be there so it is allowed to pick them and then drop them anytime. We often forget that our very raison d’etre is our family.

As Einstein said we must rejoice with our family while there is still time. Life is one capricious lady

One Spirit

Thought for the Day

1st January
Everything visible and invisible is the expression of the same Spirit.
– Sri Swami Satchidananda

I think this quote is very apt to start the new year.

If we make resolutions of altering things in ourselves, it must be a change for our inner as well as outer being as they are one and the same.


Talk About Money

 Talk About Money

(Thought For The Day)

I don’t fell like I get germs when I hold money.  Money has a certain kind of amnesty… When I pass my hand over money, it becomes perfectly clean to me.

– Andy Warhol


Yep, I totally agree. Money Money, Money.

Money has a cache, which is all of its own.  You might not be beguiled by it but it doesn’t lack fans, which I am one, in this world.

Money rules.  The more you have the better it gets.

Money, money, money

 Thought for the Day: Life

 Thought for the Day: Life

There never was yet an uninteresting life.  Such a thing is an impossibility.  Inside of the dullest exterior there is drama, a comedy and a tragedy.
– Mark Twain

I agree! That is why life, though often can be tough has also some respite of joy and happiness.

I heard a quote before about each of us being worthy of at least a book (biography)!  Unfortunately I can’t remember who said it.   But I am pretty sure he had  or still have an interesting life and as unique 🙂 as each of us.

Life is full of insecurities.  Even when everything is calm, the next moment can be an utter tragedy.  Just enjoy the moment.  If life is a bit dramatic, make it worth it.  🙂

Thought for the Day: Role Model

Children need models rather than critics.
– Joseph Joubert (1754- 1824)
French Essayist

Thought for the Day: Role Model

I think Monsieur Joubert has a point there.  Children are like sponges, they soak in everything.

Even those who seemed not listening is affected.

If they are forever criticised, these will impinged into their psyche.  They may grow up having low self-esteem and may lack confidence dealing with this mad world.

It is, therefore, more progressive to show these children kindness, respect and good hardworking ethos.  Be a role model to them.

Prepare these children to face the future with self-assurance, hope and conviction.  After all they are the new generation.

Thought of the Day: Having Chances

 Thought of the Day: Having Chances

The man who is not dead still has a chance.
– Lebanese Proverb

A very inspirational proverb indeed.  As long as blood is still flowing in your body, the heart is pumping and the brain is working, there is still a chance, even if a rather faint one, to overcome whatever upheaval one is facing!

Don’t give up too easily.

Thought for Today: Genesis

Female Mandarin Duck
Photo by PH Morton

Thought for Today: Genesis

A tree you can barely get your arms around grows from a tiny shoot.  A nine-story tower begins as a heap of earth.  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Zi

This is a very inspirational quote by Lao Zi.  It tells us that it is ok to begin small, after all, trees did not spring fully grown or people for that matter.  We can commence something from its most basic state, whether in business, in studies or even in living. It is all in stages.

As long as we work into making something out of nothing or not much, it will grow if we nurture it and look after it.

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