Posts tagged ‘Quotes’

A Net of Love


What is joy?

Joy is a noun.

A noun that describes the feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

As quoted by Mother Teresa,

Joy is prayer

Joy is strength

Joy is love

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls

A lovely soul, Yoshiko is so kind to share with us her favourite Christmas song during this year and thus making this post possible.

Joy to the World is a popular American Christmas song which emphasizes the reverent but ecstatic joy that Christ’s birth brought to humanity.The text was originally titled “The Messiah’s Coming and Kingdom” when it first appeared in a hymnal of 1719 by Isaac Watts but only the second half of Watt’s lyrics are still used today.

The music for this popular carol is thought to have been adapted by Lowell Mason, an American church musician, from some of the phrases used in parts of George Frederick Handel’s beloved oratorio.

As of the late 20th century, “Joy to the World” was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America.

In the 1970s, there is a different song of the same title, popularized by the pop group Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening words, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog”. 

The song, which has been described by members of Three Dog Night as a “kid’s song” and a “silly song”, topped the main singles charts in North America.

This resulted in occasional recordings in which the pop song’s lyrics and melody were combined with that of the carol.

Information extracted from:

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,

but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Let us not go around looking for happiness or joy since it is not something to be found but a source within us awaiting to be spread around.

Furthermore, just like what Mother Teresa said, joy is a net of love which can catch souls, well this may sound a little funny but I do sincerely hope all lovely souls out there who are now reading this post to be caught by it…hehehe…

Before ending this post, here’s the song by the Three Dog Night to share with all you lovely souls out there:

Joy to the world.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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Part of the healing process is…


Happy Monday to all lovely souls out there!

Ten more days to go before Christmas is here to stay and I do hope the air around you is now filling with love and joy during this festive month.

Since there are still ten more days to go, allow me to share ten short and yet enlightening quotes about sharing in this humble post of ours:

ONE

Part of the healing process is sharing with people who care.

~ Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

TWO

If you have a candle,

The light won’t grow any dimmer if I light yours off mine.

~ Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, best known as the front man of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith.

THREE

What will remain is neither you nor me

but what we shared among each other.

~ Santosh Kalwar

Santosh Kalwar is a poet, writer and researcher who writes in English.

FOUR

The heart dances with joy when you’re sharing.

~ Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha is a neurologist who practices general neurology in Michigan, USA.   

FIVE

Talent is always conscious of its abundance,

and does not object to sharing.

~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union’s forced labor camp system.

SIX

Compassion is not something you have;

it is something you share.

~ Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder is an author.

SEVEN

We don’t live through life

only by our own experiences.

We live through live

with other people’s experiences as a reference too.

~ Nike Thaddeus

Nike Thaddeus is an author.

EIGHT

Accept from those who have and share with those who do not.

~ Mark W. Boyer

Mark W. Boyer is an author.

NINE

A bone to the dog is not charity.

Charity is the bone shared with the dog

when you are just as hungry as the dog.

~ Jack London

John GriffithJackLondon was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.

TEN

Love only grows by sharing.

You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.

~ Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is the Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

We do hope all lovely souls out there will enjoy the ten quotes that we’ve shared in this post.

If you lovely souls have been with us for the past two years, you already knew that my favourite Christmas song is Jingle Bell Rock.

Do you have any favourite Christmas song or quotes about sharing to share with us? If yes, our comment box is always there waiting for your lovely input!

Have a wonderful day ahead always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Try To Remember, If You Remember, Then Follow…


Happy September to all lovely souls out there!

A lovely song to share with you lovely souls during this beautiful month

TRY TO REMEMBER by Jerry Orbach

But before hitting the play button,

here are some of the lines (not in sequences) in this song lyrics that I really love:

Try to remember when life was so tender

That no one wept except the willow.

Try to remember when life was so tender

That dreams were kept beside your pillow.

It’s nice to remember without a hurt the heart is hollow.

Try to remember, and if you remember,

Then follow.

The version that I am going to share with you lovely souls is the one sung by Patti Page (a version in 1965 on her album Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte.)

Remember even though the outside world might be raining,

if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.

Anna Lee

Once again,

Have a wonderful September and may this month be filled beautiful memories waiting to be created and remembered!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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The Most Powerful Force Available To Humanity


The Most Powerful Force

The most powerful force and yet a double-edged sword as well.

Use them well and nobody will get hurt, directly or indirectly.

Happy Blogging!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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A Forbidden Fruit?


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The apple tree was perhaps the earliest tree to be cultivated and its fruits have been improved through selection over thousands of years. The only apples native to North America are crab apples, which were once called “common apples”.

The flowers are white with a pink tinge that gradually fades, five petaled, and 2.5 to 3.5 centimetres (0.98 to 1.4 in) in diameter. The fruit matures in autumn, and is typically 5 to 9 centimetres (2.0 to 3.5 in) in diameter.

The center of the fruit contains five carpels arranged in a five-point star, each carpel containing one to three seeds, called pips.

Apples appear in many religious traditions, often as a mystical or forbidden fruit.

One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that the word “apple” was used as a generic term for all (foreign) fruit, other than berries, but including nuts, as late as the 17th century.

Though the forbidden fruit in the Book of Genesis is not identified, popular Christian tradition has held that it was an apple that Eve coaxed Adam to share with her.

In this case the unnamed fruit of Eden became an apple under the influence of story of the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides.

As a result, in the story of Adam and Eve, the apple became a symbol for knowledge, immortality, temptation, the fall of man into sin, and sin itself.

Apples are often eaten raw; except for the seeds, which are slightly poisonous, the whole fruit including the skin is suitable for human consumption but the core is often not eaten, leaving an apple core as a residue.

Extracts Taken From:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple  

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

~ Robert H. Schuller

Have fun reading!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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Gifts Have Ribbons, Not Strings


Gifts have ribbons, not strings. 

Vanna Bonta

This is a holiday advice from Bonta essay “Ribbons vs. Strings” adapted to Christmas audio Tale “It’s the Gift That Counts” (Holiday Magic 2005 CD).

The above is an extract from Vanna Bonta’s Wikiquote Page.

So, do your gifts have ribbons or strings?

Well, for mine, they definitely have adhesive tapes on them… 😛

Hope you all  enjoy this quote.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Just A Few Words Can Make A Big Difference…


It was when I started blogging, going through the net searching for inspiring quotes to share and receiving comments telling me how much they are loving this beautiful soul, that I finally started noticing her – Maya Angelou.

Angelou died on the morning of May 28, 2014 and during her memorial service, her son, Guy Johnson stated, “She left this mortal plane with no loss of acuity and no loss in comprehension”.

Despite being in constant pain due to her dancing career and respiratory failure, she wrote four books during the last ten years of her life.

To be frank, I’ve not seen any of her performances nor read any of her written works and I didn’t even know about Maya Angelou until two years ago.

So, am I being very hypocritical to draft this tribute post just for the sake of posting?

Perhaps I am.

The reason why I am still doing so is because I feel thankful to be able to come across some beautiful and enlightening words by her in which I’ve shared in one of my previous posts — I’VE LEARNED THAT — and sometimes, it only takes something as little as a few words to make a difference in our lives.

You rose into my life

Like a promised sunrise

Brightening my days

With the light in your eyes.

I’ve never been so strong.

Now I’m where I belong.

(Maya Angelou)

 

 

Dear Maya Angelou

Now you‘re where you belong

The words that you’ve left behind will continue to shine on

Just like many promised sunrises

Ensuring us that our nights won’t be too long

Thank you so much for your wisdom

Have a wonderful day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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