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(An open door….) Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. – John Barrymore Allowing yourself to follow your bliss leaves the door open…. Mairead.
(Rusty window at Killruddery, Bray) “It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine.” – Byron Katie I’ll do my job and you do yours. Mairead.
(Or keep to your own path…..) “Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.” – Meister Eckhart Now what would you do? Mairead.
Quote on wall outside Francis Bacon Studio in Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. “Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” – Steve Jobs A baby step is enough, Mairead.
(Street lighting outside the National Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin.) Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. – Harold Wilson Kinda scary being who you want to be…. Mairead.
(1,213 year old leather buttons on Psalter at the National Museum) “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but Imagination!” – Albert Einstein Let the daydreaming begin, Mairead.
(Field trip to the Museum in Kildare Street Dublin, here’s a close up low light on the Ardagh Chalice) “What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Repeated baby steps are better … Continue reading
“I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost. Maybe Lost is exactly the right place … Continue reading
(Happy Buttons) “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” -Aeschylus It’s worth the effort, Mairead.
(It takes time to grow a tree) “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy It might seem like a huge effort will get things finished, sometimes… not so. Mairead.
(Tree with some battle scars) “Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.” – Mark Twain If you’re scared, turn it into courage by taking that next step. Mairead.
(Lost in a forest of little leaves) “Everyone is a genius, but judge a fish on ability to climb a tree & it will live its life believing it is stupid”. – Albert Einstein. Put your attention on what makes you … Continue reading
(What you looking at?) “The shell must break before the bird can fly.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Is there something you need to break? Mairead.
(Most of the Moon) I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. – Frizt Perls Well that’s a relief, Mairead
(Well, if we’re including everything…. here’s the girls again) “Only two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein You’re a miracle too, Mairead.
(Roisín and Caoimhe – happy cousins) “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” – Aeschylus Go on – make the effort, Mairead.
(Every brick in the wall…. makes a difference) “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James Your life has an impact, Mairead.
(From the summer garden – Love in the Mist doing its insignificant thing) “Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.” – Mahatma Gandhi Do your thing! Mairead.
(Winding path, Mount Usher) “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs Listen, sometimes it’s very quiet…. Mairead.
“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi Listen to yourself, Mairead.
(Remembering Canada) I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso What do you want to learn to do today? Mairead.
“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson Today could be your lucky day! Mairead.
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein If you want a different result, then stop doing what you’re doing and start imagining something new you could do instead…… Mairead.
“People who say … they’re perfectly fine [are] more insane than the rest of us.” – Ruby Wax We’re all crazy, Mairead.
(Beauty from Mount Stewart’s Gardens) “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Are your difficulties fraught with opportunities? Mairead.
(Path in the Wilderness) “Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. … Continue reading
(Flowers from the National Stud in Kildare) “The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states.” – Mahatma Gandhi A slave… to fashion, to social standing, to … Continue reading
“There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.” … Continue reading
(Spotted on a building in Cahir, Co. Tipperary…. Life can be very short) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw. Tell me the story you want to create, Mairead.
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein And pick it up, Mairead.