Category Archives: quote

About open doors…..

(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.

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No need for you to do my job, I’ll do it…

(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.

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Pretend you’re feeling really, really confident…….

(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.

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The little things….

  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.

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The art of being scared to death….

(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.

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Imagine that!

(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.

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Take a step… just a baby step.

(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

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Self Discovery…. Getting lost, frustrated and confused……

“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

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For anyone who’s feeling a little tired this morning….

(Happy Buttons) “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” -Aeschylus It’s worth the effort, Mairead.

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Take a little break!

(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.

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Courage and Fear are close associates!

(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.

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You are NOT stupid!

(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

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Fly birdie, fly!

(What you looking at?)   “The shell must break before the bird can fly.”  – Alfred Lord Tennyson Is there something you need to break? Mairead.

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Friday Quote – Expectations… Iive up to your own.

(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

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Friday Quote – Albert says….

(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.

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Friday Quote – Choose Happiness.

(Roisín and Caoimhe – happy cousins) “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” – Aeschylus Go on – make the effort, Mairead.

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Friday Quote – You make a difference.

(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.

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Friday Quote – Go on, go on, go on…..

(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.

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Friday Quote – All is Well.

(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.

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Friday Quote – Shush!

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi Listen to yourself, Mairead.

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Friday Quote – Once upon a time Picasso couldn’t paint….

(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.

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Good Luck!

“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.

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Why does this keep happening to me?

“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.

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How are you today?

“People who say … they’re perfectly fine [are] more insane than the rest of us.”  – Ruby Wax We’re all crazy, Mairead.

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Friday Quote – The secret of a happy life?

(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.

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Friday Quote – Choose your own Way.

(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

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Friday Quote – There are many types of slavery.

(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

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Friday Quote – Is it you?

“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

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Friday Quote – Create your new story….

(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.

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Friday Quote – Get Creative!

    “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein    And pick it up, Mairead.    

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