Monday, January 26, 2009

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HOME ------------------------------------------------------
A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
A happy home is but an early heaven
A house is built with boards and beams; a home is built with love and dreams
A house is made of brick and stone, but only love can make it home
A house is who you are, not who you ought to be – Jill Robinson
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it – George Moor
Ah! There’s nothing like staying home for real comfort – Jane Austen
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Be it ever so humble – there’s no place like HOME
Bless all who enter
Bless our Home
Bless this Home
Bless this Home with Friends and Family – Love and Laughter Forever After
Bless this home with love and laughter
Bless this house
Carpe Diem (means: seize the day)
Enter with a HAPPY heart
Everyone brings joy to this house – some when they enter, some when they leave
Happiness is homemade
Happy is the HOUSE that shelters a FRIEND
Have LOVE in your HEART and PEACE in your HOME
Having someplace to go is HOME . . . Having someone to love is FAMILY . . . Having both is a BLESSING
Heart – Hearth – Home
HOME – the gathering room
HOME – where you are always loved
Home is where our story began
Home is where our story begins
Home is where the story begins
Home is where they love you
Home is where you hang your hat
Home is where you hang your heart

Home is where your heart is
Home is where your story begins
Home Sweet Home
Housework is HOMECARING, and a manifestation of Spirit in the home – Sarah Ban Breathnach
I dwell in possibility – Emily Dickinson
I like the things that look used, especially when they were used by someone who matters to me – Gary Hager
If you take it out, put it back. If you open it, close it. If you throw it down, pick it up. If you take it off, hang it up.
If you’re here, you’re family
In our home let love abide, and bless all those who step inside
It embraces, nurtures, sustains, and inspires (HOME underlay)
Let there be love in our hearts, harmony in our homes, peace in our land
LIVE every moment. LAUGH every day. LOVE beyond words.
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much
Live, Laugh, Love
Lord, let there be Love in our Hearts, Harmony in our Homes, Peace in our Land
Love and Laughter welcome here
Love, Laughter, and Friends always welcome
May ALL who enter as Guests, Leave as Friends
May our home be warm and our friends be many
May our home know joy, each room hold laughter, every window open to great possibilities
May our home radiate our love of living
May peace be with you while you stay and joy be with you on your way
May this House Always Be Too Small to hold our Friends and Family
My house was clean last week … sorry you missed it!
No Empty Chairs
Oh, there’s One who smiles on high, when there’s love at home
Our home is filled with peace and rest – may all who enter in be blessed
Peace, Love and Joy to all who enter here
Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order – Anne Wilson Schaef
Prayer and housekeeping go together – when we clean and order our homes, we are somehow cleaning and ordering ourselves – Gunilla Norris
Sit long, Talk much, Laugh often
The Gathering Place
There is no reason, either in prose or in rhyme, why a whole house should not be a poem – Ella Church Rodman
There’s no place like home
There’s no place like home . . . except the cabin
This home is filled with dreams and love and endless blessings from above
We may not have it all together, but together we have it all
Welcome
WELCOME – to the mountains!
Welcome Friends
Welcome to our Home
When children laugh and families play, home is where they want to stay
Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace.
LAMPS/CLOCKS/MIRRORS/CANDLES/LIBRARIES
A candle looses nothing by lighting another candle
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us – Gandolf the Grey
Be your own kind of beautiful
Family – isn’t it about Time?!
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future – Gail Lumet Buckley
Have you received His image in your countenance?
I am a part of all I have read – John Kieran
I need Thee every hour
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to hide those who don’t – Blaise Pascal
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain – Louisa May Alcott
The cyclone drives its powers from a calm center – Norman Vincent Peake
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it – Edith Wharton
There is only one journey. Going inside yourself – Rainer Maria Rilke
Time doth softly sweetly glide when there’s love at home
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We measure time by the moments we share
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become – Ursula K. LeGuin
When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes – Oprah Winfrey
KITCHEN --------------------------------------------------
Apples
Bon Appetite
Come gather at our table
Cooking is love made visible
Dinner choices: 1. Take it 2. Leave it
Flops are part of life’s menu and I’m never a girl to miss out on a course – Rosaline Russell
Grandmas are Moms with LOTS of frosting.
Hot Fudge Fills Deep Needs
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and homemade bread
Kitchens were made to bring family together
Life itself is the proper binge – Julia Childs
Life’s too short to drink cheap coffee!
My favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations
Never eat more than you can lift – Miss Piggy
No matter where we serve our guests – they seem to like the Kitchen best!
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul – Oscar Wilde
Pantry
Polly, put the kettle on – we’ll all have tea! - Charles Dickens
Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run – Jenny Craig
Sugar and Spice
This kitchen is SEASONED with love
ART/MUSIC/PLAY ROOM -----------------------------
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life
Crayons – Markers – Pencils – Paint – Stamps – Cards

Create – Imagine – Learn – Laugh – Art – Games
Crop – Punch – Create – Photos – Enjoy – Memories
Dream – Believe – Explore – Fly – Pretend – Play
Families that PLAY together, stay together
God gave us music so that we might pray without words
Great symphonies begin with just one note
Music expresses that which cannot be saved and on which it is impossible to be silent – Victor Hugo
Music is the song of the heart
The Imagination Factory
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides. –Arthur Schnabel
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing – George Bernard Shaw
You’re Really Measuring Up (Growth Chart)
BATHROOM -----------------------------------------------
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else – Judy Garland
Bare Bottoms Welcome Here
Bath
Be a sweetie and wipe the seatie
Clean hands – clean faces – clean hearts
Don’t squat with your spurs on!
If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese? – Dame Edith Sitwell
Life is But a Dream (ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT underlay)
Remember to wash your hands – with soap!
Rub-A-Dub-Dub!
Save water – SHOWER TOGETHER!
Splish, Splash – I was taking a BATH! – Bobby Darren
The Bath: My Secret Haven of Self-Absorption – Sarah Ban Breathnach
The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion – Yves Saint Laurent
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them – Syliva Plath
Those with short bats, step up to the plate

When I Grow Up – I want to be ME!
LAUNDRY ROOM -----------------------------------------
Drop your drawers!
It Will All Come Out in the Wash
Laundry – loads of fun!
MUD ROOM – The dirt stops here
Our life is frittered away by details (SIMPLIFY underlay)
The Laundry Room
Wash Day
Wash Dry Fold Repeat
ARDEN/BACK PORCH ---------------------------------
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise
All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today
Ah! Life grows lovely where you are
And forget not that the earth delights to feel our bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair – Kahlil Gibran
Bless These Blooms
Bloom where you’re Planted
Don’t go through Life – GROW through life
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant – Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams
Every bunny loves a garden
Expect abundance on every level
I’d rather have roses on my table, than diamonds on my neck – Emma Goldman
In search of my mother’s garden I found my own – Alice Walker
It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow
Leaf-Stem-Root…Mind-Body-Soul -- Spirit’s seamless thread of mystery.
Love is the only flower which grows and blossoms without the aid of seasons – Kahil Gibran
May all your weeds be wildflowers
Plant kindness in your garden
Plant seeds of kindness…harvest a garden of love

Plant smiles, grow laughs, harvest love
Scatter Sunshine OR Scatter Kindness OR Scatter Love
Seeds of Love
Smell ALL the flowers, as opposed to just the roses.
Study the cycles of Mother Nature - they correspond with the cycles of your soul’s growth. Quiet your mind. Rope in the restlessness. Be here. Learn to labor. Learn to wait. Learn to wait expectantly – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Take the Gentle Path – George Herbert
Take thyme to smell the flowers!
Take time to smell the roses and the tulips and the daisies and the lilacs and the. . .
The Earth is my Mother, She takes care of me. The Earth is my Mother, I take care of Her – Native American Chant
Welcome to my Garden
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to people
What you sow is what you grow
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go – Louise Driscoll
INFANT/CHILD ROOM ---------------------------------
A baby is God’s opinion the world should go on
A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes
A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re fast asleep
All you need is faith and trust and a little Pixie Dust!
Angels danced the day you were born
Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures – Loyelle Drachman
Boy, oh boy!
Butterfly Kisses
Children need two things: A dog and a mom willing to let them have one
Courage – Explore – Adventure – Strength – Achieve – Fly – Dream
DANCE like nobody is watching. SING like no one is listening. LOVE like you’ll never get hurt. LIVE like each day is your last.
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
Dance to the Music of your Dreams
Dance to the Rhythm of your Heart
Dance Yourself Silly

Daughter of God or Son of God (child name underlay)
Don’t let the fear from striking out keep you from playing the game
Every Little Boy Needs His Own Spot
Fairytales, dragonflies, and happy endings
Fairytales, magic spells, and happy endings
Fairy tales and fairy wings spun through quiet Fairy dreams
Fly with the Angels, Dance with the Stars
Football – Basketball – Baseball – Soccer – Hockey – Wrestling
Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails
Good night, sweet prince!
Good night sweet Princess
Got Milk?
Hitch Your Wagon to a Star
I hope they call me on a mission
I hope you dance
I love to see the temple. I’m going there someday
I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
I’m a princess – all girls are
If friends were flowers, I’d pick you
It takes courage to become who you are
It’s a Girl’s World – Boys just live in it
It’s not easy being a princess. But, hey, if the crown fits!
I wasn’t born a Princess – but hey, if the crown fits!
Let them be little because they’re only that way for a while
Life is Simple – Eat, Sleep, DANCE
Little one from up above sent to bring us lots of love
Lullaby and goodnight
Mighty Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow – Greek proverb
No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss
One thing is true – we LOVE being parents of you!
Play ball
Princess
Read to Me
Remember who you are
Sisters are different flowers from the same garden
Sisters are little girls who grow up to be your best friend!
Sisters make the best of friends
Snips – Snails – Tails – Romp – Play – Laugh
Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails – that’s what little boys are made of
Snips and snails and puppy dog tails
Sometimes being a Brother is better than being a superhero
Starlight, star bright
Sugar and spice
Sugar and spice and everything nice
Sugar and spice and everything nice – that’s what little GIRLS are made of!
Sunset fades, stars appear, Garden Fairies gather here
Sweet Dreams Little One
Tennis – Volleyball – Swim – Softball – Cheer – Dance
Thank heaven for little girls
There is no Buddy like a Brother
Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes, Little Itty Bitty Clothes
To become a real boy, you must prove yourself brave, truthful & unselfish – Pinnochio
Twinkle, twinkle in your eyes, are you an angel in disguise?
Twinkle, twinkle little star, do you know how loved you are?
TWINS – two little blessings sent from above
Walk tall – you’re a daughter of God!
We can’t all be stars, but we can all twinkle
When in doubt … Dance
When in Doubt, tell the Truth
When you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep. Talk to the shepherd
You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think
FAMILY/FRIENDSHIP ----------------------------------
‘Cuz I’m the mom
A child is the root of the heart
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be your friend

A family blossoms with a Mother’s love
A friend is a present you give yourself
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words
A friend is your needs answered
A happy family is but an earlier heaven
A mother can divide her love among her children and each child still has all her love
A mother holds her children’s hands for a while … their hearts forever
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them – Victor Hugo
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path – Agatha Christie
A rose can say “I love you”; and orchid can enthrall; but a weed bouquet in a little fist, that’s the best of all!
A soft voice turneth away wrath
A true friend is one soul in two bodies -- Aristotle
All because two people fell in love
And in the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures
Angels can’t be everywhere, that’s why God gave us friends
Angels gather here
Are we going to be friends forever, asked Piglet – Even longer, Pooh answered. – A Milne
Because I’m the Dad
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. – Jane Howard
Children are the keys of paradise
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see – John H. Whitehead
Children stand more in need of example than criticism – Joseph Joubert
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do – Jean de La Bruyere
Daddy’s little girl
Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.
Faith Family Friends
Families are Forever
Families are like quilts, pieced with memories, bound with love
Families ties are precious threads

FAMILY … a journey to forever
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future – Gail Lumet Buckley
First my mother, forever my friend
Friends and family make this house a home
Friends are angels in disguise
Friends are God’s way of taking care of us
Friends are like quilts, they never loose their warmth
Friends are the family we choose
Friendship is a sheltering tree
Friendship sweetens the cares of life
Gems may be precious, but friends are priceless
Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Go often to the house of thy friend for weeds soon choke up the unused path
God, Family, Country
Good Food, Good Friends, Good Company
Good friends are good for your health
Grandkids welcome – Parents by appointment
Grandparents’ hearts are so big there’s always room for one more
Grow old along with me
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be
Happiness is being married to your best friend
Happiness is homemade
Happiness is my friend’s hand
Happiness is the sense that one matters
Happy is the house that shelters a friend
Have I told you lately that I love you?
Have love in your heart and peace in your home
Having someplace to go is Home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.
I get by with a little help from my friends – John Lennon
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in my hand
If you don’t know your family’s history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree – Michael Chrichton
If you’re here, you’re family
It all started because two people fell in love
It’s never too late for happily ever after
Keep company with those who make you better – English saying
Laugh, and the worlds laughs with you; Cry and you cry with your girlfriends – Laurie Kuslansky
Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds – Hebrews 10:24
Life’s truest happiness is in the friendships we make along the way
Live well, laugh often, love much
Love generously, praise loudly, live fully
Love is blind. Friendship quietly closes its eyes
Love One Another
Love, laughter and friends always welcome
Many men can build a fortune, but very few can build a family – JS Bryan
Mom: A title just above queen
Once in a while, right in the middle of life – LOVE gives us a fairytale
Once upon a time…
One does not make friends. . . one recognizes them
Our Forever Family
Princess
Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a kind prayer and kiss me goodnight
Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person . . . It is a matter of BEING the right person
Thank heaven for friends
The best times are always found when friends and family gather round
The only way to have a friend is to be one – Ralph Waldo Emerson
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while
Together is the happiest place to be
Together we make a family
When families gather, hearts warm
Where love is, there God is also

A mother can divide her love among her children and each child still has all her love
A promise made is a promise forever
All because two people fell in love
All things grow with love
Always a kiss goodnight
Always kiss me goodnight
Always and forever
Always and forever – no matter what!
And they lived happily ever after …
By Love Possessed
EVER AFTER – It’s never too late to live happily ever after …
Everything grows with love
Everything I understand, I understand because I love – Leo Tolstoy
Fairytales do come true
Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more: and all good things are yours
Follow the Heart
Happiness is being married to your best friend
He who is the holder of my hand, is also the holder of my heart
HEARTS (a package of different sized hearts)
I have found the one my soul adores
I love the way that you love me
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach
I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
I love you, not only for who you are, but for what I am when I am with you – Roy Croft
I loved you once, I love you still, I always have, I always will
If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving
If you obey all the rules, you miss the fun – Katharine Hepburn
In loving you, I am forever changed
In union there is strength
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower – Hans Christian Anderson

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not – Samuel Johnson
Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action – 1 John 3:18
Live Laugh Love
Live simply Laugh often Love life
Lord, let there be love in our hearts, harmony in our homes, peace in our land
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain – Shakespeare
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction – Antoine de Daint-Exupery
Love every day. Each one is so short and they are so few – Norman Vincent Peale
Love generously, Praise loudly, Live fully
Love is an endless act of forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit – Peter Ustinov
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired – Robert Frost
Love is blind; Friendship quietly closes its eyes
Love is spoken here
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence - HL Mencken
Love lifts us up where we belong
Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Dance as if no one is watching, Live like it’s heaven on earth.
Love One Another
Loved you then, love you still, always have, always will
One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats – Iris Murcdoch
Peace, love and joy to all who enter here
Perhaps loving something is the only starting place there is for making your life your own – Alice Koller
Plant seeds of kindness…harvest a garden of love
Plant smiles, grow laughs, harvest love
Real love stories never have endings
Sealed with Love
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts
Still cozy after all these years
Still crazy in love after all these years
Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person … its is a matter of being the right person
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things – Henry
Ward Beecher
There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day – Alexander Woollcott
Two hearts, one love
Two hearts, Two lives, One love
We can do no great things – only small things with great love – Mother Teresa
We were created by Love, for Love, to Love.
When I count my blessings, I count you twice
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out – Elizabeth Bowen
When you smiled at me, I was afraid to like you. When you hugged me, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I’m afraid to lose you.
Where love is, there God is also
Where there is great love, there are always miracles – Willa Cather
You and me for eternity
PHOTO WALL ----------------------------------------------
… because every picture has a story to tell
A complete life depends on what it was lived for
Babies are such a nice way to start people – Don Herold
FAMILY
Life in abundance only comes through great love – Elbert Hubbard
Live your life to be a story worth telling
Love begins with a smile, grows into a kiss, and ends with a tear
Make your life a story worth telling
MEMORIES
Memories are timeless treasures of the heart
The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of family
Time is made up of Captured Moments
We do not remember days – We remember moments
We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up – Christopher Morley
When the one you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure
GRATITUDE ------------------------------------------------
Each day is a gift

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie
Just breathe – you’ll never live this moment again.
Real Life – the real life of joy we are meant to be living – begins when we restore a sense of reverence to our daily affairs. Today, search for the Sacred in the ordinary with gratitude in your heart and you will surely find it. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Rhythm – Reverence – Reflection
Take a Secret Anniversary of the Heart – pause, remember and commemorate what you cherish – Sarah Ban Breathnach
The eyes of my eyes are opened – EE Cummings (GRATITUDE underlay)
There is calmness to life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy – Ralph H. Blum
INSPIRATIONAL -----------------------------------------
…and life is what we make it. Always has been. Always will be – Grandma Moses
After all, tomorrow is another day – S. Ohara
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much – Helen Keller
And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be – Grandma Moses
Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars – Henry Van Dyke
Be Patient – you’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead – Ram Dass
Believe in yourself
Calmness is the cradle of power – Joshiah Gilbert Holland
Cherish today
Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow, Live Today
Do unto others as you would have done unto you
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are – Theodore Roosevelt
Don’t dream your life
Dreams are illustrations … from the book your soul is writing about you – Marsha Norman
Enjoy the journey
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things

ENJOY!
Follow your heart
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness – Ralph Waldo Emerson
FORGIVE
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp – but, which if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happy people don’t necessarily have everything; they just make the most of everything they have
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all – Laura Ingalls Wilder
I have made my world and it is a much better world than I ever saw outside – Louise Nevelson (RHYTHM underlay)
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Imagination is more important that knowledge – Albert Einstein
In all living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured – Gordon B. Hinckley
In my life’s chain of events nothing was accidental. Everything happened according to an inner need – Hannah Senesh
In the mist of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you – Deepak Chopra
It is not our abilities that show us what we truly are; it is our choices – Professor Dumbledor
It’s a Wonderful Life
Just BE
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love – Lao Tzu
Knowledge is power
Lengthen your Stride
Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion – Leo Buscalgia
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing – Helen Keller
Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments – Rose Kennedy
Live every moment. Laugh every day. Love beyond words.
Live Life Joyfully
Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries – Corita Kent

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst
Man’s reach should exceed his grasp – or what’s a heaven for? – Robert Browning
May you LIVE all the days of your life.
No act of kindness, how ever small, is never wasted
No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap – Carrie Snow
Once in a lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold.
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor – Plutarch
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child – Ron Wild
SIMPLIFY
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality – Nikos Kazantzakis
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt
The future is made up of the same stuff as the present
The heart has reasons which reason cannot understand – Blaise Pascal
The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand – Robert Vallett
The mind is never right but when it is at peace with itself – Seneca
The most important things in life aren’t things
The Real is the sole foundation of the Ideal – Grace Aquilar
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is – Albert Einstein
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm – Willa Cather
There is more to life than increasing its speed – Gandhi
There is no better exercise for strengthening the heart, than reaching down and lifting up another.
Things do not change – we change – Henry David Thoreau
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves – Sir James Matthew Barrie
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it – Mother Teresa
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world
Try to be the person your dog thinks you are
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have – Doris Mortman
We all smile in the same language
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us – Joseph Campbell
We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are – Cardinal Mercia
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you are, be a good one – Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has power, genius, and magic in it. Begin it now – Goethe
Wish It! Dream It! Do It!
Work like you need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, Dance like nobody is watching – Mark Twain
Your obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself – Richard Bach
HUMOROUS ----------------------------------------------
Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else
Grandma says that when God made me, He was just showing off
Grant me patience to deal with my blessings
I can resist anything except temptation
I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks!
If you pray for rain, be prepared for some mud
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened
Laughter is the closest distance between two people – Victor Borge
The house isn’t under construction – children live here
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!
You know you are over the hill when happy hour means nap time
SEASONAL/HOLIDAYS ---------------------------------
‘Tis the season
… and to all a good night!
A Season of Peace
A Silent Night, A Star Above, A Blessed Gift of Hope & Love
All is calm, all is bright
H
S

America – God shed His grace on thee
Be warm inside and out – Mary Engelbreit
Believe in the Magic
BOO!
Freedom isn’t free
God Bless America
God bless us, every one
Happy Haunting
Happy Holidays
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Ho Ho Ho
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Jesus is the reason for the season
Let freedom ring
Let it snow!
Merry Christmas
O Holy Night
Once there was a snowman
One Flag, One Land, One Heart, One Hand, One Nation
Seasons Greetings
Shepherds Saw, Angels Sang, Wise Men Came
Silent Night, Holy Night
SNOWFLAKES (a package of different shaped stars)
Sweet land of Liberty
The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring – Bern Williams
Think Spring
United We Stand
USA
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Welcome Little King
Wise Men Still Seek Him

HOBBIES -------------------------------------------------
A bad day fishing is better than a good day working
A Simple Life … by the sea
Are you GAME?
Attitude is EVERYTHING
BEACH – Welcome to Paradise
Beach House Rules – relax … relax … relax
Champ!
Dribble – Rebound – Shoot – SCORE!
ESCAPE from everyday life
Fishing stories told here
Fishing tales told here
Game ON!
Get Reel! Go Fishing!
Gone Fishin’
Good things come from those who Bait!
Here … fishy, fishy
Home is where the beach is …
I love to watch the seasons change – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey
If I can’t be seen, I’m on the green
It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game
Just Wishin’ I was Fishin’
Let your dreams set SAIL
Old fisherman never die, they just loose their bobbers
One fine fisherman lives here with the catch of his life!
School Name or Mascot (with child’s name OVERLAY)
Something’s fishy around here!
Take me out to the ball game
Welcome Aboard
Wiggle your toes in the sand
RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL --------------------------------
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you

. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
A family that prays together stays together
All is well
All that I have seen readies me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anybody can observe the Sabbath but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week – Alice Walker
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord – Joshua 24:15
Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you – Matthew 7:7
Be assured. God is in the details
Be grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble, be prayerful – Gordon B. Hinckley
Be steadfast when all hell breaks loose
Be Still and Know that I am God
Be Thou Humble
Because I have been given much
Belief is truth held in the mind; faith is a fire in the heart – Joseph Fort Newton
Believe
Believe – Remember – Follow – Obey (COME UNTO CHRIST underlay)
Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you … If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it. – Emmet Fox
Bless his Holy name
Bless our home
Bless this house
Blessed are the peacemakers
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God – Matthew 5:8
Blessed be the name of the Lord
By living fully, recognizing that all we do is by His power, we honor God; He is turn blesses us – Becky Laird
Choose the right
Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all – St. Augustine
Christ is the Center of our Home, a Guest at every Meal, A silent listener to every conversation.
Commit thy Way unto the Lord – Psalm 37:4
Count your blessings
CROSS shaped pattern of scriptures

Daughter of a Heavenly King
David wasn’t thinking of being king when he was tending sheep; he was just doing what God set before Him – John Fisher
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart – Psalm 37:4
Did you think to pray?
Don’t be afraid to try. Remember, amateurs built the ark – professionals built the Titanic.
Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows - Henry David Thoreau
Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Expect miracles and see them take place. Hold ever before you the thought of prosperity and abundance, and know that doing so sets in motion forces that will bring it into being. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Faith Family Friends
FAITH is not believing that God can – it is knowing that He will.
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark –Rabindnanath Tagore
Faith sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible
Faith will ALWAYS be tested by fire.
Faith, Hope & Charity
Follow the Prophet
For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him – Hebrews 11:6 (FAITH underlay)
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also – Matthew 6:21
For with God, nothing is impossible – Luke 1:37
Give thanks
Give thanks with a happy heart
Give us this day our daily bread
God didn’t call us to be successful, just faithful – Mother Teresa
God gave us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them
God has given us our memories that we might have roses in December – J.M. Barrie
God is in the details – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
God your guide, faith your companion
God, give me guts!
Hate the evil – Love the good - Amos 5:15
Having someplace to go is a home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.
He Died for You

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery – Anne Frank
He who is filled with love, is filled with God himself – Saint Augustine
Hem your blessings with gratitude so they don’t unravel
Human knowledge must be understood to be loved, but divine knowledge must be loved to be understood – Pascal
I am a child of God
I am a daughter of God, and He loves me.
I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last – Revelation 22:13
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly – John 10:10
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life (CHRIST underlay)
I believe in Christ
I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13
I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness. – Mother Teresa
I don’t believe; I know – Carl Jung (FAITH underlay)
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much – Mother Teresa
I love to see the temple … I’m going there someday.
I need Thee every hour
I will Glory in the Cross
I will never leave you or forsake you – Hebrews 13:5
I’m trying to be like Jesus
If you love me, keep my commandments
Improve the shining moments; don’t let them pass you by
In all of living have much laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured – Gordon B. Hinckley
In all things, give thanks
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths – Proverbs 3:6
In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only One – Horatius Bonar
Intuition is a spiritual faculty, and does not explain, but simply points the way – Florence Scovel Shinn
It is better, much better, to have wisdom and knowledge than gold and silver – Proverbs 16:16
It is only by forgetting yourself that you draw near to God – Henry David Thoreau
JESUS – For God so Loved the World
Jesus is the center of our Home (LAST NAME & the word FAMILY underlay)

Jesus loves me
Joy
Keep the commandments
Kindness begins with me
Know then that this world exists for YOU – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Let peace abound
Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God
Life is fragile – handle with Prayer
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God – Psalm 5:2
Lord, let there e love in our hearts, harmony in our homes, peace in our land
Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity – Matthew Henry
May God Bless You
May the Word of God be made Flesh in your life today.
Miracles happen to those who believe
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best of what God made – Robert Browning
Nature is the ART of God – Dante
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lives the peace of God. – A Course in miracles
Oh, there’s One who smiles on high where there’s love at home.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand – all other ground is sinking sand.
Open the door for God to work (PRAY underlay)
Peace I give unto you. Peace I leave with you.
Persons of true godly character are neither optimists nor pessimists, but rather realists who have confidence in God – Warren W. Wiersbe
Praise the Lord
Pray always
Prayer does not change God, but change him who prays – Soren Kierkegaard
Prayers go up…blessings come down
Progress, not perfection

Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a kind prayer, and kiss me goodnight
Remember who you are
Return With Honor
Reverence is that altered state of consciousness when you feel awe and wonder because you know you are in the presence of Spirit – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Search, ponder and pray
See the invisible, do the impossible, believe in miracles
Seek not outside yourself – heaven is within – Mary Lou Cook
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all THESE things shall be given unto you.
Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up!
Stand for Something
The Beatitudes …. Blessed are the poor in spirit … Blessed are the poor in spirit … Blessed are the meek … Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness … Blessed are the merciful … Blessed are the pure in heart … Blessed are the peacemakers … Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness – Matthew 5:3-10
The cross made the difference for me
The eternal purposes of the Lord SHALL roll on until his promises are fulfilled ..
The Lord is my shepherd – I shall not want – Psalm 23:1
The Lord’s Prayer (in its entirety) - Matthew 6:9-13
The thing with feathers that perches in the soul – Emily Dickinson (HOPE underlay)
The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small. – Mary Webb
The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you
There are but three things that last – Faith, Hope, & Love – 1 Corinthians 13:13
Therefore I tell you, do not worry … your Heavenly Father knows you need all of these things – Matthew 6:25, 32
This is the day the Lord has made – let us be glad and rejoice – Psalm 118:24
To everything there is a season – Ecclesiastes 3:1
We are not beggars. COME BOLDY … We are believers.
We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human – Jacquelyn Small
We are not placed on this earth to see through each other, but to see each other through – William M. Kinnaird
What you are is God’s gift to you – What you become is your gift to God
When eating bamboo shots, remember the man who planted them – Chinese proverb
When God closes a door, He always opens a window … close your eyes and feel the breeze
When life gets too be more than you can stand – KNEEL
Where love is, there God is also
With the Touch of the Master’s Hand ----
You shall love the Lord your God with all your HEART, all your SOUL, and with all your MIND – Matthew 22:37
LIFE -------------------------------------------------------
Age is of no importance, unless you are a cheese
All is well
All things grow with love
Be a light in a chamber that can’t be a star in the sky
Be good. Do good
Be of good cheer
Be. Do. Have.
Because nice matters
Begin somewhere
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad. But it’s the middle that counts the most – Sandra Bullock
Believe
Believe in the beauty of your dreams
Born to hunt/golf/fish/ski, forced to work
Cherish the little things
Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today
Choose the right
Choose your love…love your choice
Clear your mind of can’t
Come gather at our table
Count your blessings
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway
Do I dare disturb the universe?
Do it now
Do not follow where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
Do what you can with what you have where you are – Theodore Roosevelt
Don’t be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life
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Don’t hurry; don’t worry
Each day is a gift
Embrace life
Enjoy the Journey
Even from a dark night songs of beauty can be born
Everything grows with love
Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more and all good things are yours.
Follow your Bliss
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls – Joseph Campbell
Follow your heart
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed – “The Prophet”
Give Thanks
Give thanks with a happy heart
God gave us memory that we might have roses in December
God gives us dreams a size too big so we can grow into them
God is love
God your guide – faith your companion
God, give me guts!
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life
Happiness
Happiness is something you decide ahead of time
Happiness is the sense that one matters
Happy is the house that shelters a friend
Have love in your heart and peace in your home
He who laughs, lasts
Hot fudge fills deep needs
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these – George Washington Carver
I am but what I was born to be – John Halifax
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education – Mark Twain
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand

If you can dream it, you can do it – Walt Disney
If you can laugh at it, you can live with it – Erma Bombeck
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Imagine
Improve the shining moments; don’t let them pass you by
In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured – Gordon B. Hinckley
In all things, give thanks
In union there is strength
Inner happiness is the fuel of success
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business – Gertrude Stein
It is never too late to be what you might have been
It’s a wonderful life
It’s never too late for happily ever after
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood
It’s not the length of life, but the depth – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s your life – make it great
Joy
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower – Hans Christian Andersen
Just trust yourself and you will know how to live
Keep it Simple
Keep the Commandments
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows – Helen Keller
Kindness begins with me
Kindness is wisdom
Kindness matters
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. – Johann von Goethe
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people
Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow – Gandhi
Let peace abound
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely
Life in abundance comes only through great love – Elbert Hubbard
Life is a journey

Life is a journey not a guided tour
Life is beautiful
Life is fragile…handle with prayer
Life is good
Life is journey
Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away
Life is too short to be little
Life is what happens to you while you’re working for your future
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments
Like water, be gentle and strong, be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world – Brenda Peterson
Live Laugh Love
Live simply Give more Expect less
Live simply Laugh often Love life
Live well. Laugh often. Love much
Love absolutely everything that happens in your life – Paul Cantalupo
Love every day. Each one is so short and they are so few.
Make the most of the best and least of the worst
Miracles happen to those who believe
Never lose a chance to say a kind word
Never, never, never give up
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something
Nobody ever died of laughter
Not all who wonder are lost --- Tolkien
Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength
Nurture your authentic flare
Obey thy heart
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off you goal – Henry Ford
Oh, the wondrous things you will see – Dr. Seuss
One of the virtues for being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of imagination
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree – Thomas Fuller
Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty
Pray always
Prayers go up…blessings come down

Progress – not perfection
Quiet your mind
Reach high for the stars are hidden in your soul. Dream deep for every dream precedes the goal.
Read to me
Remember to live
Remember who you are
Return with Honor
Sadness flies away on the wings of time – Jean de La Fontaine
See the invisible, do the impossible, believe in miracles
Simple Abundance
Simplify
Simplify Simplify Simplify
Sit long, talk much, laugh often
Speak kind words and receive kind echoes
Stand for Something
Strive for excellence, not perfection
Take time to smell the roses and the tulips and the daisies and the lilacs and the. . .
The best blush to use is laughter – it puts roses in your cheeks and in your soul – Linda Knight
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time – Abraham Lincoln
The best things in life aren’t things
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving – Oliver Wendell Holmes
The harder you work the luckier you get – McAlexander
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this” decide what you want – Ben Stein
The miracle is this…the more we share, the more we have
The more we give of anything, the more we shall get back
The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed
The most wasted of all days is the one without laughter
The place to be happy is here…the time to be happy is NOW
The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues
The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy – Jim Rohn
There are no rules…just follow your heart

There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going
There is always, always, always something to be thankful for
There is only one journey going inside yourself
There is sunshine in my soul today
This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything – Scott Reed
Thou shalt not whine
To everything there is a season
Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference – Robert Frost
Until you make peace with who you are you’ll never be content with what you have
Wake up, dive in, indulge, rejoice, believe
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails
We have one simple rule here: Be Kind
We learn the rope of life by untying its knots
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving
We measure time by the moments we share
We must always have old memories and young hopes
Whatever you are, be a good one – Abraham Lincoln
When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars
When you wish upon a star…
Where much is given, much is required
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right
With every deed, you are sowing a seed though the harvest you may not see
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present
Yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our enquiries.
You can if you think you can
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself – Harry Firestone
You go girl!
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself – Ethel Barrymore
You laugh at me because I’m different. I laugh at you because you’re all the same

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I hope it's okay that I"m leaving a comment here. . . I'm Lisa from "Oh Judy" and you left a comment about my parents and serving in Lincoln. . . I'm so glad you did! I'm glad that my dad made an impression on you and I'm dying with curiosity to know what he said that has stuck with you for 14 years. . . I doubt that I was at home when you were there at my cute little kitchen nook. . .we are basically the same age (I'm turning 35 this year) and left home at 18. . .Thanks for making the contact!

Kevin said...

Very nice tips. Thanks for sharing!.
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