Quotes for the Head of the Year

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison

I suppose when it comes right down to it, we garden because it’s an old cold world, and sometimes the best a person can do is to give it children and some green things growing. ~ Rebecca Rupp

It’s hard to make a comeback…
when you haven’t been anywhere.

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint. ~Daniel Webster

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon
the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
~Alexander Graham Bell

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
~Mark Strand

It Comes To Me

It comes to me not as a crashing wave
that claims my breath, nor with the rocket-flare
of fireworks or the force of a zephyr’s wind….

It comes not in heart-stopping moments
of revelation, nor in the ‘life flashing before me’
tradition of books and movies…

Instead, it comes in the whisper
of morning’s breeze, or the smell
of fresh baked bread…the glimpse
of a shooting star and a child’s laughter.

It comes with the touch of a loved one’s hand
or the taste of snow cones on a hot summer day,
and in the sigh of each sunrise and sunset.

Sometimes it comes for no reason at all
but it does come…

It is the joy of simply being, of finding comfort
in life’s small things and feeling peace
within myself knowing
I have laughed and cried,
feared and sought strength,
lost hope and gained faith,
felt loss and touched dreams,
but most of all…
I have lived and I have loved.

And then it comes to me….
how very lucky I have been.
and how thankful I should be.

By Myrna D.