Sugar For The Soul

The first time I picked up one of these sugar packets to sweeten my coffee, it sweetened my day. I was so impressed by the idea of Sugar for the Soul because that's exactly what quotes are...Quotes help get me through the days with a purpose..I meditate on quotes much like others do with bible's my way of connecting with Spirit. They truly are Sugar for the Soul. So while the concept is not mine, I do not mind borrowing it (I hope they don't mind); here is a collection of the quotes that I have used on my homepage, my hope is that they sweeten your life as they have mine.

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness” ~Unknown

"It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast." ~W.J. Cameron

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”~Epicurus
 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”~ Marcel Proust

 "The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"The virtue of all victory over oneself. Those who know this victory can never know defeat."~A.J. Cronin
"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious."- Saint Thomas Aquinas

‎"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. "~Henry David Thoreau

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. "~Earl Nightingale

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." ~Albert Einstein

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”~unknown

"A peaceful home is as sacred a place as any chapel or cathedral."~Bill Keane

"Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
...The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain. " ~Langston Hughes

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”~ Charles M. Schulz

The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.”~Les Brown

‎"Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. "~Adam Hochschild

“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.” ~Ralph Marston

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”~Albert Pine

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."~Thornton Wilder

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer."~ Helen Hunt Jackson

"We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are."~Anais Nin

"Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face." ~Nelson DeMille

“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” ~unknown

"There are costs and risks to a program of action,but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction".~John F. Kennedy

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."~Pericles

“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.”~ Erich Fromm

Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.”~Stacey Charter

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”~Aaron Siskind

Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe."~ St. Theresa of Lisieux

"Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends."~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance" ~Dave Barry

“Far from the city's dust and heat,
I get but sounds and odors sweet.
Who can wonder I love to stay,
Week after week, here hidden away,
In this sly nook that I love the best --
This little brown house like a ground-bird's nest?”~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world." ~Ada Louise Huxtable

"If you want to be happy, be". ~Leo Tolstoy

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."-Mark Twain

“What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.”~ William Sokolin

"The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters." - Thomas Jefferson

‎"One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try."~Aristotle

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” ~Buddha

‎"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."~ Deepak Chopra