Tuesday, April 14, 2020

No Telling

A    L    O    H    A  !
Besides the noble art of getting things done, 
there is the noble art of leaving things undone. 
The wisdom of life consists in the 
elimination of non-essentials.
             Lin Yutang

Love much. Earth has 
enough of bitter in it.
             Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

 There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, 
that can circumvent, or hinder or control 
the firm resolve of a determined soul.
                 Ella Wheeler Wilcox

They say you can't control what happens,
only your response to it. 

But the longer I live, the more clearly
I see how each of us makes
the version of reality that we believe in.

We reinforce our view of ourselves,
others, and of the larger world, by the
things we say, do, and notice.

Mostly by finding what we expect.
Very few of us are willing
to discover where we are wrong,
even though that represents
a liberation and birth of
new possibilities.

We would rather be right
than happy; to win an
ultimately pointless argument
than to cherish a relationship.

Perhaps it would be valuable
for everyone to take a break
from all our normal routines
and spend time alone.

Call it a fast, a retreat,
a penance, a voyage of
self discovery.

Imagine the possibilities
of every person in the world
ready to do things better,
in possession of newly earned
humility, compassion, 
fellow-feeling, and hope.

No telling WHAT
could come of 

  Love You,