“The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw I am blessed to have friends who help me to hold onto my sanity, remember to make time for fun, […]
“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” ~ Khalil Gibran Try finding a picture of *that* on the interwebs.
“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” ~ Samuel Butler And, when a mirror isn’t handy, let us be grateful for true friends, who tell us when we have something unsightly in our teeth. Or, in the case of having something unsightly in our noses, a delicate euphemism […]
“A sister is both your mirror and your opposite.” ~ Elizabeth Fishel My sister, Kellie, and I think we look nothing alike, but whenever we’re together, people say, “Oh yes, I see the resemblance.” Growing up, we each tried to be different from the other, but now it seems we become more alike every day. […]
Happy Poetry Friday! Heidi is hosting at My Juicy Little Universe! Look! Spotted in the wild, EVERY DAY BIRDS at Book People in Austin, TX!! I’m thrilled to have Amy on the farm today, but have been so busy I delegated the interview to my chickens. (Please don’t tell them both an owl and a […]
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” ~ Earl Nightingale Ever since my office was painted and carpeted, my walls have been bare . . . waiting for me to finish this. It’s been done for a while, but I needed to find a […]
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ~ Rumi This quote reminds me of the Biblical passages about being refined by fire. Read an interview with a metal “magic mirror” craftsman in Japan here. Wikipedia has a thorough history of mirror making.
“Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.” ~ Anne Roiphe When my schedule becomes crowded to the point of no margin, the first tasks I abandon are the very ones that keep me grounded: scripture reading, prayer, back stretches. Pretty stupid. Next come the things I enjoy: reading, blogging, quilting. […]
It’s Poetry Friday! Kimberley is hosting at Written Reflections and has a lovely post about hummingbirds. As I type this, I’m with a team of colleagues in a hotel conference room in Pearl, MS, waiting for the next phase of work. We’re preparing photos and cutlines for a 2-page newspaper ad. It shows more than […]
“Our job is only to hold up the mirror — to tell and show the public what happened.” ~ Walter Cronkite Does anyone else miss the “old days” of news reporting?