Saturday, October 2, 2010
Open your eye that you may see
The beauty that around you lies,
The misty loveliness of the dawn,
The glowing colors of the skies;
The Child's bright eager eyes of blue,
The gnarled and wrinkled face of age,
The bird with crimson on his wing
Whose spirit never knew a cage;
The roadsides blooming goldenrod
So brave through summer's wind and heat,
The brook that rushes to the sea
With courage that naught may defeat.
Open your eyes that you may see
The wonder that around you lies;
It will enrich your every day
And make you glad and kind and wise.
- Emma Boge Whisenand, Open Your Eyes
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
- Oscar Wilde
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
- Sydney J. Harris
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill
There has been much tragedy in my life;
at least half of it actually happened.
- Mark Twain