Tag Archives: Inspirational Quotes

Postcard from Up North


Thaw, with her gentle persuasion, is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces. ~ Henry David Thoreau

(Little Traverse Bay responds beautifully to gentle persuasion, as we all do…. )

Thank you

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Postcard from Up North

They got up steam and proceeded calmly to the north where there seemed to be no people, but only mountains, lakes, reedy snow-filled steppes, and winter gods who played with storms and stars.¬†~Mark Helprin, A Winter’s Tale

(The winter …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ~Buddha

(Valentine’s Day, we love your hearts and candy and roses, but most …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Gratitude . . . goes beyond the “mine” and “yours” to the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to gifts received, but now I realize that

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Postcard from Up North

Love is the most necessary of all virtues…the fire of love of God and neighbor–it will work wonders. ~St. Anthony Mary Claret

(On the feast of All Saints this week, I’m thinking of St. Anthony Claret of Spain. He took …

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