Junk mail has gems

It’s rare when I get mail, but when I do it’s usually junk mail.  That’s what I got yesterday.  At first glance I determined this wasn’t something I was interested in, but then the art work on the cover got my attention.

What I had received was a catalog from the Ministry of the Arts, selling note cards, calendars and more of the like.  Nothing I  needed, but I was surprised by the quotes accompanying them.  I wanted to share some of the gems I found in this.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves ~~ James M. Barrie

Let the beauty we love, be what we do. ~~ Rumi

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they re the charming gardeners who  make our souls blossom

Beauty of Style, Harmony & Grace depends on Simplicity.

True Beauty can be seen only when there is light from within

At time our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

The Beauty that will save the world is Love.

The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms ~~ Lao Tzu

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature ~~ Joseph Campbell

Walk in the rain, smell flowers, stop along the way, build sandcastles, go on field trips, find out how things work, tell stories…trust the Universe ~~ Bruce Williamson

There is nothing in which the birds differ more….than the way ini which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.  ~~ Robert W. Lynd

The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.  ~~  Henry Van Dyke

Oh, that I might be a woman of wisdom, truth and patience – looking always toward new life.  ~~ Sr. Therese Denham, CSJ

If nothing ever changed there’d  be no butterflies.

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

To be of the Earth is to know the restlessness of being a seed, the darkness of being planted, the struggle toward light, the pain of growth into the light, the joy of bursting and bearing fruit, the love of being food for someone, the scattering of your seeds, the decay of the seasons, the mystery of death, and the miracle of birth.  ~~ John Soos

It’s not the years we gain but the moments we gather.

It is in our hands to create a better world for all who live in it ~~ Nelson Mandala

Peace begins with a smile ~~ Mother Teresa

I found each of these inspirational, but wonder which one, if any you found touched you?


12 thoughts on “Junk mail has gems

  1. Walk in the rain, smell flowers, stop along the way, build sandcastles, go on field trips, find out how things work, tell stories…trust the Universe ~~ Bruce Williamson

    That’s the one that talked to me the most. I love what it says.


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