Favourite Quotes and How They Play

Good Day My Friends,

Did you know that you are going to have the most AMAZING Day today?

I don’t know about you but I am a Quote Junkie … have been since I dunno … probably high school.  I’ve been adding them to pictures for years, even back in the film days where I’d scan the photo, put on a quote or word, laminate them and voila, … fridge magnets!  I believe I’m a bit more sophisticated now though … but maybe that’s because of the ease in the digital world now. So much can be done to an image to make it so very unique. We really are fortunate to have evolved with this medium allowing our creative self to sit up there with the great artists of history.

My favourite PEOPLE who made so many of those quotes I love and use over and over are:

  • Albert Einstein
  • Mark Twain
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Mary Oliver
  • Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • Helen Keller
  • Mother Teresa
  • Buddha
  • Gandhi

to name a few. So as I gather them up this will be where I shall share them with you.  I hope we’ll all be able to find them. I am saying that because I made a new ‘Page’ but it disappeared and the only way I could see it was in my ‘dashboard’ even though it said it was published. So it’s now also up on the menu above as Favourite Quotes but I wanted it as a post … and so it goes.  I have to pay attention to what I’m doing.

Anyhow, … if I gather quotes, I will probably put them there to save them for when any one needs them. We’ll see … this blogging thing is hard to wrap my head around so far.

I love using quotes inside images, it just makes me feel good making all things right with the world. I mean really, if everyone in the world would read and take to heart what has been said over and over in the past, there would be peace.

I like how new stories are experienced by pairing the quote with an image. It’s fun to sync these together.

It makes for great greeting cards, calendars and affirmation posters.

Think about this … when you DO read a quote about something all Feel Good, Warm and Fuzzy?  … it’s usually ON a photograph now isn’t it? What better way of getting a point across.

Who so ever loves believes the impossible. ~~ Elizabeth Barret Browning

This makes me smile …

If we read something nice every morning when we get out of bed … don’t you think the day would go better? Really, it does because we are programming our mind to listen and take note.

Lose the Fear of things … they’re just things.

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we Desire, not on things we Fear. ~~ William Law  – Think about this, it’s brilliant!

My three year old granddaughter is fearful of nothing, she had a blast climbing the rocks at Crescent Beach. We are not born with fear. Three year olds know the drill, they have it down pat. This is not to say the adults are to just sit back and ignore real danger, not saying that. I’m saying, give the kids leeway. They will learn from their own instincts when they have reached a limit. Pay attention.

That reminds me of my favourite Mary Oliver quote: Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About It!


YOU are already AMAZING

Now REALLY … how could you NOT feel good first thing in the morning after looking at THIS adorable face? This is Dudley, my ceramic dragon … and he just makes me happy to look at him. Since this is the year of the WATER Dragon, I made this earlier this year for my Beyond Layers class, ( the image, not the dragon) which by the way I will add all sorts of goodies and link ups to do with that as I go. Just too much content to share in a short period of time here. However, I will share all of that with you as we continue our journey together … you are going to love it all!!

I could go on and on with sharing these now but I better go do  a restart on the computer as it keeps popping up reminding me it has updates. Ugh … technology eh? Whatcha gonna do?

Tell yourself, today will be a great day … try it, then report back to me okay?

Till the next thought …   Love ~

Joy xo