Welcome! This site is an endeavor to spread an attitude of positive thinking and optimism. By searching for joy and beauty in all things - even the mundane, perhaps a smile will spread from my computer ... to you!

GREAT quotes - from GREAT people!

GREAT quotes - from GREAT people!

Dates listed below are listed in sequence, as used in
"A Dose of Positivity"

June 24, 2010

"If you can't see the bright side of life,
polish the dull side."


June 23, 2010

"Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions,
they pass no criticisms."

- George Eliot (Author 1819-1880)

June 16, 2010

'Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued,
is always beyond our grasp,
but which if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you."

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

June 11, 2010

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."
- Lady Diana

May 21, 2010

I Believe

Words and music by Erwin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman

I believe, for every drop of rain that falls,
a flower grows.

I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,
a candle glows.

I believe for everyone who goes astray,
someone will come, to show the way.

I believe, I believe.

I believe above the storm the smallest prayer
will still be heard.

I believe that someone in the great somewhere
hears every word.

Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
then I know why I believe!

I believe above the storm the smallest prayer,
will still be heard.

I believe that someone in the great somewhere,
hears every word.

Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
 then I know why, I believe!

March 12, 2010

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"

March 4, 2010

"I believe that if - at the end of it all - according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime; to make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute Joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances - we must try. I didn't always know this, and I am happy that I have lived long enough to find it out."

-Roger Ebert  (Passage read from Roger Ebert's journal by his wife Chaz on Oprah, Wednesday, March 3, 2010.)

March 1, 2010

“Just Do It”


February 25, 2010

"Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded."
- Jess Lair (Inspirational Author)

January 26, 2010

“No man is a failure, as long as he has friends.”
-Clarence from the movie: "It's A Wonderful Life"

January 21, 2010

"I have heard of bloggers who don't accept awards. I accept them with open arms...why not? When we spread the love and gratitude around, we have more love and gratitude to give."
-Katherine Jenkins, author - "Lessons From The Monk I Married"

January 20, 2010

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer."

-Randy Pausch, author - "The Last Lecture"

January 4, 2010

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."
- Clint Eastwood, actor

January 1, 2010

"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started."

- Norman Cousins, American Essayist and Editor