"Joy is the net of love by which you
can catch souls."
Mother Teresa from
About this Section
Half the battle in achieving a happy existence
in life is tied up in our attitude and how we view and respond
to a particular situation.
If you struggle with a disabling condition, you
will undoubtedly have many opportunities to decide how you
process information, the ups and downs that come your way.
Having suffered with a chronic medical
condition most of my childhood and adult life, I know how
difficult it can be to maintain a positive attitude in times of
pain and stress. Like when you really and truly just want to
"give up" and call it a day, when your only goal is to find a
way in that particular moment to...to...to just keep hope
alive--as Jesse might say.
Perhaps that is why I keep a lot of books
around, and not just any books, but those that are filled with
lots of inspirational quotations, you know, just in case I
ever need a boost in my attitude.
Some of these quotations from my collections
have been placed on the right and left hand side of the
main section of this site; they are just an effort
by me, your editor, to help you stay focused on the
positive, to the extent that you are able.
Where time permits, I will add a brief review
of the work.
So if you too have a favorite
inspirational quote (or quotes) that help you get through
the day, send it to me here. Don't be selfish with it.
Because who knows...it just might make someone's
"The real things
haven't changed. It is still best to be honest
and truthful, to make the most of what we have,
to be happy with simple pleasures, and to have
courage when things go
Laura Ingalls Wilder, From
Editor's Comment (i.e. Lo's take on this
one): Quotable Women: A Celebration
is a 95-page book, filled with inspirational writings by women.
It is fully illustrated with wonderful paintings and artistic
expressions, also by women. With only one or two or three
quotations per page, and the fine artwork placed opposite
each quotation page, it really does put you in a
meditative state as you reflect on the meaning of each entry.
Topics include: Being a Woman, Ambition and Challenge, Love and
Relations, Creativity, Joy, Maturing, Dreams and Spirituality.
something you admire in the
driver behind you, but not in
the one ahead."
"I do not object to
people looking at their watches
when I am speaking. But I
strongly object when they start
shaking them to make sure they
are still going."