Sunday, January 9, 2011

Green Lights


“An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.”
 Albert Schweitzer

I love this one.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

and this one by Robert Brault

"As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent
-- that it does not have to be recognized by others."

. . . and in keeping on a path to peace and joy . . .
" Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path."
Psalm 119:105

Peace and Joy to you all.
May our paths be gentle and free!
{Thank you, Rachael, for the great photo!}

18 comments:

It's me said...

Beautiful words......just what i needed today......love and blessings from me........xxx...

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Bits of wisdom, here and there!~
That is why I love the Proverbs....they are like little fortune cookie messages, only they are TRUTH AND LIFE!!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This truly is a great photo, Rachael. Perfectly pretty!

What is it with proverbs? I cannot ever get enough of them. They make me think and rethink. I like Farmgirl Cyn's comment a lot.
This morning we cycle the path to grandma. It was a beautiful tour. Under a blue sky, soft sunbeams. Vinciane and Bresten cycled on their own, Celeste and Quinten were on our bikes. I cycled a little behind and I believe I was smiling all the time. I just loved the view.
Enjoy your Sunday, dearest sweet Maria xxxx
Have a happy start to the new week, teaching and reading to your lovely students. xxxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That should be, we cycled.
Lots of Love to you xxxx

koralee said...

Oh Maria...what a beautiful image...happy dance!

We got a surprise snowfall last night too....so we are doing another happy dance!! It is going to be one snowy week! Yahoo.

I love all your lovely words today....I have to write a few of those down.

Hugs and love for a great new week. xoxoxo

Julie Harward said...

I loved the first quote, I am a green light I think! lOL I also loved the picture, really awesome! Have a nice Sabbath day :D

Dianne said...

Beautiful photo and I loved the humor and the wisdom.

Hope your weekend is blessed with warm paths.

Love,
D.

Linda said...

There is a wealth of wisdom in these quotes Maria. You always share such uplifting, encouraging words.
The picture is beautiful. I can almost "hear" the hush.

Barb said...

Rachael's photo is wonderful - the sepia tones with that optimistic yellow in the distance (and the green light!). Your quotes of a positive mind set are a good end to my day, Maria. Thank You. (Snowing hard here and more to come. Yippee!!!)

Diana said...

Yes Rachael that was a great photo! Wise words of wisdom as well!
Love Di ♥

Teresa said...

Oh Maria!
Sweet sweet PATIENT loving Maria!
First of all....the snow is lovely!
Secondly...you are an inspiration.
THirdly...you are without a doubt the most patient~wonderful friend in the world.
Please forgive me.
I have no excuse that your lovely bird necklace is wrapped and continues to lay on my desk.
Please forgive.
What a downfall of mine.
I promise with all my heart to send it soon.
Promise!
Snuggles to you my sweet inspiring friend.
What a gentle soul you share with us each day.
xoxoxox
Teresa

myletterstoemily said...

i'm afraid that i have parked in many
of those tempting parking places. in
fact, i'm in one right now!

thank you for the inspiring quotes!

francis said...

Sweet Maria . hope your new week will be an inspiring one . Saskia wrote about cycling with her family to "OMA" ... How those events can fill your mother-heart with joy .
Sweet memories for yoy and me . our children have their own life now.
Reading this from Saskia brings back sweet memories.
Wishing you a week filled with wonderful sweet memories.

dcrelief said...

Thank you; I needed this.
In peace,
Dixie

Rebecca said...

I love new beginnings! Your quotes are very UPlifting!

Gloria said...

I love these quotes! Very inspiring! This photo is magnificient too!!!!! :)

Have a cozy day my friend!!

XOXO
Gloria

Indie.Tea said...

I love those quotes! I'm trying to make a few big decisions about life (when to go to grad school, actually...)...they're so appropriate!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous collection of quotes to inspire, I think I might be in one of those tempting parking spaces at the moment, must get off the computer soon..........