Gary Snyder Quotes

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Nature is not a place to visit.  It is home.

The world is our consciousness, and it surrounds us.

Gary Snyder (born 1930) is an American poet, lecturer, and environmental activist.  He has often been recognized as the “poet laureate of Deep Ecology.”  He has also received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Maya Angelou Quote

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A leader sees greatness in other people.  He nor she can be much of a leader if all she sees is herself.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was an American author, poet, and civil rights activist.  Her body of published work is found in autobiographies, essays, poems, and numerous credits in plays, movies, and television shows.

Always Half Full

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Day’s outlook, full of delight

Never empty, always half full

Another day, taking flight

Tasting life with every spoonful


Journey receives cherished gifts

Each experience overflows

Another sunrise uplifts

Witnessing one more tender rose


Unsung people, work each day

Vivacious, energized with life

Another hour’s sweet ballet

Cooperating, without strife


Marked with every sunset’s wink

Never empty, always half full

Precious life remains in sync

Filling another cup, brimful


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New Beginning

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Our attitude

Letting go, yesterday’s past

Enjoying each daily quest

Freshly written page to last


Our individuality

Allowing self to shine through

Hanging on to every strength

Life now ready to renew


Our character

Practicing Lord’s “Golden Rule”

Sharing kindness with others

Day’s always shining jewel


Our relationships

Searching every precious heart

Reflecting love through actions

Another day’s blessed start


New beginning

Pioneering novel ways

Tasting delicious goodness

Tomorrow ready to blaze


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What Life’s All About (Elfchen Series #121)



Endless wonders

Faithful, perfect design

Praising and giving thanks


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Divine plan

Family, colleagues, friends

Leaning on each other


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Stormy seas

Righteous navigator leads

Guiding toward calmer waters


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Relationships (Elfchen Series #116)

Building Up


Sharing grace

People needing others

Serving each with love



Plugging In


Fruitful friendships

Iron sharpens iron

Refining faith of another


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Joining Together


Eternal commandment

Coming from Jesus

Caring for one another


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Gary Smalley Quotes

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Life is relationships; the rest is just details.

If a man truly wants to communicate with his wife, he must enter her world of emotions.

Gary Smalley (1940-2016) was an American family counselor and best-selling author.  His writings focus on family and marriage from a Christian perspective.