"I wish that your every dream come true. That you find yourself surrounded by friends, laughter, and good times. I wish that your every cup runneth over financially, romantically, spiritually, and creatively. That good health be your faithful companion, peace your guarded ally, and love your perpetual guide." 

Happy New Year, here's to 2012!

I hope you smile more this year then you ever have before


Rise - Eddie Vedder

Such is the way of the world
You can never know
Just where to put all your faith
And how will it grow

Gonna rise up
Burning black holes in dark memories
Gonna rise up
Turning mistakes into gold

Such is the passage of time
Too fast to fold
Suddenly swallowed by signs
Low and behold

Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole

When You Dream  - Barenaked Ladies

With life just begun, my sleeping new son has eyes that roll back in his head
They flutter and dart, he slows down his heart and pictures a world past his bed
It's hard to believe As I watch you breathe Your mind drifts and weaves

When you dream, what do you dream about?
When you dream, what do you dream about?


“Those who seek beauty WILL find it!” -Bill Cunningham New York
Really loved the docu-drama about his life. 


California - Joni Mitchell  

Sitting in a park in Paris France
Reading the news and it sure looks bad
They won't give peace a chance
That was just a dream some of us had
Still a lot of lands to see
But I wouldn't want to stay here
It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here
Oh but California


On the road again - Willie Nelson

On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again.

On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been.
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again.


"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."


“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.” - Jim Rohn


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao-tzu

I've always disliked this quote although that doesn't stop me from saying it over and over again. Maybe I dislike it because I have to say it when I've been procrastinating and already want to be at the end of a project, not unbegun.


"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."- George Bernard Shaw 


"Just another moment that makes my life mine" - Touch of Pink

I've been attached to this quote since I heard it in the movie 'Touch of Pink'. Whether things be good or ridiculously bad this quote holds true. I took this photo while walking the Camino de Santiago, this was a very special moment for me. 


"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." Sophia Loren
As a teen I read 'Sophia Living and Loving: Her Own Story' a bio on Sophia Loren and enjoyed many of her quotes.


“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” 

I remember this quote when things aren't going so great, it helps me change my attitude and make things fun.


"A thankful heart is arid ground for the seeds of depression" Harry Goldman


"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, 
the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior." 
Henry C. Link


"80% of success is showing up." Woody Allen

This quote helps me to get out the door.


"Everyone is talented original and has something important to say" Brenda Ueland

This is one of my favourites. My mom wrote this many times and I had it memorized once I reached high school. Once she wrote it on a Qcard that I used for a long time as bookmark in my schoolwork. I think it made me a better listener and stirred confidence in my own words. I repeat it often :)