A collection of quotes that say it better than I ever could….

“We should remain within the limits imposed by our basic needs and strive with all our power not to exceed them. For once we are carried a little beyond these limits in our desire for the pleasures of life, there is then no criterion by which to check our onward movement, since no bounds can be set to that which exceeds the necessary.”
 Nilus of Ancyra Fifth-century monk
“Our ability to get through difficult times is proportional to who we perceive Christ to be.”
Chris Dolson, Blackhawk Church
“Some people, in order to discover God, read books. But there is a great book; the very appearance of created things. Look above you! Look below you! Read it! God, whom you want to discover, never wrote that book with ink. He made. Can you ask for a louder voice than that?”
Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), a theologian and bishop.
“Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, the it’s not the end.”
(Unknown). 
“In 5 years, you will have aged 5 years and will be 5 years older without expending any effort. This doesn’t automatically happen with your spiritual maturity.”
(Chris Dolson, Blackhawk Church)
“Because when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love and a peaceful heart.”
“Have a Little Faith” Mitch Albon. Page 221
“The phone gives us a lot but it takes away three key elements of discovery: loneliness, uncertainty and boredom. Those have always been where creative ideas come from.”
Lynda Barry (http://www.openculture.com/2017/09/lynda-barry-on-how-the-smartphone-is-endangering-three-ingredients-of-creativity.html
“Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.”
Francis Gray (The motto of Beverly Hills High School) (Also sometimes attributed to a Sanskrit Proverb)
“Always leave the golf course better than you found it.”
H. Robert (“Pappy”) Gluck

 

“Sometimes an empty page presents more possibilities”

Patterson (film) – final scene as said by the Japanese poet