Of all the thoughts I could leave behind as my last here...I choose to leave these. Enjoy...or not. Love and best wishes to all of you, and thanks for the help when I needed it most.
“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my privilege - my *privilege* to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
“As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found--in himself.”
Erich Frohm “Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
“I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.”
Colette, The Last of Cheri, 1926
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
“Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future.”
“The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination.”
John Schaar, futurist
I don't think I will ever have anything else to say here.