Thursday, January 1, 2009

Daily Thoughts for 2009

A sister's words of praise ring long and clear throughout the years.~Allison M. Lee

The memories we share remind me of how blessed I am to have a sister like you. ~anonymous

There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy.Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings.The freedom to simply be themselves. ~anonymous

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. ~Marie Osmond

Life is a great big canvas;throw all the paint on it you can. ~anonymous

Sisters share the innocence, imagination, and adventure of youth. ~Michelle Malm

A home is no home unless it contains food and the fire for the mind as well as for the body.For human beings are not so constituted that they can live without expansion.If they do not get in one way, they must in another, or perish. ~Margaret Fuller

High expectations are the key to everything. ~Sam Walton

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. ~Abrahan Sutzkever

Don't let the low times keep you down. Learn from them and reach for the high times. ~David Wiemers

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

One must live with a person to know that person. ~Irish Proverb

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves ~Lynn Hall

Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.~Dennis DeYoung

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. ~Michelangelo Buonarroti

It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do.~John R. Amos

We are what we imagine ourselves to be. ~Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains. ~Josephine Baker

...if we believed in the media we would think the only significant relationship in our lives is a romantic one.Yet sisterhood is probably the one that will last longer than any other...a sister will always be around. ~Jane Dowdeswell

Bless you my darling, and remember you are always in the heart-oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape-of your sister. ~Katherine Mansfield

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. ~Cali Rae Turner

What sisters really know is that they can fight with each other because they will always be sisters: they have a blood bond. ~Laura Tracy

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. ~Barbara Alpert

Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears. ~Anonymous

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. ~William Arthur Ward

A perfect sister I am not.But I'm thankful for the one I've got. ~Anonymous

A constant friend is a thing rare and hard to find. ~Plutarch

The best kind of friend is the one you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had. ~Anonymous

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~James Joyce

One can bear grief, but it takes two to be glad. ~Elbert Hubbard

The most important opinion is the one you have of yourself, and the most significant things you say all day are those things you say to yourself. ~Zig Ziglar

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude. ~Harvey Mackay

Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind. ~Debbie Coulter

There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morley

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

If we spend our lives in loving, we will have no leisure to complain or to feel unhappy. ~Joseph Lambert

When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? ~Pam Brown

In thee my soul shall own combined the sister and the friend. ~Catherine Killigrew

To the outside world we all grow old, but not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family times, the griefs and joys, We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega

Is solace any more comforting than in the arms of sisters? ~Alice Walker

A friend is a gift you give yourself. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart! ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~John Lennon

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. ~Henry David Thoreau

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. ~Michael Altshuler

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. ~Albert Einstein

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. ~Richard Bach

One of the comforts of adult sisterhood is getting past those mercurial years when your relationship fluctuates between warm intimacy and glacial gap. ~Dee Brestin

Sisterhood is a messy, fragmentary, ambiguous thing, an indiscriminate jumble of love, hate, amity, enmity, to be teased out bit by bit. ~Penelope Farmer

Sisters inspire friendship through laughter and tears. ~Michelle Malm

Moments are more valuable now, than years that are gone. ~Shaker saying

Help one another, is part of the religion of our sisterhood. ~Louisa May Alcott

Sisters make the real conversations...not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Elder sisters never can do younger ones justice! ~Charlotte M. Yonge

Sweet in the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Sisters-they share the agony and the exhilaration.As youngsters they may share Popsicles, chewing gum, hair dryers, and bedrooms.When they grow up, they share confidences, careers, and children, and some even chat for hours every day. ~Roxanne Brown

Home is not where you live but where they understand you. ~Christian Morgenstern

What we remember from childhood we remember forever-permanent ghosts, stamped ,imprinted, eternally seen. ~Cynthia Ozick

Living with a sister is easier than moving in with a friend.When your new roommate is not a family member, you both act like nervous newlyweds. ~Jeanie Pyun

A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self. ~Marian Sandmaier

Sisters, whatever their stories, instinctively know how fortunate they are. ~Susan Ripps

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. ~Peter F. Drucker

There is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.
~Christina Rossetti

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust

Sisters are probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead

If you and your sister take time to do things one-on-one, away from the extended family,a new pattern of dealing with each other-and a new friendship- is free to emerge. ~Kim Wright Wiley

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it. ~unknown

If I did not wear torn pants, orthopedic shoes, frantic disheveled hair, that is to say, if I did not tone down my beauty, people would go mad.Married men would run amuck. ~Brenda Ueland

The journey is the reward. ~Chinese Proverb

The secret to getting ahead is getting started. ~Sally Berger

Laughter is an instant vacation ~Milton Berle

You can play hide-and-seek from your sister,but she will always find you. ~Michelle Malm

My sister is the friend who shows me what I want from other friends.She sets the standard everybody else has to match. ~Michele D'Ambosia

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves-a special kind of double. ~Toni Morrison

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs. ~John Greenleaf Whittier

If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein

All that you do, do with your might.Things done by halves are never done right. ~Shaker Saying

An older sister helps one remain half child, half woman. ~anonymous

Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it's like to have been brought up the way you were. ~Betsy Cohen

No idea, whether by friend or family, is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time a steady eye. ~Winston Churchill

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. ~Katherine Hathaway

I learned what every dreaming child needs to know- that no horizon is so far you cannot get above it or beyond it. ~Beryl Markham

So important, in fact, is the role that sisters play in cementing family ties that some families all but fall apart without them. ~Erica E. Goode

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Dr. Joyce Brothers

A sister points out your strength where you find weakness. ~Michelle Malm

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. ~Amy Li

A ministering angel shall my sister be. ~William Shakespeare

Blessed is the home where each puts the other's happiness first. ~anonymous

What surprised me was that within a family, the voices of sisters as they're talking are virtually always the same. ~Elizabeth Fishel

A sister is dear to you always, for she is someone who is always a part of all the favorite memories that you keep very close to your heart. ~anonymous

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. ~Ethel Barrymore

A part of you has grown in me, together forever shall we be, never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart. ~anonymous

Flowers are lovely; love is flower-like;Friendship is a sheltering tree. ~Coleridge

Walk toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you. ~anonymous

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. ~John W. Gardner

Even when my sister and I are separated by continents, we are moving through time in parallel tracks. ~Kennedy Fraser

We are sisters.We will always be sisters.Our differences may never go away,but neither, for me, will our song. ~Elizabeth Fishel

Sister, open your heart, fling your hopes high, set your dreams aloft, I am here to hold your hand. ~Maya Angelou

We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away. ~Walker Percy

How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is largely a matter of expectation. ~Horace

And how good it feels the hand of an old friend. ~Longfellow

Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking or keeping, if it were not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sisters and friends are God's life preservers. ~anonymous

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. ~Oscar Wilde

Very often we travel the world over in search of what we need and return home to find it. ~George Moore

A friend is someone who knows all about you but loves you anyway. ~anonymous

Within our dreams and our aspirations we find our opportunities. ~Sue Atchley Ebaugh

Sisters are connected throughout their lives bt a special bond...whether they try to ignore it or not. For better or for worse, sisters remain sisters, until death do them part. ~Brigid McConville

You can think how I depend on you, and when you're not there the color goes out of my life. ~Victoria Woolf

What one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever. ~Mary Jo Putney

It was nice growing up with someone like you- someone to lean on, someone to count on,,,someone to tell on! ~anonymous

You've been a fantastic sister, my very best friend.We've shared the sad and happy again and again. ~anonymous

You can kiss your family friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. ~Frederick Buechner

Be kind to thy sister.Now many know the depths of true sisterly love. ~Margarey Courtney

Your sister is your other self. She is your alter ego, your reflection, your foil, your shadow. ~Barbara Mathias


Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing these - they're great! Happy New Year to everyone here at SOS!

Vickie said...

I am so excited. I am going to a scrap night, tonight. I haven't been out scrapping since April, when I went to an all day scrap.

I am doing my 2nd baby's album, so I must just be using some of these quotes.

Thanks for sharing and happy New Year!