A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
- William Arthur Ward
Wabi Sabi is a way of seeing the world that is at the heart of Japanese culture.
It finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious.
- Mark Reibstein, Wabi Sabi
This is Burma, and it is unlike any land you know about.
Rudyard Kipling, Letters from the East (1898)
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
- William Wordsworth,
Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
- Alex Haley
Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness.
Conviviality is healing.
To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.
- Wendell Berry
The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte
Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; the good, the true, the tender-these form the wealth of home.
-Sarah J. Hale
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