Category Archives: SERVICE

Toss your hat in the ring. Get involved.

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Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going,
don’t take anything too seriously,
it’ll all work out in the end.

David Niven

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“In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.” ― Kobayashi Issa

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“True hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person. Henri Nouwen has described it as receiving the stranger on his own terms, and asserts that it can be offered only by those who ‘have found the centre of their lives in their own hearts’.”
Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

He’s the slave of all slaves who serves none but himself.

http://www.rampantscotland.com/features/scottish_proverbs.htm

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I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.”

― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.

― Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

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Ten Grey hairs and a silver one

I discovered my first grey hair
when I was Seventeen years old
It had to do with breaking up my first relationship

I discovered my second grey hair
when I was Twenty years old
It had to do with the quarrels at home

I discovered my third grey hair
when I was Twenty-one years old
It had to do with searching for work

I discovered my fourth grey hair
when I was Twenty-three years old
It had to do with losing my job

I discovered my fifth grey hair
when I was Twenty-five years old
It had to do with giving up my unborn child

I discovered my sixth grey hair
When I was Twenty-eight years old
It had to do with opening my pub

I discovered my seventh grey hair
When I was thirty years old
It had to do with giving birth to my daughter

I discovered my eighth grey hair
When I was thirty –two years old
It had to do with the first day at the kinder garden school

I discovered my ninth grey hair
When I was thirty-four years old
It had to do with  finding out that some thing was missing

I discovered my tenth grey hair
When I was thirty-five years old
It had to do with the fights between my sisters and mum

My one Silver hair I discovered lately
Has to do with you
Because I miss you so hard …

Pascale Ost

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/ten-grey-hairs-and-a-silver-one/

We make messes of our lives, but every now and then, we manage to do something that’s exactly right. The challenge is figuring out which is which.

― Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

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“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.”

― William Arthur Ward

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. Dalai Lama XIV

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“Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at…something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”

― David Nicholls, One Day

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance. C.H.

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“The pessimists believe that the cosmos is a clock that is running down; the progressives believe it is a clock that they themselves are winding up. But I happen to believe that the world is what we choose to make it, and that we are what we choose to make ourselves; and that our renascence or our ruin will alike, ultimately and equally, testify with a trumpet to our liberty.

– The Illustrated London News, July 10, 1920 Issue.”

― G.K. Chesterton

Love ALL, Serve ALL.

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“He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activities in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all.”

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

We should employ our passions in the service of life, not spend life in the service of our passions. Richard Steele

http://www.useful-information.info/quotations/topiclife.html

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Though a broken staff it may serve as a walking stick.

"Tiruṭṭānta caṅkirakam, or, A collection of proverbs in Tamil: with their …"

foto – down south in march 2010