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“Every tiny action by seemingless ordinary people may be seen as a pin-prick in a small piece of card-board. Yet it is each ONE of these barely observable holes that makes a miniscule difference… through allowing a glimmer of light to shine through. And it’s the myriad of tiny flickers, thousands and thousands at a time that can shine the brightest light in the darkest of places.”

September 7, 2012

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“Every tiny action by seemingless ordinary people may be seen as a pin-prick in a small piece of card-board. Yet it is each ONE of these barely observable holes that makes a miniscule difference… through allowing a glimmer of light to shine through. And it’s the myriad of tiny flickers, thousands and thousands at a time that can shine the brightest light in the darkest of places.”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekis.com/amazon.html and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

“We have come to a time in the history of the world, where we need to rediscover the path to peace, and the path to peace can never be war. This pathway is lined with the concept of co-existence and co-inhabitance of the world.”

September 7, 2012

Picture: beautiful and deserted Wainui beach, Gisborne, East Coast , New Zealand…a place where I often get my dose (“fill”) of upliftment and inspiration

Former Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa Desmond Tutu once said these wise and inspiring words: “We have come to a time in the history of the world, where we need to rediscover the path to peace, and the path to peace can never be war. This pathway is lined with the concept of co-existence and co-inhabitance of the world.”

“Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events.”

August 31, 2012

Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man (or woman) stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (she or) he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

— the powerful and greatly inspiring words of Robert F. Kennedy (with my little insertions in brackets)

IF: If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another; if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother;…”

August 29, 2012

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. “
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (no sorry, I’ve just been informed those words are originally from Bessie Anderson Stanley see

https://quietheroes.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/to-laugh-often/#comment-5058)

 

 

 

 

“If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another;
if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother;
if I can wipe from any human cheek a tear,
I shall not have lived my life in vain while here.
If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense of duty;
if I can plant within my soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a love of truth and beauty;
if I can teach one man that God and heaven are near,
I shall not then have lived in vain while here.
If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love and kindness;
if I can scatter light and hope and cheer, and help remove the curse of mental blindness;
if I can make more joy, more hope, less pain,
I shall not have lived and loved in vain.
If by life’s roadside I can plant a tree, beneath whose shade some wearied head may rest,
though I may never share its beauty, I shall yet be truly blest –
though no one knows my name, nor drops a flower upon my grave,
I shall not have lived in vain while here.”
– Anonymous (no, I think it was St Francis of Assisi) #

Today, don’t just try to make a living… try to make a difference

# Incidentally, my dear mom (bless her soul) often repeated these words of wisdom to me when I was young (too young to understand them properly), so in turn am passing them on

see

http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com

see dearest mom, your immense, gracious and “wacky” spirit lives on

c

 

 

 

 

 

 
“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music,
or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well,
that all the hosts of heaven will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.
– Martin Luther King, Jr

from

http://www.drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”
– c

from

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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picture from

http://www.beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com

and

http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”..

August 27, 2012

 

Lions Head, Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa with Table Bay and Robben Island in the distance (where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)

Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”..

“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”..

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

“The man who fights for his fellow-man is a better man than the one who fights for himself.”

August 27, 2012

Lions Head, Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa with Table Bay and Robben Island in the distance (where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)

Nelson Mandela (Madiba) aged 19: An icon of forgiveness and reconciliation in his immense nobility and generosity of spirit

“The man who fights for his fellow-man is a better man than the one who fights for himself.”

“The man who fights for his fellow-man is a better man than the one who fights for himself.”
– Clarence Darrow.

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.” – craig

August 23, 2012

Picture: beautiful and deserted Wainui beach, Gisborne, East Coast , New Zealand…a place where I often get my dose(“fill”) of upliftment and inspiration

“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”
– craig

“Let us look in the mirror of history*, heeding its lessons, then hold hands will ALL peoples in facing and heralding in a better future, a brighter tomorrow… a new dawn for all peoples around the globe.”

August 22, 2012

Let us look in the mirror of history*, heeding its lessons, then hold hands will all peoples in  facing  and heralding in a better future, a brighter tomorrow for all peoples around the globe.”

“Let us look in the mirror of history*, heeding its lessons, then hold hands will ALL peoples in facing and heralding in a better future, a brighter tomorrow… a new dawn for all peoples around the globe.”
-craig

* that’s a metaphor, btw

“Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events…”

August 17, 2012

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“Few (of us) will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man (or woman) stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (she or) he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different
centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

— the powerful and greatly inspiring words of Robert F. Kennedy (with my little insertions in brackets)

“Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

August 6, 2012

“Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
– author unknown

http://www.amazon.com/Peace-Lives-Within-ebook/dp/B005H3N4D0


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