This week's reflection
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.
Reflection of the week bank
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
December 18, 2009
Love is what is in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
unknown (attributed to a 7 year old boy named Bobby)
December 11, 2009
… is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
December 4, 2009
Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.
November 20, 2009
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep
November 13, 2009
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
November 6, 2009
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
October 30, 2009
True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.
October 23, 2009
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James B. Conant
October 16, 2009
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
~ Kahlil Gibran
October 9, 2009
Each day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons.
~ Ruth Ann Schabacker
October 2, 2009
I absolutely believe that every organization has a soul…
It is that mysterious spirit that you feel but perhaps cannot measure.
It is the light in the eyes of those who work there.
It is the fire in the belly…
It is knowing that together you are fulfilling a higher calling, helping creation come to fulfillment.
~ Ian Percy, Covenant Health Annual Community Meeting keynote speaker
September 25, 2009
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
September 18, 2009
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
September 11, 2009
The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight.
John Charles Polanyi
September 4, 2009
Change always comes bearing gifts.
August 28, 2009
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
August 21, 2009
Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore
August 14, 2009
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
August 7, 2009
It takes a long time to become young.
- Pablo Picasso
July 31, 2009
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
July 24, 2009
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
July 17, 2009
Peace begins with a smile
July 10, 2009
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Henry David Thoreau
July 3, 2009
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need. The remainder is needed by others.
June 26, 2009
Pleasures and sensations are like ripples on our surface; happiness and knowledge are like the undercurrents in our inner waters; joy and wisdom are sunken treasures at the very bottom.
Peter J Kreeft
June 19, 2009
The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
June 12, 2009
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.
June 5, 2009
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
May 29, 2009
If you keep a green bough in your heart, surely the singing bird will come.
May 22, 2009
Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.
~ Rumi (13th century)
May 15, 2009
what you give Certain actions free your heart of its maladies. The generosity of giving frees you from greed. The gift you can make of yourself each moment frees you from yourself. All that remains, my friend, is what you give.
~ Faouzi Skali
May 8, 2009
Mothers are there to grasp the inexplicable. We are there to light up the darkness. We are there to love without beginning or end.
Mariama Ba, Senegalese novelist
May 1, 2009
May your soul be happy; journey joyfully.
~ Rumi (13th century)
April 24, 2009
As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere.
April 17, 2009
The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
April 10, 2009
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”
April 3, 2009
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote down some blues.
March 27, 2009
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
Mary C. Crowley
March 20, 2009
Believe in your heart that you are destined to do great things.
March 6, 2009
If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
March 13, 2009
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
February 27, 2009
Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to them wherever they require it.
St. Francis of Assisi
February 20, 2009
Success is peace of mind, which is the direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
February 13, 2009
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
February 6, 2009
Compassionate and healing God,
help us to see Your face
in the faces of our sisters and brothers
who are sick or injured.
Guide us to reach out to them
with hearts of compassion
and hands which serve their needs.
Help us as caregivers to
always turn to You as
the Source of our own
strength and compassion
as we seek to serve the needs of
those who are sick and vulnerable.
Sister Jane McConnnell, OSF, BCC
January 30, 2009
You are the light of the world
A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others... Matthew 5
Covenant Health Missioning Celebration
Monday, February 9, 2009 4:30 pm
St. Joseph's Basilica Edmonton
January 23, 2009
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
January 16, 2008
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner
January 9, 2009
This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we go.
January 2, 2009
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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