"Gift economies flourish when we believe fundamentally that everyone has something to give. This shift in consciousness from scarcity to abundance can change the world."
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
~ Joel Salatin
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
"Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger." ~Friedrich Nietzsche
"There is nothing to writing...all you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
"I want to put something snarky like I am thankful for sleep and 5 minutes of quiet. But in looking in my heart I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful God takes the time to use what is going on in my life as a lesson to me. I am praying that I learn it quickly so he doesn't have to do something even more drastic." ~Aimee Conkle
"So for you today, my friend, I simply hope that you will be able to have a moment of looking outward rather than inward, that you will see yourself in the context of the universe and realize that no matter how intense your struggles might be, you are no different than anyone else...and you are not alone with your struggles unless you choose to be." ~LJP
"Power isn't always evil. If you stand tall in the power of goodness, you can have a powerful impact on a situation. "
"I will begin to lose hold of a winning attitude if I choose to leave spiritual growth to chance. I must make life happen, not let it happen to me."
"What kind of seeds do you need to sow today, so tomorrow turns into the dream you have always wanted? "
"Reserve the sound of your voice for other people. God hears only what's in your heart. "
“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends in a crowd, points you out and says, 'that's her.'”
"Whatever happens to you, after it happens it is yours. Then, what you do with it is YOUR CHOICE. And you always have a choice, always. Sometimes it really sucks and any choice doesn't seem like a good one. But it is still a choice and it belongs to you. And that gives you power and power gets you through the mess." ~Loretta Pennington
"You have to want what you have. Change is growth...and Spring is just around the corner."