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little nuggets from little books


Christmas 2008 - from a Seguin friend


The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for another’s little lapses – David Storey

Friendships aren’t perfect, and yet they are very precious – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Be kind.  Remember that everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Harry Thompson



Deep down, inside our bodies, lives the soul.


Inside the soul, right in the very middle of it, there’s a bird standing on one foot.  This is the soul bird.  It feels everything we feel.

By now you’ve understood that everyone is different because there’s a different soul bird deep inside.

That’s why it’s a good idea – maybe late at night when everything is quiet–to listen to the soul bird deep down inside us.


We are committing an unspeakable crime against ourselves when we drown ourselves in negative thinking.

If we are not willing to be patient with people and stick with them until they’re free to share their inner struggle with us, we can at least not add to their burden by judging them.

When we love, what hurts another hurts us; what brings them sorrow brings us tears.


Prayer does something in us.

Prayer does something for us.

Prayer does something through us.


There is hope for us,

even in our sin and failure,

as long as we are haunted by goodness.

Life is neither good nor bad; it includes both.


My only sketch, profile, of Heaven is a large blue sky . . .

larger than the biggest I have seen in June–

and in it are my friends–every one of them. – Emily Dickinson


Oh, the inexpressible comfort

of feeling safe with a person; having neither

to weigh thoughts nor measure words,

but to pour them all out, just as they are,

chaff and grain together,

knowing that a faithful hand will take

and sift them, keep what is worth keeping,

and then, with the breath of kindness,

blow the rest away. – George Eliot


gift from Colorado friends

from Colorado friends



We have become so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good.


The Motah Movement!

Veteran TV Anchor Leaves Award-Winning Career to Launch

International Children’s Movement

After 12 years of the same old negative news stories, award-winning, former FOX news anchor Cynthia Lee recently left television news to pursue her new venture, Motah, which is her slang for the word “motivate,”in hopes of inspiring a movement. [February 2009]

April 10, 2009 article in the San Antonio Business Journal, by Andi Rodriguez:

This week, after 11 years, FOX/KABB-TV’s Cynthia Lee bids adieu to the anchor desk and blazes a trail in a new direction. The award-winning Lee is launching her own show titled “Motah’d Kids.” Slang for “motivate,” “Motah” is actually a multi-tiered effort consisting of a television pilot, Web site, blog and on-line magazine demonstrating how “ordinary kids do extraordinary things.”

“We’re focusing on a younger demo,” Lee says. “Motah is actually an entire movement, designed to bring more positive, real kid achievements to television and the Internet. It’s gratifying to tell a story, knowing that it might inspire and motivate someone else.”

Lee is genuine in her gratitude for the opportunity she received at FOX. She chose not to renew her contract, with the support of management.

“This is a dream I’ve had for quite a while and I needed to focus,” Lee says. “I know this is where I’m meant to be, using my talents to help people, especially kids.”