This quotation from James Russell Lowell, with its midnight reference put a burst of creativity into me – just enough to create the quoted image…
“O wild and wondrous midnight,
There is a might in thee
To make the charmed body
Almost like spirit be,
And give it some faint glimpses
image (cc by 2.0): “Spirit People” by Dominic Alves on Flickr
adapted for use at Thoughts at Midnight
I loved the simplicity of this thought!
“Once upon a time all food was organic.”
But good ol’ days or not, there is a reason we shouldn’t be subjecting our foods to chemicals before, during, and after they’re grown.
source: Food Inc
To a cat, people are just furniture that does tricks.
To a dog, people are…
well… the photo says it all.
about the cat image (CC BY-SA 2.0): “Cat on Head” by Paul Stein on Flickr
“…they’ve been a team for a few years. You can find the Catman near events and popular spots in NYC.”
about the dog image (CC BY 2.0) “Buddha dog” by SuperFantastic on Flickr
“…Schmoopy doing a balancing act.”
Admit it. You’ve wondered once or twice if you’re “losing your marbles“.
I am. You are too. No one escapes this. But the subject here isn’t what you think. It’s closer to the literal aspect than that of implying we’re losing our mind; you simply need to put your time on earth in perspective.
So turn your speakers on, then as you click through to “A Thousand Marbles“, enjoy the music and pay attention for about 3 minutes to understand my choice of title for this post.
Every week… one marble is lost.
To prepare yourself, or to replenish… if you need marbles…
source: llerrah e-cards
What you know may help you succeed… temporarily.
Who you know may get your foot in the door.
But it’s the Heart, the Ear, and the Hand that makes it all come together for you!
Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.
It is one of the better lessons learned in life to realize worry is a fruitless activity of the mind. It can, in fact, move well past being a waste of time and become destructive.
So to get rid of worry, decide what to do to get past it and then take action. It will restore some peace of mind knowing that you made a decision and moved forward towards a resolution.
Save tomorrow’s troubles… for tomorrow. You’ll find that come tomorrow, that trouble has vanished because the worry ended.
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~ Swedish Proverb
image source: Lessons Learned in Life
File this one under Midnight Thoughts.
You know what…? Mars IS populated entirely by robots!
Public domain image by NASA, via Wikimedia Commons
Comment inspired by Shower Thoughts
Every once in a while it’s good to put things into perspective. Literally.
You do see that man standing in the snow hanging onto a rope don’t you…? Did you see the other man…?
No matter how caught up we get in our stressful day-to-day lives, nature always gives us the perfect place to escape to. The great outdoors have a way of making you seem small and insignificant, and of putting all of your problems into perspective… showing just how small we can seem when eclipsed by the powerful wonder of nature.
We needn’t look out into the universe to be reminded that we are but tiny humans lost in the majesty of nature.
Oh… and what was that one post… We are but a Tree in a Forest…?
image source Jan 25, 2013: neatorama.com
Have you ever imagined things that are not real? Not in a disturbing way, mind you, but in a wondrous, creative, or even fanciful way?
Perhaps it was more when you were a youngster than what you do presently. Perhaps it never left you. It’s a tremendous ability if you have it!
Albert Einstein said this about imagination:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
The ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced is imagination in the purest sense.
When that “something” only exists or happens in your mind that ability hasn’t been harnessed or expressed.
It’s a large part of what makes you, you…! Share your imagination!
It really does embrace the entire world… to think of new things grows the world!
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original image source (CC by 2.0): ‘Badwater Sunset’ by John Fowler on Flickr
adapted for Thoughts at Midnight
Life is too short to argue and fight with the past.
Count your blessings, value your loved ones, and move on with your head held high.
original image source: Livedoor archives