Perseverence Quotes. The Water Lily by Jean Ingelow (May 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Note May 12, 2016 Quotes on Perseverance.  The Water Lily by Jean Ingelow  Good morning.  Complete stillness outside my window.  Only movement is spider webs dancing where they are hit by the sunlight.  Hot coffee.  Firetruck sounds to my right.  My angel of dawn is smiling as she is loudly serenaded by birds […]


Hour glass analogy to handling life. Focusing on today, not past or tomorrow. Sir William Osler and Dr. James Gordon (May 2013)

Susan’s Thursday Note April 25, 2013 Moments of time – imagining an hour glass. Leaving yesterday behind, not worrying about tomorrow.  Sir William Osler, Yale 1913 Dr. James Gordon, 1944 Good morning!  Perfect cup of filler with some coffee added in, mind not yet affected by the caffeine, thoughts to write for you on what […]

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Setting intellectual goals. Education quotes. Tales from a Village School by Miss Read (Aug 2012)

Susan's Thursday Newsletter August 16, 2012. Setting intellectual goals. Education quotes. Tales from a Village School by Miss Read   Good morning!!  No rain, but cool.  That gives Mother Nature one point out of ten in her favor.  Makes my coffee filler with a little coffee taste perfect.  Makes the sun look huge coming up over […]


Book Talking to Owner from Confinement on Shelf (I LOVE this one!) “A Book” poem by Edgar Guest (Aug. 2011)

Susan's Newsletter August 28, 2011    The Well-Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer    "A Book" poem by Edgar Guest (I LOVE this one!) Good morning!!!  What a perfect morning!  60 degrees, windows open, cats and babies asleep (dare I jinx that?!?!)  Did I mention annoying flies?  Might as well bring in that reality, too!  I […]


Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. Inspiring Quotes. Love of Words (April 2012)

Susan's Newsletter April 19, 2012 Resolutions. Love of Words.  Inspiring Quotes Good morning!  Springtime.  Glances to the heavens for cloud analysis.  Storms.  Calm.  Wind.  Constant changes.  Nebraska.  Not necessarily my favorite place for springtime storms, but calm Thursday mornings…I'll take.  Birds.  Tulips.  Stillness.  Cats.  Books.  Piles.  Thoughts.  Dreams.  Ideas.  Life.  Coffee (with extra filler).  Today.  One […]


Priority Setting. Goals “Never Check E-Mail in the Mornings” by Julie Morgenstern (Aug. 2009)

Susan’s Newsletter August 13, 2009 Organization – Setting Goals Don't Check E-Mail in Mornings by Julie Morgenstern Eat That Frog! By Brian Tracy   Good morning! The coffee is perfect, but the caffeine hasn't necessarily hit my fingers yet! I'm going to try a new experiment on the only living plant I'm responsible for…give a […]


Setting Goals, Evaluating Things to Do by Priority “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy (April 2008)

April 24, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy Goals, Organizing  Happy Spring!!! I was smiled at by my first tulip friends this week and was greeted by birds and daffodils – therein is proof – spring has sprung! Now, for the mushrooms……….I can't tell you where Stu finds them or I'd have […]


Perseverance Quotes (Jan. 2011)

Susan's Newsletter January 27, 2011 Perseverance Quotes Hi!  I tried for "Good morning," but we're not hitting "Good afternoon!"  I'm getting a kick out of my note to you this morning because it's on perseverance, but I can't seem to persevere & get this done!!!!  (grin)  I loved what I read, though, and determined to […]


Beauty of living. Choices. The soul. Falling in love with literature. Pursuing LIFE rather than enduring life. (Dec. 2008)

December 11, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Beauty of living.  Choices.  The soul.  Falling in love with literature.  Pursuing LIFE rather than enduring life. Just Life, Part Two by Melanie Wilkinson Stoner by John Williams Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Lean Forward with Your Life and Live Boldly by Mary Anne Radmacher Spirit quote by Victor Hugo […]


Vision of discussion on distraction with Plato and Aurelius. “The Undistracted” by Irwin Edman. (Apr. 2007)

April 26, 2007 Newsletter The Undistracted by Irwin Edman.  (Author having a vision of discussion with Plato and Marcus Aurelius) Good morning – it's not pouring rain and I can hear some birds, therefore I can appropriately greet you with those words!  I'm picturing a scene from June 1, 2000 with Stu and I nearing […]


Setting goals through Discipline. Perseverance. Ideals. “Self-Help” by Samuel Smiles – written in 1866 (Sept. 2009)

September 10, 2009 Susan’s Newsletter Self-Help by Samuel Smiles (Setting goals through discipline, perseverance, ideals) Good morning!  Strong coffee…not enough sleep…all mixed together to bring you something to think about this week!  Let's see if the caffeine has hit my bloodstream yet!  This week I have been reading a book written in 1866 called Self-Help by […]


Living life fully regardless of circumstances. Impact of poetry on lives. “The Lesson of the Moth” poem by Don Marquis (July 2008)

July 24, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter The Lesson of the Moth poem by Don Marquis     Life life fully regardless of circumstances.     Impact of poetry on lives.     Good morning!  I can't resist continuing with last week's book, Good Poems, selected by Garrison Keillor.  There were several poems that I wanted to type for […]


Nature calming restless spirit. Pursuit of stillness. “The Years” by Virginia Woolf (Mar. 2007)

March 15, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter The Years by Virginia Wolff Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen – use of time Pursuing Stillness.  Silence in Nature.  Nature’s stillness calming restless spirit.  Healing nature. Hi everybody!   I’ve gotten one cup of coffee down, and the house is silent.  I love this hour […]


Desire for solitude. Creativity. Prayer. “Firstlight” by Sue Monk Kidd (Aug. 2008)

August 21, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd.  Desire for solitude, creativity, prayer. Oh, my goodness – can you believe how beautiful this week has been?  The breezes at night – is there anything that beats a cool breeze at night?!?!?   Even my coffee tastes better when the weather changes to cool – […]


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On Thursdays I try to send an e-mail where I write about what I am personally reading in my own life that week. I try to add a Latin phrase relating to the topic of my reading. You can see past notes under archives on my home page, listing these writings by topic. I write to help process life, I write so that we can all have the opportunity to read what will help us find beauty in life. Beauty in details. Realizing how much we have regardless of what pains we may have. I would love to add you to my list of who gets the notes on Thursdays! Susan



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