Monthly Archives: June 2009

Self-belief

Self-belief is an inside job.

BEAUTIFUL JINA
BEAUTIFUL JINA

Quotes to consider:

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Unknown

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles F. Kettering

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” – Stuart Chase Continue reading

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Home

Home has no substitute.

BLACK EAGLE ON NEST - Roodekrans, Johannesburg, South Africa
BLACK EAGLE ON NEST – Roodekrans, Johannesburg, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” – Unknown

“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” – Christian Morganstern

“He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Continue reading

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Asendle Trust

Here’s an important site for everyone who cares about conservation: Asendle Trust. It’s ‘dedicated to improving understanding of so called ‘problem’ animals, highlighting the disappearance of others and reminding you, the audience, of their fragile existence. Asendletrust.org is committed to … Continue reading

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The Magenta Penguin

I am blown away by something extremely special – kids in Cape Town helping conservation with The Magenta Penguin: ‘The Grade 2 class at St Cyprian’s Preparatory School wrote and illustrated a book called THE MAGENTA PENGUIN. 1000 copies of … Continue reading

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Dreaming

Dreaming delves deep inside.

JINA SLEEPING ON JOE'S PAW
JINA SLEEPING ON JOE’S PAW

Quotes to consider:

“A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.” – Brian Williams

“If I am dreaming let me never awake, If I am awake let me never sleep.” – Chinese Proverb

“Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.” – Victor Hugo Continue reading

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Poise

Poise = Poetry

LONGTAILED SHRIKE - Okavango Delta, Botswana
LONGTAILED SHRIKE – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“The key to winning is poise under stress.” – Paul Brown

“Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” – Maxwell Maltz

“To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility – these are marks of maturity and graciousness.” – William Arthur Ward Continue reading

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Subtlety

Subtlety has its uses.

JESSE ON BIRDFEEDER
JESSE ON BIRD FEEDER

Quotes to consider:

“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before it is understood” – Unknown

“Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.” – Oliver Goldsmith Continue reading

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