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The Countdown Begins ……

The outer world of circumstances shapes itself to the inner world  of thought, and  both pleasant and unpleasant  external conditions are  factors which make  for the ultimate good  of the individual.  As the reaper of his own  harvest, man learns both by suffering  and bliss.  ~ James Allen.   


The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances and the most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.
~ Billy Graham.


I shut my eyes in order to see.

~ Paul Gauguin. 


  1. You always find amazing quotes of inspiration. Thanks for blessing us today with this. Have a blessed week Michael 🙂

  2. i like this note… awesome.. inspiring and yet spiced with humor…The pictures are nice.. they tell more than a thousend words.!!

  3. mj monaghan says:

    Wow. Great quotes and pics – very profound.

  4. Lots to ponder here, Michael. I love that you do what you need to to LIVE your dream!

  5. bibuji says:

    You are right. Let us look inside of ourselves more…

  6. brakelite says:

    One cannot disagree with Billy Graham, but how rare is such contentment, but how precious when reached.

  7. Jane Thorne says:

    Thank you Michael…

  8. J.C.V. says:

    Congratulations you have been nominated for the Kreativ blogger award! Please check it out at http://365days2bpublished.com/

  9. What sweet words about happiness being something that arises in us; comes forward to fill our hearts and has nothing to do with the events or circumstances of life. An inspirational reminder in times of challenge. I love your blog! Thank you.

  10. drangedinaz says:

    I REALLY love that quote by Paul Gauguin…and it is so true, at least for me.

  11. AnitaAnswers says:

    Live life happy. The verses and artistic creations you share inspire. Thank you for making this world better.

    Climb every obstacle!

  12. debpentland says:

    I love your quotes & your posts! They inspire me & cause me to think as well as remind me of what’s important. 🙂

  13. jhasmoments says:

    Great images and I always love the quotes. : )

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