Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Thoughts for the new year.....

As 2013 ends, here are some wise words -  I thought you might  enjoy them too. The photos are some of the wildlife encounters I've been lucky to have over the last couple of years, which remind me we still live in a world with wonder, hope and possibilities....

Things I want to remember………….

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. Alexander Woollcott

Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste. Brecht

What a strange narrowness of mind now is that, to think the things we have not known are better than the things we have known.  Samuel Johnson

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  Theodore Roosevelt

Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way. M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

 Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
 Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin, 'Phrynette Married,' 1912

We have a choice every day - to act on yesterday's good intentions or get an early start on tomorrow's regrets. Robert Brault.

Don't get your knickers in a knot.  Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.   
Kathryn Carpenter

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. Pema Chödrön

 Always watch where you are going.  Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.  Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

 Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.  Dr. Seuss

 Don’t compare your life to others, You have no idea what their journey is about. Anon

 Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.

 Audrey Hepburn

I wish you all  a very happy, calm and creative New Year.x


  1. thank you for these wonderful quotes - some of them are old favorites of mine, and some will become new favorites :) wishing you peace and joy in the new year

  2. Great quotes and love your photos.
    Best wishes for 2014

  3. so many words of wisdom, you have put a lot of thought into this blog, thanks and the photos are lovely too

  4. Such wise words and beautiful photographs Jules, thank you! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and may it bring you peace, joy and good health! Deb

  5. Thank you for these wonderful quotes. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead

  6. Brilliant quotes - I especially like the first one. And the photos are fab :)

  7. A great combination of words and pictures, Jules, and Happy New Year!

  8. Oh, to think, someone else who knows "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" one of my all time favourites and so full of wisdom.


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