Enjoy Life!

Enjoy life to the fullest!


“A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.” – Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philospher

The Stars Will Still Shine

“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” – Gustave Flaubert, French novelist

The Three Questions

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Miss Rumphius

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson, American poet

What a Wonderful World!

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist

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Just for today…

Just for today,…

say ‘Thank you!’

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Giving Thanks

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy

The Ant and the Elephant

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Giving Tree

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou

Thank You, World

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

Just for today…

Just for today,…

write a poem!

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“The poet doesn’t invent. He listens.” – Jean Cocteau, French poet

Blues Journey

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” T.S. Eliot, American poet

Seeing the Blue Between

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” – W.H. Auden, Anglo-American poet

Just for today…

Just for today,…

meet legendary characters!

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Beautiful Stories of Life

“My eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Pabst, had done her master’s thesis on Tolkien. She showed me how the trilogy was patterned after Norse mythology. She was also the first person to encourage me to submit stories for publication. The idea of writing a fantasy based on myths never left me, and many years later, this would lead me to write Percy Jackson.” – Rick Riordan

The Odyssey

“Mythology and science both extend the scope of human beings. Like science and technology, mythology, as we shall see, is not about opting out of this world, but about enabling us to live more intensely within it.” – Karen Armstrong, British writer

Adventures of Robin Hood

“After all, I believe that legends and myths are largely made of ‘truth’, and indeed present aspects of it that can only be received in this mode; and long ago certain truths and modes of this kind were discovered and must always reappear.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

King Arthur

“ And you must tell the child the legends I told you–as my mother told them to me and her mother to her. You must tell the fairy tales of the old country. You must tell of those not of the earth who live forever in the hearts of the people…” – Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse

“Love cannot live where there is no trust.” – Edith Hamilton, Mythology


Just for today…

Just for today,…

practice your writing skills!

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Then write some powerful sentences!

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How to Write a Sentence

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” – William Faulkner

Woe is I

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King

Amazing Grammar

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour


“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

A-Z of Grammar

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov


“A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood

Just for today…

Just for today,…

read the news or watch it on television.

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Build Pipelines

“Things just happen, one after another. They don’t care who knows. But history… ah, history is different. History has to be observed. Otherwise it’s not history. It’s just… well, things happening one after another.” – Terry Pratchett

Private Clinics Yes

“Dates are convenient hooks on which we can hang our memories of events. But history is all about people – people like you and me who did things to change the world.” – Joan Lowery Nixon, Nightmare

Elected Senate Yes

“Why were you lurking under our window?”
“Yes – yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?”
“Listening to the news,” said Harry in a resigned voice.
His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage.
“Listening to the news! Again?”
“Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Own the Arctic



Just for today…

Just for today,…

learn secrets of great sentences!

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Tom Sawyer

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” – Jane Yolen, American writer

Alice in Wonderland

“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.” – Harlan Ellison, American writer

Jane Eyre

“All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.” – Somerset Maugham, British writer


“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” – William Faulkner, American writer