Saturday, December 29, 2018

Weekend Words

As we approach the start of another year, I will again read this poem...

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude 

And a few more quotes that I like, to take you into the New Year...

"Do not be too moral.  You may cheat yourself out of too much life.  Aim above morality.  Be not simply good; be good for something" - Henry David Thoreau

"And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." " - Isaiah 30:21

"Walk joyfully on the earth and respond to that of God in every human being." - George Fox

"There will come a time when you will believe everything is finished.  That will be the beginning." - Louis L'Amour

"Others can give you a name and a number, but they can never tell you who you really are.  That is something you yourself can only discover from within." - Thomas Merton

"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." - George Moore

"Groan and forget it." - Jessamyn West

"It's good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula K Le Guin

"I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." - Groucho Marx

"Weeds are flowers too once you get to know them." - A A Milne

"Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting." - Anon

That's more than enough from me.  You've probably heard them before, but sometimes it's good to be reminded...

Do you have any favourite quotes?



  1. Good thoughts all. Cheers and Happy New Year

    1. Thanks Chris!

      Hope 2019 is a great year for you too :) xx

  2. Lynda, that Merton prayer is so perfect, that if that's your number one concern, how could you go wrong? xo The Muggeridge I had not heard before - the thought of dead fish doing anything gave me a jolt. :D The last one is so true, but we have to keep trying, I suppose. Or do you think Anonymous was saying that it's not worth it? ;-)

    1. Exactly!

      On the Muggeridge quote... I think he's saying, don't be like a dead fish and do nothing, even if it means 'swimming against the tide'...

      And the last one... I think is saying be yourself, and if that's not 'normal', then so be it :) xx