Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sugar for the Soul, an Uplift for the Spirit, Wellness for the Heart

Many soul-prints have been left for us as guideposts. We can take a measure of the lives of saints or those inour sphere of influence whose wisdom they have given to strengthen us. The following gems are meant to uplift and soothe. Enjoy what Marcia Evans, guest blogger offers to encourage you and strengthen your spirit. Marcia is inspired by the beautiful Lena Horne who was an American singer, actress, dancer and civil rights activist. 

The photos below are two of five Marcia Evans sent me from a collection of Lena Horne photos she selected. They evidence what Horne said about life's troubles and how to deal with them.

                                                                                                                          -Lena Horne

Lena Horne, was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.

 Lena Horne:

The following includes words of wisdom and quotes by those individuals selected by Marcia Evans to uplift and inspire you as Lena Horne continues to inspire us today. Each of these individuals KNEW HOW TO CARRY THE LOAD!.

                                      As A Man Thinketh So Is He!

            Start Where You Are, Use What You Have and Do What You Can!

It's all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.

                                                             -Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader (1929-1968)                       "Great minds have purpose, little minds have wishes"
The older you get, the more you realize it isn't only about material things, or pride or ego.
 It's about our hearts and who they beat for!!!

                                                        -THE AMAZING ACTRESS LORETTA DEVINE

Take care of  your Thoughts because they become our Words
Take care of your Words because they become our Actions
Take care of your Actions because they will become our Habits
Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character
Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny
and your Destiny will be your life!!!

Being Happy is not a matter of Destiny
It is a matter of Options that WE CHOOSE!!!

"The Law of Action and Reaction is not exclusively for Physics.
 It is also of Human Relationships.
If We Act with Goodness, We will Receive Goodness
If We Act with Evil,  We will Receive Evil"

A nation that continues to year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching SPIRITUAL DEATH!!!
 Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
"Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost, / But CLIMB" - Edna St. Vincent Millay (Oprah shared this poem w/her 1st graduating class in South Africa school for girls.
 In lieu of the US Open (9-15) my hero comes to mind:
"The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight" - Arthur Ashe
"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life" - Arthur Ashe
Music to me is deeper than Philosophy. 
Music is what I use to communicate when I don't want to relay my thoughts through language. 
Music is when I can't remain silent and I need to express my inner feelings.  
Music allows me to respond with my body in a visceral & intellectual  manner! 
Music sustains my Heart/Mind & Soul! 
- by Marcia Evans