“The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world.”
– Bertie Charles Forbes
About Bertie Charles Forbes
Bertie Charles Forbes, known as B.C. Forbes, is remembered as the founder of the long-running Forbes magazine, aimed at investors. He was born on May 14, 1880 in Scotland. He worked as a reporter for a Dundee newspaper until 1901, when he moved to South Africa and founded a newspaper there; but he stayed just three years before moving to the United States, where he became a financial editor and columnist. His sons Bruce and Malcolm succeeded him as editors-in-chief of Forbes. He died on May 6, 1954.
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”
– Richard Bach
Found this photo courtesy of Cate’s (Infinite Sadness) post on Facebook. Thank Cate.
I think that this quote captures what has been going on with me. I have a lot of growing left to do.
Writing is a struggle against silence.
I have been “silent” on my blog for quite some time. On paper, however, I am not silent. I have spent many hours writing letters to my late son, Donald. His death, and the emotions and thoughts that followed, opened up my eyes to the power of keeping a journal of my daily struggle to come to terms with tragedy.
July 19, 2012
Quote of the Day
“It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.”
– Anatole France
About Anatole France
Anatole France was the pen name of Nobel Prize–winning French author Jacques Anatole François Thibault. He was born in 1844 in Paris. His father was a book dealer, and France spent his life among books, including 14 years as assistant librarian to the French Senate. His novels, including the Contemporary Historyseries and The Gods Are Athirst, often use allegory and religious symbolism as vehicles for moral questions. He died in 1924.
I am skeptical and cynical by nature. My mind often precludes letting my heart get involved. I think this quote shows that a balance between the two is necessary.
Quote of the Day
“The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.”
– Norman Cousins
The characteristics that we develop are the ones we feed. Good vs. Bad, Compassion vs. Indifference, Love vs. Hate, Kindness vs. Meanness, Generosity vs. Selfishness, Action vs. Inaction, Thrift vs. Waste. We have the choice and the power to change.