Ramblings of Chickwit

shywolfsanctuary:

Great work of the nonprofit Shy Wolf Sanctuary located in Naples, FL

shywolfsanctuary:

Great work of the nonprofit Shy Wolf Sanctuary located in Naples, FL

spiritualinspiration:

Have you ever been laying in bed in the morning and out of nowhere you’re reminded of all the mistakes you made yesterday and all the problems you have in your future? That’s the enemy trying to set your mind for a negative, defeated, lousy day, but you don’t have to fall into that trap.

The Scripture says, “Set your mind and keep it set on the higher things.” This tells us that we have to be proactive. We have to stay on the offensive. When you get up in the morning, have the attitude that David did in the Psalms and say, “This is another day the Lord has made! No matter how I feel, no matter what the economy looks like, no matter what the medical report says, I am choosing to rejoice. I am choosing to be happy this day.” You know what you’re really saying? You’re saying, “I’m not going to let other people steal my joy today. I’m not going to let disappointments and setbacks discourage me. I’m not going to focus on my problems and my mistakes. I’m making up my mind to embrace everything the Lord has in store for me!”

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conflictingheart:

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, let alone a tree! 

conflictingheart:

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron

They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, let alone a tree! 

(Source: myunproductiveparadise, via creatingaquietmind)

“Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
— C.S. Lewis, On Three Ways of Writing for Children (via lyshaeskro)

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badgirlguitar:

curious-wiccan:

Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox

Look at these majestic idiots

badgirlguitar:

curious-wiccan:

Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox

Look at these majestic idiots

(via on-thewalk)

inkyblacknight:

i will never not reblog this post

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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Ariel Durant, born 10 May 1898, died  25 October 1981
Five Quotes
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
The influence of geographic factors diminishes as technology grows. The character and contour of a terrain may offer opportunities for agriculture, mining, or trade, but only the imagination and initiative of leaders, and the hardy industry of followers, can transform the possibilities into fact…Man, not the earth, makes civilization.
If you have character, endeavour, personality, courage and the capacity for concentrated labour, you will do what is your destiny – and, perhaps, even do it well.
The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.
We must operate with partial knowledge, and be provisionally content with probabilities.
Durant was a Russian-born American researcher and writer, the co-author of The Story of Civilization with her husband Will Durant.
Source for Image
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Ariel Durant, born 10 May 1898, died  25 October 1981

Five Quotes

  1. A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
  2. The influence of geographic factors diminishes as technology grows. The character and contour of a terrain may offer opportunities for agriculture, mining, or trade, but only the imagination and initiative of leaders, and the hardy industry of followers, can transform the possibilities into fact…Man, not the earth, makes civilization.
  3. If you have character, endeavour, personality, courage and the capacity for concentrated labour, you will do what is your destiny – and, perhaps, even do it well.
  4. The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.
  5. We must operate with partial knowledge, and be provisionally content with probabilities.

Durant was a Russian-born American researcher and writer, the co-author of The Story of Civilization with her husband Will Durant.

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write