“Indeed, I am very happy” – Dalai Lama, visiting Santa Clara University.
“Main thing, I believe from kindergarten through university is the teaching of compassion, of warm-heartedness. More compassion builds happy, strong mind – brings more calm mind…less anxiety, less stress.”
Dalai Lama spoke of seeing a person on the street,
“…could not walk properly, with sunken eyes – indication of hopelessness. We need education for sense of others’ well being. Give more happiness to others…”
I was reminded of an image from a recent visit to San Francisco:
“Compassion – a positive sign, a sign of hope –
the best sign [of compassion] is a genuine human smile –
you are a part of this mission.”
– Dalai Lama
With her corkscrew curls, dimple-faced smile, Shirley Temple was a picture of hope on the big screen during the Great Depression, and she had a doppelgänger.
Wild things are happening with my plants this afternoon.
The mint is in
and my Christmas Cactus is a
His girlfriend had told him how she visualized her wedding –
“I’ve often thought I’d like to be married in my backyard under the gazebo.”
He listened and lovingly planned a surprise proposal.
He kept his plan a secret –
His girlfriend would spend the day with her mother and grandmother, and she, unknowingly, would arrive home to a trail of rose petals, beginning at her front door and leading to her backyard gazebo. His mother would spread the white, pink, and red rose petals, a photographer would be hiding in the foreground, and he would be standing under the gazebo, waiting to get on his knee and to ask her to marry him.
It all went according to the plan, and this is how their life together begins –
“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor . . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” – Mother Teresa
“Spread the Love”