"That I do, lad," she answered. "I never knowed it by that name, but what does th' name matter? I warrant they call it a different name i' France an' a different one i' Germany. Th' same thing as set th' seeds swellin' an' th' sun shinin' made thee well lad an' it's th' Good Thing. It isn't like us poor fools as think it matters if us is called out of our names. Th' Big Good Thing doesn't stop to worrit, bless thee. It goes on makin' worlds by th' million - worlds like us. Never thee stop believin' in th' Big Good Thing an' knowin' th' world's full of it - an call it what tha' likes. Eh! lad, lad - what's names to th' Joy Maker."
From 'The Secret Garden', by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Copied from photograph of the same name by Roberto Dutesco
"There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way."
The Dalai Lama
"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."
On The Prowl
"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step."
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
I'm an autistic with a desire to communicate. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), I just can't communicate very well with people. So I write, paint, and make cards and other things instead. And I also do yoga... a lot!
I have Asperger's, ADHD, social anxiety, and am obsessive/compulsive, a recovered alcoholic/addict, and a compulsive overeater/bulimic/sugar addict. I have been sober for nearly twenty-five years, through the AA Twelve Step programme of recovery, and I am trying to use the same process to deal with everything else. So far, it's not going too well!
"It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
From the book 'The House At Pooh Corner', by AA Milne
The Old Grey Donkey, Eeyore, stood by himself... and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?", and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?", and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" - and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.