Hospitality is the art of making someone feel at home, when you wish they were.  -- anon

Young and Old
Charles Kingsley

 When all the world is young, lad,
And all the trees are green;
and every goose a swan, lad,
and every lass a queen;
Then hey for boot and horse, lad,
And 'round the world away;
Young blood must have its course, lad,
And every dog his day.

When all the world is old, lad,
And all the trees are brown;
And all the sport is old, lad,
And all the wheels run down;
Creep home, and take your place there,
The spent and maimed among;
God grant you find one face there
You loved when all was young.

A morning prayer: Dear Lord, so far today I'm doing all right.  I haven't gossiped, lost my temper, been grumpy, greedy, nasty, selfish, or over-indulgent.  However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes, and I will need a lot more help after that.  Amen

When Henry Ford was asked, on his Golden Wedding Day, for the secret of a happy married life, he said "The formula is that same that I have always used for making cars -- just stick to one model."

"When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a very small package." — John Ruskin

He who feels punctured must once have been a bubble. -- Lao Tzu

         The night has a thousand eyes,
            And the day but one;
         Yet the light of the bright world dies,
            With the dying sun.

         The mind has a thousand eyes
             And the heart but one,
         Yet the light of a whole life dies
             When love is done.
                           —Francis William Bourdillon

“Children have more need of models than of critics.”—anon

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before I hand it off to future generations.”
—George Bernard Shaw, author