Unknown: Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves

English: Contagious Laughter

English: Contagious Laughter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”


Laughter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johanna Olson: Running

Truly, I love running. It’s who I am. It’s a part of me. Even if I can only run for 10 minutes, I feel whole and happy. And if everything else is falling to pieces, I go for a run, and I feel like things are going to be okay.

Johanna Olson, Olympic Marathon Trials runner who died of brain cancer at the age of 33


Cicero: Black at heart


Cicero (Photo credit: tonynetone)

“The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret – that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.”

Emily Dickinson: Heartbreak

English: A cabinet card copy of a daguerreotyp...

English: A cabinet card copy of a daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson (unauthenticated) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. ”
Emily Dickinson