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Reflection of the week bank

December 30, 2011
Reflection December 30, 2011

Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships...
~ Anonymous

Reflection for December 23, 2011
Reflection Reflection for December 23, 2011

Blessed is the season which engages...
Hamilton Wright Mabi

Reflection for December 16, 2011
Reflection Reflection for December 16, 2011

A good holiday is one spent among people whose.....
~ J. B. Priestly

Reflection for December 9, 2011
Reflection Reflection for December 9, 2011

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;...
~ Anne Bradstreet

Reflection for December 2, 2011
Reflection Reflection for December 2, 2011

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
~ Socrates

Reflection for November 25, 2011
Reflection Reflection for November 25, 2011

The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.
—Francis Peabody, 1925

Reflection for November 18, 2011
Reflection Reflection for November 18, 2011

I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life, and I’ve never let it stop me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
—Georgia O’Keefe

Reflection for November 11, 2011
Reflection Reflection for November 11, 2011

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask,“Mother, what was war?”
—Eve Merriam

Reflection for November 4, 2011
Reflection Reflection for November 4, 2011

Teamwork. It is a fact that, in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.

Reflection for October 28, 2011
Reflection Reflection for October 28, 2011

The names of the patients whose lives we save can never be known. Our contribution will be...
– Dr. Donald Berwick

Reflection for October 21, 2011
Reflection Reflection for October 21, 2011

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
~Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Reflection for October 14, 2011
Reflection Reflection for October 14, 2011

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Reflection for October 7, 2011
Reflection Reflection for October 7, 2011

If the only prayer you say in your whole life is "Thank you", that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Reflection for September 28, 2011
Reflection Reflection for September 28, 2011

As we look to the future, we pray that God will grant us courage to be responsive to the gospel call...
Pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories, September 28, 2011

Reflection for September 23, 2011
Reflection Reflection for September 23, 2011

A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781)

Simplicity
Reflection Simplicity

Simplicity. The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Reflection for September 9, 2011
Reflection Reflection for September 9, 2011

Peace. God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance as we confront such terrible events...
Pope Benedict XVI, Prayer at Ground Zero

September 2, 2011
Reflection September 2, 2011

May the work that I do be a shimmering mirror of your handiwork in the excellence of its execution, in the joy of doing it for its own sake,...
Father Edward Hays in Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim

Reflection for August 26, 2011
Reflection Reflection for August 26, 2011

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
The Honourable Jack Layton, July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011

Reflection for Friday, August 19, 2011
Reflection Reflection for Friday, August 19, 2011

Every now and then, bite off more than you can chew.
Kobi Yamada

Covenant Health Reflection August 12, 2011
Reflection Covenant Health Reflection August 12, 2011

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
Eleanor Roosevelt

August 5, 2011
Reflection August 5, 2011

O God, Open our eyes that we may see the needs of others; Open our ears that we may hear their cries; Open our hearts that we may feel their anguish and their joy. ...
Ramadan Kareem

July 29, 2011
Reflection July 29, 2011

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
~Epictetus

July 22, 2011
Reflection July 22, 2011

The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration.
~Wanda Landowska

Friday, July 15, 2011
Reflection Friday, July 15, 2011

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.
Pema Chodron

July 8, 2011 Reflection
Reflection July 8, 2011 Reflection

The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness.
Lao Tzu

July 1, 2011
Reflection July 1, 2011

Oh CANADA It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.
Emily Carr

June 24, 2011
Reflection June 24, 2011

May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears, And, above all, may silence make you strong.
Chief Dan George

June 17, 2011
Reflection June 17, 2011

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Dinah Craik

June 10, 2011
Reflection June 10, 2011

I was suddenly made aware of another world of beauty and mystery such as I had never imagined to exist, except in poetry. It was as though I had begun to see and smell and hear it for the first time....
Bede Griffiths

June 3, 2011
Reflection June 3, 2011

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
Marshall McLuhan

May 27, 2011
Reflection May 27, 2011

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly—not one.
~ Rumi

May 20, 2011
Reflection May 20, 2011

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
– Langston Hughes

May 13, 2011
Reflection May 13, 2011

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

May 9, 2011
Reflection May 9, 2011

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.
~ Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

April 29, 2011
Reflection April 29, 2011

One must be humble in order to learn.
maya Quitche oral tradition

April 22, 2011
Reflection April 22, 2011

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every flower of spring-time.
Martin Luther

April 15, 2011
Reflection April 15, 2011

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11

April 8, 2011
Reflection April 8, 2011

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
~Leo Buscaglia

April 1, 2011
Reflection April 1, 2011

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, not the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

March 25, 2011
Reflection March 25, 2011

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go.”
Maya Angelou

March 18, 2011
Reflection March 18, 2011

Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Keshavan Nair

March 18, 2011
Reflection March 18, 2011

Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Keshavan Nair

March 11, 2011
Reflection March 11, 2011

Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, - but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
Corazon Aquino

March 4, 2011
Reflection March 4, 2011

As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument. And as one nation under God, we know that many times our most powerful tool is prayer.
Nick Rahall

January 28, 2011
Reflection January 28, 2011

is an instant vacation.
~ Milton Berle

February 25, 2011
Reflection February 25, 2011

A single gentle rain makes the grass several shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau

February 18, 2011
Reflection February 18, 2011

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
Hodding Carter (1907-1972)

February 11, 2011
Reflection February 11, 2011

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage
Lao Tzu

February 4, 2011
Reflection February 4, 2011

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Kong Qiu (559-471 BC)

January 21, 2011
Reflection January 21, 2011

No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
~ Matthew 5.15

January 14, 2011
Reflection January 14, 2011

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.
[Author Unknown]

January 7, 2011
Reflection January 7, 2011

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
~ Henri Nouwen