• Darren's world

    my thoughts and observations

  • My blog:

     Confessions of a realistic Pollyanna

    Welcome to the blog! You can see my blog posts below.

    2018年12月4日
    There once was a boy named George. Being an only child, George was lonely. He often wished for a...
    2018年11月25日
    In the premiere episode of the Vicar of Dibley, Jim, Owen and Leticia are talking about change....
    2018年11月20日
    It began as an American Tradition. The Friday after the fourth Thursday in November, (in the US...
    2018年11月13日
    This past Sunday was the 100th anniversary of the ending of the first World War. The Great War,...
    2018年11月8日
    I am generally a happy person. Oh sure there are times when I do feel stress. Sometimes I feel...
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  • Neutral Bay Church calendar

    Upcoming events

     

     

     

     

     

    Friday November 2nd at 6pm Bookclub at Brian and Darren's. We will be reading Ian McEwen's "The Children's Act"

     

    Saturday November 3rd Cinemameet- "The Post" starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks

     

    Sunday November 4th Annual Congregational meeting following the service.

     

    Monday November 5th at 7pm at the 1936 Lounge of the Oaks Draught Discussions.

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    Minister, singer, photographer, appreciator of beauty

     

    Things I could not have said better myself

     

     

    Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Nothing. Not career, not wealth. not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we are going to surivive with dignity.

    --Audrey Hepburn

     

    Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.

    --Rachel Marie Martin

     

    We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid

    --Benjamin Franklin

     

    It is not our job to tougher our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world less cruel and less heartless.

    -- LR Knost

     

    In each of us, there is a little voice that knows exactly which way to go.

    --Alice Walker

     

    If you never heal from what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who did not cut you

    --Wanjiku Kamuyu

     

    When love is the way, poverty would become history. When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way, we will lay our swords and shields by the riverside, to study war no more. When love is the way, there's plenty of room for God's children.

    --Archbishop Michael Curry

     

     

    You can be both a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time.

    —Sophia Bush

     

    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.

    --Dr. Seuss

     

    Look at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

    --Stephen Hawking

     

    Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.

    --Albert Einstein

     

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we had when we created them.

    --Albert Einstein

     

    Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.

    --Albert Einstein

     

    Logic will get you from A to B. Creativity will get you everywhere.

    --Albert Einstein

     

     

    "A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it". Albert Einstein

     

    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you mist keep moving forward.- Paraphrase of Albert Einstein.

     

    I abide by the theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. It may not be true, but why take the chance. Author unknown.

     

    I am not over weight. I am chocolate enriched. Author unknown.

     

    Never be a prisoner of your past. It was merely a lesson- not a life sentence--

    From the web site www.tinybuddha.com

     

    The Fear is Real, but so is Hope- as seen in a store window in Newtown.

     

    Never look back, it stops us from looking forwards-- Bette Midler

     

    “I think it pi**es God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”
    ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

    “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Watch this great video from the Jive Aces

     

    The Jive Aces

    BE Yourself

    Be Yourself- Everyone else is taken- Oscar Wilde

    My Wish

    My wish for you is that you continue.  Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.  Continue to allow humour to lighten the burden of your tender heart.  --Maya Angelou

    Love Greater Than Hate

    I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear

    --Martin Luther King Junior

    How to live one's life

    Lets stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another

    --The Trevor Project

    On Fear

    (On the politics of fear and division)  Fear doesn't make us safer.  It makes us weaker.--Rt. Hon Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

    On being yourself

    Don't worry if you are making waves simply being yourself. The moon does it all the time--Scott Stabile

    The Road to Success

    The Road to Success is always under construction- Lily Tomlin

    Voicemail

    When the past calls, let it go to Voicemail. It has nothing new to say- Mandy Hale

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