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Passover and Easter “Freedom is within our grasp, and Pesach reminds us that we need to reach.” ~ Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

“This is true freedom: Our ability to shape reality. We have the power to initiate, create and change reality rather than only react and survive it. How can we all educate our children to true freedom? Teach them not to look at reality as defining their acts but to look at their acts as defining reality.” ~ Yaacov Cohen

“The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.” ~ Victor Hugo

“Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed.” ~ John 20:29

“The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with…” ~ Siobhan Shaw

“Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind. For what does it commemorate? It commemorates the deliverance of a people from degrading slavery, from most foul and cruel tyranny. And so, it is Israel’s – nay, God’s protest against unrighteousness, whether individual or national.” ~ Morris Joseph

“Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.” ~ Marvin Olasky

“Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.” ~Charles M. Crowe

“Let everything you do be done in love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” ~ Robert Flatt

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” ~ Martin Luther


April Fools


“Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.” ~ Will Rogers

“A joke is at most a temporary rebellion against virtue, and its aim is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded.” ~ George Orwell

“This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” ~ Mark Twain

“If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.” ~ Welsh proverb

“A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool, usually has his suspicions.” ~ Unknown

“A fool may be known by six things: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without progress; inquiry, without object; putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends.” ~ Arabian proverb

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~ Japanese proverb

“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.” ~Clifton Paul Fadiman

“Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.” ~ Jewish proverb

“Foolproof systems to not take into account the ingenuity of fools.” ~ Gene Brown

“I have great faith in fools: self-confidence, my friends call it.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Isn’t it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool’s Day and ends with cries of May Day!” ~ Unknown

“It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.” ~ Max Eastman


Cerebral Palsy Month


March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Don’t feel bad if you did not know that. I didn’t, either, until someone recently slapped a picture of a green ribbon and a message wishing me a ‘Happy CP Awareness Month’ on my Facebook page. I always thought March was Women’s History Month. ~ Maysoon Zayid, actress

When I was born, I had a birth injury in my second and third vertebrae. It gave me what they called spastic paralysis, which is actually cerebral palsy. ~ Leon Russell, musician

Talking to people is important to me as someone who has cerebral palsy. I know what it’s like to have people not talking to me because they are scared they would ask the wrong question, but I would rather have an honest dialogue as long as it comes from an honest place. ~ Zach Anner, comedian

My grandmother, Nina Eaton, founded United Cerebral Palsy. At the time that my father was born with it, there were no resources for people with the condition. So my grandmother and grandfather, who lived in Brooklyn, tried to reach out for some type of resource or support, and people just told them to institutionalize my father. ~ Meredith Eaton, actress

For me, cerebral palsy wasn’t the biggest deal, because I always had it. You know, you always work with what you got. ~ Zach Anner, commedian

I am a hardcore foodie, which means I love to eat. I was also born with cerebral palsy, which means I shake all the time – so cooking is not my thing, as I am banned from being around knives and fire. Those who cannot cook, watch, and I am obsessed with cooking shows. ~ Maysoon Zayid, actress

I’m not saying ‘I have cerebral palsy, pay attention to me.’ We all have problems, and we have to figure out how to live our best life. ~ Zach Anner


First day of spring “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” ~ Robin Williams

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” ~ Hal Borland

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” ~ Mark Twain

“It is spring again. The Earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

“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

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~ Anne Bradstreet

“Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.” ~ Chinese Proverb

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

“Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.” ~ Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

“Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” ~ Zen saying

“Spring — an experience in immortality.”~ Henry David Thoreau

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ~ Margaret Atwood

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” ~ Marty Rubin

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” ~ Anita Krizzan


Happy St. Patty’s Day


“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” ~ Irish blessing


The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. ~ George Bernard Shaw


St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. ~ Adrienne Cook


“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” ~ Irish blessing


“St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent.” ~ Anthony T. Hicks


“Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone’s Irish tonight.” ~ Norman Reedus, ‘The Boondock Saints’


“Whether I drink often or just once in a while; I’m always sure to raise a glass to the dear old Emerald Isle.” ~ Pat Maloney


“Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.” ~ Nora Roberts


“If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day you get what you want very much but haven’t wished for.” ~ Patricia Lynch


“Ireland has one of the world’s heaviest rainfalls. If you see an Irishman with a tan, it’s rust.” ~ Dave Allen


“The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick.” ~ Stephen Gwynn


“If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you are- you’ll find family.” ~ Victoria Smurfit


“Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it,” ~ Pope John Paul II


We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm. ~ Marianne Williamson




Daylight Savings Time


An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. ~ Winston Churchill

Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket. ~ Anonymous

Don’t forget it’s daylight savings time.  You spring forward, then you fall back. It’s like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed. ~ David Letterman

I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year. ~ Victor Borge

I went to bed last night and lost an hour while I slept. If only losing weight were that easy! ~ Jim Hunt

The beauty of daylight saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier. ~ Ed Markey

You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time. ~ Dave Barry

There are very few things in the world I hate more than daylight savings time. It is the grand lie of time, the scourge of science, the blight on biological understanding. ~ Michelle Franklin

The hour I lost today was the hour I was planning on going to the gym. ~

Most people recover from deadly diseases better than I recover from daylight savings. ~ someecards

Next time, why can’t we just spring forward an hour on a Friday afternoon instead? ~ someecards

The only upside of the daylight saving time is the clock in my car will finally be right again. ~ someecards


Quotes Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~ Napoleon Hill, writer

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~ Helen Keller, author

It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go. ~ J.C. Watts, politician

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ~ Walt Disney, cartoonist

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. ~ Leonardo da Vinci, artist

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. ~ Dale Carnegie, writer

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve, actor

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. ~ Winston Churchill, statesman


Funny Quotes

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. ~ Will Rogers, actor

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. ~ Mark Twain, author

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. ~ President Theodore Roosevelt

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends. ~ Walt Whitman, poet

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. ~ Mae West, actress

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning. ~ Clint Eastwood, actor

Food is an important part of a balanced diet. ~ Fran Lebowitz, journalist

When you’re eight years old nothing is your business. ~ Lenny Bruce, comedian

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. ~ Buddy Hackett, comedian

In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. ~ Christopher Morley, author

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? ~ President Abraham Lincoln

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. ~ Josh Billings, comedian

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ~ Albert Einstein, physicist

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement. ~ President Ronald Reagan

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. ~ Steven Wright, comedian


Valentine’s Day

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love. ~ William Shakespeare, dramatist

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. ~ Thomas Merton, author

I know of only one duty, and that is to love. ~ Albert Camus, philosopher

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~ Judy Garland, actress

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. ~ A.A. Milne, author

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. ~ Bil Keane, cartoonist

Today is Valentine’s Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day! ~ Jay Leno, comedian

Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. ~ Nicholas Sparks, author

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. ~ Mother Teresa, saint

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. ~ Helen Keller, author

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. ~ William Shakespeare, dramatist

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~ Aristotle, philosopher