The Beauty of Quiet

Valentia Island, Ed Lyons

“A quiet tongue shows a wise head.” – Irish Proverb

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.” – Anne Frank

“Truth hath a quiet breast.” – William Shakespeare

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”-Isaiah 30:15

Blessings, Lisa

Keeping Himself to Himself, That One

far and awaay

For all the poor reviews that the movie Far and Away received, there are a couple of scenes that totally entertain me and that I use in great frequency in my own life.  Here is the primary one of those.

Men from the pub, as Joseph enters:
Down from the north, are you?

Or perhaps the East?

West of here, maybe?


Joseph Donnelly: I prefer to keep my business

to myself, if you please.

Men: Very wise.
Mr Christie enters:  What places you

in this small chapter of the world?

Men: He's keeping himself to himself,

that one.

There is a fine art to keeping oneself to oneself; it can come in  handy on multiple occasions.  Slainte, Lisa


Wisdom Wednesday

Some Wednesday Wisdom

A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.


May you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten.

irish ocean

Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.

cat pillow

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

sheep and dog

Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it!


(shameless product placement, but as a Lyons I feel compelled 🙂 )

I pray wisdom and humor and laughter and joy for your day!  Slan, Lisa

What Love Means

My daughter Amy, age 6, is my guest blogger today, and she would like to share her thoughts on what love means.

DSCN0019My doll Laura wants to tell you about love.  Love means showing care to people.  Love means being a nice person.  Love means telling the truth.  Love means helping people when they feel bad.  The way my doll can show love is by always being near me.  And the way I can show love is by always being very, very nice to people.  I hope you like this blog, and I’m going to say goodbye now.  So remember, love is the best way to encourage people.  Love, Amy and my doll Laura

3 Things that Constitute a Harper

In the Celtic oral tradition, triads are popular.  These are little nuggets of wisdom grouped in three.  The triad for the day:

3 Things that constitute a harper:

a tune to make you cry,

a tune to make you laugh,

a tune to put you to sleep.

This tune by performed by the Corrs might just help you do all three.  🙂

Slainte, Lisa