Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, August 14, 2017

Everything Has Purpose. Really.

All you need is love.

Stop and look.
Look at things others don't bother to see.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
The renovations are finished.
Our Minnesota Capital Grand Opening has arrived.

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
Mahatma Gandhi

The raising of America begins today.

Hopefully our children of today,
 will someday soon improve our government for tomorrow.

"War is what happens when language fails."
Margaret Atwood

"War does not determine who is right.
only who is left."

Yep. Really. Why fight when you can plant new seeds?
Farmers can grow anything, so can we.

Focus on those things others take for granted.
There lies the powerful source for imagination
that leads to creativity. 

and growth of things.

"Do I dare Disturb the universe?"
T.S. Eliot

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong
and think of what could go right.
Or maybe even sideways.

One kind word can change someone's entire day.

Sometimes, you just need to push a little harder.

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."
Robert Bryne

I read the following quote by John Lennon the other day and it truly resonates with much of the goings on in the world today. What do you think?

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
I think we're being run by maniacs, for maniacal ends.
And I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that."
That's what's insane about it."
John Lennon, BBC-TV London 1968.
Yep, 1968.

Yes, we can catch up and create a world where we all get along
and accept each other's differences, without anger and raging war.

"The future rewards those who press on.
I/we don't have time to feel sorry for myself.
I/we don't have time to complain.
I'm/we're going to press on.
Down the right path we'll keep walking."
President Obama

Enjoy your week, 
and keep those 
who are lost/need comfort/a friendly smile
 in your prayers,
 and take good care of you.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, great post, wise words and quotes. Both John Lennon and Obama were all for peace in world. I am not sure sure of our so called leader today.
Wonderful photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

This is a very proper and very poignant post in today's times!!!

Cloudia said...

TREASURE for the soul!!!

RedPat said...

It is a scary time in the world.

Elephant's Child said...

John Lennon was most definitely right. And I don't think that things have got better since then.
Love your positive attitude though - a light in some dark times.

sage said...

I like the quotes about war and such thoughts should give us pause before proceeding to use violence as a means to an end.

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humbird said...

Yes, quotes about war are very wise... Soulful post and I like the photo with a big dog and kids on it! Also, photo with a little guy writing Lennon's words about LOVE.
We all need open our hearts to proceed in this world!
~ Thank Karen for visiting my blog/commenting! Have a great weekend! <3

Debbie said...

all we need is love - it should be that simple!! that's a great image!!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

That's a large capitol building! Lot's of grandeur. This is our 'state' (province) house: