Posts Tagged ‘peace’

My new Motto

June 30, 2011


Lime & the Coconut Philosophy

January 15, 2010

I take the lime and the coconut, the sour with the sweet.
I take the good and the bad, & the middle where they meet.
I take the ying and the yang, the night and the day.
I take the black and the white, and all the shades of gray.
I take the ups and the downs, try to find my way.
Aware of each moment – all we get is today.
I should take each day one day at a time;
I would find my balance, everything would be fine.
…I forget and have to try again,
And again and again and again…
So I take a deep breath, keep moving ahead.
“Life is short, and you’re a long time dead!”
By Kerry Vincent, 2010


May 19, 2009

Twilight at the lake house
Around the bonfire with friends
Sipping, talking, laughing…
For now, all is well.
I hold this shining moment:
So glad I hung on,
Despite the pain,
The hopelessness,
The not knowing how to go on.
If I had ended it all
15 years ago
I would have missed
This sweet Spring night –
The sun saying goodnight to the trees,
Spending time with friends I never knew I’d meet,
Finally feeling happy to be alive.

By Kerry Vincent © 2009

Have a kind Christmas!

November 21, 2008

A holiday gift to you:  

from Kerry’s Collection of Kind Christmas Quotes:

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
– The Dalai Lama

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

“It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
– Kahil Gibran

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. “
– Mother Teresa.

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”
– Mother Teresa

“I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride.”
– William James

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness”
– Seneca

Lao Tzu
Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in feeling creates love.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. 


Charles Kuralt
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.


~Samuel Johnson


When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people. 

 ~Abraham Joshua Heschel

Apollo 11

June 13, 2008

needle with a wake of fire

pierced the atmosphere

pointed the way

and man touched a dream:

“We came in peace for all mankind.”

(c) 1994 Kerry Vincent

What a Knock-Out!

June 4, 2008

My neighbor’s knock-out rose (my photo) – Kerry


April 16 – Glass Class

April 16, 2008

blue glass rondelle (more…)