"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment."
Look at that face! This little guy was peering over a cactus plant on my morning walk. What incredible creatures are out there. I love seeing all this detail. He was watching me and staying on guard. My favorite thing is when the insects relax around me and stop hopping away or flying off. Sometimes they just let me get within an inch of them and I just click away on my camera.
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
"We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise
our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give
and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy,
healing, and inclusion."
Max de Pree
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
(I love this quote.)
"People living deeply have no fear of death."
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
Henry David Thoreau
"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage
is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or
usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."
"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile
at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me
continual spiritual exercises."
"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success."
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time."
"Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair."
George Burns (1896-1996)
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
- Ray Bradbury
(I live by those words!)
"In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already
ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves."
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
~Robert Green Ingersoll~
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
"No one can go back and make a brand new start.
Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Edison
My LADYBUG photo book is now available for sale! This makes a stunning gift book or the perfect coffee table book that adds color and beauty to any setting. Full of inspiring quotes.
One square mile of land contains more insects than the total number of human beings on earth!
The Earth has a surface area of 196,939,900 square miles.
It's estimated that there are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet!
A recent New York Times article claimed that the world holds 300 pounds of insects for every pound of humans.
There are some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects known in the world. The true number of insect species can only be estimated from present and past studies. Anywhere from 1 million to 10 million insects may still be unidentified as yet, according to scientists.
About insects ...
"These small, six-legged creatures include bees, ants, flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, crickets, butterflies, cockroaches, termites, fleas, and beetles. Although some insects annoy us by spreading disease, damaging crops and household items, and biting people and pets, these represent only about 17% of all the 800,000 species.
The rest of the insects serve a very valuable purpose in nature. These serve as food for birds, frogs, fish, and other animals; pollinate crops; destroy other harmful insects; give us honey, bees wax, shellac, and silk; and keep the land clean by feeding on dead animals and plants."
Source of the above: http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com