Quotable- Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Quotable- Marianne Williamson

“Love is what we are born with.  Fear is what we learn.  The Spiritual Journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices, and the acceptance of love back in our heart.  Love is the essential reality and our purpose on Earth.  To be consciously aware of it, to experience, to experience love in ourselves and others is the meaning of life.  Meaning does not lie in things.  Meaning lies in us.”

-Marianne Williamson


Today, I am starting a new weekly post on The Daily Tonic. It aims to inspire thoughtfulness in your life and is simply called “Question:”.  Feel free to answer the question in a comment, or just tuck the answer away in your pocket.  Today’s question is:

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?




Quotable: Desmond Tutu

When I think about how much change needs to happen in the world, it all feels so much bigger than me and I feel small and powerless.  Then I remember this quote by Desmond Tutu and am reminded that if we all come together to create change, we can be as vast and as powerful as the sea.

“The sea is only drops of water that have come together” – Desmond Tutu, I Am documentary by Tom Shadyac




All work and no play…

I love this post my friend “Chef James” wrote about the balance of work and play.  We should all remember the importance of play in our lives.  It is just as important for adults as it is for children, and creates joy and memories.  Read more here.


Quotable- John Lennon

“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…”

-John Lennon