10/13/14, Wise Words

Hi Everyone,

I hope that all is going well for you, as we slide into the fall, from September into October.
Two friends sent me some wonderful words in the last couple of weeks that I wanted to share with you. Both of these sayings really touched me.

One is a Chinese ‘precept’, which a good friend sent to me, about money, and what it can and can’t buy, and was such a good reminder.
“Money can buy a house, but not a home.
It can buy a bed, but not sleep.
It can buy a clock, but not time.
It can buy a book, but not knowledge.
It can buy a position, but not respect.
It can pay for a doctor, but not buy health.
It can buy blood, but not life.
It can pay for sex, but not love”.

And the other words that touched me were from a Jewish friend, who shared the Yom Kippur prayer with me during the recent holiday.
“To those I may have wronged,
I ask forgiveness.
To those I may have helped,
I wish I had done more.
To those I neglected to help,
I ask for understanding.
To those who helped me,
I sincerely thank you.”

I love both of those so much, and the people who sent them to me. And you, my beloved readers, always help me with your kind words and support. So as the prayer says, I sincerely thank you.

with much love, danielle

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11 Comments so far
  1. Keyla Marques October 15, 2014 5:39 am

    THANK YOU, Danielle.
    You’ve changed my life with your words and worlds. You’ve made me go to diferent places without leaving my house. I’ve learned many things about people, love and life with your books.
    so, I thank you.
    much love.

  2. Elizabeth Ampong October 15, 2014 11:16 am

    Beautiful words – and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Tyler October 15, 2014 12:33 pm

    The words are very inspiring . I love your books, I nealy have all of them. I love the characters, the stories. Your books make me think about life, they are very inspiring. Cannot wait to get your new ones. I love every single book especially hotel venedome it was the first one I read, and it toke to me to the hotel and it was magical and I was hooked. I have been reading your books for the past two years and I have read about eighty, and all together in my whole collection I have about 90 to old ones to new ones and they all have their own uniqueness and I love every single one. You have inspired me to write and read better.Keep writing do not stop! Lots of love, and thank you. Hope everything is well.

  4. Gloria A October 15, 2014 12:57 pm

    I Love ur books, I have come 2 understand that there’s more to life than fairytale. Ones life can take an unexpected turn from what u have planned. So I thank you for making me face reality.

  5. Elaine October 15, 2014 7:02 pm

    Both are beautiful, thank you so much!

  6. Cherilyn Royall October 16, 2014 12:21 am

    On logging in this morning I saw a friend of mine from Las Vegas had posted this on my newsfeed on Face Book. by the way I am from the UK, I have always really loved watching all the films that have been made from all your books, I have a lot of them, it was so nice to see a picture of you on there, you are looking good, love and hugs from a great fan of yours and keep writing.
    kind Regards Cherilyn xxx.

  7. fredrick karithi October 16, 2014 12:43 pm

    hi danielle,
    a feel like a child being fed by a loving mother when reading what you share with me. any piece of writing from you leaves me value added. Thanks alot.

  8. Nnenna Winifred October 18, 2014 5:15 pm

    You are a gifted writer and your books are really inspiring. Thank you for touchig lives through your books and words. Using your gifts in such manner has inspired me to reach out and do more for people around and those who come across me daily.

  9. Elsa October 21, 2014 11:13 am

    I have been reading your books for months now. You are such an amazing writer and your books are my favorite. I wish to thank you for all the adventures and places you’ve taken me to. You’re just brilliant. Much love. -Elsa

  10. Tamara October 23, 2014 1:11 am

    hi Danielle, i adore all your books, espcially No Greater Love, and i write a thesis about this work, the book so touched me that i couldn’t stop crying, thank you very much, send you love from Azerbaijan.

  11. Rob November 7, 2014 1:32 pm

    Thank you, Danielle.

    Beautiful words of wisdom.

    Thank you for all your good work.

    Just picked up a copy of Pegasus and looking forward to reading it.

    Love your books about finding Hope in the heart of darkness.

    Truth, Wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL mankind.

    Rob Scott
    Chicago, IL