Wednesday, October 12, 2011


May you see yourself in a whole new (and glorious) light today!

--Ron Cooper

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Breathe kindness

Breathe kindness into this incomparable moment of love, connection, possibility. Breathe kindness....

--Ron Cooper

Thursday, August 11, 2011



No dream is born without a heart-stopping moment of brilliant introspection.

No dream is sustained without the rousing applause of our strongest supporter.

No dream is fulfilled without a heady sense of ambition coupled with humility.

Your dream, my friend, can and will be achieved. Embrace it!

(Ron Cooper)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The child within

Never be so grown up that you fail to cherish the child within you. Release that child and spread love to all. 

--Ron Cooper

Monday, July 25, 2011


Friendship is a blessing in no disguise, straightforward, unswerving, true. Friendship is a wonder in my eyes, constant, never-ending, forever. Friendship is you!

--By Ron Cooper

Friday, July 22, 2011

Squeezers welcome!

Today, my palate craved a peach. The neighborhood fruit market has a “ripe” sense of humor. Little handwritten signs are set around the peach table. “You can squeeze the peaches if I can squeeze your head. Da!” “Hey, don’t squeeze my peaches. Understand?” I chuckled as I spotted a nice Georgia peach. I gently clasped the fuzzy fruit to test its squeeze-ability. It passed the test! Now, where’s the cream?

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hugs for all!

Today, I was in a hurry to get home. But the driver in front of me was taking her sweet time making her turn. I tooted the horn impatiently, muttering under my breath. Then I noticed her license plate: “Hug-em.” I thought, “How cute and cuddly!”  Silently, I thanked her for reminding me there are good people out there spreading cheer. Thanks, Hug-em!

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, July 14, 2011


If I were a breeze, I would lift you into the air and take you along for a ride through the billowing clouds. We’d land on a sunbeam to soak up the warmth, then off to soar over the glistening waters of a placid sea. We’d sail over lush forests and glimmering beaches, passing a cascading waterfall.  I would set you gently back on Mother Earth. ‘Bye for now, friend, I enjoyed this moment. I will return!

(Ron Cooper)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Welcome an idea
Nurture your vision
Expand your universe
Embrace the impossible
Stretch yourself
Open yourself
Be one
With your originality

--Ron Cooper

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oh, those blueberries!

Today, I met a spry old gentleman at the grocery deli counter. Waiting his turn, he said, “Got more time than money!” I let him in ahead of me, and he nodded his thanks. Eyes twinkling, he looked at me and boasted heartily, “Just turned 90. It’s the blueberries!” We both smiled wide and I exclaimed, “So that’s your secret!” He nodded and walked away, a spring in his step. Pass the blueberries!

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A life of firsts

Inspire others
But first inspire yourself
Respect others
But first respect yourself
Love others
But first love yourself
No two ways about it!

--By Ron Cooper

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pure magic

How many people can we say this about: “We really bonded!” Connections of the human spirit are as vital as the breaths we take. Make a friend. Find a soul mate. Indulge yourself in the magic of bonding!

--Ron Cooper

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Three things

Three things I strive to be:

1. Humble
2. Generous
3. Loving

These three things are the key to a fulfilling life. You can be confident, yet still exercise humility. You can be generous, yet still command respect. You can be loving, yet still be lovable in every way.

Three things to strive for every day!

--Ron Cooper

Friday, May 13, 2011

Smiles all around

Today, the McDonald’s manager smiled as she told me an uplifting story. Seems that a drive-through customer decided to pay for the next patron’s order. The ripple effect was astounding. Five more customers paid it forward before the generous string of kindness ran its course. That made me smile. Two smiles are better than one! 

--Ron Cooper

Saturday, May 7, 2011


I occupy this little space
In my little world
I dream bigger
And reach farther
I can truly connect
Let's dream together
Let's occupy the same
As friends

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Uniquely you

You were born unique. You are the only one like you. You can experience a world of your own making. You can create something new. You can be whatever you would like!

--By Ron Cooper

Friday, April 29, 2011


I love the song, “Whistle while you work!” from Disney. But I don’t find too many workers who whistle, much less hum. The workplace often seems so glum. So when I saw the worker at the grocery store whistle as he stacked bread on the shelf, I grew heartened. He seemed so happy. It rubbed off. I’m readying my lips right now for a good old whistle!

--By Ron Cooper

Monday, April 25, 2011


A common purpose
A common path
That describes us
Walking the same journey
Sharing the same burdens
Describes us
Sharing all the wonders
Sharing it all

--By Ron Cooper

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Double dose of affection

Today, a tall young man waited to be served at an optometrist’s office. His preschool-aged son ran headlong toward dad, grabbing one leg tightly. The top of the boy’s head did not even reach dad’s knee. Then I saw the youngster run to his mom, burying his head in her loving hands. Affection—two for the price of one!

--Ron Cooper

Friday, April 22, 2011

The quiet

The luxury of quiet
You deserve it
The gift of silence
You deserve it
Bounty of your spirit
To be cherished

--By Ron Cooper

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Family hop

Today at a busy intersection a family waited to cross safely. The baby was bundled up in the carriage, the toddler secure on his leash. As they entered the crosswalk, I saw something tied to the mother's back flapping in the brisk wind. A backpack? Nope, it was a giant stuffed frog. Moving fast, the whole family seemed to have a hop in their step!

--By Ron Cooper

Friday, April 15, 2011


You don't have to search far for a miracle. It's inside you, your heart. Your miracle is boundless love, your precious natural resource--and renewable. What a miracle!

--By Ron Cooper

Sunday, April 10, 2011


If a hug could speak, it would say, “I woke up happy today and wanted to share myself with someone. That someone is you. Come here, you look like you need me. There, there, now doesn’t that feel better? I hope I gave you a little pick-me-up. I’m part of you now. I’m part of your heart. Now, get on out there and pass me along!”

--Ron Cooper

Friday, April 8, 2011


Deep within you
lies the calm
Let it soothe you
feel its essence

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, March 24, 2011

How about a snuddle?

What warms your entire being more than a cuddle—especially from your child or pet. Better yet, how about a “snuddle”—a combination snuggle and cuddle. That would make my day!

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The moment

Flow through the moment
Resting on a whisper
Be part of now
Feeling the wonder
Flow through the moment

--By Ron Cooper

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Heavenly friend

On the birth of this day, only you can light up my heart. With you, I will embrace the day refreshed in spirit. I await your magical appearance. A-h-h-h-h, here you are, sunshine, what splendor you give to the brightening sky. Welcome, heavenly friend!

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gentle, purposeful ways

Supporting the ones you love come in gentle, purposeful ways. A kind word. A greeting card. A caring voice on the phone. Small things loom large in the grateful hearts of your loved ones.

--By Ron Cooper

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Just be

Today, just be. Be aware of the nourishing sunlight, the music of the songbirds, a wispy breeze grazing your cheek. Be open to a genuine smile, an earnest word, a nice hug. Be receptive to gifts soulfully bestowed upon your heart. Today, plainly, simply, just be!

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Believe in you

Believe in goodness
It lies within
Believe in greatness
It is yours
Believe in love
It is you

--By Ron Cooper

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Morning, heart!

Morning, heart! You’re feeling splendid today! So full of caring. So enthusiastic. So vibrant. Nothing will hold you back today, heart. You’ll spread cheer. Express good will. Radiate charm. And exude harmony and love. Morning, heart! This is going to be your day!

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Heart smiles

Want to bring a smile to your heart? Think of words ending with “ful.” Like joyful, grateful, playful, blissful. Can you add a few more? It’s a good way to keep your heart smiling and full of wonder :)

--By Ron Cooper

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love and joy

Love and joy
Soul mates
Tender companions
Love and joy

--By Ron Cooper

Monday, February 7, 2011

A second

Measure your life by the second. Take a second to smile your brilliant smile. Or to give one of your award-winning hugs. Just remember: Seconds count!

--By Ron Cooper

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The essence

Love is the essence of a contented life. A life of touching endearments. A life of grateful sighs. Love is the essence of your life.

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, February 3, 2011


You shine with a lovely brilliance, lighting the dark corners of my world, ending my day in soft, gentle shadows.

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Let light flow over your soul, opening your hopeful nature for growth and love evermore.

--By Ron Cooper

Monday, January 24, 2011


Life’s sweetest delicacy is a contented heart smothered in hugs. That’s the number one reason to rise in the morning!

--By Ron Cooper

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Living large

Little things can loom large in the tender heart.
A hug, a laugh, a sigh.
Large is good :)

--By Ron Cooper

Friday, January 21, 2011


Visit that good and loving place that lies within you. With a little nurturing, it can radiate out to the world so desperately in need of a smile. Let goodness reign!

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dear Butterfly

Dear Butterfly, I dream of becoming you. Flying happily in the sunshine. Skipping from flower to flower. Spreading joy on gentle wings. I hope to emulate you. Restoring spirits. Soothing frayed nerves. Bringing delight to many admirers. Please stop for a brief visit to caress my hand with a fluttering kiss. Then you’re off again on a magical adventure. And I will follow.

Dear Butterfly, I adore you!

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


When's the last time you said, "I admire you!" Look around. You'll find a source for your admiration. Express yourself. It will be warmly received!

--By Ron Cooper

Friday, January 14, 2011


This enchanting moment
And always will be
Let this moment be
It simply is

-By Ron Cooper

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Now, the fragrance of life so sweet
Now, the exuberance of the moment
Now, the beauty of things at hand
Now, the loveliness of what simply is

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


We are not perfect. But we can embrace our grand and great potential for change!

--By Ron Cooper

Saturday, January 8, 2011


We hear someone say triumphantly, “I have finally found my voice.” This self-discovery is truly cause for celebration—even more so if it is the voice of peace, the voice of kindness and the voice of hope.

--By Ron Cooper


Life is empty without celebration. Joy to them who recognize that. Celebration enriches and uplifts us. It is the best prescription for contentment!

--By Ron Cooper

Friday, January 7, 2011

Music of the heart

The music of the heart fills us with a yearning so deep, a longing so earnest, we are transformed into beings of grace, wonder and love!

--By Ron Cooper

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Planting love seeds

Love is a renewable resource for the human heart. Plant its seed wherever you go and watch it grow and grow!

--By Ron Cooper

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Today is a day of ones. Give one smile to one person, one hug to one other. Say an encouraging word to one. Perform one charitable act for one person. One-on-one. It’s a way of life, but it will multiply many times over in your lifetime. For now, one is a great way to start!

(By Ron Cooper)

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Ever felt giddy? Love will do that to you. Normally we behave well in polite company. But during private moments with a beloved one, we can unveil our true selves and become, well, just plain giddy. Get giddy. Our inner child depends upon it!

(By Ron Cooper)
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