Category Archives: Wisdom
WP PHOTO CHALLENGE: (EXTRA) ORDINARY
I believe that butterflies are extraordinary creatures. They begin their life as a caterpillar, once they reach a certain weight and length they enclose themselves in a Pupa or Chrysalis. Depending on the breed they can be in the pupa for a few days or as long as a winter season.
But when they finally emerge, it is the image of beauty and grace.
Perhaps the butterfly is proof
that you can go through a great deal of
darkness and yet come out…..
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Open Your Arms
Just a thought.
If we open our arms what would we receive?
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Don’t Quit by John Greenleaf Whittier
You never know how close you are to your goals when you quit. Keep striving for the goal!
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out.
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
Our Deepest Fear
Akeelah and the Bee….This is the movie I was watching when I first heard this poem. I had to rewind and pause it several times so that I can actually read the words and let them sink into my mind.
At times I believe that I am my Deepest Fear. It is a daily struggle to not settle for being comfortable with the way things are to strive for doing more and expecting more.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
poem by Marianne Williamson
Quote of the Day 8/28/12
Life is a sequence of moments and when the sequence is right you have MAGIC.
Chef Irvine-Restaurant Impossible
Don’t expect everyone to understand your journey
especially if they never had to walk your path.
Quote of the Day 8/24/12
Winners are ordinary people with extraordinary hearts…..
Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new….
“Until you heal the wounds of your past,
You will continue to bleed.”
Are you a prisoner of the past
or a pioneer of the future?
You have to be willing to lose everything
To gain Self
Quote of the Day…..
“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing—light trumps darkness, every time. You can stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.”
“How we grow—emotionally, spiritually, relationally, financially—is to take a risk.”
“Wellness isn’t about deprivation and it’s not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential, and then taking small steps to support that shift. It’s about showing up for yourself, day by day, and then one day finding that you’ve undergone a transformation.”
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