The beauty of expanding your comfort zone is that there is a certain rush when you do it.
There is this surge of energy, this rush you feel when you do something new.
You feel really alive. ~Kent Sayre,~ Unstoppable Confidence

What we have learned from others becomes our own by reflection.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ (1803-1882)

I should love to satisfy all, if I possibly can; but in trying to satisfy all,
I may be able to satisfy none. I have, therefore, arrived at the conclusion that
the best course is to satisfy one's own conscience and leave the world to form
its own judgment, favorable or otherwise.
~Mohandas K. Gandhi~ (1869-1948)

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 doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you. 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 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.
~NELSON MANDELA~, inaugural speech, 1994

When one offers gratitude, one is healed of many things.
~Mitchell May~

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.
As in filling a vessel drop by drop there is at last a drop which
makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there
is at last one which makes the heart run over.
~James Boswell~ (1740-1795)

Flatter me, and I may not believe you
Criticize me, and I may not like you
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
~William Arthur Ward~

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when not feeling it.
I believe in God even when He is silent.
Jewish wall inscription in a cellar hideout in Germany

A day is a wonderful thing.
It is like a great doorway flung wide for you
to pass through into all manner of adventures.
~St. Nicholas~

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:
It goes on.
~Robert Frost~

Never underestimate your power to change yourself;
never over-estimate your power to change others.
~Jackson Brown, Jr.~

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside ,
thoroughly used up,
totally worn out & loudly proclaiming

Remember to live and love.


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July 22, 2012