Today has been the WEIRDEST day ever. I ran into one of my teaching peers, and we talked about the power of words. She told me how I had blessed her by mentioning how much my son enjoyed having her as a teacher. Words are powerful. So to close out this week, I thought I’d initiate a butterfly effect by sending out some positive vibes into cyberland.
Adversity is the first path to truth. ~ Lord Byron
There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. ~ Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, 1820
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. ~ Jerome Fleishman
Life is full of obstacle illusions. ~ Grant Frazier
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ~ M. Kathleen Casey
A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn. ~ Author Unknown
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~ Kenji Miyazawa
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Never give in… never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force… never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. ~ Winston Churchill
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to? ~ Anthony Robbins
Don’t forget! Check back on Monday to meet author Jen Stephens. Everyone who leaves a comment on the August 9 post will be entered in a random drawing for a copy of her book The Heart’s Journey Home. I’ll post the name of the winner on August 14.