Quote Challenge – Day #3

Literature is the ultimate tool (second only to experience) in teaching lessons. This quote from Professor Dumbledore hangs in my classroom for everyone to see. I hope it adds light to your day.

Quote Challenge Day 3

Thank you, A Nenes Life, for giving me this Quote Challenge.

Rules: If you accept the challenge, post 1-3 quotes for three days and nominate three other wonderfully talented bloggers to the challenge as well.  Today I’d like to see if the following three bloggers will participate.

Asoneoncesaid

Trombone_K01

Philosophical Epiphany

 

Quote Challenge – Day #2

Disney films have so much to teach us. It is the simplest messages that have the greatest impact, but I really relate to old Rafiki and his walking stick philosophy.

Quote Challenge Day 2

Thank you, A Nenes Life, for giving me this Quote Challenge.

Rules: If you accept the challenge, post 1-3 quotes for three days and nominate three other wonderfully talented bloggers to the challenge as well.  Today I’d like to see if the following three bloggers will participate.

Dreams Come True

Possibility Provider

Gary

Quote Challenge – Day #1

Her music is not the only reason that Reba is one of my heroes. She is pretty smart too!

Quote Challenge Day 1

 

Thank you, A Nenes Life, for giving me this Quote Challenge.

Rules: If you accept the challenge post 1-3 quotes for three days and nominate three other wonderfully talented bloggers to the challenge as well.  Today I’d like to see if the following three bloggers will participate.

SamCincero

theworldisnotagainstme

beingmommie.com

 

Cracked but not Broken

Week of Wise Words

“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” – Linda Poindexter

cracked but not brokenAll too often we find ourselves fixated on a flaw or mistake. Our imperfections play an important role in what defines us.

If you have suffered and survived, you are a survivor. If you have loved and lost, you are a lover. If you have crashed but risen again, you are now resilient. If you have burned spaghetti noodles, you are not allowed in my kitchen. Just kidding. You are now an experienced take-out artist. Continue reading “Cracked but not Broken”

Don’t Set Yourself on Fire

Week of Wise Words

“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.” – Unknown (but really, really wise person)

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Don’t set yourself on fire.

This sounds like common sense. Common sense is not always common, and, often in our attempts to help others, we overlook what we know to be right and fail to avoid the flames of over-extending ourselves.

(Most people who know me are laughing out loud right now because I am the QUEEN of over-extending. I’m working on that. 🙂 )

“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.”

The message of Intentergy is to always put your best effort into your actions. Continue reading “Don’t Set Yourself on Fire”

Hello, YOU!

Week of Wise Words

Hello, YOU!

Hello YOU handshake

“Be the type of person you want to meet” – Unknown (but wise person)

The person we all want to meet is approachable and considerate. They are honest. They are dependable. They are funny, thoughtful, and above all they care.

Do a quick scan of yourself and your demeanor. Are you approachable? Honest? Dependable? Caring? What about those whom you surround yourself with? Are they who you want to be associated with?

“Be the type of person you want to meet.”

Today take inventory of your approachability.

You may find that there are aspects of your approachability that are lacking. Work on beefing them up. This might mean you have to change your surroundings a bit. Continue reading “Hello, YOU!”

Gift Ideas from Picaso

 

Week of Wise Words

“The Meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”  – Pablo Picaso

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Pablo Picaso gifted the world with amazing creativity and perspective through his art work. Even if we are not artists, like Mr. Picaso, we all possess a special talent or ability. Our job is to figure out the best way to share it with the world.

Don’t cutting off your ear in your attempts to find the best way to serve your fellow man, but do give in a way that is beyond your normal efforts.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

If you possess strong organizational skills, volunteer at a local food pantry or Continue reading “Gift Ideas from Picaso”

Without Preaching

Week of Wise Words

Without Preaching

“One filled with joy preaches without preaching.” – Mother Theresa

 

Frequently I find myself preaching to my students the values and lessons that are glaringly missing from their life experiences.

After my mini life-lessons, I often wonder if it was my place to say those words. Then I remind myself that no one else had taught it to them thus far, so I was probably called to preach that particular lesson. Then I have to ask myself, “Do I want to be a preacher?”

“One filled with joy preaches without preaching.” Continue reading “Without Preaching”

Lightin’ Candles & Cursin’ Darkness

Week of Wise Words

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

wish candle

This week I have been inspired to share wise words of others that I think should be brought to light. Eleanor Roosevelt was a woman of intelligence and dignity. I always enjoy her advice and today’s quote is no different.

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

If you are experiencing a tough time right now. Be it illness, work, relationship or lack there of relationship issues, or financial find a candle of happiness in your heart that you can light. The warmth created from a flicker of hope can spark a wild-fire of passion and inspiration that just might be your ticket out of your current darkness. Continue reading “Lightin’ Candles & Cursin’ Darkness”

Rooting for the Rivals

Rooting for the Rivals

Rooting for our rivals

My kids LOVE to watch sports on television with my husband and I. They are particularly proud (and so am I) of their loyalty to the teams that Hubby and I root for.

This being said, we are a household of avid St. Louis Cardinals’ fans. We watch or listen to every game.

Thursday night the Cardinals were not playing and my son wanted to watch baseball before going to bed. The Chicago Cubs happened to be playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, so I turned on that game. This is where our night got interesting.

Jason Heyward was up to bat. Jason Heyward was a St. Louis Cardinal last year. In fact he was one of our favorites last season.

This season Jason Heyward is a Chicago Cub. Continue reading “Rooting for the Rivals”