Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
"Would you like me to give you a formula for success?
It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success." --Thomas J. Watson
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
-Jon Kabat Zinn
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
-Joseph M. Dodge
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
-Dona M. Deane, Honor Your Gifts, p. 199
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
"Last week I got to listen to a famous essayist. He calls himself a story addict. He said he tells stories to crack open windows and doors inside him. Not only to let things out, but to let things in. Like laughter. Or tears."
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
paul mcclean, a river runs through it
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
"I am a Mormon because I believe in revelation, both revelation from a prophet of God and personal revelation, the kind that feels right in my heart. I believe in what has been revealed, what is now revealed and what will be revealed. Because of revelation, the gospel of Jesus Christ is empowering to me, it calls me up and pushes me beyond. I am a Mormon because it brings light to my life.
I am Mormon not because it provides me all the answers. I don't know why I was infertile for five years and one day I wasn't. I don't know why good things happen to bad people. I don't know why some of us are attracted to the same gender. I don't know why some of us are attracted to both genders. I don't know why we once practiced polygamy and now we do not. I don't know a lot of things, but that is not why I am a Mormon.
I am Mormon because it allows me to seek out truth. And some truths take a lifetime (or beyond) to understand.
I am a Mormon because I believe all that God has revealed to me about me, all that He does now reveal to me about me, and I believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to me about me. Like how I can be a better mother, or friend or example of Christ. Like how to love others in a way that they need to be loved. I can never be settled about what any of those things mean, they constantly evolve. And just when I have decided on one certainty it will change. So I have given up on saying anything is definite. Especially my momentary opinions, because they change the most.
And that is why I am Mormon, I believe in the nearness of God and the improbability of the permanent."
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
"What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of
work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may
be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling
and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What
this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation."
--Joseph M. Dodge
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANY WAY! This is what she lived by. This was her daily motto. May you take it into your own lives. May you step out of the box and try new things. May you run and not walk to find your happiness. May you find who you really are. May you know that she never said it would be easy but that it would be WORTH it. I love you all. -Anne Marie Barton
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling
that's as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way
to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way
to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard,
and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
"I hope that someday, somebody wants to hold you for twenty minutes straight, and that’s all they do. They don’t pull away. They don’t look at your face, they don’t try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms, without an ounce of selfishness in it."
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Think big and act soon.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. -- Ray Kroc
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for
wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the
potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees
the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And
what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so
intoxicating, as possibility!
Friday, August 20, 2010
"Learning colors a man more than the deepest dye."
- Chinese Proverb
"Only the educated are free."
- Epictetus (55-135), stoic Greek philosopher
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
It’s a perfectly simple idea—a sage lyric from Leonard Cohen—but I’m not sure I never thought about the cracks in things or in ourselves quite like that. The idea that the cracks actually bring the gift of illumination is a huge sigh of relief.
I repeat the lines in my head over and over again and I feel liberated. Why try to hide an imperfection that brings with it light? Imagine, if we begin to see the cracks like this, what happens to the rest of our fractures and flaws? There must be a silver lining to more of the less-than-perfect traits that we too often try to cover/mask/hide.
As I muse on the idea of celebrating my own imperfections, I encourage you to do the same. Let’s turn self-consciousness on its ear and willingly reveal the fissures that run through each of us. Perhaps if we begin to look at the cracks under a new, gentler, more tolerant lens, perhaps we can bring to light all the beauty—the big perfectly imperfect picture—of who we are."
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
“There is one responsibility which no man can evade and that responsibility is personal influence. Man's unconscious influence, unconscious influence, the silent, subtle radiation of his personality. The effect of his words and acts. These are tremendous. Every moment of life he is changing to a degree the life of the whole world. Every man has an atmosphere which is affecting every other. Man cannot escape for one moment from this radiation of his character. This constantly weakening of strengthening of others. He cannot evade the responsibility by saying it is an unconscious influence. He can select the qualities he would permit to be radiated. He can cultivate sweetness, calmness, trust, generosity, truth, justice, loyalty, nobility, and make them vitally active in his character. By these qualities he will constantly affect the world. This radiation to which I  refer comes from what a person really is, not from what he pretends to be. Every man by his mere living is radiating sympathy, sorrow, or morbidness, cynicism, or happiness or hope, or any other hundred qualities. Life is a state of radiation and absorption. To exist is to radiate. To exist is to be the recipient of radiation.” David O. McKay (http://education.byu.edu/mckay/48apr27.html )