Monday, November 23, 2015

Gratitude Does Not Limit

"Gratitude does not limit. The real treasures of life come to the grateful, for they know that wealth is not the goal of life, that fame has little substance, and that the inner life of each and every person is the all-important facet of living." 

-Mae Carden

Friday, November 13, 2015

And you just know

"That's how you know it's time to can feel the energy of your life pull you in another direction."

-Oprah (again).

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Common Enemy #1

"Common enemy intimacy is counterfeit connection."

Brene Brown


"Trust is choosing to make something important to you, vulnerable to the actions of someone else."

"Distrust is what I have shared with you that is important to me, is not safe with you."

-Charles Feltman

Anatomy of Trust

It is braving.

Non judgement


"We can't ask people to give us something we do not believe we're worthy of receiving."

Brene Brown, here

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Whole Picture

"You do not have to see the whole picture before you know it is beautiful…you do not have to understand it all to move forward in faith… do not have to know the ending in order to begin.” 

M.H. Clark

The Rumble

"Act II: The middle space. The part of the story where the  main character is lost and struggling. S/he tries to find the way forward by taking every path except the ones that require vulnerability. The struggle continues until s/he finally realizes that the only way home is through uncertainty and total vulnerability. Into the dark. I hate Act II. I love Act II. The middles is messy. But it's where the magic happens. We live in the rumble."

-Brene Brown, Rising Strong

Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's about the ride

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
-Jenkin Lloyd Jones via Pres Hinckley