“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“THE MEANING OF LIFE IS TO FIND YOUR GIFT.
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO GIVE IT AWAY.”
— Pablo Picasso
“I is kind. I is smart. I is important.” The movie, The Help
“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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are 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 own 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.”
– Marianne Williamson
There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton
If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. –Dec. 3, 1956-Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If I had but one wish for each of you, it would be that you receive what you so freely give.” — Jo Packham, host of THE CREATIVE CONNECTION