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Inspirational Quotations: Five, plus one

Image of pink wild rose opening in springtime.

Spring is a time of inspiration. As the seasons change and nature renews, we find ourselves wanting to change for the better as well.

Here are five quotes that inspire my changes. I don’t know where they came from—a few I may have made up myself—but they capture common wisdom in words that I enjoy.  I hope you enjoy them too!

Our choices, not our circumstances, dictate our future

Sometimes we feel SAFER with old problems
than with NEW SOLUTIONS

You will not be judged by what you start,
only by what you finish

When our dreams are too small, we dishonor God

Let your heart be filled,
every season of your life,
with the joy of Spring

And the plus one by Archibald McLeish:

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold—brothers who know now they are truly brothers.

Image of earth surrounded by blackness of space.

Do you have favorite words that inspire you? Share in the comments, or if you’re on email, simply hit reply to share your favorites.

Until next time…
–Susan.

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Mid-Holiday Thoughts

mountains in Alaska-a holiday picture

Ten favorite quotations

I am a collector of quotations. To my mind they are the ideal collectible. They don’t take up space on your mantle or bookshelves, and they offer wisdom and encouragement when you take them out. Plus, they are easy and often useful to share. So without further explanation and in no particular order, here are ten of my current favorites:

  1. He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail. –Abraham Maslow
  2. I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance. — e.e.cummings
  3. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence , then, is not an act, but a habit. — Will Durant
  4. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. — Mark Twain
  5. Work is love made visible. –Kahlil Gibran
  6. There are some problems you cannot solve in a million years unless you think about them for five minutes. –M.L. Goldberger
  7. You’re never a loser until you’ve quit trying. — Mike Ditka
  8. When a man’s willing and eager, the gods join in. — Aeschylus
  9. Success is on the far side of failure. –T.J. Watson
  10. Doors are interesting. They open. They close. And the doors we open and close each day decide the lives we lead. –Flora Whittemore

May your New Year be blessed.

Until next time,
Susan