Our doubts are traitors, and make use lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~William Shakespeare Always do what you are afraid to do. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week was the first week of school. We spent the week like most families - absolutely frantic with meetings and school supply sales … Continue reading The simple power of raising your hand
Once you choose hope, anything is possible. ~Christopher Reeve I dwell in possibility. ~Emily Dickenson Listen to the must’nts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’t, the impossible, the won’t. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein. August is upon … Continue reading Shake a Little Secret Sauce on Your Week: Hope, Reprised
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. ~Georg Christoph Lichetenberg This weekend was awash with stories of people fleeing for their lives. Some were school supply shopping at a Wal-mart. Some were outside on a summer Saturday night. Just going about their lives, when suddenly life as they knew it ... ended. It's so … Continue reading Isn’t the kaleidoscope pretty?
You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world. -Andy Andrews Yesterday I watched a video of Elizabeth Warren. (Full disclosure: It totally made me cry.) Sitting there in my office (well, the converted attic of our house, which is perpetually too … Continue reading A Flock of Butterflies…
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. ~Emma Lazarus The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants. ~Jorge Ramos Remember high school? It was probably … Continue reading Can We Keep the Golden Door Open?
If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. ~Dalai Lama I'm a person of action. I'll bet you are too. So when I woke up this morning at … Continue reading I Call It Action Therapy
Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination. ~Zig Ziglar One of the most common sources of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. ~Napoleon Hill Yesterday, I sat in a packed-to-capacity union hall, listening to former Missouri Senator, Claire McCaskill, who lost her seat in 2018 after … Continue reading It’s All Doable – If We Work Together