Only two Mondays to go for most of us!
Make it a good one!
Story re-orders, sifts through experience, and allows others, young children and adults alike, to hear what we think truly matters. We are constituted by the stories we tell ourselves and others. Thus stories serve an ontological purpose. Story connects us with that which lies beyond ourselves and this process makes us ask questions about the meanings of our lives. It is, in fact, a way we can begin to define what we mean when we use the term “spirituality.”–Barbara Kimes Myers (Young Children and Spirituality)
Self-confidence is so relaxing. There is no strain or stress when one is self-confident. Our lack of self-confidence comes from trying to be someone we aren’t.–Anne Wilson Schaef
Self-conquest is really self-surrender. Yet before we can surrender ourselves we must become ourselves. For no one can give up what he does not possess.–Thomas Merton
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted, but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.–Garrison Keillor
Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don’t have to be anything else.–Unknown
Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.–Adam Michnik
Take care, don’t fight, and remember: if you do not choose to lead, you will forever be led by others. Find what scares you, and do it. And you can make a difference, if you choose to do so.–J. Michael Straczynski
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.–Erica Jong
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.–William J. H. Boetcker
There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power I the world? Then be yourself.–Ralph Waldo Trine
There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone.–Jerry Garcia (Ripple)
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.–Martha Graham
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.–Soren Kierkegaard