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Friday’s Thought – Concrete Thinking

Paradox

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July 11, 2014 · 5:24 pm

Friday’s Thought – On Coping

water droplets

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”

(Roger Miller)

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Friday’s Thought – Here and Now

antique chair in the snow

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” 

(Mother Teresa)

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Friday’s Thought – Miracles

two roses

 

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”
(Walt Whitman)

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Jo’s Journey (A Somewhat Irreverent Guide to Doing Anything Better) – A Shift in Perspective

When I started out to write this post earlier this afternoon,

my idea was to tackle the concept of tyrant tutors and dealing with criticism.

But the more I wrote, the more convoluted my thoughts became.

Somewhere in there, I figured I should also talk about

forgiveness,

humility,

and the importance of holding one’s beliefs lightly.

(Which made me wonder if any of my beliefs were all that important.)

In conclusion, I may have nothing to say,

but I will always strive to have something to give.

humble thanks detail

 “We only have what we give.” 
(Isabel Allende)

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Jo’s Journey (A Somewhat Irreverent Guide to Doing Anything Better): A Lesson in Patience…

After months of dormancy, my orchid recently produced a miracle of sorts…sprouting not just one, but two stalks of blooms!

my orchid

Meanwhile, given that my free time these past few weeks has all but evaporated, I’m having to remind myself that a little practice on my illustrations is better than nothing.  I might not be producing anything remotely miraculous any time soon, but I believe….

“The short-goal habit is key to larger success and is at the root of human greatness.  Life is think and do, think and do, think and do.  Small steps can be greater than great leaps.”

(Robert Genn)

My small step for today:

orchid

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Friday’s Thought – Star Gazing

Photo of star ornament on Upper East Side
“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.”
(Henry Van Dyke)

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