I spotted this quote on Keepinspiring.me and it resonated with me. Nowadays it seems people want quick fixes and instant gratification. Sometimes letting things grow and develop slowly yields better results. Roots grow deep and build a stronger foundation.
“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”– Josiah Gilbert Holland
I keep these little placards from LaraCasey.com on my desk at home and work as gentle reminders, and I change the saying for how I am feeling or being challenged with that day. I can only do “one thing at a time,” especially if I want to do it well.
So the next time you are starting a new project or going after something you want that may take some effort, remember “that which grows slowly endures.” Planning it out to do things one at a time, in succession, will yield you better chances of achieving that goal.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~Mark Twain
If you enjoy reading as much as I do, I hope you can find a little time this weekend to enjoy a good book, short story, or even a magazine. Here’s what I’m reading when I can find a few minutes to myself:
- You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
- People People by Scott Christopher
- Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
What are you reading?
For this week of giving thanks I would like to share this quote:
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
Reflect, and look at what you have. Stay positive. Be grateful. Count your blessings, rather than your burdens or shortfalls, and hopefully in that moment, it will all be enough.
The day is not quite over yet, so in the spirit of World Hello Day I wanted to write a quick post. This is the 44th annual observance of this day that is simply designed for you to greet ten people for peace. Having done that already in person today, I wanted to try to reach at least 10 people out in the blogosphere. I thought I would post 10 interesting things about me, in hopes of getting (at least) 10 likes. So here goes:
- I have been to 12 countries, 20 islands, seen 7 volcanoes, and visited *most* of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
- I have caught a shark while deep sea fishing.
- I was helped on stage by Peter Gabriel at one of his concerts.
- I sometimes eat dessert first.
- I like fresh peaches, but not peach flavored anything. On the contrary, I don’t like real cherries, but will eat cherry flavored Starbursts. (As a kid, I used to eat my grandmother’s Luden cherry cough drops like candy!)
- I only have 11 sets of ribs.
- I swam with sea turtles while snorkeling in Hawaii.
- I have been bungee jumping.
- I have been in a hot air balloon.
- I took a picture of an eclipse through a welder’s hood a few years ago that was tweeted by USA Today – and I came across it pinned the other day on someone’s board on Pinterest. (OK, that’s probably more silly than interesting!)
That’s 10 quick things about me. Leave me a comment and tell me something interesting about you! And let’s keep the communication going.
Read some past letters in observance of this day.
Peace and Cheers,
I spotted this saying painted in an elementary school library and thought, What a great way to encourage our children. It’s amazing how many nuggets of wisdom can be found in those Dr. Seuss books we all loved as kids.
This quote is from Oh, The Places You’ll Go.
I hope you all have an amazing, inspiring day! What mountains are you going to climb today?
For some people the phrase “failure is not an option” are words to live by. I tend to look at things a little differently. I had a boss a long time ago who used to tell me, “No guts, no glory” when I was a little hesitant to push a button on an upgrade. Those words helped me gain confidence and get over my fear of failing, because even if I failed, I learned something from the experience.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
So don’t be afraid to make a mistake. Be afraid of never trying!