Today’s quote really doesn’t need much introduction. I think it really does speak for itself. It’s message is bold and open.
To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger — these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone willing to bend, reach, chop, stir. Most of these tasks are so full of pleasure that there is no need to complicate things by calling them holy. And yet these are the same activities that change lives, sometimes all at once and sometimes more slowly, the way dripping water changes stone. In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life. – Barbara Brown Taylor
Today’s quote is a good reminder for us all. Sometimes you just have to believe you’re taking the right steps, going in the right direction and making all the right decisions. I remember the words from The West Wing if ever I need a boost in the right way, “Act as if ye have faith and faith shall be given to you.”
You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope. – Thomas Merton
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This is probably one of the hardest things for me to remember, do it over, then do it again, until you’re good, or better, at your task. I”m impatient, I want to be proficient at things right away.
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. – Martha Graham
There’s a weird resurgence of Marilyn Monroe as of late. I’m surprised she’s become popular again. Other things that are surprising to me? The many layers of her character. At any rate, today’s her birthday.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe
Looking for a quote today, I found myself going in circles. Nothing I could find seemed to express what I was thinking until I ran across this quote by Stewart White. If you are unsure of yourself, you may not give it your all. If someone else isn’t sure of you, you may not give a damn. Remember to be sure-footed, strong and able, the rest will follow.
Have a wonderful day today!
Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you. – Stewart E. White
Of all the rights the Bill of Rights affords us, my most favorite is the Freedom of Speech, running close behind is the right against unreasonable search and State’s Rights not enumerated. I love spirited discussions, I love it when educated people come together with their ideas and stand firm upon them. I just hate when those discussions turn personal. I’m not narrow-minded because I think something contrary to your opinion, I’m at another place in my decision-making process. And, I don’t expect you to agree with me, ever, that’s just not my position as a friend, but I do want you open to information.
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. – Marshall Lumsden
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I love when you can proof something; I love when you know you’re right. Tangible results are my friend, though sometimes you just know – you just believe in something – to be real.
I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be. – Isaac Asimov
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