Welcome 2012!

This is last year’s entry for 2011, but it is how I feel again at this year end. I would like to extend many thanks to all who have supported the Helping Survivors Manage mission! All the best to you and yours and Happy New Year!

Resolutions are good, but be gentle with yourself. My resolutions don’t come to me on certain days (like New Year’s Day), I have quotes all over my office that inspire me, make me laugh and help me – like most of us – get through one day, let alone an entire year. Sharing from my brick and mortar walls:

“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of (wo)men, but from doing something worthwhile.” Sir Wilfred Grenfell

“If I should labor through daylight and dark,
Consecrate, valorous, serious, true,
Then on the world I may blazon my mark;
And what if I don’t, and what if I do?”
Dorothy Parker

“Real communication happens when people feel safe.” Ken Blanchard

“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Be a hard master to yourself – and be lenient to everybody else.” Henry Beecher

“Keep looking, there is always something you missed.”

“A person’s true character is revealed by what (s)he does when no one is watching.”

“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” Swedish proverb

“Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, great minds discuss ideas.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Talent is good, practice is better, passion is best.” Frank Lloyd Wright

In the past couple of days, I came up with one “kindness is a result of deep contentment, unkindness is a result of deep sadness” let’s hope we are all in the former category and have patience for those in the latter.

Here is to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012, peace…

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