Welcome 2014!

This is the last entry for 2013. It is my normal year end thanks to all who have supported the Helping Survivors Manage mission and my favorite quotes with a new one at the top of the pack. 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:

“The more I know, the less I need” – attributed to several people, not sure who said it first

“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

“There is always room for improvement.” Jimmy Crown (I am sure someone said it before him, but he was a wonderful art teacher and mentor to thousands of kids.)

“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 2013, peace…

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