Monday, September 10, 2018

Today, remember the importance of rest and self-care ...


“Rest and self-care are so important. 
When you take time to replenish your spirit, 
it allows you to serve others from the overflow. 
You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” 
 Eleanor Brownn

As we head into another week, it is so 
important to take care of ourselves, give 
ourselves a moment to exhale, 
enjoy a cup of calmness! 
love, mom


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Saturday, September 8, 2018

act on purposes that are big, bold, righteous and eternal!!


You are only as strong as your purpose, 
therefore let us choose reasons to act that are 
big, bold, righteous and eternal.

Barry Munro

in this time of newest and transition, 
focus on your goals and purposes!
love, mom



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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Go placidly amid the noise and haste ...


Desiderata 

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.


Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.


Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.


Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.


Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.


You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.


Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.


With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy. 

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

Girls, I reread this poem often, especially during times of change
 (new grade, new schedules).
And also, remember, that you are a child of the universe!
love, mom


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Be curious, create possibilities ...

My favourite words are
 possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. 
I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, 
and then if you open the doors, 
you create possibilities.
Mario Testino

Be passionately curious, my girls!
love, mom

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

there's no such thing as not voting.


Nobody will ever deprive the American people 
of the right to vote except the American people 
themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. 
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Girls, voting has never been as important as it is right now!
Seize your right, voice your beliefs and vote!!
love, mom


















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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Today, let us remember to be free from false thoughts ...


You will never be free until you free yourself from 
the prison of your own false thoughts.

just let go of all your 'false thoughts'!!
love, mom

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Let us all remember balance in this month of transitions ...

I felt like balance was a good theme for September's calendar ...


Rumi was a 13th-century (born in Afghanistan) Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar and theologian. His quotes will transform your life for the better, they are based upon love, hope, inspiration, and awakening. May these quotes open up your heart and mind to the beauty that lies within you. (from awakenthegreatnesswithin.com)

here is a calendar if you need one for your desk, refrigerator, car  . . . 
feel free to download and print out this calendar for
your personal use.
 if you are having problems downloading or printing the calendar, 
just leave a comment or email and I will send you a PDF. 
 I have uploaded a high resolution file, 
so you should be able to click on the calendar and print.  
It should fit on an 81/2 x 11 piece of paper, however, I always click 
the printing option "scale to fit". see picture below.


love, mom

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Today remember that you are ALWAYS enough and trust the process ...


Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, 
and trust that in this moment, 
who you are, where you are at, 
and what you are doing is enough. 
You will get to where you need to be in your own time. 
Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. 
It’s enough. You are enough.


So girls, remember when you are feeling stressed, 
just breathe and know that you are enough!
love, mom

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Find those who help you discover your happiest, strongest and wisest self ....


Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation 
around people who inspire you, 
support you and help you to grow you 
into your happiest, strongest, wisest self. 
Karen Salmansohn

those supportive and inspiring friends
 are who you want in your tribe.
love, mom

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

May this dress remind us to be BRAVE, not perfect!!


Never give up. People will always discount you, 
and you'll always get rejected. 
But set your sights high. 
Be boldly ambitious. 
Be relentless and never give up. 
Reshma Saujani






Be brave my girls, don't worry about being perfect,
being brave and courageous is more important!
love, mom

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