Posts Tagged ‘growth’

July 17 Quote of the Day

Monday, September 17th, 2012

All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we’ve tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now.  And the really annoying thing is, they’re probably right.
Cathy Guisewite


Trust your parents opinion of you. You can do the impossible. All you have to do is try. Reach out for what you want in life. Find ways to accomplish those things people say can’t be done. The faith your parents have in you is justified.  So long as you trust in their belief in you, you will soar.  You may never reach the top of the mountain they thought you could conquer but you will, most certainly, get farther than you would have otherwise.

July 27 Daily Quote

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

We must not,  in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.

Marion Wright Edelman



Nearly everyone can remember the time when, standing in cap and gown, you knew you were going to make big changes in the world. As you got older, you began to think that you were just too naïve.  Most people can’t really make that big of a difference. It is true that not all of us will be a Mother Teresa. Most of us won’t be running the country or even a big corporation.

But all of us can make little differences. Those little differences add up over time until, each of us, without even knowing it, made some major changes.  When man first started using fire, all he could do was warm himself.  Then he learned how to cook with fire.  Eventually, someone said, ‘let’s put a fire in a fireplace and make an oven’.  Then someone figured out how to get heat without fire.  Now we have furnaces.

That first person didn’t think he was doing anything all that great.  He figured out how to stay warm when the rest of his family weren’t around to snuggle.  The world changed that day, though.

Just do the best you have each day.  You may not know it.  You may never see it.  But you changed the world today.


February 26 Quote of the Day

Monday, February 28th, 2000

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis