Friday, August 11, 2006

To All My Angels, Earthly and Heavenly, I Love You

"I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out; I love you for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart and passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can't help dimly seeing there, and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find. I love you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life not a tavern, but a temple; out of the works of my every day not a reproach, but a song. I love you because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all." - Roy Croft

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


I am now an official member of Toastmaster #2892. That means I am one step closer to actually making my first speech. To be honest, it's a little scary, but I am not as scared as I once was. The funny thing about fear is that the more you face off with it, the smaller it appears.

"Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain." - Mark Twain

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Wow! I WIsh I'd Thought of That!

It never ceases to amaze me how people mirror back to us exactly what we need to experience growth. I can't tell how many times I have found myself suggesting an action to someone else and heard the echo in my own head, "That's exactly what you need to do or think or say." Ouch!

This goes for judging others, as well. Whenever I find myself approaching others from a lack of understanding, I often find myself in the same position they were in. It's the hard way to come to understand others. The easy way is just to choose to. I much prefer the easy way. What can I say? I'm a "flow" person.