Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Words to Live By (List No. 2)

came across a few inspirational quotes about courage I would like to share.  These are all things I would say to my own children (if they'd only slow down and really listen to me).  My list today is short, but the last words of wisdom is quite long.  It is a different take on the concept of house rules.  Instead of concentrating on what those living in the house should not do, it lists out what they should do, thus putting a more positive spin on it.

The first quote, which says "Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'"  This is something I would love for my children to learn.  Courage is often thought of as strong, bold, and obvious, but that is not always the case.  Even the smallest, quietest child can be strong and filled with more courage than an adult 10 times their size who can bellow loudly.

"You are far too smart to be the one thing standing in your way."

"Make today amazing.  Say I love you . . . then say it again.  Keep an open mind.  Keep an open heart.  Failure is not fatal, try again.  Embrace different.  Try something new.  Be grateful.  Be happy.  Be fearless.  Apologize and mean it.  The book is always better, read one.  Remember how much we love you."

For further inspiration, read more Words to Live By.