Thursday, July 29, 2021

Today's Quote: Abraham Lincoln

 

 
Text:
 
Let them adopt the maxim, “Better luck next time”; and then, by renewed exertion, make that better luck for themselves.
 
~ Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Today's Quote: Robert Kiyosaki


Text: 

The fear of being different prevents most people from seeking new ways to solve their problems.

~ Robert Kiyosaki


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Today's Quote: Amelia Earhart


 

Text:

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

~ Amelia Earhart 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Today's Quote: Henry David Thoreau

 


Text:

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Today's Quote: Vincent van Gogh

 

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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

~ Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Today's Quote: Proverbial Wisdom

 


Text:

Rain beats down on the leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots.  

~ Ashanti proverb

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for Submissions

IMPERFECT II: poems about perspective for middle schoolers

Being human means losing perspective sometimes. We focus on the one negative comment instead of the ten positive ones. We think we're the only one who had something really embarrassing happen to us, or that we won't be able to get out from under a problem we're having. Just like an artist draws using perspective to show the larger picture, poetic perspective can help us have a balanced view.


History House Publishers is having an open call for submissions for IMPERFECT II which will end June 30th.


Possible topics:
Taking baby steps when you are overwhelmed
Not making a mountain out of a molehill
Feeling something good that happens (not minimizing it)
Not assuming it is about you
Not taking insults to heart
Finding the good
Being your own measuring stick (not comparing yourself to others)
Not blaming yourself for things you didn't have control over
Avoiding negative self-talk
Is it really a catastrophe?
Other perspective-related things...

Poems can be any form. Submit as many poems as you would like. Funny, serious, historical, dual language...we are looking for all different takes on the topics at hand for our middle school audience.


Please include your name, email address, and mailing address with your poem. Send your submission to perspectiveanthology@gmail.com by June 30th. A selection committee will blind-read the poems and acceptances will be sent out by September. Young poets can submit, with permission of their guardian. Poets will be paid $25 per poem and a paperback copy of IMPERFECT II.

Thank you for your support of this project! 

 

Thursday, May 13, 2021