Thursday, September 24, 2020

Today's Quote: Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Text:

To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that's what I think a meaningful life is.

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Today's Quote: Proverbial Wisdom


Text:

It is impossible to find a man who has everything, but it is possible to find one who enjoys the things he has.

~ Maasai proverb

Make It Kenya photo/Stuart Price.




Thursday, September 10, 2020

Today's Quote: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Text:

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Today's Quote: Oprah Winfrey

 

Text:

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.

~ Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Today's Quote: Eric Hoffer

 

Text:

At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor. 

~ Eric Hoffer

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Within Imperfect

A poem and photo by Molly Hogan: 

 

WITHIN IMPERFECT

 

If you forever seek perfect, 

you may instead discover a recipe 

for dissatisfaction--a price 

too high to remit. 

 

But within imperfect is a permit 

to take risks, to light a fire 

of creativity, to be bold and fierce. 

 

When you embrace imperfect, 

you set yourself free. 

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Today's Quote: Nicolas Chamfort


Text:
I admire the man who exclaimed, "I have lost a day!" because he had neglected to do any good in the course of it; but another has observed that "the most lost of all days, is that in which we have not laughed;" and, I must confess, that I feel myself greatly of his opinion.
~ Nicolas Chamfort

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today's Quote: Pearl S. Buck


Text:
I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
~ Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Today's Quote: John Lewis


Text:
Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.
~ John Lewis

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Word for someone who learns from mistakes

On Twitter, Jason Kander tweeted that he and his wife Diana had been discussing whether there is a word that means “someone who learns from their mistakes”? He asked, "If not, what should that word be?"

People suggested:

Scientist
Wise
Reconstructed
Self-reflective
Strategist
Mature person
Meliorist
(someone who improves, makes things better)
Hindsighter
Life-long student
Learner


I especially like "strategist" and "learner," but my very favorite is this:

Butterhander, from the German verb handschmieren, i.e., you get burned, put butter on your hand, and move on.

Do you have any words you would add?

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Today's Quote: C. S. Lewis


Text:
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~ C. S. Lewis