August 20, 2017

Hello, hello!  The month of August has been accompanied by a flurry of back-to-school activities and adjustment periods--I'm sure that some of you understand exactly what I'm talking about!  Even though I only just finished up my first full week of the school year, my mind and body seem to believe that I've been attending class for at least two months:  a hectic two months, at that.  All that being said, nothing helps me overcome stress like a healthy dose of verbal inspiration;  hopefully, the following quotes will alleviate your worries--just as they did mine!

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"The world won't care about your self-esteem.  The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself." -- Bill Gates

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank

"Do more than belong:  participate.  Do more than care:  help.  Do more than believe:  practice.  Do more than be fair:  be kind.  Do more than forgive:  forget.  Do more than dream:  work." -- William Arthur Ward

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"May we ever choose the harder right, instead of the easier wrong." -- Thomas S. Monson

"The planet does not need more 'successful people.'  The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds." -- Dalai Lama

"At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad.  All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey." -- Lemony Snicket

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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -- Anaïs Nin

"Not a single creature deserves to be mistreated or abused.  Not a one." -- Anthony Douglas Williams

"Any fool can know.  The point is to understand." -- Albert Einstein

"If all your prayers were answered, would it change the world or just yours?" -- Unknown

If those words don't leave you feeling the least bit inspired, I don't know what will.  Let us hope that we can follow their sage advice over the next few months.

Any bits of inspiration that you'd like to share?


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