“Living with Integrity” – August 27, 2014 for Jamie

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Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.

― Barbara De Angelis


“Genius” – August 26, 2014 for Tyler

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Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

― Plato


“Turning Pages” – August 25, 2014

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There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.

― Zayn Malik 


“Blame” – August 24, 2014

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All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

― Wayne W. Dyer 


“Get Started!” – August 23, 2014 in memory of the Red Rose Flowerbed that Disappeared Overnight!

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You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

― Les Brown 


“Fun” – August 22, 2014 — for Chipper! on his birthday….

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When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

― Joe Namath 


“Surroundings” – August 20, 2014

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Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.

― Edmund Lee 


“First Dance” – August 19, 2014 for Adria

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Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

― Theodore Roosevelt 


“Promises” – August 18, 2014 for Craig

1 week, 2 days ago Design Talk 0

Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

― John Green 


“Forgiveness” – August 17, 1957 – A Day to Remember

1 week, 3 days ago Design Talk 0

The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either — or both — when needed.

― Gordon B. Hinckley