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“Right Now” – October 20, 2014

17 hours, 52 minutes ago Design Talk 0

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.

― Thich Nhat Hanh 

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“Letting Go” – October 20, 2014 for Queenie, on her birthday!

1 day, 17 hours ago Design Talk 0

Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.

― Melody Beattie 

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“Gratitude” – October 18, 2014 for mentors throughout the years

2 days, 11 hours ago Design Talk 0

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

― William Arthur Ward 

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“Obstacles” – October 16, 2014

4 days, 18 hours ago Design Talk 0

Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.

― Ben Carson 

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“Trust” – October 15, 2014 for Toni

5 days, 18 hours ago Design Talk 0

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.

― Eric Hoffer 

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“Blame” – October 14, 2014

6 days, 16 hours ago Design Talk 0

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.

― Katharine Hepburn 

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“Action, not Words” – October 13, 2014 for the Navy on its birthday!

1 week ago Design Talk 0

Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.

― Diogenes 

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“Take Action!” – October 12, 2014 for Mama Dorough on her birthday

1 week, 1 day ago Design Talk 0

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

― Dale Carnegie 

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“Unique” – October 10, 2014 for Auntie Rose on her birthday!

1 week, 3 days ago Design Talk 0

A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That’s why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded.

― Marcus Buckingham 

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“Jobs” – October 9, 2014 for Joan

1 week, 4 days ago Design Talk 0

Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.

― Steven Pressfield 

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