Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quotes from a Calendar

I got one of those quote a day calendars for Christmas one year and hung up some of my favorites around our computer area.  We are getting ready to move, so I figured I would just type them on my blog.

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”  -Morrie Schwartz from Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!"  Stockard Channing as Frances Owens in Practical Magic

“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart” ~Myla Kabat-Zinn

“I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.” 
― E.L. KonigsburgFrom the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

“To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.” - Tyron Edwards