“Antonio Stradivari was a seventeenth-century violin maker whose name in its Latin form, Stradivarius, has become synonymous with excellence. He once said that to make a violin less than his best would be to rob God, who could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.
He was right. God could not make Stradivarius violins without Antonio Stradivari. Certain gifts were give to that craftsman that no other violin maker possessed.
In that same vein, there are certain things you can do that no one else can. Perhaps it is parenting, or constructing houses, or encouraging the discouraged. There are things that only you can do, and you are alive to do them. In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely.”
~ Max Lucado ~
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~
“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”
~ Shannon Alder ~
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” ~ Mark Twain ~
“Self-care is never a selfish act-it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” ~ Parker Palmer ~
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
~ Malcolm S. Forbes ~
“There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.” ~ Bob Anderson ~
“I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” ~ Virginia Woolf ~
“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.”
~ Glenn Beck ~