When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

May 4, 2009

Monday Musings... Confidence

Original calligraphy piece by Lanie '04
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Nelson Mandela You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. ~Zig Ziglar There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you. ~Stacey Charter Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:31 siggie

4 comments:

  1. I'd love to learn calligraphy. This is beautiful!

    Stopping by from SITS today.

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  2. Good quotes are food for my soul. Thanks for feeding me today! :)

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  3. I always enjoy reading quotes, you've posted some great ones, and your calligraphy is absolutely amazing!!!!
    ♥ Teresa

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  4. Hi there!!!I changed my blog address. It is now daisylinde.blogspot.com I love your calligraphy! You are extremely talented :)

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