Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 02-12-2012
“When people make a mistake…own it! And then you work on not doing it again. I’m not perfect. I make a mistake every day of my life but I own it every single time. It irritates the crap out of me (when people don’t own it)!”
~David Tutera, My Fair Wedding
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Books, quotes | Posted on 05-11-2012
“What God asks of men is faith. His invisibility is the truest test of faith. To know who sees him, God makes himself unseen.”
Unbroken, pg. 375
Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 31-10-2012
“They had no right to win. Yet they did, and in so doing so they changed the course of the war…even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit – a magic blend of skill, faith and valor – that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.”
Battle of Midway
Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 29-10-2012
I read this in the July issue of Real Simple.
Jeremy produces big events for big companies and explained that, in the world of event planning, there are basically three qualities: good, fast and cheap. When producing an event, you can guarantee clients that they will get two of those things. But they cannot have all three. And the two that they choose always eliminates the third.
The editor goes on to say that she has decided that this applies to nearly everything she might make or do in her life. Well, I agree! I learned this lesson while being an engineer. I worked to develop new candy for people to enjoy. Of course, the company (i.e. my client) always wanted a high quality product (good) at the highest efficiency possible (fast & cheap). Actually, a veteran engineer explained it as a triangle with quality, price and speed being the three points. The triangle always existed with three points just with different proportions. You could never have an equilateral triangle, it would always be isoceles.
I think that’s true of most things in life. We can never have it all…we will never have it all figured out. The triangle and our limitations exist.
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Books, quotes | Posted on 23-10-2012
“Good leadership begins with authenticity. When you are yourself, people can connect with your heart. When they connect with you, they are able to trust you. And when they trust you, they will follow you. Let me say this in reverse so you get the full impact. People will not follow leaders they do not trust. People don’t trust leaders they can’t connect with, and people can’t connect with leaders if they can’t find their heart.”
~Dan Reiland, pgs. 15-16 in Amplified Leadership
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Books, quotes | Posted on 24-09-2012
“There’s no benchmark for how life’s ’supposed’ to happen…There is no ideal world for you to wait around for. The world is always just what it is now, and it’s up to you how you respond to it.”
~Perry’s dad, Warm Bodies
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Books, quotes | Posted on 15-09-2012
“When I was a kid, Grandpa Portman’s fantastic stories meant it was possible to live a magical life. Even after I stopped believing them, there was still something magical about my grandfather. To have endured all the horrors he did, to have seen the worst of humanity and have your life made unrecognizable by it, to come out of all that the honorable and good and brave person I knew him to be — that was magical.”
~ Jacob Portman, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Me, Uncategorized, quotes | Posted on 15-09-2012
“I’m breaking in my new yoga pants.” ~ My explanation to David for why I was sitting on the couch watching The Mummy for the 100th time!
Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 15-09-2012
“Thinks the fact that paper can cut you is bullshit…”
Native American Proverb
Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 09-08-2012
Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.