Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 15-01-2013
I used to think crying was a sign of weakness and, as a result, I never let myself cry. I most certainly never let anyone else see me cry.
As I’ve gotten older, my viewpoint on crying has changed. So this quote from actor Kaley Cuoco, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, really resonated with me.
“I cry all the time. I love to laugh, too. It’s important to create an environment for yourself where you feel what you need to and don’t hold it in. Today, I’m comfortable enough in my own skin that I can laugh or cry when I need to, and it feels so good.”
Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 10-01-2013
“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”
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 Uncategorized | Posted on 20-09-2012
“You must remember this. It was all I had, all I’ve ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive.”
~Marion Stone, Cutting for Stone
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-09-2012
“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching…”
~Ghosh, Cutting for Stone