to say that I’m headed out to Utah for two days of Simple meetings (love my SS team, so this is a good thing)
also loving the things that are happening in the 2008 session of Library of Memories — already so many people getting their mojo back as they revisit years of photos and begin putting the basic processes in place that will get them printing and scrapbooking —
got this quote via email this morning:
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
This is so true! Love that as a mother I have the chance to do this for my kids. I was talking with my friend Helen at CanadianParent.com yesterday and she said, when her children come home with report cards, she skips right over the numbers, grades and actual marks to the read the short summary written by the teacher — because it is this "personal" statement that matters most to her. I so agree, I always tell my kids, better than a "A" is the "pleasure to have in class" comment. If we can raise children who can "risk curiosity, wonder and spontaneous delight so that they can that path in life that most reveals their unique human spirit — then seriously, what else matters?
Do this for someone today — make sure someone understands from you that they are "worth listening to"
Do this an you will have a GREAT day.
and, while I have your attention ….
You could also start thinking about spring shoes. I bought these Merrill cuties online, Saturday — at the suggestion of my very stylish sister. I’m thinking they will put a "spring" in my step.