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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#thoughtfortodaykm

“Beware of Destination Addiction –
a preoccupation with the idea that happiness
is in the next place,
the next job and with the next partner.
Until you give up the idea
that happiness is somewhere else,
it will never be where you are.”

~ Robert Holden, PhD

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The story of the butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours
as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
Neither happened!
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
crawling around.
It was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved.
Sometimes struggles are exactly
what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
and we would never fly.
So have a nice day and struggle a little and teach well.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

#thoughtfortodaykm

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it
doesn’t pay to get discouraged. 
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life 
can restore your faith in yourself.” 
 Lucille Ball 


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

#thoughtfortodaykm

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills