The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.

Dawson Trotman

When you follow your bliss … doors will open for you where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.

Joseph Campell

Summer Solstice sky.  Lake Michigan always inspires … 21 June 2017. 

Yes, so much this: “You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.”  Robyn Benincasa

Proud to Run Chicago today.  I love celebrating the diversity that makes America great!  #lgbtq #pride

I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. – Shonda Rhimes (via Forbes)

Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.  – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“After Hitler rose to power Bonhoeffer left his post at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and his new fiancee, to return to Nazi Germany. He would soon be accused of joining the plot to assassinate the Führer, and spend two years in prison.  The German pastor was executed by the Nazi regime at Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 9, 1945, just two weeks before the United States liberated the camp.”  https://sojo.net/articles/11-bonhoeffer-quotes-remember-pastor-who-resisted-evil-unto-death 

At home today, but feeling solidarity with my many friends and family who are marching today! Here is my well-worn shirt from the 1989 March on Washington for women’s rights.

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.

Joshua Waitzkin

Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you.  Source unknown.

The trees are about to show you just how beautiful letting go can be. (source unknown)

Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves. – Matt Kahn

My mom has this wonderful way of making beauty around her as she goes. Here, a few small clippings from a house plant to decorate the kitchen windowsill.  Chester, CT.  July 2016.

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. – Maya Angelou

Cultivating gratitude for all things isn’t so much a feeling as a decision. – Panache Desai

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.  – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross via simplereminders.com

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: the are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. – Ernest Hemingway

What if your fairy godmother is the wisest, smartest version of yourself, whispering from the future? via blissiimo

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. – David Bowie

“I like stories where women save themselves.” – Neil Gaiman.  And that is why we like your stories, Neil! 🙂

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.  – Hafiz

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. – Unknown Author  via simplereminders.com

There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. – Neil Gaiman

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