Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands--and then just eat one of the pieces.
(Smiles here wouldn't have a problem whatsoever not eating the chocolate bar if it had coconut in it - I don't like coconut! But man...if it was really good chocolate? It definitely would take a lot of strength to only just eat one of the pieces!)
100 SMALL COMFORTS
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT.
Walt Disney, American animation pioneer (1901-1966)
I have decided to start sharing with all of you this little book that my daughter gave to me for Christmas in 2004. She knows how Mom just loves all this inspirational stuff! So I'll share the daily BeliefNet along with pieces from this book. It's called 100 Small Comforts~Wise and Witty Words to Lift the Spirit.
Introduction: Every human being has the potential to reach for the stars~we sometimes just need a few words of encouragement. This volume gathers a host of great thoughts that lift the spirit and comfort the soul. From them we gain the encouragement of the famous and the not-so-famous, the worldly and the wise. Read on, and uncover a small nugget of insight, an eloquent, shining moment of inspiration to remind you of the great possibilities we all carry within.
LIFE ISN'T ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF~LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF.
~George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.