~Charles D. Gill
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
~Thomas Alva Edison
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
~Allen H. Neuharth
Talking with a friend last night...
Part of the conversation was about change and growth. How it's never easy. How you can get caught in a comfort zone, content to stay put, not motivated to move beyond it for fear of... whatever you name it. Anyway I was inspired. Hence my million and one quotes today. More to encourage my own self than anyone else but I'm willing to share. Sometimes it's interesting to meander back through the chapters of your life to peek at all the events that have led you up to where you find yourself right now! Then it's kinda scary and exciting to guess where your headed, as if you can ever really tell ha ha ha . You just never know what God has planned. That, I think is a blessing. Many times we (by we I mean I) couldn't have handled knowing. God knows. That's sufficient. He'll fill me in when appropriate. In the meanwhile I'm supposed to be about the business at hand. Watching for the moments when He surprises me with a curve ball or maybe a dip...kinda like a dance. LOL, yeah, that's more like it. Twirling around the dance floor with God, let Him lead and try to keep up! Woooooowhoooooo! What a ride:) Sometimes fast songs, sometimes slow...just stay with Him.
Walking home from school the other day I stopped to chat with a couple of the kids who were playing on this little ice hill that has formed on a small elevation next to the building. They would climb to the top then ride the slight incline down to flat ground on their feet. The whole thing couldn't be more than 8 feet long. Anyway when we had sufficiently exchanged pleasantries I said good bye and turned to start plodding home. I was a good 50 yards away when I heard little Katie call out after me "See you around Crocodile!" I had to laugh out loud at her experimentation with language... "Okay then After Awhile Alligator!" I hollered back.
A Pair of Skiers
Students and teachers alike have been swishing about on the school skis the last month or so. You might even say that cross country skiing is going viral in Quinhagak lately. Principal Eric even order us 6 more pair from one of our favorite ski shops back home in Hayward, Wisconny New Moon! But the sight I witnessed the other day took the cake, Michael and Karen evidently were only able to check out one pair between the two siblings. Apparently they had compromised by making the most of their set dividing it down the middle. Each of them step/sliding along - one boot, one pole and one ski. That's how much we love skiing right now in Quin. Better to have only 1/2 a set than to not ski at all.
At Least He Thinks He Knows His History
My Wednesday's Resolution: Also known as My One thing that Scares Me Today! Tonight I will do the Dishes! Yes, my friends I've been ignoring them for over a week now, there I said it. I just needed to rebel, if only against myself! But now there are no dishes left and the counter space is rapidly disappearing so I am letting go of this rebellious stand off with me starting tonight. Bring on the dish pan hands!
To those of you down states: Happy Ground Hog's Day! Dang hogs don't even live in Alaska. 6 more weeks of winter always 6 more weeks... Connie enthusiastically chimes in, "But we do have squirrels."