a to z words of wisdom

some alphabetical enlightenment for you today – it’s been a busy one for me – teaching in three different rooms and getting to hang out with energetic and spunky kids! i am sharing some little tid-bits to consider… a little pep talk if you will! (which is for me too)

accept differences.
before you leap, look.
consider having a quiet, uninterrupted breakfast each morning (if you can!).
don’t think you are better than others.
enjoy each day.
fix things.
give smiles freely.
harbor forgiveness.
invite unexpected interruptions.
join the loose ends.
kindness is never wasted.
learn to truly love and accept yourself.
make everyone feel like a somebody.
never ignore that quiet voice.
open yourself up to challenges, they refine and polish you.
participate don’t just spectate.
quench the desire for connection and purpose, regularly.
remember the darkest days seasons will end and the sun will rise again.
sabotage can often be our own doing.
the answers you seek are often when the mind is quiet not scrambling.
unaccounted tears are never wasted.
victory in spite of all terror (winston churchill, what a leader).
welcome compliments even if you don’t agree with them.
x out the excuses and learn from your mistakes, they are valuable too. (see what i did there!?)
you don’t always need a plan.
zealously pursue what you are passionate about.

any bloggers/writers/one out there like to join me on this…? it starts of easy and then gets increasingly difficult! v was my last one and my hubby said it had to be victory and we listened to a recording of the bulldog himself; legendary… i think the quote fits well.

:: holding on to the good ::

a to z words of wisdom

some alphabetical enlightenment for you today – it’s been a busy one for me – teaching in three different rooms and getting to hang out with energetic and spunky kids! i am sharing some little tid-bits to consider… a little pep talk if you will! (which is for me too)

accept differences.
before you leap, look.
consider having a quiet, uninterrupted breakfast each morning (if you can!).
don’t think you are better than others.
enjoy each day.
fix things.
give smiles freely.
harbor forgiveness.
invite unexpected interruptions.
join the loose ends.
kindness is never wasted.
learn to truly love and accept yourself.
make everyone feel like a somebody.
never ignore that quiet voice.
open yourself up to challenges, they refine and polish you.
participate don’t just spectate.
quench the desire for connection and purpose, regularly.
remember the darkest days seasons will end and the sun will rise again.
sabotage can often be our own doing.
the answers you seek are often when the mind is quiet not scrambling.
unaccounted tears are never wasted.
victory in spite of all terror (winston churchill, what a leader).
welcome compliments even if you don’t agree with them.
x out the excuses and learn from your mistakes, they are valuable too. (see what i did there!?)
you don’t always need a plan.
zealously pursue what you are passionate about.

any bloggers/writers/one out there like to join me on this…? it starts of easy and then gets increasingly difficult! v was my last one and my hubby said it had to be victory and we listened to a recording of the bulldog himself; legendary… i think the quote fits well.

:: holding on to the good ::

Tune my heart

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.
Rotating the pegs
to stretch or relieve the string
 to produce the acceptable pitch

Turning the dial to adjust 
the frequency
to the required signal
Balancing each part
in order for the machine
to run smoothly and efficiently

Altering attitudes and actions
to adjust to a 
new purpose or situation


  Tune my heart oh God, 
remind me of the 
hidden gems 
that are hidden in one’s heart.
Fill me with Love;
brimming joy
 that freely flows to others. 
Gift me with words 
to lift up 
and not pull down.
Let me be a river 
of your grace.

Rotating, Turning,
Balancing, Altering.

Tune my heart.

Tune my heart

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.
Rotating the pegs
to stretch or relieve the string
 to produce the acceptable pitch

Turning the dial to adjust 
the frequency
to the required signal
Balancing each part
in order for the machine
to run smoothly and efficiently

Altering attitudes and actions
to adjust to a 
new purpose or situation


  Tune my heart oh God, 
remind me of the 
hidden gems 
that are hidden in one’s heart.
Fill me with Love;
brimming joy
 that freely flows to others. 
Gift me with words 
to lift up 
and not pull down.
Let me be a river 
of your grace.

Rotating, Turning,
Balancing, Altering.

Tune my heart.

Their feathers are just too bright

Day 4: Favorite quote and why you love it

I am a words-loving girl so I found this day refreshing, yet difficult to choose my favorite.

If I think about it I can have different quotes that mean something to me every single day. But this one I am sharing I know I use a lot.

‘I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, that part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.’ 

Red from The Shawshank Redemption

It helps me when I think of friends and family who have passed, lost friends along the way, my childhood and memories.

What I really love about this quote is the part that talks about rejoicing, and how their feathers were just too bright. Too bright to be kept to just that moment. It is reassuring and puts to words how I feel about loss.

And it sure is a brilliant movie. x

I’m nearly caught up!