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Useful Obstacles

“The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is not to frighten them, but to challenge them.”   Woodrow Wilson And brave women, too! I love the idea of an obstacle … Continue reading

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Believe It

“If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even If I did not have the ability in the beginning.” Mahatma … Continue reading

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Something New

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”   Thomas Jefferson Such a radical, challenging idea – and yet, it makes perfect sense doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Just Ask

“These be our prayers – more strength, more light, more constancy, more progress.”             Phillips Brooks Sometimes, when we’re feeling stuck or uninspired, or under-inspired, the best thing to do is to simply stop, get quiet, and ask for help. … Continue reading

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Wave Riders

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”   Oliver Wendell Holmes Since today, October 12, is the traditional Columbus Day, a nautical theme seemed apt. … Continue reading

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Happy Writers

“Remember this: that very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”      Marcus Aurelius Widely admired for his contributions to Stoic philosophy, our boy Marcus cultivated a minimalist approach to … Continue reading

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Edison Enlightens

A story: Well after he’d become a world-famous inventor, Thomas Edison was asked to send a message to a gathering of young people. Here’s the gist of what he said, “To accomplish things there must first be an idea that … Continue reading

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Longfellow Illuminates

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Listen my children, and you shall hear/Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere” – what an invitation to a story! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow … Continue reading

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First-rate Advice

A story: Irving Berlin, the creator of many American standards, including “White Christmas,” enjoyed an enormously successful songwriting career that spanned decades. When he and George Gerswhin first met, Irving was already wildly famous and George was a struggling composer … Continue reading

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Rise Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson What a refreshing remark! Somehow, everything in our society tells us that we shouldn’t fail – that failure is bad, that … Continue reading

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