Thursday, January 04, 2007


I really like quotes - especially inspirational ones. I have been collecting them on scraps of paper and post it notes for a while and plan to make a mini scrapbook of all the inspiring quotes I've collected. We watched "Akeelah and the Bee" over Christmas vacation (great movie!) and in one scene in the movie Akeelah's spelling bee coach has her read the following quote. Just thought I'd share a little inspiration on this dreary, January day.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – by Marianne Williamson


Brenda said...

I love Akeelah and the Bee! I had to buy it and show it to my reading class!
Here's my new favorite quote from Carsyn: "You git what you git, so don't throw a fit!"

Amy said...

I'll have to add that to my quote book! :)

Nancy said...

Carsyn's a poet and doesn't know it! I always liked to inspire our kids with a little quote from Mr. Jagger:"You can't always get what you want..."
We rented Akeelah after Christmas, had to pay 2 days late fees, and I still didn't see it. I've got it from the library now, and plan to watch it as soon as Kyle goes back. I did get to see "The Legend of Ricky Bobby", though.

Nancy said...

Hi again. I just finished watching the movie. Loved it, even tho' Sudsy ruined the ending for me. I like the quite even more now. We all need to be told not to be afraid to succeed.