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