“Often when we feel we deserve love the least is exactly when we need it from ourself the most.”
“Confidence isn’t thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.”
I have an irksome sensitivity
to the sounds of words
the rhythm of phrases and sentences.
When I search for the right word,
it’s not just the meaning
for the right number of syllables,
of the consonants.
As I nestle a word into a sentence,
I listen for the subtlety
that form phrases,
phrases into paragraphs.
© D. Wallace Peach
From “16 Reasons to read your work aloud,” by D. Wallace Peach. Re-formed by Chel Owens.
“Get on the train to see your friends.
Buy tickets for more Met games.
Make the dinner plans.
Don’t be so afraid of dying that you become afraid to live.
As Snoopy so eloquently said, We only die once: but we live every day. Make it so.”
-LA, “For when I have so few words“
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
-Unknown, but widely mis-attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (you know, when he spoke more lit!)
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
“Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? No. The grass is greener where you water it.”
“I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.”
“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.”
–James R. Sherman, PhD, Rejection