Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I hold a special place in my heart for this song. It was played during our father-daughter dance at my wedding and (thanks to my Dad) it's always been a personal favorite. This children's book made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Cute idea.
(c) Eleanor Busing
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Monday, December 9, 2013
I can't help but think of this time last year. I was far from home and unemployed. The holidays made for a difficult and blue couple of weeks. Now I'm only a quick hour away from the people I love most. Getting to do these kinds of outings is such a gift. I look forward to exploring more Virginia trails come 2014.
Friday, December 6, 2013
(c) The Guardian
There have been amazing words, thoughts, quotes, and speeches given by the great Nelson Mandela. I thought I'd share a few.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The time for the healing of the wounds has come.
The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come.
The time to build is upon us.
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.