Sunday Quotes – Perspective

Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision.

Terry Tempest Williams

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Buddha

I believe in cultivating opposite, but complementary views of life, and I believe in meeting life’s challenges with contradictory strategies. I believe in reckoning with the ultimate meaninglessness of our existence, even as we fall in love with the miracle of being alive. I believe in working passionately to make our lives count while never losing sight of our insignificance. I believe in caring deeply and being beyond caring. It is by encompassing these opposites, by being involved and vulnerable, but simultaneously transcendent and detached, that our lives are graced by resilience and joy.

Fritz Williams

Sunday Quotes – Acceptance

What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls.

Robert Muller

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Golda Meir

It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.

Sydney J. Harris

Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves.

Bonaro W. Overstreet

 

T.G.I.F. Thank God I’m Fabulous!

 Inc.com had an article at the beginning of 2015 that lists 57 ways to make 2015 fabulous. I know we are all fabulous but there are times we get too busy or too tired and we forget how wonderful and extraordinary we are! Here’s a few things to help remind us of what we can do to make 2015 (and beyond) fabulous.

 

  • Cultivate a tactile hobby. Rather than seeking fun in front of a screen (which is like working) find a hobby that requires you to so something physical.
  • Daydream more often. When you let your thoughts wander you’ll eventually have insights that will make you and your team more competitive.
  • Disconnect from the uncontrollable. Don’t waste time and energy on things you can neither influence nor control: the economy, traffic, politics, and so forth.
  • Do the easy stuff first. Look for easy-to-do tasks that will have a large positive effect on your career and business. Do those tasks first.
  • Don’t ever be a hater. Hate is a parasite that eats away at your energy and health. Forgive and forget rather than stew in your own juices.

 

A Change.org Petition for Musicians U2 to Bring Awareness of Meniere’s Disease

 

As many of you know, I have an inner ear disorder that forced me to stop working and eventually have to go on disability because the specialists do not have the tools to help me.

I am, sadly, far from alone in living and dealing with a disability and doctors being unable to help me get better and go back to leading a productive life.

To say that funding and research for inner ear disorders are woefully lacking is an understatement. As those with vestibular disorders know, the public does not realize how many people of all ages are afflicted with inner ear disorders.

I also believe that it will take the involvement of A+++ famous people to help bring a much greater awareness and understanding about vestibular diseases. This, in turn, would bring about more funding and research. One has only to think about the effect of Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon that so many of us watched. Or Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s disease. Or Christopher Reeve and spinal cord injury.

While we don’t know why Lewis became involved with MDA, with Fox and Reeve it was personal. Fox has Parkinson’s and Reeve became paralyzed with a spinal cord injury as the result of being thrown from his horse at an equestrian event. The funding and research that has been made possible due to their involvement and activism is immeasurable.

There is a petition on Change.org right now (March 9, 2015) that is asking U2 to help bring awareness to Meniere’s disease. This is the request from the petition:

We are respectfully asking you Bono and your U2 band mates to consider helping us to raise awareness about this debilitating disorder with a simple statement before you sing your song “Vertigo” during your 2015 concert tour. A simple:

 “We need to find a cure ‘now’ for the millions who suffer lives filled with vertigo and deafness caused by Meniere’s Disease.” would work wonders for us.

I hope you will take a few moments of your time to check out the petition, add your name and share this petition so that we can hopefully get A+++ famous people involved and help bring awareness to vestibular disorders.

I hope that one day we can talk about how people are being helped by the results of increased funding, research and discoveries. I also hope and look forward to the day that we can talk about how little people’s “quality of life” has been affected and how immeasurable the help of A+++ famous people has been.

Thank you.

Sunday Quotes – Beauty

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.

Conrad Hall

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.

Richard Cecil

Integrity reveals beauty.

Thomas Leonard

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.

Milan Kundera

Sunday Quotes – Truth

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.

Vaclav Havel

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Winston Churchill

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei

Sunday Quotes – Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

William Arthur Ward

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Paul Boese

Some forgive and forget, more forgive and remember, most forgive and remind.

Robert Brault

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.

E.H. Chapin