Month: November 2014

The book you want to read

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If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet then you must write it.

Toni Morrison

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When change happens

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I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.

Maya Angelou

The Greatest Leader

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The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things.

Ronald Reagan

The Journey

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The Journey.

The Journey

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I have never kept a diary even though I said many times I should or date the notes I write but I have yet to do so. There are many things I wrote and pictures from my youth that I saw no use for at the time and discarded them. Now I wish I kept them. I think most of us can say that. This post reminds me of this.

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Anne Frank

I have kept a diary from the age of about eight. I used to start each day with: Dear Kizzy, and write as if to a friend. Sadly most of my teenage diaries were destroyed because my older self didn’t like that previous expression of angst. And even later diaries were destroyed, but those ones in a ceremonial fire – I realised how much bitterness and anger from my divorce they contained, and wanted to let that go.

Five years ago I started referring to my diary as a journal, I don’t know if that word is a little more serious, or if I just needed a change of term for a change in the style of entry. In the past re-reading diaries was painful because the pages were filled with all the bad things that happened so this made my life seem incredibly unbalanced, although it wasn’t at all…

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The child in each uf us

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There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly lit front porch.

Robert Brault

Books are friends

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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends. They are the most accessible and nicest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.

Charles M. Eliot

I would rather sit on a pumpkin

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I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau