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Weekend Wisdom: Confidence

Whether you are a widow, a job seeker, or a widowed job seeker (been there, done that, it stinks!), confidence can be in short supply every now and then.  So I did some research and found some good confidence quotes.  I pray at least one of them will speak to you.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” 

Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” 

Henry David Thoreau

“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.” 

Ray Davis

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.” 

Zig Ziglar

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

May you be joyfully blessed with an abundance of confidence…and tartar sauce!           😀

Are You Experiencing Deeply?

I am reading Eleanor Roosevelt’s book “You Learn by Living, Eleven Keys For A More Fulfilling Life.”

I started reading it last night before going to sleep.  Only got to page 11 but there already is a lot of yellow hi-lighter and notes in the margin.  This book is packed with wonderful advice and wisdom.

This is how I am going to spend my spring break.  Instead of going to Florida and sitting on the beach watching all the macho men strut their stuff in their speedo’s, I will be at home curled up on the couch reading.  Will also get out and shoot some scenic pictures.

So here’s today’s Weekend Wisdom courtesy of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt:

“As I look back,, I think probably the factor which influenced me most in my early years was an avid desire, even before I was aware of what I was doing, to experience all I could as deeply as I could.”

Now the question remains, are you experiencing everything life has to offer as deeply as you could?