Thursday, January 27, 2011

Words To Live By

I love words of affirmation. They are little gems of wisdom to ponder as I move about my day. Posted here, taped there, purchased magnets, or hand written notes, it matters not. I’ve got them all over the place. I’ll be doing something else and suddenly come across one and it will lift my spirits. What can be better than that?

In addition to the one above, here are a few more that I have out and about now:

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers ‘grow, grow’
-The Talmud
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
-Dr. Spock

And the following excerpt from a Harvard commencement address given by J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) that I clipped out of a magazine:

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or [your] strength…, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift…. It is painfully won, and it has been worth more to me than any qualification I ever earned.

Wow, great words from one who faced many failures herself, yet forged ahead and succeeded in a very big way.

May these words lift your spirits too.

Have a great day.


MoonMaid Botanicals said...

Excellent advice!!!! Fantastic words of wisdom you have shared!!!
Have a great day too!!

Martha Marshall said...

I love these, Kim. Great idea to keep these favorite affirmations at the forefront on a daily basis.

Thanks for reminding me to do this.

Kim Radatz said...


My day WAS great, thanks. Happy to share with you.

Kim Radatz said...


My pleasure to share advice with you, my wise friend.