“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~Nelson Mandela

Friday, March 7, 2008

A little something

I was just sitting here looking at the computer and thought of a saying that a friend told me this past year. I don't know if you remember my friend Patty....Molly we went to Zion with her, Steph I think you probably met her a few times and I am pretty sure she stayed with us at the big white house...anyway, she came out to visit a few months ago and while I was driving to the airport she told me this saying. It has always stuck with me and yesterday when I was in the PET scan freaking out I calmed myself by repeating this over and over.
"Take Kindness and Benevolence as Basis.
Take Frankness and Friendliness to Heart.
Speak with Reason. Treat with Courtesy.
Act with Emotion.
Accomplish Results."

I think I will have to keep saying this to myself during the race too.It is such a small phrase with such a good messasge.

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