“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
– Alice Walker
“The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. And the only way to spread one’s influence wide is to learn how to go deep. The world we want for ourselves and our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a spiritual stillness that takes root in our souls. Then, and only then, will we create a world that reflects the heart instead of shattering it.”
– Marianne Williamson
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
– Martin Buber
There are oh so many ways I’m busy killing it over here. I know, I know, it’s hard to watch someone knocking balls out of the park, but what can I say. It’s a talent.
“Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?” – Rick Riordan
** I’ve got three of Bear’s friends crammed in the backseat and we’re on the way to a lock-in at the trampoline park. It’s a 45 minute drive, just long enough for them to crank some tunes. More than long enough for me to sing along at the top of my lungs.
** Bear, T-man, and I were treating ourselves to burgers and sundaes one night when what may be the worst singer ev-er took stage and began banging out covers on his keyboard. If eardrums could burst from offensive music then we would have finished off dinner in urgent care. As it was I figured I could lighten the mood with a little diner booth boogie. The looks of utter horror on my kids’ faces made the whole experience worthwhile.