Muses for the Holiday Season 2015

On Hope…

When the world says give up, hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

On Children…

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

“Children need models rather than critics.” – Joseph Joubert “Each day of our lives we make deposits into the

memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll

On Laughter…

Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy.

I love people who can make me laugh, when I don’t even want to smile.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin

On Trying…

Try and fail, but never fail to try!

“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something, but I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

You haven’t failed until you quit trying.

On Mistakes…

Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.

“When you make a mistake, there are only three

things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.” – Paul Bear Bryant

One stupid mistake can change everything.

We make mistakes, but how we correct them defines us.

You can’t make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it’s no longer a mistake.

On the New Year…

“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The New Year stands before us like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Melody Beattie “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.” – Benjamin Franklin

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.” – Anne Frank