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Weekend Wisdom

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
-Abraham Lincoln


A picture of one of the many rose bushes that line my cottage. Paired with a reminder that even the thorniest of situations can come with something as sweet as a rose.

Wisdom For Your Weekend

When you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change.

-Wayne W. Dyer


I was thinking yesterday about what makes us sick and all the things we do to prevent getting sick. We wash our hands and eat Vitamin C. But you know what harms our immune system more than germs or anything else? Stress. You can take all the preventions you want, but if stress is present, then the rest is for naught.

I know this is a quote or saying we’ve heard many times before, but I realize now how important it is to take to heart. Life is stressful. Everyone has things to worry about. But you can’t change those factors, only the way you respond to them. Take care of yourself and respond accordingly. Your world won’t end with some situations, but it will if you make yourself sick with stress.

Enjoy your weekend!

Weekend Wisdom

A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.

-John A. Shedd

In other words, it is tempting to make safe decisions, but we are capable of living so much more.