brooknoel.com - February 6, 2009 When there isn’t a song in your heart…Sent Friday, February 6, 2009
When there isn’t a song in your heart…
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway Emory Austin
Good morning! Oh the truth in Emory’s statement…. how I wish it wasn’t so! But it is true - we have natural “highs” and “lows” and some days there isn’t a song in our heart. So what we do on those days? How do we embrace life and be positive on the days when […]
brooknoel.com - February 5, 2009 Championship…Sent Thursday, February 5, 2009
“Life is a competition not with others, but with ourselves. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair a mistake; each day to surpass ourselves.” —David B. Haight
Good morning! During the last Olympics, my daughter and I talked a lot about what “being a Champion” means. […]
brooknoel.com - February 4, 2009 Living today…Sent Wednesday, February 4, 2009
One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
Good morning! In order to find true contentment and lasting joy we have to live in the present. If we become overly reflective of the past or overly concerned about the future, then we begin living in our minds versus the physical world. We […]
brooknoel.com - February 3, 2009 Solving problems…Sent Tuesday, February 3, 2009
“It’s not that I’m so smart , it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Albert Einstein
Good morning! I love that Einstein, one of the greatest minds offered this wisdom-filled quote. When I read it I immediately wondered if perhaps the definition of “smart” is: staying with a problem until the answer is found. Maybe many people who “look smart” […]
brooknoel.com - February 2, 2009 Climbing past worry…Sent Monday, February 2, 2009
Climbing past worry…
”Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” Charles Schultz
Good morning! This quote by Snoopy Creator, Charles Schultz brings home two important points: (1) How quickly a day goes by and (2) How unhelpful it is to spend time worrying.
Worrying doesn’t feel good, it makes people anxious and […]
brooknoel.com - February 1, 2009 What makes a strong woman?Sent Sunday, February 1, 2009
What makes a strong woman?
“After being bombarded with images and ideas of what a woman should be, a strong woman is one who can look at herself in the mirror and say, “I prefer this.’” Doctoral student Erin Clair, as quoted in What Makes a Strong Woman? 101 Insights from Some Remarkable Women by Helene Lerner
Tammy, one of my readers, sent in this quote with a very […]