This Frank Lloyd Wright quote about the importance of studying, loving and staying close to nature is a Silver Lining today. I read it this morning and proceeded to spend the entire day outside, loving and staying close to nature!
This quote by Carl Jung gives me goosebumps. Thinking about kindling “a light in the darkness of mere being” is, I wholeheartedly believe, one of the greatest Silver Linings in life. I hope that it inspires you as much as it does me!
Recently I came across this piece, If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again by Chief Dan George and was blown away. My life has been very busy and full lately. A little too full, I’m afraid to – though must – admit. In fact, tonight between trying to send emails while on a conference call and preparing dinner, I cut my finger with a knife. Shocker, right? Not. However, Silver Linings seem to come when I need them the most and that is exactly what this piece has done for me. Today is Suddenly Seven’s school camp-out, an all-inclusive hiking and camping trip replete with a traditional campfire and games. So, today, instead of worrying about obligations and deadlines, I am throwing (work) caution to the wind by taking the day off to spend it with Suddenly Seven and her classmates at the beach and around a campfire. If FBC taught me …
Anna Quindlen is one of my favorite writers. I think that she nailed it with this one! It is indeed hard – one of the hardest things for me! – to give up being perfect or even the idea of doing some things perfectly. However, when I do, the clouds part and Silver Linings appear. Wish the same for you!
In honor of National Nurse’s Week, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite nurse-esque quotes. This one from Maya Angelou is one of my all-time faves – and is certainly transcends nursing and even healthcare for that matter!
This is such a valuable lesson for us all. Post FBC, I am so much less worried (dare I say not at all worried?) about making mistakes. I’m now all about Reverse Dodge Ball and leaning into that which could be perceived as a mistake.