Sunday, December 2, 2012

My Sunday Quote of The Week...

“I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.”
~Hugh Prather

Just an experience…

May 30, 1997 Oprah was invited by Wellesley College (an all-woman college in Massachusetts) to do the Commencement Address (take time to read it). While the whole speech/message was/is amazing, full of lessons she learned thru the course of her life and which we can all relate to; there is 1 lesson that stuck with me. It is the one thing that if we don’t accept for ourselves we will never see beyond the ‘moment’, we will let ‘it’ consume and define us… ‘It’ is truly something for us to learn from and move on by opening the next other door…
She said to all those young graduates: “Turn your wounds into wisdom. You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience.”

To the lessons in our mistakes...


1 comment:

  1. "Mistakes are not failures...they are just negative results of some of our lives' experiences... Learn to see the positive in them because now you can say I know what I didn't know then!"


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