Carpal-tunnel (like arthritis or something)
Carpet-bagger (some history term; city nomads)
Carpenter (Jesus and his father Joseph were carpenters)
Magic Carpet Ride (Aladdin and Steppenwolfe)
Carpe (a fish, right?)
Seize the Day
Search and Seizure
One time a kid had a seizure when I was working as a lifeguard at the pool
❤ Bookending Master, Kath
Monthly Archives: October 2014
“The world is SCREAMING! for help—and we have the power to help—but are we listening?”
-Seth Adam Smith (blogger, suicide survivor, and author of “Marriage Isn’t For You”)
“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
-Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:15 in the New Testament in the Bible)
Who’s screaming for your help?
Looking at old pictures often makes me sad.
It reminds me of the beauty and friends I once had.
I was happy and pretty and having a blast.
But I’ve learned that most good things in life never last.
I don’t want to get bitter or cynical or jaded.
But the truth is that some of my brightness has faded.
And now the future’s ambiguous, and the path is unclear.
The waters are choppy, not sure where to steer.
We’ve all heard the catchphrase, “The Best is Yet to Be!”
But when it comes to me…..guess we’ll have to wait and see.
In a work environment, is repeatedly asking questions a sign that you are seeking self-improvement through constructive feedback, or does it instead make you look incompetent and unconfident?
“There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes ’til an entire marriage reconciles them.”
“There exists a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for one another.”
-W. Craig Zwick (member of the Quorum of the 70 of TCOJCOLDS)
“[N]either is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.”
-1st Corinthians 11:11 (in the New Testament in the Bible)
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“Dream your dreams, but don’t pretend…”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King Jr. (duh)
“Got my dreams, got my life, got my love.”
-Natasha Bedingfield (love her!)
“Between the dreams of night and day, there is not so great a difference.”
-Carl Jung (I studied him for my Capstone class at BYU!)
“The more senses involved, the more learning takes place.”
-Debbie Dean (professor of Teaching/ Education & Writing/ Composition at BYU)
What senses do YOU use to teach?
“I expect great things from you, Katherine.”
It’s good to have great expectations for ourselves. Whether it’s academics, career, fitness, spirituality, or in any other aspect of self-improvement, we should hold ourselves to a high standard. Gordon B Hinckley (former prophet/ president of TCOJCOLDS) exhorted us, “Don’t be a scrub! Rise to the ground of excellence.”
But sometimes, unfortunately, raising the bar can mean that we are TOO hard on ourselves, especially when we make mistakes. As important as it is to have high goals, it’s even more important to practice self-compassion and self-forgiveness when we fall short.
How do you have high expectations
but avoid self-frustration?
doesn’t mean you’re stupid.
-Vivian Marie (one of my best friends!)
Love this, love this, love this, love this! I have felt before that sometimes kindness (especially in female) is mistakenly equated with naivete. Smart people aren’t supposed to be considerate, right? They’re usually thought of as arrogant or high-browed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It shouldn’t be that way. You can be brilliant, creative, bursting with insight, and still be friendly, warm-hearted, and kind to others. I’d like to think I’m that way 🙂
Just because you’re nice…
doesn’t mean you’re stupid.