A Veteran’s Day Thank You

This Week’s Quote:
“We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.” – Barack Obama

Thank you to all Veterans and their families for your service and sacrifice.

Friday Favorites- Taking a break

This Week’s Quote:
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy 

Friday Favorites is taking a break through the summer, however, here’s a few quotes to tide you over until the fall:

From Abraham-Hicks

“You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.”

“What others are doing around you seems very important when you have not found your own steadiness. You want to say to them, “Don’t rock my boat! If you rock my boat, I can’t be steady.” But the truth of it is, you’re the only boat-rocker in your world. Only you can rock your boat.”

“Appreciation is the magic formula you’ve been seeking.”

Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” – Winston Churchill 

The Way of Openness: Moving Away From Comfort & Security. From Zen Habits. By Leo Babauta. Read more…

A Quick Five To Get Your Characters and You! Through Adversity. From Writers In the Storm. By Fae Rowen. Read more…

Writing is Hard. From Writer Unboxed. By Dave King. Read more…

The Paradox of the Flawless Record. By Seth Godin. Read more…

An Interview and Recipe from Yours Truly. From Rae’s Books and Recipes. Read more…

Breaking The Honor Code

Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast.” – William James 

Making Love Last: Is It a Fairy Tale? By Romance University. By Brenda Novak. Read more…

Be More Than A Milk Crate. From What It Takes. By Callie Oettinger. Read more…

Impossible Odds For Everyone. From Writer Unboxed. By Donald Maass. Read more…

Do You Have True Grit? If Not, 7 Ways to Get It.  By Kristen Lamb. Read more…

The Candy Diet. By Seth Godin. Read more…

Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“Fundamentally the marksman aims at himself.” – Zen in the Art of Archery 

How We Deal With Feeling Like A Fraud. From Write It Forward. By Bob Mayer. Read more…

Appealing To The Senses. From Writing Tips. By David Farland. Read more…

The Power of Negative Thinking. From What It Takes. By Shawn Coyne. Read more…

Don’t Tug On Capes, Share Them. By Seth Godin. Read more…