Thursday, April 30, 2009

Words to Live By

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. Abraham Lincoln.

I felt that this quote by Mr Lincoln spoke volumes then and so it is today. We are living in difficult times - times like we have never seen before and hope to never see again. If we do not learn from this all will be for naught. We must rise up and do everything possible to improve our own lives and purpose. Mr. Lincoln says we must rise to the occasion and so it is we rise.

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Our lives can be likened to the tight bud as change is sometimes difficult. Change comes when the old doesn't work anymore. Sometimes it is painful but worth the risk. As the bud turns into a blossom so it is with us. It is newness.

May each one of you embrace the change and roll with it and as the bud opens up so do we.

Have a nice day to all of my blogger friends. Becca

1 comment:

EB said...

What an interesting post. I love the courage of it.