--I MEAN IT. YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
…Hey there, Friday. Look at you, all dressed up in gray, wearing a sleek rain slicker and galoshes, hair done up, with a smile as wide as the Montana sky.
You look great.
…Yesterday I wrote quite a bit on the new novel. Poor Gigi and Eve and Eddy, Carly and Ruby. All of these other kids sure have it rough.
…Today I’ll be in Woodinville for the second time in as many days. Having lunch with a friend.
…I’ve been thinking about you and hope you’re set for a wonderful weekend.
…Here are some things to ponder:
"Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it. That's the only way to get to the top." Emil Zatopek, Czech Middle Distance Runner
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss
"The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment." Pema Chodron
“The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of stories." - Muriel Rukeyser
"As the body needs physical exercise in order to remain in fit condition, man's spirit also requires the spiritual exercise derived when he confronts his problems and combats life's vicissitudes." William Sahakian
"The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it is, also, irretrievably broken. We call this period of research 'childhood'." Michael Chabon
"The aim of life is to life, and to live means to be aware, drunkenly, joyously, serenely, divinely aware." Henry Miller.