Thursday, July 15, 2010

And I quote....

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

-Nelson Mandela

"Strength isn't something that you have, it's something that you find"

- Emma Smith (at least it is in the Emma Smith movie)

Now these are quotable quotes. I can see people putting these quotes on vinyl and slapping them on their wall. I can imagine them cross stitched and lovingly framed in the entryway to a home, put on a plaque, embossed on a pillow...whatever. They inspire, they are memorable, and so on.

I hope to say something quotable one day. Something that people will remember and recite and feel inspired by.

Bob Harper (the trainer on my weight loss video) had a similar dream to me. The only difference though is that he has the authority and popularity to make his dream a reality. And the quote that he has printed and framed in size ten billion font? The quote that he shows at the beginning of his video to inspire and motivate?

Can you see it? It's "Are you ready? You bet you are!" - Bob . Really? Really? I mean it's not even really a statement, more of a question really.

I've felt inspired though and have, since seeing Bob's quote, made some plaques of my own around the house.

In the bathroom : "Are you ready to remember to flush the toilet? You bet you are!" -Mom

And the kitchen : "Are you ready to eat all your broccoli? You bet you are!" -Mother

The Family Room: "Are you ready to put away all your stinking tiny sharp toys so I don't step on them anymore? You bet you are!" -Mom

Thanks for the inspiration Bob!


Maretta and Danny said...

Kristi, I've just rediscovered your blog. I've stayed up way too late reading one post after another. You are hilarious! Danny is trying to get work done on his computer and I keep interrupting him to tell him hilarious stories from your blog. I love the boxes moving all over the country. Bentley playing on a princess computer with a crown and fairy wings. Gwen trying to finance the homeless. Leaving inspirational quotes around the house for your kids. Banning yourself from Facebook. Thinking the cruise ship "cost a fortune". Dressing your kids in matching clothes. Gwen forgiving you for cutting her hair. Bill looking like Mr. Noodle. Bentley taking little bites of the apple....on and on and on. I wish we had lived closer to each other...ever.

Jen and Beth said...

HAHA! Thanks for the laugh this morning as I read your blog. LOVE the quotes! They would inspire me for sure!

JoAnna said...

Okay. now THAT is funny. Not much I read makes me laugh out loud, but somehow you always do! This is darn funny!! PLEASE enter it somewhere!!

Aimee said...

Oh Kristi, you are so funny!