We are about to part for the summer, so I wanted to give you some positive thoughts you can glance at now and then, just to remind you of who you are in Christ and there are people who love and care for you–even on your worst day!

As women, we have a special place in this world because we are the ones who “hear” what cannot be said, and “see” the hurt that is not shown on the face.  Our hearts are tuned in and turned toward others…not just our family, but our friends and co-workers.  Don’t take that for granted.  Use the gift of caring to benefit those around you.  That, indeed, will make you special to everyone, and you will have that “feel good” feeling inside, too!

YOUR ASSIGNMENT FOR SUMMER:  When you have time, glance at this post and see if any of these quotes ring true to what may have happened in your life.  You might even think about sharing which ones meant something to you when WOW starts up again.  That would be such fun!!!!

Here goes, dear friends:

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  Marcel Proust

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”  M. Scott Peck

“Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What!  You too?  I thought i was the only one.” C.S. Lewis

“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.”  Leo Buscaglia

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”  Norman Cousins

“Who, being loved, is poor?”  Oscar Wilde

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”  John Barrymore

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”  Sir Winston Churchill

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”  Mother Theresa

“You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.”  Eric Hoffer

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”  Oprah Winfrey

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”  Guillaume Apollinaire

“What makes us special is not our body, but the signature of God on our lives.  We’re his works of art, created in his image.  Significant, not because of what we do, but because of whose we are!”  Max Lucado

by Cindy Best