Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Am I ready?


"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle."

-- Phillips Brooks, 1835–1893

16 comments:

  1. I couldn't have caught your post at a more apropos moment...thanks...

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  2. don't be afraid willie...im right there behind u:)

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  3. What a great quote!
    It's hard, but do like the car in your drawing and turn the corner, go around the bend, get over the hump. You don't have to stop being afraid, just don't let that fear control you.

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  4. Great quote and image!

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  5. fear is a matter of perspective... don't lose it.

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  6. it is always scary to turn a corner and take another step to the unknown... but sometimes you have to do it for your own sake... and plus, you'll never know if it was a good idea or not if you don't!

    hmmm... this comment is more for me than anyone else!

    thanks for putting that thought in my head!

    hugs!!

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  7. it is always scary to turn a corner and take another step to the unknown... but sometimes you have to do it for your own sake... and plus, you'll never know if it was a good idea or not if you don't!

    hmmm... this comment is more for me than anyone else!

    thanks for putting that thought in my head!

    hugs!!

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  8. You know...I really needed to see this today. Thanks.

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  9. I love this drawing and I love the quote.
    I also love that greeen color!
    : )

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  10. Brilliant - the art and the quote! Thank you.

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  11. Yo Willie. Thank you for sharing this piece. Mike T. - "Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat" - Terence

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  12. Thanks for the reminder Willie! Great quote and wonderful illustration like always:)
    S

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  13. What a timely quote. I forwarded it to my man, who is about to start a new job that he's not sure he's up to. Thanks!~

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  14. very timely, indeed...my brother has less than a week left of a job he's been doing for over 12 years, and is about to open his own pastry shop; i'll forward on the quote. thanks!

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  15. Amen to that quote, Willie!!

    I try every day not to be afraid, to get out there and be accepting of all that life has to dish up for me.

    In the end, the fear itself of bad things or pain or rejection is much more paralyzing than the actual happenings themselves...

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  16. I pray for a Cincinnati Reds World Series Victory & a Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl Win. Now THAT would be a miracle... ;)

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie