Category Archives: Monday Morning Wisdom

Monday Morning Wisdom #277

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Monday Morning Wisdom #277

I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. ~William Butler Yeats

Monday Morning Wisdom #276

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Monday Morning Wisdom #276

With God’s permission the enemy has sent poison and deadly dung among us, and so I will pray to God that he may be gracious and preserve us. Then I will fumigate to purify the air, give and take medicine, and avoid places and persons where I am not needed in order that I may not abuse myself and that through me others may not be infected and inflamed with the result that I become the cause of their death through my negligence. If God wishes to take me, he will be able to find me. At least I have done what he gave me to do and am responsible neither for my own death nor for the death of others. But if my neighbor needs me, I shall avoid neither person nor place but feel free to visit and help him.

~Martin Luther, in response to the bubonic plague endemic of 1527.

 

Monday Morning Wisdom #275

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Monday Morning Wisdom #275

May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts. May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, hunger, and war, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

“A Non-Traditional Blessing” by Sister Ruth Marlene Fox, OSB

Monday Morning Wisdom #274

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Monday Morning Wisdom #274

Let us each Labor day, hold a congress and formulate propositions for the amelioration of the people. Send them to your Representatives with your earnest, intelligent indorsement [sic], and the laws will be changed. ~ Lawrence McGann, Chairman of the House Labor Committee, in 1894

Monday Morning Wisdom #273

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Monday Morning Wisdom #273

Happiness is about understanding that the gift of life should be honored every day by offering your gifts to the world. ~Mike Maples Jr. in Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Monday Morning Wisdom #272

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Monday Morning Wisdom #272

MMWIf you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.

You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got. ~Steven Pressfield in The War of Art

Monday Morning Wisdom #271

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Monday Morning Wisdom #271

The purpose of a blog post is to entertain, inform, inspire or educate. ~Bryan Collins

Monday Morning Wisdom #270

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Monday Morning Wisdom #270

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~William Feather

Monday Morning Wisdom #269

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Monday Morning Wisdom #269

MMWStart by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Francis of Assisi

Monday Morning Wisdom # 268

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Monday Morning Wisdom # 268

Ego is about who’s right. Truth is about what’s right. ~Mike Maples Jr. in Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss