Thursday, November 25, 2010


Jing Jing resting on the floor - “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”

A mother of a vivacious five-year-old just returned from a meeting of
the National Organization for Women. Stirred by exciting dreams for
the possibilities of womanhood, she asked her daughter what she wanted
to be when she grew up. Little Lisa quickly answered, "A nurse."

There was a time when nursing was thought of as a woman's profession
and the answer somehow seemed not to satisfy. She had, after all, just
returned from a NOW conference.

"You can be anything you want to be," she reminded her daughter. "You
can be a lawyer, a surgeon, a banker, president of the country - you
can be anything."

"Anything?" Lisa asked.

"Anything!" her mother smiled.

"I know," Lisa said. "I want to be a horse!"

Lisa's dream may need some refinement, but there is plenty of time for
that. When do we quit dreaming about the future? When do we resign
ourselves to simply replaying dreams from the past?

Maybe her dream needs to mature a bit, but would you rather have the
optimism of a five-year-old girl who wants to be a horse, or the
pessimism of an adult who says in despair, "I can't be anything at

Teddy Roosevelt said, "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on
the ground." I believe that is the way to make those dreams come true.
It begins with looking up and dreaming something beautiful.

From Lifesupport.

Lifesigns Life Quotes

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