Sunday Wisdoms #6

Hello, this is Sunday Wisdoms! Every week for 52 weeks, I’ll share 5 ideas/quotes/passages from my commonplace book that resonated with me during the past week. Occasionally, there will be ideas from me too. Take what you can get. Your mileage may vary.

Check out the past issues of Sunday Wisdoms here.

This is Week 6 out of 52.


Cleo Wade, Heart Talk:

“Oftentimes when the world feels chaotic, we begin to feel as if it is somehow inappropriate to have joy. Have your joy. Joy is a form of radical self-care. Joy energizes us to take on even the most difficult circumstances. When we have joy, especially in the midst of challenging times, we are saying to the world “I will define the current state of the world around me instead of allowing it to define me.” Today, regardless of what is happening, empower yourself by embracing your joy.”


Written on Farnam street blog:

“We learn from our mistakes when we screw up and fail, we learn how not to handle things. We learn what not to do.”


Author C.S. Lewis:

“You cannot go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”


Angela Duckworth, Grit:

“Do not let temporary setbacks become permanent excuses.”


Author and artist Austin Kleon:

“Now, it might seem like a stretch, but I really think the best thing you can do as an artist or a creative person is pretend you’re Phil Connors in Groundhog Day: there’s no tomorrow, there’s no chance of success, there’s no chance of failure, there’s just the day, and what you can do with it.”


Till next week.

Always grateful,

Claire

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