J. K. Rowling on failure . . .

So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

— J. K. Rowling on her rocky early career and life

Monday Morning Inspiration . . .

Something to think about . . .

We ourselves must be full of life if we are going to make life fuller for others. 

— David Sawyer

Everyday . . .
May every day of your life bring you fresh hopes for tomorrow – because hope gives all of us our reason for trying.

May each new day bring a feeling of excitement, joy,and a wonderful sense of expectation. Expect the best, and you’ll get it.

May you find peace in simple things, because those are the ones that will always be there.

May you remember the good times and forget the sorrow and pain, for the good times will remind you of how special your life has been.

May you always feel secure and loved, and know you are the best.

May you experience all the good things in life – the happiness of realizing your dreams, the joy of feeling worthwhile, and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve succeeded.

May you find warmth in others, expressions of love and kindness, smiles that encourage you, and friends who are loyal and honest.

May you realize the importance of patience and accept others for what they are. With understanding and love, you’ll find the good in every heart.

May you have faith in others and the ability to be vulnerable. Open your heart and really share the miracle of love and intimacy.

— Author Unknown

Consider this . . .
Dear Reader, may you live a happy and meaningful life.