Came across this Judy Garland quote:

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.

Do you wish you were like someone else? Does it spur you on to do better, or make you miserable and insecure?

http://www.rabiagale.com/2012/10/26/4515/

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here be dragons

Working hard on Rainbird at the moment, and I have dragons on the brain. Not the cute cuddly kind, nor the telepathic loyal-forever-and-ever sort.

No, these dragons are big and scary. Beware of them.

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.

~ J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

~ Unknown

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happy weekend

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sunday thought

A good reminder that love is a verb more than it is a noun:

Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.

~C. S. Lewis

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easter sunday

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.  And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”

So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Matthew 28:1-10

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a quote for good friday

Christianity alone has felt that God, to be wholly God, must have been a rebel as well as a king. Alone of all creeds, Christianity has added courage to the virtues of the Creator. For the only courage worth calling courage must necessarily mean that the soul passes a breaking point – and does not break.

~G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy