Tag: quote

The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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Success is where preparation and opportunity meet

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser Yesterday was an amazing day. I mean, truly amazing. Here’s the short version: We got in-principle commitment from a national TV network for a series of exclusive interview/feature spots for The

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Still round the corner there may wait

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkein Adventure? Excitement? Huh. A Jedi craves not these things. Well, perhaps not a Jedi, but certainly an Israel. I love adventure

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The 6 elements of life

“The 6 elements of life are to laugh, give, share, enjoy, care, and live a strong and full life.” – Indrani Smith I am regularly amazed by my daughter. Today’s IQ is entirely by her, and I couldn’t be prouder:

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The soul always knows what to do

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss You may have noticed an absence of IQs for the past two days. In a word? Overwhelm. I have been so utterly

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Make it count

“Make it count.” There’s a touch of truth in the statement most commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Turns out it was originally stated thus by Aristotle: “It is

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Words empty as the wind

“Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.” – Homer Empty was the keyword tonight as I sat down to create an IQ. I honestly was – and kinda still am – utterly empty. I have worked hard, played hard, fought

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Plan ahead

“Plan ahead.” Yep, it’s been done before. Yep, it’s a little cliché. But that doesn’t mean it has no value. I could have done better at this today. But there you go. So really, this is a reminder for me.

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Yesterday was the Best. Birthday. Ever. Starting with getting jumped on by my kids at 6am, we had pancakes/crepes for brekky while

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Today you are you!

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr Seuss Milestones are a beautiful thing. Today marks two significant ones: my 37th birthday, and the 600th IQ I’ve published! Amazing,

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Know what you stand for

“Know what you stand for.” Once upon a time, a photographer ordered a rush canvas for a dear friend and clients’ second wedding anniversary (cotton). The canvas, being shipped early, arrived early, and with much excitement, the photographer took up

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You must not lose faith in humanity

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi Today was such a mixed bag. Some successes. Some failures. Some

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Stand up to your obstacles

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” – Norman Vincent Peale Today is a significant day in the building of our bus. I am

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The cure for anything is salt water

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen This guy is a man after my own heart. I LOVE this quote. I had it sent to me recently by a friend (I can’t

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I told you that we could fly

“I told you That we could fly ‘Cause we all have wings But some of us don’t know why” – Michael Hutchence Taken from this song – and yet, an amazing thought in itself. We DO all have wings. I experienced

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R U OK?

“R U OK?” Today is R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is an initiative designed to start conversations, connect people, and prevent suicide. It’s all about asking that simplest of questions -“Are you OK?” – and being present and ready

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We never know the love of a parent

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher Never more is this true than when your children are sick. My daughter has recovered fully from what was a confirmed case of

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This is all you have.

“This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.” – Laura Schlessinger

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The quality of a father can be seen

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” – Reed Markham Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there :) I’m dedicating this

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