Sunday, January 16, 2011

Naturalist Training Words...

I started my naturalist training program today and for our first exercise we were asked to find an interesting piece of paper, maybe a card or an old map to use as a bookmark. We were then asked to write some thoughts on the bookmark to inspire ourselves as we began our journey of discovering the natural world. It only took me a minute of searching before I came upon a greeting card with the following words:

"Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you."
~ Christian D. Larson

Amazing I thought! Exactly the words I need to encourage me as I make my way along this path. Funny how the things I need in life somehow always find their way to me.

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