Friday, May 21, 2010
my guides to life.
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." -Marie Curie
“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” -Edward O. Wilson
"Never separate the life you live from the words you speak." -Paul Wellstone
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." -Nelson Henderson
"And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy." -Max Ehrmann
Happy weekend, all. I'll see you after I spend hours in lab, baking cakes with this one for a certain July event, catch up with this one, start outlining powerpoint slides for the class I'm teaching, eat caramel rolls here, watch and shake my head sadly as my young McCormick charges leave to do great things this summer, and spend a lot of time wandering around in the beautiful weather, wondering why I'm here and what I'm supposed to do in this life. Deep, eh? (maybe I'll get two of those caramel rolls to give me the glucose to come up with the answer to that problem....)