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Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

“Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.” 

― Yogi Berra

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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

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Photo by Lê Tân on Unsplash

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Ugh, Tuesday

My brain is just about broken. This quote from one of my favorite fun authors fits right in:

“2.5.03.02.005: Generally speaking, if you fiddle with something, it will break. Don’t.”

― Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

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I might have fiddled a little bit. Photo by Beth Rufener on Unsplash

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A long-time family friend always says goodbye by saying “Be good!” My father always answers the same way: “Have fun!”

You can see which side Samuel Clemens occupied.

“Be good + you will be lonesome. Mark Twain” British Library digitised image from page 10 of “Following the Equator. A journey around the world [With a portrait.]”

I at least try to split the difference.

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Today: Doing

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”

― Carl Gustav Jung

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“Never envy someone who is better than you. It will stop you from looking at how they do it.”

— Gianpiero Petriglieri

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Original Photo by Jim Tegman on Unsplash

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I sit beside the fire and think 
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring 
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet 
And voices at the door

― J.R.R. Tolkien

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Photo by Murilo Silva on Unsplash

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“The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like to be. And that sucks. But when you’re confronted with that fact, you can either crawl into a hole and quit, or you can get out there, take off your shoes, and Bilbo it up.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

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Photo by Amanda Swanepoel on Unsplash

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“Just because things hadn’t gone the way I had planned didn’t necessarily mean they had gone wrong.”

― Ann Patchett

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Photo by Daniel Angele on Unsplash

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“When we feel powerful, it leads us to act. When we feel powerless, we don’t act.”

Amy Cuddy

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Photo by John Fowler on Unsplash

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