Wednesday Vignettes: Confidence

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“We either make ourselves miserable,

or we make ourselves strong.

The amount of work is the same.”

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Carlos Castaneda

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“I am only one, but I am one.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something.

And because I cannot do everything,

I will not refuse

to do the something that I can do.”

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Edward Everett Hale

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“I learned this, at least, by my experiment;

that if one advances confidently

in the direction of his dreams,

and endeavors to live the life

which he has imagined,

he will meet with a success

unexpected in common hours..”

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Henry David Thoreau

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“Human spirit is the ability to face

the uncertainty of the future

with curiosity and optimism.

It is the belief that problems can be solved,

differences resolved.

It is a type of confidence.

And it is fragile.

It can be blackened by fear, and superstition. ”

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Bernard Beckett

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017

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Magnolia liliiflora

Magnolia liliiflora

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“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
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Marty Rubin

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2 responses to “Wednesday Vignettes: Confidence

  1. Wonderful photos of wonderful plants, Christine! And such timely verse, too. Can’t wait for the Magnolias to open over here… We’re not even close yet.

    • Thank you . We are several weeks early here . .. and the cold air is blowing in ahead of a weekend freeze . But we are certainly enjoying the early beauty . Thank you for your kind words ☺

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