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"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." ~ Maya Angelou

if you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way. • seamus heaney • R.I.P.

Annie Oakley . . . the one and only.

At TED2001, with profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.

Brene Brown: Vulnerable is not weak

“If I were to say, ''God, why me?'' about the bad things, then I should have said, ''God, why me?'' about the good things that happened in my life.” -- Arthur Ashe

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” Mother Teresa

Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!

Jacki Headley ( on left),creator of Woof & Poof, and friend to many. I miss her!

write clear and hard about what hurts - hemingway

♥ For all those who serve and protect ♥

The SCAR Project is a shockingly raw, yet strikingly beautiful, photo series that shows a side of breast cancer were not used to seeing: the reality. -Forbes spicefitness

Strong sentiment!

The Greatest Olympian ~ Michael Phelps