this inspires me

"i have come to the frightening conclusion that i am the decisive element.
it is my personal approach that creates the climate.
it is my daily mood that makes the weather.
i possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.
i can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
i can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

in all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.

if we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
if we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."

- goethe


Amy said...


Lisa said...


THANKYOU....................................as always!

Love you,
Lisa R.

granny said...

Very thought provoking.

runningfan said...

THIS is why Satan works so hard on Mommies. If he gets you, he gets the whole family!

Leslie said...

I just read a fabulous book with this same basic theme. It's called "Anatomy of Peace" by The Arbinger Institute. I highly recommend it! (It's a very hope-inducing book.)