Exceptional EA

Humanity

A thought for your day, with my good wishes to all and thinking of the thoughtful mum who approached me on the dance floor at a conference last month …

Each day holds a surprise.

But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us.

Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise,

whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy.

It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can

welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.

– Henri Nouwen

Impressions

A thought for your day, with my good wishes to all …

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something,

and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

– Dalai Lama

Strengths

A thought for your day, with my good wishes to all …

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems,

as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses,

as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive,

then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.

– Barbara Bush

Happy

A thought for your day, with my good wishes to all …

Happiness is not a goal;

it is a by-product.

– Eleanor Roosevelt