Epiphany: My Job

Kate was hanging on my leg today–not unusual for her.  I was overwhelmed by the minutiae mountain I needed to scale today–not unusual for me.  There were so many things I needed to get done.  I found myself plotting to figure out how I could possibly occupy Kate and Duncan long enough to do those things.  And then–

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Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson

What do you think?  Do you agree?

I’m posting this quotation to go along with the recent competition related posts.  I particularly like the last part about how by pursuing excellence ourselves we allow other people to be comfortable doing the same.  This quotation was used in the Akeelah and the Bee movie which is for obvious reasons a favorite around here.

100 Posts!

My blog just hit a milestone!  The spend it on fruits and vegetables post was number 100.  Happy 100 posts day to me, Happy 100 posts day to me.  Happy 100 po-ost day to-oo me, Happy 100 posts day to me.

To help celebrate, I’m asking every reader of this blog to browse through my archives.*  I’d love to hear which post you found most interesting/funny/worth reading/controversial/surprising etc.

*I’m using an awesome archives plug-in called Clean Archives Reloaded.  Click around the archive to see how it works.  I like how this archive shows the title of each post, not just the day it was published.

Spend it on fruits and vegetables!

Do you believe that evidence-based medicine is the best method for making medical decisions?

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine defines evidence-based medicine as “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions”

Give an honest yes or no answer to yourself, if you can, before reading below.

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A Bad Day–with plenty of grace thrown in

It was a bad day.  A day about as bad as you can get without anything meaningfully bad (death of loved ones, serious illness or accident, house burning down, loss of entire computer hard drive, etc.) happening.

A Chronology:

1. I leave my friend’s home in a rush.  I urgently need diapers and have to be home before Duncan’s preschool carpool arrives.  We drive directly to Target.  Upon arrival, I discover that my purse is missing.

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