todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that my Mom continues to hang in there, although she rarely seems to recognize me anymore
for problems and the challenges they bring forth to make life interesting
for solutions to those problems
that my low self-esteem issues have been at the forefront lately, forcing me to confront them
that I thought I grew up in a very normal home as a child;
I suppose I did compared to many others
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
-- Pope John XXIII
"The fear is worse than the pain."
-- Shannon Bahr
"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."
-- Helen Keller
"Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death."
-- Betty Bender