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Quote of the Day: On Impossibility

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Nothing is Impossible

The word itself says

“I’m possible

Audrey Hepburn

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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My friend recently sent me this quote. I looked it up on-line and found that one of my favorite movie actresses said it. I really like Audrey Hepburn.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favorite movies.  The part at the end of the movie, where she loses her cat and then finds him always makes me cry, so I posted it above.

The quote has nothing to do with the movie, I don’t think, but it’s very inspirational and it’s nice to know who said it.

Speaking of the impossible, also reminds me of another movie: Cinderella. Here’s my favorite version with Brandy and Whitney Houston (what talents). I wish they had this version on Netflix but I couldn’t find it. Here’s the youtube version:

Sometimes, adults need fairy tale inspiration. In fact, I really needed to listen to this this week.

We can do it people! Let’s make our dreams and wishes possible!

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Bestselling Author Shares 3 Tips for Building Your Blog Audience


What an awesome read! If you are new to blogging, like me, advice is always appreciated. Here’s a good start! Happy Blogging!

The Blog

After moving from New York City to Chicago and getting married, Rachel Bertsche realized that her new life was missing one crucially important thing: a local best friend. So she decided to go on one friend date every week for a year, and she documented her quest on a blog at

But before Rachel even started the blog, the 27-year-old writer put together a book proposal based on her search for a local BFF, and successfully pitched it to agents, and then editors. She says, “After I sold the proposal, I decided to start a blog so that I could have a place to document my journey and some of the research I was finding. I also wanted to start building a community and to engage with readers.”

It’s now been over two years since Rachel first launched So did she accomplish her blogging goals?…

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Success Depends on You….

Do It Anyway

by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

Asking For Forgiveness

 If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

English: Four hands holding.

 If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

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 If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

Friendship, Göteborg, Sweden

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What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

Artists for Humanity. Artist in painting studio

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If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

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The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

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Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

English: Mother and child.

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In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

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Note: It is thought that this poem is based on a poem by the same name by Dr. Kent Keith.

The first time I saw Mother Teresa‘s poem “Do It Anyway”  I was visiting an office at my school. I can’t remember why I was there, who I was visiting, or what I was there for. The one thing I do remember is the poem on the wall. It was in a frame parallel to the desk.

I remember thinking that this is such a beautiful and aspiring message. I wish more people would read it and take it to heart.

I see so many times people being influenced negatively by other people. They quickly lose interest in things that will be beneficial to them because they dislike the people involved. Of course, things are nicer when you are popular and everyone loves you but that’s not why you should do anything in life.

You should do things because you are passionate about them and because they are the right things to do. Remember it doesn’t matter what anyone says. In the end they will come around. But first, you have to believe in yourself and the power you have to be the “change you wish to make in the world”.

I believe that no matter what your faith, this poem is an awesome mantra for living well and succeeding.


Argument in Favor of Dating an Intelligent Women…..

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I think I’m in love. My friend posted this on facebook today and I think it’s genius. First off, how many poems or any anything are out there promoting intelligent and well-read women? Hardly none that I can think of. Secondly, I love the way the poem is crafted and the beautiful language it uses. I felt inspired after reading it. So inspired in fact that I tried to look up more about it on google and found that it was inspired by another poem on another blog which makes the same point in a different way and is from a man’s point of view. That poem is here: “You Should Date An Illiterate Girl”

So, you see, writers can get inspired by other writers to create something great. Perfect your craft by seeing what others are doing and building on that. You can do it. But before you do….read this:

A Girl You Should Date

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

– Rosemarie Urquico –

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