How are you doing? It feels like I’ve put in a lot of effort lately without much to show. Just spinning my wheels with nothing tangible to hold in my hands. Today I talked with my college friend, who always cheers me, despite her dealing with a horrible cold.

So, as Barb did for me, I want these encouraging words to make you feel better. Today’s messages all come from women. Let the ladies reassure us, now and always.

I wholeheartedly ascribe to their calls for more enthusiasm, risk-taking, and imagination.

Colette, French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. 1873 – 1954
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. — Colette

Erica Jong, American novelist and poet. 1942 –
motivational quotes

And the trouble is if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong

Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer. 1924 – 2014
inspirational quote
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall

Thanks for stopping by,

Ann Marie

A sampling of more Pause and Revitalize posts, which I try to post on Wednesdays. They get me through the mid-week hurdles.

William James quote
Pause and Revitalize #26
Yo-Yo Ma quote
Pause and Revitalize #24
Encouraging Words
Pause and Revitalize #20
Langston Hughes quote
Pause and Revitalize #14

2 Comments on Pause and Revitalize #27: Let the Ladies Reassure

  1. Johanna Ellen
    February 7, 2017 at 1:36 am (2 years ago)

    Excellent quotes! I especially love the Colette quote… and that dog makes it all the better!

    Have a blessed week!

    Reply
    • irisabbey
      February 7, 2017 at 3:07 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Johanna — That dog makes me smile.

      Reply

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